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- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95
A rare, never-before-seen collection of Bruce Lee's private letters and writing! Bruce Lee was an intense man with such sheer concentration of energy that no one who encountered him, on screen or in person, could help but be drawn to him and his enthusiasm for life and knowledge. A voracious and engaged reader, Lee wrote extensively, synthesizing... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95
Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself as described in his own notes and writings. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio “dream factories? structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in mind, which in turn influenced the form, content, and business of the films that were made and the impressions of the people who... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 28.00
Lili St. Cyr was, in the words of legendary reporter Mike Wallace, the “highest paid stripteaser in America.? Wallace was so fascinated by Lili that out of all the presidents and celebrities he interviewed over a long career, towards the end of his life, she was the one he remained fixated on. Her beauty had that kind of effect. Lili St. Cyr, the... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95
At the turn of the past century, the main function of a newspaper was to offer ?menus? by which readers could make sense of modern life and imagine how to order their daily lives. Among those menus in the mid-1910s were several that mediated the interests of movie manufacturers, distributors, exhibitors, and the rapidly expanding audience of fans.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95
The chapters in Acting provide a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of film acting, from its inception in 1895 when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers, wild-west stars, and athletes captured in motion to the present when audiences marvel at the seamless blend of human actors with CGI. In six original essays, the contributors... more...
- Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95
This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 24.00
No longer a niche or cult identity, fandom now colors our notions of an expansive generational construct?the millennial generation. Like fans, millennials are frequently cast as active participants in media culture, spectators who expect opportunities to intervene, control, and create. At the same time, long-standing fears about fans? cultural unruliness... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
Created around the world and available only on the Web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through crowd-funding, they are filmed with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through word of... more...