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  • Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralistby J. Douglas Rabb; J. Michael Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote before the influence of the modern moral philosophers, while Whedon is writing in the postmodern period. It is argued that Whedon's work is more in harmony with the early modern... more...

  • Film Worldsby Daniel Yacavone

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds? that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental and analytic traditions, as well as classical and contemporary film theory, it weaves together multiple strands of thought and analysis to provide... more...

  • "It's the Pictures That Got Small"by Anthony Slide

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,? collaborating on such classics as The Lost... more...

  • The Assembled Partiesby Richard Greenberg

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    A funny, heartwarming play about the way time changes those we love. more...

  • Maya Derenby Sarah Keller

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp, she is best known for her seminal film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), a dream-like experiment with time and symbol, looped narrative... more...

  • Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film: Reel Educationby Daniel P. Liston; Ian Renga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of education. Timely and engaging, this book fills a gap for scholarly and informed public commentary on the portrayal... more...

  • Cecil B. DeMilleby Cecilia de Mille Presley; Mark A. Vieira; Martin Scorsese; Brett Ratner

    Running Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred... more...

  • The Philosophy of War Filmsby David LaRocca

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films , David... more...

  • The Writersby Miranda J. Banks

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Screenwriters are storytellers and dream builders. They forge new worlds and beings, bringing them to life through storylines and idiosyncratic details. Yet up until now, no one has told the story of these creative and indispensable artists.  The Writers  is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film,... more...

  • The Author's Craftby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 5.99

    The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel , How to Live on 24 Hours a Day , The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and screen. The Author's Craft , contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts... more...