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  • Contemporary Romanian Cinemaby Dominique Nasta

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Over the last decade, audiences worldwide have become familiar with highly acclaimed films from the Romanian New Wave such as 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), and 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006). However, the hundred or so years of Romanian cinema leading to these accomplishments have been largely overlooked.... more...

  • The Cinema of Raúl Ruizby Michael Goddard

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging... more...

  • Carte Blancheby Jessica Pitchford

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 11.99

    Carte Blanche burst onto the scene in 1988 as a genre never before seen on South African television: a trail-blazer, a blend of sociological awareness, sophistication and audacity. When pay channel M-Net came up with this different and daring weekly eye-opener that pushed the envelope, it brought promise of freedom and creativity and ended a period... more...

  • Voices of Stanleyby Jo Bath

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    An oral history of Durham more...

  • An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    An Actor's GuideYour First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicitybut it?s also packed with real-world advice from... more...

  • Mintby Clare Lizzimore

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    A sharp and detailed portrayal of a man struggling to keep his head above water. Over 10 years of imprisonment Alan's life has been measured out in weekly visits from his family; slices of the normal life he's left behind. Everything will be so much better once he's finally out and back home for good. Won't it? Clare Lizzimore's debut play Mint... more...

  • From Underground to Independentby Paul G. Pickowicz; Yingjin Zhang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 39.99

    This groundbreaking book presents a critical introduction to the cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Chinese cinema. Exploring the complex and shifting world of Chinese underground and independent film, leading Western and Chinese scholars trace the changing dynamics of Chinese film culture since the early 1990s as it moves away from... more...

  • Tribal Warfareby Christopher J. Wright

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 39.99

    Tribal Warfare thoroughly investigates a central element of the hit reality television show Survivor that the existing literature on reality television has overlooked: class politics. Christopher J. Wright combines textual analysis and survey research to demonstrate that Survivor operates and resonates as a political allegory. more...

  • Based on a True Storyby Donald F. Stevens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 38.99

    Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. An introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies sets the stage for a set of essays that explores the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's... more...

  • Krieg und Militär im Film des 20. Jahrhundertsby Bernhard Chiari; Matthias Rogg; Wolfgang Schmidt

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 58.95

    Kaum ein anderes Medium hat die Erinnerung und Wahrnehmung von organisierter Gewalt und Krieg im 20. Jahrhundert mehr geformt als der Film. In international vergleichender Perspektive beleuchtet dieses Buch das Spannungsverhältnis von Film als einem Medium der Unterhaltung und politischer Meinungsbildung. Zur Sprache kommen neben methodischen... more...