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  • The Great Debateby Rachel Caine

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 0.99

    From A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series : Completely Unauthorized: Rachel Caine explores, in the form of a debate between teen bloggers and a pair of academics, the "appropriateness" of the attraction young women feel for Edward Cullen. more...

  • Step up and Danceby Thalia Kalipsakis

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 13.63

    Dancing means everything to Saph until an unexpected valentine turns everything upside down. more...

  • Australian Horror Films, 1973-2010by Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    This pioneering work provides in-depth coverage of 76 horror films produced in Australia, where serial killers, carnivorous animals, mutants, zombies, vampires and evil spirits all receive the "antipodean" cinematic treatment unique to the Land Down Under. Titles covered were released between 1973 and 2010, a period coinciding with the revival... more...

  • Enormous Boobsby Richard Benson

    Summersdale 2013; US$ 8.99

    From hapless headlines to lost in translation, the funniest blunders ever in print Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. The ladies of the Merry Oldsters enjoyed a swap social on Friday evening. Everybody brought along something they no longer needed. Many ladies... more...

  • Brutal Visionby Karl Schoonover

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. Brutal Vision challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist films—including such classics as Rome, Open City; Paisan; Shoeshine; and Bicycle Thieves —should be understood less as national products... more...

  • Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywoodby Ron Backer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 different series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and some lesser... more...

  • Comedy FAQs and Answersby Dave Schwensen

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no—nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand—up—Ray Romano, George Carlin, Christopher Titus, Weird Al Yankovic, Margaret... more...

  • The British New Waveby B. F. Taylor

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films like A Kind of Loving and The Entertainer collectively and include them in broader debates about class, gender, and ideology, this book presents a new and innovative look at this... more...

  • Hollywood romantic comedyby Kathrina Glitre

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This work explores the changing representation of the couple in romantic comedy, focusing on the key themes of marriage, equality and desire. It considers the three cycles of production: screwball comedy in the thirties; career woman comedy in the forties; and sex comedy in the fifties. This work analyses shifting discourses around heterosexuality,... more...

  • Daniel Calparsoroby Ann Davies

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Daniel Calparsoro, a director who has provided a crucial contribution to the contemporary scene in Spanish and Basque cinema, has provoked strong reactions from the critics. Reductively dismissed as a purveyor of crude violence by those critics lamenting a 'lost golden age' of Spanish filmmaking, Calparsoro’s films reveal in fact a more... more...