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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...

  • Cowboy Metaphysicsby Peter A. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 43.99

    Peter French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that dominate our ethical theories, alternatives that also attack the views of the most prominent ethicists of the past three centuries. more...

  • The Cinema of Raśl Ruizby Michael Goddard

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Raśl 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...

  • Journalism Ethics Goes to the Moviesby Howard Good; Berrin A. Beasley; Sandra L. Borden; Robert Brown; John Carvalho; Michael Dillon; Matthew C. Ehrlich; Joseph C. Harry; Lee Anne Peck; Bill Reader; Joe Saltzman; S Holly Stocking

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 27.99

    Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authors?some of the nation's leading journalism scholars?investigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark... more...

  • Fernsehserienrezeptionby Annekatrin Bock

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Fernsehserien ? jeder kennt sie, jeder hat eine Erinnerung an sie, ein Gefühl oder einen Gedanken, den er damit verbindet. Annekatrin Bock wendet sich dem Gegenstand der US-amerikanischen Prime-Time-Serie zu und fragt danach, welche Faktoren sich darauf auswirken, dass eine Serie von Serienzuschauern im deutschen Rezeptionskontext rezipiert wird.... 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$ 11.65

    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... 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...

  • Documentary Superstarsby Marsha McCreadie

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment. When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinemaby Lisa Odham Stokes

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 129.99

    Despite the industry being shutdown by two world wars, having its martial arts films dismissively labeled as 'chopsocky,' and operating on shoestring budgets, the films of Hong Kong have been praised and imitated all over the world. From its beginning in 1909 with the silent short Stealing the Roast Duck to the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon... more...