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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99
This book combines recent developments in cognitive film theory, genre studies, and adaptation theory to isolate the ways in which the Coens encourage spectators to participate in the ongoing construction of their movies. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99
A short lived series created by Joss Whedon, Firefly nonetheless developed such a loyal following that Whedon was compelled to write and direct a big screen sequel in 2005. The show continues to generate a life of its own in books and comic books. This collection of twelve essays focuses on a number of themes including colonialism, race, gender,... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
Through intensive fieldwork lasting over eighteen months, this book demonstrates that the stand-up comedy venue is a dynamic space where social actors contest and reproduce dominant understandings of race, class, and gender in ways that transcend the joke-work performed on stage. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99
Losing Your Head looks at the subject of beheading in art as a trope of the destruction of the mind. It focuses on new psychoanalytic tools that aid in understanding how a mind is born and grows, as well as what art can teach psychoanalysts about their work. more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95
Film Analysis: A Casebook offers an accessibleintroduction to film analysis through close readings of 25historically significant films from around the world. Features a geographically diverse selection of films anddirectors, with representation from 20 different countries Covers many of the central films treated in today?scinema courses, and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00
Vince Gilligan's Breaking Bad has emerged as the embodiment of the recent renaissance in television-making. The visionary scope and complexity of the series demand rigorous critical analysis. This collection of new essays focuses on a variety of themes in Breaking Bad. Walter White is discussed as father, psychopath and scientist and as an example... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
One of the most original shows in the history of television, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a beloved cult hit built on the back of another cult phenomenon: the bad movie. The show's premise involved a man and some robots watching cheesy movies and cracking jokes. Over its 197 episodes, MST3K developed a passionate fan base that took it from a... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99
Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented. more...