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  • Bio-picsby Ellen Cheshire

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures offers a series of case studies which throw light on this most unique of genres. Is the bio-pic a genre in its own right? Or are such films merely footnotes in other more traditional genres such as the western or costume drama, depending on the historical figure under scrutiny. Unlike other genre forms bio-pics seemingly... more...

  • My Ox Is Broken!by Adam-Troy Castro; Billy Gaghan; Carissa Gaghan

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Amazing Race is a reality show like no other and it has the best set around. Bestselling novelist, Adam-Troy Castro, explores The Amazing Race in My Ox is Broken! one of the first books ever published about one of the best reality television programs around. From Thailand to Greenland, this show has consistently gone where no other show... more...

  • DEFA after East Germanyby Brigitta B. Wagner

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Paints a complex portrait of East German film art and representation through examining eighteen key DEFA films following the fall of the Berlin Wall. 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 Assembled Partiesby Richard Greenberg

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 14.95

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

  • Art and Politics in Have Gun--Will Travelby Kathleen L. Spencer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    From 1955 to 1964, American television was awash in adult Westerns, accounting for as much as one quarter of all prime-time programming. During its six seasons (1957-1963), Have Gun-Will Travel was recognized as one of the best shows on television--politically the most liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the most sophisticated, largely due... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...