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  • Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970sby Gene Scott Freese

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is a biographical A to Z guide to several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks,... more...

  • Women in Game of Thronesby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Game of Thrones, one of the hottest series on television, leaves hundreds of critics divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes--widow queens, warrior women, damsels in distress, career women, priestesses, crones, mothers and maidens. However, the problematic... more...

  • Female Masochism in Filmby Ruth McPhee

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Responses to heterosexual female masochism have ranged from neglect in theories that focus predominantly or only upon masochistic sexuality within male subjects, to condemnation from feminists who regard it as an inverted expression of patriarchal control rather than a legitimate form of female desire. It has commonly been understood as a passive form... more...

  • Jeffrey Hunterby Paul Green

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jeffrey Hunter is best remembered today for his roles as half-breed Martin Pawley in John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), as Jesus Christ in Nicholas Ray's King of Kings (1961) and as Christopher Pike, the first captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek pilot. This work chronicles Hunter's entire film and... more...

  • Renegade Hero or Faux Rogueby Ashley M. Donnelly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book explores the presence of the anti-hero in mainstream dramatic serial television. It offers critical examinations of Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire. What purpose might such unusual protagonists serve in today's culture and what do their tales tell about U.S. political and economic issues from 2008... more...

  • Jurassic Park and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud; Jessica Watkins

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it?s true that ôLife will find a way,? should we view any modified or newly reconstituted... more...

  • Food in Filmby Jane Ferry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Landscape and Memory in Post-Fascist Italian Filmby Giuliana Minghelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This study argues that neorealism?s visual genius is inseparable from its almost invisible relation to the Fascist past: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. While largely a silent narrative, neorealism?s complex visual processing of two decades of Fascism remains the greatest cultural production in the service of memorialization and comprehension... more...

  • Shooting 007by Alec Mills; Sir Roger Moore

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    In Shooting 007, beloved camerman and director of photography Alec Mills, a veteran of seven James Bond movies, tells the inside story of his twenty years of filming cinema's most famous secret agent. Among many humorous and touching anecdotes, Mills reveals how he became an integral part of the Bond family as a young camera operator on 1963's On... more...

  • Movies as Historyby Marie L. Aquila

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

    Popular movies can enhance the study of history. A dominant form of entertainment during the mid-20th century, they can serve as nontraditional primary sources and offer remarkable opportunities to observe attitudes about social concerns, gender or racial issues, politics, and historical events that were current when the movies were made. This book... more...