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  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment, merchandizing, politics, and even religion? A cultural touchstone and cinematic classic, Star Wars has a cosmic appeal that no other movie... more...

  • Andre Bazin's New Mediaby André Bazin; Dudley Andrew

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    André Bazin?s writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including television, 3D film, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reviews and essays addressing these new technologies?their artistic potential,... more...

  • Euro Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Covering territory from  Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral , a guide to the edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and television The invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TV?and not just the Scandinavian variety?has opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and... more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Screenwriting for Neuroticsby Scott Winfield Sublett

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and... more...

  • War on the Silver Screenby Glen Jeansonne; David Luhrssen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95

    Americans have been almost constantly at war since 1917. In addition to two world wars, the United States has fought proxy wars, propaganda wars, and a "war on terror," among others. But even with the constant presence of war in American life, much of what Americans remember about those conflicts comes from Hollywood depictions. In War on... more...

  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Centuryby Ruoyun Bai; Geng Song

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and... more...

  • Seize the Dayby Mike Read

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    A fascinating romp through the life of a broadcasting legend, Mike Read?s autobiography offers an exciting insight into his three decades in showbiz. From ventures in radio, television and music, to tales of sport, romance and the royals, Mike writes with candour and humour in equal measure, including tangential stories of famous friends, near-death... more...

  • Eco-Trauma Cinemaby Anil Narine

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film?s complex role in representing ecological traumas. Eco-trauma cinema represents the harm we, as humans, inflict upon our natural surroundings, or the... more...

  • Crafting Short Screenplays That Connectby Claudia H Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fourth Edition stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This groundbreaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your screenwriting skills, increasing your ability to write richer,... more...