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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99
This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features. The plays covered in this volume will include the... more...
- Bluffer's Guides 2014; US$ 3.99
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of stand-up comedy. Never again confuse a nail with a bomb, a flop sweat with a cotton mouth, or a tag line with a zinger. Bask in the admiration of your fellow comedy aficionados as you pronounce confidently on the comparative merits of the greatest performers in the history... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 29.00
Bollywood movies have long been known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But these exciting and often amusing films rarely reflect the reality of life on the Indian subcontinent. Exploring the nature of mainstream Hindi cinema, the strikingly illustrated Bollywood?s India... more...
- Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2008; US$ 17.18
Der Goldene Bär für den Film ?Tropa de Elite? (The Elite Squad) auf der Berlinale 2008 zeigte, was sich bereits seit Jahren abzeichnet: Brasilien ist eine der thematisch und ästhetisch außergewöhnlichsten Kinokulturen. Nach einem Einbruch der Produktion erlebte das brasilianische Kino in den 1990ern eine Wiederkehr, die als ?Cinema da Retomada?, als... more...
- Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00
This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films like A Kind of Loving and The Entertainer collectively and include them in broader debates about class, gender, and ideology, this book presents a new and innovative look at this... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00
Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. Brutal Vision challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist films—including such classics as Rome, Open City; Paisan; Shoeshine; and Bicycle Thieves —should be understood less as national products... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Buddhism Goes to the Movies: Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice explains the basics of Buddhist philosophy and practice through a number of dramatic films from around the world. This book introduces readers in a dynamic way to the major traditions of Buddhism: the Therav?da, and various interrelated Mah?y?na divisions including Zen, Pure... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 45.99
Building a New China in Cinema introduces English readers for the first time to one of the most exciting left-wing cinema traditions in the world. This unique book explores the history, ideology, and aesthetics of China's left-wing cinema movement, a quixotic film culture that was as political as commercial, as militant as sensationalist. Drawing on... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
From Almanac of Fall (1984) to The Turin Horse (2011), renowned Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr has followed the collapse of the communist promise. The ?time after? is the time when we are less interested in histories and their successes or failures than we are in the delicate fabric of time from which they are carved. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
Candy Barr was a notorious burlesque dancer, commanding as much as $2,000 a week in 1950s Vegas. But growing up as Juanita, her troubled story began when her sister sold her virginity for a dollar. She ran away, only to be enslaved into prostitution in a Dallas ritual known as the capture. Her life included high profile lovers and friends, jail... more...