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- Hale & Iremonger 2011; US$ 23.99
Powerfully written by controversial author-broadcaster Ross Fitzgerald and comedy writer Rick Murphy, Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace is a no holds-barred biography of Australias edgiest comedian; a man rightly regarded as the nations most dangerous and subversive performer. Austen Tayshus is the creation of Sandy Gutman, a shy, intelligent,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 95.00
During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 33.84
Das Buch beantwortet, woher ein Zuschauer wissen kann, wie sich eine Figur im Film fühlt, was sie denkt und was in ihrem Innersten vorgeht. Dabei wird zunächst beschrieben, welche Mechanismen wirken, wenn wir in unserem Alltag Menschen einschätzen, ihre Mimik interpretieren oder Empathie empfinden. Wirken im Film die selben Mechanismen? Welche Rolle... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
During the Great Depression, pulp fiction writers created a new, distinctly American detective story, one that stressed the development of fascinating, often bizarre characters rather than the twists and turns of clever plots. This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that French cinema intellectuals following... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99
Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the... more...
- Live Model Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Artists in search of figures in intense action?flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching?will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic... more...
- SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00
Few would deny that the most significant weapon in Indias cultural and artistic armory is its avowedly commercial cinema, now known as Bollywood. This anthology aims to portray the soft power of Bollywood, which makes it a unique and powerful disseminator of Indian culture and values abroad. The essays in the book examine Bollywoods... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
Candy Barr was a notorious burlesque dancer, commanding as much as $2,000 a week in 1950s Vegas. But growing up as Juanita, her troubled story began when her sister sold her virginity for a dollar. She ran away, only to be enslaved into prostitution in a Dallas ritual known as the capture. Her life included high profile lovers and friends, jail... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 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...