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  • Austen Tayshusby Ross Fitzgerald; Rick Murphy

    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 Australia’s edgiest comedian; a man rightly regarded as the nation’s most dangerous and subversive performer. Austen Tayshus is the creation of Sandy Gutman, a shy, intelligent,... more...

  • Die Dramatisierung von Innenwelten im Filmby Felicitas Pommerening

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 32.86

    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...

  • Pulp Fiction to Film Noirby William Hare

    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...

  • Film Studiesby Ed Sikov

    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...

  • Art Models 7by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    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...

  • The Magic of Bollywoodby Anjali Gera Roy

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00

    Few would deny that the most significant weapon in India’s 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 Bollywood’s... more...

  • Brutal Visionby Karl Schoonover

    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...

  • Candy Barrby Ted Schwarz

    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...

  • The Decroux Sourcebookby Thomas Leabhart; Franc Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    The Decroux Sourcebook is the first point of reference for any student of the ?hidden master? of twentieth century theatre. This book collates a wealth of key material on Etienne Decroux, including: an English translation of Patrice Pezin?s ?Imaginary Interview?, in which Decroux discusses mime?s place in the theatre. previously unpublished... more...

  • Step up and Danceby Thalia Kalipsakis

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 13.63

    Dancing means everything to Saph until an unexpected valentine turns everything upside down. more...