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  • 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...

  • The Great Debateby Rachel Caine

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 2.99

    From A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series : Completely Unauthorized: Rachel Caine explores, in the form of a debate between teen bloggers and a pair of academics, the "appropriateness" of the attraction young women feel for Edward Cullen. more...

  • Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywoodby Ron Backer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 different series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and some lesser... more...

  • The Wider Worlds of Jim Hensonby Jennifer C. Garlen; Anissa M. Graham

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Jim Henson was the creative force behind a huge catalog of television series, films, specials, and other productions, even excepting the Muppets. This collection of essays delves into the rest of Henson's body of work, including projects developed during his lifetime and those that represent his legacy. Covered here are Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal,... more...

  • Dienstleistungserlebnisse als Erfolgsfaktor in Kino- und Unterhaltungscenternby Elisabeth Laas

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 35.82

    Elisabeth Laas rückt die empirische Analyse des Servicecape aus Konsumentensicht in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Arbeit und versucht herauszufinden, welchen Variablen des Servicecape eine Erlebniswirkung in der Kino- und Unterhaltungsbranche beigemessen werden kann. Es eröffnen sich Möglichkeiten konkreter praktischer Schlussfolgerungen und Ableitungen für... more...

  • Patterns of Bias in Hollywood Moviesby John Cones

    Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95

    This work grew out of the observed frustration of film industry critics who have pointed out examples of bias and stereotyping in specific Hollywood movies over the years only to be rebuffed by the simplistic studio arguments that such films reflect the real world and that moviegoers vote with their pocket books. It can be shown that there is a consistent... more...

  • Movie Monsters in Scaleby Mark C. Glassy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book showcases stunningly realistic and wonderfully posed models and dioramas depicting various characters and scenes from science fiction and horror cinema. The models and dioramas are presented in chronological order starting with the silent films from 1910 to 1927, then the classic films from the 1930s and 1940s, including Universal Studios'... more...

  • The Cinema of Steven Soderberghby Andrew deWaard; R. Colin Tait

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed nearly thirty films, including political provocations, digital experiments, esoteric documentaries, global blockbusters,... more...

  • Filmwissenschaftliche Genreanalyseby Markus Kuhn; Irina Scheidgen; Nicola Valeska Weber

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 26.59

    Genre theory is among the fundamental approaches to the historical and systematic understanding of motion pictures. This introductory volume provides an overview of the use of genre analysis in film studies and about the main motion-picture genres. For each of the genres presented, the book includes an exemplary film analysis. It also... more...

  • Das ökonomische Dilemma der Medienproduktionby Regina Schnellmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 26.85

    In medienökonomischen Lehrbüchern findet sich gelegentlich der Verweis auf die Kostenkrankheit der Kulturproduktion. Sehr viel weiter als bis zum Befund, dass diese Kostenkrankheit auch für Medien gilt, reicht es aus medienökonomischer Perspektive nur selten. Regina Schnellmann untersucht das von Baumol und Bowen 1966 beschriebene ?Ökonomische Dilemma... more...