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  • Aftershocksby P. Brown

    Currency Press 1993; US$ 17.99

    A moving documentary play drawn from the traumatic recollections of members of the Newcastle Workers' Club, which was destroyed in the 1989 earthquake. more...

  • The Music Documentaryby Benjamin Halligan; Robert Edgar; Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    The Music Documentary offers a wide-range of approaches, across key moments in the history of popular music, in order to define and interrogate this prominent genre of film-making. The writers in this volume argue persuasively that the music documentary must be considered as an essential cultural artefact in documenting stars and icons, and musicians... more...

  • The Eyes Have Itby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    The Eyes Have It explores those rarified screen moments when viewers are confronted by sights that seem at once impossible and present, artificial and stimulating, illusory and definitive. Murray Pomerance takes readers on an illuminating filmic journey through a vast array of cinematic moments, technical methods, and laborious collaborations from... more...

  • Soap Operas im Englischunterrichtby Sandra Kerst

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 13.32

    Kommunikative Kompetenz, Schülerorientierung, Medienkompetenz und Lebensweltbezug sind Schlüsselbegriffe, denen auch im fortgeführten Fremdsprachenunterricht der Sekundarstufe I eine bedeutende Rolle beigemessen wird. Sandra Kerst untersucht, inwiefern mit dem neuen Instrument einer für Schule und Unterricht modifizierten Soap Opera ? der ELT -Soap... more...

  • Medien und Emotionenby Wolfgang Höfer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 22.20

    Emotionale Medieninhalte und deren Alltagsrelevanz sind gerade in unserem Medienzeitalter von großer Bedeutung. Wolfgang Höfer klärt einige wesentliche Fragen: Welche Emotionen suchen junge Menschen im Medienangebot und welche Bedeutung haben diese Emotionen im Lebenskontext der RezipientInnen? Der Autor zeigt, dass sich relevante Alltagsprobleme... more...

  • The Cinema of Michael Mannby Jonathan Rayner

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Michael Mann is one of the most important American filmmakers of the past forty years. His films exhibit the existential concerns of art cinema, articulated through a conspicuous and recognizable visual style and yet integrated within classical Hollywood narrative and genre frameworks. Since his beginnings as a screenwriter in the 1970s, Mann has... more...

  • Fernsehserienrezeptionby Annekatrin Bock

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 23.97

    Fernsehserien ? jeder kennt sie, jeder hat eine Erinnerung an sie, ein Gefühl oder einen Gedanken, den er damit verbindet. Annekatrin Bock wendet sich dem Gegenstand der US-amerikanischen Prime-Time-Serie zu und fragt danach, welche Faktoren sich darauf auswirken, dass eine Serie von Serienzuschauern im deutschen Rezeptionskontext rezipiert wird.... more...

  • A Guide to Screenwriting Successby Stephen V. Duncan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 49.99

    A Guide to Screenwriting Success provides a comprehensive overview of writing?and rewriting?a screenplay. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end?from character development to story templates. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinemaby Lisa Odham Stokes

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 129.99

    Despite the industry being shutdown by two world wars, having its martial arts films dismissively labeled as 'chopsocky,' and operating on shoestring budgets, the films of Hong Kong have been praised and imitated all over the world. From its beginning in 1909 with the silent short Stealing the Roast Duck to the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon... more...

  • The Films of Robert Wiseby Richard C. Keenan

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 49.99

    The Films of Robert Wise examines the nearly 40 features that represent the director's career. From Curse of the Cat People in 1944 to A Storm in Summer in 2001, Keenan offers a reappraisal of Wise's films so that the true quality of his work can be better appreciated. Drawing on more than 30 hours of interviews with Wise?as well as additional... more...