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  • Medien und Emotionenby Wolfgang Höfer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 49.85

    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...

  • Fernsehserienrezeptionby Annekatrin Bock

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 25.39

    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...

  • The Memoirs of Alice Guy Blachéby Roberta and Simone Blaché

    Scarecrow Press 1996; US$ 47.00

    Alice Guy BlachZ was not only the world's first female director, who made more than 650 films in France and the United States, but in 1896, she became the first of either sex to direct a fictional film. Complementing the memoir are reprints of contemporary articles on Alice Guy BlachZ from the American trade press, a reminiscence by her daughter, and... more...

  • Cowboy Metaphysicsby Peter A. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 41.00

    Peter French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that dominate our ethical theories, alternatives that also attack the views of the most prominent ethicists of the past three centuries. more...

  • A Guide to Screenwriting Successby Stephen V. Duncan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 48.00

    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$ 126.00

    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$ 47.00

    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...

  • Contemporary Romanian Cinemaby Dominique Nasta

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Over the last decade, audiences worldwide have become familiar with highly acclaimed films from the Romanian New Wave such as 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), and 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006). However, the hundred or so years of Romanian cinema leading to these accomplishments have been largely overlooked.... more...

  • The Cinema of Raúl Ruizby Michael Goddard

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging... more...

  • An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    An Actor's GuideYour First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicitybut it’s also packed with real-world advice from... more...