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  • Joss Whedonby Amy Pascale; Nathan Fillion

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer , which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers , which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his penchant for telling meaningful, personal tales about love, death, and redemption even against the most... more...

  • A Sense of Communityby Ann-Gee Lee

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Television's Community follows the shenanigans of a diverse group of traditional and nontraditional community college students: Jeff Winger, a former lawyer; Britta Perry, a feminist; Abed Nadir, a pop culture enthusiast; Shirley Bennett, a mother; Troy Barnes, a former jock; Annie Edison, a naive overachiever; and Pierce Hawthorne, an old-fashioned... more...

  • Sound Effectsby Robert L. Mott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    [This work includes discussions of the history of sound effects, the different types of sound effects, creating sound effects from scratch, recording sounds in the studio and field, the advantages of live sounds over tape, knowing why and when to use sound effects, the difference between radio, TV and film sounds, Foleying and the Foley stage, and... more...

  • Motherhouseby David Fennario

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 17.95

    "When a final analysis is made of twentieth-century Canadian theater, the most significant political playwright will undoubtedly be David Fennario."? Canadian Book Review This powerful drama gives a voice to the disillusioned working-class women employed at the British Munitions Factory in Verdun, Quebec, during World War I. Despite tension over... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performanceby Dassia N. Posner; Claudia Orenstein; John Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance?offers a wide ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently reevaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This?book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement... more...

  • Shooting 007by Alec Mills; Sir Roger Moore

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    In Shooting 007, beloved camerman and director of photography Alec Mills, a veteran of seven James Bond movies, tells the inside story of his twenty years of filming cinema's most famous secret agent. Among many humorous and touching anecdotes, Mills reveals how he became an integral part of the Bond family as a young camera operator on 1963's On... more...

  • Movies as Historyby Marie L. Aquila

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Popular movies can enhance the study of history. A dominant form of entertainment during the mid-20th century, they can serve as nontraditional primary sources and offer remarkable opportunities to observe attitudes about social concerns, gender or racial issues, politics, and historical events that were current when the movies were made. This book... more...

  • Nationalism and the Cinema in Franceby Hugo Frey

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    It is often taken for granted that French cinema is intimately connected to the nation?s sense of identity and self-confidence. But what do we really know about that relationship? What are the nuances, insider codes, and hidden history of the alignment between cinema and nationalism? Hugo Frey suggests that the concepts of the ?political myth? and... more...

  • Railway Travel in Modern Theatreby Kyle Gillette

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Railway travel has definitely influenced modern theatre's sense of space and time. Early in the 20th century, breakthroughs--ranging from F.T. Marinetti's futurist manifestos to epic theatre's first use of the treadmill--explored the mechanical rhythms and perceptual effects of railway travel to investigate history, technology, and motion.... more...

  • Fascism in Filmby Marcia Landy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    Through her study of the narrative themes and strategies of Italian commercial sound films of the fascist era, Marcia Landy shows that cultural life under fascism was not monopolized by official propaganda. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...