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  • Disaster Moviesby Stephen Keane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno , Independence Day , Titanic , and The Day After Tomorrow . He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this... more...

  • Leaving Las Vegasby Mike Figgis

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 7.28

    Ben Sanderson is an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Cutting all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance... more...

  • Projecting Politicsby Elizabeth Haas; Terry Christensen; Peter J. Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    The new edition of this influential work updates and expands the scope of the original, including more sustained analyses of individual films, from The Birth of a Nation to The Wolf of Wall Street . An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between American politics and popular films of all kinds?including comedy, science fiction, melodrama,... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to American History on Filmby Peter C. Rollins

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much... more...

  • Rat Pack Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Crown/Archetype 1999; US$ 15.95

    For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank Sinatra brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas. January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant... more...

  • The Power Presenterby Jerry Weissman

    Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.99

    Learn the successful presentation techniques used in over 500 IPO road shows and featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company . Jerry Weissman is the presentations coach to Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and many of America's top executives, including founding Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, Intuit founder Scott Cook, Netflix founder and CEO Reed... more...

  • George Burnsby Lawrence J. Epstein

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Having entered the world in 1896 as a poverty-stricken child named Nathan Birnbaum, George Burns rose from New York's Lower East Side to the uppermost heights of celebrity in the entertainment industry. His storied romance with Gracie Allen led to their success in vaudeville, films, radio and television as one of the greatest comedy teams in history.... more...

  • Writing the Breakout Novelby Donald Maass

    F+W Media 2002; US$ 16.99

    Take your fiction to the next level! Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel - one that... more...

  • Cinematherapy for the Soulby Nancy Peske; Beverly West

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the... more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother?s obsession with all... more...