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- Open Court 2013; US$ 19.99
I?m getting something,? says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them? Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.00
In Black Caps and Red Feathers the reader is taken into Creature?s subconscious on the garbage heap where he is tenant, and where he recounts his multitudinous and gruesome experiences in Traourou?s underground prisons. Ancestral Earth, set within a traditional African background, indicts Akeumbin, the king and custodian of the earth of Allehtendurih,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00
The hand-puppet play starring the characters Punch and Judy was introduced from England and became extremely popular in the U.S. in the 1800s. This book contains the record of what the author has learned about almost 350 American Punch players. And it explores the significance of the 19th-century American show as a reflection of the attitudes and conditions... more...
- Counterpoint 2013; US$ 24.99
We watch what is moving fast from a platform that is also moving fast,? writes Geoffrey O?Brien in the beginning of Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows . This collectiongathering the best of a decade?s worth of writing on film by one of our most bracing and imaginative criticsranges freely over the past, present, and future of the movies, from the primal... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 24.99
Cinema?s most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilificationoften vitriolicfor epitomising... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95
American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to documentary film via institutions such as the MIT Film Section and the Film Study Center, the Carpenter... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...