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  • The Smoking Gunby Doug Richardson

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    What do you know, really? Sure. Having enough talent to act, direct, or write a screenplay is one set of skills. But navigating both the main streets and back alleys of Hollywood cannot be done with GPS. Ride shotgun with screenwriting and producing veteran Doug Richardson as he skillfully - yet so amusingly - lives, dies, survives, and thrives in... more...

  • American Film Historyby Cynthia Lucia; Roy Grundmann; Art Simon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95

    From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry—from... more...

  • An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas; Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich... more...

  • Marxism and Film Activismby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In  Theses on Feuerbach , Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering... more...

  • Engaging the Pastby Alison Landsberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics. Viewers experience these representations... more...

  • The Middle Ages on Televisionby Meriem Pagès; Karolyn Kinane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    The 21st century has seen a resurgence of popular interest in the Middle Ages. Television in particular has presented a wide and diverse array of "medieval" offerings. Yet there exists little scholarship on television medievalism. This collection fills the gap with 10 new essays focusing on the depiction of the Middle Ages in popular culture... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • African Appropriationsby Matthias Krings

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters,... more...

  • Dancing with Hollywoodby Lindsay Shelton

    Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...

  • Getting Out Aliveby Roger Mosey

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    Delinquent presenters, controversial executive pay-offs, the Jimmy Savile scandal… The BBC is one of the most successful broadcasters in the world, but its programme triumphs are often accompanied by management crises and high-profile resignations. One of the most respected figures in the broadcasting industry, Roger Mosey has taken senior roles at... more...