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  • Die Evolution des James Bondby Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier; Werner Greve

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 27.61

    »James Bond« ist seit mehr als 60 Jahren als literarische und seit mehr als 50 Jahren als Filmfigur beispiellos populär. Wissenschaftler verschiedener Disziplinen und Generationen gehen den Gründen dafür nach. Die einzigartige Erfolgsgeschichte von James Bond war nur möglich, weil diese Figur permanente Anpassung an soziale und politische Trends mit... more...

  • A Companion to Jean-Luc Godardby Tom Conley; T. Jefferson Kline

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This compendium of original essays offers invaluable insights into the life and works of one of the most important and influential directors in the history of cinema, exploring his major films, philosophy, politics, and connections to other critics and directors. Presents a compendium of original essays offering invaluable insights into the life... more...

  • Contemporary Cinema of Africa and the Diasporaby Anjali Prabhu

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    Analyzing art house films from the African continent and the African diaspora, this book showcases a new generation of auteurs with African origins from political, aesthetic, and spectatorship perspectives. • Focuses on art house cinema and discusses commercial African cinema • Enlarges our understanding of African film to include thematic... more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque more...

  • Roy Hugginsby Paul Green

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Producer-writer Roy Huggins is best known for creating the TV series, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Run For Your Life and The Rockford Files (with Stephen J. Cannell). This biography details his personal and professional life, aided by exclusive interviews with family, producers, actors and writers who worked with Huggins. The author was... more...

  • The Colorblind Screenby Sarah E. Turner; Sarah Nilsen

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a "colorblind" racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race,... more...

  • Women in the Films of John Fordby David Meuel

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

    While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. Boldly challenging... more...

  • Pedestrianismby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America?s most popular spectator sport wasn?t baseball, boxing, or horseracing?it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest?500 miles,... more...

  • Cable Guysby Amanda D. Lotz

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMC’s Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBO’s Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging... more...

  • Science Fiction TVby J. P. Telotte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte discusses science fiction?s cultural progressiveness and... more...