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  • 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...

  • The Spark of Fearby Brian N. Duchaney

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

    The horror genre is continually being reinvented as societal fears evolve. As technology has developed and become ubiquitous in modern life, horror films have effectively played upon our increasing reliance on technology as a source of anxiety. Focusing on advancements from the advent of electricity to the Internet, this book explores how technology--ostensibly... more...

  • The Poverty of Televisionby Jonathan Corpus Ong

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    Based on an ethnographic study of television and audiences in class-divided Philippines, this is the first book to take a bottom-up approach in considering how people respond to images and narratives of suffering and poverty on television. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of African American Cinemaby S. Torriano Berry; Venise T. Berry

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 119.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema. more...

  • Deutschsein (wieder-)herstellenby Maja Figge

    transcript 2015; US$ 35.16

    Was konnte nach dem Ende des Nationalsozialismus deutsch sein? Wie antwortete die frühe Bundesrepublik auf die 'Krise der Männlichkeit' - und welchen Anteil hatte Weißsein daran? Wie überlagerten sich die postnationalsozialistische und die postkoloniale Situation? Maja Figge zeigt: In den fünfziger Jahren war das bundesdeutsche Kino nicht einfach restaurativ... more...

  • Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Filmby Carol J. Clover; Carol J. Clover

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally... more...

  • How to Really Stink at Golfby Jeff Foxworthy; Brian Hartt

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    As a longtime golfer, Jeff Foxworthy has learned something important about the grand auld game: It?s not who has the highest score, it?s who has the least fun playing it. And now, in his hilarious primer How to Really Stink at Golf, Foxworthy shares his invaluable tips for a lifetime of horrible drives and putts. ? Get into the right frame of mind... 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...

  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...