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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
The 1950s era of science fiction film effectively ended when space flight became a reality with the first manned orbit of Earth in 1962. As the genre's wildly speculative depictions of science and technology gave way to more reality-based representations, relations between male and female characters reflected the changing political and social climates... more...
- 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...
- transcript 2015; US$ 47.70
Was haben Charlotte Roches Romane mit Elfriede Jelineks Werk oder mit Hermann Nitschs Orgien-Mysterien-Theater gemeinsam? Können Finanzkrisenromane gesellschaftspolitisch etwas leisten, was ein Film wie »Wall Street« nicht kann? Was hat die Filmheldin Lara Croft gegen Kleists Bühnen-Penthesilea und gegen ihre amazonischen Schwestern im Roman aufzubieten?... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99
The first English language book about Studio Ghibli, now updated to include The Wind Rises The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are among the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash.... more...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
There are two ages in the history of television: before HBO and after HBO. Before the launch of Home Box Office in 1972, the industry had changed little since the birth of broadcast network television in the late 1940s. The arrival of the premium cable channel began a revolution in the business and programming of TV. For the generation that has grown... more...
- 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...
- 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...