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  • Hitchhikers Guideby Mike Simpson

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    Don't panic! Everything you need to know about cult author Douglas Adams and his most famous creation, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is in here. From its unlikely start as a BBC radio serial in 1978, Hitchhiker's Guide developed into five bestselling novels, a BAFTA-winning television series, spoken word LPs that made the pop charts, dozens... more...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood?s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans? identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...

  • Hong Kong Screenscapesby Esther M. K. Cheung; Gina Marchetti; See-Kam Tan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00

    Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...

  • Cinema Todayby Elena Oumano

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In Cinema Today, Elena Oumano has ingeniously crafted a conversation from her personal and individual interviews with a distinguished group of international cinema legends. She follows a lively symposium-in-print format, with the filmmakers' words and thoughts grouped together under various key cinema topics. Collectively these artists reflect... more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...

  • Glamour in a Golden Ageby Adrienne L. McLean; Christine Becker; James Castonguay; Corey Creekmur; Mary Desjardins; Alexander Doty; Lucy Fischer; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Ina Rae Hark; Adam Knee; Allen Larson; David Lugowski; Susan Ohmer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper- Glamour in a Golden Age presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s... more...

  • The End Of Cinema As We Know Itby Jon Lewis

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.10

    Almost half a century ago, Jean-Luc Godard famously remarked, "I await the end of cinema with optimism." Lots of us have been waiting for and wondering about this prophecy ever since. The way films are made and exhibited has changed significantly. Films, some of which are not exactly "films" anymore, can now be projected in a wide variety of ways... more...

  • Yours Truly, Hugh Downsby Hugh Downs

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father?s wayward attempt to automate their entire family home (down to the plumbing), a boyhood attempt to manufacture alcohol (until his Grandmother wrecked... more...

  • Zum Ende der Komödieby Stephan Kraft

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 36.25

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Philosophie der Komödie: von Aristoteles bis Roberto Benigni. Trotz ihrer 2.000 Jahre alten Tradition liegt bisher noch keine Theoriegeschichte der Komödie vor. Stephan Kraft konzentriert sich in seiner Studie auf ein zentrales Element, das in der Theoriegeschichte der Komödie omnipräsent ist: das Happyend. Mal ist es als Voraussetzung... more...

  • Acting for Americaby Robert Eberwein; Robert Eberwein; Aaron Baker; Rebecca Bell-Metereau; William Brown; Michael DeAngelis; Krin Gabbard; Chris Holmlund; Adam Knee; Christina Lane; Linda Mizejewski; James Morrison; Jerry Mosher

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Acting for America focuses on the way film icons have engaged in and defined some major issues of cultural and social concern to America during the 1980s. Scholars employing a variety of useful approaches explore how these movie stars' films speak to an increased audience awareness of advances in feminism, new ideas about masculinity, and the... more...