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  • Pulp Fiction to Film Noirby William Hare

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    During the Great Depression, pulp fiction writers created a new, distinctly American detective story, one that stressed the development of fascinating, often bizarre characters rather than the twists and turns of clever plots. This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that French cinema intellectuals following... more...

  • Film Studiesby Ed Sikov

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the... more...

  • Art Models 7by Maureen Johnson; Douglas Johnson

    Live Model Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Artists in search of figures in intense action?flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching?will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic... more...

  • The Magic of Bollywoodby Anjali Gera Roy

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00

    Few would deny that the most significant weapon in India’s cultural and artistic armory is its avowedly commercial cinema, now known as Bollywood. This anthology aims to portray the “soft” power of Bollywood, which makes it a unique and powerful disseminator of Indian culture and values abroad. The essays in the book examine Bollywood’s... more...

  • Candy Barrby Ted Schwarz

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Candy Barr was a notorious burlesque dancer, commanding as much as $2,000 a week in 1950s Vegas. But growing up as Juanita, her troubled story began when her sister sold her virginity for a dollar. She ran away, only to be enslaved into prostitution in a Dallas ritual known as the capture. Her life included high profile lovers and friends, jail... more...

  • The Decroux Sourcebookby Thomas Leabhart; Franc Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    The Decroux Sourcebook is the first point of reference for any student of the ?hidden master? of twentieth century theatre. This book collates a wealth of key material on Etienne Decroux, including: an English translation of Patrice Pezin?s ?Imaginary Interview?, in which Decroux discusses mime?s place in the theatre. previously unpublished... more...

  • Step up and Danceby Thalia Kalipsakis

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 13.63

    Dancing means everything to Saph until an unexpected valentine turns everything upside down. more...

  • Australian Horror Films, 1973-2010by Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    This pioneering work provides in-depth coverage of 76 horror films produced in Australia, where serial killers, carnivorous animals, mutants, zombies, vampires and evil spirits all receive the "antipodean" cinematic treatment unique to the Land Down Under. Titles covered were released between 1973 and 2010, a period coinciding with the revival... more...

  • Brutal Visionby Karl Schoonover

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. Brutal Vision challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist films—including such classics as Rome, Open City; Paisan; Shoeshine; and Bicycle Thieves —should be understood less as national products... more...

  • The Great Debateby Rachel Caine

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 2.99

    From A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Series : Completely Unauthorized: Rachel Caine explores, in the form of a debate between teen bloggers and a pair of academics, the "appropriateness" of the attraction young women feel for Edward Cullen. more...