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  • Sound Effectsby Robert L. Mott

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

    [This work includes discussions of the history of sound effects, the different types of sound effects, creating sound effects from scratch, recording sounds in the studio and field, the advantages of live sounds over tape, knowing why and when to use sound effects, the difference between radio, TV and film sounds, Foleying and the Foley stage, and... more...

  • The Thingby Jez Conolly

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the 1980s 'Body Horror' cycle of films, experiencing a wholesale and detailed reappraisal that has secured its place in the pantheon of modern cinematic horror.... more...

  • Beyond the Looking Glassby Ana Salzberg

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    As living subjects rather than static icons, studio-era Hollywood actresses actively negotiated a balance between their public personas, film roles, and corporeal presence. The contemporary audience's engagement with the experience of these actresses unsettles the traditional model of narcissistic identification, which divides the off-screen spectator... more...

  • Invasions USAby Michael Bliss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    Of the twenty or so science fiction films produced in America during the 1950s, there is a fascinating subset of nine films that do more than portray an invasion. These films use the invasions as metaphors for assaults against the integrity of various things, such as the self, marriage, and notions involving the supremacy of the human race. more...

  • Mapping Smallvilleby Cory Barker; Chris Ryan; Myc Wiatrowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    One of the first full-length academic projects on the television series Smallville, this collection of new essays explains why the WB/CW series is important to understanding contemporary popular culture. The essays are presented in four sections covering broad categories: Clark Kent's metamorphosis to Superman and the influence of his parents and... more...

  • E-learning with Camtasia Studioby David B. Demyan

    Packt Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    If you want to educate people using video learning techniques, this book is for you. Whether you are a teacher, a designer, or corporate learning staff and intend to deliver knowledge through videos, the exercises will benefit you, teaching the indispensable skills to produce and deliver effective educational content. No previous knowledge of Camtasia... more...

  • The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceoverby James Alburger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the ideal resource for anyone wanting to maximize their... more...

  • The Odd Couple on Stage and Screenby Bob Leszczak

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

    Inspired by the real life post-divorce experiences of television comedy writer Danny Simon, The Odd Couple has touched multiple generations of fans. Playwright Neil Simon embellished his brother Danny's pseudo-sitcom situation and created an oil-and-water twosome with memorable characters showcasing the foibles of mankind. The original Broadway... more...

  • Calling Dr. Strangeloveby George Case

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is one of the most celebrated and significant films ever made. This book traces the movie's origins as a thriller novel through its evolution into a devastating black comedy, to its ultimate reception as an undisputed cinema classic. A wealth of fresh detail... more...

  • Screening Minors in Latin American Cinemaby Carolina Rocha; Georgia Seminet; Jack A. Draper III; Sophie Dufays; Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir; Amanda Holmes; Alejandra Josiowicz; Juli A. Kroll; Walescka Pino-Ojeda; Rachel Randall; Traci Roberts-Camps; Carolina Rocha; Georgia Seminet; Laura Senio Blair; Sarah Thomas

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema is the first book to examine how Latin American filmmakers represent the subjectivity of children and adolescents in an adult medium. The chapters analyze children?s developing agency in diverse social contexts across Latin America. more...