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  • Matthew McConaughey - The Biographyby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Matthew McConaughey is a Hollywood star with an Oscar to his name and the world at his feet. Growing up in Texas, the youngest of three boys, he was known for his good looks and charm. His acting career began quietly with TV commercials, B movies and lowbudget independent films, which included the much respected coming of age drama Dazed and Confused.... more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque--as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story... more...

  • Starting Your Career in Voice-Oversby Talon Beeson

    Allworth Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    Voice-over acting is no longer all about having that “announcer-y? boom or classic fireside radio voice. More and more casting directors are looking for regular, “conversational? voices to represent a product in a commercial or to play the animated moose in a new Hollywood flick, but the competition is fiercer now than ever before. In a business that... more...

  • Tribal Televisionby Dustin Tahmahkera

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms more...

  • Today I Willby Jerry Spinelli; Eileen Spinelli

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief quote from children?s literature, write a paragraph of lively advice inspired by that quote, and end with a ?Today I will . . .? promise. The... more...

  • Unexpected Alliancesby Young-a Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Since 1999, South Korean films have dominated roughly 40 to 60 percent of the Korean domestic box-office, matching or even surpassing Hollywood films in popularity. Why is this, and how did it come about? In Unexpected Alliances , Young-a Park seeks to answer these questions by exploring the cultural and institutional roots of the Korean film industry's... more...

  • Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopicby Márta Minier; Maddalena Pennacchia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity and authenticity that accompany this genre. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary icons, royals and other famous individuals,... more...

  • Writing and Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... more...

  • The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahaniby Laleen Jayamanne

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani examines the major works of leading Indian film director Kumar Shahani and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Laleen Jayamanne approaches Shahani's oeuvre conceptually, as films that reveal cinema's synesthetic capabilities. As the author illustrates,... more...

  • Parallel Linesby Guy Westwell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Parallel Lines describes how post-9/11 cinema, from Spike Lee?s 25th Hour (2002) to Kathryn Bigelow?s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), relates to different, and competing, versions of US national identity in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The book combines readings of individual films (World Trade Center, United 93, Fahrenheit 9/11,... more...