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  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...

  • Intimacy in Cinemaby David Roche; Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Though intimacy has been a wide concern in the humanities, it has received little critical attention in film studies. This collection of essays investigates both the potential intimacy of cinema as a medium and the possibility of a cinema of intimacy where it is least expected. As a notion defined by binaries--inside and outside, surface and depth,... more...

  • Robert Downey Jr. from Brat to Iconby Erin E. MacDonald

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

    Robert Downey Jr. may be best known as Iron Man, but his career as an actor stretches back to the 1970s and features several Oscar-quality roles. He has worked with a wide range of innovative directors from Oliver Stone and Robert Altman to Richard Linklater and Shane Black, and has played punk kids, detectives, journalists and even a serial killer.... more...

  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 22by David S. Thompson; Jane Barnette; Dean Adams; John Patrick Bray; Tony Gunn; Boone J. Hopkins; Jae Kyoung Kim; Jacek Mikolajczyk; George Pate; Erin Scheibe; David S. Thompson; Jeff Turner; Christine Woodworth

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    That theatre is a business remains a truth often ignored by theatre insiders and consumers of the performing arts alike. The essays in Theatre Symposium, Volume 22 explore theatre as a commercial enterprise both historically and as a continuing part of the creation, production, and presentation of contemporary live performance. The eleven contributors... more...

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)by George Beahm

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED! The Big Bang Theory CBS?s surprise hit sitcom was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn?t surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular... more...

  • Black British Theatre Pioneersby Rodreguez King-Dorset

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    A Jamaican-born stage director, teacher and writer Yvonne Brewster stands among the most prominent British artists of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage. A member of the Order of the British Empire, she co-founded Talawa, Britain's foremost black-led theatre company, as well as The Barn, Jamaica's first professional theatre company. This volume... more...

  • Renegade at Heartby Lorenzo Lamas; Jeff Lenburg

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    Meet the real Lorenzo Lamas. Lorenzo Lamas has played many roles over the course of his roller coaster career. Star of two major television shows, five-time husband, and reality show star, Lamas has been tabloid fodder for decades. Fans can easily believe they have seen every side of Lamas. But the truth is far more interesting-and surprising. Son... more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...

  • It Happened on Broadwayby Myrna Katz Frommer; Harvey Frommer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans?including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld?deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes. more...

  • Film, Theory and Philosophyby Felicity Colman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics... more...