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  • Bühnentechnikby Bruno Grösel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    In vielen Ländern ist der Nachweis einer bühnenspezifischen Ausbildung vorgeschrieben, da auf Grund der vielen maschinell betriebenen Einrichtungen Aspekte der Sicherheit besondere Beachtung finden müssen. Das Verständnis von Normen für Herstellung, Bedienung, Wartung und Prüfung bühnentechnischer Einrichtungen ist nur auf Basis einer... more...

  • Film Programmingby Peter Bosma

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This book explores artistic choices in the field of cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals, and film archives, setting the various issues of film curating in their international context. The availability of artistic and commercial film has increased overwhelmingly as a result of the digitization of the infrastructure of distribution... more...

  • Hollywood's Second Sexby Aubrey Malone

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    "Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of German Theaterby William Grange

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 119.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater?s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinemaby Nicholas G. Schlegel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book explores how a group of films produced, distributed and exhibited under the crumbling dictatorship of Francisco Franco reflected the political, social and cultural conditions in Spain between 1968 and 1977. This work canonizes these films in relation to their historical genesis, aesthetic characteristics and their social reception. ... more...

  • American Dreamerby Sr. Robert Halmi; Isabella Rossellini; Patrick Stewart

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    This autobiography of one of history?s most revered television producers, the recently deceased Robert Halmi, traces a dreamer's path from Nazi resistance to America, where he became a photographer for Life and Sports Illustrated before earning over 400 Emmy nominations for his movies and miniseries. His story features a Who?s Who of Hollywood.... more...

  • You Look Like That Girlby Lisa Jakub

    Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    <div>At the age of twenty-two, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: she was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than forty movies and TV shows to her name, she had been in blockbusters like<em>Mrs. Doubtfire</em>and<em>Independence Day</em>, she walked the red carpet and lived in the house she bought... more...

  • Peter O'Tooleby Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince

    Blood Moon Productions 2015; US$ 24.99

    ?God put me on this earth to raise hell!? Thus spoke the charismatic Irish actor, Peter O?Toole, who shot to international stardom in 1962 for his Oscar-nominated performance in David Lean?s Lawrence of Arabia. In that four-hour epic, he played the heroic but flamboyantly doomed T.E. Lawrence (?Lawrence of Arabia?). After such a worldwide success,... more...

  • Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Dayby Richard Lindsay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In spite of restrictive Hollywood censorship regulations, filmmakers throughout history have pushed the boundaries of sex and violence when making religious films. In this unrivaled text, author and educator Richard Lindsay analyzes the relationship between bible-based epics and "camp"?films with overwrought acting, casts of thousands, and exotic... more...

  • Black Hollywood: From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Moviesby Kimberly Fain

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Moving through cinematic history decade by decade since 1910, this important volume explores the appropriation, exploitation, and agency of black performers in Hollywood by looking at the black actors, directors, and producers who have shaped the image of African American males in film. To determine how these archetypes differentiate African American... more...