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  • The Perfect Stage Crewby John Kaluta

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Here is an indispensable, nuts-and-bolts guide to putting on a stunning, low-budget show in less than 40 days! The Perfect Stage Crew explains the pitfalls to avoid and provides solutions to the most common as well as most complex stage performance problems. Readers without Broadway-size budgets and resources will learn the low-cost, low-tech approaches... more...

  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Acting (But Were Afraid To Ask, Dear)by West End Producer

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 16.03

    West End Producer is the anonymous Twitter sensation whose hilarious and unfailingly accurate barbs satirising and celebrating the theatre industry have won him a devoted following. His identity is the subject of feverish speculation in the media, fuelled by his regular appearances at West End opening nights in costume, wig and latex mask. He... more...

  • Marxism and Film Activismby Ewa Mazierska; Lars Kristensen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In  Theses on Feuerbach , Marx writes, "The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it." This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering... more...

  • Engaging the Pastby Alison Landsberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics. Viewers experience these representations... more...

  • Cop Showsby Roger Sabin; Ronald Wilson; Linda Speidel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    From cops who are paragons of virtue, to cops who are as bad as the bad guys...from surly loners, to upbeat partners...from detectives who pursue painstaking investigation, to loose cannons who just want to kick down the door, the heroes and anti-heroes of TV police dramas are part of who we are. They enter our living rooms and tell us tall tales about... more...

  • The Wire in the College Classroomby Karen Dillon; Naomi Crummey

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

    The Wire's provocative subject matter, layered narrative and explicit critiques of American socio-economic institutions make it one of the most teachable television series in recent years. This collection of new essays offers practical examples for implementing The Wire in the college classroom as a cultural text to engage students in critical... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendableby Lou Sabini; Nicholas Scutti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, stars Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and the supporting cast and crew. Scutti's never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique... more...

  • Gender in Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979by Bonnie Noonan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The 1950s era of science fiction film effectively ended when space flight became a reality with the first manned orbit of Earth in 1962. As the genre's wildly speculative depictions of science and technology gave way to more reality-based representations, relations between male and female characters reflected the changing political and social climates... more...

  • Ortung - die multimediale Vermessung eines Militärstandortesby Kathrina Edinger

    transcript 2015; US$ 33.39

    Dieses Buch ist Teil eines Projekts zur multimedial-dokumentarischen Vermessung eines Ortes und seiner Vergangenheit. Es wirft einen Blick auf die über 100-jährige gemeinsame Geschichte der Garnisonsgemeinde Stetten am kalten Markt und des Truppenübungsplatzes Heuberg. Es versammelt einerseits Menschen, (historische) Texte, Archivdokumente und Perspektiven.... more...