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  • Swordsmen of the Screenby Jeffrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to the principal subjects if the swashbucklers ? pirates,... more...

  • Engaging with Realityby Ib Bondebjerg

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    This book is framed by theories of globalization and delves into the development of a new global media culture. It also deals with theories of documentary genres and their social and cultural functions. Engaging with Reality contributes to a new and broader understanding of our changing, contemporary media culture and offers a comparative, transnational... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Epic Filmsby Constantine Santas; James M. Wilson; Maria Colavito; Djoymi Baker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European... more...

  • Klangbilderby Irene Kletschke

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 43.97

    <P>Walt Disneys Zeichentrickfilm <EM>Fantasia</EM> aus dem Jahr 1940 fasziniert noch heute mit seinen Bildern zur "klassischen" Musik. Gemeinsam mit Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor und unzähligen Mitarbeitern schuf Disney einen Konzertfilm, der in den siebzig Jahren seit seiner Premiere selbst zu einem Klassiker geworden... more...

  • Women in War Filmsby Ralph Donald; Karen MacDonald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This companion volume to Reel Men at War takes a look at how women have been portrayed in war films, from silents of the 1920s to films of the 21 st century. The authors explore the full range of women on the home front, covering nurses and doctors on the war front and women in combat. Films examined include Wings , A Farewell to Arms... more...

  • Pixar's Boy Storiesby Shannon R. Wooden; Ken Gillam

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This volume examines films produced by Pixar Animation Studios between 1995 and 2013, exploring how boys become men and how men measure up in films from Toy Story to Monsters University . Offering counterintuitive readings of such works, this book describes how the films quietly but forcefully reiterate traditional masculine norms, in terms... more...

  • The Woman's Film of the 1940sby Alison L. McKee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman?s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman?s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and this book challenges and modifies that understanding,... more...

  • Women in the Films of John Fordby David Meuel

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

    While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. Boldly challenging... more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Audrey Hepburnby Jacqui Miller

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    The satirical American newspaper the Onion recently ran a story with the headline "College-Aged Female Finds Unlikely Kindred Spirit In Audrey Hepburn," lampooning modern American girls’ continued fascination with the star (along with their habits of hanging posters of Breakfast At Tiffany’s in their dorm rooms). more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Supernaturalby Lynn Zubernis; Katherine Larsen

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    Supernatural premiered on September 14, 2005, on what was then called the WB Network. more...