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  • Alastair Simby Mark Simpson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Alastair sim was an energetic character both on and off the screen. His idiosyncratic style of acting in films such as 'The Belles of St Trinian's' endeared him to a cinema-going audience desperate to escape the day-to-day dreariness of an invasive, bureaucratic post-war Britain. In private, he was a curiously contradictory character, prejudiced and... more...

  • Literatur-Comicsby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Christian A. Bachmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Comics retain close links with literature which are analysed in detail in this volume with reference to examples. Its main focus is upon adaptations of literary texts by comic-strip artists. It presents examples of such adaptations taken from the international body of literary comic art and includes theoretical reflections upon them. This... more...

  • Audrey Hepburnby Ellen Cheshire

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.28

    The Pocket Essential Audrey Hepburn looks at Audrey’s early life growing up in Holland during the war. Her father was a nazi sympathiser and her mother of Dutch aristocracy and this brought about pressures and experiences that Audrey would carry with her throughout her life. Wartime starvation was responsible for her ‘gamin’ appearance.... more...

  • Hitchhikers Guideby Mike Simpson

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    Don't panic! Everything you need to know about cult author Douglas Adams and his most famous creation, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is in here. From its unlikely start as a BBC radio serial in 1978, Hitchhiker's Guide developed into five bestselling novels, a BAFTA-winning television series, spoken word LPs that made the pop charts, dozens... more...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood?s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans? identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...

  • Mei Lanfang and the Twentieth-Century International Stageby Min Tian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    The first book-length study in any language of the presence and influence of Mei Lanfang, the internationally known Chinese actor who specialized in female roles on the twentieth-century international stage. Tian investigates Mei Lanfang's presence and influence and the transnational and intercultural appropriations of his art. more...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...

  • Glamour in a Golden Ageby Adrienne L. McLean; Christine Becker; James Castonguay; Corey Creekmur; Mary Desjardins; Alexander Doty; Lucy Fischer; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Ina Rae Hark; Adam Knee; Allen Larson; David Lugowski; Susan Ohmer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper- Glamour in a Golden Age presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s... more...

  • Steve McQueenby Marshall Terrill; Peter O Whitmer

    Triumph Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    Steve McQueen takes us on a journey as his harrowing and painful childhood is laid bare, through his glittering career, and right up to his heroic battle with cancer and dramatic death in Mexico. It chronicles the good with the ugly, revealing the great power McQueen wielded. It features numerous behind-the-scenes stories from some of his (and cinema's)... more...

  • Hong Kong Screenscapesby Esther M. K. Cheung; Gina Marchetti; See-Kam Tan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00

    Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...