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  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Centuryby Ruoyun Bai; Geng Song

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and... more...

  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...

  • Agatha Christie's Poirotby Jennifer Kasius

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Agatha Christie, the world?s “bestselling novelist,? according to Guinness, centered a majority of her novels and short stories on the adventures of one master detective: Hercule Poirot. Enjoy the best of these works in this tiny tome—all in one sitting. This miniature volume opens with an introduction and biography on the “life? of Hercule Poirot,... more...

  • Last Wordsby Jason Wood

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Last Words features extensive interviews with Christopher Nolan, Harmony Korine, Charlie Kaufmann, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wim Wenders, Michael Winterbottom, Christian Petzhold, and many others. Each interview is preceded by an overview of the director?s work, and the volume?s authoritative introductory essay explores the value of these directors and... more...

  • The Cinema of István Száboby John Cunningham

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    István Szabó is one of Hungary?s most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning over five decades Szabó has relentlessly examined the place of the individual in European history, particularly those caught up in the turbulent... more...

  • Deathwatchby C. Scott Combs

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    While cinema is a medium with a unique ability to “watch life? and “write movement,? it is equally singular in its portrayal of death. The first study to unpack American cinema?s long history of representing death, this book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and... more...

  • Advice from the Playersby Laura Barnett

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Essential tips and advice from stars of stage and screen. Actors know the best source of advice on the profession is other actors. Nothing compares with the wisdom and practical know-how acquired through years of working in the business. Advice from the Players features a host of tips and guidance on every aspect of the actor?s craft, direct... more...

  • Videofilmenby Dennis Patrick Rühmer

    dpunkt.verlag 2014; US$ 21.58

    Angehenden Videofilmern den gekonnten Umgang mit der Videokamera und die Erstellung von unterhaltsamen Videofilmen näherzubringen, ist das Ziel dieses Buchs. Es unterstützt sie bei der Auswahl der geeigneten Kamera sowie des benötigten Zubehörs und erklärt auf alltagsnahe Weise typische Anfängerfehler und wie sie sich vermeiden lassen. Das Buch behandelt... more...

  • Warner Bros.by Steven Bingen; Marc Wanamaker; Doris Day

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Movie studios are the wondrous, almost magical locales where legends are created. Unfortunately, these celebrity playgrounds are, and always have been, largely closed to the public, save for tours which barely scrape the surface and never pass the soundstage wall. In this book, studio staff historian and Hollywood insider Steven Bingen is your guide... more...

  • Emergence of Film Culture, Theby Malte Hagener

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and critical writing that created the film canon flourished. This scene was decidedly transnational and creative, overcoming traditional boundaries... more...