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  • Historical Comedy On Screenby Hannu Salmi

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 25.00

    In 1893, Friedrich Engels branded history 'the cruelest goddess of all.' This sorrowful vision of the past is deeply rooted in the Western imagination, and history is thus presented as a joyless playground of inevitability rather than a droll world of possibilities. There are few places this is more evident than in historical cinema which tends to... more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • The Feminization of Fame 1750-1830by Dr Claire Brock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • Right Turnsby Michael Medved

    The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman?and what it means to be a top actress today. At once life story, love letter, and critical analysis, this is not merely a book about who Kidman is but about what she is?in our culture and in our... more...

  • Hollywood Monsterby Robert Englund; Alan Goldsher

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Finding Itby Valerie Bertinelli

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 16.00

    Welcome back to chez Bertinelli, where life is as crazy and comical as ever. In revealing talks with her longtime boyfriend, Tom, Valerie gets even more personal about her inner worries: her maternal anxieties about her son, Wolfie (he's fallen in love and, as she writes, "getting your sex talk from Eddie Van Halen wasn't recommended in any of the... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema. By combining textual and contextual analysis,... more...

  • The Politics of Iranian Cinemaby Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception... more...

  • It Happened One Nightby Linda Mizejewski

    Wiley 2009; US$ 94.95 US$ 82.29

    A movie that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and captivated Depression-era America, It Happened One Night challenged the ways Americans imagined marriage, romance, gender, and class difference. This book examines key scenes and formal features of It Happened One Night , and explores its lasting importance in film history and in cultural studies. ... more...