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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah's art in numerous ways, and the fact that he... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
In examining the careers of communist and liberal actors, screenwriters, playwrights, and directors in Hollywood from the late 1920s to the present, this book uses studio and PCA correspondence, FBI files, film and theater reviews, and other sources to reveal how all of these artists were concerned with and active in the cinema of social protest. It... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00
Even as a young boy, Eddie Murphy knew how to make people laugh. He first took the stage at the age of 15, emceeing an amateur talent show. At 19, he was discovered by the producers of Saturday Night Live and soon emerged as the sketch comedy program's biggest and most controversial star, creating such memorable characters as Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 92.99
The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 74.95
Doing Ethics in Media: Theories and Practical Applications is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to media ethics. Its theoretical framework and grounded discussions engage students to think clearly and systematically about dilemmas in the rapidly changing media environment. The 13-chapter text is organized around six decision-making... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95
Drama Sessions for Primary Schools and Drama Clubs is an indispensable guide designed to help you run effective and enjoyable drama sessions in your primary school for a whole academic year. The author outlines thirty-three practical and user-friendly sessions, each one built around developing the social skills needed by children to become effective... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
Each chapter of this book presents a different marginalized community and explores how it appropriates theatre for its own needs, which are often at odds with those of the powerful sponsoring organisations. This fresh approach to the topic provides the reader with an innovative, critical way of studying community theatre. more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00
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... more...
- 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...