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  • The Making of a Stand-Up Guyby Charlie Murphy

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central?s mega-hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy?older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy?shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir. Once described by Chris Rock as ?Eddie Murphy on acid,? Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as... more...

  • Broadway and Corporate Capitalismby Michael Schwartz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Broadway and Corporate Capitalism examines two overlapping and, in many ways, symbiotic phenomena of early 20th century America - the emergence of the Professional-Managerial Class within American corporate capitalism and the evolution of Broadway. Michael Schwartz shows how the class movements moved - literally and figuratively - to the rhythm... more...

  • Satiristasby Paul Provenza; Dan Dion

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99

    Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society?and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate? Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats . more...

  • Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americasby Kristin E. Pitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This timely investigation contextualizes twenty-first century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American literary narratives. Pitt examines a wide range of sources, from Hawthorne to Faulkner to Danticat, and finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political... more...

  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    When themes of historical and cultural identity appear and repeat in popular film, it is possible to see the real pulse of a nation and comprehend a people, their culture, and their history. National Identity in Global Cinema  describes how national cultures, as reflected in popular cinema, can truly explain the world , one country at a time. more...

  • The Left Side of the Screenby Bob Herzberg

    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...

  • Eddie Murphy: Actorby Hal Marcovitz

    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...

  • Doing Ethics in Mediaby Taylor and Francis

    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...

  • Hollywood's New Radicalismby Ben Dickenson

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Described by Tony Garnett as ?an ambitious and refreshing book?, Hollywood?s New Radicalism is a timely and contentious account of the last twenty-five years of American cinema. Ben Dickenson tells the story of the corporate take-over of the movies in the 1970s, and the subsequent transformation of Hollywood into the dominant force in the global media... more...

  • Aim for the Heartby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Clint Eastwood is one of the world?s most popular action stars,who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including The Changeling, this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV?s Rawhide to Gran Torino showing... more...