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  • Peckinpah's Tragic Westernsby John L. Simons; Robert Merrill

    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...

  • 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...

  • Love and Death in Kubrickby Patrick Webster

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur's legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick's seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange,... more...

  • Appraising The Graduateby J.W. Whitehead

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 40.00

    The popular success in 1967 of The Graduate was immediate and total; at the time, only Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music were bigger box-office winners. Yet such phenomenal success came at a price: On the film's 40th anniversary, director Mike Nichols claimed that The Graduate had been "whipped away" by a young audience hungry... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of American Cinemaby Keith M. Booker

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 94.00

    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...

  • How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13by Michaela Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom. Designed to help build writing, speaking and listening skills, this book contains a wide selection of workshops exemplifying a... more...

  • Drama Sessions for Primary Schools and Drama Clubsby Alison Day

    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...

  • Presidents in the Moviesby Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on screen. more...

  • Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadwayby Richard Wattenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace. more...