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- 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...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
Hold on to your Bibles, folks! You are about to be raptured into the gut-busting, demon-stomping insanity of God's Favorite Church,Landover Baptist - the web's ultimate religious spoof. In the sacred and honorable tradition of The Onion comes a hilarious collection of outrageous news, graphics and games that gleefully skewers America's very own Taliban,the... more...
- 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...
- Atria Books 2009; US$ 15.00
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...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 109.99
This is a study of mock-epic poetry in English, French, and German from the 1720s to the 1840s. While mock-heroic poetry is a parodistic counterpart to serious epic, mock-epic poetry starts by parodying epic but moves on to much wider and richer literary explorations; it relies heavily on intertextual allusion to other works, on narratorial irony,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95
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...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95
Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include:... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 35.00
This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream contexts. It explores the cultural and political dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia and sheds light on international arts marketing and trends in cross-cultural performance training. more...