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  • Cowboys and Indiesby Gareth Murphy

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Cowboys and Indies is nothing less than the first definitive history of the recording industry on both sides of the Atlantic. From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, author and industry insider Gareth Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic... more...

  • Film Actors Organizeby Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    The transition from stage to screen was not only a shift in popular entertainment, but a challenge for those working in the industry as well. This book looks at all the attempts to organize film actors into a union, starting in 1912 when the Actors' Equity Association seemed the best platform for such an effort, to the establishment of the Screen... more...

  • The Difficult Second Bookby Chris Moyles

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.27

    Superman was a hero. Clark Kent was a geek. Spiderman saved lives. Peter Parker sold photographs to his local paper. Chris Moyles entertains 8 million people each week on BBC Radio 1. Then he goes home and plays Xbox on his sofa, while wearing only his underpants. Welcome to the real world of Chris Moyles. The Difficult Second Book tries to... more...

  • The Film Industry in Argentinaby Jorge Finkielman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 49.95

    Argentina fell in love with movies as soon as they were first exhibited in 1896. Even before World War I, Argentina was one of the biggest film markets in the world and continues to be a major film market today. This history of the Argentine film industry--starting with the earliest film exhibitions in 1897--covers film music, broadcasting, the introduction... more...

  • Making Media Workby Derek Johnson; Derek Kompare; Avi Santo

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    In popular culture, management in the media industry isfrequently understood as the work of network executives, studio developers, andmarket researchers??the suits??who oppose the more productive forces ofcreative talent and subject that labor to the inefficiencies and risk aversionof bureaucratic hierarchies. However, such portrayals belie the realityof... more...

  • Anime Fan Communitiesby Sandra Annett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    How have animation fans in Japan, South Korea, the United States, and Canada formed communities and dealt with conflicts across cultural and geographic distance? This book traces animation fandom from its roots in early cinema audiences, through mid-century children's cartoon fan clubs, to today's digitally-networked transcultural fan cultures. more...

  • The Airwaves of New Yorkby Bill Jaker; Frank Sulek; Peter Kanze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    From its inception in New York City, radio dramatically changed the city. The five boroughs became, in some ways, more united through the medium, as common concerns were aired and given wider attention. But as radio focused more on entertainment, the city lost the last of its small town origins, as people left the front stoop for the living room. This... more...

  • Travel, Tourism and the Moving Imageby Sue Beeton

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, from the early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment. It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images provides meaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making when we travel. It also analyses how our... more...

  • Sueños de orienteby Felix Lossio; María del Carmen Vargas

    Editorial UPC 2015; US$ 10.00

    ¿Qué genera que miles de jóvenes peruanos sean fieles consumidores de películas de la India y de telenovelas coreanas? ¿Qué tipo de discursos sociales son producidos por estos referentes y cómo se puede explicar su resonancia en los jóvenes del Perú? Estas son algunas preguntas que guiaron las inquietudes de Felix Lossio Chávez y María del Carmen... more...

  • Lights, Camera, Jemuruby Bob Maddams

    Apostrophe Books Ltd 2012; US$ 5.99

    Lights, Camera Jemuru is the remarkable true-life story of a high-flying adman who swapped his expense account lifestyle in London to teach in a back-street community film school, Gem TV, in Addis Ababa. Funny, sad, and moving, the book colourfully portrays this most ancient of countries as it struggles to define its place in the modern world. more...