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  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated throughout... more...

  • Glamour in a Golden Ageby Adrienne McLean; Christine Becker; James Castonguay; Corey Creekmur; Mary Desjardins; Alexander Doty; Lucy Fischer; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Ina Rae Hark; Adam Knee; Allen Larson; David Lugowski; Susan Ohmer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Glamour in a Golden Age, incorporating archival and popular material, including fan and mass market magazines, other promotional and publicity material, and films themselves, presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s. Against the background of contemporary American cultural history, stardom is approached... more...

  • Steve McQueenby Marshall Terrill; Peter O Whitmer

    Triumph Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    Steve McQueen takes us on a journey as his harrowing and painful childhood is laid bare, through his glittering career, and right up to his heroic battle with cancer and dramatic death in Mexico. It chronicles the good with the ugly, revealing the great power McQueen wielded. It features numerous behind-the-scenes stories from some of his (and cinema's)... more...

  • The End Of Cinema As We Know Itby Jon Lewis

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.10

    Almost half a century ago, Jean-Luc Godard famously remarked, "I await the end of cinema with optimism." Lots of us have been waiting for and wondering about this prophecy ever since. The way films are made and exhibited has changed significantly. Films, some of which are not exactly "films" anymore, can now be projected in a wide variety of ways... more...

  • Yours Truly, Hugh Downsby Hugh Downs

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father?s wayward attempt to automate their entire family home (down to the plumbing), a boyhood attempt to manufacture alcohol (until his Grandmother wrecked the... more...

  • Enfant Terrible!by Murray Pomerance

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    A witty and provocative re-evaluation of the phenomenon known as Jerry Lewis, an accomplished yet controversial figure in American cinema. more...

  • Cinema Todayby Elena Oumano

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

     In Cinema Today, Elena Oumano has ingeniously crafted a conversation from her personal and individual interviews with a distinguished group of international cinema legends. She follows a lively symposium-in-print format, with the filmmakers' words and thoughts grouped together under various key cinema topics. Collectively these artists reflect... more...

  • The History of Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska 1915-2005by Catherine Stadem

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 169.95

    The growth of theatre in Anchorage, Alaska, is a microcosm of theatre development throughout the United States in the 20th century. In less than a century, Anchorage grew from its humble origins to become a vibrant frontier city of 300,000 and the cultural center of the state. Homegrown playwrights developed their craft, arts institutions flourished,... more...

  • Zum Ende der Komödieby Stephan Kraft

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 36.25

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Philosophie der Komödie: von Aristoteles bis Roberto Benigni. Trotz ihrer 2.000 Jahre alten Tradition liegt bisher noch keine Theoriegeschichte der Komödie vor. Stephan Kraft konzentriert sich in seiner Studie auf ein zentrales Element, das in der Theoriegeschichte der Komödie omnipräsent ist: das Happyend. Mal ist es als Voraussetzung... more...

  • Hong Kong Screenscapesby Esther M. K. Cheung; Gina Marchetti; See-Kam Tan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00

    Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...