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  • Closely Watched Filmsby Marilyn Fabe

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How do films work? How do they tell a story? How do they move us and make us think? Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch. Ranging from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation to James Cameron?s... more...

  • Robin Williams - When the Laughter Stops 1951-2014by Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation. Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his... more...

  • The Director Withinby Rose Eichenbaum; Aron Hirt-Manheimer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

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  • Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinemaby Tommy Gustafsson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Swedish society underwent great changes during the first decades of the 1900s and the new consumption and entertainment culture came under fire. Children and youth--but also women and the working classes--become symbols of the forces breaking down traditional structures and values. These groups were also identified as the principal audience for the... more...

  • The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahaniby Laleen Jayamanne

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani examines the major works of leading Indian film director Kumar Shahani and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Laleen Jayamanne approaches Shahani's oeuvre conceptually, as films that reveal cinema's synesthetic capabilities. As the author illustrates,... more...

  • Phantom Ladiesby Tim Snelson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly.... more...

  • The News Is Readby Charlotte Green

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    For twenty-seven years Charlotte Green was one of the most iconic newsreaders on Radio 4. Her rich, velvety voice was a staple on the radio and a treat for millions of listeners. Charlotte joined the BBC in 1978 and became one of the regular readers on the Today programme, where her voice proved to be a reassuring constant in the midst of momentous... more...

  • So You Want To Be An Actor?by Timothy West; Prunella Scales

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A handbook for aspiring actors by two of the best-known names in British theatre and television. It offers practical advice and do's and don'ts to anyone thinking of taking up acting. The authors are passionate about actor training, know the profession inside out and have more than a hundred years' experience between them... Writing alternately... more...

  • The Actor and the Cameraby Denis Lawson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera (and sometimes behind it), Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. For the young actor hoping to break into the industry whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom this book is the ultimate insider?s guide. The author takes us on a guided tour... more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque--as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story... more...