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  • The Films of Alain Robbe-Grilletby Roy Armes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 ?2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. His first involvement with the cinema was in the early 1960?s; scripting one of the most controversial films of the decade, L?Année dernière à Marienbad , directed by Alain Resnais. In this study the focus lies on the cinema of Robbe-Grillet . Each chapters deals with a specific... more...

  • Feeling Theatreby Martin Welton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Why is it that in going to see plays we are also touched or moved by them, and is there more than metaphor involved in such claims? Considering these and other questions, this book examines a range of contemporary performance works in which performers and their audiences occupy a shared realm of feelings, in which the play is not always the thing. more...

  • Hitchcock's Magicby Neil Badmington

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Why are we drawn to the work of Alfred Hitchcock so long after his final film appeared? What is the source of Hitchcock’s magic? This book answers these questions by focussing upon the films themselves, upon how they hold our attention by constantly withholding something from us. Combining close analysis of a number of Hitchcock’s most famous... more...

  • Basic Elements of Narrativeby David Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.95 US$ 35.49

    Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories. Includes an overview of recent developments in narrative scholarship... more...

  • Taking Placeby John David Rhodes; Elena Gorfinkel

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 83.00

    Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. Its original essays analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of... more...

  • Theater Actors Then and Nowby Kathleen C. Null Peterson

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Actors have entertained audiences for thousands of years. In the past, plays were performed both to entertain and to teach. Today, plays involve the use of lighting, sound systems, and elaborate sets and often have large casts that include many actors. more...

  • A History of Horrorby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Oddby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    This volumeUncle John?s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Oddexposes the best of the weirdest news, facts, and fun from all over the world. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the... more...

  • In Search of Donna Reedby Jay Fultz

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 25.95

    But who was Donna Reed? Perhaps no celebrity of her symbolic importance is so little known. Moving from the backroads of Iowa to the mansions of Bel Air, Jay Fultz goes in search of the woman behind the image. In Search of Donna Reed reveals a woman whose intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed both... more...

  • Melodramatic Formationsby Bruce A. Mcconachie

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 42.95

    The middle years of the nineteenth century were a time of dynamic artistic and social changes in America. Now, Melodramatic Formations is the first study to trace these changes in popular stage melodrama's production, dramatic form, and audience reception. Bruce McConachie shows how the theatrical mutability that characterized the years 1820 to... more...