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  • Alles Mythos! 20 populäre Irrtümer über Preußenby Astrid von Schlachta

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70

    Preußen: expansiv, militaristisch und rücksichtslos - oder sparsam und tugendhaft, bürokratisch und ordnungsliebend? Waren es ?preußische Tugenden?, die dem Nationalsozialismus den Weg bereiteten? Hat Preußen Österreich aus dem Alten Reich gedrängt und war Berlin wirklich die verspätete Hauptstadt? Schon der Blick der Zeitgenossen auf Preußen war klischeebehaftet.... more...

  • Alma Rubens, Silent Snowbirdby Alma Rubens; Gary D. Rhodes; Alexander Webb

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    Dark-eyed and distant Alma Rubens was one of the first female stars of the early feature film industry in the 1910s. She was a major star by 1920, but before the decade was over her screen career was marked and marred by cocaine abuse. She died in 1931 at age 33--a Hollywood beauty, a casualty of Hollywood "snow," yet much more. As an actress... more...

  • Amateur Cinemaby Charles Tepperman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn?t until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the "amateur" in film history... more...

  • Ambivalenzen des Übergangsby Antje Dietze

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 56.77

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Antje Dietze ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Centre for Area Studies der Universität Leipzig.   Reihe Transnationale Geschichte - Band 004 more...

  • American Cinema of the 1920sby Lucy Fischer; Angela Dalle Vacche; Jennifer Bean; Sumiko Higashi; Michael Aronson; Mark Anderson; Sara Ross; Gwenda Young; Maureen Turim; Marcia Landy; Lucy Fischer

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph... more...

  • American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentaryby Scott MacDonald

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to documentary film via institutions such as the MIT Film Section and the Film Study Center, the Carpenter... more...

  • American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929by John T. Soister; Henry Nicolella; Steve Joyce

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 95.00

    During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven... more...

  • And Then Like My Dreamsby Margaret Rose Stringer

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Margaret Rose Stringer was born in Perth in 1943 and is now a resident of Sydney, having lived there off and on since 1965. She has spent her life working mostly in the film, television, video production industry as a freelancer. more...

  • Andrzej Wajdaby Janina Falkowska

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows. Not only do his films address crucial historical, social and political issues; the complexity of his work is reinforced by the incorporation... more...

  • Andy Kaufmanby Bob Zmuda; Lynne Margulies

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling... more...