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  • The Studios after the Studiosby J. D. Connor

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    J.D. Connor is Assistant Professor in History of Art and Film Studies at Yale University. more...

  • The Women Who Made Television Funnyby David C. Tucker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Most of the bright and talented actresses who made America laugh in the 1950s are off the air today, but their pioneering Hollywood careers irrevocably changed the face of television comedy. These smart and sassy women successfully negotiated the hazards of the male-dominated workplace with class and humor, and the work they did in the 1950s is inventive... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

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  • The Wire and America's Dark Cornersby Arin Keeble; Ivan Stacy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    In post-9/11 America, while all eyes were on Iraq and Afghanistan, The Wire (2002-2008) focused on the dark realities of those living in America's disintegrating industrial heartlands and drug-ravaged neighborhoods, striving against the odds in its schools, hospitals and legal system. With compelling story lines and a memorable cast of characters,... more...

  • The End of Cinema?by André Gaudreault; Philippe Marion; Timothy Barnard

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of media,? André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a positive look at cinema?s ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a... more...

  • Spartacus in the Television Arenaby Michael G. Cornelius

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator turned rebel leader, endures as a near-mythic hero who fought for the oppressed against a Roman oligarchy built on the backs of slave labor. The image of Spartacus as a noble if doomed avenger is familiar and his story has been retold through history as a cautionary tale about social injustice. The television series... more...

  • Black Sundayby Martyn Conterio

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this contribution to the Devil's Advocates series is the first single book dedicated to it. Martyn Conterio places the film in the historical context of being one of the... more...

  • The Faith of a Writerby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    A tribute to the brilliant craftsmanship of one of our most distinguished writers, providing valuable insight into her inspiration and her method Joyce Carol Oates is widely regarded as one of America's greatest contemporary literary figures. Having written in a number of genres -- prose, poetry, personal and critical essays, as well as plays... more...

  • Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebookby Richard Drain

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebook is an inspired handbook of ideas and arguments on theatre. Richard Drain gathers together a uniquely wide-ranging selection of original writings on theatre by its most creative practitioners - directors, playwrights, performers and designers, from Jarry to Grotowski and Craig. These key texts span the twentieth... more...

  • Actingby John Harrop

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 37.95

    John Harrop examines how we think and speak about acting. Addressing himself to the intellectual problems associated with the idea of acting, it covers the range of actor training and practice from Stanislavski to the Post-Modern, and looks at the spiritual and moral purposes of acting within society: its danger and self-sacrifice. more...