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  • Bakkhaiby Euripides; Reginald Gibbons; Charles Segal

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements.Disguised... more...

  • Disaster Moviesby Stephen Keane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno , Independence Day , Titanic , and The Day After Tomorrow . He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this... more...

  • Kabuki A Pocket Guideby Ronald Cavaye

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Kabuki A Pocket Guide introduces readers to the foundations of Kabuki?its history and its actors, its acting styles and its performance, its color and music?to the sheer beauty and joy of Kabuki. Kabuki, the popular theatre of Japan, began in about 1603 and is still flourishing today. It was the entertainment of the common people as opposed to... more...

  • Leaving Las Vegasby Mike Figgis

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 7.28

    Ben Sanderson is an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Cutting all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance... more...

  • Projecting Politicsby Elizabeth Haas; Terry Christensen; Peter J. Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    The new edition of this influential work updates and expands the scope of the original, including more sustained analyses of individual films, from The Birth of a Nation to The Wolf of Wall Street . An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between American politics and popular films of all kinds?including comedy, science fiction, melodrama,... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to American History on Filmby Peter C. Rollins

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much... more...

  • Rat Pack Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Crown/Archetype 1999; US$ 15.95

    For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank Sinatra brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas. January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant... more...

  • George Burnsby Lawrence J. Epstein

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Having entered the world in 1896 as a poverty-stricken child named Nathan Birnbaum, George Burns rose from New York's Lower East Side to the uppermost heights of celebrity in the entertainment industry. His storied romance with Gracie Allen led to their success in vaudeville, films, radio and television as one of the greatest comedy teams in history.... more...

  • Speaking Hermeneuticallyby John Arthos; Thomas W. Benson

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; Not Available

    A fruitful consideration of the interplay of hermeneutic theory and rhetorical practice in communication more...

  • Theater Careersby Tim Donahue; Jim Patterson

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    A pragmatic handbook for aspiring theater professionals. more...