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  • The Actor's Book of Monologues for Womenby Various; Stefan Rudnicki

    Penguin Publishing Group 1991; US$ 17.00

    A diverse collection of monologues featuring the voices of women through the ages  Drawn from poetry, fiction, diaries, journals, and documents of public record, these selections, although not originally intended for theatrical or cinematic performances, offer unique dramatic opportunities for actors, speakers, students, or anyone interested in... more...

  • The Magic of Bollywoodby Anjali Gera Roy

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00

    Few would deny that the most significant weapon in India’s cultural and artistic armory is its avowedly commercial cinema, now known as Bollywood. This anthology aims to portray the “soft” power of Bollywood, which makes it a unique and powerful disseminator of Indian culture and values abroad. The essays in the book examine Bollywood’s... more...

  • The Cinema of Steven Soderberghby Andrew deWaard; R. Colin Tait

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed nearly thirty films, including political provocations, digital experiments, esoteric documentaries, global blockbusters,... more...

  • Irving Thalbergby Mark A. Vieira

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Hollywood in the 1920s sparkled with talent, confidence, and opportunity. Enter Irving Thalberg of Brooklyn, who survived childhood illness to run Universal Pictures at twenty; co-found Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at twenty-four; and make stars of Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Jean Harlow. Known as Hollywood's "Boy... more...

  • Engaging with Realityby Ib Bondebjerg

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    This book is framed by theories of globalization and delves into the development of a new global media culture. It also deals with theories of documentary genres and their social and cultural functions. Engaging with Reality contributes to a new and broader understanding of our changing, contemporary media culture and offers a comparative, transnational... more...

  • The Ambassador's Wife's Taleby Julia Miles

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    Who really looks after British interests abroad? Behind the pomp of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, another powerful force is busily but discreetly propping up the image of UK Plc. For 28 years, Julia was a ‘diplomatic spouse?, juggling a growing family while supporting the demands of one of the great Offices of State. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes... more...

  • Dancing Bears (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    The twisted loyalties and violence in teenage gangs is laid bare. This play was originally published in the volume Charged , a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice system, and was commissioned and premiered by Clean Break , a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the... more...

  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956by Michael R. Pitts

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 48.00

    King Kong and The Thing from Another World are among the most popular horror and science fiction films of all time and both were made by RKO Radio Pictures. Between 1929 and 1956, RKO released over 140 genre features, including The Most Dangerous Game, The Phantom of Crestwood, Before Dawn, The Monkey's Paw, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, You'll... more...

  • A Christian Response to Horror Cinemaby Peter Fraser

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

    Christianity has had a powerful influence on every sphere of Western art, even art which on the surface might seem antithetical to the faith. This book argues that point with an analysis of the horror film genre, examining nine classics which illustrate the evolution of horror and reveal a culture haunted by fear of the unspeakable. The history and... more...