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- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the ?N-word.? This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as ?America?s sweetheart,? and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple?s films strike many modern viewers as perverse. Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple?s star image emerged out... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99
A manual for screenwriters and filmmakers, in the form of notes, on how to take your career from amateur writer to pro Rocliffe Notes is a compendium for screenwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from more than 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
Through intensive fieldwork lasting over eighteen months, this book demonstrates that the stand-up comedy venue is a dynamic space where social actors contest and reproduce dominant understandings of race, class, and gender in ways that transcend the joke-work performed on stage. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99
Losing Your Head looks at the subject of beheading in art as a trope of the destruction of the mind. It focuses on new psychoanalytic tools that aid in understanding how a mind is born and grows, as well as what art can teach psychoanalysts about their work. more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
New Voices in Arab Cinema focuses on contemporary filmmaking since the 1980s, but also considers the longer history of Arab cinema. Taking into consideration film from the Middle East and North Africa and giving a special nod to films produced since the Arab Spring and the Syrian crisis, Roy Armes explores themes such as modes of production, national... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and moral authority. Here was the picture-perfect black man, helping German nuns build a chapel in The Lilies of the Field and overcoming the prejudices of... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86
Acclaimed for his screenplays for TV dramas including Skins , Shameless , The Fades , This is England '86/'88/'90 and Glue , Jack Thorne first emerged as a writer of unflinching, compassionate and often challenging plays for the stage. Described as a ‘powerful voice for Britain?s youth? ( Independent ), he remains one of the most distinctive... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19
Robert Shaw is most celebrated today as the Oscar-nominated star in movies like From Russia with Love, A Man For All Seasons, The Sting and – most memorably of all – as Quint in the record-breaking Jaws. His breakthrough came when Hollywood was experiencing something of a British Invasion. Sean Connery, Peter O?Toole, Vanessa Redgrave and Richard... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19
What might we dare to expect from an actor?s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of a Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood?s golden age. But the greatest... more...