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  • Film Programmingby Peter Bosma

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This book explores artistic choices in the field of cinema exhibition, focusing on film theatres, film festivals, and film archives, setting the various issues of film curating in their international context. The availability of artistic and commercial film has increased overwhelmingly as a result of the digitization of the infrastructure of distribution... more...

  • Monstrous Children and Childish Monstersby Markus P. J. Bohlmann; Sean Moreland

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

    Perhaps because of the wisdom received from our Romantic forbears about the purity of the child, depictions of children as monsters have held a tremendous fascination for film audiences for decades. Numerous social factors have influenced the popularity and longevity of the monster-child trope but its appeal is also rooted in the dual concepts of the... more...

  • Sex for Saleby Katie N. Johnson

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In early twentieth-century U.S. culture, sex sold.  While known mainly for its social reforms, the Progressive Era was also obsessed with prostitution, sexuality, and the staging of women?s changing roles in the modern era. By the 1910s, plays about prostitution (or ?brothel dramas?) had inundated Broadway, where they sometimes became long-running... more...

  • Film Noirby Paul Duncan

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    The laconic private eye...the corrupt cop...the heist that goes wrong...the Femme Fatale with the rich husband and dim lover - all are trademark characters of the movement known as film noir, that elusive mixture of stark lighting and even starker emotions. Noir explores the dark side of post-war society - gangsters, hoodlums, prostitutes and killers... more...

  • Great British Moviesby Don Shiach

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    Which British movies are the best that this country has produced? In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures of the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock and Alexander Korda, set a standard for the domestic film industry in its attempt... more...

  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire , set during the English Civil War, tells the story of the men and women who went into battle for the soul of England. Passionate, moving and provocative, it speaks of the revolution we never had and the legacy it left behind. In the aftermath of the Civil War, England stands at a crossroads.... more...

  • One Way Street (NHB Modern Plays)by David Grieg

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    A play from the author of The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union , Victoria and Pyrenees . A one-man show set in eastern Berlin in 1995, in which Flannery tells us his life story in the form of a guide to the city. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of German Theaterby William Grange

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 119.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater?s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • Chris Pratt - The Biographyby Joe Allan

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    CHRIS PRATT is now one of the world?s most sought-after actors. As the breakout star of Marvel?s Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie (two of 2014?s biggest box-office hits), as well as landing the lead role in the 2015 Jurassic Park franchise re-boot, Jurassic World, his meteoric rise to fame is proof that anything is possible in Hollywood.... more...

  • Sex, Sadism, Spain, and Cinemaby Nicholas G. Schlegel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book explores how a group of films produced, distributed and exhibited under the crumbling dictatorship of Francisco Franco reflected the political, social and cultural conditions in Spain between 1968 and 1977. This work canonizes these films in relation to their historical genesis, aesthetic characteristics and their social reception. ... more...