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  • Bob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscastingby Bob Wolff

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    How many sportscasters working today can say that they?ve interviewed both Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter? The answer is one, and his name is Bob Wolff. Having called everything from the World Series to the Westminster Kennel Club Show on both TV and radio, Wolff is uniquely qualified to write a comprehensive guide to the art of sportscasting. And in... more...

  • The New Extremism in Cinemaby Tanya Horeck; Tina Kendall

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 37.00

    Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noe, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media attention for the ways in which they seek to shock and provoke the spectator into powerful affective and visceral responses. This first collection of essays devoted to the new extremism in contemporary... more...

  • Reality TVby Misha Kavka

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 29.00

    Is reality TV a coherent genre? This book addresses this question by examining the characteristics, contexts and breadth of reality TV through a history of its programming trends. Paying attention to stylistic connections as well as key concepts, this study breaks reality television down into three main 'generations': the camcorder generation,... more...

  • Contemporary Action Cinemaby Lisa Purse

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Action cinema is a popular and familiar form which reflects the cultural, industrial and historical landscape from which it emerges. Lisa Purse analyses the genre's pleasures and complexities in the light of both its cinematic history and the latest critical debates. Focussing on action cinema of the 2000s, this book explores issues of visual style,... more...

  • Heritage Film Audiencesby Claire Monk

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    The concept of 'heritage cinema' is now firmly established as an influential - as well as much-debated and contested - critical framework for the discussion of period or historical representation in film, most prominently with reference to British heritage and 'post-heritage' film successes since the 1980s, but also to comparable examples... more...

  • Pardon Me for Mentioning . . .by Alex Kaplan; Julie Lewis; Catharine Munro

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    Showcasing the unpublished Letters to the Editor from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald , this book is a hilarious compilation of the odd, the politically incorrect and the just plain kooky. more...

  • Shrinking the Newsby Coline Covington

    Karnac Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Shrinking the News brings together Coline Covington's wide range of articles from her regular column in the online newspaper, The Week. The articles cover current events from October 2008 until December 2010, concluding with more recent articles from 2013.These articles form a fascinating psychoanalytic insight on crime, politics, the economy, sports... more...

  • Radio Carolineby Ray Clark

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Radio Caroline was the world's most famous pirate radion station during its heyday in the 1960s and '70s, but did the thousands of people tuning in realise just what battles went on behind the scenes? Financed by respected city money men, this is a story of human endeavour and risk, international politics, business success and financial failures.... more...

  • The Pleasure and Pain of Cult Horror Filmsby Bartlomiej Paszylk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    The horror genre harbors a number of films too bold or bizarre to succeed with mainstream audiences, but offering unique, startling and often groundbreaking qualities that have won them an enduring following. Beginning with Victor Sjostrom's The Phantom Carriage in 1921, this book tracks the evolution and influence of underground cult horror over... more...

  • Style in British Television Dramaby Lez Cooke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00

    This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001. Taking dinner table scenes as a recurring motif, the study analyses changes in televisual style with reference to production practices, technology, aesthetic preferences, and social and institutional change. more...