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Film

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Ageby Lucia Ricciardelli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual representation such as cinema, television, video, and digital... more...

  • Welcome to Our Nightmaresby Jason Norman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks--many of today's most celebrated actors began their careers on the sets of horror movies. However, the majority of performers in even the most popular horror films remain relatively unknown. This engaging collection of profiles introduces many of the actors behind the heroes, heroines, monsters... more...

  • Neuroscience in Science Fiction Filmsby Sharon Packer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience... more...

  • Japanese and American Horrorby Katarzyna Marak

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Horror fiction is an important part of the popular culture in many modern societies. This book compares and contrasts horror narratives from two distinct cultures--American and Japanese--with a focus on the characteristic mechanisms that make them successful, and on their culturally-specific aspects. Including a number of narratives belonging to film,... more...

  • Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Filmby Daniel O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form. more...

  • James Bond and Popular Cultureby Michele Brittany

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt's comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan's Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy... more...

  • Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopicby Márta Minier; Maddalena Pennacchia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity and authenticity that accompany this genre. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary icons, royals and other famous individuals,... more...

  • The Green Screen Handbookby Jeff Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using... more...

  • The World of Mr Selfridgeby Alison Maloney

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    With love affairs, class issues, glamour, great story-telling and social history, Mr Selfridge is the biggest budget ITV-produced drama of all time. Beginning in 1909, Mr Selfridge follows a colourful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store. An American retail visionary, Harry Selfridge... more...

  • The World of Mr Selfridgeby Alison Maloney

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 30.99

    With love affairs, class issues, glamour, great story-telling and social history, Mr Selfridge is the biggest budget ITV-produced drama of all time. Beginning in 1909, Mr Selfridge follows a colourful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store. An American retail visionary, Harry Selfridge... more...