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  • The Vampire in Science Fiction Film and Literatureby Paul Meehan

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

    Vampires have been a popular subject for writers since their inception in 19th century Gothic literature and, later, became popular with filmmakers. Now the classical vampire is extinct, and in its place are new vampires who embrace the hi-tech worlds of science fiction. This book is the first to examine the history of vampires in science fiction.... more...

  • Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989by Sanja Bahun; John Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book presents a comprehensive re-examination of the cinemas of the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. It argues that, since the end of communism in these countries, film scholars are able to view these cinemas in a different way, no longer bound by an outlook relying on binary Cold War terms. With the opening... more...

  • Stones in His Pockets & A Night in Novemberby Marie Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Two plays by award-winning playwright Marie Jones: the smash hit Stones in His Pockets , which ran for four years in London's West End; and an earlier monologue, A Night in November, exploring the subjects of football and sectarianism, set during the 1994 World Cup. A two-man show about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland, Stones... more...

  • Studying Fight Clubby Mark Ramey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher?s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk?s source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met... more...

  • Dilip Kumarby Dilip Kumar

    Hay House 2014; US$ 14.95

    An authentic, heartfelt and compelling narrative – straight from the horse’s mouth – that reveals for the first time numerous unknown aspects of the life and times of one of the greatest legends of all time who stands out as a symbol of secular India. Dilip Kumar (born as Yousuf Khan), who began as a diffident novice in Hindi cinema... more...

  • Carrieby Neil Mitchell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Brian De Palma's adaptation of Stephen King's debut novel, Carrie (1976), is one of the defining films of 1970s "New Hollywood" style and a horror classic. The story of a teenage social outcast who discovers she possesses latent psychic powers that allow her to deliver retribution to her peers, teachers, and abusive mother, Carrie was an enormous... more...

  • Studying Early and Silent Cinemaby Keith Withall

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    In this accessible introduction to early and silent cinema, which is currently enjoying a renaissance, both academically and in the popular imagination thanks to The Artist, Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound and also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from the period some... more...

  • Halloweenby Murray Leeder

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The 1970s represented an unusually productive and innovative period for the horror film, and John Carpenter?s Halloween (1978) is the film that capped that golden age and some say ruined it, by ushering in the era of the slasher film. Considered a paradigm of low-budget ingenuity, its story of a seemingly unremarkable middle-American town becoming... more...

  • Emergence of Film Culture, Theby Malte Hagener

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and critical writing that created the film canon flourished. This scene was decidedly transnational and creative, overcoming traditional boundaries... more...

  • The Photoplayby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view. more...