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  • The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahaniby Laleen Jayamanne

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani examines the major works of leading Indian film director Kumar Shahani and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Laleen Jayamanne approaches Shahani's oeuvre conceptually, as films that reveal cinema's synesthetic capabilities. As the author illustrates,... more...

  • Phantom Ladiesby Tim Snelson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly.... more...

  • The Actor and the Cameraby Denis Lawson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera (and sometimes behind it), Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. For the young actor hoping to break into the industry – whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom – this book is the ultimate insider?s guide. The author takes us on a guided tour... more...

  • Miyazaki's Animism Abroadby Eriko Ogihara-Schuck

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

    After winning an Oscar for Spirited Away, the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's animated films were dubbed into many languages. Some of the films are saturated with religious themes distinctive to Japanese culture. How were these themes, or what Miyazaki describes as "animism," received abroad, especially considering that they are challenging... more...

  • Wizard of Ozby Ben Nussbaum

    i5 Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musical, this new book The Wizard of Oz offers a rare glimpse into the creation of the classic film, its creator L. Frank Baum, the Academy Award-winning score, the leading lady, and the Oz phenomenon that continues to captivate the world. Although Oz creator L. Frank Baum died... more...

  • The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985by Mark Bellomo

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 27.99

    A Galaxy...of Epic Toys! When Star Wars landed in movie theaters in 1977, it became a popular cultural phenomenon and introduced the world to heroes like Luke Skywalker, super villain Darth Vader, Wookies, Stormtroopers, robots, Jedi Knights, space vehicles and lightsabers. The adventures continued with a toy line that soon followed, starting a... more...

  • Movie Listsby Paul Simpson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining... more...

  • Unexpected Alliancesby Young-a Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Since 1999, South Korean films have dominated roughly 40 to 60 percent of the Korean domestic box-office, matching or even surpassing Hollywood films in popularity. Why is this, and how did it come about? In Unexpected Alliances , Young-a Park seeks to answer these questions by exploring the cultural and institutional roots of the Korean film industry's... more...

  • Die Büchse der Pandoraby Jörn Leonhard

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 33.39

    Der Erste Weltkrieg sprengte alles, was sich die Welt vor 1914 hatte vorstellen können. Er wirkte wie die Büchse der Pandora ? jenes mythische Schreckensgefäß, aus dem alle Übel der Welt entwichen, als man gegen den Rat der Götter seinen Deckel hob. Jörn Leonhard erzählt die Geschichte des Krieges so vielschichtig wie nie zuvor. Er führt den Leser... more...

  • Surviving Michael Winnerby Dinah May

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    They say you can tell a lot about a person from how they treat their employees. In the case of Michael Winner, the relationship with his personal assistant, Dinah May, tells us a great deal indeed. In his life, Winner was known publicly as many things: a director, producer and the outspoken food critic who could make or break a restaurant with just... more...