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- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95
Acting for America focuses on the way film icons have engaged in and defined some major issues of cultural and social concern to America during the 1980s. Scholars employing a variety of useful approaches explore how these movie stars' films speak to an increased audience awareness of advances in feminism, new ideas about masculinity, and the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
What accounts for the massive global popularity of action films and adventure literature? How do men and women respond to iconic screen stars such as Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve McQueen, and Charlton Heston? Action genres have been Hollywood's most profitable global exports for most of its history, their male heroes the subject of much... more...
- 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...
- Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95
An Actor's Guide?Your First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicity?but it?s also packed with real-world advice from... more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95
Investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. This book examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. It combines theories of screen acting and of film stardom, and presents a synthesis of methodologies. It offers a fresh approach to these subjects of study. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95
Alfred Hitchcock called the silent "the purest form of cinema," and the ten silent films he directed between 1925 and 1929 reveal the young director's mature artistry. Hitchcock's silents have often been characterized as the work of a talented amateur, a young director practicing his craft during a pre-sound era of antiquated instruments... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 32.00
Werner Schroeter is one of the most important and influential directors of the New German Cinema, yet discussion of his films within film theory has been intermittent and un-sustained. This book provides a long-overdue introduction to Schroeter?s visually lavish, idiosyncratic and conceptually rich cinema, situating its emergence within the context... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 67.50
Focusing on a variety of filmmaker's use of narrative allegories for the ?conservative modernization? Brazil and other nations underwent in the 1960s and 1970s, Ismail Xavier examines the way Cinema Novo transformed Brazil's cultural memory. Includes discussions of Black God, White Devil, Land in Anguish, Red Light Bandit, Macunaíma, Antônio... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70
Stars, Luxus, Glamour und Schönheit, das große Geld, spannende Unterhaltung: Hören wir den Namen Hollywood, denken wir an all das. Der berühmte Schriftzug hoch über der Stadt Los Angeles, Filmklassiker, Kinoabende und Blockbuster kommen uns in den Sinn. Dabei ist Hollywood gar nicht so leicht zu bestimmen. Ist es ein Stadtteil, der Name einer Industrie,... more...