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  • Named and Shamedby Chris Tookey

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A book of some of the best, funniest and most astute criticism, Named & Shamed leaves no-one out, providing feedback on some of the most well-known actors and actresses in our modern society from a range of critics, including author Christopher Tookey, Film Critic for the Daily Mail. more...

  • Watching Filmsby Karina Aveyard; Albert Moran

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception provides new and compelling insights into the social, cultural and economic factors that influence the circulation, prensentations and consumption of film. This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the rapidly changing nature of modern cinema. more...

  • The Star Wars Heresiesby Paul F. McDonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Despite the insatiable public appetite for all things Star Wars, the more analytical side of the saga is all too often ignored. This book offers a new way of seeing George Lucas' space opera--particularly the prequel trilogy, a series never given a fair chance because of constant comparisons to the iconic originals. In the classic style of Joseph... more...

  • Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970sby Gene Scott Freese

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is a biographical A to Z guide to several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks,... more...

  • Screen Actingby Peter Kramer; Alan Lovell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the... more...

  • Female Masochism in Filmby Ruth McPhee

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Responses to heterosexual female masochism have ranged from neglect in theories that focus predominantly or only upon masochistic sexuality within male subjects, to condemnation from feminists who regard it as an inverted expression of patriarchal control rather than a legitimate form of female desire. It has commonly been understood as a passive form... more...

  • Jeffrey Hunterby Paul Green

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Jeffrey Hunter is best remembered today for his roles as half-breed Martin Pawley in John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), as Jesus Christ in Nicholas Ray's King of Kings (1961) and as Christopher Pike, the first captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek pilot. This work chronicles Hunter's entire film and... more...

  • Jurassic Park and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud; Jessica Watkins

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it?s true that ôLife will find a way,? should we view any modified or newly reconstituted... more...

  • Food in Filmby Jane Ferry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • American Independent Cinemaby Yannis Tzioumakis

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    Providing an introduction to independent American Cinema, this work offers both a comprehensive industrial and economic history of the sector from the early twentieth century, and a study of key individual films and film-makers. It helps readers develop an understanding of the complex relations between independent and mainstream American cinema. more...