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  • An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywoodby Michael St. Nicholas; Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established actors experiencing the current movieland scene—as well as the timeless voices of established actors and industry pros—make this a rich... more...

  • Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969by Roberto Curti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The "Gothic" style was a key trend in Italian cinema of the 1950s and 1960s, because of its peculiar, often strikingly original approach to the horror genre. These films portrayed Gothic staples in a stylish and idiosyncratic way, and took a daring approach to the supernatural and to eroticism, with the presence of menacing yet seductive... more...

  • The Smoking Gunby Doug Richardson

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    What do you know, really? Sure. Having enough talent to act, direct, or write a screenplay is one set of skills. But navigating both the main streets and back alleys of Hollywood cannot be done with GPS. Ride shotgun with screenwriting and producing veteran Doug Richardson as he skillfully - yet so amusingly - lives, dies, survives, and thrives in... more...

  • The Middle Ages on Televisionby Meriem Pagès; Karolyn Kinane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    The 21st century has seen a resurgence of popular interest in the Middle Ages. Television in particular has presented a wide and diverse array of "medieval" offerings. Yet there exists little scholarship on television medievalism. This collection fills the gap with 10 new essays focusing on the depiction of the Middle Ages in popular culture... more...

  • Hollywood's Second Sexby Aubrey Malone

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    "Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and... more...

  • Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Dayby Richard Lindsay

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    In spite of restrictive Hollywood censorship regulations, filmmakers throughout history have pushed the boundaries of sex and violence when making religious films. In this unrivaled text, author and educator Richard Lindsay analyzes the relationship between bible-based epics and "camp"?films with overwrought acting, casts of thousands, and exotic... more...

  • Black Hollywood: From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Moviesby Kimberly Fain

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Moving through cinematic history decade by decade since 1910, this important volume explores the appropriation, exploitation, and agency of black performers in Hollywood by looking at the black actors, directors, and producers who have shaped the image of African American males in film. To determine how these archetypes differentiate African American... more...

  • French Cinema?A Critical Filmographyby Colin Crisp

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    This invaluable resource by one of the world?s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929?1939 and Volume 2: 1940?1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable... more...

  • American Film Historyby Cynthia Lucia; Roy Grundmann; Art Simon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95

    This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s Nickelodeon to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s, it combines a broad historical context with careful readings of individual films.... more...

  • American Film Historyby Cynthia Lucia; Roy Grundmann; Art Simon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.95

    From the American underground film to the blockbuster superhero, this authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the core issues and developments in American cinematic history during the second half of the twentieth-century through the present day. Considers essential subjects that have shaped the American film industry—from... more...