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  • "The Lives of Others" and Contemporary German Filmby Paul Cooke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 559.00

    This volume will offer the first book-length academic investigation of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck?s Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others (2006). The aim of this edited collection is twofold. On the one hand, it will offer new insight into one of the most successful German films of the past two decades placing The Lives of Others within its... more...

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacreby Stefan Jaworzyn

    Titan 2012; US$ 9.99

    In 1974, a low-budget, no-star horror movie was unleashed on the world, causing panic among the censors and provoking glee from its intended audience. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is still as powerful today as when it was first seen almost thirty years ago, and will return to the screens in a high profile remake this Halloween.  Now, in this... more...

  • Three Things You Need to Know About Rocketsby Jessica Fox

    Short Books 2012; US$ 10.92

    Jessica Fox is 26 years old, lives in Hollywood, and has a high-flying career at NASA. Working late one night, dreaming of another life, she?s seized by a moment of madness. She taps ?second hand bookshop Scotland? into Google, and clicks on the first link she sees. A month later, she arrives 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west... more...

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garciaby Ian Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In 1974, ,i>The Wall Street Journal called this movie "grotesque, sadistic, irrational, obscene, incompetent," while New York Magazine declared it "a catastrophe." Upon its initial release, Sam Peckinpah´s notorious work took a critical and commercial nosedive, but in later years, the work was heralded as a demented masterpiece--a violent, hallucinatory... more...

  • Blade Runnerby Matt Hills

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    More than just a box office flop that resurrected itself in the midnight movie circuit, Blade Runner (1982) achieved extraordinary cult status through video, laserdisc, and a five-disc DVD collector's set. Blade Runner has become a network of variant texts and fan speculations; a franchise created around just one film. Some have dubbed the movie... more...

  • Now a Terrifying Motion Picture!by James F. Broderick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    This work explores the relationship between twenty-five enduring works of horror literature and the classic films that have been adapted from them. Each chapter delves into the historical and cultural background of a particular type of horror--hauntings, zombies, aliens and more--and provides an overview of a specific work's critical and popular... more...

  • Erzählsituationen in Literatur und Filmby Matthias Hurst

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 133.00

    Taking its bearings from Franz K. Stanzel's theory of typical narrative situations, this study examines the narrative structuring of literary works and the way this is transposed into the medium of film. The first section prepares the theoretical ground for the development of a model allowing objective comparison and artistic evaluation of literary... more...

  • I See Youby Ellen Grabiner; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the blockbuster film Avatar, science fiction and the technological prowess of director James Cameron meet in a heady concoction that, while visually ravishing, could easily be dismissed as "eye candy." While critics most frequently acclaimed its breakthrough 3-D technology, close scrutiny of the film raises provocative questions about... more...

  • Fight Clubby Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies. more...

  • American Literature on Stage and Screenby Thomas S. Hischak

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 150.00

    The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium.... more...