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  • A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grailby Darl Larsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail , the first original film by the British comedy troupe. more...

  • The Book of Caddyshackby Scott Martin

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Caddyshack is the ultimate golfer's cult movie. Released in 1980 and starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and others, the movie is unquestionably the raunchiest, funniest golf movie ever made. The Book of Caddyshack gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at this classic comedy and includes: *Full descriptions of all scenes,... 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...

  • Caligula and the Fight for Artistic Freedomby William Hawes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    Incest, explicit violence, homosexual rape--all presented in graphic clarity for general movie audiences. The fight for artistic freedom in Hollywood movies reached a boiling point when Bob Guccione combined traditional and adult filmmaking values in 1979's controversial Caligula. Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse, was passionate about taking... more...

  • Calling Dr. Strangeloveby George Case

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

    Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is one of the most celebrated and significant films ever made. This book traces the movie's origins as a thriller novel through its evolution into a devastating black comedy, to its ultimate reception as an undisputed cinema classic. A wealth of fresh detail... more...

  • Chaplin's "Limelight" and the Music Hall Traditionby Frank Scheide; Hooman Mehran; Dan Kamin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 49.95

    Charles Spencer Chaplin was a stage performer before he was a filmmaker, and it was in English music hall that he learned the rudiments of his art. The last film he made in the United States, Limelight, was a tribute to the music hall days of his youth. As a parallel to Chaplin's past, the film was set in 1914, the year he left the stage for a... more...

  • A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptationby Deborah Cartmell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, from the days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today’s... more...

  • The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Bookby Pauline Bartel

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book is a collection of everything fans would want to know about a true movie classic. Readers will learn what brand of typewriter Margaret Mitchell used to type the original book, the parallels between Scarlett's life and the author's, and the ins and outs of casting the movie. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included, along with... more...

  • Die Macht des Grotesken: Dekonstruktion des kulturellen Wertesystems im Film Salò oder die 120 Tage von Sodomby Bojan Sarenac

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 18.51

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden sowohl die möglichen Ursachen, als auch die schwerwiegenden Folgen der Destruktion für das ?westliche? kulturelle Wertesystem untersucht. Die Parallelen zwischen dem Grotesken und der Kultur werden erläutert und anschließend werden der Anteil und die Mechanismen des Grotesken in der ?Dekonstruktion der Kultur? anhand... more...

  • Directing Filmsby Ken Russell

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed film director Ken Russell unpacks the creative insights, technique, know-how and sheer determination that have enabled him to realise on screen more than fifty diverse and yet intensely personal films. Drawing on his parallel experiences of producing, screenwriting and editing - as well as his favourite (and... more...