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- 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...
- 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...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 19.99
"You know from seeing it that Herzog was up to something strange in filming Heart of Glass. Now the mystery is clarified. Alan Greenberg peers into the heart of darkness of the great artist." —Roger Ebert “Mesmerizing . . . as poetic and mysterious as the film itself.?—Jim Jarmusch This intimate chronicle of the visionary filmmaker Werner Herzog... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95
Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined the team. Together they created a film both allusive and literate, with... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...