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  • The Night Alive (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    An inimitably warm and stylish play that deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. Tommy?s not a bad man, he?s getting by. Renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice?s house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm?s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one... more...

  • Alvin Purpleby Catharine Lumby

    Currency Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    One of the seminal films of the 1970s, Alvin Purple depicts Alvin’s struggles with his irresistibility to women—from his school days and time as a waterbed salesman to his short-lived career as a sex therapist. The ‘definitive ocker comedy’, Alvin Purple survived a critical mauling and went on to become the most commercially successful... more...

  • Will I Live Tomorrow?by Sonia Nassery Cole

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    When Sonia Nassery Cole set out to film The Black Tulip in her homeland of Afghanistan, she knew the odds were against her; she was told time and time again that filming inside a war zone would be impossible. What she didn?t anticipate was how intent the Taliban and its sympathizers were on halting the film?s production—the crew encountered extortion,... more...

  • Mulholland Driveby Zina Giannopoulou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    Beloved by film and art aficionados and fans of neo-noir cinema, Mulholland Drive is one of the most important and enigmatic films of recent years. It occupies a central and controversial position in the work of its director, David Lynch, who won the best director award at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival for the movie. Mulholland Drive in the... more...

  • Greek Tragedy into Filmby Kenneth MacKinnon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    If Greek tragedy is sometimes regarded as a form long dead and buried, both theatre producers and film directors seem slow to accept its interment. Originally published in 1986, this book reflects the renewed interest in questions of staging the Greek plays, to give a comprehensive account and critical analysis of all the important versions of Greek... more...

  • Journey of G. Mastorna, Theby Federico Fellini

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Federico Fellini's script for perhaps the most famous unmade film in Italian cinema, The Journey of G. Mastorna (1965/6), is published here for the first time in full English translation. It offers the reader a remarkable insight into Fellini's creative process and his fascination with human mortality and the great mystery of death. Written in... more...

  • In Search of La Grande Illusionby Nicholas Macdonald

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This is an extended analysis of the film, from different perspectives. The first half is largely a discussion of the cinematic technique, with key sequences analyzed shot by shot. The second half approaches the film from many other angles, including its history, the critical reception, Renoir's life and career, and film theory, e.g., film in relation... more...

  • Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophyby Jorge J. E. Gracia; William Irwin

    Open Court 2013; US$ 17.95

    The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson's spectacular film about the death of Jesus, has quickly become one of the most widely-viewed movies of all time—and one of the most fiercely vilified. It is more loved and simultaneously more loathed than any previous work of cinematographic art. Some maintain that this film has brought them to a new faith in... 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...

  • The Psycho Fileby Joseph W. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    An examination of the groundbreaking 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including the story's origins in real-life graverobber Ed Gein. The book presents material from the script and how it was adapted from Robert Bloch's novel; details of the film's production, particularly the shower scene and other technical difficulties; actors... more...