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  • Quadropheniaby Stephen Glynn

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    1964: Mods clash with Rockers in Brighton, creating a moral panic. 1973: ex-Mod band The Who release Quadrophenia, a concept album following young Mod Jimmy Cooper to the Brighton riots and beyond. 1979: Franc Roddam directs Quadrophenia, a film based on Pete Townshend's album narrative; its cult status is immediate. 2013: almost fifty years on from... more...

  • Filming the Unfilmableby Ben Hellmann

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    This volume shares the fascinating story of the cinematic adaptation of one of the world?s most influential novels. An all-encompassing account of the film?s production and reception, the account is filled with little-known facts and valuable insight into Solzhenitsyn?s complex relationship with filmmaking. more...

  • Jeeves & Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense' (NHB Modern Plays)by P.G. Wodehouse; The Goodale Brothers

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P.G. Wodehouse?s iconic double act. Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker reconciling the affections of his host?s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying... more...

  • The Silence of the Lambsby Barry Forshaw

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs, based on Thomas Harris?s bestseller, was a game-changer in the fields of both horror and crime cinema. FBI trainee Clarice Starling was a new kind of heroine, vulnerable, intuitive, and in a deeply unhealthy relationship with her monstrous helper/opponent, the serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Jonathan Demme?s... more...

  • SAWby Ben Poole

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Like all game changers within the horror genre, SAW was an independent success, a low-budget champion that flourished without the patronage of a big studio. Not bad for the most successful horror franchise ever, which has spawned subsidiary media and masses of merchandise, including a theme park rollercoaster ride. What is it about SAW that attracted... more...

  • The Thingby Jez Conolly

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the 1980s 'Body Horror' cycle of films, experiencing a wholesale and detailed reappraisal that has secured its place in the pantheon of modern cinematic horror.... more...

  • Studying Fight Clubby Mark Ramey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher?s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk?s source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met... more...

  • Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of Handmade Filmsby Robert Sellers

    Titan Books 2013; US$ 9.32

    It all started when Beatle George Harrison stepped in to fund Life of Brian when Monty Python?s original backers pulled out. His company, HandMade films, went on to make some of the best British films of the 80s (Withnail and I, Time Bandits and Mona Lisa among them), but then things started to go wrong... This is the incredible and often hilarious... 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...

  • 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...