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  • Howie the Rookie (NHB Modern Plays)by Mark O'Rowe

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    A white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable, this electrifying play won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. First we meet Howie. He tells us how, one night, he gets caught up in a gang intent on beating up Rookie. He's supposed to be baby-sitting... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Is This Heaven?by Brett Mandel

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2002; US$ 23.99

    This is the story of a make-believe place made real, its incredible lure, and its effect on the people who have stepped between its chalk lines. 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...