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  • Matthew McConaughey - The Biographyby Neil Daniels

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Matthew McConaughey is a Hollywood star with an Oscar to his name and the world at his feet.Growing up in Texas, the youngest of three boys, he was known for his good looks and charm. His acting career began quietly with TV commercials, B movies and lowbudget independent films, which included the much respected coming of age drama Dazed and Confused.... 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 timeand 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...

  • Mulholland Driveby Zina Giannopoulou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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 Routledge... more...

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

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    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... more...

  • Now a Major Motion Pictureby Christine Geraghty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be faithful to the original texts. She is more interested in how, while a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our... more...

  • Now a Terrifying Motion Picture!by James F. Broderick

    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...

  • Performing New Media, 1890-1915by Kaveh Askari; Scott Curtis; Frank Gray; Louis Pelletier; Tami Williams; Joshua Yumibe

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 37.99

    In the years before the First World War, showmen, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists used magic lanterns and cinematographs in many contexts and many venues. To employ these silent screen technologies to deliver diverse and complex programs usually demanded audio accompaniment, creating a performance of both sound and image. These shows might... more...

  • Philosophy and Blade Runnerby Timothy Shanahan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 27.00

    Philosophy and Blade Runner explores philosophical issues in the film Blade Runner , including human nature, personhood, identity, consciousness, free will, morality, God, death, and the meaning of life. The result is a novel analysis of the greatest science fiction film of all time and a unique contribution to the philosophy of film. 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...

  • 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...