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  • Wizard of Ozby Ben Nussbaum

    Lumina Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musical, this new book The Wizard of Oz offers a rare glimpse into the creation of the classic film, its creator L. Frank Baum, the Academy Award-winning score, the leading lady, and the Oz phenomenon that continues to captivate the world. Although Oz creator L. Frank Baum died... more...

  • The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985by Mark Bellomo

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 27.99 US$ 22.95

    A Galaxy...of Epic Toys! When Star Wars landed in movie theaters in 1977, it became a popular cultural phenomenon and introduced the world to heroes like Luke Skywalker, super villain Darth Vader, Wookies, Stormtroopers, robots, Jedi Knights, space vehicles and lightsabers. The adventures continued with a toy line that soon followed, starting a... more...

  • The Blair Witch Projectby Peter Turner

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Few films have had the influence and impact of The Blair Witch Project (1999). Its arrival was a horror cinema palette cleanser after a decade of serial killers and postmodern intertextuality, a bare bones 'found footage' trend setter. In this Devil's Advocate, Peter Turner tells the story of the film from his conception and production then provides... more...

  • The Art of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the Westby John Fawell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 35.00

    Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone's... more...

  • Reading Brokeback Mountainby Jim Stacy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This collection offers 15 critical essays on Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its controversial film adaptation by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee. Each essay explores the short story, the film, and the sociocultural phenomenon that followed the release of the motion picture in December... more...

  • A Book about the Film Monty Python and the Holy Grailby Darl Larsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 52.99

    This exhaustive reference identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail , the first original film by the British comedy troupe. more...

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

    John Libbey Publishing 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...

  • Blade Runnerby Amy Coplan; David Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Ridley Scott?s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ?replicants? is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency... more...

  • The Making of Rebel Without a Causeby Douglas L. Rathgeb

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    In 1954, troubled director Nicholas Ray chatted at a dinner party about his controversial plan for a film about middle-class juvenile delinquents. He was told of a book, written by a prison psychologist and owned by Warner Bros., called Rebel Without a Cause. Though he was initially unimpressed, Ray adapted the book into his own screenplay and Warner... more...

  • Film Storiesby Michael Roemer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 49.99

    This volume contains three new screenplays ( Bedrock , Old World and New , and Falling Angels ) by the writer-director of the prize-winning films Nothing But a Man , The Plot against Harry , Vengeance Is Mine , and Pilgrim, Farewell . more...