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  • 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...

  • Sunset Boulevardby Billy Wilder

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 26.95

    Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined the team. Together they created a film both allusive and literate, with... 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...

  • The Wonderful World of Ozby John Fricke

    Down East Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    This book documents that magical journey through beautiful photographs of the world's largest collection of Oz memorabilia. Whether it's first-edition covers, a munchkin costume, or the Wicked playbill, the iconic items on these pages tell the story of America's beloved fairy tale. Come over the rainbow and see why there truly is no place like... more...

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacreby Stefan Jaworzyn

    Titan 2012; US$ 9.99

    In 1974, a low-budget, no-star horror movie was unleashed on the world, causing panic among the censors and provoking glee from its intended audience. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is still as powerful today as when it was first seen almost thirty years ago, and will return to the screens in a high profile remake this Halloween.  Now, in this... 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...

  • Zivile Heldenby Peter Jehle

    Argument Verlag 2013; US$ 16.19

    "Sie sitzen schon, mit hohen Augenbrauen, / Gelassen da und möchten gern erstaunen", heißt es im FAUST. Doch die Wirklichkeit ist anders. Im Parterre gibt es keine Sitzplätze, die den Blick der Zuschauer zwangsläufig auf die Bühne ausrichten würden; ausschließlich männliche Zuschauer kommentieren lautstark das Geschehen und drehen der Bühne... 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...