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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...

  • 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...

  • Zivile Heldenby Peter Jehle

    Argument Verlag 2013; US$ 14.19

    "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...

  • 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...

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

    Titan Books 2013; US$ 4.99

    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... 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...

  • 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...