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- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 81.20
Books in Motion addresses the hybrid, interstitial field of film adaptation. The introductory essay integrates a retrospective survey of the development of adaptation studies with a forceful argument about their centrality to any history of cultureany discussion, that is, of the transformation and transmission of texts and meanings in and across... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99
This is an account of Steven Spielberg?s first stand-alone film, Duel , a made for TV movie that first aired in 1971. This book chronicles the film?s history, from the original short story by acclaimed writer Richard Matheson (16 Twilight Zone episodes, Somewhere in Time , I Am Legend ) to its development as a teleplay, to its production... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
This book is a collection of everything fans would want to know about a true movie classic. Readers will learn what brand of typewriter Margaret Mitchell used to type the original book, the parallels between Scarlett's life and the author's, and the ins and outs of casting the movie. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included, along with... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95
Vasili Pichul?s 'Little Vera' was released in 1988 during the early glasnost years of Gorbachev. With a no holds barred screenplay by Pichul?s wife Maria Khmelik, this story of the seamier side of life for ordinary people was a box-office hit and went on to receive the European Film Award for best screenplay as well as the Special Jury Prize at Montreal.... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 27.99
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...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00
Soviet and Russian film-makers have traditionally had uneasy relationships to the concept of genre. This volume rewrites that history by spotlighting some genres not commonly associated with cinema in the region, including Cold War spy films and science-fiction films, blockbusters and horror films, remakes and adventure films and chernukha films and... more...
- SAGE India 2006; US$ 29.95
Convenient coincidences and glycerine tears, star-crossed lovers and happy endings, mindless songs and energetic dances These elements, and more, have sustained the Bollywood brand of cinema for nearly a century, so much so that it has now found acceptance across continents. This book is a road map for the fast-changing entertainment landscape... more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 19.99
You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.99
What?s your damage? In 1989, Michael Lehmann?s black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand, rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes? more popular fare with darkness and death. Launching the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers became a cult classic, ranking #5 on Entertainment Weekly ?s list of the 50 Best High... more...