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  • Ugly Mugsby Peta Brady

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    A girl on a footy field cops a blow to the head and her bag is stolen. A teenage boy grapples with his role in a disturbing event. A woman relives a nightmare while her doctor looks on. None of them saw it coming. None of them were ready for what happened next.Taking its title from the name sex workers use for aggressive clients, Peta Brady’sUgly... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jurassic Park and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud; Jessica Watkins

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it?s true that “Life will find a way,? should we view any modified or newly reconstituted... more...

  • The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Bookby Pauline Bartel

    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...

  • Jeeves & Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense' (NHB Modern Plays)by P.G. Wodehouse; The Goodale Brothers

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P.G. Wodehouse?s iconic double act. Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host?s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying... more...

  • Filming the Unfilmableby Ben Hellmann

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    This volume shares the fascinating story of the cinematic adaptation of one of the world?s most influential novels. An all-encompassing account of the film?s production and reception, the account is filled with little-known facts and valuable insight into Solzhenitsyn?s complex relationship with filmmaking. more...