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  • "The Lives of Others" and Contemporary German Filmby Paul Cooke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 559.00

    This volume will offer the first book-length academic investigation of Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck?s Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others (2006). The aim of this edited collection is twofold. On the one hand, it will offer new insight into one of the most successful German films of the past two decades placing The Lives of Others within its... more...

  • The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Revisited: Motifs of Science Fiction and Social Criticismby Christian Erkenbrecher

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 39.49

    Hauptbeschreibung This book is a survey of typical Science Fiction elements in Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Christian Erkenbrecher first goes through a short history of Science Fiction and identifies certain motifs of the genre in order to correctly place the novel within a useful context. Classical elements of the Science Fiction... more...

  • The “Slumdog” Phenomenonby Ajay Gehlawat

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, “The ‘Slumdog’ Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology” addresses multiple issues relating to “Slumdog Millionaire,” providing new ways of looking at this controversial film. more...

  • 101 Amazing Christian Bale Factsby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Are you the world’s biggest Christian Bale fan? Do you know everything there is to know about the actor of a generation? Then this is the book for you! In this easy-to-digest eBook are 101 facts about your favourite movie star – do you know all of them?Test yourself and your friends with these handily-packaged facts easily organised into... more...

  • 9/11 Fiktive Realität: Authentizität und Manipulation im dokumentarischen Filmby Danny Jaksch

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 50.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Dokumentarfilme sollen laut Literatur die vorgefundene Realität des abgebildeten Objekts möglichst wirklichkeitsnah darstellen und in ihrer Faktizität einen Wahrheitsanspruch haben. Dass dem nicht immer so ist, zeigt der Dokumentarfilm "Fahrenheit 9/11" von Michael Moore, welcher das zentrale Element dieses Buches darstellt. Thema... more...

  • The A to Z of Animation and Cartoonsby Nichola Dobson

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons is an introduction to all aspects of animation history and its development as a technology and industry beyond the familiar cartoons from the Disney and Warner Bros. Studios. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on animators,... more...

  • An A-Z of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbitby Sarah Oliver

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    A is for... Auditions - Find out which pop star auditioned to play an elf and who impressed Peter Jackson the most. B is for... Bilbo - Martin Freeman had reservations about playing Bilbo at first – discover why. He had great fun on set with his fellow actors, find out who he loved working with and who he didn?t. Uncover why the movie Bilbo is different... more...

  • Adapting philosophyby Catherine Constable

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Adapting Philosophy looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation, and in doing so creates its own distinctive philosophical position. Where previous work in the field has presented the trilogy as a simple ‘beginner’s guide’ to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for... more...

  • Alvin Purpleby Catharine Lumby

    Currency Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    One of the seminal films of the 1970s, Alvin Purple depicts Alvin’s struggles with his irresistibility to women—from his school days and time as a waterbed salesman to his short-lived career as a sex therapist. The ‘definitive ocker comedy’, Alvin Purple survived a critical mauling and went on to become the most commercially successful... more...

  • American Literature on Stage and Screenby Thomas S. Hischak

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 150.00

    The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium.... more...