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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 28.00
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... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Are you the worlds 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99
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...
- John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 7.28
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
A lively discussion of costume dramas to women's films, Shelley Cobb investigates the practice of adaptation in contemporary films made by women. The figure of the woman author comes to the fore as a key site for the representation of women's agency and the authority of the woman filmmaker. more...
- Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00
Adapting Philosophy looks at the ways in which The Matrix Trilogy adapts Jean Baudrillards 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 beginners guide to philosophy, this study offers a new methodology for... more...
- Currency Press 2008; US$ 7.99
One of the seminal films of the 1970s, Alvin Purple depicts Alvins struggles with his irresistibility to womenfrom 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95
Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 29.00
This book examines how Hui challenges the myth of the original home as singular, familial and romantic, and constructs the second home as a new space for Hong Kong modernity. Yue also discusses the teaching of the film in the diaspora, demonstrating its potential as an affective and performative text of transcultural literacy and diasporic negotiations... more...