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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00
Millions of dollars in public funds were allocated to school districts in the post-Sputnik era for the purchase of educational films, resulting in thousands of 16mm films being made by exciting young filmmakers. This book discusses more than 1,000 such films, including many available to view today on the Internet. People ranging from adult film stars... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00
The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner?Disney Chairman and CEO?and the scandals that drove America?s best-known entertainment company to civil war. ?When You Wish Upon a Star,? ?Whistle While You Work,? ?The Happiest Place on Earth??these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of the most admired and best-known companies in... more...
- OUP Oxford 1996; US$ 26.99
The Oxford History of World Cinema, is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the cinema ever undertaken. It traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. An invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the student... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
The hit television program American Idol provides a stage where the politics of national, regional, ethnic, and religious identity are performed for millions of viewers. Diversity is carefully highlighted and coached into a viable commodity by judges, argues Katherine Meizel, with contestants packaged... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28
The hottest, sexiest autobiography of spring 2011. International film star Brigitte Nielsen was married to Sylvester Stallone and her lovers include Arnold Schwarzenegger but life has not always been full of Hollywood glitz. In this compelling and deeply personal autobiography Brigitte describes how she survived incredible lows including a suicide... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
Videojournalism is a new field that has grown out of traditional print photojournalism, slideshows that combine sound and pictures, public radio, documentary filmmaking and the best of television news features. This amalgam of traditions has emerged to serve the Internet's voracious appetite for video stories.Videojournalism is written for the new... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99
Learning With the Lights Off is the first collection of essays to address the phenomenon of film's educational uses in twentieth-century America. Each essay analyzes in close detail some crucial aspect of educational film history, ranging from case studies of films and filmmakers to analyses of genres and broader historical assessments. more...
- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99
How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99
This collection of Japanese folk plays reveals a previously unknown and decidedly unaristocratic element to Japanese theater. Interspersed between the stately, slower paced dramas of Japan?s Noh theater are the delightful comic plays or interludes known as Kyogen. These brief plays evolved from the bawdy skits that were rousingly enjoyed by the... more...