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  • Reading 'CSI'by Allen Michael

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    This is what we know, this is the truth: CSI is a global television phenomenon. It began in 2000 with 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', a dark procedural drama about forensic science set within the neon escapism of Las Vegas, in which Grissom and his team search within the very vitals of the murder victims they investigate. Nearly 17 million viewers... more...

  • Philosophy of the Performing Artsby David Davies

    Wiley 2011; US$ 97.95 US$ 84.89

    This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking... more...

  • Reading Deadwoodby David Lavery

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Apart from its brilliance as television, it's amazing what 'Deadwood' gets away with. This acclaimed series from HBO, which premiered in 2004, is set in the teeming outlaw camp of 'Deadwood'. It has been described by 'Variety' as 'a vulgar, gritty, at times downright nasty take on the Old West brimming with all the dark genius that series creator... more...

  • Re-viewing Television Historyby Helen Wheatley

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    Written by leading scholars in the field, this book is an internationally relevant, cutting-edge reassessment of both current methods and practices in television historiography and of assumptions and critical commonplaces about television history itself. The book focuses on debates about the canon, on texts, on production and institutions, on viewers,... more...

  • The Big Lebowskiby Ethan Coen; Joel Coen

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.66

    The Big Lebowski begins with a case of mistaken identity which escalates when Jeffrey Lebowski - alias The Dude - attempts to seek recompense for the despoilation of his ratty-ass little rug, and then finds himself entangled in a kidnapping caper as a bagman - a situation that goes from bad to worse due to the interference of his hapless bowling... more...

  • Sophocles' Antigoneby Diane J. Rayor

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 13.00 US$ 10.66

    This accessible new translation of Sophocles' Antigone includes an analytical introduction, comprehensive notes and an essay by director Karen Libman. more...

  • Behind a Velvet Trapby Anthony Buckley

    Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Tony Buckley is well placed to take us behind the scenes to observe through his eyes the fascinating growth of Australian film-making. Covering a vast period of our modern history, he introduces us to the characters he has met: actors, stars, producers, technicians - sharing his entertaining stories and insights. more...

  • 101 Forgotten Filmsby Brian Mills

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home, imprisoned by some ancient legality, refused release at... more...

  • The Westernby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    From the very beginnings of cinema in America the Western has been a central genre. The hazardous lives of the settlers, their conflict with Native Americans (the Indians), the lawless frontier towns, outlaws and cattle rustlers, all found their way into the new medium of film. Folk heroes and heroines, such as Jesse and Frank James, Wild Bill Hickok,... more...

  • Samurai Filmsby Roland Thorne

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Samurai films are a wonderful combination of frenetic action sequences, moving personal drama and philosophical observations on loyalty and violence, all set against the spectacular backdrop of pre-industrial Japan. Many mainstream directors, from Hollywood and elsewhere, have been inspired and influenced by the genre. Want to know where George Lucas... more...