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  • 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...

  • Dario Argentoby James Gracey

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    The stylistic and bloody excesses of the films of Dario Argento are instantly recognisable. Vivid, baroque and nightmarish, his films lock violent deaths in a twisted embrace with an almost sexual beauty. Narrative and logic are often lost in a constant bombardment of atmosphere, technical mastery and provocative imagery. It's a body of work which... more...

  • Out at the Moviesby Steven Paul Davies; Simon Callow

    Oldcastle Books 2010; US$ 14.57

    Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift,... more...

  • The Laban Sourcebookby Dick McCaw

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Rudolf Laban (1879 ? 1958) was a pioneer in dance and movement, who found an extraordinary range of application for his ideas; from industry to drama, education and therapy.? Laban believed that you can understand about human beings by observing how they move, and devised two complimentary methods of notating the shape and quality of movements. ... more...

  • Writing in the Dark, Dancing in The New Yorkerby Arlene Croce

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99

    The best of America's best writer on dance "Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love." From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and... more...