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  • Last Featuresby Reinhild Steingröver

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 24.95

    Last Features is the story of forgotten films made during the time of German unification. With leftover GDR funds and under chaotic conditions, a group of young East German filmmakers produced around thirty stylistically diverse films. Most of these films were lost in the political upheaval of the Wende , disappearing until the 2009 Wendeflicks... more...

  • Writing & Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    The many ways that "happy after ever" can come about?case studies and analyses include Due Date , I Give it a Year, Midnight in Paris , Ted , and Tamara Drewe Contemporary film audiences want and need sophisticated, authentic films that show how we now live and love?so what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how... more...

  • V/Erkennungsdienste, das Kino und die Perspektive der Migrationby Nanna Heidenreich

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    Nanna Heidenreich sets the history-making power of film and the art of migration against the apparent ahistoricity with which migration in Germany is addressed. She illustrates how the juridical category of »foreigner« is indeed as stubborn as it is socially misunderstood, yet how the cinema enacts not just the recognition (and failed recognition)... more...

  • Performing Noncitizenshipby Emma Cox

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    This exacting study examines the role that theatre, film and activism responsive to asylum seekers has played in the emergence of ‘irregular’ noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life. more...

  • Writing & Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    All aspects of drama screenwriting, with such case studies as  Erin Brockovich , The King?s Speech , Juno , and many more Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Arab Cultureby Dwight F. Reynolds

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    An accessible and wide-ranging survey of modern Arab culture covering political, intellectual and social aspects. more...

  • Mao's Cultural Armyby Brian DeMare

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Explores the role of drama troupes tasked with roaming the countryside in support of Mao's communist revolution in China. more...

  • Compound Cinematicsby Shinobu Hashimoto

    Vertical Inc. 2015; US$ 13.99

    Any list of Japan's greatest screenplay writers would feature Shinobu Hashimoto at or near the top. This memoir, focusing on his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa, a gifted scenarist in his own right, offers indispenable insider account for fans and students of the director's oeuvre and invaluable insights into the unique process that is writing... more...

  • Neil Simon on Screenby Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Neil Simon is the most successful American playwright on Broadway, and the winner of many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and a Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime Achievement. Many of his plays have been adapted into films and made-for-television movies, and he has written original screenplays and television... more...

  • Shaw and the Actresses Franchise Leagueby Ellen Ecker Dolgin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Early 20th century non-commercial theaters emerged as hubs of social transformation on both sides of the Atlantic. The 1904-1907 seasons at London's Royal Court Theatre were a particularly galvanizing force, with 11 plays by Bernard Shaw--along with works by Granville Barker, John Galsworthy and Elizabeth Robins--that challenged social conventions.... more...