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  • 'Dear BBC'by Maire Messenger Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    Discusses key controversies in the public sphere about children's relationship with the media, especially television drama. more...

  • "Erlösung ward der Welt zuteil"by Peter Steinacker

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 77.84

    Nach dem Erdbeben von Lissabon 1755 gerät der christliche Glaube in eine schwere Krise. Die durch das Beben angeheizte Diskussion um die Theodizee spaltet die intellektuelle Welt Europas und mündet in der Säkularisierung der Gesellschaft. Doch die Religion verschwindet nicht völlig: Mit der Entzauberung der Welt transzendieren die religiösen Inhalte... more...

  • "From Beautiful Downtown Burbank"by Hal Erickson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and salutes. This critical history of Laugh-In includes background details on the creation and creators,... more...

  • "Have You Seen . . . ?"by David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 29.95

    In 1975, David Thomson published his Biographical Dictionary of Film, and few film books have enjoyed better press or such steady sales. Now, thirty-three years later, we have the companion volume, a second book of more than 1,000 pages in one voice?that of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian. Juxtaposing the fanciful and... more...

  • 'Have You Seen...?'by David Thomson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 32.00

    This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked ? or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged... more...

  • "I'll Be There for You"by Warren Littlefield

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    A behind-the-scenes look at Friends, one of the most popular TV shows of all time?a wide-ranging interview with the cast and creators, excerpted from Top of the Rock, by former NBC President of Entertainment Warren Littlefield It was a little show originally called Six of One,  whose pilot only tested decently with audiences?but all of that... more...

  • 'Injuns!'by Edward Buscombe

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 16.00

    In 'Injuns!', distinguished film scholar Edward Buscombe presents an original and readable account of the cultural images of Native Americans through history and around the globe. more...

  • "It's the Pictures That Got Small"by Anthony Slide

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Anthony Slide is the author or editor of more than two hundred books on the history of popular entertainment. He has served as both associate archivist of the American Film Institute and as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His most recent publications include Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical... more...

  • "Just Mary"by Margaret Anne Hume

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 16.99

    An examination of the life of Mary Grannan, whose radio shows, including Just Mary and Maggie Muggins , shaped the legacy of children?s programming on CBC. more...

  • "Othello" and Interpretive Traditionsby Edward Pechter

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    During the past twenty years or so, Othello has become the Shakespearean tragedy that speaks most powerfully to our contemporary concerns. Focusing on race and gender (and on class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality), the play talks about what audiences want to talk about. Yet at the same time, as refracted through Iago, it forces us to hear... more...