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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape. During the early years of television, Japanese of all... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 73.34
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99
An eBook short. 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... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99
Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,? collaborating on such classics as The Lost... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95
The concept of "un-Americanism," so vital to the HUAC crusade of the 1940s and 1950s, was resoundingly revived in the emotional rhetoric that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks. Today's political and cultural climate makes it more crucial than ever to come to terms with the consequences of this earlier period of repression... more...