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  • Shakespeare and the English-speaking Cinemaby Russell Jackson

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Shakespeare and the English-speaking Cinema offers a lively and authorative account of the ways in which Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the screen. more...

  • Hiding in Hip Hopby Terrance Dean

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 19.99

    ?If you love Empire , then you must read Terrance Dean?s memoir Hiding in Hip Hop . This is the real story of what it means to be black and gay in Hollywood and the music industry.??Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Joplin?s Ghost ?If you enjoy Empire , then you must read Terrance Dean?s entertaining, yet, enlightening... more...

  • Bollywoodby Tejaswini Ganti

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    'Bollywood' is the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterised by music, dance routines, melodrama, lavish production values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood films have met with box-office success and enthusiastic audiences from India to West Africa to... more...

  • Powerby Alan Blackwell; David MacKay

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Seven leading writers discuss powerful topics: from the influence of democracy and cinema to mathematical theory and music. more...

  • A Theory of Narrativeby Rick Altman

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    Narrative is a powerful element of human culture, storing and sharing the cherished parts of our personal memories and giving structure to our laws, entertainment, and history. We experience narrative in words, pictures, and film, yet regardless of how the tale is told, story remains independent from the media that makes it concrete. Narrative follows... more...

  • Hollywood Hoofbeatsby Petrine Day Mitchum; Audrey Pavia

    Lumina Media 2014; US$ 24.99

    The horses that captured the moviegoers? hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses. There would be no Westernsno cowboy named John Wayneno Gone with the Wind, no Ben Hur, no Dances with Wolves? no War Horse, no True Grit, no Avatar!... more...

  • The Definitive Guide To Screenwritingby Syd Field

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 21.14

    Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant - secrets that can make your screenplay a success. He provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000by Robert G. Weiner; Shelley E. Barba

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The award-winning television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999) has been described as "the smartest, funniest show in America," and forever changed the way we watch movies. The series featured a human host and a pair of robotic puppets who, while being subjected to some of the worst films ever made, provided ongoing hilarious... more...

  • Why We Make Moviesby George Alexander

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.95

    A sparkling collection of interviews with African American directors and producers. Bringing together more than thirty candid conversations with filmmakers and producers such as Spike Lee, Gordon Parks, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, and Robert Townsend, Why We Make Movies delivers a cultural celebration with the tips of a film-school master class.... more...