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  • Genre und Gemeinsinnby Hermann Kappelhoff

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    Ausgehend von der These, dass der Sinn für das Gemeinschaftliche einer Gesellschaft abhängig ist von medialen Praktiken politischer Vergemeinschaftung, wird der Einsatz Hollywoods im 2. Weltkrieg untersucht. Es wird gezeigt, wie Hollywood auf die Krise der Demokratie im Krieg reagierte, indem es ein neues Genre generiert. Anhand einer Affekttheorie... more...

  • The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situationsby Mike Figgis

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 18.95

    The original 36 Dramatic Situations was written in in French by Georges Polti in the 1850s. Polti synthesised all drama as belonging to combinations of 36 situations. In the book he illustrates each 'situation' with examples from classical and French theatre. When Mike Figgis used the book as an aid in putting together a treatment for a film,... more...

  • Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Filmsby Vlad Dima

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The art of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety?s cinema lies in the tension created between the visual narrative and the aural narrative. His work has been considered hugely influential, and his films bridge Western practices of filmmaking and oral traditions from West Africa. Mambety?s film Touki Bouki is considered one of the foundational works... more...

  • All The Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 16.99

    An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day. more...

  • Words on Screenby Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked. Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art , Words on Screen is Chion?s survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles,... more...

  • Star Wars vs. Star Trekby Matt Forbeck

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach? Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs? And most important, in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win? Ever since Princess Leia's starship hovered into sight... more...

  • The Pianoby Gail Jones

    Currency Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    The Piano written and directed by Jane Campion, is one of the most honoured films of the new Australian cinema, and is considered, by many critics, a modern masterpiece. Campion won the Palme D'Or at Cannes in 1993 for the film, making her the first woman ever to win this prestigious award; it also won Best Original Screenplay (Campion), Best Actress... more...

  • Aussiewoodby Michaela Boland; Michael Bodey

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22

    A generation of Australians have conquered Hollywood - Boland and Bodey interview the A-list to find out how they got there. more...

  • Jackby Edward Douglas

    HarperCollins 2004; US$ 11.99

    Jack Nicholson is one of the longest-lasting and most recognized sex symbols of our time. This sizzling biography goes deep in-depth, relating exclusive interviews with past flames and flings, to shed light on the unique charisma and magnetism of one of America's most respected and desired movie stars. In Jack , Edward Douglas offers us a provocative,... more...

  • What Happens Nextby Marc Norman

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 19.99

    Screenwriters have always been viewed as Hollywood?s stepchildren. Silent-film comedy pioneer Mack Sennett forbade his screenwriters from writing anything down, for fear they?d get inflated ideas about themselves as creative artists. The great midcentury director John Ford was known to answer studio executives? complaints that he was behind schedule... more...