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  • After the Silentsby Michael Slowik

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Many believe Max Steiner?s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry?s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study... more...

  • On Slownessby Lutz Koepnick

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand slowness as a strategy of the contemporary—a decidedly modern practice that gazes firmly at and into the present?s velocity. As he engages... more...

  • Queer Youth and Media Culturesby Christopher Pullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection explores the representation and performance of queer youth in media cultures, primarily examining TV, film and online new media. Specific themes of investigation include the context of queer youth suicide and educational strategies to avert this within online new media, and the significance of coming out videos produced online. more...

  • The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toroby Ann Davies; Deborah Shaw; Dolores Tierney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this volume examines his wide-ranging oeuvre and traces the connections between his Spanish language and English language commercial and art film projects. more...

  • Partisans in Yugoslaviaby Miranda Jakisa; Nikica Gilic

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 49.00

    The ubiquitous Partisan narrative in Yugoslavia served well as founding myth of its newly united people. Its retrospective deconstruction has absorbed most of the academic attention for the Yugoslav Partisans since the break-up. This edition in contrast looks into the (hybrid) nature of partisanship itself as it appears in film, art and literature.... more...

  • Zwischen Serie und Werkby Claudia Stockinger; Stefan Scherer; Christian Hißnauer

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 48.00

    Despite several studies on Tatort (English title: Crime Scene), there are as yet no comprehensive analyses based on the totality of production since 1970. This volume examines the traditional German crime series as (art) work in relation to its serial nature. It combines a history of mentalities argument with television history and practical aspects,... more...

  • The Sounds of Silent Filmsby Claus Tieber; Anna Katharina Windisch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Sounds of Silent Films is a unique collection of investigatory and theoretical essays that, for the first time, unite up-to-date research on the complex historical performance practices of silent film accompaniment with in-depth analyses of relevant case studies. more...

  • The Art of Screenplaysby Robin Mukherjee

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The author of the screenplay for Lore demystifies the screenwriter's art, providing informed advice in a working handbook for writers with stories to tell Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, this guide aims to connect with our natural understanding of story and to enable fresh, original, and authentic writing. Working on the central... more...

  • Andre Bazin's New Mediaby André Bazin; Dudley Andrew

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    André Bazin?s writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the "new media" of the 1950s, including television, 3D film, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reviews and essays addressing these new technologies?their artistic potential,... more...

  • Euro Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Covering territory from  Rififi to Run Lola Run to Spiral , a guide to the edgy, gritty best of European noir fiction, films, and television The invasion of foreign crime fiction, films, and TV?and not just the Scandinavian variety?has opened up incredible new options for crime fiction lovers, but the sheer volume of new European writers and... more...