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  • Jack Nicholsonby Robert Crane; Christopher Fryer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 9.95

    Originally published as Jack Nicholson: Face to Face in 1975, Jack Nicholson: The Early Years is the first book written about the enigmatic star and the only one to have Nicholson's participation. In 1975 Nicholson was just becoming a household name in spite of having already starred in, written or produced 25 films including classics such as Easy... more...

  • Race, Gender, and Film Censorship in Virginia, 1922?1965by Melissa Ooten

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book chronicles the history of movie censorship in Virginia from the 1920s to 1960s. Ooten uses the contestations surrounding film censorship as a framework for more fully understanding the dominant political, economic, and cultural hierarchies that structured Virginia in the mid-twentieth century. more...

  • Amateur Cinemaby Charles Tepperman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    From the very beginning of cinema, there have been amateur filmmakers at work. It wasn?t until Kodak introduced 16mm film in 1923, however, that amateur moviemaking became a widespread reality, and by the 1950s, over a million Americans had amateur movie cameras. In Amateur Cinema, Charles Tepperman explores the meaning of the "amateur" in film history... more...

  • Film Rhythm after Soundby Lea Jacobs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The seemingly effortless integration of sound, movement, and editing in films of the late 1930s stands in vivid contrast to the awkwardness of the first talkies. Film Rhythm after Sound analyzes this evolution via close examination of important prototypes of early sound filmmaking, as well as contemporary discussions of rhythm, tempo, and pacing.... more...

  • Films of Sam Peckinpahby Neil Fulwood

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57

    A detailed look at the work of one of America's great film directors. Sam Peckinpah helped to redefine the Western, clearing the board of genre cliches in order to present an intelligent examination of the motivation behind, and effects of, violence. The accusations against Peckinpah for making violent films, both Westerns and non-Westerns, for the... more...

  • Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 1by Alfred Hitchcock; Sidney Gottlieb

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Gathered here for the first time are Alfred Hitchcock's reflections on his own life and work. In this ample selection of largely unknown and formerly inaccessible interviews and essays, Hitchcock provides an enlivening commentary on a career that spanned decades and transformed the history of the cinema. Bringing the same exuberance and originality... more...

  • Internet Drama and Mystery Television Series, 1996-2014by Vincent Terrace

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Created around the world and available only on the Web, internet "television" series are independently produced, mostly low budget shows that often feature talented but unknown performers. Typically financed through online crowd-funding, they are produced with borrowed equipment and volunteer casts and crews, and viewers find them through... more...

  • Die fnf Strme des Erzhlensby Michael Neumann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    Storytelling is an essential element of human nature. This study identifies five universal "streams of narrative" - that is, five "hyper-genres" that serve as a system for classifying virtually all kinds of narration. In conjunction with concepts drawn from biology, psychology, and sociology, the study develops a solid anthropological... more...

  • Suicide? - Action!by Ulrike Bierlein

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.42

    Hauptbeschreibung "suicide action" - so nannte Brigitte Mohnhaupt die Selbstmorde der RAF-Kpfe Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin und Jan-Carl Raspe im allerengsten RAF-Kreis. Nach auen hin sollten diese Selbstmorde hingegen als Staatsmord dargestellt werden, um die Ziele der RAF weiter voranzutreiben. Die letzte Nacht in Stammheim wurde so zu einem... more...

  • Rocliffe Notesby Farah Abushwesha

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Amanual for screenwriters and filmmakers, in the form ofnotes, on how to take your career from amateur writer to pro Rocliffe Notes is a compendium for screenwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from more than 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and... more...