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  • Bullies, Bastards And Bitchesby Jessica Morrell

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99

    Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve. From mischief-makers... more...

  • Make a Sceneby Jordan Rosenfeld

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.99

    Write Scenes that Move Your Story Forward In Make a Scene , author Jordan E. Rosenfeld takes you through the fundamentals of strong scene construction and explains how other essential fiction-writing techniques, such as character, plot, and dramatic tension, must function within the framework of individual scenes in order to provide substance... more...

  • A History of Theatre in Spainby Maria M. Delgado; David T. Gies

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 100.00

    Leading practitioners and theatre historians present a new assessment of Spain's theatrical history from a performative perspective. more...

  • Writing & Selling Crime Film Screenplaysby Karen Lee Street

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Advice from an expert, rangingfrom learning the subgenres to approaching financial partners Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives, and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality.... more...

  • Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Thelowdown on not only gettinga thriller feature script on the page, but alsogetting it in front of producers and investors From premise to resolution, this book guideswriters through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho , The Shining , The Sixth Sense , and Fatal Attraction , and lesser-known gems like... more...

  • The Shadow Self in Filmby Gershon Reiter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book examines 13 movies that deal with the protagonist and his projected "other." The cinematic Other is interpreted as an unconscious personality, a denied part of the protagonist that appears in his life as a shadowy menace who won't go away. Devoting a chapter to each movie, the book starts with Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and... more...

  • New Tunisian Cinemaby Robert Lang

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas, a model of equipoise between East? and West? and the defender of a fierce, sovereign style. Even during the repressive regime that ruled Tunisia from 1987 to 2011, a generation of filmmakers produced allegories of resistance that defied their society?s increasingly illiberal... more...

  • The Ultimate Stallone Readerby Chris Holmlund

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities as actor, writer, producer, and director all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention.... more...

  • Jeanne d'Arcby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Scottish history writer Margaret Oliphant offers up a gripping account of the French martyr (and eventual saint) Joan of Arc, who led large armies to important battlefield victories while only a teenager. This extensively researched and exhaustively detailed narrative is one of the definitive sources of the life of the Maid of Orleans. more...

  • Hammer Films' Psychological Thrillers, 1950-1972by David Huckvale

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Hammer Film's output is justly famous for Gothic horror but the company also excelled in the genre of the psychological thriller. Though indebted to the example of Henri-Georges Clouzot and Alfred Hitchcock, Hammer nonetheless created its own style and approach to this genre in a series of often under-rated films that are, in fact, some of the... more...