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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Although Walt Disney is best known as a filmmaker, perhaps his greatest skill and influence was as a reader. While many would have regarded Felix Salten's Bambi and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as too somber for family-oriented animated films, he saw possibilities in them. He appealed to his audience by selecting familiar stories, but transformed... more...
- Pavilion Books 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...
- Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 41.88
On 3 May 1810 George Gordon, Lord Byron, swam like the mythic Leander from Sestos on the European side of the Hellespont to Abydos on the Asian shore. The hero of his poem "Don Juan" has lived in ?feminine disguise? in the sultan's harem for more than a century. To commemorate Byron's Don Juan, the third volume of the "Ottoman Empire... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74
The Twilight Saga may have made ‘R-Patz? a household name – and earned him a spot on the bedroom walls of teenage girls around the world – but long gone are the days when he was just seen as a (very) pretty face. Named amongst TIME magazine?s 100 Most Influential People, and drawing critical acclaim for recent screen performances, he is carving... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of the plays without increasing their accessibility.... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 28.00
Lili St. Cyr was, in the words of legendary reporter Mike Wallace, the “highest paid stripteaser in America.? Wallace was so fascinated by Lili that out of all the presidents and celebrities he interviewed over a long career, towards the end of his life, she was the one he remained fixated on. Her beauty had that kind of effect. Lili St. Cyr, the... more...
- Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95
This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available
In diesem kompakten und anschaulichen Leitfaden führen Paul Resinger, Hans Brunner und Dietmar Knitel Studierende zuverlässig durch alle Arbeitsschritte beim Verfassen einer Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit. Starke Resonanz von Studierenden, Leserfeedback und positive Erfahrungen beim Einsatz des Buchs in Lehrveranstaltungen haben die Autoren bewogen, eine... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74
THERE IS A MAN BLAZING A TRAIL ACROSS THE SILVER SCREEN, DELIVERING PERFORMANCES OF SUCH ELECTRIC INTENSITY THAT HE HAS UNITED CRITICS AND CASUAL MOVIEGOERS ALIKE. THAT MAN IS TOM HARDY. Starring roles as Britain??????s most dangerous prisoner in Bronson, both Kray twins in Legend and the villainous brute Bane in The Dark Knight Rises have showcased... more...