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  • The Gangster Filmby Ron Wilson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    This volume examines the gangster film in its historical context with an emphasis on the ways the image of the gangster has adapted and changed as a result of socio-cultural circumstances. From its origins in Progressive-era reforms to its use as an indictment of corporate greed, the gangster film has often provided a template for critiquing American... more...

  • It Happened on Broadwayby Myrna Katz Frommer; Harvey Frommer

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this deliciously revealing oral history of Broadway from World War II through the 1980s, more than one hundred theater veterans?including Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, and Al Hirschfeld?deliver the behind-the-scenes story of the hits, the stars, the feuds, and the fiascoes. more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...

  • Film, Theory and Philosophyby Felicity Colman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics... more...

  • The Movies in the Age of Innocenceby Edward Wagenknecht

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

    Upon its original publication in 1962, Edward Wagenknecht's The Movies in the Age of Innocence immediately earned recognition as a classic in the history of early cinema. A tribute to American silent film from the first-person perspective of one who grew up with the medium, the volume surveys the pre-feature and feature era of silent films from... more...

  • Harry Alan Towersby Dave Mann

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

    Harry Alan Towers' reputation rests upon a corpus of 95 low budget productions shot post-haste in every corner of the globe. He took an integral part, however, in the development of the protocols that now underpin much transnational film production; he must thus be regarded as a pioneer. Towers' slash and burn strategy focused upon parasitic,... more...

  • The Late Works of Hayao Miyazakiby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once a favorite of mainly art house audiences, Hayao Miyazaki's films have enjoyed increasing exposure in the West since his Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. The award signaled a turning point for Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, bringing his films prominence in the media and driving their distribution in multiple formats.... more...

  • Cinema Civil Rightsby Ellen C. Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the ?N-word.? This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights... more...

  • Kleine Weltgeschichte des Theatersby Manfred Brauneck

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 15.99

    Das 20. Jahrhundert hat auch die Theaterkulturen der Welt einander nähergebracht. In diesem Band führt der renommierte Theaterhistoriker Manfred Brauneck in die Weltgeschichte einer Kunstform ein, die in allen Ländern und zu allen Zeiten tief im gesellschaftlichen Leben verwurzelt war. Im Zentrum stehen die Theaterkulturen Europas, Indiens, Chinas... more...

  • Performing Site-Specific Theatreby Joanne Tompkins; Anna Birch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00

    This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it more...