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  • Appraising The Graduateby J.W. Whitehead

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 40.00

    The popular success in 1967 of The Graduate was immediate and total; at the time, only Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music were bigger box-office winners. Yet such phenomenal success came at a price: On the film's 40th anniversary, director Mike Nichols claimed that The Graduate had been "whipped away" by a young audience hungry... more...

  • Theatre in Co-Communitiesby Shulamith Lev-Aladgem

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Each chapter of this book presents a different marginalized community and explores how it appropriates theatre for its own needs, whichare often at odds withthose of the powerful sponsoring organisations. This fresh approach to the topic provides the reader with an innovative, critical way ofstudying community theatre. more...

  • Hollywood's New Radicalismby Ben Dickenson

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Described by Tony Garnett as ?an ambitious and refreshing book?, Hollywood?s New Radicalism is a timely and contentious account of the last twenty-five years of American cinema. Ben Dickenson tells the story of the corporate take-over of the movies in the 1970s, and the subsequent transformation of Hollywood into the dominant force in the global media... more...

  • Aim for the Heartby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Clint Eastwood is one of the world?s most popular action stars,who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including The Changeling, this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV?s Rawhide to Gran Torino showing... more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • Right Turnsby Michael Medved

    The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers?and more than his share of enemies?by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments, including: ? Liberals love losing because it... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman?and what it means to be a top actress today. At once life story, love letter, and critical analysis, this is not merely a book about who Kidman is but about what she is?in our culture and in our... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema. By combining textual and contextual analysis,... more...

  • It Happened One Nightby Linda Mizejewski

    Wiley 2009; US$ 94.95 US$ 82.29

    A movie that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and captivated Depression-era America, It Happened One Night challenged the ways Americans imagined marriage, romance, gender, and class difference. This book examines key scenes and formal features of It Happened One Night , and explores its lasting importance in film history and in cultural studies. ... more...

  • Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heineby Ritchie Robertson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    A study of eighteenth- and early nineteeenth-century poetry in English, French and German, focusing on the mock epic (from Pope's Dunciad to Byron's Don Juan) as a critique of serious epic poetry and also as a literary means of exploring a wide range of sexual and religious issues in a humorous style. more...