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  • Peckinpah's Tragic Westernsby John L. Simons; Robert Merrill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah's art in numerous ways, and the fact that he... more...

  • Love and Death in Kubrickby Patrick Webster

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    The films of Stanley Kubrick have left an indelible mark on the history of American cinema. This text explores the auteur's legacy, specifically positioning his body of work within the context of cultural theory. A single chapter is devoted to each of Kubrick's seven films: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange,... more...

  • 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...

  • Charles Burnettby Robert E. Kapsis

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 40.00

    Charles Burnett (b. 1944) is a groundbreaking African American filmmaker and one of this country's finest directors, yet he remains largely unknown. His films, most notably Killer of Sheep (1977) and To Sleep with Anger (1990), are considered classics, yet few filmgoers have seen them or heard of Burnett. The interviews in this volume explore this... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of American Cinemaby Keith M. Booker

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent... more...

  • Metzler Lexikon Literaturby Dieter Burdorf; Christoph Fasbender; Burkhard Moennighoff

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2007; US$ 27.23

    Jetzt wieder auf allerneuestem Stand. In der 3. Auflage bietet das bestens eingefhrte 'Metzler Lexikon Literatur' noch mehr Fakten. 3.600 Stichworte zur Literatur ermglichen eine rasche Orientierung in Poetik, Rhetorik, Metrik, Stilistik und Theorie der europischen Literaturen. Zustzlich vermittelt das Lexikon einen weit gefassten berblick ber... more...

  • Aim for the Heartby Howard Hughes

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • Chamber Musicby James Joyce

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 2.99

    Irish author James Joyce is best remembered as one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. His masterwork Ulysses is regarded by some critics as the best novel ever written. However, Joyce also dabbled in other genres, and poetry, according to some accounts, was his first literary love. Chamber Music was Joyce's first full-length... more...