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  • Cinema Warsby Douglas M. Kellner

    Wiley 2009; US$ 111.95

    Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed... more...

  • Daring to Feelby Jody Santos

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 29.99

    Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies... more...

  • Death in Classical Hollywood Cinemaby Boaz Hagin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Boaz Hagin carries out a†philosophical examination of the issue of death as it is represented and problematized in Hollywood cinema of the classical era (1920s-1950s) and in later mainstream films, looking at†four major genres: the Western, the gangster film, melodrama and the war film. more...

  • A Different Directionby John Ahart

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2010; US$ 7.50

    The living theatre is potentially the most affecting of all the arts. It not only explores who we are and where we are going, but how we are connected. As we are inundated with other versions of mass media, we have nearly forgotten how important that connection is. We cannot afford to lose the power of this art at this time in our history. more...

  • Distributing Silent Film Serialsby Rudmer Canjels

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Tracing the international consumption, distribution, and cultural importance of silent film serials in the 1910s and 1920s, Canjels provides an exciting new understanding of the cultural dimension and the cultural transformation and circulation of media forms. Specifically, he demonstrates that the serial film form goes far beyond the well-known American... more...

  • Don't Stop Laughing Now!by Ann Spangler; Shari MacDonald

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 10.99

    A sequel to She Who Laughs, Lasts!, this book offers the same winning recipe, blending laughter and inspiration, to whip up a delicious blend of fun and faith for readers hungry for more. Contributors include a variety of male and female authors, the most hilarious of whom are Barbara Johnson, Patsy Clairmont, Chonda Pierce, Becky Freeman, and Liz... more...

  • Dreaming in the Middle Agesby Steven F. Kruger

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 44.00

    Stephen Kruger considers previously neglected material and arrives at a new understanding of this literary genre, and of medieval attitudes to dreaming in general. more...

  • The Enchanted Screenby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author.? With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales... more...

  • Entertainment Industry Economicsby Harold L. Vogel

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 56.00

    In this newly revised book, Harold L. Vogel examines the business economics of the major entertainment enterprises. more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued... more...