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  • The Translingual Imaginationby Steven G. Kellman

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 50.00

    It is difficult to write well even in one language. Yet a rich body of translingual literature?by authors who write in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one?exists. The Translingual Imagination is a pioneering study of the phenomenon, which is as ancient as the use of Arabic, Latin, Mandarin, Persian, and Sanskrit... more...

  • Eleonora Duseby Helen Sheehy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 32.50

    A new biography, the first in two decades, of the legendary actress who inspired Anton Chekhov, popularized Henrik Ibsen, and spurred Stanislavski to create a new theory of acting based on her art and to invoke her name at every rehearsal. Writers loved her and wrote plays for her. She be-friended Rainer Maria Rilke and inspired the young James Joyce,... more...

  • The Screenwriter's Workbook (Revised Edition)by Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    At last! The classic screenwriting workbook?now completely revised and updated?from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: ?the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world?* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field?and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely... more...

  • Special Make-up Effects for Stage & Screenby Todd Debreceni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    In the world of film and theatre, character transformation takes a lot of work, skill, and creativity...Dedicated solely to SFX, this book will show you tips and techniques from an seasoned SFX makeup artist with years of film, TV, and theatrical experience. Not only will this book take you through the many genres that need a special effects makeup... more...

  • We've Got it Made in Americaby Joel Engel; John Ratzenberger

    Center Street 2009; US$ 10.99

    The host of the Travel Channel's "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" presents a collection of thought-provoking essays on what makes America the great nation that it is today. more...

  • Bartlett's Words to Live Byby John Bartlett; Kurt Vonnegut

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    For 150 years people have looked to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for wisdom, inspiration, and pure fun. Here now is an elegant new collection of the best advice ever given, inspiring words from the world's wisest men and women. "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." -George Santayana Readers will be delighted... more...

  • The Fishing Hall of Shameby Bruce Nash; Allan Zullo

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    Sportswriters and celebrity fishing guides, expert anglers, and Hall of Shamers themselves spill the whole truth--hook, line and sinker-- in this wacky collection of the funniest incidents in sport fishing. Compiled by the creators of the bestselling Sports Hall of Shame series. more...

  • Law of Desireby Jose Quiroga

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic: Pedro Almodůvar's 1987 gay melodrama. more...

  • The Complete Film Production Handbookby Eve Light Honthaner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning... more...

  • Costume Craftwork on a Budgetby Tan Huaixiang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Part of your job as the costume designer is to be creative and use what materials are available to you to execute the design elements in a production. This book will show you how to use inexpensive materials to create durable products in a short amount of time that are practical and technical. It is written in an easy-to-follow manner and each step... more...