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  • Ingrid Bergmanby David Thomson

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 7.99

    ?Ingrid Bergman was far more than just a sweet, virtuous, ?natural? Swedish girl?she was a dark sensualist over whom many men might go mad. Her very gaze delivered a climate of adult romantic expectation.?   Adored by millions for her luminous beauty and elegance, at the height of her career Bergman commanded a love that has hardly ever been matched,... more...

  • Becoming a Readerby J. A. Appleyard

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00

    Becoming a Reader in allowing us to predict our reading experience, allows us, as adults, to choose what to do with the power which reading gives us. more...

  • The Profession of the Playwrightby John Russell Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 47.00

    This book examines the working world of the playwright in nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunchby Stephen Prince

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 34.00

    A collection of essays of Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch. more...

  • Performance in the Borderlandsby Ramón H. Rivera-Servera; Harvey Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean. more...

  • Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americasby Kristin E. Pitt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This timely investigation contextualizes twenty-first century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American literary narratives. Pitt examines a wide range of sources, from Hawthorne to Faulkner to Danticat, and finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political... more...

  • The Left Side of the Screenby Bob Herzberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    In examining the careers of communist and liberal actors, screenwriters, playwrights, and directors in Hollywood from the late 1920s to the present, this book uses studio and PCA correspondence, FBI files, film and theater reviews, and other sources to reveal how all of these artists were concerned with and active in the cinema of social protest. It... 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...

  • 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...

  • National Identity in Global Cinemaby Carlo Celli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 26.00

    When themes of historical and cultural identity appear and repeat in popular film, it is possible to see the real pulse of a nation and comprehend a people, their culture, and their history. National Identity in Global Cinema  describes how national cultures, as reflected in popular cinema, can truly explain the world , one country at a time. more...