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  • 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...

  • Wittgenstein at the Moviesby Bla Szabados; Christina Stojanova; Steven Burns; Andrew Lugg; William Lyons; Michael O'Pray; Daniel Steuer; William C. Wees

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    Wittgenstein at the Movies is centered on in-depth explorations of two intriguing experimental films on Wittgenstein: Derek Jarman's Wittgenstein and PZter ForgOcs' Wittgenstein Tractatus. The featured essays look at cinematic interpretations of Wittgenstein's life and philosophy in a manner bound to provoke the lively interest of Wittgenstein scholars,... 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...

  • House: The Wounded Healer on Televisionby Luke Hockley; Leslie Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    House, M.D . is a globally successful and long-running medical drama. House: The Wounded Healer on Television employs a Jungian perspective to examine the internal psychological construction of the series and its namesake, Dr Gregory House. more...

  • Theatre in Co-Communitiesby Shulamith Lev-Aladgem

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Doing Ethics in Mediaby Jay Black; Chris Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 69.95

    Providing an accessible examination of ethics, Doing Ethics in Media introduces students to ethical theory and provides a grounded discussion of ethics in the context of today?s media outlets. Emphasizing the understanding of ethics, the text will help readers 'do ethics' expeditiously, honestly, and efficiently when they enter the workplace and... more...

  • Eddie Murphy: Actorby Hal Marcovitz

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Even as a young boy, Eddie Murphy knew how to make people laugh. He first took the stage at the age of 15, emceeing an amateur talent show. At 19, he was discovered by the producers of Saturday Night Live and soon emerged as the sketch comedy program's biggest and most controversial star, creating such memorable characters as Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson,... more...

  • Letters to a Young Actorby Robert Brustein

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Inspiration and guidance for struggling performers more...