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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 39.95
This comprehensive study of the Western covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as No Country for Old Men , There Will Be Blood , True Grit , and Cowboys & Aliens . While providing fresh perspectives on landmarks such as Stagecoach , Red River , The Searchers , The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance... more...
- Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 17.99
Kendall's examination of classic comedies from It Happened One Night to The Lady Eve -and the comediennes who starred in them-reveals what these films said about America during the Depression and how they helped Americans get through it. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.95
Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate , The River Wild , Short Circuit , and American History... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95
This book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises. It also offers an introduction to related Japanese poetic forms including: Senryu—commentaries on human nature that are often humorous or ironic Haibun—short, autobiographical narratives... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00
This book breaks new ground in providing an in-depth critical assessment of cyborg cinema, arguing that it remains one of the most intriguing and provocative cycles to have emerged in contemporary screen culture. Tracing the cinematic cyborg's transition over the last two decades and evaluating the theoretical significance attributed to this figure,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- New York Times Book Review . "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles Times . "A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 11.00
Abe and his friend Sol are out for a walk together in a part of town they haven't been in before. Passing a Christian church, they notice a curious sign in front that says "$1,000 to anyone who will convert." "I wonder what that's about," says Abe. "I think I'll go in and have a look. I'll be back in a minute; just wait for me." Sol sits on the... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Biesecker reveals the full range of Kenneth Burke's contribution to the possibility of social change. In Addressing Postmodernity , Barbara Biesecker examines the relationship between rhetoric and social change and the ways human beings transform social relations through the purposeful use of symbols. In discerning the conditions of possibility... more...