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  • Today I Willby Jerry Spinelli; Eileen Spinelli

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief quote from children?s literature, write a paragraph of lively advice inspired by that quote, and end with a ?Today I will . . .? promise. The... more...

  • The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahaniby Laleen Jayamanne

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Epic Cinema of Kumar Shahani examines the major works of leading Indian film director Kumar Shahani and explores the reaches of modernist film aesthetics in its international form. More than an auteur study, Laleen Jayamanne approaches Shahani's oeuvre conceptually, as films that reveal cinema's synesthetic capabilities. As the author illustrates,... more...

  • Phantom Ladiesby Tim Snelson

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Defying industry logic and gender expectations, women started flocking to see horror films in the early 1940s. The departure of the young male audience and the surprise success of the film Cat People convinced studios that there was an untapped female audience for horror movies, and they adjusted their production and marketing strategies accordingly.... more...

  • The News Is Readby Charlotte Green

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 24.78

    For twenty-seven years Charlotte Green was one of the most iconic newsreaders on Radio 4. Her rich, velvety voice was a staple on the radio and a treat for millions of listeners. Charlotte joined the BBC in 1978 and became one of the regular readers on the Today programme, where her voice proved to be a reassuring constant in the midst of momentous... more...

  • The Actor and the Cameraby Denis Lawson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera (and sometimes behind it), Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. For the young actor hoping to break into the industry – whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom – this book is the ultimate insider?s guide. The author takes us on a guided tour... more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque--as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story... more...

  • Miyazaki's Animism Abroadby Eriko Ogihara-Schuck

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    After winning an Oscar for Spirited Away, the Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's animated films were dubbed into many languages. Some of the films are saturated with religious themes distinctive to Japanese culture. How were these themes, or what Miyazaki describes as "animism," received abroad, especially considering that they are challenging... more...

  • A Vulgar Artby Ian Brodie

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore more...

  • Film und Verkündigungby Martin Burger; Vassili Konstantinidis

    buch+musik 2014; US$ 17.63

    Filme erzählen Geschichten, die ihre Zuschauer berühren, weil es darin immer auch um deren Themen geht. Meist zeigen sich die wirklich wichtigen Themen erst in der Tiefe. Das ist die Herausforderung. Indem wir Filme und Verkündigung in der Jugendarbeit zusammenbringen, starten wir einen Dialog mit den jungen Menschen über ihr Leben und über die christliche... more...

  • Jenseits des Orientalismusby Xiaojing Wang

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 39.43

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Xiaojing Wang wurde 2013 an der Universität Göttingen im Fach Komparatistik promoviert. more...