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  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • Behind the Scenes of They Were Expendableby Lou Sabini; Nicholas Scutti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1945 U.S. Navy photographer Nick Scutti found himself in the Florida Keys on the set of the classic World War II drama They Were Expendable, taking candid shots of director John Ford, stars Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and the supporting cast and crew. Scutti's never before published collection of fully captioned photos provides a unique... more...

  • Gender in Science Fiction Films, 1964-1979by Bonnie Noonan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The 1950s era of science fiction film effectively ended when space flight became a reality with the first manned orbit of Earth in 1962. As the genre's wildly speculative depictions of science and technology gave way to more reality-based representations, relations between male and female characters reflected the changing political and social climates... more...

  • Dancing with Hollywoodby Lindsay Shelton

    Awa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production... more...

  • African Appropriationsby Matthias Krings

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters,... more...

  • Medienkonkurrenzen um 2000by Nadja Urbani

    transcript 2015; US$ 47.70

    Was haben Charlotte Roches Romane mit Elfriede Jelineks Werk oder mit Hermann Nitschs Orgien-Mysterien-Theater gemeinsam? Knnen Finanzkrisenromane gesellschaftspolitisch etwas leisten, was ein Film wie Wall Street nicht kann? Was hat die Filmheldin Lara Croft gegen Kleists Bhnen-Penthesilea und gegen ihre amazonischen Schwestern im Roman aufzubieten?... more...

  • The Middle Ages on Televisionby Meriem Pags; Karolyn Kinane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    The 21st century has seen a resurgence of popular interest in the Middle Ages. Television in particular has presented a wide and diverse array of "medieval" offerings. Yet there exists little scholarship on television medievalism. This collection fills the gap with 10 new essays focusing on the depiction of the Middle Ages in popular culture... more...

  • How to Really Stink at Golfby Jeff Foxworthy; Brian Hartt

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    As a longtime golfer, Jeff Foxworthy has learned something important about the grand auld game: It?s not who has the highest score, it?s who has the least fun playing it. And now, in his hilarious primer How to Really Stink at Golf, Foxworthy shares his invaluable tips for a lifetime of horrible drives and putts. ? Get into the right frame of mind... more...

  • Looking for My Countryby Robert Macneil

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck , Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother?s obsession with all... more...

  • Naming the Worldby Bret Anthony Johnston

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene, Naming the World... more...