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  • Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinemaby Tommy Gustafsson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Swedish society underwent great changes during the first decades of the 1900s and the new consumption and entertainment culture came under fire. Children and youth--but also women and the working classes--become symbols of the forces breaking down traditional structures and values. These groups were also identified as the principal audience for the... more...

  • 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...

  • Wizard of Ozby Ben Nussbaum

    i5 Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musical, this new book The Wizard of Oz offers a rare glimpse into the creation of the classic film, its creator L. Frank Baum, the Academy Award-winning score, the leading lady, and the Oz phenomenon that continues to captivate the world. Although Oz creator L. Frank Baum died... 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...