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- Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.99
Don't panic! Everything you need to know about cult author Douglas Adams and his most famous creation, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is in here. From its unlikely start as a BBC radio serial in 1978, Hitchhiker's Guide developed into five bestselling novels, a BAFTA-winning television series, spoken word LPs that made the pop charts, dozens... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.00
In this fascinating and colorful book, researcher and performer John McCormick focuses on the marionette world of Victorian Britain between its heyday after 1860 and its waning years from 1895 to 1914. Situating the rich and diverse puppet theatre in the context of entertainment culture, he explores both the aesthetics of these dancing dolls and their... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.97
Comics retain close links with literature which are analysed in detail in this volume with reference to examples. Its main focus is upon adaptations of literary texts by comic-strip artists. It presents examples of such adaptations taken from the international body of literary comic art and includes theoretical reflections upon them. This... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood?s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans? identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...
- NYU Press 2001; US$ 27.00
Almost half a century ago, Jean-Luc Godard famously remarked, "I await the end of cinema with optimism." Lots of us have been waiting for and wondering about this prophecy ever since. The way films are made and exhibited has changed significantly. Films, some of which are not exactly "films" anymore, can now be projected in a wide variety of ways... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
In Cinema Today, Elena Oumano has ingeniously crafted a conversation from her personal and individual interviews with a distinguished group of international cinema legends. She follows a lively symposium-in-print format, with the filmmakers' words and thoughts grouped together under various key cinema topics. Collectively these artists reflect... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 27.95
Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 28.95
Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, William Powell and Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, and Gary Cooper- Glamour in a Golden Age presents original essays from eminent film scholars that analyze movie stars of the 1930s... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00
Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...
- Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99
Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father?s wayward attempt to automate their entire family home (down to the plumbing), a boyhood attempt to manufacture alcohol (until his Grandmother wrecked... more...