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  • The Films of Alain Robbe-Grilletby Roy Armes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 ?2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. His first involvement with the cinema was in the early 1960?s; scripting one of the most controversial films of the decade, L?Anne dernire Marienbad , directed by Alain Resnais. In this study the focus lies on the cinema of Robbe-Grillet . Each chapters deals with a specific... more...

  • Hitchcock's Magicby Neil Badmington

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Why are we drawn to the work of Alfred Hitchcock so long after his final film appeared? What is the source of Hitchcock’s magic? This book answers these questions by focussing upon the films themselves, upon how they hold our attention by constantly withholding something from us. Combining close analysis of a number of Hitchcock’s most famous... more...

  • Taking Placeby John David Rhodes; Elena Gorfinkel

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 83.00

    Taking Place argues that the relation between geographical location and the moving image is fundamental and that place grounds our experience of film and media. Its original essays analyze film, television, video, and installation art from diverse national and transnational contexts to rethink both the study of moving images and the theorization of... more...

  • A History of Horrorby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from... more...

  • The Victorian Marionette Theatreby John Mccormick; Clodagh McCormick; John Phillips

    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...

  • Literatur-Comicsby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Christian A. Bachmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    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...

  • Hitchhikers Guideby Mike Simpson

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • Visions of Paradiseby Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    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...

  • Glamour in a Golden Ageby Adrienne L. McLean; Christine Becker; James Castonguay; Corey Creekmur; Mary Desjardins; Alexander Doty; Lucy Fischer; Kathryn Fuller-Seeley; Ina Rae Hark; Adam Knee; Allen Larson; David Lugowski; Susan Ohmer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    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...