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  • Russian Cinemaby David Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov, Sokurov and others. The background section assesses the contribution of visual art and music, especially the work of the composers Shostakovich... more...

  • Hitchcock's Starsby Lesley L. Coffin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers to cinematographers, Hitchcock could draw from the elite personnel behind the camera. But his choice of on-screen talent was an even greater... more...

  • American and Chinese-Language Cinemasby Lisa Funnell; Man-Fung Yip

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence of Chinese filmmakers, film stars, and aesthetics... more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe... more...

  • The Art of Screenplaysby Robin Mukherjee

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The author of the screenplay for Lore demystifies the screenwriter's art, providing informed advice in†a working handbook for writers with stories to tell Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft,†this guide†aims to connect with our natural understanding of†story and to enable fresh, original, and authentic writing. Working on the central... more...

  • Writing for Televisionby Yvonne Grace

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    An†award-winning television drama producer†with 20 years experience in script editing and development offers a practical†guide for anyone interested in the television industry Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone,†this is a†no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer... more...

  • Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchotby Timothy Clark

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 30.00

    This book considers Derrida's reading of literature as a form of philosophical thinking. more...

  • Behind the Burly Qby Leslie Zemeckis; Blaze Starr

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque more...

  • Citizen Keaneby Cletus Nelson; Adam Parfrey

    Feral House 2014; US$ 18.95

    The strange saga of the famous kitsch artists, the Keanes, soon to be seen in the forthcoming movie Big Eyes . more...

  • Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970sby Gene Scott Freese

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book is a biographical A to Z guide to several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema's greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks,... more...