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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...