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- De Gruyter 1995; US$ 119.71
This study owes its inception to the realisation that previous academic consideration of puppet theatre and its history has been deficient in terms of genuine theoretical reflection both on method and subject. On the basis of a rigorous historical examination of existing puppet-theatre historiography, the study proposes relinquishing the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 19.99
The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan?s finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano?s oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 19.99
The brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have established an international reputation for their emotionally powerful realist cinema. Inspired by their home turf of Liège-Seraing, a former industrial hub of French-speaking southern Belgium, they have crafted a series of fiction films that blends acute observation of life on the social margins with... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 95.00
During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven... more...
- Hale & Iremonger 2011; US$ 23.99
Powerfully written by controversial author-broadcaster Ross Fitzgerald and comedy writer Rick Murphy, Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace is a no holds-barred biography of Australias edgiest comedian; a man rightly regarded as the nations most dangerous and subversive performer. Austen Tayshus is the creation of Sandy Gutman, a shy, intelligent,... more...
- Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.99
The international bestseller: a cry of witness to the 20 th century - the unforgettable memoir of 70 years of contemporary and personal history from the great French filmmaker, journalist and intellectual Claude Lanzmann. 'The guillotine - and capital punishment and other diverse methods of dispensing death more generally - have been... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 33.84
Das Buch beantwortet, woher ein Zuschauer wissen kann, wie sich eine Figur im Film fühlt, was sie denkt und was in ihrem Innersten vorgeht. Dabei wird zunächst beschrieben, welche Mechanismen wirken, wenn wir in unserem Alltag Menschen einschätzen, ihre Mimik interpretieren oder Empathie empfinden. Wirken im Film die selben Mechanismen? Welche Rolle... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
During the Great Depression, pulp fiction writers created a new, distinctly American detective story, one that stressed the development of fascinating, often bizarre characters rather than the twists and turns of clever plots. This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that French cinema intellectuals following... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99
Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the... more...