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  • Writing & Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    All aspects of drama screenwriting, with such case studies as  Erin Brockovich , The King?s Speech , Juno , and many more Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types... more...

  • The Noir Westernby David Meuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Beginning in the mid-1940s, the bleak, brooding mood of film noir began seeping into that most optimistic of film genres, the western. Story lines took on a darker tone and western films adopted classic noir elements of moral ambiguity, complex anti-heroes and explicit violence. The noir western helped set the standard for the darker science fiction,... more...

  • Anatole Litvakby Michelangelo Capua

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    During his 40-year career, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) made films of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the United States. His rootless background was cited by critics lamenting his lack of consistent style, but it also added to his mystique as a chameleon-like realisateur. Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward... more...

  • Space and Place in Children’s Literature, 1789 to the Presentby Maria Sachiko Cecire; Hannah Field; Kavita Mudan Finn; Malini Roy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The contributors, who include Philip Pullman discussing his relationship to space and locale, analyze... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Impressively researched and astutely argued, Orienting Hollywood will no doubt change the way we think about and research transnationalism in film and media. Govil brilliantly integrates notions of aspirational practice, affective labor, contact tropes, industrial mirroring, and cultural echoing in a compelling and original analysis. Orienting... more...

  • Craneby Robert Crane; Christopher Fryer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 29.95

    On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline... more...

  • Hitchcock Lost and Foundby Alain Kerzoncuf; Charles Barr; Philip French

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Known as the celebrated director of critical and commercial successes such as Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963), Alfred Hitchcock is famous for his distinctive visual style and signature motifs. While recent books and articles discussing his life and work focus on the production and philosophy of his iconic Hollywood-era films like Notorious... more...

  • The Lumière Galaxyby Francesco Casetti

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Francesco Casetti believes new media technologies are producing an exciting new era in cinema aesthetics. Whether we experience film in the theater, on our hand-held devices, in galleries and museums, onboard and in flight, or up in the clouds in the bits we download, cinema continues to alter our habits and excite our imaginations. Casetti travels... more...

  • Bollywood's Indiaby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood? was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness. Joshi analyzes the social work of popular Hindi blockbusters that, she argues, capture and challenge the diffuse aspirations of the nation.... more...

  • Cinema Approaching Realityby Victor Fan

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 1920s through 1940s. His point of departure is a term popularly employed by Chinese film critics during this period, bizhen , often translated... more...