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- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.95
From Melville to Madoff, the Confidence Man is an essential American archetype. George Roy Hill?s 1973 film The Sting treats this theme with a characteristic dexterity. The movie was warmly received in its time, winning seven Academy Awards, but there were some who thought the movie was nothing more than a slight throwback. Pauline Kael, among... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 9.99
Your mind produces up to 70,000 thoughts a daymost of which are responsible for the decisions that you make. These decisions also determine your success both professionally and personally. However, we are taught what to think and not how to think. Information overload, short time frames and past failures can make even simple decisions and problems... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
This analysis of how filmmakers have portrayed England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), and the audience's perception of Elizabeth based upon these portrayals, examines key representations of the Tudor monarch in various motion pictures from the Silent era on and in television miniseries. Actresses who have portrayed Elizabeth include Bette... more...
- Running Press 2008; US$ 12.95
In today?s fast-paced society, who has time to keep up with both the current trends and the classics of what is “good? and “popular?? The Art of Faking It guides you—with tongue planted firmly in cheek—through any awkward, intellectual, and/or über-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you?ll never... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99
Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00
What if meaning were the last thing that mattered in language? In this essay, Henri Meschonnic explains what it means to translate the sense of language and how to do it. In a radical stand against a hermeneutical approach based on the dualistic view of the linguistic sign and against its separation into a meaningful signified and a meaningless signifier,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00
The documentation of practice is one of the principle concerns of performance studies. Focusing on contemporary performance practice and with emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95
Examining the development of avant garde theatre from its inception in the 1890s right up to the present day, Christopher Innes exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. What links the work of Strindberg, Artaud, Brook and Mnouchkine is an idealisation of the elemental and a... more...