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  • Carmeby Christopher Perriam; Ann Davies

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 77.00

    Since Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet (with his librettists Meilhac and Halévy) brought the figure of the Spanish Carmen to prominence in the nineteenth century an astonishing eighty or so film versions of the story have been made. This collection of essays gathers together a unique body of scholarly critique focused on that Carmen... more...

  • I Am What I Amby John Barrowman; Carole E. Barrowman

    Michael O'Mara 2010; US$ 9.99

    Intimately exploring aspects of John?s current life, this personal memoir is full of exclusive anecdotes from recent and ongoing projects, all told with John?s trademark charm and humor. Full of juicy tidbits from behind the scenes of Doctor Who and Torchwood , this memoir also offers heartwarming family anecdotes and personal revelations, including... more...

  • Reframing Theology and Film (Cultural Exegesis)by Robert K. Johnston; Robert Johnston; William Dyrness

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 28.00

    Identifies and explicates the areas that are currently being overlooked or undervalued in the current discussions of theology and film. more...

  • Will Smith: Actorby Anne M Todd

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    A millionaire before the age of 20, the star of the long-running popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a movie star, Will Smith boasts an impressive rsum?yet his career is far from over. Growing up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Will Smith started out a rapper, but soon demonstrated considerable talent and charisma as an actor. Since... more...

  • Telling Children's Storiesby Michael Cadden

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most accessible approach yet to children’s literature and narrative theory, Telling Children’s Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children’s literature. more...

  • Ingmar Bergman's Personaby Lloyd Michaels

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    The essays collected in this volume use a variety of methodologies to explore Bergman's Persona. more...

  • The Essay Filmby Timothy Corrigan

    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...

  • Reading Visual Poetryby Willard Bohn

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2010; US$ 34.99

    Reading Visual Poetry examines works created in Spain, Latin America, France, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. Besides explicating individual works, it investigates the dynamics involved in reading (and viewing) visual poetry. more...

  • The Place to Beby Roger Mudd

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    Roger Mudd joined CBS in 1961, and as the congressional correspondent, became a star covering the historic Senate filibuster debate over the 1964 Civil Right Act. Mudd was one of half a dozen major figures in the stable of CBS News broadcasters at time when the network?s standing as a provider of news was at its peak. In The Place to Be , Mudd tells... more...

  • The Art of Faking Itby Laurence Whitted-Fry

    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 youwith tongue planted firmly in cheekthrough any awkward, intellectual, and/or ber-sophisticated social situation, using both panache and pithy nuggets of wisdom to ensure you?ll never... more...