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  • Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Barby Alexei Sayle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Alexei Sayle reveals his true vocation: proprietor of an imaginary sandwich shop. Blending politics, comedy, philosophy and memoir, this is the Godfather of Alternative Comedy at his most anarchic and irresistibly entertaining Alexei Sayle has been telling people he runs a sandwich bar on Gray's Inn Road that doesn't exist since the mid-1970s.... more...

  • The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picardby David A. Goodman

    Titan Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard tells the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the Cardassians, his assimilation with the Borg and countless other encounters as captain of the celebrated... more...

  • Testing Coherence in Narrative Filmby Katerina Virvidaki

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book examines the concept of coherence in film studies. It asks if there are ways to appreciate the achievement of coherence in narrative films that are characterised by an eccentric or difficult style, as well as by an apparently confusing intelligibility. In order to answer this critical question, the author argues that we need to reconsider... more...

  • Animating the Science Fiction Imaginationby J.P. Telotte

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    From twentieth-century animations and comic strips to advertising, Animating the Science Fiction Imagination unearths a significant body of cartoon science fiction from the pre-World War II era that appeared at approximately the same time the genre was itself struggling to find an identity, an audience, and even a name. more...

  • Humour as Politicsby Nicholas Holm

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book argues that recent developments in contemporary comedy have changed not just the way we laugh but the way we understand the world. Drawing on a range of contemporary televisual, cinematic and digital examples, from Seinfeld and Veep to Family Guy and Chappelle’s Show , Holm explores how humour has become a central site of cultural... more...

  • Constructing Transgressive Sexuality in Screenwritingby LJ Theo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book approaches the construction of complex and transgressive ‘pervert’ characters in mainstream (not ‘art’), adult-oriented (not pornographic) cinema. It deconstructs an episteme on which to base the construction of characters in screenplays, in a way that acknowledges how semiotic elements of characterisation intersect. In addition, it provides... more...

  • Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Dramaby JP Kelly

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.20

    This book examines how television has been transformed over the past twenty years by the introduction of new viewing technologies including DVDs, DVRs and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. It shows that these platforms have profoundly altered the ways we access and watch television, enabling viewers to pause, rewind, record... more...

  • Slayers and Vampiresby Edward Gross; Mark A. Altman

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 15.94

    In 1997 the first episode of a new show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired. It's fair to say that following the critically panned and commercially unsuccessful film of the same name five years previously, expectations were not high. However over the course of 144 episodes and the successful spin-off show, Angel, it produced some of the best and... more...

  • Science(ish)by Rick Edwards; Michael Brooks

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    "Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it." Dara O Briain Can we resurrect dinosaurs, Jurassic Park -style? Are we living in The Matrix 's digital simulation? Do aliens with acid blood exist somewhere in the universe? Will we ever go back and visit 1955? And just why were the original Planet of the Ape movies so terrible? In Science(ish)... more...

  • Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businessesby Eva Bakoy

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 43.20

    This edited collection focuses on the production cultures of successful small and medium-sized (SME) film and television companies in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK, based on a three-year research project, ‘Success in the Film and Television Industries’ (SiFTI) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. It explores case studies of multiple... more...