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  • Mr Showbizby Stephen Dando-Collins

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 25.34

    Born in Port Pirie, South Australia and moving to the UK in the 1950s where he soon established a theatrical agency, at the height of his success, in the 1970s, Robert Stigwood 'Stiggy' was the entertainment industry's most powerful tycoon. He came to renown managing the careers of the Bee Gees, Cream and Eric Clapton. He produced films including ... more...

  • Scenariosby Werner Herzog; Martje Herzog; Alan Greenberg

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    I do not follow ideas, I stumble into stories or into people; and I know that this is so big, I have to make a film. Very often, films come like uninvited guests, like burglars in the middle of the night. They are in your kitchen; something is stirring, you wake up at 3 a.m. and all of a sudden they come wildly swinging at you. When I write a... more...

  • Breaking Badby Lara C. Stache

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    Breaking Bad : A Cultural History gives the show its due reverence, but also suggests a new way of understanding and critiquing the series as a part of the larger culture in which it exists. This book examines the entire series and details the its cultural significance, particularly in response to its place in twenty-first century America. more...

  • Montage as Perceptual Experienceby Mario Slugan

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 95.00

    The first book to treat both Döblin's novel and the film adaptations of it, which it does while also articulating theories of literary and film montage. more...

  • Film Studies in Chinaby Contemporary Cinema

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 156.00

    Film Studies in China is a collection of specially selected articles chosen from issues of the Contemporary Cinema journal published throughout the year. Contemporary Cinema is one of the most prestigious academic film studies journals in China. Recently, this journal has been active not only in publishing Chinese scholarship for Chinese readers but... more...

  • Plays in Timeby Karen Malpede

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 25.80

    With commentaries by Marvin Carlson, Christen Clifford, Rebecca Gordon, Cindy Rosenthal, Najla Said and Alexander M. Schlutz. more...

  • Spanish Lessonsby Paul Julian Smith

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Though unjustly neglected by English-language audiences, Spanish film and television not only represent a remarkably influential and vibrant cultural industry; they are also a fertile site of innovation in the production of "transmedia" works that bridge narrative forms. In Spanish Lessons , Paul Julian Smith provides an engaging exploration of visual... more...

  • The Art of Illusionby Terry Ackland-Snow; Wendy Laybourn

    Crowood 2017; US$ 20.99

    Film production is a highly creative and collaborative industry, full of multi-skilled artists and craftsmen. The fast-moving pace of technology makes it hard to keep abreast of current practices in production design. However, the ethos and skills behind filmmaking remain the same. In The Art of Illusion, renowned Art Director Terry Ackland-Snow... more...

  • Power in Practiceby Sergio González Varela

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Considering the concept of power in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian ritual art form, Varela describes ethnographically the importance that capoeira leaders ( mestres ) have in the social configuration of a style called Angola in Bahia, Brazil. He analyzes how individual power is essential for an understanding of the modern history of capoeira, and for... more...

  • I Am (Not) A Numberby Alex Cox

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 7.49

    The enormously puzzling TV series THE PRISONER has developed a rapt cult following (author Alex Cox watched all the episodes on their first broadcast, at the ripe old age of 13), and has often been described as 'surreal' or 'Kafkaesque.' In his new book I AM (NOT) A NUMBER, Cox takes an opposing view. While the series has surreal elements, he believes... more...