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  • Shots in the Mirrorby Nicole Rafter

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyzes the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues. more...

  • Bird by Birdby Anne Lamott

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    "A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- Los Angeles Times Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due... more...

  • Filmmaking For Dummiesby Bryan Michael Stoller; Jerry Lewis

    Wiley 2008; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest... more...

  • Humor 101by PhD Mitch Earleywine

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 5.99

    "Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from a research perspective in a small space with a readable content. When I first picked up this book and began reading it, I was looking for depth. What I found was an overview and at the same time a very exciting way to provide an entrÈe... more...

  • Bullies, Bastards And Bitchesby Jessica Morrell

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29

    Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve. From mischief-makers to villains... more...

  • The Gorgon's Gazeby Paul Coates

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 33.00

    The Gorgon's Gaze is an interdisciplinary study of recurrent themes in German cinema as it has developed since the early twentieth century. more...

  • Poetry Translating as Expert Actionby Francis R. Jones

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    Poetry is a highly valued form of human expression, and poems are challenging texts to translate. For both reasons, people willingly work long and hard to translate them, for little pay but potentially high personal satisfaction. This book shows how experienced poetry translators translate poems and bring them to readers, and how they not only shape... more...

  • Peter Bogdanovich's Movie of the Weekby Peter Bogdanovich

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO A YEAR'S WORTH OF MUST-SEE FILMS Director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor, and film critic, Peter Bogdanovich knows movies. Now, in this unique new book, he shares his passion with a connoisseur's insight and delight by inviting the reader to join him for a year at the movies--fifty-two weeks, fifty-two films, fifty-two... more...

  • The Book of Gentle Wisdomby Allan Kellehear

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This is a book to read on the train, bus or plane. Maybe you will read a page or two before bed at night or over coffee in the morning. This book contains important passages of hope that are truly wonderful. One or several of them will definitely brighten your day, maybe even your life at the moment. more...

  • My Realityby Melissa Rycroft

    Gallery Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...