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  • Screen Decades: American Cultu...
    In ten original essays American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry... In ten original essays American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry s continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity... more
  • The War for Late Night : When ...
    In this dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC s calami... In this dramatic account of the politics and personalities behind NBC s calamitous attempt to reinvent late-night television Carter offers a detailed behind-the-scenes account of the events of the unforgettable 2009/2010 late-night season. Bill Carter... more
  • Collaboration in Theatre : A P...
    Finally a book that addresses one of the most important elements of theatrical... Finally a book that addresses one of the most important elements of theatrical production the collaboration between director and designer. This accessible and helpful guide addresses the crucial relationship between theatrical production team members.... more
  • Star Decades: American Culture...
    The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s even as the ... The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s--James Stewart Jerry Lewis and Gregory Peck--continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation... more
  • Screening the Mafia : Masculin...
    The post-classic era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release... The post-classic era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure myths and... more
  • Joan Myers Brown and the Audac...
    Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia Sc... Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts Joan Myers Brown s personal and professional histories reflect the hardships as well as the advances of African-Americans in the artistic and social... more
  • Contemporary Approaches to Fil...
    Examines the exchanges within and through feminist film culture to expand crit... Examines the exchanges within and through feminist film culture to expand critical horizons in film scholarship. Following in the footsteps of the filmmakers whose work it features--including Miranda July Janie Geiser Tracey Moffatt Sally Potter Cindy... more
  • Screen Decades: American Cultu...
    The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters... The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s most popular genre action channeled anxieties about global threats such as AIDS and foreign... more
  • Investigating Cult TV: Dexter ...
    Based upon the successful Jeff Lindsay novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter Showtime s... Based upon the successful Jeff Lindsay novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter Showtime s and FX s Dexter continues to raise the bar on television drama as it chronicles the grisly exploits of a police blood spatter expert who moonlights as a serial killer (or... more
  • Joan Myers Brown & the Audacio...
    Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia Sc... Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts Joan Myers Brown s personal and professional histories reflect the hardships as well as the advances of African-Americans in the artistic and social... more
  • Sixties Trilogy: Countdown : V...
    Eleven-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington D.C. during... Eleven-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington D.C. during the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amidst the pervasive threat of nuclear war Franny must face the tension between herself and her younger brother figure out... more
  • My Year of Flops : The A.V. Cl...
    Based on the A.V. Club Web site column My Year of Flops is head writer Rabin s... Based on the A.V. Club Web site column My Year of Flops is head writer Rabin s romp through the most notorious movies in cinematic history. In 2007 Nathan Rabin set out to provide a revisionist look at the history of cinematic failure on a weekly... more
  • Contemporary Approaches to Fil...
    Considers representations of masculine identity and sexuality in popular film ... Considers representations of masculine identity and sexuality in popular film across the work of several American directors and genres. In Shadows of Doubt: Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films Barry Keith Grant questions the idea that... more
  • Philosophy of Popular Culture:...
    Using Spielberg s films as a platform for discussing these concepts the author... Using Spielberg s films as a platform for discussing these concepts the authors contemplate questions that genuinely surprise the reader offering penetrating insights that will be welcomed by film critics philosophers and fans alike. Has any film... more
  • Shooting Script: Slumdog Milli...
    The official screenplay book tie-in to the acclaimed new film from director Da... The official screenplay book tie-in to the acclaimed new film from director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting 28 Days Later) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty). Winner 8 Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture Best Director and... more
  • Goodbye Cinema Hello Cinephili...
    The esteemed film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has brought global cinema to Ameri... The esteemed film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has brought global cinema to American audiences for the last four decades. His incisive writings on individual filmmakers define film culture as a diverse and ever-evolving practice unpredictable yet subject... more
  • Leonard Maltin s Classic Movie...
    This one-of-a-kind guide to classic movies is from the leading authority on fi... This one-of-a-kind guide to classic movies is from the leading authority on film: Leonard Maltin author of the bestselling annual Movie Guide. The definitive guide to classic films from one of America s most trusted film critics From the author of the... more
  • My Story Can Beat Up Your Stor...
    Offering a systematic approach for aspiring and working screenwriters My Story... Offering a systematic approach for aspiring and working screenwriters My Story Can Beat Up Your Story helps writers create professional sellable stories that work for every genre. The book features examples from more than 70 movies. more
  • Off-Broadway Musicals since 19...
    In this volume Thomas Hischak looks at more than 375 Off-Broadway productions ... In this volume Thomas Hischak looks at more than 375 Off-Broadway productions from the early decades of the 20th century through 2010. These musicals are described discussed and analyzed with particular attention given to their books scores performers... more
  • House M.D. : The Official Guid...
    The first official guide to the hit Emmy Award-winning medical drama this reso... The first official guide to the hit Emmy Award-winning medical drama this resource goes behind the scenes with unprecedented access to the actors and creators. The book covers the program s genesis characters and the medical science and ethics. The... more
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