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  • Screen Decades: American Cultu...
    In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industr... 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
  • Hollywood Incoherent : Narrati...
    In the 1970s, Hollywood experienced a creative surge, opening a new era in Ame... In the 1970s, Hollywood experienced a creative surge, opening a new era in American cinema with films that challenged traditional modes of storytelling. Inspired by European and Asian art cinema as well as Hollywood's own history of narrative... more
  • Glamour Addiction : Inside the...
    In the wake of the blockbuster television success of "Dancing with the Stars,"... In the wake of the blockbuster television success of "Dancing with the Stars," competitive ballroom dance has become a subject of new fascination--and renewed scrutiny. Known by its practitioners as DanceSport, ballroom is a significant dance form and... 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. The New... more
  • The Existential Joss Whedon : ...
    This study examines the major works of contemporary American television and fi... This study examines the major works of contemporary American television and film screenwriter Joss Whedon. The authors argue that these works are part of an existentialist tradition that stretches back from the French atheistic existentialist Jean-Paul... more
  • Collaboration in Theatre : A P...
    Finally, a book that addresses one of the most important elements of theatrica... 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... 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... more
  • Queer Film Classics: Word Is O...
    A Queer Film Classic on a groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiled the li... A Queer Film Classic on a groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiled the lives of ordinary gay men and lesbians. A Queer Film Classic on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of gay men and lesbians of different ages, races,... more
  • The Art of Avatar : James Came...
    Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and ... Academy Award-winning writer/director James Cameron, the maker of Titanic and the creator of the Terminator series, has been crafting Avatar for over four years. The film follows the story of an ex-marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on a... more
  • Star Decades: American Culture...
    With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals s... With its sharp focus on stardom during the 1920s, Idols of Modernity reveals strong connections and dissonances in matters of storytelling and performance that can be traced both backward and forward, across Europe, Asia, and the United States, from... more
  • Screening the Mafia : Masculin...
    The "post-classic" era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the relea... 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
  • Silent Echoes : Discovering Ea...
    Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton ... Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton is an epic look at a genius at work and at a Hollywood that no longer exists. Painstakingly researching the locations used in Buster Keaton's classic silent films, author... more
  • Kinofiles Film Companion: Burn...
    Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the Stalin period has received wide attention in... Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the Stalin period has received wide attention inside and outside Russia, being shown at Cannes, winning an Oscar, and reaching cinemas worldwide. Mikhalkov is a fine and controversial director, and this KINOfile is a... more
  • Re-Viewing Fascism : Italian C...
    Re-viewing Fascism brings together scholars from different cultural and discip... Re-viewing Fascism brings together scholars from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds as it offers an engaging and innovative look into Italian cinema, Fascist culture, and society. When Benito Mussolini proclaimed that "Cinema is the... more
  • The Short Screenplay : Your Sh...
    With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and t... With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you... more
  • Battlestar Galactica: Download...
    Battlestar Galactica the 're-imagined' version of the cult 1970s series and no... Battlestar Galactica the 're-imagined' version of the cult 1970s series and now in its fourth and final season is without doubt the most critically acclaimed SF show on TV. With a classy ensemble cast, including Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice) and Mary... more
  • Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975 ...
    Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview o... Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1950 and 1975. In Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime,... more
  • Family Guy: The Official Episo...
    The complete 411 on the First 50 episodes of this mega cult hit!If you conside... The complete 411 on the First 50 episodes of this mega cult hit!If you consider Spooner Street in Quahog to be the center of the TV universe, this is the book for you! It's packed with details from each and every episode of the first three seasons of... more
  • What an Art Director Does : An...
    What an Art Director Does is a comprehensive introduction to film and televisi... What an Art Director Does is a comprehensive introduction to film and television art direction and production design. Starting with a brief history of the field, Mr. Preston's lively, well-written text leads the reader through the ins and outs of all... more
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