Most Batman fans have enjoyed the Dark Knight in comics or on the big screen and are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Justice League movie. But only real fans know the other characters who have donned the cowl in place of Bruce Wayne, or know the full origin stories of those who make up t..
Winner of five 1969 Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this oft-produced musical play is an imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence. NUME ..
The intelligent person's guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviewsLook up a movie in this guide, and chances are you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative---they're addictive. These brief, informative reviews, written fo..
``The definitive source book on acting.``--Los Angeles Times Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Robert DeNiro, Marilyn Monroe, and Joanne Woodward--these are only a few of the many actors training in ``Method`` acting by the great and legendary Lee Strasberg. This..
After 40-plus years of delighting radio audiences each Saturday night with America's favorite live variety show, A Prairie Home Companion founder and host Garrison Keillor bids farewell with an unforgettable performance from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. It's a duet singing extravag..
In About Time, the whole of Doctor Who is examined through the lens of the real-world social and political changes as well as ongoing developments in television production that influenced the series in ways big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these guidebooks, readers will be a..
About Time vol. 7 continues an examination of the real-world social-political context in which each Doctor Who story was made, this time focusing on Series 1 and 2 of the revamped series (2005 to 2006) starring Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. Essays in this volume include: Why Now? Why Wale..
Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown. Even if they happen to make it onto a set, many are clueless about what's expected o..
Agnes Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative ``mother`` of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and '60s and for her multimedia art exhibitions. Varying her use of different m..
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window is one of the icons of American filmmaking. A perfect example of Hollywood cinema at its best, it is an engaging piece of entertainment as well as a fascinating meditation on the nature of the film itself. A suspense thriller about a chair-bound observer who suspects h..
The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, fro..
(Vocal Score). This vocal score is a new and revised edition of the well-known opera that made television history on Christmas Eve, 1951. NUME CARTE: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Vocal Score, PaperbackISBN: 0881889652PRET EDITURA: 135.99AUTOR(i): Gian-Carlo MenottiEDITURA: G. SchirmerCOPERTA: Brosa..
... a model of genre criticism and probably the best overall analysis of the film musical to date.`` Journal of Popular Films and TelevisionThe American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will immediately assume biblical authority for all wh..
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) was one of Russia's most influential and renowned filmmakers, despite an output of only seven feature films in twenty years. Revered by such filmmaking giants as Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa, Tarkovsky is famous for his use of long takes, languid pacing, dreamlike m..
``Let world-renowned animator Preston Blair introduce you to the magical world of cartooning and animation Whether youAEre creating traditional or computer art, you'll find valuable information in this book, which covers the most important aspects of cartooning, such as working out layouts, plannin..
From its roots in cowboy and vaquero culture to the big-business excitement of today's National Finals competitions, rodeo has embodied the rugged individualism and competitive spirit of the American West. Now the long trajectory of rodeo culture comes fully alive in Arena Legacy. Showcasing the unr..
When Ridley Scott envisioned Blade Runner's set as ``Hong Kong on a bad day,`` he nodded to the city's overcrowding as well as its widespread use of surveillance. But while Scott brought Hong Kong and surveillance into the global film repertoire, the city's own cinema has remained outside of the glo..
The monologs in this theatre text are highly original works not found in other published versions. All are from recently produced plays from both established and emerging new writers. The fifty selections are for actors ten to twenty-four years of age, suitable for competitive auditions, forensics, ..
Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not too hard to see why... Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the im..
(Applause Libretto Library). Anyone who grew up watching Sesame Street on public television will quickly be able to identify the inspiration for Avenue Q . Most of the characters in the show are puppets, and the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in New York City. Several characters a..
Although the stars of Russian ballet Anna Pavlova and Tamara Karsavina possessed a national manner of dancing, there was no truly Russian school of dancing until the 1930s. The development of this school was largely due to Mme. Vaganova (1879-1951), not only a great dancer but also the teacher of Ga..
A visual tour of the glamour and color of Indian cinema in the only comprehensive illustrated guide to the world of Bollywood movies.Mumbai's charming movies, with glittering costumes and epic song-and-dance productions, have captured hearts all over the world since the early 1900s. Bollywood featur..
Broadway Rhythm is a guide to Manhattan like nothing you've ever read. Author Dominic Symonds calls it a performance cartography, and argues that the city of New York maps its iconicity in the music of the Broadway songbook. A series of walking tours takes the reader through the landscape of Manhatt..
A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show's twentieth anniversary.From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show's creator Joss Whedon to star..
Playwright, actor and director Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) helped to galvanize the Ridiculous style of theater in New York City starting in the 1960s. Decades after his death, his place in the chronicle of American theater has remained constant, but his influence has changed. Although his Ridiculous ..
Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media, principally in the form of cinema, was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines the media produced by institutions such as states, c..
A great movie's first few minutes provide the key to the rest of the film. Like the opening paragraphs of a novel, they draw the viewer in, setting up the thematic concerns and stylistic approach that will be developed over the course of the narrative. A strong opening sequence leads the viewer to t..
James Bawden Seeing the way people behave when they're around you, is it still fun being Cary Grant?Cary Grant I don't like to disappoint people. Because he's a completely made-up character and I'm playing a part. It's a part I've been playing a long time, but no way am I really Cary Grant. A friend..
Barb Rogers claims that anyone should be able to make a wonderful costume using her method of conversion costuming. With the secrets she shares in this book, you don't have to go through the work of making costumes from scratch. Instead, create fabulous, unique costumes for your needs with very litt..
This text provides a complete guide to both the techniques and principles of film and video editing. It is aimed at both beginners and experienced editors. NUME CARTE: Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, PaperbackISBN: 1615930906PRET EDITURA: 155.99AUTOR(i): Gael ChandlerEDITURA: Michael Wiese P..
Few directors in the past three decades have produced movies more compelling, controversial, or confounding than David Lynch (b. 1946). And fewer still have been so reluctant to talk about what they do. In this collection, editor Richard A. Barney has chosen the rare interviews in which Lynch opens ..
A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows on ..
Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship. NUME CARTE: Directing Actors, Hardc..
For the first time, the never-before-told history of the Doctor's most dangerous enemy, the Daleks, from their genesis thousands of years ago to their conquest of the universe.Doctor Who: Dalek, is the one and only volume devoted solely to the history of the Doctor's greatest enemy. The Daleks, with..
With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection--a charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting older . . . Time-Lord older.Like many of us, the older..
From the ashes of World War II, Rome was reborn as the epicenter of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made ``Italian`` a global synonym for taste, style, and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was..
Learn 50 card tricks that are easy to master and will astound your friends and family. The tricks are simple but impressive, and clear explanations make them accessible to every budding magician. Easy Card Tricks includes mathematical dupes, sleights of hand, ``mind-reading`` stunts, expert shu es..
Ellen Stewart (1919-2011) was the single most important figure in the history of American avant-garde theater and performance art. Founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Stewart was responsible for a staggering array of productions and for fostering the early work of directors, playwrights, a..
A Queer Film Classic on cinematic camp icon John Waters' 1974 dark comedy, starring the legendary Divine as Dawn Davenport, a young troublemaker who embarks on a mind-bending journey in a world ``where crime and beauty are the same.`` Chris Holmlund's book examines the film's camp aethestic and its ..
The ultimate inside story of 60 Minutes, the program that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history. From its almost accidental birth in 1968, 60 Minutes has set the standard for broadcast journalism, joining us in our living rooms each Sunday night to surprise us about..
An anthology on film noir, this book contains early writings on the genre as well as more recent literature, some published here for the first time. The book includes eight essays which classify and analyze the period and its product, case studies of individual films and filmakers, and new material ..
Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis. His de..
Film is arguably the dominant art form of the twentieth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Wood offers a wealth of insight into the nature of film, considering its role and impact on society as well as its future in the digital age. As Wood notes, film is many things, but it has becom..
Five Modern Noh Plays brilliantly revives a great art form that has long fascinated audiences and readers throughout the world. As long ago as 1916 William Butler Yeats and Ezra Pound were excitedly discovering Noh plays. In 1922 Aurthur Waley's fine translations appeared in a collection titled The ..
Master the art of illusion with this collection of nearly 200 easy-to-learn card tricks. Card wizard Karl Fulves reveals the workings of some of his most successful card tricks--maneuvers that can be performed by beginners and experienced card magicians alike. These tricks create the illusion of mag..
Rediscover the groundbreaking magic of Blade Runner with this revised and updated edition of the classic guide to Ridley Scott's transformative film--and published in anticipation of its sequel, Blade Runner 2049, premiering October 2017 and starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, and Harri..
Ghost Light: An Introductory Handbook for Dramaturgy offers useful and entertaining answers to the confounding questions: ``What, exactly, is dramaturgy, and what does a dramaturg do?`` According to Michael Mark Chemers, dramaturgs are the scientists of the theater world--their primary responsibilit..
The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested ..