The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi
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The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi

There are often times biographies may omit certain areas of life of their subject. This can be out of either lack or research or personal bias. "The Immortal Count" is not one of those. Arthur Lennig is a true fan but also shows Lugosi "warts and all" in a complete look at his life, his loves, and his work in film and stage. Lennig gives to many of us fans a more complete picture of a legend in the genre of horror films. He gives us ...

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy
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Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy is a fun read for any Holmes fan. The book is part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series and contains 33 short chapters broken up into 7 categories. The "amateur detectives" authors deal with all sorts of topics about Sherlock Holmes, many of them include discussions of philosophers and theories, including summations of cases. I found the philosophy parts to be easily understandable for a non-phi...

Screening Nostalgia: 100 Years of German Heimat Film
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Screening Nostalgia: 100 Years of German Heimat Film

The Heimat film genre, assumed to be outdated by so many, is very much alive. Who would have thought that this genre – which has been almost unanimously denounced within academic circles, but which seems to resonate so deeply with the general public – would experience a renaissance in the 21st century? The genre's recent resurgence is perhaps due less to an obsession with generic storylines and stereotyped figures than to a basic hum...

Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance
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Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance

Written through both the first and second person singular, 'Passionate Being' takes its author and its reader on a journey that has them thinking of their experience of and belonging to language and the possibility of an instance of the world taking-place without prejudice and exclusion. At its beginning, it brings to its author the question 'What can you say?' The responses that ensue turn our attention toward presupposition and abo...

Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars
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Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars

“This book is a pleasurable romp into the secret lives of the most beautiful and intriguing women in the world of porn. As a fellow ‘Sexpert,’ I found this book to be fascinating as it captures the naughty and nice secrets of porn stars who are usually very elusive. Lainie Speiser is a porn pioneer and this book of short-tales is packed full of secrets that are both sexy and surprising.” —Kristin Davis, The Manhattan Madam, candidate...

Women's Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms
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Women's Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms

In Women’s Cinema, World Cinema, Patricia White explores the dynamic intersection of feminism and film in the twenty-first century by highlighting the work of a new generation of women directors from around the world: Samira and Hana Makhmalbaf, Nadine Labaki, Zero Chou, Jasmila Zbanic, and Claudia Llosa, among others. The emergence of a globalized network of film festivals has enabled these young directors to make and circulate film...

Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941
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Moscow, the Fourth Rome

In the early sixteenth century, the monk Filofei proclaimed Moscow the "Third Rome." By the 1930s, intellectuals and artists all over the world thought of Moscow as a mecca of secular enlightenment. In Moscow, the Fourth Rome, Katerina Clark shows how Soviet officials and intellectuals, in seeking to capture the imagination of leftist and anti-fascist intellectuals throughout the world, sought to establish their capital as the cosmop...

Images of the North: Histories - Identities - Ideas. (Studia Imagologica: Amsterdam Studies on Cultural Identity)
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Images of the North: Histories - Identities - Ideas.

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to examine and explore the various issues surrounding image construction, identity making and representations of the North, as well as the interconnectedness between those issues. The aim is to elucidate the multiple aspects of the idea of the North, both as a mythological space and a discursive system created and shaped by cultures outside the North as well as from within. The objective of the res...

Das Lightroom-Buch für digitale Fotografie: Das Workshop-Buch
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Das Lightroom-Buch für digitale Fotografie: Das Workshop-Buch

Sie suchen ein praktisches und verständliches Buch, das Ihnen sofort zeigt, wie Sie Ihre Fotos am besten mit Lightroom 3 entwickeln? Dann ist dieses Buch von Maike Jarsetz genau das Richtige für Sie! Die Lightroom- und Photoshop-Expertin zeigt Ihnen in diesem Buch in leicht nachvollziehbaren Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen, wie Sie Ihre Bilder mit Lightroom gekonnt entwickeln, bearbeiten und archivieren. So lernen Sie nicht nur, Ligh...