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    Studying Disaster Movies

    R29,00

    The disaster film taps into our fear of events beyond our control, ones that are often rooted in real-life experience, making the genre a particularly potent mixture of entertainment and grounded events. "Studying Disaster Films" provides a comprehensive introduction to a sub-genre that has flourished since the 1970s, fully accounting for the genre's origins and focusing on key films, including "Airport," "The Towering Inferno," "The Day After Tomorrow," and, most recently, "Cloverfield." Each case study presents a complete examination of the film, covering production, distribution, and marketing, and tackles such major critical areas as close textual analysis of scenes, issues of representation, and critical reaction. Within this context, "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Cloverfield" are examined as products of current moral panics. There is also a consideration of "reality" disaster films, such as "United 93." Written in a lively manner, this volume synthesizes central film and media concepts, affording the reader a thorough overview of the sub-genre.

    A Wild Life: My Adventures Around the World Filming Wildlife

    R149,00
    Offers an account of author's astonishing adventures around the world, both as a presenter for the BBC and producer of nature documentaries.

    The World According to Joan

    R49,00
    'I've always been extremely frank, perhaps too much so. Often friends say to me sarcastically, ''Oh, why don't you say what you mean, Joanie!'' Well I'm afraid I usually do, which is why I have been called opinionated, stubborn, obdurate, headstrong, prejudiced and pilitically incorrect. Maybe I am ...' Wityy, clever and beautiful, Joan Collins, OBE, possesses a singulare start quality that has come to define what it means to be living legend. In The World According to Joan, she shares her life experience with her trademark humour and wisdom. From manners to men, via fashion and family, as well as ageing and marriage, Joan Collins takes on subjects close to everyone's heart. Her views are sharp, timely and often hilarious, whether ripping apart the eating habits of modern Britons or extolling the virtues of good old-fashioned, masculine men.

    Ultimate Star Wars

    R499,00
    Helps you explore the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This book is packed with information about every single character from Mace Windu to Darth Maul through detailed analyses of their stories throughout the saga. It helps you follow the whole story or dive in and out to relive favourite moments, key battles and characters.

    The Art of Ray Harryhausen

    R395,00
    This stunning array of images is a tribute to the scope of Harryhausen's imagination and his artistic skills which no student of special effects or cinema history will want to be without.

    Yes, My Accent is Real: A Memoir

    R79,00
    A collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, the actor who plays Raj on CBS' #1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory

    Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence

    R129,00
    A hilarious book of comedic essays from one of the stars of US shows Chelsea Lately and After Lately.

    And on That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear

    R99,00
    Behind the scenes of the global phenomenon Top Gear.

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    R89,00
    From online entertainment mogul, actress and 'queen of the geeks' Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood. WITH A FOREWORD BY JOSS WHEDON

    Studying The Devil's Backbone

    R29,00
    "The Devil's Backbone" (2001) is a Gothic film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro ( "Pan's Labyrinth," 2006). The story centers on a ghost that haunts an isolated orphanage during the Spanish Civil War. "Studying The Devil's Backbone" explores the narrative of the film in relation to central concerns, such as genre, theme, iconography, representation, and film language. Through these elements, the volume reads the film's unique blend of literary Gothic, Western, and War film and the use of bombs, ghosts, and color as visual signifiers. It critiques the central characters and compares their representation of women, monsters, and political context against an examination of mise-en-scene, sound, and special effects. In addition, the author provides a critical biography of del Toro, an analysis of his auteurist traits, and an in-depth bibliography and filmography.

    And on That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear

    R99,00
    Behind the scenes of the global phenomenon Top Gear.

    Studying The Matrix

    R29,00
    "Anna Dawson feels that The Matrix is far more substantial than it first looks and her enthusiasm for the film is not only valuable but ultimately infectious."-- "TES" 2003 saw the release of two sequels to the surprise 1999 hit, "The Matrix," prompting producer Joel Silver to declare 2003 as 'the Year of "The Matrix"'. Certainly, interest in the film and its sequels has never been greater, and there can be no better time for using the original film for study in the classroom. Science fiction fans are absorbed in the revolutionary special effects and the convincingly depicted dystopia narrative; action movie buffs relish the conjunction of Hong Kong martial arts techniques with mainstream Hollywood aesthetics; and intellectuals immerse themselves in the film's explicit and deliberate evocation of Baudrillard and higher mathematics. "Studying The Matrix" considers the diverse influences behind the film--be it cinematic, philosophical, literary or comic book--together with its iconographic use of costumes, groundbreaking special effects and its stars, alongside its very particular industrial and ideological background, all in the context of the key concepts of media studies.

    Sherlock Holmes

    R129,00 R355,27

    My Booky Wook

    R69,00
    The controversial, unexpurgated, and hilarious life story of the nation's hottest comedian - in his own words.

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    R199,00
    Completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate guide to film.