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    Sherlock Holmes

    R129,00 R355,27

    Studying Disaster Movies

    R29,00 R225,98

    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.

    Ultimate Star Wars

    R499,00 R590,00
    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 World According to Joan

    R49,00 R282,16
    '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.

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

    R99,00 R335,00
    Behind the scenes of the global phenomenon Top Gear.

    Studying The Devil's Backbone

    R29,00 R235,40
    "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.

    George Lucas

    R270,00 R315,00
    George Lucas' life, his art, and the making of his cinematic empire.

    A Century of Model Animation

    R395,00 R775,45
    Tells the whole story of stop-motion model animation from the late nineteenth-century pioneers to the work of Tim Burton and Aardman Animation.

    Studying Chungking Express

    R29,00 R232,23
    Wong Kar-wai's 1994 Chungking Express has quickly been recognised as one of the most important examples of 'World Cinema' in the last two decades. It explores time and desire and, on an allegorical level, the perceived loss of independence that many felt would take place post-1997. Studying Chungking Express considers these historical details but also the key issues of film form, author-ship, representation and identity. Required reading for all those studying contemporary World Cinema or Asian Studies, Studying Chungking Express considers these historical details but also the key issues of film form, author-ship, representation, and identity. In particular: Its central place within the Hong Kong New Wave film movement; its radical film form - notably the cut-and mix play with editing techniques; the signature of Wong Kar-wai as an auteur; the film's representation of the postmodern city; the film's relationship to both Hollywood cinema and European art film.

    Maggie Smith: A Biography

    R99,00 R195,00
    The definitive biography of Maggie Smith, grande dame of stage and screen, and a national treasure; a Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.

    Studying German Cinema

    R40,00 R399,23

    George Lucas

    R270,00 R315,00
    George Lucas' life, his art, and the making of his cinematic empire.

    Relocations

    R315,00
    Between 2009 and 2012, the Gordon Institute for the performing and creative arts in Cape Town held the Great texts/Big questions public lecture series which became a celebrated part of Cape Town's cultural landscape, demonstrating current intellectual and creative thinking in South Africa.

    Cinematic Shakespeare

    R559,00
    Cinematic Shakespeare takes the reader inside the making of a number of significant adaptations to illustrate how cinema transforms and re-imagines the dramatic form and style central to Shakespeare's imagination.