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EARLY FILM HISTORYeBook VersionYou will receive access to this electronic text and the accompanying website via email after using the shopping cart above to complete your purchase.New Second Edition Now Available!Early Film History covers a variety of contributions that played a role in making films what they are today. There have been many individuals, companies, and even countries that have impacted filmmaking during its early years. From the creation of motion pictures, to the pioneers that built Hollywood, th…

Early Film HistoryeBook VersionYou will receive access to this electronic text and the accompanying website via email after using the shopping cart above to complete your purchase.New Second Edition Now Available!Early Film History covers a variety of contributions that played a role in making films what they are today. There have been many individuals, companies, and even countries that have impacted filmmaking during its early years. From the creation of motion pictures, to the pioneers that built Hollywood, th…

Odd Words, 1920-1922: An Enhanced Compilation of Early Columns by Odd McIntyreGo Backstage with the Pop Culture Writer Time Forgot. Today, reading Odd McIntyre’s columns from the early twentieth century is like stepping into a time machine and traveling back to a New York exploding with new creative energy. At the time, urban points of view, especially among the young, were starting to clash with traditional values, and Odd was one of the few writers who could bridge both worlds with ease. Odd wrote more, made more money, and had more readers than any other columnist of…

The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi“One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq,” (Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing), The Last Punisher is a gripping and intimate on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his first mission to his first kill to his eventual successful return to the United States to play himself in the Oscar-nominated film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper.The L…

Who Was William Shakespeare?The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world’s most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man. With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare’s life and work for young readers….

Walk Through Walls: A MemoirThe beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world’s most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man. With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare’s life and work for young readers.“I had experienced absolute fre…

The Devil Finds Work (Vintage International)Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have ente…

Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)Among the most influential books in Western civilization, Aristotle’s Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. In it are mentioned not only epic and dithyrambic poetry, but tragedy, comedy, and flute and lyre playing. Aristotle’s conception of tragedy, i.e. the depiction of a heroic action that arouses pity and fear in the spectators and brings about a catharsis of those emotions, has helped perpetuate the Greek ideal of drama to the present day. Similarly, his dictums concerning unity of time …