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House Unauthorized: Vasculitis, Clinic Duty, and Bad Bedside Manner(Smart Pop)

What do you get when you combine CSI science, the medicine of ER, and an acerbic, pain pill addict with a cane? House MD.In House Unauthorized: Vasculitis, Clinic Duty, and Bad Bedside Manner, the entire cast of the show is on the exam table: Wilson, Cuddy, Foreman, Cameron, Chase and particularly the cantankerous, but brilliant Dr. House.What makes House tick? Why did he

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How to Read a Film

Winner of the DVD Associations 2001 award for outstanding DVD-ROM.

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Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard

A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our ageWhen Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godards work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism

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Greys Anatomy 101: Seattle Grace, Unauthorized(Smart Pop)

The 2005-2006 season�s smash hit Grey�s Anatomy swiftly eclipsed its Desperate Housewives lead-in, in ratings, in critical claim and in vocal viewer enthusiasm. What could have been just another hospital drama is elevated by sharp, clever writing, strong female characters and a stellar ensemble cast of multi-ethnic actors. With 20+ million viewers tuning in every week, Gre

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The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time

Whether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, watching as his beloved rug is micturated upon, or simply bowling and drinking Caucasians, the Dude�or El Duderino if you�re not into the whole brevity thing�abides. As embodied by Jeff Bridges, the main character of the 1998 Coen brothers� film The Big Lebowski is a modern hero who has inspired festivals, b

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The Material Ghost: Films and Their Medium

In a recent international survey conducted by the online film journal Screening the Past, which invited film critics and scholars around the world to nominate the most important contributions to the field in the past decade, The Material Ghost tied for first place with Jean-Luc Godard�s Histoire(s) du Cinema. Gilberto Perez draws on his lifelong love of the movies as well

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More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts

Film noir evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white movies from the 1940s and 50s�melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. James Naremores prize-winning book discusses these pictures, but also shows that the central term is more complex and paradoxical than we realize. It treats noir as a term in criticism, as an

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James Bond: The Secret World of 007

From its foreword, written by M16s very own chief, M, James Bond: the Secret World of 007 takes readers on a thrill-packed journey through the life and career of the worlds most famous secret agent. Every major mission Bond has ever undertaken in the interests of world security, from Dr. No to The World Is Not Enough, is investigated and explained. Spectacular illustrati

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Understanding Movies

Understanding Movies is designed to help students analyse movies with precision and technical sophistication. Its focus is on formalism - how the forms of the film create meaning. It is updated with recent films and personalities for students.

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The Three Colours Trilogy

This appreciative account of the Three Colours trilogy communicates the power and imagery of the films, and demonstrates how Kieslowskis art is brought to bear in their moving renditions of the lives of its characters. An interview with Kieslowsi shortly before his death concludes this tribute.

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