Download and read online Retaking the universe in PDF and EPUB Cutting-edge analysis on the life and works of Burroughs covering both his fiction and journals.
Download and read online Fervid Filmmaking in PDF and EPUB "For film professionals and buffs, the term "Kitchen Sink movies" refers to those films that take severe right-angle turns at unexpected moments. This volume provides in-depth examinations of 60 of these cultural oddities. By putting these unusual films into cultural context, this work promotes an under-appreciated but fascinating facet of moviemaking"--Provided by publisher.
Download and read online History in the Media in PDF and EPUB A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.
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