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Stanley Kubrick Biography Goes Beyond Rumors and Mystique

David Mikics casts Kubrick as a kind of modernist tragedian in this biography, showing how meticulous planning often gives way to vanity, error, or random chaos.

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Hayao Miyazaki's Films Help Us See Ourselves "with Eyes Unclouded"

Japanese Studies scholar Susan Napier's Miyazakiworld reveals an animation auteur with an urgent message to convey about our future -- and ourselves.

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'Homintern' Is Not as Subversive and Liberating as Its Subject Matter

What was unique and liberating about the gay influence on Western culture? Gregory Woods tells only part of the story in Homintern.

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Acting Connects Us All, Which Is 'Why Acting Matters'

Through memorable, entertaining stories about actors and a brief history of acting in Britain and the United States, David Thomson reveals why acting matters so much to us all.

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Our Animals, Ourselves: Jenny Diski's 'What I Don't Know About Animals'

Don’t be fooled by the cover. Jenny Diski’s book isn’t really about animals; it’s about us.


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