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Looking at Movies (Fifth Edition)
Looking at Movies (Fifth Edition)
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ean: 9780393600650, isbn: 0393600653,

Film analysis starts here.Looking at Movies is the most effective, engaging, and widely adopted introduction to film analysis available. From its very first chapter, Looking at Movies provides students with all the tools they need to become perceptiv...


Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music
Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music
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ean: 9780393652222, isbn: 039365222X,

The captivating story of Frédéric Chopin and the fate of both his Mallorquin piano and musical Romanticism from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.In November 1838, Frédéric Chopin, George Sand, and her two children sailed to Major...


The Science of Interstellar
The Science of Interstellar
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mpn: 22838611, ean: 9780393351378, isbn: 0393351378,

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne.Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fan...


Adjustment Day: A Novel
Adjustment Day: A Novel
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ean: 9780393652598, isbn: 0393652599,

The author of Fight Club takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are read...


The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
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ean: 9780393353280, isbn: 0393353281,

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." ―Nathaniel Rich, The AtlanticThere’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore―they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offe...


Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do
Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do
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ean: 9780393253696, isbn: 0393253694,

An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives.Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any exper...


Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist (Will Eisner Instructional Books)
Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist (Will Eisner Instructional Books)
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mpn: 2587830, ean: 9780393331264, isbn: 0393331261,

"Comics and Sequential Art is a masterwork, the distillation of Will Eisner's genius to a clear and potent elixir."―Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Will Eisner is one of the twentieth cent...


Frankenstein: A Cultural History
Frankenstein: A Cultural History
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780393061444, isbn: 0393061442,

A lively history of the Frankenstein myth, tracing its evolution from a Romantic nightmare to its prominence in today's imaginative landscape.Frankenstein began as the nightmare of an unwed teenage mother in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1816. At a time wh...


The Tempest (Norton Critical Editions)
The Tempest (Norton Critical Editions)
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mpn: bibliography, ean: 9780393978193, isbn: 0393978192,

The Tempest presents some of Shakespeare’s most insightful meditations on the cycle of life―ending and beginning, death and regeneration, bondage and freedom. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the First Folio text and is accompanied by exp...


A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)
A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)
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mpn: 9780393928099, ean: 9780393928099, isbn: 0393928098,

“A brilliant novel . . . a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds.” ―New York Times “Anthony Burgess has written what looks like a nasty little shocker, but is really that rare thing in English letters: a philosop...


Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major (Drum Roll) (Norton Critical Score)
Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major (Drum Roll) (Norton Critical Score)
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ean: 9780393093490, isbn: 0393093492,

In 1970, Haydn's stint as Kapellmeister (director of music) for the Esterházy family came to an end when Prince Nicholas ("The Magnificent"), the great patron of the arts and an admirer of Haydn's music passed away.Offers of work came to Haydn from ...


Dichterliebe (Norton Critical Scores)
Dichterliebe (Norton Critical Scores)
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ean: 9780393099041, isbn: 0393099040,

An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.Music examples and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor. In some c...


A History of Opera
A History of Opera
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mpn: 24 pages of illustrations, ean: 9780393348958, isbn: 0393348954,

“The best single volume ever written on the subject, such is its range, authority, and readability.”―Times Literary Supplement Why has opera transfixed and fascinated audiences for centuries? Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker answer this question...


The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
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ean: 9780393316889, isbn: 0393316882,

From Trial by Jury to The Pirates of Penzance: the complete librettos of all fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Gilbert's verses for Sullivan's music are the most fastidiously turned and inventively rhymed in all lyric comedy. As the Savoy Operas ...


Perspectives on Schoenberg and Stravinsky (The Norton Library)
Perspectives on Schoenberg and Stravinsky (The Norton Library)
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Perspectives on Schoenberg and Stravinsky is an analytical and historical study of the twentieth century’s most influential figures, by Milton Babbitt, Arthur Berger, Edward T. Cone, Robert Craft, Claudio Spies, and others; with new bibliographic a...


Music in the 20th Century: From Debussy through Stravinsky
Music in the 20th Century: From Debussy through Stravinsky
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ean: 9780393333893, isbn: 0393333892,

One of the principal aims of this vast panorama of musical composition in the twentieth century is to arouse in the reader a thirst for contemporary music and to share with him the author's knowledge of and enthusiasm for the many masterworks in diff...


Spike Lee: That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It
Spike Lee: That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780393328943, isbn: 0393328945,

A candid account of one of America's most provocative filmmakers that belongs on the shelf of any serious movie lover. Spike Lee tells the cinematic story of the preeminent director, whose pioneering films―from Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, and...




An Introduction to Film Genres
An Introduction to Film Genres
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mpn: 9780393930191, ean: 9780393930191, isbn: 039393019X,

A brisk, accessible, and informative introduction to film genres.An Introduction to Film Genres, written by leading film scholars specifically for undergraduates who are new to the study of film, provides an introduction that helps students see thirt...


101 Two-Letter Words
101 Two-Letter Words
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mpn: 9780393240191, ean: 9780393240191, isbn: 0393240193,

A one-of-a-kind celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble.Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields “the Cole Porter of his generation”; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Cha...



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