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  • Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry Into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life

    By Robert Rosen

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231075657
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: July 2005
  • Woman with a Movie Camera: My Life as a Russian Filmmaker

    By Marina Goldovskaya

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292713437
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: October 2006
    Goldovskaia, a prize-winning documentary filmmaker who taught for decades at Moscow State U. and now teaches at UCLA, has written a biographical account of her life and work in Russia, where she began making films in the 1930s. In an animated style, often incorporating dialogue to tell her stories, Goldovskaia describes her determined, lifelong pursuit to make films depicting both contemporary life and historic events, and the endless, pointless trials of dealing with Soviet bureaucracy as she struggled to have her films allowed, both to be made and to be shown. An alphabetical list of writers, actors, and others is included as an appendix, with short biographies of each. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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