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British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137380764
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British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965 by , Book Resume:

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935-1965 calls attention to the shifting grounds of cultural expression by highlighting Hollywood as a site that unsettled definitions and narratives of colonialism and national identity for prominent British novelists such as Christopher Isherwood, P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, and J.B. Priestley.

Why Harry Met Sally

Why Harry Met Sally [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477312854
Author: Joshua Louis Moss
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Why Harry Met Sally by Joshua Louis Moss Book Resume:

From immigrant ghetto love stories such as The Cohens and the Kellys (1926), through romantic comedies including Meet the Parents (2000) and Knocked Up (2007), to television series such as Transparent (2014–), Jewish-Christian couplings have been a staple of popular culture for over a century. In these pairings, Joshua Louis Moss argues, the unruly screen Jew is the privileged representative of progressivism, secular modernism, and the cosmopolitan sensibilities of the mass-media age. But his/her unruliness is nearly always contained through romantic union with the Anglo-Christian partner. This Jewish-Christian meta-narrative has recurred time and again as one of the most powerful and enduring, although unrecognized, mass-culture fantasies. Using the innovative framework of coupling theory, Why Harry Met Sally surveys three major waves of Jewish-Christian couplings in popular American literature, theater, film, and television. Moss explores how first-wave European and American creators in the early twentieth century used such couplings as an extension of modernist sensibilities and the American "melting pot." He then looks at how New Hollywood of the late 1960s revived these couplings as a sexually provocative response to the political conservatism and representational absences of postwar America. Finally, Moss identifies the third wave as emerging in television sitcoms, Broadway musicals, and "gross-out" film comedies to grapple with the impact of American economic globalism since the 1990s. He demonstrates that, whether perceived as a threat or a triumph, Jewish-Christian couplings provide a visceral, easily graspable, template for understanding the rapid transformations of an increasingly globalized world.

Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970

Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137328630
Author: A. Harris,T. Jones
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Love and Romance in Britain, 1918 - 1970 by A. Harris,T. Jones Book Resume:

The new histories of love and romance offered within this edited collection illustrate the many changes, but also the surprising continuities in understandings of love, romance, affection, intimacy and sex from the First World War until the beginning of the Women's Liberation movement.

Reel Bad Arabs

Reel Bad Arabs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623710065
Author: Jack Shaheen
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
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Reel Bad Arabs by Jack Shaheen Book Resume:

A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing ""evil"" ArabsAward-winning film authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that only Native Americans have been more relentlessly smeared on the silver screen, painstakingly makes his case that ""Arab"" has remained Hollywood's shameless shorthand for ""bad guy, "" long after the movie industry has shifted its portrayal of other minority groups. In this comprehensive study of over one thousand films, arranged a.

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451606532
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Book Resume:

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062277111
Author: Ephraim Katz,Ronald Dean Nolen
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition by Ephraim Katz,Ronald Dean Nolen Book Resume:

Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition features more than 7,500 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including: Directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, and cinematographers; Styles, genres, and schools of filmmaking; Motion picture studios and film centers; Film-related organizations and events; Industry jargon and technical terms; Inventions, inventors, and equipment; Plus comprehensive listings of academy award–winning films And artists, top-grossing films, and much more!

Hawk of the Hills

Hawk of the Hills [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147339757X
Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Hawk of the Hills' is a story in the El Borak series where El Borak leads a tribe to war in Afganistan. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Black Flame (Dystopian Novel)

The Black Flame (Dystopian Novel) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027247853
Author: Stanley G. Weinbaum
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Black Flame (Dystopian Novel) by Stanley G. Weinbaum Book Resume:

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Black Flame" starts several hundred years after most of mankind is wiped out by a plague and tells the story of a family of immortals who seek to conquer the world with advanced science. Its story concerns a brother and sister who have become immortal.

The Concise Cinegraph

The Concise Cinegraph [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857455656
Author: ans-Michael Bock,,,im Bergfelder,,
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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The Concise Cinegraph by ans-Michael Bock,,,im Bergfelder,, Book Resume:

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.