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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101565004
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The anti-war masterpiece that became an iconic motion picture-now with a foreword by the creator of the acclaimed HBO(tm) series The Wire Familiar to many as the Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory explores the perilous complications involved in what nations demand of their soldiers in wartime. Humphrey Cobb's protagonists are Frenchmen during the First World War whose nightmare in the trenches takes a new and terrible turn when they are ordered to assault a German position deemed all but invulnerable. When the attack fails, an inquiry into allegations of cowardice indicts a small handful of lower-ranked scapegoats whose trial exposes the farce of ordering ordinary men to risk their lives in an impossible cause. A chilling portrait of injustice, this novel offers insight into the tragedies of war in any age. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 142997169X
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer Book Resume:

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer returns with a triumphant historical novel, Paths of Glory. Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man—George Mallory. Born in 1886, he was a brilliant student who became part of the Bloomsbury Group at Cambridge in the early twentieth century and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. After the war, he married, had three children, and would have spent the rest of his life as a schoolteacher, but for his love of mountain climbing. Mallory once told a reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, "because it is there." On his third try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen four hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, ever reached the summit. In fact, not until you've turned the last page of Archer's extraordinary novel will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to that list of legends, while another name would have to be removed.

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474603335
Author: Anthony Clayton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Anthony Clayton is an acknowledged expert on the French military, and his book is a major contribution to the study and understanding of the First World War. He reveals why and how the French army fought as it did. He profiles its senior commanders - Joffre, Petain, Nivelle and Foch - and analyses its major campaigns both on the Western Front and in the Near East and Africa. PATHS OF GLORY also considers in detail the officers, how they kept their trenches and how men from very different areas of France fought and died together. He scrutinises the make-up and performance of France's large colonial armies, and investigates the mutinies of 1917. Ultimately, he reveals how the traumatic French experience of the 1914-18 war indelibly shaped a nation.

Paths to Glory

Paths to Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1574888056
Author: Mark L. Armour,Daniel R. Levitt
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
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Essays on diamond success from the nineteenth century to the present

Fun City Cinema

Fun City Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1647004691
Author: Jason Bailey
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Fun City Cinema by Jason Bailey Book Resume:

A visual history of 100 years of filmmaking in New York City, featuring exclusive interviews with NYC filmmakers Fun City Cinema gives readers an in-depth look at how the rise, fall, and resurrection of New York City was captured and chronicled in ten iconic Gotham films across ten decades: The Jazz Singer (1927), King Kong (1933), The Naked City (1948), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Taxi Driver (1976), Wall Street (1987), Kids (1995), 25th Hour (2002), and Frances Ha (2012). A visual history of a great American city in flux, Fun City Cinema reveals how these classic films and legendary filmmakers took their inspiration from New York City’s grittiness and splendor, creating what we can now view as “accidental documentaries” of the city’s modes and moods. In addition to the extensively researched and reported text, the book includes both historical photographs and production materials, as well as still-frames, behind-the-scenes photos, posters, and original interviews with Noah Baumbach, Larry Clark, Greta Gerwig, Walter Hill, Jerry Schatzberg, Martin Scorsese, Susan Seidelman, Oliver Stone, and Jennifer Westfeldt. Extensive "Now Playing" sidebars spotlight a handful of each decade’s additional films of note.

Paths Without Glory

Paths Without Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1597972878
Author: James L. Newman
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
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Few people have garnered so much enduring interest as Sir Richard Burton. A true polymath, Burton is best known today for his translations of the Kama Sutra and Arabian Nights. Yet, Africa stood at the center of his adult life. The Burton-Speke expedition (1856–59) that put Lake Tanganyika on the map led to years of controversy over the source of the White Nile. From 1861 to 1864 Burton served as British consul in Fernando Po and traveled widely between Ghana and Angola. He wrote prodigiously and contributed some of the first detailed ethnographic accounts of Africa's peoples. In many ways, however, Africa proved to be Burton's undoing. Injuries and sickness sapped his strength, he made enemies in high places, and, ironically, even the discovery of Lake Tanganyika worked to his disadvantage. Increasingly frustrated and bitter, he turned to alcohol as a frequent remedy. In this fascinating story of the relationship between a man and a continent, geographer James L. Newman provides an intimate portrait of Burton through careful examination of his journals and biographers' rich analyses. Delving deepest into Burton's later life and travels, Newman pinpoints the thematic mainstays of his career as a diplomat and explorer, namely his strong advocacy of aggressive imperial policies and his belief that race explained crucial human differences. Historians and scholars of the golden age of empire, as well as armchair adventurers, will not only discover what defined this famously enigmatic figure, but venture, themselves, into the heart of mid-nineteenth-century Africa.

The Paths of Glory

The Paths of Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1456796992
Author: Robert H. Brown
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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The Paths of Glory is the third and final volume of a trilogy that began with to seek a newer world and continued with the second volume, remembrance of things past. In the paths of glory, Doe Duvalier Teah sets in motion a chain of events as terrifying as they are unpredictable. He loses two times in a presidential election won by Dr. Felix Kamara. Teah and his accomplices attack the cruise liner in which president Felix Kamara and his entourage are holidaying. He hates president Kamara as much as he admires him. Captain Derek Wilson, the key witness, is called in to a case which promises to be as sensitive as it is intriguing. At a trial, Teah and his accomplices are found guilty of murder, sedition and high treason. Consequently, they are condemned to death. In this streamlined novel, Dr. Robert h. Brown exposes the darker recesses of a criminal’s mindset, which have long lain hidden beneath a veneer of a prosperous gentility.

Other Paths to Glory

Other Paths to Glory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780220472
Author: Anthony Price
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Other Paths to Glory by Anthony Price Book Resume:

Can the past unlock the secrets of the present...? Anthony Price's most celebrated novel - winner of the CWA GOLD DAGGER. Paul Mitchell spends his days researching WWI; his quiet life in the library can hardly be in greater contrast to the carnage he studies. Until, that is, the present catches up with him in the shape of Dr Audley of the MOD. Why does Audley want to know what really happened during the battle for Hameau Ridge on the Somme in 1916? The answer is complex and dangerous...

Franklyn

Franklyn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785383388
Author: Richard Cliff
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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Franklyn by Richard Cliff Book Resume:

Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

Global Warning

Global Warning [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3969318262
Author: Bill Vincent
Publisher: XinXii
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Global Warning by Bill Vincent Book Resume:

Are you willing to become a watchman for the Lord? In Global Warning, Bill Vincent urges us all to take a stand for America. In an effort to seek out and purge the wickedness that has seeped its way into the highest places in our society, Bill calls each of us to spend time in prayer and ready ourselves to deliver His warnings. Turn away from social media. Turn off your TVs. Look inward for the Word of God. His Word alone guides us to the truth, to the dangers of our society, and the call to action. When our Lord sounds the alarm, will you take up His call? Employ your faith, nourish your soul, and ready yourself for His Word. Grab your copy today.

The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick

The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081317256X
Author: Jerold Abrams
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick by Jerold Abrams Book Resume:

In the course of fifty years, director Stanley Kubrick produced some of the most haunting and indelible images on film. His films touch on a wide range of topics rife with questions about human life, behavior, and emotions: love and sex, war, crime, madness, social conditioning, and technology. Within this great variety of subject matter, Kubrick examines different sides of reality and unifies them into a rich philosophical vision that is similar to existentialism. Perhaps more than any other philosophical concept, existentialism—the belief that philosophical truth has meaning only if it is chosen by the individual—has come down from the ivory tower to influence popular culture at large. In virtually all of Kubrick’s films, the protagonist finds himself or herself in opposition to a hard and uncaring world, whether the conflict arises in the natural world or in human institutions. Kubrick’s war films (Fear and Desire, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, and Full Metal Jacket) examine how humans deal with their worst fears—especially the fear of death—when facing the absurdity of war. Full Metal Jacket portrays a world of physical and moral change, with an environment in continual flux in which attempting to impose order can be dangerous. The film explores the tragic consequences of an unbending moral code in a constantly changing universe. Essays in the volume examine Kubrick’s interest in morality and fate, revealing a Stoic philosophy at the center of many of his films. Several of the contributors find his oeuvre to be characterized by skepticism, irony, and unfettered hedonism. In such films as A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick confronts the notion that we will struggle against our own scientific and technological innovations. Kubrick’s films about the future posit that an active form of nihilism will allow humans to accept the emptiness of the world and push beyond it to form a free and creative view of humanity. Taken together, the essays in The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick are an engaging look at the director’s stark vision of a constantly changing moral and physical universe. They promise to add depth and complexity to the interpretation of Kubrick’s signature films.

Depth of Field

Depth of Field [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0299216136
Author: Geoffrey Cocks,James Diedrick,Glenn Perusek
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Depth of Field by Geoffrey Cocks,James Diedrick,Glenn Perusek Book Resume:

Director of some of the most controversial films of the twentieth century, Stanley Kubrick created a reputation as a Hollywood outsider as well as a cinematic genius. His diverse yet relatively small oeuvre—he directed only thirteen films during a career that spanned more than four decades—covers a broad range of the themes that shaped his century and continues to shape the twenty-first: war and crime, gender relations and class conflict, racism, and the fate of individual agency in a world of increasing social surveillance and control. In Depth of Field, leading screenwriters and scholars analyze Kubrick's films from a variety of perspectives. They examine such groundbreaking classics as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey and later films whose critical reputations are still in flux. Depth of Field ends with three viewpoints on Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, placing it in the contexts of film history, the history and theory of psychoanalysis, and the sociology of sex and power. Probing Kubrick's whole body of work, Depth of Field is the first truly multidisciplinary study of one of the most innovative and controversial filmmakers of the twentieth century.

Irvin S. Cobb

Irvin S. Cobb [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081317399X
Author: William E. Ellis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Irvin S. Cobb by William E. Ellis Book Resume:

"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn." -- Irvin S. Cobb Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, humorist Irvin S. Cobb (1876--1944) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the early twentieth century's most celebrated writers. As a staff reporter for the New York World and Saturday Evening Post, he became one of the highest-paid journalists in the United States. He also wrote short stories for noted magazines, published books, and penned scripts for the stage and screen. In Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of a Southern Humorist, historian William E. Ellis examines the life of this significant writer. Though a consummate wordsmith and a talented observer of the comical in everyday life, Cobb was a product of the Reconstruction era and the Jim Crow South. As a party to the endemic racism of his time, he often bemoaned the North's harsh treatment of the South and stereotyped African Americans in his writings. Marred by racist undertones, Cobb's work has largely slipped into obscurity. Nevertheless, Ellis argues that Cobb's life and works are worthy of more detailed study, citing his wide-ranging contributions to media culture and his coverage of some of the biggest stories of his day, including on-the-ground reporting during World War I. A valuable resource for students of journalism, American humor, and popular culture, this illuminating biography explores Cobb's life and his influence on early twentieth-century letters.

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000512290
Author: Gábor Gergely,Susan Hayward
Publisher: Routledge
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The Routledge Companion to European Cinema by Gábor Gergely,Susan Hayward Book Resume:

Presenting new and diverse scholarship, this wide-ranging collection of 43 original chapters asks what European cinema tells us about Europe. The book engages with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power; seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres); and interrogate Europe’s various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. It explores the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films, taking in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Chapters cover numerous topics, including individual films, film movements, filmmakers, stars, scholarship, representations and identities, audiences, production practices, genres and more, all analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe’s film corpus. The Companion opens the study of European cinema to a broad readership and is ideal for students and scholars in film, European studies, queer studies and cultural studies, as well as historians with an interest in audio-visual culture, nationalism and transnationalism, and those working in language-based area studies.

The Kubrick Facade

The Kubrick Facade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461673070
Author: Jason Sperb
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The Kubrick Facade by Jason Sperb Book Resume:

Many of Stanley Kubrick's films are often interpreted as cold and ambiguous. Whether viewing Barry Lyndon, 2001, The Shining, or Eyes Wide Shut, there is a sense in which these films resist their own audiences, creating a distance from them. Though many note the coldness of Kubrick's films, a smaller number attempt to explore exactly how his body of work elicits this particular reaction. Fewer still attempt to articulate what it might mean to "feel" Stanley Kubrick's films. In The Kubrick Facade, Jason Sperb examines the narrative ambiguity of the director's films—from the voice-over narration in early works, including the once forgotten Fear and Desire—to the blank faces of characters in his later ones. In doing so, Sperb shows how both devices struggle in vain to make sense of the chaos and sterility of the cinematic surface.

The Complete Kubrick

The Complete Kubrick [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448133211
Author: David Hughes
Publisher: Random House
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The Complete Kubrick by David Hughes Book Resume:

With just thirteen feature films in half a century, Stanley Kubrick established himself as one of the most accomplished directors in motion picture history. Kubrick created a landmark and a benchmark with every film; working in almost every genre imaginable, including film noir, war movie, SF, horror, period drama, historical epic, love story and satire - yet transcended traditional genre boundaries with every shot. Examining every feature film, from the early shorts through to classics such as Paths of Glory, Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and finally, Eyes Wide Shut, The Complete Kubrick provides a unique insight into understanding the work of cinema's most enigmatic, iconoclastic and gifted auteur.

All The King's Men

All The King's Men [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 067092170X
Author: Saul David
Publisher: Penguin UK
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All The King's Men by Saul David Book Resume:

Saul David's All The King's Men is a thrilling history of the British Redcoat from the English Civil War to Waterloo. Between 1660 and 1815 British supremacy on foreign soil was near total. Central to this success was the humble redcoat soldier who showed heroism in battle and stoicism in peace, despite appalling treatment. This is their story: of brutal discipline and inedible food, of loyalty and low pay, of barracks and battlefield - of victory, defeat, life and death. Praise for All The King's Men: 'An extraordinary story, packed with drama, incident and great characters...All The King's Men is all you could hope for...Quite an achievement', Patrick Bishop, Country Life 'A heady mixture of heroism, incompetence, devilish tactics and plain good luck', Sunday Times 'Filled with swashbuckling derring-do, the reek of blood and gunpowder, combined with shrewd analysis of power, war and psychology', Simon Sebag Montefiore Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857, Zulu and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire. He recently presented 'Bullets, Boots and Bandages' for BBC 4 and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300255616
Author: David Mikics
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Stanley Kubrick by David Mikics Book Resume:

An engrossing biography of one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor’s son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self†‘taught filmmaker and self†‘proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick’s Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as an outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever†‘curious polymath immersed in friends and family. Drawing on interviews and new archival material, Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick’s films.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick

The Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501343637
Author: I.Q. Hunter,Nathan Abrams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Stanley Kubrick by I.Q. Hunter,Nathan Abrams Book Resume:

Stanley Kubrick is one of the most revered directors in cinema history. His 13 films, including classics such as Paths of Glory, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and The Shining, attracted controversy, acclaim, a devoted cult following, and enormous critical interest. With this comprehensive guide to the key contexts - industrial and cultural, as well as aesthetic and critical - the themes of Kubrick's films sum up the current vibrant state of Kubrick studies. Bringing together an international team of leading scholars and emergent voices, this Companion provides comprehensive coverage of Stanley Kubrick's contribution to cinema. After a substantial introduction outlining Kubrick's life and career and the film's production and reception contexts, the volume consists of 39 contributions on key themes that both summarise previous work and offer new, often archive-based, state-of-the-art research. In addition, it is specifically tailored to the needs of students wanting an authoritative, accessible overview of academic work on Kubrick.

America's Film Legacy

America's Film Legacy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441116478
Author: Daniel Eagan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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America's Film Legacy by Daniel Eagan Book Resume:

America's Film Legacy is a guide to the most significant films ever made in the United States. Unlike opinionated "Top 100" and arbitrary "Best of" lists, these are the real thing: groundbreaking films that make up the backbone of American cinema. Some are well-known, such as Citizen Kane, The Jazz Singer, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Birth of a Nation, and Boyz n the Hood. Others are more obscure, such as Blacksmith Scene, The Blue Bird, The Docks of New York, Star Theatre, and A Bronx Morning. Daniel Eagan's beautifully written and authoritative book is for anyone who loves American movies and who wants to learn more about them.

The Great Class War 1914-1918

The Great Class War 1914-1918 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459411072
Author: Jacques R. Pauwels
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
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The Great Class War 1914-1918 by Jacques R. Pauwels Book Resume:

Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical, revisionist lens to the First World War, offering readers a fresh interpretation that challenges mainstream thinking. As Pauwels sees it, war offered benefits to everyone, across class and national borders. For European statesmen, a large-scale war could give their countries new colonial territories, important to growing capitalist economies. For the wealthy and ruling classes, war served as an antidote to social revolution, encouraging workers to exchange socialism's focus on international solidarity for nationalism's intense militarism. And for the working classes themselves, war provided an outlet for years of systemic militarization -- quite simply, they were hardwired to pick up arms, and to do so eagerly. To Pauwels, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 -- traditionally upheld by historians as the spark that lit the powder keg -- was not a sufficient cause for war but rather a pretext seized upon by European powers to unleash the kind of war they had desired. But what Europe's elite did not expect or predict was some of the war's outcomes: social revolution and Communist Party rule in Russia, plus a wave of political and social democratic reforms in Western Europe that would have far-reaching consequences. Reflecting his broad research in the voluminous recent literature about the First World War by historians in the leading countries involved in the conflict, Jacques Pauwels has produced an account that challenges readers to rethink their understanding of this key event of twentieth century world history.

Building Interactive Worlds in 3D

Building Interactive Worlds in 3D [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136143971
Author: Jean-Marc Gauthier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Building Interactive Worlds in 3D by Jean-Marc Gauthier Book Resume:

In Building Interactive Worlds in 3D readers will find turnkey tutorials that detail all the steps required to build simulations and interactions, utilize virtual cameras, virtual actors (with self-determined behaviors), and real-time physics including gravity, collision, and topography. With the free software demos included, 3D artists and developers can learn to build a fully functioning prototype. The book is dynamic enough to give both those with a programming background as well as those who are just getting their feet wet challenging and engaging tutorials in virtual set design, using Virtools. Other software discussed is: Lightwave, and Maya. The book is constructed so that, depending on your project and design needs, you can read the text or interviews independently and/or use the book as reference for individual tutorials on a project-by-project basis. Each tutorial is followed by a short interview with a 3D graphics professional in order to provide insight and additional advice on particular interactive 3D techniques-from user, designer, artist, and producer perspectives.

John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759

John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472511786
Author: John Oliphant
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John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759 by John Oliphant Book Resume:

In November 1758 Brigadier General John Forbes's army expelled the French army from Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio River. Over seven months Forbes had co-ordinated three obstructive and competitive colonies, managed Indian diplomacy, and cut a road through over a hundred miles of mountain and forest. This is the first full biography of Forbes, which traces his rise from surgeon in the Scots Greys to distinguished service in War of the Austrian Succession before his 1757 posting to North America. John Oliphant puts Forbes' life and career in the wider context of the social and military world of the 18th century and offers important insights into the Seven Years' War in North America.

Hollywood Speaks Out

Hollywood Speaks Out [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781444308518
Author: Robert L. Hilliard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Hollywood Speaks Out by Robert L. Hilliard Book Resume:

Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood featurethat dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American societywas gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated. Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and howmost feature flms deal with controversial issues long after thecontroversy is past Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism,sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films fromModern Times to WALL-E

Virgin Film: War Films

Virgin Film: War Films [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448133920
Author: James Clarke
Publisher: Random House
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Virgin Film: War Films by James Clarke Book Resume:

War films have existed since the birth of cinema, typically gung-ho tales of macho derring-do. But war films are not always about bravado and bravery, they also detail the horrors of war, the sadness, the brotherhood of soldiers and comedy that can be found in the bleakest of situations, as well as the excitement of the battlefield. War Films explores defining movies of the genre in sections covering different wars as well as wars with other worlds. The book also offers links between the different films, historical and cinematic worth and profiles of key actors and directors. Among the films included are Saving Private Ryan, Dr Strangelove,Welcome to Sarajevo, The Dam Busters, Gallipoli, The Deer Hunter and Ran.

Kubrick's Total Cinema

Kubrick's Total Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441165916
Author: Philip Kuberski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Kubrick's Total Cinema by Philip Kuberski Book Resume:

Whatever people think about Kubrick's work, most would agree that there is something distinctive, even unique, about the films he made: a coolness, an intellectual clarity, a critical edginess, and finally an intractable ambiguity. In an attempt to isolate the Kubrick difference, this book treats Kubrick's films to a conceptual and formal analysis rather than a biographical and chronological survey. As Kubrick's cinema moves between the possibilities of human transcendence dramatized in 2001: A Space Odyssey and the dismal limitations of human nature exhibited in A Clockwork Orange, the filmmaker's style "de-realizes" cinematic realism while, paradoxically, achieving an unprecedented frankness of vision and documentary and technical richness. The result is a kind of vertigo: the audience is made aware of both the de-realized and the realized nature of cinema. As opposed to the usual studies providing a summary and commentary of individual films, this will be the first to provide an analysis of the "elements" of Kubrick's total cinema.

Captain Cook

Captain Cook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300172206
Author: Frank McLynn
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Captain Cook by Frank McLynn Book Resume:

This “thoroughly researched and sharply opinionated” biography presents a nuanced portrait of the renowned 18th century navigator (The Wall Street Journal). The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with bold adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain. While they raise important issues, many of these critical accounts overlook his major contributions to science, navigation and cartography. In Captain Cook, Frank McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Although Cook died in a senseless, avoidable conflict with the people of Hawaii, McLynn illustrates that to the men with whom he served, Cook was master of the seas and nothing less than a titan. McLynn reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant yet tragically flawed man.

Richard Anderson: At Last... A Memoir, from the Golden Years of M-G-M and the Six Million Dollar Man to Now

Richard Anderson: At Last... A Memoir, from the Golden Years of M-G-M and the Six Million Dollar Man to Now [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Richard Anderson,Alan Doshna
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Richard Anderson: At Last... A Memoir, from the Golden Years of M-G-M and the Six Million Dollar Man to Now by Richard Anderson,Alan Doshna Book Resume:

Richard Anderson is perhaps best-known in recent years for his roles as the Narrator, Captain Stiles, in the television series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-1997) with David Carradine and Chris Potter, as well as his role as Buck Fallmont in Dynasty (1986-1987). Finally, the full story of his life and incredible career are revealed in his sensational autobiography. From humble beginnings as a young actor to his first contract with MGM, Richard’s first big impressions on moviegoers were as Chief Quinn in Forbidden Planet (1956) with Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis and as Tom McAffee in The Buster Keaton Story (1957) starring Donald O’Connor. In the early years of what we now call Classic TV, his dozens of appearances were in such memorable series as Zorro (1958-1959), The Untouchables (1960), Thriller with Boris Karloff (1960), The Rifleman (1960-1963), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964), many appearances on Perry Mason (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), and Mission Impossible (1967), to name but a few. Richard eventually became one of the most familiar faces on television in his role as Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978) and The Bionic Woman (1976-1978). Discover the million-dollar story of Richard Anderson: At Last, A Memoir. From the Golden Years of M-G-M and The Six Million Dollar Man to Now. "A fascinating tale ably told in the actor's own words." - Videoscope

51 Essays For civil services Examination (Competitive Exam book)

51 Essays For civil services Examination (Competitive Exam book) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Team Prabhat
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51 Essays For civil services Examination (Competitive Exam book) by Team Prabhat Book Resume:

The present book contains 51 Essays prepared for a way that will be very helpful for the candidates who is Preparing UPSC Main exams. This book on essay writing is one of the most useful books ever produced for students who are taking up UPSC examinations particularly IAS. In the book text provides a unique approach to essay writing. The approach followed in the book is to stick to the topics as social, economic, political, science & technology, health & medical, ethics, & moral, educational, philosophy & religious, cultural, environmental, governance, psychological, Rural & Agrarian, urbanization, women, children, contemporary etc. that are generally asked by the UPSC, and to help aspirant’s build-up their writing skills, gain topic-based acumen and build information repositories to grasp the essay topics comprehensively. Hence the book is more useful to all aspirants of UPSC as well as State level upper examination.

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190678046
Author: Robert P. Kolker,Nathan Abrams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Eyes Wide Shut by Robert P. Kolker,Nathan Abrams Book Resume:

Twenty years since its release, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut remains a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. It was on the director's mind for some 50 years before he finally put it into production. Using the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts, London, and interviews with participants in the production, the authors create an archeology of the film that traces the progress of the film from its origins to its completion, reception, and afterlife. The book is also an appreciation of this enigmatic work and its equally enigmatic creator.

Essays For R.A.S. Mains Examination

Essays For R.A.S. Mains Examination [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9353221277
Author: R.P. Tomar
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Kubrick's Men

Kubrick's Men [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0823293890
Author: Richard Rambuss
Publisher: Fordham University Press
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Kubrick's Men by Richard Rambuss Book Resume:

A provocative re-reading of Stanley Kubrick’s work and its focus on masculine desire The work of Stanley Kubrick amounts to a sustained reflection on the male condition: past, present, and future. The persistent theme of his filmmaking is less violence or sex than it is the pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual or extreme circumstances, where it may be taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic and comic—or metamorphosed, distorted, and even undone. The stories that Kubrick’s movies tell range from global nuclear politics to the unpredictable sexual dynamics of a marriage; from a day in the life of a New York City prizefighter preparing for a nighttime bout to the evolution of humankind. These male melodramas center on sociality and asociality. They feature male doubles, pairs, and rivals. They explore the romance of men and their machines, and men as machines. They figure intensely conflicted forms of male sexual desire. And they are also very much about male manners, style, taste, and art. Examining the formal, thematic, and theoretical affiliations between Kubrick’s three bodies of work—his photographs, his documentaries, and his feature films—Kubrick’s Men offers new vantages on to the question of gender and sexuality, including the first extended treatment of homosexuality in Kubrick’s male-oriented work.

The Path to War

The Path to War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190464976
Author: Michael S. Neiberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Path to War by Michael S. Neiberg Book Resume:

When war broke out in Europe in August of 1914, it seemed, to observers in the United States, the height of madness. The Old World and its empires were tearing each other apart, and while most Americans blamed the Germans, pitied the Belgians, and felt kinship with the Allies, they wanted no part in the carnage. Two years into war President Woodrow Wilson won re-election by pledging to keep out of the conflict. Yet by the spring of 1917-by which point millions had been killed for little apparent gain or purpose-the fervor to head "Over There" swept the country. America wanted in. The Path to War shows us how that happened. Entry into the war resulted from lengthy debate and soul-searching about national identity, as so-called "hyphenated citizens" of Irish and German heritage wrestled with what it meant to be American. Many hoped to keep to the moral high ground, condemning German aggression while withholding from the Allies active support, offering to mediate between the belligerents while keeping clear. Others, including the immensely popular former president Theodore Roosevelt, were convinced that war offered the country the only way to assume its rightful place in world affairs. Neiberg follows American reaction to such events as the sinking of the Lusitania, German terrorism, and the incriminating Zimmermann telegram, shedding light on the dilemmas and crises the country faced as it moved from ambivalence to belligerence. As we approach the centenary of the war, the effects of the pivot from peace to war still resonate, as Michael Neiberg's compelling book makes clear. The war transformed the United States into a financial powerhouse and global player, despite the reassertion of isolationism in the years that followed. Examining the social, political, and financial forces at work as well as the role of public opinion and popular culture, The Path to War offers both a compelling narrative and the inescapable conclusion that World War One was no parenthetical exception in the American story but a moment of national self-determination.

A Cinema of Loneliness

A Cinema of Loneliness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199780285
Author: Robert Kolker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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A Cinema of Loneliness by Robert Kolker Book Resume:

An updated and expanded version of this classic study of contemporary American film, the new edition of A Cinema of Loneliness reassesses the landscape of American cinema over the past decade, incorporating discussions of directors like Judd Apatow and David Fincher while offering assessments of the recent, and in some cases final, work from the filmmakers--Penn, Scorsese, Stone, Altman, Kubrick--at the book's core.

Historical Film

Historical Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472520025
Author: Jonathan Stubbs
Publisher: A&C Black
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Historical Film by Jonathan Stubbs Book Resume:

Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period. Historical Film: A Critical Introduction is concerned not simply with the formal properties of the films at hand, but also the ways in which they have been promoted, interpreted and discussed in relation to their engagement with the past.

Lolita

Lolita [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838716912
Author: Richard Corliss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Lolita by Richard Corliss Book Resume:

Stanley Kubrick's version of Vladimir Nabokov's novel was one of the most controversial films of the 1960s. This analysis is written by Richard Corliss, editor of 'Film Comment'. It features a brief production history and a detailed filmography.

The Invention of Monotheist Ethics

The Invention of Monotheist Ethics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0761849254
Author: Hillel I. Millgram
Publisher: University Press of America
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The Invention of Monotheist Ethics by Hillel I. Millgram Book Resume:

This book, Volume II of II, presents a comprehensive analysis of the Biblical Book of Samuel. Usually taken as a socio-political history of ancient Israel during a century of change, this book contends that, at a deeper level, Samuel is a profound appraisal of the appeal and limitations of power.

The Truth at Twenty-Four Frames per Second: An Anthology of Writings on Film History

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Author: Anthony Slide
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The Truth at Twenty-Four Frames per Second: An Anthology of Writings on Film History by Anthony Slide Book Resume:

Collected together here are Anthony Slide’s writings on film and television history from the 1960s through the present. Subjects and individuals discussed are varied, including Lillian Gish, Val Guest, Vivienne Segal, Wendy Richard, Elisabeth Welch, Lawrence Welk, and Betty White. All illustrate the author’s scholarship, dedication to the serious study of the history of popular culture, and also his unique sense of humor. The book is a reminder of a career that has included time spent as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and associate archivist of the American Film Institute. It complements Anthony Slide’s work as the author or editor of more than 200 books on the history of Popular Entertainment.

The Great War and Americans in Europe, 1914-1917

The Great War and Americans in Europe, 1914-1917 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351805851
Author: Kenneth D. Rose
Publisher: Routledge
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The Great War and Americans in Europe, 1914-1917 by Kenneth D. Rose Book Resume:

This book examines the experiences of Americans in Europe during the First World War prior to the U.S. declaration of war. Key groups include volunteer soldiers, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, reporters, diplomats, peace activists, charitable workers, and long-term American expatriate civilians. What these Americans wrote about the Great War, as published in contemporary books and periodicals, provides the core source material for this volume. Author Kenneth D. Rose argues that these writings served the critical function of preparing the American public for the declaration of war, one of the most important decisions of the twentieth century, and defined the threat and consequences of the European conflict for Americans and American interests at home and abroad.