Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781982104085
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Language : en
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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “Fast-paced...pulse-pounding...supremely entertaining…His best ever.” —The Washington Times “This might be the single greatest thriller I’ve covered....It’s amazing!” —The Real Book Spy Scot Harvath returns in the newest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. The world’s largest bounty has just been placed upon America’s top spy. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission ever—one that has already claimed the lives of the people closest to him, including his new wife—he’s going to need help—a lot of it. Not knowing whom he can trust, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Sølvi Kolstad. Just as smart, just as deadly, and just as determined, she not only has the skills, but also the broken, troubled past to match Harvath’s own.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781911239284
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Language : en
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First released in 1987, Near Dark is a vampire film set in the contemporary American Midwest that tells the story of Caleb, a half-vampire trying to decide whether to embrace his vampire nature or return to his human family. The film, an early work of the now-established director Kathryn Bigelow, skilfully mixes genre conventions, combining gothic tropes with those of the Western, road movie and film noir, while also introducing elements of the outlaw romance genre. Stacey Abbott's study of the film addresses it as a genre hybrid that also challenges conventions of the vampire film. The vampires are morally ambiguous and undermine the class structures that have historically defined stories of the undead. These are not aristocrats but instead they capture the allure and horror of the disenfranchised and the underclass. As Abbott describes, Near Dark was crucial in consolidating Bigelow's standing as a director of significance at an early point in her career, not simply because of her visual art background, but because of the way in which she would from Near Dark onward re-envision other traditionally mainstream genres of filmmaking.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Emily Bestler Books
ISBN : 9781982152802
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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Scot Harvath returns in the newest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. The world’s largest bounty has just been placed upon America’s top spy. His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission ever—one that has already claimed the lives of the people closest to him, including his new wife—he’s going to need help—a lot of it. Not knowing whom he can trust, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Sølvi Kolstad. Just as smart, just as deadly, and just as determined, she not only has the skills, but also the broken, troubled past to match Harvath’s own.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Picadillo Publishing
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Language : en
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After the Vampire Magician’s attempt to free Lucifer in Chicago, the Ancients are on their way to Thermopolis, Wyoming, to hold the Vampire Sheriff accountable. During the battle of Chicago, the demon Legion escaped from Hell and is determined to open Hell's Gates. Sam Harlan and Callie Calahane will have to call upon every friend and ally if they want to get out of Thermopolis alive.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781911239291
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 104
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First released in 1987, Near Dark is a vampire film set in the contemporary American Midwest that tells the story of Caleb, a half-vampire trying to decide whether to embrace his vampire nature or return to his human family. The film, an early work of the now-established director Kathryn Bigelow, skilfully mixes genre conventions, combining gothic tropes with those of the Western, road movie and film noir, while also introducing elements of the outlaw romance genre. Stacey Abbott's study of the film addresses it as a genre hybrid that also challenges conventions of the vampire film. The vampires are morally ambiguous and undermine the class structures that have historically defined stories of the undead. These are not aristocrats but instead they capture the allure and horror of the disenfranchised and the underclass. As Abbott describes, Near Dark was crucial in consolidating Bigelow's standing as a director of significance at an early point in her career, not simply because of her visual art background, but because of the way in which she would from Near Dark onward re-envision other traditionally mainstream genres of filmmaking.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Wallflower Press
ISBN : 1903364426
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 248
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"Kathryn Bigelow is one of Hollywood's most significant female film-makers, well known in popular terms for films such as 'Near dark', 'Blue steel' and 'Point break', yet remaining relatively unexplored in academia... Placing particular emphasis on 'Strange days', her most ambitious and controversial picture to date, this collection explores Bigelow's role within New Hollywood as a film-maker that blurs genre conventions, reinscribes gender identities and produces a breathless cinema of attractions." -- Back cover.

Category : Religion
Editor : Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN : 9781630878184
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134873005
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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While films such as Rambo, Thelma and Louise and Basic Instinct have operated as major points of cultural reference in recent years, popular action cinema remains neglected within contemporary film criticism. Spectacular Bodies unravels the complexities and pleasures of a genre often dismissed as `obvious' in both its pleasure and its politics, arguing that these controversial films should be analysed and understood within a cinematic as well as a political context. Yvonne Tasker argues that today's action cinema not only responds to the shifts in gendered, sexual and racial identities which took place during the 1980s, but reflects the influences of other media such as the new video culture. Her detailed discussion of the homoeroticism surrounding the muscleman hero, the symbolic centrality of blackness within the crime narrative, and the changing status of women within the genre, addresses the constitution of these identities through the shifting categories of gender, class, race, sex, sexuality and nation. Spectacular Bodies also examines the ambivalence of supposedly secure categories of popular cinema, questioning the existing terms of film criticism in this area and addressing the complex pleasures of this neglected form.

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Editor : DIANE Publishing
ISBN : 9781437928679
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9780244602659
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 525
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