The Encyclopedia of Film

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 3909

A collection for laypersons and experts alike, this authoritative work includes biographies of the stars, producers, directors, writers, technical information, and more

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Author: New York Times Staff,Of The Ny Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2500

View: 2696

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The Coalition

A Complete Trilogy

Author: Bob Avis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333592

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 3837

Tuebor was the most advanced civilization in our sector of the galaxy and they willingly shared their technology with most of the civilizations they encountered during their space explorations. This led to the formation of the Hocage Alliance. The Vate decided that the Tuebor led Alliance would be an easy acquisition and started a war. However, they underestimated the resistance of the other members of the Alliance and found themselves in a vicious stalemate. The Balekian Empire engaged the Vate during their conquest of all civilizations they encountered. The Vate realized that they could not defeat the Empire, therefore, asked the Alliance to join them in an effort to defeat a enemy who eventually would consume the Alliance. After thousands of years of war, a truce was finally signed which eventually led to the formation of THE COALITION. Tueborian influence within THE COALITION began to erode and they sought help from the remnants of the genetically related colony established on Earth 66 million years ago. This led to the 12.3 light-year separation of a teenage girl and her parents. Jackie and Bob Cavish were supposedly killed in a car crash. After the initial shock of her parents deaths, Denise Cavish questions police about several incidents surrounding the accident that doesnt make sense including the unauthorized cremation of the bodies. The disappearance of Denises best friend Kim Longley seems to be unrelated to the Cavishs apparent deaths. Acting on her own, Denise follows a lead that takes her to a remote fishing cabin in Montana where she almost kills the man responsible for reuniting the family. Once together the family helps the Tueborians and THE COALITION in dealing with the Genigans and Ammonoids in Book I; the Imini, Esortians, and Reptilians in Book II; and the United Reptilian Systems, the Plasma People and the Cosmic Creature in Book III. The Genigans and especially the Reptilians tend to settle any disputes with war. The Imini are always in constant flight for survival but will fight to eat. The Esortians chase the Imini throughout the galaxy and multi- dimensions while attacking anyone who helps their foe. The Ammonoids are reluctant to share and prefer to control situations through the non-confrontational use of their technology. The Plasma People and the Cosmic Creature arewell far out. Book III concludes with the Day Of Truth and the final chance for Earth to join THE COALITION. The story gives an awesome sense of appreciation for each species own very special but trivial place in this magnificent mysterious multidimensional ever-evolving universe. They learned to face issues far greater than their own personal needs. As a group they gradually learned that they must bind together for mutual protection and prosperity. THE COALITION provides adventure, mystery, humor and a touch of love all developed by the gradual blending of characters and species. It also provides some thoughts concerning the following questions: Did you ever wonder why the Chicxulub impact was so amazingly effective in wiping out all dinosaurs on Earth? Why Earth has humanoids of various colors? Which, if any, humanoids are indigenous to Earth? Why media exposure to science fiction has dramatically increased during the past 25 years?

Monty Python

From the Flying Circus to Spamalot

Author: Richard Topping

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753549506

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 5739

Have you ever wanted to be a lumberjack? Had trouble with a dead parrot? Or gone for a silly walk? Combining outrageous humour, unbridled creativity and surreal animation, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Eric Idle entertained millions and inspired generations of future comedians. Including all Monty Python material ever produced, from the Flying Circus to the Life of Brian to Spamalot! with biographies, programme guides and a filmography, this is a must-have plethora of Pythonism and a fitting tribute to comedic pioneers.


Author: Andre Dubus III

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409018091

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7871

It is the summer of 1967 and, with one more year of high school to go, Leo Suther still has a lot to learn. He's in love with Allie Donovan, the beautiful girl who has turned his head ever since she moved to his small Massachusetts town. And he feels a real draw to the blues his father has taught him. Leo soon finds himself in the middle of a consuming love affair - and an intense testing of his political values by Allie's father, who challenges him on the escalating Vietnam conflict and forces him to examine just where he stands in relation to the people in his life. Throughout his - and the nation's - unforgettable 'summer of love', Leo is learning the language of the blues, which seem to echo the mourning he feels for his dead mother, his occasionally distant father, and the youth that is fast giving way to manhood.

Contemporary Novelists

Author: Lesley Henderson,Noelle Watson

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558620360

Category: American fiction

Page: 1053

View: 985

Contains entries for each author with a biography, a list of separately published books, and an essay.

DVD and Video Guide 2005

Author: Mick Martin,Marsha Porter

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345449955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1620

View: 5084

Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.

Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever, 1997

Author: Visible Ink,Visible Ink Press Staff,Craddock

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787607807

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

View: 3471

The alternative life raft in a sea of similarity, VideoHound competes on content, categories, and indexing, but the dramatic difference is the attitude. Irreverent, slightly tongue-in-cheek, the Hound never takes himself too seriously. The 1997 edition, fully expanded and updated with 1,000 new entries, provides information and opinions on 22,000-plus videos--more than any other guide on the market--including documentaties, made-for-TV movies, and animated features. Includes Web site entertainment directory.

The Future of Consciousness

Author: Clem Stein

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456714321

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 5889

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today...” -From Imagine, by John Lennon By the year 2258, religions, or life reward systems (LRS), were totally discredited. All of the myths, miracles, and magic had been disproved. The world’s population, with a few exceptions, believed that it was nonsense to say “In God we trust” or “God bless America” in what was left of the United States. Even the immense power blocks of China and India, the leading world powers, had given up deities. This is not a normal book foreword; it is a fast forward. We need to fast forward about three hundred years into the future and not look at the past, which of course would be a fast rewind. The signs leading to the assumptions made by this book, when it deals with the future, are everywhere to be seen today. However, the situation is that most people won’t or can’t see too far beyond the end of their nose. They incorrectly assume that everyone believes what they believe and not too often question the path they take, as most people desire the path of least resistance.

Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730966111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 362

View: 3664

Huck, der Freund von Tom Sawyer, erlebt einige wahnsinnige Abenteuer. Wir lesen von Sklaverei undRassimus. Aber in erster Linie lesen wir von den Abenteuern eines richtigen Lausbuben.

The War of the Roses

Author: Warren Adler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402201950

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4709

The classic American tale of divorce, and the inspiration for the famous, nasty-spirited movie.


Author: Alexandra Adornetto

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644471614

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 9434

In dem verschlafenen Ort Venus Cove scheint die Welt noch in Ordnung. Doch dunkle Mächte sammeln sich, immer öfter kommt es zu unerklärlichen Todesfällen. Bis eines Nachts drei Engel auf der Erde landen, vom Himmel gesandt, um dem Bösen Einhalt zu gebieten. Fasziniert vom Leben der Menschen, mischt sich Bethany, die jüngste und unerfahrenste der drei himmlischen Geschwister, unter die Schüler der Highschool– und verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in den attraktiven Schulsprecher Xavier. Doch ihre Liebe bringt die Mission der Engel in Gefahr, denn niemand darf über ihre eigentliche Herkunft Bescheid wissen. Und schlimmer als der Zorn des Himmels ist die Bedrohung durch das Böse, das bereits ein Auge auf Bethany geworfen hat ... «Adornettos Dialoge lesen sich frisch und realistisch.» new york times book review «... ein Genuss!» publishers weekly

Vom Winde verweht

der berühmte Klassiker

Author: Margaret Mitchell

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843707685

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 8418

Keine andere Liebesgeschichte hat das Publikum auf der ganzen Welt so mitgerissen wie diese große Saga um die verwöhnte Scarlett O'Hara und ihren zynischen Verehrer Rhett Butler.Mit einzigartiger Intensität zeichnet Margaret Mitchell nach, wie eine große Liebe zerbricht und lässt gleichzeitig eine längst vergangene Epoche lebendig werden. Die Südstaatlerin Scarlett O'Hara ist jung und vom Leben verwöhnt. Als Tochter eines Plantagenbesitzers lebt sie im Luxus auf dem Familiengut Tara, und es mangelt ihr nicht an Verehrern. Doch der Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs verändert mit einem Schlag alles. Plötzlich muss Scarlett mit aller Kraft um die Erhaltung ihres Familienbesitzes kämpfen. Ein Mann taucht immer wieder in ihrem Leben auf und steht ihr in den Wirren der Nachkriegszeit bei: der skrupellose Kriegsgewinnler Rhett Butler. Zwischen ihm und Scarlett entwickelt sich eine große Liebe, doch beide sind auch viel zu stolz und eigensinnig, um diese Liebe zu leben... Margaret Mitchells Klassiker wurde sofort nach Erscheinen im Jahre 1936 zum Bestseller und hat seitdem Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt begeistert. Die legendäre Verfilmung drei Jahre später machte Vivien Leigh als Scarlett und Clark Gable als Rhett zum berühmtesten Liebespaar der Filmgeschichte.