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Dry White Season

By André Brink
  • Book ID : 1448113237
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 288
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: dry-white-season.pdf

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Ben du Toit is an ordinary, decent, harmless man, unremarkable in every way - until his sense of justice is outraged by the death of a man he has known. His friend died at the hands of the police. In the beginning it appears a straightforward matter, an unfortunate error that can be explained and put right. But as Ben investigates further he finds that his curiosity becomes labelled rebellion - and for a rebel there is no way back.

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Roger Ebert's Four-Star Reviews 1967–2007

By Roger Ebert
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Isbn : 0740792172
  • Pages : 945
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: roger-ebert-s-four-star-reviews-1967-2007.pdf

Book Summary:

Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching.

The Blue Door

By André Brink
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448114837
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: the-blue-door.pdf

Book Summary:

The Blue Door is built around one of the oldest questions in storytelling: What if ...? What if I return home one day to find, behind a familiar door, an unfamiliar world? What if the people closest to me turn out to be strangers? What if strangers start claiming a place in my life I cannot imagine? What if the memories of the most important moments in my life can no longer be trusted? What if I am not who I think I am? David le Roux, a teacher recently turned fulltime artist, returns to his studio one afternoon to find his whole familiar world turned upside down. The woman who opens the door and welcomes him as her husband is a complete stranger to him: beautiful and loving, but not the wife he assumes he has been married to for nine years. The children are overjoyed at his return, but he has never set eyes on them before. And when he goes back to the building he believes he lives in, it no longer exists. Has everything in his life been illusion? Or is the past real and only the present a hallucination? In a country like South Africa these questions may decide a whole life. Instead of living with the consequences of early choices he now discovers that behind every choice made lurks the possibility of innumerable other choices not made. What if, indeed ...?

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

By Patricia Pisters
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 1474466974
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: new-blood-in-contemporary-cinema.pdf

Book Summary:

The book investigates contemporary women directors who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialized perspectives in the horror genre.

Representing the Exotic and the Familiar

By Meenakshi Bharat,Madhu Grover
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Isbn : 9027261903
  • Pages : 363
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 825
  • File Pdf: representing-the-exotic-and-the-familiar.pdf

Book Summary:

The multicultural world of today is often said to be marked by a certain kind of exoticization: a “fetishizing process”, as Graham Huggan has called it, which separates a “first world” from a “third world”, the Occident from the Orient. The essays collected here re-assess this tendency, not least by focusing on the kinds of intellectual tourism and dilettantism to which it has given rise. The wider context of these analyses is a postcolonial scenario where literatures and languages can move from the “exotic” to the comparatively “familiar” space of contemporary writings; where an exotic mythos can live on into the familiar present; and where certain perceptions and representations of peoples, of literatures, and of languages have turned exoticization and familiarization into global modes of mass-cultural consumption. Especially by exploring the liminalities between different cultures, this collection manages to trace both the history and the politics of exoticist representation and, in so doing, to make a significant critical intervention.

Movies, Movie Stars, and Me

By Allan Neff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1467078905
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 695
  • File Pdf: movies-movie-stars-and-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Alan Neff wrote movie and book reviews and interviewed Hollywood stars for the Seattle Gay News from 1983-1993; he has been published in the Advocate. Movies, Movie Stars, and Me boasts Jim Henson, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Spike Lee, Lily Tomlin, John Waters, Pauline Kael, Rita Mae Brown, and other exciting personalities caught unguarded and exposed. Reviews of Labyrinth, Top Gun, No Way Out, Dirty Dancing, The Whales of August, Pretty Woman, The Grifters, Switch, George Cukor: A Double Life, Tales of the City, (and much more!), are lively reading and can be used for reference or as a guide to picking videos. And included in this format are Alan Neffs politically-charged letters-to-the-editor, re-printed from major periodicals.

Screen Acting

By Peter Kramer,Alan Lovell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317972503
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: screen-acting.pdf

Book Summary:

While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the stylisation of the silent era, through the naturalism of Lee Strasberg's 'Method', to Mike Leigh's use of improvisation. The contributors to this innovative volume explore the philosophies which have influenced acting in the movies and analyse the styles and techniques of individual filmmakers and performers, including Bette Davis, James Mason, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Freeman. There are also interviews with working actors: Ian Richardson discusses the relationship between theatre, film and television acting; Claire Rushbrook and Ron Cook discuss theri work with Mike Leigh, and Helen Shaver discusses her work with the critic Susan Knobloch.

On the Contrary

By André Brink
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 144811361X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 125
  • File Pdf: on-the-contrary.pdf

Book Summary:

Estienne Barbier, born in the Loire Valley in 1699, lays claim to service in the armies of the kings of France and Prussia, but he is an inveterate liar, and the truth is less glorious: irate husbands have made the Lowlands too hot to hold him, and he has deserted his pregnant wife to stow away for the Cape of Good Hope. An expedition to the hinterland opens his eyes to the majesty of the African landscape and its wondrous animals and he is enchanted by the rumour of a fabled city of gold. But he also begins to see clearly the sordid dealing that underlies the self-righteous pomposity of the East India Company. It is a vision that makes him powerful enemies. Taking cover on a remote farm, and energetically consoling sundry widows, Barbier finds himself, to his own surprise, fomenting rebellion.