BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN THREES... Clint thought visiting his friend on peaceful Mackinac Island would be the perfect vacation. After all, what trouble could follow him to the middle of a lake? But trouble always finds the Gunsmith... And this time, it's a serial killer. There's a whole slew of suspects...the loner, the millionaire, and the entire sanitorium. But there's only one lead: The killer takes three victims a year—and they're all women. Clint and Chief Stewart are searching every inch of the island until justice is served...straight from the end of a barrel!
Er ist der Albtraum jeder Frau Patrick Kelly gilt als der meistgefürchtete Mann in London. Er hat nur einen weichen Punkt – seine Tochter Mandy. Als diese Opfer eines brutalen Verbrechers wird, will Kelly sie rächen – um jeden Preis. Dabei kann ihn auch die Polizistin Kat Burrows nicht aufhalten, zumal sie selbst Mutter ist und Kellys Motive verstehen kann. Außerdem fühlt sie, dass eine gefährliche Faszination von diesem harten Mann ausgeht.
The Brothers Grim examines the inner workings of the Coens' body of work, discussing a movie in terms of its primary themes, social and political contexts, narrative techniques, influences, relationship to their other films, and the Coens' referential modus operandi that retreads cinema, literature, history, philosophy, and art to amplify their films' themes.
A collection of 13 true tales of murderesses past and present. The crimes featured include the stories of Euphrasie Mercier, a Parisienne who murdered her wealthy mistress and buried her body in the garden.
This examination of the distinctive cinema of Joel and Ethan Coen explores the theme of violence in their wide-ranging body of work. * Chronology of each of the Coen brothers' 13 major films * Photos of major characters from each of the Coen brothers' films under examination.
Miguel Mera and David Burnand present a volume that explores specific European filmic texts, composers and approaches to film scoring that have hitherto been neglected. Films involving British, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Polish and Spanish composers are considered in detail. Important issues that permeate all the essays involve the working relationship of composer and director, the dialectic between the diegetic and non-diegetic uses of music in films, the music-image synergism and the levels of realism that are created by the audio-visual mix.
Performing Arts by Christine Geraghty,Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications Christine Geraghty
Author: Christine Geraghty,Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications Christine Geraghty
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Performing Arts
In British Cinema in the Fifties, Geraghty examines some of the most popular films of this period, exploring the ways in which they reworked contemporary social issues and themes such as national identity.
The Ladykillers, the Lavender Hill Mob, Mona Lisa, Get Carter, a Clockwork Orange, Hot Fuzz, the Bank Job, the Itali
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 106. Chapters: The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Mona Lisa, Get Carter, A Clockwork Orange, Hot Fuzz, The Bank Job, The Italian Job, Crossroads to Crime, Snatch, RocknRolla, Played, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Sexy Beast, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Green Street, Harry Brown, The Long Good Friday, Les Miserables, The Offence, The Business, Shallow Grave, Layer Cake, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Robbery, Night and the City, The Krays, The Big Sleep, The Firm, The Football Factory, Bronson, Gangster No. 1, They Drive by Night, Face, My Brother's Keeper, Crosstrap, Tread Softly Stranger, Desperate Poaching Affray, Circus, Brighton Rock, 44 Inch Chest, A Prize of Arms, Hunted, 1 Day, Dear Murderer, Never Let Go, B. Monkey, Endless Night, The Price of a Song, The Spider and the Fly, Hammer the Toff, Salute the Toff, Rynox, The Man in the Back Seat, Shopping, Sidewalks of London, Sapphire, The Good Die Young, Silver Blaze, Dangerous Medicine, Crime Unlimited, Loophole, Third Party Risk, The Brown Wallet, Gumshoe, The Case of the Frightened Lady, The Man Within, Essex Boys, Web of Evidence, Rise of the Footsoldier, Love, Honour and Obey, I Killed the Count, A Woman of Mystery, The Riverside Murder, Clubbed, Crimes at the Dark House, Malice in Wonderland, Rag Doll, Shooters, Calling Paul Temple, Hell Is a City, Croupier, C.O.D., Dead Man Running, A Scandal in Paris, The Frightened City, The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, Pool of London, The Nursemaid Who Disappeared, Limehouse Blues, Dancing with Crime, Bulldog Jack, The Mind of Mr. Reeder, Three Cases of Murder, The Long Dark Hall, Payroll, Man from Tangier, Miranda, A Place to Go, Paul Temple's Triumph, Seven Keys, The Human Monster, Portrait of Clare, The End of the Line, Paul Temple Returns, Everybody Loves Sunshine, He Who Rides a Tiger, ..
An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time
Author: Jenny M. Jones
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Category: Performing Arts
DIVWhether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, watching as his beloved rug is micturated upon, or simply bowling and drinking Caucasians, the Dude—or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing—abides. As embodied by Jeff Bridges, the main character of the 1998 Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski is a modern hero who has inspired festivals, burlesque interpretations, and even a religion (Dudeism). In time for the fifteenth anniversary of The Big Lebowski, film author and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the full story of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers came up with the idea for a modern LA noir to never-been-told anecdotes about the film’s production, its critical and commercial reception, and, finally, how it came to be such an international cult hit. Achievers, as Lebowski fans call themselves, will discover many hidden truths, including why it is that Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is so obsessed with Vietnam, what makes Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi) so confused all the time, how the film defies genre, and what unexpected surprise Bridges got during filming of the Gutterballs dream sequence. (Hint: it involved curly wigs and a gurney.) Interspersed throughout are sidebars, interviews with members of the film’s cast and crew, scene breakdowns, guest essays by prominent experts on Lebowski language, music, filmmaking techniques, and more, and hundreds of photographs—including many of artwork inspired by the film./div
The new, revised and expanded paperback edition of this widely-used textbook for film history brings up to date its authors' demonstration of how a close study of films in their historical and cultural settings can enrich our understanding of both cinema and historical events. It introduces three new chapters, one focusing on _The Blue Lamp_ and changes in cinema's depiction of the police from that key 1949 film up to the 1960s, another on the 'British New Wave' centring on _The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner_, and a third which, starting from _Scandal_ and its recreation of the 1960s Profumo scandal, goes on to examine the 'retro' fashion for covering crimes of the 1940s, '50s and '60s in films of the 1980s like _Let Him Have It, Dance with a Stranger_ and _Chicago Joe and the Showgirl_. This edition has a new, accessible format and provides a valuable Resource Section for teachers, students and scholars.
Ein weltberühmter Klassiker der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur, der seinen Siegeszug um die Welt antrat und kurz nach Erscheinen verfilmt wurde. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des einfachen amerikanischen Soldaten Priwitt, der mit seiner Kompanie auf Hawaii stationiert ist. Weil er glaubt, auch als Soldat ein Anrecht auf eine menschliche Behandlung zu haben, beginnt eine erbitterte Auseinandersetzung zwischen ihm und seinem Vorgesetzten. ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ zeichnet ein schonungsloses Porträt der amerikanischen Armee auf Hawaii kurz vor der Katastrophe. Mit dem Fall japanischer Bomben auf Pearl Harbor tritt Amerika in den Zweiten Weltkrieg ein.
A concise introduction to the genre about that one last big score, The Heist Film: Stealing With Style traces this crime thriller's development as both a dramatic and comic vehicle growing out of film noir (Criss Cross, The Killers, The Asphalt Jungle), mutating into sleek capers in the 1960s (Ocean's Eleven, Gambit, How to Steal a Million) and splashing across screens in the 2000s in remake after remake (The Thomas Crown Affair, The Italian Job, The Good Thief). Built around a series of case studies (Rififi, Bob le Flambeur, The Killing, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Getaway, the Ocean's trilogy), this volume explores why directors of such varied backgrounds, from studio regulars (Siodmak, Crichton, Siegel, Walsh and Wise) to independents (Anderson, Fuller, Kubrick, Ritchie and Soderbergh), are so drawn to this popular genre.
This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films the brothers have written, produced, and directed, as well as their sideline ventures.
History by Professor Jeffrey Richards,Anthony Aldgate,Jeffrey Richards,Senior Lecturer in History and Sub Dean in Arts at Open University Visiting Professor at the University of Luton Associate Tutor Anthony Aldgate
Author: Professor Jeffrey Richards,Anthony Aldgate,Jeffrey Richards,Senior Lecturer in History and Sub Dean in Arts at Open University Visiting Professor at the University of Luton Associate Tutor Anthony Aldgate
This widely-used text book for film history has been brought up to date introducing three new chapters with an accessible format, providing a valuable resource section for teachers, students and scholars.