Comedy films

The Ladykillers

Author: Graham Linehan,William Rose

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: 9780573112256

Category: Comedy films

Page: 80

View: 5318

'The Ladykillers' is a classic black comedy; a sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Beating the Lady Killers

Women and Smoking

Author: Bobbie Jacobson

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)


Category: Self-Help

Page: 234

View: 9205

Performing Arts

The Ladykillers

Author: Ethan Coen,Joel Coen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571225972

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 117

View: 9172

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlady, a sharp old woman.

The Lady Killers

Author: J.R. Roberts

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1612325718

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 7989

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!
Cigarette smokers

The Ladykillers

Why Smoking is a Feminist Issue

Author: Bobbie Jacobson

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Cigarette smokers

Page: 136

View: 4556

Comics & Graphic Novels

The Lady Killers

Author: Peter O'Donnell,Neville Colvin

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781848561069

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 104

View: 7625

A kidnapped child's life hangs in the balance after Modesty Blaise inadvertently intercepts her ransom.
True Crime

Lady Killers

Deadly Women Throughout History

Author: Tori Telfer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062433741

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 5562

Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender? The narrative we’re comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, “There are no female serial killers.” Lady Killers, based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence. Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsébet Báthory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction. Each chapter explores the crimes and history of a different subject, and then proceeds to unpack her legacy and her portrayal in the media, as well as the stereotypes and sexist clichés that inevitably surround her. The first book to examine female serial killers through a feminist lens with a witty and dryly humorous tone, Lady Killers dismisses easy explanations (she was hormonal, she did it for love, a man made her do it) and tired tropes (she was a femme fatale, a black widow, a witch), delving into the complex reality of female aggression and predation. Featuring 14 illustrations from Dame Darcy, Lady Killers is a bloodcurdling, insightful, and irresistible journey into the heart of darkness.
Female offenders

The Lady Killers

Famous Women Murderers

Author: Jonathan Goodman

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780747406754

Category: Female offenders

Page: 200

View: 4349

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.

The Ladykiller

A deadly thriller filled with shocking twists

Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755350715

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2336

He's every woman's worst nightmare... THE LADYKILLER is the first book in the DI Kate Burrows series: the only time the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times bestseller Martina Cole has written from the perspective of the Old Bill. A killer is on the loose. It's up to DI Kate Burrows to stop him. But Kate has a problem. The Grantley Ripper has attacked the daughter of one of London's most infamous gangsters, Patrick Kelly, and now Kate's investigation, along with her heart, are dangerously entwined with him. As the worlds of crime and law collide, will Kate take down the Ladykiller, or will he be her undoing? Her unique take on London's criminal underworld will have you hooked, so don't miss the rest of the DI Kate Burrows series, BROKEN, HARDGIRLS and DAMAGED

Ealing Films

The Ladykillers, the Lavender Hill Mob, Ealing Studios, Kind Hearts and Coronets, the Titfield Thunderbolt, Passport to Pim

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230566313


Page: 52

View: 3278

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: 50. Chapters: The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Ealing Studios, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Titfield Thunderbolt, Passport to Pimlico, Nicholas Nickleby, The Blue Lamp, Went the Day Well?, Champagne Charlie, The Cruel Sea, Dead of Night, The Magnet, Whisky Galore!, It Always Rains on Sunday, The Maggie, The Divided Heart, Dunkirk, A Run for Your Money, The Captive Heart, Scott of the Antarctic, Last Holiday, Against the Wind, Barnacle Bill, Lease of Life, Out of the Clouds, The Next of Kin, The Man in the White Suit, No Limit, For Those in Peril, The Black Sheep of Whitehall, Johnny Frenchman, Frieda, The Foreman Went to France, Touch and Go, Painted Boats, The Goose Steps Out, Meet Mr. Lucifer, Saraband for Dead Lovers, Let George Do It, The Proud Valley, My Learned Friend, Mandy, Dance Hall, The Ghost of St. Michael's, The Ship That Died of Shame, The Loves of Joanna Godden, Turned Out Nice Again, The Gaunt Stranger, Nine Men, The Big Blockade, The Siege of Pinchgut, The Long Arm, Convoy, The Overlanders, Eureka Stockade, The Night My Number Came Up, It's in the Air, San Demetrio London, Another Shore, Trouble Brewing, Saloon Bar, Pool of London, Queen of Hearts, The Gentle Gunman, Hue and Cry, His Excellency, Spare a Copper, The Show Goes On, Who Done It?, Ealing Comedies, The Square Ring, Return to Yesterday, Brief Ecstasy, Sailors Three, Keep Fit, Davy, The House of the Spaniard, Cage of Gold, The Halfway House, The Rainbow Jacket, I Believe in You, The Ware Case, I See Ice, The Love Lottery, West of Zanzibar, Who's Your Lady Friend?, The Lonely Road, Fiddlers Three, Laburnum Grove, Cheer Boys Cheer, Young Man's Fancy, The High Command, They Came to a City, Nowhere to Go. Excerpt: Ealing Studios is a television and film production company and facilities provider at Ealing Green in...

British Crime Films

The Ladykillers, the Lavender Hill Mob, Mona Lisa, Get Carter, a Clockwork Orange, Hot Fuzz, the Bank Job, the Itali

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230517438


Page: 108

View: 5539

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, ..
Performing Arts

The Brothers Grim

The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen

Author: Erica Rowell

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 146166408X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 6667

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.
Performing Arts

The Brothers Coen

Unique Characters of Violence

Author: Ryan P. Doom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313355983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 7909

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.
Performing Arts

British Cinema in the Fifties

Gender, Genre and the 'new Look'

Author: Christine Geraghty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415171571

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

View: 5991

In the fifties British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies, creating stars such as Dirk Bogarde and Kay Kendall, and introducing the stereotypes of war hero, boffin and comic bureaucrat which still help to define images of British national identity. In British Cinema in the Fifties, Christine Geraghty examines some of the most popular films of this period, exploring the ways in which they approached contemporary social issues such as national identity, the end of empire, new gender roles and the care of children. Through a series of case studies on films as diverse as It Always Rains on Sunday and Genevieve, Simba and The Wrong Arm of the Law, Geraghty explores some of the key debates about British cinema and film theory, contesting current emphases on contradiction, subversion and excess and exploring the curious mix of rebellion and conformity which marked British cinema in the post-war era.
Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Author: Roger Lewis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557832481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 6535

Traces the life and career of the British actor, discusses his major roles, and depicts his complex and often difficult personality

European Film Music

Author: Miguel Mera,David Burnand

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754636595

Category: Music

Page: 206

View: 4885

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.
True Crime

Female Serial Killers

How and why Women Become Monsters

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425213902

Category: True Crime

Page: 485

View: 7079

Performing Arts

The Big Lebowski

An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time

Author: Jenny M. Jones

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610586522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 3422

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
Biography & Autobiography

The Truth About Aaron

My Journey to Understand My Brother

Author: Jonathan Hernandez

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006287294X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 8967

The unvarnished true story of the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez, the college All-American and New England Patriots star convicted of murder, told by one of the few people who knew him best, his brother. To football fans, Aaron Hernandez was a superstar in the making. A standout at the University of Florida, he helped the Gators win the national title in 2008. Drafted by the New England Patriots, in his second full season with the team he and fellow Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski set records for touchdowns and yardage, and with Tom Brady, led New England to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. But Aaron’s NFL career ended as quickly as it began. On June 26, 2013, he was arrested at his North Attleboro home, charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, and released by the Patriots. Convicted of first-degree murder, Aaron was sentenced to life in prison without parole. On May 15, 2014, while on trial for Lloyd's murder, Aaron was indicted for two more murders. Five days after being acquitted for those double murders, he committed suicide in his jail cell. Aaron Hernandez was twenty-seven years old. In this clear-eyed, emotionally devastating biography—a family memoir combining football and true crime—Jonathan (formerly known by his nickname DJ) Hernandez speaks out fully for the first time about the brother he knew. Jonathan draws on his own recollections as well as thousands of pages of prison letters and other sources to give us a full portrait of a star athlete and troubled young man who would become a murderer, and the darkness that consumed him. Jonathan does not portray Aaron as a victim; he does not lay the blame for his crimes on his illness. He speaks openly about Aaron’s talent, his sexuality, his crimes and incarceration, and the CTE that ravaged him—scientists found that upon his death, Aaron had the brain of a sixty-seven-year old suffering from the same condition. Filled with headline-making revelations, The Truth About Aaron is a shocking and moving account of promise, tragedy, and loss—of one man’s descent into rage and violence, as told by the person who knew him more closely than anyone else.