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The Life and Times of John Ford

Author: Scott Eyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476797722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 7995

Follows the legendary John Ford through a career that spanned more than five decades, drawing on dozens of personal interviews, material from Ford's estate, and film criticism.

Disassembling and Decolonizing School in the Pacific

A Genealogy from Micronesia

Author: David W. Kupferman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400746733

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 6030

Schooling in the region known as Micronesia is today a normalized, ubiquitous, and largely unexamined habit. As a result, many of its effects have also gone unnoticed and unchallenged. By interrogating the processes of normalization and governmentality that circulate and operate through schooling in the region through the deployment of Foucaultian conceptions of power, knowledge, and subjectivity, this work destabilizes conventional notions of schooling’s neutrality, self-evident benefit, and its role as the key to contemporary notions of so-called political, economic, and social development. This work aims to disquiet the idea that school today is both rooted in some distant past and a force for decolonization and the postcolonial moment. Instead, through a genealogy of schooling, the author argues that school as it is currently practiced in the region is the product of the present, emerging from the mid-1960s shift in US policy in the islands, the very moment when the US was trying to simultaneously prepare the islands for putative self-determination while producing ever-increasing colonial relations through the practice of schooling. The work goes on to conduct a genealogy of the various subjectivities produced through this present schooling practice, notably the student, the teacher, and the child/parent/family. It concludes by offering a counter-discourse to the normalized narrative of schooling, and suggests that what is displaced and foreclosed on by that narrative in fact holds a possible key to meaningful decolonization and self-determination.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classic Movies

Author: Lee Pfeiffer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696861

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 8554

Sit back, grab some popcorn, and let the credits roll. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classic Movies provides comprehensive information on the best classic films from the silent era up through 1969, cross-referenced several different ways for easy access. Also contains fun, "insider" trivia and facts about the movies, the stars, and factors that influenced the movie or the audience at the time of the movie's release. * Written by a recognized name in the industry who has written books on movies and film for decades * Features only the best movies (3 and 4 stars) from the silent era up through 1969 * Offers several indexes, which are cross-referenced alphabetically by actor and director, in addition to the main text being indexed by film name and genre * Includes appendices that provide information on the top 100 films of all time, the greatest movie quotes, Academy Award winners, and Internet references for locating hard-to-find films

Robert Redford and the American West

Author: Elisa Leonelli

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462818145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

View: 7115

ROBERT REDFORD has played many Westerners on the big screen: a romantic outlaw in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with Paul Newman, a sheriff in Tell Them Willie Boy is Here (1968), a mountain man in Jeremiah Johnson (1972), a rodeo cowboy in The Electric Horseman (1979) with Jane Fonda, a Montana rancher in The Horse Whisperer (1998), which he also directed. He is the founder of Sundance, an admirer of Native American art and culture and a committed environmentalist. He embodies the best values of the American West.

The Mythical West

An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture

Author: Richard W. Slatta

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071510

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 633

This cultural journey down memory lane showcases how major Western figures, events, and places have been portrayed in folk legends, art, literature, and popular culture. * 145 A–Z entries ranging from Kit Carson and Woody Guthrie to Hispanics in Western Films and Ansel Adams, each with a bibliography * Over 40 photos, drawings, and reproductions of posters * 20 contributors including scholars and other experts * Extensive bibliography of books and websites providing expanded research on a myriad of topics related to the western U.S.

Undead in the West

Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier

Author: Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810885441

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

View: 579

Zombie Culture by McIntosh and Leverette (Scarecrow, 2010), 420 pages, paper, $50 LTD sales: 850 ($26,461) From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse by Cline and Weiner (Scarecrow, 2010), 362 pages, cloth, $55. LTD sales: 253 ($9,855)

John Ford Made Westerns

Filming the Legend in the Sound Era

Author: Gaylyn Studlar,Matthew Bernstein

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214140

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 9157

Fresh perspectives on some of the most influential films of John Ford. The Western is arguably the most popular and enduring form in cinematic history, and the acknowledged master of that genre was John Ford. His Westerns, including The Searchers, Stagecoach, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, have had an enormous influence on contemporary U.S. films, from Star Wars to Taxi Driver. In John Ford Made Westerns, nine major essays by prominent scholars of Hollywood film situate the sound-era Westerns of John Ford within contemporary critical contexts and regard them from fresh perspectives. These range from examining Ford's relation to other art forms (most notably literature, painting, and music) to exploring the development of the director's reputation as a director of Westerns. While giving attention to film style and structure, the volume also treats the ways in which these much-loved films engage with notions of masculinity and gender roles, capitalism and community, as well as racial, sexual, and national identity. Contributors include Charles Ramirez Berg, Matthew Bernstein, Edward Buscombe, Joan Dagle, Barry Keith Grant, Kathryn Kalinak, Peter Lehman, Charles J. Maland, Gaylyn Studlar, and Robin Wood. Contents Part I Introduction, Gaylyn Studlar & Matthew Bernstein "'Shall We Gather at the River?': The Late Films of John Ford," Robin Wood "Sacred Duties, Poetic Passions: John Ford and Issue of Femininity in the Western," Gaylyn Studlar "The Margin as Center: The Multicultural Dynamics of John Ford's Westerns," Charles Ramirez Berg "Linear Patterns and Ethnic Encounters in the Ford Western," Joan Dagle "How the West Wasn't Won: the Repression of Capitalism in John Ford's Westerns," Peter Lehman "Painting the Legend: Frederic Remington and the Western," Edward Buscombe "'The Sound of Many Voices': Music in John Ford's Westerns," Kathryn Kalinak "John Ford and James Fenimore Cooper: Two Rode Together," Barry Keith Grant "From Aesthete to Pappy: The Evolution of John Ford's Public Reputation," Charles J. Maland Part II—Dossier Emanuel Eisenberg, "John Ford: Fighting Irish," New Theater, April 1936 Frank S. Nugent, "Hollywood's Favorite Rebel," Saturday Evening Post, July 23, 1949 John Ford, "John Wayne—My Pal," Hollywood, no. 237 (March 17, 1951), translated from the Italian by Gloria Monti Bill Libby, "The Old Wrangler Rides Again," Cosmopolitan, March 1964 "About John Ford," Action 8.8 (Nov.-Dec. 1973)

Home in Hollywood

The Imaginary Geography of Cinema

Author: Elisabeth Bronfen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529422

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 8939

Who can forget Dorothy's quest for the great and powerful Oz as she tried to return to her beloved Kansas? She thought she needed a wizard's magic, only to discover that home—and the power to get there—had been with her all along. This engaging and provocative book proposes that Hollywood has created an imaginary cinematic geography filled with people and places we recognize and to which we are irresistibly drawn. Each viewing of a film stirs, in a very real and charismatic way, feelings of home, and the comfort of returning to films like familiar haunts is at the core of our nostalgic desire. Leading us on a journey through American film, Elisabeth Bronfen examines the different ways home is constructed in the development of cinematic narrative. Each chapter includes a close reading of such classic films as Fleming's The Wizard of Oz, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Burton's Batman Returns, Hitchcock's Rebecca, Ford's The Searchers, and Sayles's Lone Star.

Doping and Anti-Doping Policy in Sport

Ethical, Legal and Social Perspectives

Author: Mike McNamee,Verner Møller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136661077

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 2645

The issue of doping has been the most widely discussed problem in sports ethics and is one of the most prominent issues across sports studies, the sports sciences and their constituent disciplines. This book adds uniquely to that catalogue of discourses by focusing on extant anti-doping policy and doping practices from a range of multi-disciplinary perspectives (specifically ethical, legal, and social scientific). With contributions from a world-class team of scholars and legal practitioners from the UK, Europe and North America, the book explores key contemporary issues such as: sports medicine international doping policy the whereabouts system the criminalization of doping privacy rights, gene doping and ethics imperfection in doping test procedures steroid use in the general population. Doping and Anti-Doping Policy in Sport offers an important critique of contemporary anti-doping policy and is essential reading for any advanced student, researcher or policy maker with an interest in this vital issue.

Orphans Preferred

The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

Author: Christopher Corbett

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767919637

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8462

“WANTED. YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS. NOT OVER 18. MUST BE EXPERT RIDERS. WILLING TO RISK DEATH DAILY. ORPHANS PREFERRED.” —California newspaper help-wanted ad, 1860 The Pony Express is one of the most celebrated and enduring chapters in the history of the United States, a story of the all-American traits of bravery, bravado, and entrepreneurial risk that are part of the very fabric of the Old West. No image of the American West in the mid-1800s is more familiar, more beloved, and more powerful than that of the lone rider galloping the mail across hostile Indian territory. No image is more revered. And none is less understood. Orphans Preferred is both a revisionist history of this magnificent and ill-fated adventure and an entertaining look at the often larger-than-life individuals who created and perpetuated the myth of “the Pony,” as it is known along the Pony Express trail that runs from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. The Pony Express is a story that exists in the annals of Americana where fact and fable collide, a story as heroic as the journey of Lewis and Clark, as complex and revealing as the legacy of Custer’s Last Stand, and as muddled and freighted with yarns as Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Orphans Preferred is a fresh and exuberant reexamination of this great American story.

The Searchers

The Making of an American Legend

Author: Glenn Frankel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620400642

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1457

New York Times Bestseller Named one of the best books of the year by: Parade The Guardian Kirkus Library Journal The true story behind the classic Western The Searchers by Pulitzer Prize-wining writer Glenn Frankel that the New York Times calls "A vivid, revelatory account of John Ford's 1956 masterpiece." In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and re-told over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be adapted into one of Hollywood's most legendary films, The Searchers, "The Biggest, Roughest, Toughest... and Most Beautiful Picture Ever Made!" directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Glenn Frankel, beginning in Hollywood and then returning to the origins of the story, creates a rich and nuanced anatomy of a timeless film and a quintessentially American myth. The dominant story that has emerged departs dramatically from documented history: it is of the inevitable triumph of white civilization, underpinned by anxiety about the sullying of white women by "savages." What makes John Ford's film so powerful, and so important, Frankel argues, is that it both upholds that myth and undermines it, baring the ambiguities surrounding race, sexuality, and violence in the settling of the West and the making of America.

The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need

The Way Smart Money Preserves Wealth Today

Author: Larry E. Swedroe

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429972955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 5739

Investment professional Larry E. Swedroe describes the crucial difference between "active" and "passive" mutual funds, and tells you how you can win the investment game through long-term investments in such indexes as the S&P 500 instead of through the active buying and selling of stocks. A revised and updated edition of an investment classic, The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need remains clear, understandable, and effective. This edition contains a new chapter comparing index funds, ETFs, and passive asset class funds, an expanded section on portfolio care and maintenance, the addition of Swedroe's 15 Rules of Prudent Investing, and much more. In clear language, Swedroe shows how the newer index mutual funds out-earn, out-perform, and out-compound the older funds, and how to select a balance "passive" portfolio for the long hail that will repay you many times over. This indispensable book also provides you with valuable information about: - The efficiency of markets today - The five factors that determine expected returns of a balanced equity and fixed income portfolio - Important facts about volatility, return, and risk - Six steps to building a diversified portfolio using Modern Portfolio Theory - Implementing the winning strategy - and more.


Vom Wesen des Fussballschiedsrichters

Author: Dietrich zur Nedden

Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR

ISBN: 3866744226

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 720

Zur Fußball-WM 2006: Die ganze Wahrheit über den Mann mit der Pfeife. Der »Schiri« ist ein wandelndes Paradoxon. Auf dem Spielfeld besitzt er annähernd göttliche Macht, sein Pfiff ist oft millionenschwer. Trotzdem wird er verflucht, bespuckt und verprügelt, in unzivilisierten Gegenden auch schon mal mit dem Revolver bedroht. Den einen ist er »Bratwurst«, »Pfeife « oder »schwarze Sau«, für andere verkörpert der Unparteiische das zwischen Globalisierungswahn und Videobeweis, akustischer Torlinienüberwachung und Ballchip versinkende Ideal des bürgerlichen Helden.

Order in the Universe

The Films of John Carpenter

Author: Robert Cumbow

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0585383022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 5812

An obscure independent filmmaker until Halloween (1978), John Carpenter has been applauded for his classic sense of compositions, yet reviled for his "B-film" sensibility. With a chronology of Carpenter's career, a detailed filmography, photos, brief plot synopses, and a thorough index, this volume will be treasured by film scholars and fans alike.

Word Myths

Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends

Author: David Wilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195375572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 504

An examination of the most famous stories, tales, and histories of the world that are provably wrong provides a look at why certain myths are created and spread, the reasons they persist, and the actual truths that long have been obscured by misinformation.

A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Michael Schoenfeldt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444332066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

View: 6142

This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare?s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare?s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work.

The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466827718

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

View: 4855

The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom

Borders, Intimacy, Terror

Author: Bruce Bennett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 6521

This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. This volume undertakes a close analysis of a TV series directed by Winterbottom and sixteen of his films ranging from television dramas to transnational co-productions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. The critique is centered on Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, political and cultural contexts, and critical reception. Arguing that his work delineates a 'cinema of borders', this study examines Winterbottom's treatment of sexuality, class, ethnicity, and national and international politics, as well as his quest to adequately narrate inequality, injustice, and violence.

The Blizzard - The Football Quarterly: Issue One

Author: Jonathan Wilson,David Winner,Philippe Auclair,Dominic Sandbrook,James Montague,Anthony Clavane,Sid Lowe,Ben Lyttleton,Simon Kuper,Rob Smyth

Publisher: Blizzard Media Ltd


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 6808

The Blizzard is a quarterly publication put together by a cooperative of journalists and authors, its main aim to provide a platform for top-class writers from across the globe to enjoy the space and the freedom to write what they like about the football stories that matter to them. Contents of Issue One ------------------------- Fortunes of War ------------------------- * Stars of David, by James Montague—The astonishing story of Israel's first national team * The Collaborator, by Philippe Auclair—The treacherous life and traitor's death of Alexandre Villaplane, France's first World Cup captain ------------------------- Interview ------------------------- * Dennis Bergkamp — David Winner talks to Dennis Bergkamp about his greatest goals, the nature of genius and the importance of predicting the future ------------------------- Leeds ------------------------- * Revie-Nixon, by Dominic Sandbrook—How ignominious exits overshadow the successes of a US president and a Leeds United manager * Mind of Peace, by Anthony Clavane—David Peace discusses the inspiration behind "The Damned Utd" and why he won't apologise to John Giles * 44 Days, Later, by Lawrence Donegan—Why Jock Stein lasted no longer than Brian Clough at Elland Road ------------------------- Theory ------------------------- * The First Bilardista, by Jonathan Wilson—How Victorio Spinetto pioneered pragmatism in Argentinian football * The Brain in Spain, by Sid Lowe—Juanma Lillo, mentor to Pep Guardiola, explains his thinking on clubs, coaching and why society is sick ------------------------- Grass Roots ------------------------- * Duels on the Nile, by Paul Myers—A report from Sudan on the second championship for Africans playing their football at home * An Exile at Home, by Scott Anthony—Vasilis Hatzipanagis, Greece's greatest player, explains why he never played a competitive game for his country * Port in a Storm, by Ben Lyttleton—The extraordinary success of the academy at Le Harve * Marsh Attacks, by Simon Hooper—How a Sunday League team gives London's Romanians a sense of identity ------------------------- Denmark '92 ------------------------- * Once Upon a Time..., by Dave Farrar—The fairy story of Denmark's 1992 European Championship campaign ------------------------- Origins ------------------------- * The Sum of their Parts, by Gunnar Persson—The rise and fall of Motala and its football team * When the Kites weren't Black, by Dileep Premachandran—The lost legacy of Indian football * Man and Boy, by David Ashton—Fathers, sons and the grumbling terraces of industrial Scotland ------------------------- Polemics ------------------------- * The Pillars of the Earth, by Simon Kuper—Could it be that the Premier League boom has only just begun? * What's the Point of Football Writing?, by Tim Vickery—There's more to it than getting up late, isn't there? Isn't there? * World's Apart, by Kieron O'Connor—Fifa and the financial legacy of the South African World Cup ------------------------- Football Manager ------------------------- * The Ballad of Bobby Manager: My Autobiography, by Iain Macintosh—When somebody takes their game of Football Manager just a little too seriously... ------------------------- Greatest Games ------------------------- * Manchester United 2 Real Madrid 3, by Rob Smyth—European Cup quarter-final second-leg, Old Trafford, Manchester, 19 April 2000 ------------------------- Eight Bells ------------------------- * Pre-War Scottish Legends, by Scott Murray—A selection of eight of the early stars of the game in Scotland

The American West

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Stephen Aron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199858934

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 5402

Part geographical location, part time period, and part state of mind, the American West is a concept often invoked but rarely defined. Though popular culture has carved out a short and specific time and place for the region, author and longtime Californian Stephen Aron tracks "the West" from the building of the Cahokia Mounds around 900 AD to the post-World War II migration to California. His Very Short Introduction stretches the chronology, enlarges the geography, and varies the casting, providing a history of the American West that is longer, larger, and more complicated than popular culture has previously suggested. It is a history of how portions of North America became Wests, how parts of these became American, and how ultimately American Wests became the American West. Aron begins by describing the expansion of Indian North America in the centuries before and during its early encounters with Europeans. He then explores the origins of American westward expansion from the Seven Years' War to the 1830s, focusing on the western frontier at the time: the territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. He traces the narrative - temporally and geographically - through the discovery of gold in California in the mid-nineteenth century and the subsequent rush to the Pacific Slope. He shows how the passage of the Newlands Reclamation Act in 1902 brought an unprecedented level of federal control to the region, linking the West more closely to the rest of the United States, and how World War II brought a new rush of population (particularly to California), further raising the federal government's profile in the region and heightening the connections between the West and the wider world. Authoritative, lucid, and ranging widely over issues of environment, people, and identity, this is the American West stripped of its myths. The complex convergence of peoples, polities, and cultures that has decisively shaped the history of the American West serves as the key interpretive thread through this Very Short Introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.