In 1977,aheavily revised script optioned by Twentieth CenturyFox entitled Alien went through the handsof several Hollywood directors. PeterYates passed on it. Robert Aldrich passed on it. The veteranJack Clayton, director ofthe ...

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781844577897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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A legendary fusion of science fiction and horror, Alien (1979) is one of the most enduring modern myths of cinema – its famously visceral scenes acting like a traumatic wound we seem compelled to revisit. Tracing the constellation of talents that came together to produce the film, Roger Luckhurst examines its origins as a monster movie script called Star Beast, dismissed by many in Hollywood as B-movie trash, through to its afterlife in numerous sequels, prequels and elaborations. Exploring the ways in which Alien compels us to think about otherness, Luckhurst demonstrates how and why this interstellar slasher movie, this old dark house in space, came to coil itself around our darkest imaginings about the fragility of humanity. This special edition features original cover artwork by Marta Lech.
Categories: Performing Arts

Alien Smuggling

Alien Smuggling

May 2010 Accountability Integrity Reliability Highlights Highlights of GAO-10-328, a report to congressional requesters ALIEN SMUGGLING DHS Needs to Better Leverage Investigative Resources and Measure Program Performance along the ...

Author: Richard M. Stana

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437936568


Page: 76

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Invasive Alien Species

Invasive Alien Species

191 Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula Rafinesque‐Schmaltz, 1810) 71–72 Italy 190–191, 288–291 alien bryophytes 201 alien fauna 202 alien fungi 201 alien plants 197–200 aliens in different habitats 193–195 biodiversity, landscape, ...

Author: Michael R. Ielmini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119607014

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1488

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Jedes Jahr breiten sich invasive gebietsfremde Arten in neue Ökosysteme aus. Die von den Eindringlingen verursachten Auswirkungen können sich in kürzester Zeit bemerkbar machen und verheerend sein. Das Thema der invasiven gebietsfremden Arten ist umfassend, komplex und auf verschiedenen Ebenen von globaler Bedeutung. Verschärft wird es durch die Globalisierung der Weltwirtschaft und den zunehmenden Handel, durch den die natürlichen Barrieren für den Transfer von Arten durchbrochen werden. Invasive gebietsfremde Arten bedrohen die weltweite Nahrungsmittelversorgung, die Qualität und Verfügbarkeit von Trinkwasser sowie die Stromproduktion und -versorgung. Zusammen mit den zusätzlichen Risiken durch den globalen Klimawandel ist die weltweite Homogenisierung von Pflanzen, Tieren und Mikroben ein wesentlicher Faktor für den sich verschlechternden Gesundheitszustand der Ökosysteme und die nachlassenden Ökosystemdienstleistungen überall auf der Welt. Um dieser Entwicklung entgegenzuwirken, besteht die dringende Notwendigkeit einer einheitlichen Ausrichtung von Regierungen, Kulturen und Programmen und einer besseren grenzüberschreitenden Koordination. Nur so lassen sich die vielfältigen Bedrohungen durch invasive gebietsfremde Arten für die Umwelt, die Wirtschaft und die Gesundheit von Pflanzen und Tieren sowie insbesondere die menschliche Gesundheit effektiv bekämpfen. Dieses vierbändige Werk ist das erste, das einen umfassenden Satz nützlicher Materialien zu den zentralen Themen bereitstellt, um die gesamte globale Bedrohung durch invasive gebietsfremde Arten sowie die vielfältigen Probleme in verschiedenen Teilen der Welt deutlich zu machen, und es enthält Material, in dem potenziell replizierbare Lösungen zur Überwindung dieser Bedrohungen aufgezeigt werden. Das Werk betont die Bedrohung durch invasive gebietsfremde Arten auch im Sinne eines globalen ?Aufrufs zum Handeln?. Invasive Arten kennen keine Grenzen. Daher hoffen wir, dass wir durch die Zusammenstellung von Material, das unterschiedliche wissenschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Standpunkte aus aller Welt berücksichtigt, sowie durch die Vermittlung von Erkenntnissen und Beispielen zu einer Vielzahl damit zusammenhängender Themen das globale Bewusstsein stärken und einheitliche nationale Reaktionen auf die Bedrohung durch invasive gebietsfremde Arten fördern können.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Alien Property

Alien Property

in favor of such enemy or ally of enemy by any court except after 30 days ' notice to the Alien Property Custodian . Such notice shall be in writing and shall be served in the same manner as civil process of Federal courts .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce


ISBN: HARVARD:32044084855022

Category: Enemy property

Page: 321

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Categories: Enemy property

The Logical Alien

The Logical Alien

A standard reading of the logical alien will involve a commentator trying to spell out exactly what it is that a logical alien, in thinking logically alien thoughts, is supposed to do. It, too, will involve the assumption that there is ...

Author: Sofia Miguens

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674242838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

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Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”
Categories: Philosophy

Alien Labor Program in Guam

Alien Labor Program in Guam

This requirement is based on the adverse effect that employment of aliens have on job opportunities for U.S. resident ... on Guam including non - immigrant alien temporary workers and parolees certified and currently present on Guam .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary


ISBN: LOC:0018423970A

Category: Alien labor

Page: 210

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Categories: Alien labor

The Alien Education Impact Aid Act of 1981

The Alien Education Impact Aid Act of 1981

This problem is the impact of alien students , primarily Mexican , on the quality of education provided in our public schools . In the past , Congress has adopted aid programs to help local school districts educate , Asians , Cubans and ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education


ISBN: LOC:00186322083

Category: Children of alien laborers


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Categories: Children of alien laborers

Alien Gold

Alien Gold

Were they aliens?” “I think that's in the next chapter. Let's wait untill we get there.” Ely nods agreement, and Marion resumes reading as Ely's cinematic imagination takes over once again. “The great wars of the gods lasted for ...

Author: Ben Van Meter

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 9781589397002

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A young couple meets for the first time as they both reach for the same book in City Lights Bookstore. Alien Gold, by Benjamin Blackfeather Ph.D., brings them together, but young love/lust and the discovery that they share a recurring nightmare about a spaceship crash creates a lasting bond between them. At Blackfeather's urging they journey to far away Iowa to dig up the secret of their dream and of their past lives. In doing so, they uncover the truth about the ancient conspiracy that binds mankind, with a chain of gold, to the Alien Masters.
Categories: Fiction

Camp Alien

Camp Alien

He nodded towards the other aliens in the room, of which we had a lot, since the Alpha Centauri Planetary Council had come to visit at the start of Operation Epidemic and literally hadn't had time to finish their business and leave yet.

Author: Gini Koch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698161726

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews The President and First Lady, aka Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, don’t get any downtime once the Mastermind has been revealed to the world. Not only do they have myriad high-level government positions to fill, but the scrutiny and pressure on this Administration has gone into overdrive. The sudden reappearance of a long-forgotten adversary turns out to be the tip of the iceberg. New robots and androids attacking, old enemies making new alliances, and new aliens with interesting abilities almost overshadow the fact that the U.S. still has to host a peace summit at Camp David between Israel and Iraq. It’s clear that while the Mastermind may be down, there are plenty of others ready to take his place—and all that stands between them and success are Kitty and Company. Kidnappings, rescues, creepy hideouts, a hidden black site, and a domestic dispute that could end Jeff and Kitty’s marriage are nothing compared to finding not one but two hidden labs where dangerous and deadly things are brewing. But when the President and his entourage finally get to the peace talks, things are no better. Mossad rightly suspects something’s wrong with both their Prime Minister and the President of Iraq. A hidden in-control superbeing, an android replacement, and an army of Fem-Bots turn the peace talks into a Battle Royale that the team might not actually survive. And if they don’t make it, Earth won’t make it, either. But no pressure.
Categories: Fiction

Alien on a Rampage

Alien on a Rampage

Alien kids love these old sci-fi movies from the fifties. They always get the biggest kick out of seeing what humans think aliens might look like. Or act like.” On-screen a young couple stared wide-eyed at the mouth of a cave.

Author: Clete Barrett Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781423155249

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Book 2 in the warm-hearted, hilarious Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast series. David is looking forward to spending another adventure-filled summer at his grandmother’s Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast—a vacation hotspot for aliens. But as soon as he meets Grandma’s new repairman, an alien named Scratchull, he becoms suspicious. The only problem is that it is difficult to be sneaky when you have a ravenous alien pet attached to you. Even though no one else—including Grandma—thinks that Scratchull is an underhanded handyman, David decides to spy on him. But no one believes David when he discovers that Scratchull really is an evil mastermind with a plot to destroy the planet. Without the help of Grandma and his friends, will David be able to save Earth before it’s too late?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction