Esoteric Hollywood:

Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film

Author: Jay Dyer

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 1634240782

Category: History

Page: 300

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Like no other book before it, this work delves into the deep, dark and mysterious undertones hidden in Tinsel town’s biggest films. Esoteric Hollywood is a game-changer in an arena of tabloid-populated titles. After years of scholarly research, Jay Dyer has compiled his most read essays, combining philosophy, comparative religion, symbolism and geopolitics and their connections to film. Readers will watch movies with new eyes, able to decipher on their own, as the secret meanings of cinema are unveiled.
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Esoteric Hollywood II

More Sex, Cults & Symbols in Film

Author: Jay Dyer

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 1634241940

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 8871

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Like no other book before it, this work delves into the deep, dark, and mysterious undertones hidden in Tinsel town's biggest films. Esoteric Hollywood is a game-changer in an arena of tabloid-populated titles. After years of scholarly research, Jay Dyer has compiled his most read essays, combining philosophy, comparative religion, symbolism, and geopolitics and their connections to film. Readers will watch movies with new eyes, able to decipher on their own, as the secret meanings of cinema are unveiled.
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Cult Cinema

An Introduction

Author: Ernest Mathijs,Jamie Sexton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396439

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Cult Cinema: an Introduction presents the first in-depth academic examination of all aspects of the field of cult cinema, including audiences, genres, and theoretical perspectives. Represents the first exhaustive introduction to cult cinema Offers a scholarly treatment of a hotly contested topic at the center of current academic debate Covers audience reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cult cinema, as well as historical insights into the topic
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Ballerina

Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection

Author: Deirdre Kelly

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771640006

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012 . . . spellbinding yet harrowing . . . —Publishers Weekly A controversial look at the brutal backstage existence of some of the world's most celebrated ballerinas. Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection. She is the feminine ideal—unblemished and ethereal, inspiration incarnate. But the reality is another story. Beginning with the earliest ballerinas, who often led double lives as concubines, Deirdre Kelly goes on to review the troubled lives of nineteenth-century ballerinas, who lived in poverty and worked under torturous and even life-threatening conditions. In the twentieth century, George Balanchine created a contradictory ballet culture that simultaneously idealized and oppressed ballerinas, and many of his dancers suffered from anorexia and bulimia or underwent cosmetic surgery to achieve the ideal ethereal form. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, ballerinas are still underpaid, vulnerable to arbitrary discrimination and dismissal, and expected to bear pain stoically—but much of this is beginning to change. As Kelly examines the lives of some of the world's best ballerinas—Anna Pavlova, Marie Camargo, Gelsey Kirkland, Evelyn Hart, and Misty Copeland, among others—she argues for a rethinking of the world's most graceful dance form—a rethinking that would position the ballerina at its heart, where she belongs. Also available in hardcover.
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Catholicism & Society Text

Marriage, Family, Social Issues

Author: Edward J. Hayes,Paul J. Hayes,James J. Drummey

Publisher: Cr Publications

ISBN: 9780964908758

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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Starting with the importance of the Beatitudes in living out our call to holiness, Catholicism and Society offers valuable insights and sound advice on the role of marriage and family in building a good and just society. The book discusses the purposes of marriage, the interplay of husbands and wives and parents and children, how to raise teenagers, and how to combat the anti-family evils of contraception, abortion, and euthanasia. Catholicism and Society also applies Christian moral principles to the role of women in society, the treatment of the elderly, racial discrimination, morality in public life, cults and the New Age Movement, and the ever-present threat of atheism.
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