The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

TITLES BY A JAYNE ANN KRENTZ WRITING AS MANDA QUICK The Other Lady Vanishes The Girl Who Knew Too Much 'Til Death Do Us Part Garden of Lies Otherwise Engaged The Mystery Woman Crystal Gardens Quicksilver Burning Lamp The Perfect Poison ...

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399585333

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Quick conjures up a celluloid world that will be catnip to fans of that era evoking the sensation it was plucked straight from the Warner Bros. vault."--Entertainment Weekly The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets... After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they'll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who's been real all along...
Categories: Fiction

Looking Awry

Looking Awry

Christ desires from the place of the other ( the sinner ) , this is the ground of his compassion for sinners . ... Ladies Who Vanish “ THE WOMAN DOES Not Exist ” Given the central status of deception in relation to the symbolic order ...

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026274015X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping Eastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Žižek inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician and practician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs and works of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock's Vertigo to Stephen King's Pet Sematary, from McCullough's An Indecent Obsession to Romero's Return of the Living Dead—a strategy of "looking awry" that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of Lacan. Žižek discovers fundamental Lacanian categories the triad Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, the object small a, the opposition of drive and desire, the split subject—at work in horror fiction, in detective thrillers, in romances, in the mass media's perception of ecological crisis, and, above all, in Alfred Hitchcock's films. The playfulness of Žižek's text, however, is entirely different from that associated with the deconstructive approach made famous by Derrida. By clarifying what Lacan is saying as well as what he is not saying, Žižek is uniquely able to distinguish Lacan from the poststructuralists who so often claim him.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lady Has a Past

The Lady Has a Past

The Lady Has a Past Close Up Tightrope The Other Lady Vanishes The Girl Wbo Knew Too Much " Til Death Do Us Part Garden of Lies Otherwise Engaged The Mystery Woman Crystal Gardens Quicksilver Burning Lamp The Perfect Poison The Third ...

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984806918

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Beauty and glamour meet deception and revenge in this electrifying novel by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick. Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier, the newest resident of Burning Cove, is unsettled when her boss suddenly disappears. Lyra knows something has happened to Raina Kirk, and tracks down her last known appearance at an exclusive hotel and health spa. The health spa is known for its luxurious offerings and prestigious clientele, and the wealthy, socialite background Lyra desperately wanted to leave behind is perfect for this undercover job. What Lyra lacks in investigative experience she makes up for in gut instinct, and her gut isn’t happy that she’s saddled with a partner by Luther Pell, Raina’s dangerous lover, who wants to bring in someone with more experience to help. Instead of the suave, pistol-packing private eye she expected, though, Simon Cage is a mild-mannered antiquarian book dealer with a quiet, academic air, and a cool, remote gaze. Lyra suspects that Simon is much more than what he seems, and her instincts are confirmed when they arrive at the spa and pose as a couple: Simon has a unique gift that allows him to detect secrets, a skill that is crucial in finding Raina. The unlikely duo falls down a rabbit hole of twisted rumors and missing socialites, discovering that the health spa is a façade for something far darker than they imagined. With a murderer in their midst, Raina isn't the only one in grave danger—Lyra is next.
Categories: Fiction

Vanishing Women

Vanishing Women

Slavoj Zizek , in a discussion of The Lady Vanishes and other " vanishing woman " films , suggests that the woman who disappears is always the " woman with whom the sexual relationship would be possible , the elusive shadow of a Woman ...

Author: Karen Redrobe Beckman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822330741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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DIVDisappearing women as a persistent trope from nineteenth-century magic through contemporary theory, film, and psychoanalysis./div
Categories: Performing Arts

Rue Ordener Rue Labat

Rue Ordener  Rue Labat

Hitchcock's film The Lady Vanishes is one of my favorites . I have seen it several times , and each ... Englishwoman named Iris ) , vanishes . It is even worse when she is replaced by another woman who passes herself off as the first .

Author: Sarah Kofman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Property in the Body

Property in the Body

55 To ignore all that eggs and their donors do is another way of making the lady vanish. It is also a form of exploitation, to which I shall now turn. Exploitation: Disparity, Dignity and Degradation When women's labour in producing ...

Author: Donna Dickenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107160774

Category: Law

Page: 250

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We live in an era when all bodies are potentially 'feminised' by being rendered 'open-access' for biomedical research and clinical practice. Adopting a theoretically sophisticated and practical approach, Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives rejects the notion that the sale of bodily tissue enhances the freedom of the individual through an increase in moral agency. Combining feminist theory and bioethics, it also addresses the omissions which are inherent in policy analysis and academic debate. For example, whilst women's tissue is particularly central to new biotechnologies, the requirement for female labour is largely ignored in subsequent evaluation. In its fully revised second edition, this book also considers how policies and developments vary between countries and within specific areas of biomedicine itself. Most importantly, it analyses the new and emerging technologies of this field whilst returning to the core questions and fears which are inextricably linked to the commercialisation of the body.
Categories: Law

Hammer Complete

Hammer Complete

His many other scripts— penned either solely or in collaboration—include Mister Cinders(1934), Convict 99(1938), ... Hammer credits: The Lady Vanishes (1979 [uncredited]) Davies, Pamela Davies (?–1986) worked as one of Hammer's ...

Author: Howard Maxford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 992

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Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sweetwater and the Witch

Sweetwater and the Witch

Books by Jayne Ann Krentz Cutler, Sutter & Salinas Novels: By Jayne Ann Krentz When All the Girls Have Gone Promise Not To Tell Untouchable Burning Cove Novels: Writing as Amanda Quick The Girl Who Knew Too Much The Other Lady Vanishes ...

Author: Jayne Castle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349432199

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

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Welcome to the world of Harmony, where-despite its name, things are anything but-danger lurks just beneath the surface in this new novel by New York Times bestselling author, Jayne Castle. If there's something Ravenna Chastain knows, it's when to end things. And after she almost winds up the victim of a cult that believes she's a witch, it's easy to walk away from her dead-end career, ready for a new start. But where to find a job that would allow her to use her very specialized skill set? The answer is clear: she becomes a matchmaker. But even a successful matchmaker can't find someone for everyone, and Ravenna considers Ethan Sweetwater her first professional failure. After nine failed dates, Ravenna knows it's time to cut Ethan loose. But Ethan refuses to be fired as a client-he needs one final date to a business function. Since Ravenna needs a date herself to a family event, they agree to a deal: she will be his (business) date if he will be her (fake) date to her grandparents' anniversary celebration. What Ethan fails to mention is that attending the business function is a cover for some industrial espionage that he's doing as a favor to the new Illusion Town Guild boss. Ravenna is happy to help, but their relationship gets even more complicated when things heat up-the chemistry between them is explosive, as explosive as the danger that's stalking Ravenna. Lucky for her, Ethan isn't just an engineer-he's also a Sweetwater, and Sweetwaters are known for hunting down monsters...
Categories: Fiction

Women in Nineteenth Century Russia

Women in Nineteenth Century Russia

... dissolve in the other's power to give meaning, but has her own voice. Thanks to this narrative method, the new heroine is allowed to rescue her own story and thus she is spared the destiny of numerous literary ladies who vanish into ...

Author: Wendy Rosslyn

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781906924652

Category: History

Page: 262

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"This collection of essays examines the lives of women across Russia--from wealthy noblewomen in St Petersburg to desperately poor peasants in Siberia--discussing their interaction with the Church and the law, and their rich contribution to music, art, literature and theatre. It shows how women struggled for greater autonomy and, both individually and collectively, developed a dynamic presence in Russia's culture and society"--Publisher's description.
Categories: History

Gender I deology

Gender  I deology

On the other hand , romantic love between men and women , epitomized in another film referred to by Sally's friend : “ It's just like in the movies . You remember ? In The Lady Vanishes when she says : ' You're the most obnoxious man in ...

Author: Chantal Cornut-Gentille D'Arcy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051839588

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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De essays in deze bundel behandelen onder meer de representatie van sekse en sekserollen, de invloed van feministische kritiek, en het genderaspect in de (post)moderne tijd, zoals voorkomt in Britse en Amerikaanse literaire werken en films. In deel I en II (Theory en Fiction) aandacht voor o.a: Kristeva's Desire in language, Echo door Violet Trefusis, The magic toyshop door Angela Carter, Dystopia door Margaret Atwood, The passion en Sexing the cherry door Jeanette Winterson. In deel III (Film) o.a. aandacht voor Marlène Dietrich; de volgende films komen aan de orde: The big heat van Fritz Lang, South Pacific, Rear window van Alfred Hitchcock, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The purple rose of Cairo, When Harry met Sally, Switch van Blake Edwards, The silence of the lambs van Thomas Harris.
Categories: Social Science