The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

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Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349415956

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In the second installment of her new series, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick takes us back to California, where Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties come together in the glitzy set of the 1930s. . . 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 a 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're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they'll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be - and uncover the spectre of a killer who's been real all along . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Other Lady Vanishes

The Other Lady Vanishes

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.

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780399585340

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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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're drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection. Neither Adelaide nor 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 . ... Let us approach this psychotic position via Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes , probably the most beautiful and effective ...

Author: Slavoj Zizek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026274015X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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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

Film Before Griffith

Film Before Griffith

LUCY FISCHER The Lady Vanishes : Women , Magic , and the Movies Woman is the other , she is all man aspires to be and does not become . . .Therefore he endows woman with her nature : the Other - opposition whom he can touch , conquer ...

Author: John L. Fell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520047583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Categories: Performing Arts

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

There were other people on the platform , for the arrival of the express was the main event of the day . It was too early for the genuine ... all damn the prisa oner on different issues . And they've all businesses or 37 THE LADY VANISHES.

Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: UVA:X006128080

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Returning home to England from a vacation in Europe, a lonely Iris Carr, a beautiful young socialite, seeks the company of a strange woman known to her only as "Miss Froy," but her peace of mind is thrown into turmoil by the disappearance of her new friend and traveling companion, a woman whom no one else has ever seen. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

Hitchcock and the Spy Film

Hitchcock and the Spy Film

Todhunter's waving of his handkerchief is almost too perfect a parallel of Chamberlain waving his piece of paper while declaring 'peace for our time' that it is necessary to remind ourselves again that The Lady Vanishes had been ...

Author: James Chapman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786733078

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Film historian James Chapman has mined Hitchcock's own papers to investigate fully for the first time the spy thrillers of the world's most famous filmmaker. Hitchcock made his name as director of the spy movie. He returned repeatedly to the genre from the British classics of the 1930s, including The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, through wartime Hollywood films Foreign Correspondent and Saboteur to the Cold War tracts North by Northwest, Torn Curtain and his unmade film The Short Night. Chapman's close reading of these films demonstrates the development of Hitchcock's own style as well as how the spy genre as a whole responded to changing political and cultural contexts from the threat of Nazism in the 1930s and 40s to the atom spies and double agents of the post-war world.
Categories: Performing Arts

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: 260

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

Carol Reed

Carol Reed

the Nazis , but other less politically motivated matters are aired in what is one of the most brilliant thrillers of the ... Clearly Night Train was made in the hope of repeating the success of The Lady Vanishes , and yet , though the ...

Author: Peter William Evans

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719063671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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A major reconsideration of one of British cinema's finest film directors, offering fresh insight into Carol Reed's distinctive work, and his place in the history of British cinema.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fifty Classic British Films 1932 1982

Fifty Classic British Films  1932 1982

LADY. VANISHES. Produced by Edward Black for Gainsborough Pictures/Gaumont-British. ... The other passengers are uninterested in Iris' search for Miss Froy, many for personal reasons—Todhunter is traveling with his mistress; ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486148519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, and more — about 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography.
Categories: Performing Arts

Spy Fiction Spy Films and Real Intelligence

Spy Fiction  Spy Films and Real Intelligence

Noticeably less anti-war was the other period Hitchcock allegory, The Lady Vanishes (1938), his last important and most acclaimed British film before he moved to the United States.20 The Lady Vanishes was in many ways vintage Hitchcock.

Author: Wesley K. Wark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135186975

Category: History

Page: 261

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This book won the Canadian Crime Writers' Arthur Ellis Award for the Best Genre Criticism/Reference book of 1991. This collection of essays is an attempt to explore the history of spy fiction and spy films and investigate the significance of the ideas they contain. The volume offers new insights into the development and symbolism of British spy fiction.
Categories: History