The Mysterious Case of Betty Blue


Author: Louis Shalako

Publisher: Long Cool One Books

ISBN: 1927957257

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4482

Betty Blue is personal companion to Olympia Cartier and worth an estimated $3.8 million. She's also a robot. Betty Blue opens the front door one evening and simply walks away. Why would she do such a thing? Is it a malfunction, or did something else happen? She's like a daughter to Olympia and her industrialist husband Doyle. Olympia is worried about Betty, lost and alone in America, 2030 A.D

Betty Blue

The Story of a Passion


Author: Philippe Djian

Publisher: Little Brown Uk

ISBN: 9780349101101

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 6862

They were predicting storms for the end of the day but the sky stayed blue and the wind died down. I went to take a look in the kitchen - make sure things weren't getting clogged up in the bottom of the pot. Everything was just fine. I went out onto the porch armed with a cold beer and stayed there for a while, my face in the sun. It felt good. It had been a week now that I'd been spending my mornings in the sun, squinting like some happy idiot - a week now since I'd met Betty.' BETTY BLUE remains a cult book and film nearly twenty years since its first outing. The extraordinary story of an erotic, doomed love affair has transfixed hundreds of thousands of readers around the world.

Overtones and Undertones

Reading Film Music


Author: Royal S. Brown

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520914773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 8356

Since the days of silent films, music has been integral to the cinematic experience, serving, variously, to allay audiences' fears of the dark and to heighten a film's emotional impact. Yet viewers are often unaware of its presence. In this bold, insightful book, film and music scholar and critic Royal S. Brown invites readers not only to "hear" the film score, but to understand it in relation to what they "see." Unlike earlier books, which offered historical, technical, and sociopolitical analyses, Overtones and Undertones draws on film, music, and narrative theory to provide the first comprehensive aesthetics of film music. Focusing on how the film/score interaction influences our response to cinematic situations, Brown traces the history of film music from its beginnings, covering both American and European cinema. At the heart of his book are close readings of several of the best film/score interactions, including Psycho, Laura, The Sea Hawk, Double Indemnity, and Pierrot le Fou. In revealing interviews with Bernard Herrmann, Miklós Rósza, Henry Mancini, and others, Brown also allows the composers to speak for themselves. A complete discography and bibliography conclude the volume.

Betty Blue and Patty Pink Paper Dolls


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942490272


Page: 12

View: 3657

Originally published in 1949, this quaintly charming, colorful, double-cover paper doll book has been reprinted by Paper Studio Press. Four adorable stand-up dolls have a wardrobe of sixteen old-fashioned outfits awash with ruffles, ribbons, buttons and bows, all in shades of pink and blue. Many of the frou-frou frocks feature wrap-around skirts that add dimension. This retro-vintage collectible paper doll book is a nostalgic reminder of sweet by-gone times when little girls had storybook daydreams instead of smart phones.

Search for the Golden Krill


Author: Allen Mabra

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595132669

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 4713

Om, a young blue whale calf, meets Molly, a human blue whale expert, and the two become friends. A shark attack leaves Om bleedin, but Molly patches the wound. when Om goes to the namings with his mother, a natural disaster separates them and Om must fend for himself. He finds friends in a young female blue whale, Sha, her mother, Wa', a cranky old humpback whale, Gol'saj, and a dolphin named Baba. Together they travel to find him mother and the 'small healer' in the antartic where the golden krill are located. Killer whales hunt the travelers as they cross the Emerald Coral Maze and a serpent, Gandragon, guards the golden krill.

International Cinema and the Girl

Local Issues, Transnational Contexts


Author: Fiona Handyside

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388927

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

View: 8457

From the precocious charms of Shirley Temple to the box-office behemoth Frozen and its two young female leads, Anna and Elsa, the girl has long been a figure of fascination for cinema. The symbol of (imagined) childhood innocence, the site of intrigue and nostalgia for adults, a metaphor for the precarious nature of subjectivity itself, the girl is caught between infancy and adulthood, between objectification and power. She speaks to many strands of interest for film studies: feminist questions of cinematic representation of female subjects; historical accounts of shifting images of girls and childhood in the cinema; and philosophical engagements with the possibilities for the subject in film. This collection considers the specificity of girls' experiences and their cinematic articulation through a multicultural feminist lens which cuts across the divides of popular/art-house, Western/non Western, and north/south. Drawing on examples from North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, the contributors bring a new understanding of the global/local nature of girlhood and its relation to contemporary phenomena such as post-feminism, neoliberalism and queer subcultures. Containing work by established and emerging scholars, this volume explodes the narrow post-feminist canon and expands existing geographical, ethnic, and historical accounts of cinematic cultures and girlhood.




Author: Youchan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784916016386


Page: 40

View: 6854


Not with My Brain, You Don’T


Author: Richard D. Tenney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475938160

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4237

Griff Wooden is an intelligent, handsome doctor with a commanding presence who practices cardiology in the oldest hospital in Chicago. Formerly a mental institution, the old building that houses Chicago General Mercy Hospital seems out of place in the middle of a new, glitzy medical plaza. But despite taking pride in providing a warm environment for its patients, the hospital hides a dark secret. Behind its sterilized walls, a psychopath is hard at work. Every day, lives are saved with the help of a miracle drug that prevents heart attacks. Unfortunately, the drug also comes with a lethal side effecterratic, uncontrollable bleeding. Meanwhile, a psychopath secretly maneuvers within the hospital to get what he wants, even if it means harming innocent patients. But when the identity of the lunatic is revealed, Dr. Wooden is unwittingly intertwined in a global foray that soon unveils a carefully spun web of deception, drug snatching, and death. In this gripping thriller, the fate of a psychopath with a brilliant brain and an uncontrollable desire to hide from society hangs precariously in the balance as revenge quietly lurks in the shadows and waits its turn.

Zbigniew Preisner's Three Colors Trilogy: Blue, White, Red

A Film Score Guide


Author: Nicholas W. Reyland

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883651

Category: Music

Page: 482

View: 2865

Director Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy—Blue (1993), White (1993), and Red (1994)—is one of the great achievements of European film. A meditation on liberty, equality, and fraternity, these three films marked the culmination of the director's career, as well as the zenith of one of the most important creative collaborations in 20th-century cinema-between Kieslowski, scriptwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz, and composer Zbigniew Preisner. Thanks to their close working relationship, music for the Three Colors trilogy achieves both a focal narrative and philosophical function. At times, Preisner's music advances the narrative independently of the films' other codes; at other times, it creates a metaphorical space into which the audience is invited in order to read for "deeper" messages. As the first major scholarly treatment of Preisner's music, Nicholas Reyland's Zbigniew Preisner's Three Colors Trilogy: A Film Score Guide fills an important void in film score scholarship. In this guide, Reyland analyzes the historical context of the film scores, the life of the composer, the hermeneutic and narrative role of the music within the film, and the musical scoring techniques used for the trilogy. This volume also draws on an interplay of established "classic" approaches to analyzing film music and more recent approaches in the exploration of its themes and readings. In addition, the composer's willingness to be interviewed by Reyland enhances the musicological scholarship of this book, giving the reader privileged access into the process of scoring. A significant contribution to both film studies and musicological literature, this book celebrates one of the great cinematic achievements of the last few decades.