Gilliamesque

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Gilliamesque

Gilliamesque

A Pre-posthumous Memoir

  • Author: Terry Gilliam
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1782111077
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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Now is probably as good a time as any to make a full confession. . . Telling his story for the first time, the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - not to mention co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus - recalls his extraordinary life so far. Featuring a cast of amazing supporting characters, including George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons, Gilliamesque is a rollercoaster ride through late twentieth century popular culture. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary.

British Science Fiction Cinema

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British Science Fiction Cinema

British Science Fiction Cinema

  • Author: I.Q. Hunter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134702760
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative collection explore the diverse strangeness of British science fiction, from literary adaptions like Nineteen Eighty-Four and A Clockwork Orange to pulp fantasies and 'creature features' far removed from the acceptable face of British cinema. Through case studies of key films like The Day the Earth Caught Fire, contributors explore the unique themes and concerns of British science fiction, from the postwar boom years to more recent productions like Hardware, and examine how science fiction cinema drew on a variety of sources, from TV adaptions like Doctor Who and the Daleks, to the horror/sf crossovers produced from John Wyndham's cult novels The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned). How did budget restrictions encourage the use of the 'invasion narrative' in the 1950s films? And how did films such as Unearthly Stranger and Invasion reflect fears about the decline of Britain's economic and colonial power and the 'threat' of female sexuality? British Science Fiction Cinema celebrates the breadth and continuing vitality of British sf film-making, in both big-budget productions such as Brazil and Event Horizon and cult exploitation movies like Inseminoid and Lifeforce.

A Book about the Film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

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A Book about the Film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

A Book about the Film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

A Guide to All of the References from Americans to Zulu Nation

  • Author: Darl Larsen
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1538115972
  • Category: Meaning of life (Motion picture)
  • Page: 544
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"Darl Larson identifies and explains virtually every allusion and reference that appears in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Organized chronologically by scene, the entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places, as well as the many social, cultural, and historical elements that populate this film"--

HERSTORY

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HERSTORY

HERSTORY

THE SECOND RELEASED NORMA SHEARER NOVEL

  • Author: Jason Hurlburt
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479729612
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
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Herstory was a vampire novel, a Hitler Wins novel, also a horror science fiction novel, and science fiction novel. The first unofficial Norma Shearer novel was the second released one. In this novel, Norma Shearer, the former Mrs. Irving Thalberg, has a romance with Eddie Gein, the first serial killer. They are sybarites, indulging in hedonism and many other pleasures.

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

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The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

It's a Mad World

  • Author: Jeff Birkenstein,Anna Froula,Karen Randell
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231850387
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."

Liquid Metal

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Liquid Metal

Liquid Metal

The Science Fiction Film Reader

  • Author: Sean Redmond
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231501846
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 360
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Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.

Closed Circuits

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Closed Circuits

Closed Circuits

Screening Narrative Surveillance

  • Author: Garrett Stewart
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022620135X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 296
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The recent uproar over NSA dataveillance can obscure the fact that surveillance has been part of our lives for decades. And cinema has long been aware of its power—and potential for abuse. In Closed Circuits, Garrett Stewart analyzes a broad spectrum of films, from M and Rear Window through The Conversation to Déjà Vu, Source Code, and The Bourne Legacy, in which cinema has articulated—and performed—the drama of inspection’s unreturned look. While mainstays of the thriller, both the act and the technology of surveillance, Stewart argues, speak to something more foundational in the very work of cinema. The shared axis of montage and espionage—with editing designed to draw us in and make us forget the omnipresence of the narrative camera—extends to larger questions about the politics of an oversight regime that is increasingly remote and robotic. To such a global technopticon, one telltale response is a proliferating mode of digitally enhanced “surveillancinema.”

Fallen Stars

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Fallen Stars

Fallen Stars

Tragic Lives and Lost Careers

  • Author: Julian Upton
  • Publisher: Headpress
  • ISBN: 9781900486385
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 160
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Fallen Stars probes the underside of fame to reveal a host of glittering careers stunted by ill-health, alcoholism, drug addiction and egomania. Twenty-one tales of stardom turned sour, these are the tragic final years of some of the world's best-loved actors and comedians, a latter-day Hollywood Babylon that includes Benny Hill, Diana Dors, Peter Sellers, Carry On legends and many others.

It Disappears . . .

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It Disappears . . .

It Disappears . . .

  • Author: Nate Powell
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • ISBN: 9781932360370
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 78
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The author explores the ravages of time in this unique, powerful graphic novel, taking his readers on a strange journey beyond the veil of the seen while confronting the uncomfortable reality that life is less grounded in the permanent than most people would imagine. Original.