Download PDF by James L. Neibaur: The Elvis Movies

By James L. Neibaur

ISBN-10: 1442230738

ISBN-13: 9781442230736

Elvis Presley’s stature because the “King of Rock and Roll” seriously isn't challenged. among his first RCA hit unmarried in 1956—the number-one destroy “Heartbreak Hotel”—and his dying in 1977, Elvis accumulated greater than a hundred hits at the tune charts. Presley’s dominance at the song chart used to be paralleled merely by way of the singer’s movie profession. among 1956 and 1969, Elvis seemed in additional than thirty motion pictures, additional cementing his position as probably the most renowned entertainers of the 20th century. whereas there were numerous books that discover the genuine Elvis tucked underneath layers of showbiz mythology, such volumes usually brush aside his movie occupation as insignificant or put out of your mind his onscreen paintings entirely.

In The Elvis Movies, James L. Neibaur appears on the thirty-one beneficial properties that Presley made, from Love Me Tender in 1956 to Change of Habit in 1969. every one of these have been megastar automobiles tailored for his snapshot. As Neibaur issues out, Elvis had a true curiosity in being an excellent actor, yet his preliminary promise used to be quickly thwarted via anti-creative judgements that bought a packaged model of the singer. regardless of lapsing right into a predictable formulation of light-weight musicals, Elvis Presley’s big name energy ensured that the movies turned field workplace successes. Neibaur examines each one movie, supplying information regarding their construction and delivering tests approximately their worth generally, in addition to their position within the Presley canon. extra info contain behind-the-scenes group of workers, costars, DVD availability, and featured hit songs.

An interesting and informative examine a frequently underrated point of the singer’s occupation, The Elvis Movies bargains readers perception into his movies. This quantity might be a welcome source to enthusiasts of the singer who need to know extra concerning the King and his profitable ventures at the giant screen.

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Download PDF by Katarzyna Marak: Japanese and American Horror: A Comparative Study of Film,

By Katarzyna Marak

ISBN-10: 0786496665

ISBN-13: 9780786496662

Horror fiction is a vital a part of the preferred tradition in lots of sleek societies. This ebook compares and contrasts horror narratives from certain cultures—American and Japanese—with a spotlight at the attribute mechanisms that cause them to winning, and on their culturally-specific aspects.
together with a few narratives belonging to movie, literature, comics and games, this publication offers a entire point of view of the style. It sheds mild at the alterations and similarities within the depiction of worry and horror in the United States and Japan, whereas emphasizing narrative styles within the context in their respective cultures.

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Tilman Allert's Der Mund ist aufgegangen: Vom Geschmack der Kindheit (German PDF

By Tilman Allert

ISBN-10: 3866745362

ISBN-13: 9783866745360

Marcel Proust hat der Madeleine ein literarisches Denkmal gesetzt, Günther Grass die »Ahoj«-Brause in der »Blechtrommel« verewigt. Doch wer feiert heute noch den süßen Schmerz, den der Genuss eines Himbeerbonbons verursachte, wer erinnert sich an das Lässigkeitsversprechen des Kaugummis, dem heimlichen Verbündeten der Reeducation, wer gedenkt noch der giftgrünen Verheißung der »Götterspeise«?

Mit diesen überaus amüsanten Capriccios, in denen hie und da etwas Wehmut aufscheint, lässt Tilman Allert die Geschmäcker einer Kindheit in den frühen Jahren der Bundesrepublik aufleben: wie ein vorsorglich in der Hosentasche verstautes »Vivil« über die Befangenheit vor dem ersten Kuss hinweghalf, was once der verlockend leuchtende Liebesapfel seinem Esser an Geschicklichkeit abverlangte, welcher Zungenakrobatik es bedurfte, um die Hostie vom Gaumen zu lösen und wie ein Kamillendampfbad dem Kranken alle Sinne gleichermaßen vernebelte – einfach unwiderstehlich und höchst amüsant.

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New PDF release: Icons of R&B and Soul [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the

By Bob Gulla

ISBN-10: 0313340447

ISBN-13: 9780313340444

Drawn from a mosaic of impacts, together with people, gospel, and blues, R&B represents either every thing that got here prior to and not anything that used to be heard ahead of. this is often the song that bridged the distance among audiences and helped, on the very top of racism in the United States, to dismantle racial limitations. a lot of contemporary tune is derived without delay from the hugely influential and significantly vital sounds of R&B that with no it we might have by no means recognized the vintage soul of the past due '50s and '60s, the honour days of the style. equally, rock n' roll as visible during the eyes of invoice Haley and Elvis Presley may have by no means advanced with no the basis laid by means of their R&B predecessors. via large entries at the leader architects and innovators, Icons of R&B and Soul deals a colourful assessment of the music's effect in American tradition and the way it mirrored modern society's politics, developments, and social issues.

Numerous sidebars spotlight Motown, trendy list labels, hit songs, comparable singers and songwriters, key occasions, and important facets of the track undefined. additionally integrated is an inventory of significant print and net assets, in addition to an inventory of chosen recordings. a necessary reference for top university and public libraries, this encyclopedia may also help scholars discover the historic and cultural framework of R&B and soul track during the musicians who've come to outline the style. one of the featured: -Ray Charles -Little Richard -Fats Domino & New Orleans R&B -Ruth Brown -Sam Cooke -Etta James -James Brown -Aretha Franklin -The Supremes -Otis Redding -Ike & Tina Turner -Curtis Mayfield -Berry Gordy -Stevie ask yourself -Marvin Gaye -Smokey Robinson -The Temptations -Prince

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Download e-book for kindle: Beyond Bond: Spies in Fiction and Film by Wesley Britton

By Wesley Britton

ISBN-10: 0275985563

ISBN-13: 9780275985561

At a time while the equipment and reasons of intelligence organizations are below loads of scrutiny, writer Wesley Britton deals an unparalleled examine their fictional opposite numbers. In Beyond Bond: Spies in movie and Fiction, Britton lines the background of espionage in literature, movie, and different media, demonstrating how the secret agent tales of the 1840s all started cementing our renowned conceptions of what spies do and the way they do it. contemplating resources from Graham Greene to Ian Fleming, Alfred Hitchcock to Tom Clancy, Beyond Bond appears to be like on the stories that experience intrigued readers and audience over the a long time. integrated listed below are the propaganda motion pictures of global battle II, the James Bond phenomenon, anti-communist spies of the chilly battle period, and armed forces espionage within the eighties and nineties. No earlier e-book has thought of this topic with such breadth, and Britton intertwines truth and delusion in ways in which light up either. He unearths how so much issues and units within the style have been validated within the first years of the 20 th century, and likewise how they've been used really otherwise from decade to decade, reckoning on the political issues of the time. In all, Beyond Bond bargains a well timed and penetrating examine an interesting international of fiction, person who occasionally, and in ever-fascinating methods, can appear all too real.

At a time whilst the tools and reasons of intelligence corporations are lower than loads of scrutiny, writer Wesley Britton deals an unheard of examine their fictional opposite numbers. In Beyond Bond: Spies in movie and Fiction, Britton lines the heritage of espionage in literature, movie, and different media, demonstrating how the secret agent tales of the 1840s begun cementing our well known conceptions of what spies do and the way they do it. contemplating resources from Graham Greene to Ian Fleming, Alfred Hitchcock to Tom Clancy, Beyond Bond appears on the stories that experience intrigued readers and audience over the a long time. integrated listed here are the propaganda motion pictures of worldwide battle II, the James Bond phenomenon, anti-communist spies of the chilly struggle period, and army espionage within the eighties and nineties. No prior publication has thought of this topic with such breadth, and Britton intertwines fact and fable in ways in which light up both.

He finds how such a lot subject matters and units within the style have been proven within the first years of the 20th century, and in addition how they've been used relatively in a different way from decade to decade, looking on the political issues of the time. And he delves into such elements of the style as gadgetry, know-how, and sexuality-aspects that experience replaced with the days up to the politics have. In all, Beyond Bond bargains a well timed and penetrating examine an exciting global of fiction, one who occasionally, and in ever-fascinating methods, can look all too real.

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Get Die Philosophie bei Homeland: Moralische und ethische Fragen PDF

By Robert Arp,Ursula Bischoff

ISBN-10: 3527508686

ISBN-13: 9783527508686

25 Philosophen beschaftigen sich in "Die Philosophie bei native land" mit Fragen rund um die preisgekronte US-amerikanische Fernsehserie. Themen sind dabei unter anderem: Wie wird jemand zum Terroristen? was once kann Gehirnwasche anrichten? Ist Mut eine Tugend? Welche Mittel sind legitim im Kampf gegen Terroristen und wo gehen Geheimdienste zu weit?

Unter Berucksichtigung der Erkenntnisse von Kant, Arendt, Foucault, Heidegger, Sartre und Kierkegaard setzt sich das Buch mit den ethischen und moralischen Problemen des Kriegs gegen den islamistischen Terror auseinander. Themen sind: Drohnen-Angriffe, Folter, phantasm von Privatsphare und viele mehr.

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Get Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions PDF

By Stacy Takacs

ISBN-10: 0415841186

ISBN-13: 9780415841184

ISBN-10: 0415841194

ISBN-13: 9780415841191

Interrogating pop culture: Key Questions deals an obtainable advent to the research of pop culture, either ancient and modern. starting from the idea that cultural platforms are dynamic, contradictory, and difficult to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the sector via a survey of significant questions, addressing:




  • Definitions: What is pop culture? How has it constructed over the years? What capabilities does it serve?



  • Method: what's a formal item of analysis? How should still we research and interpret well known texts and practices?



  • Influence: How does pop culture relate to social energy and control?



  • Identity and disposition: How will we relate to pop culture? How does it circulate and attach us?



  • Environment: How does pop culture form the methods we predict, consider and act within the world?



Illustrated with a large choice of case reports, masking every thing from medieval spectacle to fact television, activities fandom and Youtube, Interrogating renowned Culture supplies scholars a theoretically wealthy analytical toolkit for knowing the advanced courting among pop culture, identification and society.

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New PDF release: Gewalt in Computerspielen - Auswirkungen von Computerspielen

By Lars Okkenga

ISBN-10: 3640860896

ISBN-13: 9783640860890

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, observe: 1,3, Freie Universität Berlin, Veranstaltung: Digitale Medien und der Mensch, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Einleitung

In unserer Gesellschaft hat der laptop einen festen Platz eingenommen, an nahezu jedem Arbeitsplatz und ebenso in den Wohnungen. Die klassischen Medien „loben“ die Vorzüge der technischen Entwicklung. So scheinen unsere Schulen, durch eine Internetanbindung und gewisse „Computerkompetenz“ von Seiten der Lehrer, ungeahnte Möglichkeiten der Wissenserweiterung zu bekommen. Die Forderung nach einem „lebenslangen“ Lernen soll durch den machine ihre praktische Rahmung bekommen. Denn nur dadurch ist es eben möglich, nach unseren Politikern, diese Forderung zu erfüllen. Inwieweit es sich um allenfalls optimistische „Blasen“ handelt und wie überhaupt eine praktische Umsetzung aussehen soll, bleibt die Frage einer anderen Arbeit. Unbestritten ist aber die Tatsache, dass durch die Verbreitung von Computern auch andere Verwendungsmöglichkeiten verstärkt genutzt werden, das Spielen.

Und hier ist es dann auch vorbei mit den optimistischen Einschätzungen. Den Eltern wird versucht zu Suggerieren, dass ihre spielenden Kinder schnell Vereinsamen, gewalttätig werden, in die „virtuelle“ Welt abdriften und sie ihre Kinder bald nicht mehr wieder- erkennen. Dabei scheint eine unausgesprochene Regel zu gelten. Bücher sind als positiv anzusehen, sie fördern die Fantasie, Fernsehen und Filme sind nicht so intestine wie Bücher, aber guy kann immerhin noch Informationen bekommen, sich bilden. Computerspiele sind einfach nur langweilig, machen aggressiv, lassen die Rezipienten teilnahmslos werden und wenn die Eltern nicht aufpassen, laufen ihre Kinder bald Amok. Manche Autoren und Forscher sehen durch den Konsum von Spielen eine iteration „verblödeter“ Menschen heranwachsen und fordern ein Verbot. Immerhin etwas, dass Computerspiele mit movie und Fernsehen teilen. Um nur einige Vermutungen zu nennen. In dieser Arbeit geht es primär um die Fragen: Kommt es zu einer Verwischung von „virtueller“ Welt und „Realität? Besteht die Gefahr einer Übertragung von Gewalt? Und verlieren die Rezipienten durch Computerspiele ihre empathischen Fähigkeiten?

Ausgehend von den Fragen besteht das erste Kapitel aus einer Darstellung der bekanntesten klassischen Medientheorien, welche oftmals auf Computerspiele übertragen werden. Mit dem Ergebnis, dies sei vorweggenommen, dass sie oftmals schon bei klassischen Medien nicht anwendbar sind und somit auch nicht auf Computerspiele angewendet werden können. Im Hauptteil wird versucht, die genannten Fragen zu beantworten.
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Download PDF by Raymond L. Wilder,Mario Bunge: Mathematics as a Cultural System (Foundations and philosophy

By Raymond L. Wilder,Mario Bunge

ISBN-10: 0080257968

ISBN-13: 9780080257969

ISBN-10: 1483106950

ISBN-13: 9781483106953

arithmetic as a Cultural procedure discusses the connection among arithmetic and tradition. The publication is made from 8 chapters discussing subject matters that help the concept that of arithmetic as a cultural method.
Chapter I offers with the character of tradition and cultural platforms, whereas bankruptcy 2 presents examples of cultural styles observable within the evolution of mechanics. bankruptcy III treats historic episodes as a laboratory for the representation of styles and forces which were operative in cultural swap. bankruptcy IV covers hereditary pressure, and bankruptcy V discusses consolidation as a strength and approach. bankruptcy VI talks concerning the singularities within the evolution of mechanics, whereas bankruptcy 7 offers with the legislation governing the evolution of arithmetic. bankruptcy VIII tackles the position and way forward for arithmetic.
The booklet might be of serious curiosity to readers who're occupied with how arithmetic pertains to culture.

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The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow by Richard F. Bales PDF

By Richard F. Bales

ISBN-10: 0786414243

ISBN-13: 9780786414246

ISBN-10: 0786423587

ISBN-13: 9780786423583

the nice Chicago fireplace of 1871 swallowed up greater than 3 sq. miles in days, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and three hundred lifeless. all through historical past, the hearth has been attributed to Mrs. O’Leary, an immigrant Irish milkmaid, and her cow. On one point, the story of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow is basically the integral city legend. however the tale additionally represents a way in which the higher sessions of Chicago may blame the fire’s chaos on a member of the operating poor.
even if that fireside destroyed the professional county records, a few land tract documents have been kept. utilizing this and different basic resource details, Richard F. Bales created a scale drawing that reconstructed the O’Leary local. subsequent he grew to become to the transcripts—more than 1,100 handwritten pages—from an research performed by means of the Board of Police and hearth Commissioners, which interviewed 50 humans over the process 12 days. The board’s ultimate record, released within the Chicago newspapers on December 12, 1871, shows that commissioners have been not able to figure out the reason for the hearth. And but, through interpreting the 50 witnesses’ stories, the writer concludes that the commissioners can have made up our minds the reason for the hearth had they wanted to achieve this. Being extra excited about saving their very own attractiveness from post-fire experiences of incompetence, drunkenness and bribery, the commissioners didn't press ahead for a solution. the writer has exposed good facts as to what fairly brought on the nice Chicago Fire.

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