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The Quest for the Wicker Man

By Benjamin Franks,Stephen Harper,Jonathan Murray,Lesley Stevenson
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  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781913025960
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 271
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One of the greatest films ever to be made in Scotland, The Wicker Man immediately garnered a cult following on its release for its intense atmosphere and shocking denouement. This book explores the roots of this powerful, enduring film. With contributors including The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy, it is a thorough and informative read for all fans of this indispensable horror masterpiece.

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  • Pages : 227
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: a-green-and-pagan-land.pdf

Book Summary:

British literature often refers to pagan and classical themes through richly detailed landscapes that suggest more than a mere backdrop of physical features. The myth-inspired writings of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Algernon Blackwood, Aleister Crowley, Lord Dunsany and even Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows informed later British films and television dramas such as The Owl Service (1969-70), Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), The Wicker Man (1973), Excalibur (1981) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). The author analyzes the evocative language and esthetics of landscapes in literature, film, television and music, and how “psycho-geography” is used to explore the influence of the past on the present.

Peripheries of Nineteenth-century French Studies

By Timothy Bell Raser
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Isbn : 0874137659
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 404
  • File Pdf: peripheries-of-nineteenth-century-french-studies.pdf

Book Summary:

The French nineteenth century came to its full fruition only recently, herald and instigator as it was of some of the most important developments of the twentieth century. This volume offers a wide-ranging selection of scholarly approaches to the works of the French nineteenth century, articles that show how pertinent the texts of that moment are to an understanding of our own modernity.

The Mammoth Book of Superstition

By Roy Bainton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 9781472137470
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 584
  • File Pdf: the-mammoth-book-of-superstition.pdf

Book Summary:

Rather than providing a dictionary of superstitions, of which there are already numerous excellent, exhaustive and, in many cases, academic works which list superstitions from A to Z, Bainton gives us an entertaining flight over the terrain, landing from time to time in more thought-provoking areas. He offers an overview of humanity's often illogical and irrational persistence in seeking good luck and avoiding misfortune. While Steve Roud's two excellent books - The Penguin Dictionary of Superstitions and his Pocket Guide - and Philippa Waring's 1970 Dictionary concentrate on the British Isles, Bainton casts his net much wider. There are many origins which warrant the full back story, such as Friday the thirteenth and the Knights Templar, or the demonisation of the domestic cat resulting in 'cat holocausts' throughout Europe led by the Popes and the Inquisition. The whole is presented as a comprehensive, entertaining narrative flow, though it is, of course, a book that could be dipped into, and includes a thorough bibliography. Schoenberg, who developed the twelve-tone technique in music, was a notorious triskaidekaphobe. When the title of his opera Moses und Aaron resulted in a title with thirteen letters, he renamed it Moses und Aron. He believed he would die in his seventy-sixth year (7 + 6 = 13) and he was correct; he also died on Friday the thirteenth at thirteen minutes before midnight. As Sigmund Freud wrote, 'Superstition is in large part the expectation of trouble; and a person who has harboured frequent evil wishes against others, but has been brought up to be good and has therefore repressed such wishes into the unconscious, will be especially ready to expect punishment for his unconscious wickedness in the form of trouble threatening him from without.'

The Claudia Seferius Mysteries, Bundle #3

By Marilyn Todd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads, LLC
  • Isbn : 9781611878905
  • Pages : 874
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: the-claudia-seferius-mysteries-bundle-3.pdf

Book Summary:

The bawdy and beautiful widow sleuth takes ancient Rome by storm in these three historical mysteries: “A wonderful fictional creation . . . An enormous triumph” (Ms. London). Black Salamander Joining a trade delegation bound for Gaul, Claudia Seferius expects to be richly rewarded for delivering a certain pouch, sealed with the sign of the black salamander. But travel is treacherous in ancient times, and a rockfall leaves the party stranded, as well as five men dead . . . and one death is not accidental. Suddenly Claudia finds herself implicated in a game of treason—in a dangerous land where wicker-man sacrifices are far from rare . . . Dream Boat Since her husband died, Claudia Seferius has been frozen out of trade. So when her teenage stepdaughter, Flavia, is abducted, Claudia has no money to throw at the problem. Now, with the Games of Apollo due to start in two days, Claudia must track down the kidnapper herself. Meanwhile, a mysterious Egyptian cult is getting popular with Roman citizens, and its female members are experiencing strange disturbances . . . Dark Horse When Claudia is caught doping racehorses, an island in the Adriatic seems like the perfect refuge. Shaded by figs and pomegranates, her friend Leo’s villa is surrounded by plunging cliffs and sandy coves. But then a pirate ship anchors in the bay. Almost immediately, a fire breaks out, an apprentice is murdered, and a sinister message is delivered. For Claudia, three hundred miles isn’t far enough to escape Roman law—or a bloodlust that goes way beyond evil.

A Companion to Steven Spielberg

By Nigel Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781118726815
  • Pages : 536
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-steven-spielberg.pdf

Book Summary:

A Companion to Steven Spielberg provides an authoritative collection of essays exploring the achievements and legacy of one of the most influential film directors of the modern era. Offers comprehensive coverage of Spielberg’s directorial output, from early works including Duel, The Sugarland Express, and Jaws, to recent films Explores Spielberg’s contribution to the development of visual effects and computer games, as well as the critical and popular reception of his films Topics include in-depth analyses of Spielberg’s themes, style, and filming techniques; commercial and cultural significance of the Spielberg ‘brand’ and his parallel career as a producer; and collaborative projects with artists and composers Brings together an international team of renowned scholars and emergent voices, balancing multiple perspectives and critical approaches Creates a timely and illuminating resource which acknowledges the ambiguity and complexity of Spielberg’s work, and reflects its increasing importance to film scholarship


By A. F. McGuinness
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Isbn : 9780992712150
  • Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 539
  • File Pdf: anatomised.pdf

Book Summary:

A tragedy. A love story. An extraordinary journey to the heart of the human soul.For Jack and Alice Mann moving from the city to the coast is a dream come true, but when comedian Jack is struck down by a mysterious illness a Kafkaesque nightmare unfolds. As they navigate the maze of a healthcare system in crisis, their humour turns to despair and their lives and relationships begin to disintegrate.Inspired by true events, Anatomised, dives deep into the heart and soul of Lyme disease one of the fastest spreading tick-borne illnesses in the world through the eyes of Jack and Alice. From life-changing symptoms to terrifying misdiagnoses, from conflicts over treatment to the psychological fallout of abandonment, they are certain of one thing: once bitten, you might die.With the clock ticking, the Manns must find their own answers and brace themselves for the biggest battle of their lives the fight for Jack's lifeEveryone has their tipping point. What's yours?

Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

By Richard B. Armstrong,Mary Willems Armstrong
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9781476612300
  • Pages : 237
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-film-themes-settings-and-series.pdf

Book Summary:

The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.


By A.L. Hawke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A.L. Hawke
  • Isbn : 9781953919168
  • Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 928
  • File Pdf: alondra.pdf

Book Summary:

I fell in love with a goth, but she’s a witch. Starting school at Hawthorne University was not going well, until I met my classmate Alondra. Allie was different. She was goth. But she was also mysterious, confident and fun. I was into that. My name’s Liam. My friends call me Lee. Things got weird after I accompanied her to her haunts. Poltergeists and demons attacked little girls. I watched Alondra help exorcise these ghosts, but some of their evil stuck to me. Well, being attracted to a witch was one thing; dating one was quite another. It seemed the closer I got to Allie, the more her witchcraft endangered my friends. And my soul. You decide. I chronicled everything here in her book. Alondra is a prequel to the internationally bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The novel takes place twenty years before Broomstick. Content warning: Alondra is a new adult college paranormal romance containing profanity, sexual scenes, adult situations, and, of course, witchcraft.