Author: Jean Luc Godard
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Performing Arts
Breathless, a low-budget film, came to be regarded as one of the major accomplishments of the French New Wave cinema of the early sixties. It had a tremendous influence on French filmmakers and on world cinema in general. Beyond its significance in film history, it was also a film of considerable cultural impact. In Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard captured the spirit of a disillusioned generation and fashioned a style, which drew on the past, to parade that disillusionment. In his introduction, Dudley Andrew brilliantly explains what Godard set out to accomplish in Breathless. He illuminates the intertextual and cultural references of the film and the tensions withiin it between tradition and innovation. This volume also features, for the first time in English, the complete and accurate continuity script of Breathless, together with Francois Truffaut's surprisingly detailed original treatment. Also included are an in-depth selection of reviews and criticism in French and English; a brief biographical sketch of the director's life that covers the development of his career, as well as a filmography and selected bibliography. Dudley Andrew is a professor of film studies and comparative literature at Yale University. He is the author of Concepts in Film Theory, Andre Bazin, Flim in the Aura of Art, and other books on film.
Sie kommen im Dunkel der Nacht Auf einem einsamen Spaziergang begegnet Grady Adams etwas Unglaubliches: zwei hundeähnliche Wesen, die nicht von dieser Welt zu sein scheinen. Woher aber kommen sie dann? Und noch wichtiger: Weswegen sind sie hier? Im Namen der nationalen Sicherheit riegeln Soldaten und Wissenschaftler das Gebiet ab. Aber wer ist die eigentliche Gefahr? In einer Welt, die von Tag zu Tag mehr dem Bösen anheimfällt, muss Grady Adams die Entscheidung seines Lebens treffen.
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Release Date: 2011
Während der Jagd mit seinem Wolfshund Merlin entdeckt Tierfreund Grady Adams auf einer Lichtung in der Wildnis der Rocky Mountains 2 seltsame weisse, hundeähnliche Wesen. Dramatische Dinge ereignen sich fortan, die Mensch und Tier sonderbar verändern.
Gefährliche Liebe, hemmungslose Lust, bedingungslose Hingabe - der Auftakt der erfolgreichen Breathless-Trilogie! Die junge Mia Crestwell schwärmt schon seit Jahren für den erfolgreichen Geschäftsmann Gabe Hamilton. Als dieser ihr ein gefährliches Angebot macht, zögert sie nicht lange - und taucht ein in eine Welt voller Verführung, Leidenschaft und bedingungsloser Hingabe, die überwältigender ist als alles, was sie bisher kannte.
"The series that YA fans have been waiting for." --Nocturne Reads Too many secrets. Not enough time. Nick Merrick is supposed to be the level-headed one. The peacemaker. Since it's just him and his three hotheaded brothers against the world, that's a survival tactic. But now he's got problems even his brothers can't help him survive. His so-called girlfriend, Quinn, is going quick as mercury from daring to crazy. Meanwhile, Quinn's dancer friend Adam is throwing Nick off balance, forcing him to recognize a truth he'd rather shove back into the dark. He can feel it--the atmosphere is sizzling. Danger is on the way. But whatever happens next, Nick is starting to find out--sometimes nothing you do can keep the peace. Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series "Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke "A refreshingly human paranormal romance. . . Read fast and keep that heart rate up." --Kirkus Reviews on Storm 14,598 Words
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2009-05-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
What is the toughest request anyone can be asked to fulfill? Travis Morrison is a champion diver and one of the most popular kids at school. On the first day of summer vacation, while boating on the lake with his friends, Travis attempts a silly stunt dive that goes wrong. He fears he has broken his leg. Instead, his trip to the hospital reveals he has a rare form of cancer, and to save him, the doctors tell his parents they must amputate. In an instant, Travis’s life and the lives of everyone around him are forever changed. Travis is determined that he and only he should decide the course of his life. He has a plan, but he can’t carry it out alone. Will he convince one of his friends to fulfill his most important request? Lurlene McDaniel tackles a controversial subject, probing the issues of personal choice and quality of life. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Pam Withers
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an accomplished diver, shows an interest in her, Beverly is ecstatic, until it turns out Garth is only interested in one thing. Struggling with failing strength from her self-imposed starvation diet, Beverly finds herself in deep trouble when she has to fight Garth off underwater.
In Breathless, bestselling authors Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan will sweep you away—across continents and centuries, combining the best of all worlds in one unforgettable romantic saga. She was “the Swan.” London’s premiere courtesan. Men want to be with her. Women loathe her success and yet admire her beauty, her riches, her independence. But when the jealous wife of her lover moves to have the Swan banished from her home on the high seas, she winds up crashed against Spain’s rocky coast with no shoes, no clothes—and no name. Taken in by a tortured, sensuous man known as The Artist, the Swan comes to know the woman she wants to be—her artist’s siren. When Art Professor Brenna Anderson is in danger of losing her post at Harvard, the rule-following, prim professor is at a loss of how to salvage the shreds of her life. But when a new painting in the mysterious Siren collection is discovered in a dusty old house in France, Brenna does the unthinkable—hops on a plane to uncover the identity of the beautiful, enigmatic woman who is the subject of the paintings. There’s just one hitch—the frustrating, irritating, bold and beautiful art hunter Fitch Wilder is also looking for the Siren. He’s been a thorn in Brenna’s professional side for years, but when their individual quests lead them to team up despite being enemies, a whole new sumptuous world of art and culture opens up for the two of them. And with it, they enter a realm of passion and love...
Sophie Morton knows she's in big trouble when she botches a bust for a sexy detective. But getting arrested is the least of her worries. Detective Blake Barker has decided to go undercover to end a money-laundering scheme at the bank where she works. So much for never seeing him again! Now her bedtime fantasies have become daytime fantasies. And it's taking all her willpower not to give in… Blake isn't sure whether he should curse or thank the day he met Sophie. The blond bombshell is a huge distraction, but he can't stay away from her. She keeps telling him she doesn't sleep with co-workers, but rules were made to be broken. Her life's in danger, and Blake's determined to protect her. So what if that means staying close to her perfect body day and night? A job's a job, and he's not letting this gorgeous woman out of his sight.
Athena Academy's darkest nemesis is gunning for her, but USMC Combatant Diver Jessica Whittaker is not easily intimidated. Without thinking twice, she volunteers to help bring down the school's deadliest enemy. Her assignment: an expeditionary mission aboard a sunken ship. Salvaging for clues on an abandoned vessel should have been simple. But a hostile force—and an unbelievably handsome diving buddy—has turned up the heat. If Jess ever wants to set foot on dry land again she'll have to contend with her enemy—and her lover—or risk revealing her deepest secret.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, as the lives of strangers converge around a mystery unfolding high in the Colorado mountains—and the balance of the world begins to tilt…. In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach. A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door. At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness…In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable…On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder…Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny… In a novel that is at once wholly of our time and timeless, fearless and funny, Dean Koontz takes readers into the moment between one turn of the world and the next, across the border between knowing and mystery. It is a journey that will leave all who take it Breathless.
When Katie Kitrell is shipped off to boarding school by her distant father and overbearing mother, it doesn't take her long to become part of the It Crowd. She's smart, she's cute, and she's an Olympic-bound swimmer who has a first class ticket to any Ivy League school of her choice. But what her new friends, roommate, and boyfriend don't know is that Katie is swimming away from her past, and from the schizophrenic older brother, Will, who won't let her go. As Katie's star rises, her brother descends deeper into insanity. And when he does the unthinkable, it's all Katie can do to keep her head above water.
Author: Louise A. DeSalvo
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Release Date: 1998-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Acclaimed memoirist and biographer Louise DeSalvo was diagnosed several years ago with asthma. In BREATHLESS, she applies her searching mind and scholarship to untangle the connections between physical illness, childhood trauma, and the creative mind.
Mimithe ist endlich zurück in Lyrena'd angekommen. Allerdings muss sie feststellen, dass sich einiges in ihrer Abwesenheit verändert hat. Unwissenheit und Machtlosigkeit machen ihr die Rückkehr in ihr altes Leben schwer, vor allem ohne Lu an ihrer Seite. Während Mimithe darum kämpft, ihr Leben wieder unter Kontrolle zu bekommen, offenbart sich mehr und mehr die wahre Natur von Aragons Plänen. Sie muss ihm zuvorkommen, wenn sie nicht wieder alles verlieren will. Unterdessen versucht Ruth auf der Erde so viel wie möglich über die Schattenwesen in Erfahrung zu bringen. Jedoch lassen sich die Schatten in keiner Welt so leicht vertreiben.