Killer Characters

Author: Ellery Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451488459
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of Writing All Wrongs, it’s a rotten state of affairs in Oyster Bay, and the Bayside Book Writers are out to end a nasty plot... Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn’t hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother’s hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her. After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel’s not the sort for murder before her story ends in tragedy… From the Paperback edition.

Bisexual Characters in Film

Author: Wayne M Bryant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317971306
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Art

How far have we progressed from the days when showing a film such as Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and ticket taker in jail? What are some of the hidden clues modern audiences are overlooking in older films that suggest a character’s bisexuality? Which famous actors, actresses, directors, and screenwriters were attracted to people of both sexes? In Bisexual Characters in Film, the first book to focus on the role of bisexual characters in film, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more as you explore, analyze, and celebrate 80 years of bisexual movie characters (and the people who have created them) from around the world. A lively, entertaining, and informative commentary, this book examines the treatment of bisexual film characters and shows you how that treatment has been affected by societal forces such as censorship, politics, religious prejudices, homophobia, and sexual stereotypes. Bisexual Characters in Film looks at the contribution of bisexual people (and others who have had lovers of varying sexes) to the body of work available on film today. These include the directors, writers, actors, composers, and designers whose sexual orientation has informed their work. An analysis of the Motion Picture Production Code and its devastating effect on bisexual and homosexual screen images forms an important part of the book. You learn how, specifically, it eradicated gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters from Hollywood films as well as the role of bisexual, lesbian, and gay filmmakers in finally defeating it. Other questions you’ll find answers to include: Who, or what, is a bisexual? How were bisexual characters represented in silent film, before the forces of censorship banned them from the screen? What bisexual myths and stereotypes are portrayed on film? What is the role of “camp” in bisexual film? Bisexual Characters in Film is a unique resource for researchers; librarians; film festival planners; the queer media; professors and students of lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies; bisexual activists; and general bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered readers. It provides a much-needed view of bisexual representations in a major segment of our popular culture.

The Civil War Trilogy 3 Book Boxset Gods and Generals The Killer Angels and The Last Full Measure

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345534866
Release Date: 2012-04-09
Genre: Fiction

Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. Together at last in eBook form, this volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure. Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders—Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain—from the gathering clouds of war. The Killer Angels re-creates the fight for America’s destiny in the Battle of Gettysburg, the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history. And The Last Full Measure brings to life the final two years of the Civil War, chasing the escalating conflict between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men—through to its riveting conclusion at Appomattox. Contains a preview Jeff Shaara’s new novel of the Civil War, A Blaze of Glory. Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara’s Civil War trilogy “Brilliant does not even begin to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Shaara’s beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals “Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels “The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters. . . . The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for.”—Chicago Tribune

Killer Images

Author: Joram ten Brink
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231850247
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Performing Arts

Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. Today, when media coverage is central to the execution of terror campaigns and news anchormen serve as embedded journalists, a critical understanding of how the moving image is implicated in the imaginations and actions of perpetrators and survivors of violence is all the more urgent. If the cinematic image and mass violence are among the defining features of modernity, the former is significantly implicated in the latter, and the nature of this implication is the book's central focus. This book brings together a range of newly commissioned essays and interviews from the world's leading academics and documentary filmmakers, including Ben Anderson, Errol Morris, Harun Farocki, Rithy Phan, Avi Mograbi, Brian Winston, and Michael Chanan. Contributors explore such topics as the tension between remembrance and performance, the function of moving images in the execution of political violence, and nonfiction filmmaking methods that facilitate communities of survivors to respond to, recover, and redeem a history that sought to physically and symbolically annihilate them

Saw Characters

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1155642074
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: List of Saw characters, Jigsaw, Amanda Young, David Tapp, Billy, Mark Hoffman, Eric Matthews, Lawrence Gordon, Jill Tuck. Excerpt: This is a list of characters that appear in the Saw series. This list arranges the characters by the film in which they were created (first appeared in), and then into alphabetical order. Billy is a ventriloquist puppet created by John Kramer to communicate with his victims. Billy usually appears on a TV screen when talking to victims, but sometimes appears in person. Billy gives the victims their instructions to get free from their traps before the 60 seconds or minutes expires. Billy has also appeared in every adaption of Saw, becoming an icon of the series. Billy was meant for John Kramer's and Jill Tuck's unborn son Gideon. David was Jigsaw's victim in the "Saw" short film. This character played the part of David in the short film, which was an early version of the Jaw Splitter scene. He was portrayed by Leigh Whannell, who portrayed Adam in the first official film. Adam was a photographer used by Detective Tapp to follow the man he suspected of being the Jigsaw Killer, Lawrence Gordon. Adam was placed into a game alongside Gordon, with them being given conflicting goals to accomplish by a certain time. After failing to complete their tests in time they were confronted by Zep Hindle. Adam beat Zep to death with a toilet tank cover while Gordon crawled away to get help. The real Jigsaw showed himself and tells Adam that the chain's key is in the bathtub, which was drained when Adam accidentally kicked the plug out. Adam then grabs Zep's pistol and tries to shoot Jigsaw but is electrocuted by his hidden remote control before he can get a shot off. Jigsaw then turns off the lights and shuts the bathroom door, leaving Adam to die. Flashbacks in Saw III show his abduction by Jigsaw's appr...

Sin Killer

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127050
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Fiction

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American West in the 1830s. It is 1830, and the Berrybender family—rich, aristocratic, English, and hopelessly out of place—is on its way up the Missouri River to see the untamed West as it begins to open up. With irascible determination—and a great deal of outright chaos—the party experiences both the awesome majesty and brutal savagery of the unexplored land, from buffalo stampedes and natural disasters to Indian raids and encounters with frontiersmen and trappers, explorers, pioneers, and one part-time preacher known as "the Sin Killer." Packed with breathtaking adventure, charming romance, and a sense of humor stretching clear over the horizon, Sin Killer is a truly unique view of the West that could only come from the boundless skill and imagination of Larry McMurtry.

Mac OS X Leopard Killer Tips

Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132104598
Release Date: 2010-04-07
Genre: Computers

Killer Tips books are written with one goal in mind: to allow the reader to work faster and smarter. In other books, you’ll often find that the most useful information is found in sidebars, tips, and notes. In a Killer Tips book, there’s nothing to weed through: it’s all sidebars, tips, and notes! Here, Scott Kelby gives you only the best tips and info on Mac OS X Leopard, covering all of the new features, including Time Machine, the revolutionary and completely unique backup system; Spaces, which allows the user to totally customize different window configurations based on their needs; Spotlight, which now allows the user to search across an entire network (not just the user’s computer); and much more. Scott Kelby’s trademark style—both direct and humorous—is easily accessible to all readers, who will appreciate all the great information here, as well as the book’s clear and focused presentation.

Die Furcht des Weisen Band 2

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608102277
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Erleben Sie, wie Kvothe im Feenreich der betörenden Felurian begegnet, die ihn durch ihre märchenhafte Schönheit fast willenlos macht. Nur durch eine List kann er sich aus ihren Armen befreien. Und sein Weg führt ihn weiter zu den stillen Kriegern der Adem, von denen er die hohe Kunst des Lethani erlernt und das Schwert Saicere verliehen bekommt. Mit ihm und einem von Felurian gewobenen Schattenmantel tritt er die Reise zurück zum Hof des mächtigen Maer an, doch unterwegs wartet entsetzliches Unheil auf ihn ... Dieser 2. Teil des Nachfolgebands von »Der Name des Windes« steckt wieder voller neuer Geschichten und Ideen von Patrick. Der Band ist daher so umfangreich geworden, dass man ihn teilen musste in zwei Bände - »Die Furcht des Weisen 1« und »Die Furcht des Weisen 2«. Mit »Die Furcht des Weisen« legt Patrick Rothfuss den zweiten Teil der Königsmörder-Chronik-Trilogie vor, der in den USA bei Kritikern und Fantasylesern begeistert aufgenommen wurde und schon bald einen der vorderen Plätze in der New York Times Bestsellerliste belegte. 2007 wurde Patrick Rothfuss für seinen Roman »Der Name des Windes« mit dem Quill Award sowie dem Pulishers Weekly Award für das beste Fantasy-Buch des Jahres ausgezeichnet.

Law and Order

Author: Mariana Valverde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135310059
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Law

In an innovative departure from the much-studied field of 'crime in the media', this lively book focuses its attention on the forces of law and order; how they visualize and represent danger and criminality and how they represent themselves as authorities. After two chapters covering basic terms and tools in the study of culture and representation, the book covers such topics as the history of justice - system methods for visualizing criminality, from fingerprinting to DNA; the emergence of a 'forensic gaze' that begins with Edgar Allan Poe and Sherlock Holmes and culminates in the American television show Crime Scene Investigation and the rise of ways of seeing urban space that constantly divide the city into 'good' and 'bad' areas. The final chapter uses some recent conflicts regarding the legal admissibility of 'gruesome pictures' to reflect on the importance of the visual in our everyday experiences, both of safety and of danger. Shortlisted for the Hart SLSA Book Prize 2007

Complex TV

Author: Jason Mittell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814738856
Release Date: 2015-04-10
Genre: Psychology

Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically viewed as formulaic and convention bound. Complex TV offers a sustained analysis of the poetics of television narrative, focusing on how storytelling has changed in recent years and how viewers make sense of these innovations. Through close analyses of key programs, including The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad Men the book traces the emergence of this narrative mode, focusing on issues such as viewer comprehension, transmedia storytelling, serial authorship, character change, and cultural evaluation. Developing a television-specific set of narrative theories, Complex TV argues that television is the most vital and important storytelling medium of our time.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9781564747082
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writers-and readers-of historical mysteries. Emerson demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring history to life, rather than merely writing contemporary mystery in costume.

Character Assassins

Author: William M. Connolly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477126424
Release Date: 2012-06-15
Genre: Law

CHARACTER ASSASSINS is a brief history of the consequences of bearing false witness. It tells how toxic talk has led to shunning, witch hunts, persecuti ons, false prosecuti ons, executi ons, pogroms, famines, wars and genocides. From small acorns great oaks grow, and from small lies come poisonous fruits: ruined reputati ons, divided neighborhoods, class hatreds, clan violence, ethnic cleansings and blood libels, preludes to the twenti eth centurys worst horrors. The book criti cally examines various contemporary events. It details intellectual rot and corrupti on in Massachusett s federal and state courts, prosecutors offi ces and law schools. It pinpoints deep seated biases, spin and false reporti ng in Bostons newspapers and radio talks shows. It proves Howie Carrs books are litt ered with falsehoods. It singles out Carr and Dershowitz as examples of chronic character assassins. Lies, ruin, disease, Into wounds like these, Let the truth sti ng! David Gray

Stories and Portraits of the Self

Author: Helena Carvalhão Buescu
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042023284
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In contemporary societies privatization has long ceased to be just an economic concept; rather, it must increasingly be made to refer to the ongoing shrinking of the public space under the impact of the representation of individual lives and images, which cuts across all discourses, genres and media to become one of the primary means of production of culture. This volume is intended to cover such an historical, social and intellectual ground, where self-representation comes to the fore. Targeting mostly an academic readership but certainly also of interest to the general educated public, it collects a wide range of essays dealing with diverse modes of life writing and portraying from a variety of perspectives and focusing on different historical periods and media. It thus offers itself as a major contribution to a better understanding of the world we live in: its past legacy and present configuration.ContentsIntroduction: Signposts of the Self in Modernity Part I. The Representational Dilemma Christopher PRENDERGAST: The Self as a Work of Art: Proust's ScepticismPaulo DE MEDEIROS: (Re-)Constructing, (Re-)Membering Postcolonial Selves Aleksandra PODSIADLIK: `Doing Identity? in Fiction: Identity Construction as a Dialogue between Individuals and Cultural Narratives Clara ROWLAND: Self-Representation and Temporality: `Parabasis? in Guimar'es Rosa's Grande Sert'o: Veredas Daniel ROVERS: New Man: Marie Kessels? Inner Portrait of a Writing Self Gaston FRANSSEN: Good Intentions, Ethical Commitment, and Impersonal Poetry:The Work of Gerrit Kouwenaar Jan RUPP: `For-Getting? Plural Selves: Narrative and Identity in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore Lars BERNAERTS: The Straitjacket of Normality. The Interaction with the Psychiatrist in Maurits Dekker's Waarom ik niet krankzinnig benLars DALUM GRANILD: The Self's Struggle for Recognition: August Strindberg and the Other Marinela FREITAS: Unshaded Shadows: Performances of Gender in Emily Dickinson and Luiza Neto Jorge Part II. Signalling Identity Peter BROOKS: The Identity Paradigm Roland GREENE: The Global I Davy VAN OERS: Staining the Past with Ink in Lorenzo Da Ponte's Memorie (1830): The Fallacies of Autobiographical `Writing? Eli PARK SORENSEN: Between Autobiography and Fiction: Narrating the Self in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Vivir para contarla Mirjam TRUWANT: The Passion of Lena Christ: From Fictionalized Autobiography to Biographical Novel Ricardo GIL SOEIRO: Dreams in the Mirror: George Steiner by George Steiner Part III. Images of the Self Across the Arts Timothy MATHEWS: Reading W. G. Sebald with Alberto Giacometti Paula MOR?O: The Impossible Self-Portrait Anna Viola SBORGI: Between Literature and the Visual Arts: Portraits of the Self in William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and Fernando Pessoa Jakob STOUGAARD-NIELSEN: Photography and Shadow-Writing: Henry James's Revisions of the Self in the New York Edition Patrick VAN ROSSEM: Consumed by the Audience. Inhibition, Fear, and Anxiety in the Oeuvre of Bruce Nauman Anke BROUWERS: There Was Something about Mary: Mary Pickford's Perfect `Little American? Verena-Susanna NUNGESSER: Paint it Red: Death Artistry as a Portrait of the Self