Necronomicon

Author: Andy Black
Publisher: Noir Publishing
ISBN: 9780953656455
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts

Continuing from the success of the first four Necronomicon books, volume five again seeks out controversial and transgressive cinema from around the globe. The dark underbelly of this tome reveals yet more perverse delights within cult, horror and erotic cinema. the cult film genre is still very popular with big budget releases such as Grindhouse 28, 28 Weeks Later and Hostel 2 showing with Residents Evil: Extinction, Rogue & Doomsday, all due at cinemas by December 07.

Speaking of Monsters

Author: Caroline Joan S. Picart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137101495
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Genre: Social Science

Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.

The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema

Author: Linda Ruth Williams
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253347130
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts

This bold and original book examines in detail a relatively new genre of film—the erotic thriller. Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre’s exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and considers home videos as a distinct form of viewing pleasure. She maps the history of the genre, analyzing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire, and Night Eyes. Williams’s witty and illuminating readings tell the story of this sensational genre and contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex—and its censorship—at the beginning of the 21st century. She shows that as the erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, it also provides a vehicle for marketing those fantasies globally.

The Landscape of Humanity

Author: Anthony O'Hear
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9781845402815
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Philosophy

The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist. Focusing particularly on notions of beauty and the aesthetic, it sees within our culture intimations of the transcendent, and in two essays the nature of religion is directly addressed. A number of essays also explore the relation between politics and tradition.

Young Eliot

Author: Robert Crawford
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473523203
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Published simultaneously in Britain and America to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, this major biography traces the life of the twentieth century’s most important poet from his childhood in the ragtime city of St Louis right up to the publication of his most famous poem, The Waste Land. Meticulously detailed and incisively written, Young Eliot portrays a brilliant, shy and wounded American who defied his parents’ wishes and committed himself to life as an immigrant in England, authoring work astonishing in its scope and hurt. Quoting extensively from poetry and prose as well as drawing on new interviews, archives, and previously undisclosed memoirs, Robert Crawford shows how Eliot’s background in Missouri, Massachusetts and Paris made him a lightning conductor for modernity. Most impressively, Young Eliot shows how deeply personal were the experiences underlying masterpieces from ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ to The Waste Land. T. S. Eliot wanted no biography written, but this book reveals him in all his vulnerable complexity as student and lover, stink-bomber, banker and philosopher, but most of all as an epoch-shaping poet struggling to make art among personal disasters.

Best Life

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Release Date: 2008-10
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Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.

Cruel Zinc Melodies

Author: Glen Cook
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440630781
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Fiction

View our feature on Glen Cook's Cruel Zinc Melodies. Garrett uncovers the dark side of the fantasy city TunFaire, where no one is to be trusted especially beautiful women. When a pack of gorgeous women knock on his door, Garrett knows it’s too good to be true. The leader of the group is Alyx Weider, the daughter of the largest brewer in town. Her father and friends are opening a new theater in TunFaire and the lovely ladies are there to persuade Garrett to help get rid of the paranormal parasites living in the new construction. Garrett agrees because after all, it means free beer and the company of these beautiful girls. What else could a man want? But Garrett doesn’t realize the drama he’s stepping into. From the Paperback edition.

Billboard

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Release Date: 1994-04-02
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

DVD and Video Guide 2005

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345449959
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts

Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.

Dark Seductions

Author: Alice Alfonsi
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758200471
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

Explore the darkest depths of the human heart in 14 sensual, sinister stories from some of today's most respected horror writers, and experience erotic horror as never before.