Duel

But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of stories by the Grand Master of Horror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning ...

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429913665

Category: Fiction

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Remember that murderous semi chasing Dennis Weaver down a lonely stretch of desert highway? Duel, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by Richard Matheson from his unforgettable story of the same name. But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of stories by the Grand Master of Horror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning shockers that inspired memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Little Girl Lost," "Steel," and "Third from the Sun." Like Matheson's previous collection, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, this collection is an indispensable treasure trove of terror from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Richard Matheson s Monsters

Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels, and Twilight Zone Episodes June M. Pulliam, Anthony J. Fonseca. “Big Surprise”; “The Creeping Terror”; “Deadline”, “Mantage”; “No Such Thing as a Vampire”; “Crickets”; “Day of Reckoning”, ...

Author: June M. Pulliam

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442260689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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This volume chronicles and examines all aspects of the writing career of Richard Matheson, including thematic concerns, authorial techniques, and genre tropes, as well as the influence on contemporaries and later writers.
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Haunts

Matheson's first published story, “Born of Man and Woman,” appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in ... Stories of Richard Matheson, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson, Duel: Terror Stories by ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781612430072

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Backteria Other Improbable Tales

A case of mistaken identity leads to a darkly farcical story of marriage, murder, and a love that knows no bounds in “Getting Together.” Backteria & Other Improbable Tales gathers these and sixteen more uncanny short stories from master ...

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795315824

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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An essential collection of rare tales of terror from the multi-award-winning Twilight Zone scripter and I Am Legend author—only available in ebook format. A researcher encounters an exotic new strain of “Backteria” that causes the infected person to vanish—leading the doctor on a path of discovery deep into a past he should have left buried. A simple “Haircut” that starts off as a routine trim becomes a dark and terrifying experience when a barber is confronted with a sick customer who seems otherworldly. A case of mistaken identity leads to a darkly farcical story of marriage, murder, and a love that knows no bounds in “Getting Together.” Backteria & Other Improbable Tales gathers these and sixteen more uncanny short stories from master storyteller Richard Matheson, “one of the great names in American terror fiction” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Stories include: “Backteria”, “He Wanted to Live”, “Life Size”, “Man with a Club”, “Professor Fritz and the Runaway House”, “Purge Among Peanuts”, “The Prisoner”, “The Last Blah in the ETC”, “Counterfeit Bills”, “1984 ½”, “Pride”, “Now Die In It”, “Leo Rising”, “Where There’s a Will” (written with Richard Christian Matheson), “Getting Together”, “Person to Person”, “CU: Mannix”, “Haircut”, “An Element Never Forgets” “The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.” —Stephen King “Perhaps no other living author is as responsible for chilling a generation with tantalizing nightmare visions.” —The New York Times “Matheson’s a writer who just has the special knack, the deft skill to imagine terrifying scenarios on any scale, large and small, and give them chilling possibility.” —Los Angeles Times
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Nightmare At 20 000 Feet

Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including: "Duel," the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film; "Prey," in which a terrified woman is stalked by ...

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0312878273

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Remember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on The Twilight Zone, John Lithgow saw it in the movie-even Bart Simpson saw it. "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination. Here are more than twenty of Matheson's most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including: "Duel," the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielberg's first film; "Prey," in which a terrified woman is stalked by a malevolent Tiki doll, as chillingly captured in yet another legendary TV moment; "Blood Son," a disturbing portrait of a strange little boy who dreams of being a vampire; "Dress of White Silk," a seductively sinister tale of evil and innocence. Personally selected by Richard Matheson, the bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come, these and many other stories, more than demonstrate why he is rightfully regarded as one of the finest and most influential horror writers of our generation.
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The Dead That Walk

More recent collections of his short fiction include Richard Matheson: Collected Stories, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Duel: Terror Stories, Darker Places, and Button Button: Uncanny Stories. The Richard Matheson Companion was compiled by ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569758038

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Road Rage 3

See the story that inspired Steven Spielberg's movie come to vivid life here, courtesy of adapter Chris Ryall and artist Rafa Garres!

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:FEB120377

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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The focus turns to the inspiration behind Throttle, Richard Matheson's classic tale of isolation and terror, Duel! See the story that inspired Steven Spielberg's movie come to vivid life here, courtesy of adapter Chris Ryall and artist Rafa Garres!
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Dead That Walk

Zombie Stories (Large Print 16pt) Chairman of Chime the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research Leverhulme ... of his short fiction include Richard Matheson: Collected Stories, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Duel: Terror Stories, ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459602007

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Of all the monstrous threats to humanity' zombies are the most horrific. That's because they are not uncommon or alien - they're human. (Or more correctly' were human.) Anywhere that there are humans' there are zombies' and they can never be completely annihilated because by breeding more humans we breed more zombies. In The Ultimate Book of Zombies' these decomposing monsters are demolished' decapitated' and destroyed. The gore flows as humans and zombies dispatch each other in blood - curdling battles fought in big - city alleys' high school playgrounds' and even suburban living rooms. In addition' the living dead are fully deconstructed in these wide - ranging and fascinating stories. More than just brain - eating assaults and acid - bath retaliations' the tales in this book explore all elements of zombie existence and their interaction with the humans they live among.
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Ray Bradbury

The Hollywood Nightmare: Tales of Fantasy and Horror from the Film World. New York: Taplinger, 1972. ———. Irish Tales of Terror. New York: Wings Books, 1988. ———. ... Duel: Terror Stories. New York: TOR, 2003.

Author: David Seed

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252096907

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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As much as any individual, Ray Bradbury brought science fiction's ideas into the mainstream. Yet he transcended the genre in both form and popularity, using its trappings to explore timely social concerns and the kaleidoscope of human experience while in the process becoming one of America's most beloved authors. David Seed follows Bradbury's long career from the early short story masterpieces through his work in a wide variety of broadcast and film genres to the influential cultural commentary he spread via essays, speeches, and interviews. Mining Bradbury's classics and hard-to-find archival, literary, and cultural materials, Seed analyzes how the author's views on technology, authoritarianism, and censorship affected his art; how his Midwest of dream and dread brought his work to life; and the ways film and television influenced his creative process and visually-oriented prose style. The result is a passionate statement on Bradbury's status as an essential literary writer deserving of a place in the cultural history of his time.
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Teaching Stephen King

(Short Story Index Reprint Series). Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1926 (1894). Print. Maerz, Melissa. ... “Duel.” Duel: Terror Stories. New York: Tim Doherty, 2003: 11–39. Print. ———. Hell House. New York: Tor, 1999 (1971).

Author: A. Burger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137483911

Category: Education

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Teaching Stephen King critically examines the works of Stephen King and several ways King can be incorporated into the high school and college classroom. The section on Variations on Horror Tropes includes chapters on the vampire, the werewolf, the undead monster, and the ghost. The section on Real Life Horror includes chapters on King's school shooting novella Rage, sexual violence, and coming of age narratives. Finally, the section on Playing with Publishing includes chapters on serial publishing and The Green Mile, e-books, and graphic novels.
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Drive

... short story, see Richard Matheson, Duel: Terror Stories by Richard Matheson (New York, 2003). Spielberg in 'A Conversation with Steven Spielberg'. Timothy Corrigan, A Cinema Without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam (London, ...

Author: Iain Borden

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780230719

Category: Art

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“The open road”—it’s a phrase that calls to mind a sense of freedom, adventure, and new possibilities that make driving one of our most liberating activities. In Drive, Iain Borden explores the way driving allows us to encounter landscapes and cities around the world. He takes particular notice of how driving is portrayed in film from America to Europe to Asia and from Hollywood to the avant-garde, covering over a century of history and referencing hundreds of movies. From the dusty landscapes of The Grapes of Wrath to the city streets of The Italian Job; from the aesthetic delights of Rain Man and Traffic to the existential musings of Thelma and Louise and Vanishing Point;from the freeway pleasures of Radio On and London Orbital to the high-speed dangers of Crash, Bullitt, and C’était un Rendezvous; this book shows how driving with different speeds, cars, roads, and cities provides experiences and challenges beyond compare. Borden concludes that as an integral part of modern life, car driving is something to be celebrated and even encouraged, making Drive a timely riposte to anti-car attitudes, and those blind to the richness of life behind the wheel.
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Steven Spielberg

Leutrat, Jean-Louis and Suzanne Liandrat-Guigues. Les cartes de l'Ouest: un genre cinématographique, le western. Paris: Armand Colin, 1986. Matheson, Richard. Duel: Terror Stories by Richard Matheson. London: Tor Books, 2003.

Author: Collectif

Publisher: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée

ISBN: 9782367813585

Category: Performing Arts

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Steven Spielberg: Hollywood Wunderkind and Humanist focuses on the most commercialy successful American director of his generation, from his early career at Universal Television to the Oscar-winning Lincoln (2013). The fourteen chapters deal as much with his major hits as with films that have received little critical attention like The Sugarland Express (1974), 1941 (1979) and The Terminal (2004). They address questions of ethics, ideology and identity politics recognized as central to the director’s œuvre, while seeking to make up for the lack of material on the films’ formal qualities and on the notable contributions they have made to classical Hollywood genres such as horror, science fiction and the war movie. This book contests the idea that Spielberg is a “naïve” director, a mere craftsman with an eye for composition and a natural talent for narrative economy. Instead, the book aims to foreground the work’s cohesion, its influences and self-consciousness, its steadfast inscription within the Western humanist tradition, and its resolve to engage with the contemporary and explore complex ethical issues through mainstream narratives, whether “serious” Oscar contenders or action-filled popcorn blockbusters, a dichotomy Spielberg has increasingly sought to blur.
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Reel Terror

A collection of horror stories that provided the inspiration for films includes Richard Matheson's "Duel," George Langelaan's "The Fly," and Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"

Author: Sebastian Wolfe

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

ISBN: 0881848212

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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A collection of horror stories that provided the inspiration for films includes Richard Matheson's "Duel," George Langelaan's "The Fly," and Philip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"
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The Highway Horror Film

Lutz, C.andA. Lutz Fernandez (2010) Car Jacked: The Culture of the Automobileand ItsEffectsonOur Lives (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). Matheson, R.(2003) Duel: Terror Stories byRichard Matheson (New York: Thor).

Author: Bernice M. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137391209

Category: Social Science

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The Highway Horror Film argues that 'Highway Horror' is a hither-to overlooked sub-genre of the American horror movie. In these films, the American landscape is by its very accessibility rendered terrifyingly hostile, and encounters with other travellers almost always have sinister outcomes.
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The Duel and Other Stories

The Duel and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov SIX SELECTIONS FROM THE FAMED RUSSIAN AUTHOR ANTON CHEKHOV SHOWCASE HIS NATURAL APTITUDE FOR DETAIL, DIALOGUE, HUMOR, AND COMPASSION.

Author: Anton Chekhov

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ISBN: 9798632291576

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The Duel and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov SIX SELECTIONS FROM THE FAMED RUSSIAN AUTHOR ANTON CHEKHOV SHOWCASE HIS NATURAL APTITUDE FOR DETAIL, DIALOGUE, HUMOR, AND COMPASSION. THE DUEL -- MY WIFE -- MURDER -- THE BLACK MONK -- TERROR -- THE TWO VOLODYAS.
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Derrida Literature and War

One might be pressed to find a better definition of war, and perhaps for a global war on terror or a global war of terror most of all. War: the duel +n. “He will never believe the story,” D'Hubert thinks when talking to his future ...

Author: Sean Gaston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441126375

Category: Philosophy

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Derrida, Literature and War argues for the importance of the relation between absence and chance in Derrida's work in thinking today about war and literature. Sean Gaston starts by marking Derrida's attempts to resist the philosophical tradition of calculating on absence as an assured resource, while insisting on the (mis)chances of the chance encounter. Gaston re-examines the relation between the concept of war and the chances of literature by focusing on narratives of conflict set during the Napoleonic wars. These chance encounters or duels can help us think again about the sovereign attempt to leave the enemy nameless or to name what cannot be named in the midst of wars without end. His study includes new readings of a range of writers, including Aristotle, Hume, Rousseau, Schiller, Clausewitz, Thackeray, Tolstoy, Conrad, Freud, Heidegger, Blanchot, Foucault, Deleuze and Agamben. Offering an authoritative reading of Derrida's oeuvre and new insights into a range of writers in philosophy and literature, this is a timely and ambitious study of philosophy, literature, politics and ethics.
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Scary Gross and Enlightening Books for Boys Grades 3 12

Duel!: Burr and Hamilton's deadly war of words — Fradin, Dennis B. {IL 3-6, 973.4} — Walker & Co., 2008, RL 5.7, 36p Examines the Burr-Hamilton duel which occurred on July 11, 1804, in which vice-president Aaron Burr and the secretary ...

Author: Deborah B. Ford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781586834067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Finally, a book to help educators promote sure-fire reading pleasers to boy readers in grades 3–12! Scary, Gross, and Enlightening: Books for Boys Grades 3-12 is the helpful new reference handbook for educators looking for just the right books to captivate the imaginations of boys in a way that makes reading fun as well as effective. In chapters than span the full range of categories and genres, Scary, Gross, and Enlightening surveys the latest and greatest titles aimed at boys in the primary and secondary grades, including nonfiction, graphic novels, mystery and adventure, sports, sci-fi and fantasy, humor, history, books that were made into movies, read-aloud titles, and classic works that have stood the test of time. Each chapter suggests a number of appropriate and delightful titles on a specific theme and includes listings of corresponding websites, reproducible lessons, and activities. The book also provides lists of professional titles to support each chapter's theme, as well as research-based strategies for teaching with the suggested books. Chapters center on the common themes of "boy books" for grades 3-12, including sports, sci-fi and fantasy, graphic novels, mystery and adventure, and more Offers reproducible lessons and activities Includes a chapter on professional titles relevant to the various themes of the suggested books
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Terror in the Desert

David Mann, Duel Just as death driver and hitcher-killer films probe the dark psychology of their automobile-aided antagonists, a third category of films ... Often imitated but never surpassed, this intense story of man vs. truck would ...

Author: Brad Sykes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672410

Category: Performing Arts

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Set in the American Southwest, "desert terror" films combine elements from horror, film noir and road movies to tell stories of isolation and violence. For more than half a century, these diverse and troubling films have eluded critical classification and analysis. Highlighting pioneering filmmakers and bizarre production stories, the author traces the genre's origins and development, from cult exploitation (The Hills Have Eyes, The Hitcher) to crowd-pleasing franchises (Tremors, From Dusk Till Dawn) to quirky auteurist fare (Natural Born Killers, Lost Highway) to more recent releases (Bone Tomahawk, Nocturnal Animals). Rare stills, promotional materials and a filmography are included.
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The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

... The Duel ' ; vol . vi ( 1971 ) Stories 1892-1893 : ' My Wife ' , ' The Butterfly ' , ' After the Theatre ' , ' In Exile ' , ' Neighbours ' , ' Ward Number Six ' , Terror ' , ' An Anonymous Story ' , " Fragments ' , ' The Story of a ...

Author: Vera Gottlieb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521589177

Category: Drama

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This volume of specially commissioned essays explores the world of Anton Chekhov - one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire - and the creation, performance and interpretation of his works. The Companion, first published in 2000, begins with an examination of Chekhov's life, his Russia, and the original productions of his plays at the Moscow Art Theatre. Later film versions and adaptations of Chekhov's works are analysed, with valuable insights also offered on acting Chekhov, by Ian McKellen, and directing Chekhov, by Trevor Nunn and Leonid Heifetz. The volume also provides essays on 'special topics' such as Chekhov as writer, Chekhov and women, and the Chekhov comedies and stories. Key plays, such as The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull, receive dedicated chapters while lesser-known works and genres are also brought to light. The volume concludes with appendices of primary sources, lists of works, and a select bibliography.
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