Political corruption, lust, and betrayal poison a Caribbean island paradise.
Political corruption, lust, and betrayal poison a Caribbean island paradise.
Author: Kwadwo Agymah Kamau
Publisher: Owl Books
The autobiography of British-born John Mitchell who entered the film industry in 1933. Over the next sixty years he rose to become a top ranking sound man, twice Oscar nominated and Emmy award winner, with 150 major feature films to his credit.
... sound trap doors and onto the stage , where I would stand in the shadow of the film set to watch a film being made . ... junior recordist and began my induction into the very involved process 22 Flickering Shadows – A Lifetime in Film.
Author: John Mitchell
Category: Motion picture industry
Burns (history, Clemson U.) examines the relationship between cinema and society in colonial Africa, with a particular focus on the colonial settler state of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He discusses several aspects including production, distribution, censorship, and audience reception. He analyzes seventy years of public discussion regarding the appropriate role of cinema in colonial society, the attempt by the colonial state to use film as an instrument of social and cultural hegemony, and ways in which the state lost its control over the medium. Source material for the study included official and unofficial written documents and scores of films at the National Archives in Harare, as well as interviews with both black and white filmmakers and African audience members. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Burns (history, Clemson U.) examines the relationship between cinema and society in colonial Africa, with a particular focus on the colonial settler state of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Author: James McDonald Burns
Publisher: Ohio University Center for International Studies
FLICKERING SHADOWS Prokofiev , a Russian composer , typifies many writers of the 1900s . The music of Beethoven , Chopin and Mozart were among his favorites and he often wrote in their classical style . However , being radical and ...
Author: John W. Schaum
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
"This is the compelling autobiographical story of an Australian army officer attached to an American special forces unit on the Cambodian border in the Vietnam war. For the men in Stan Krasnoff's unit, life entailed sleep deprivation, bad rations, and the forging of a brotherhood. For the Special Forces gathered together to conduct a daring series of covert intelligence-gathering operations for the U.S. government, every day posed the threat of being killed—or worse, being taken prisoner. This is the story of a select group of men who, under the command of Major Bo Gritz, lived life on the razor's edge and faced the enemy up close and personal."
1 FLICKERING SHADOWS 1 Up close and personal . The image of the enemy's face screamed at me in my sleep . He was riding his bike towards me . The brim of his pith helmet threw an oval shadow over his eyes , a bizarre dark knight coming ...
Author: Stan Krasnoff
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Two-time Academy Award winner Sir David Lean (1908–1991) was one of the most prominent directors of the twentieth century, responsible for the classics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Doctor Zhivago (1965). British-born Lean asserted himself in Hollywood as a major filmmaker with his epic storytelling and panoramic visions of history, but he started out as a talented film editor and director in Great Britain. As a result, he brought an art-house mentality to blockbuster films. Combining elements of biography and film criticism, Beyond the Epic: The Life and Films of David Lean uses screenplays and production histories to assess Lean’s body of work. Author Gene D. Phillips interviews actors who worked with Lean and directors who knew him, and their comments reveal new details about the director’s life and career. Phillips also explores Lean’s lesser-studied films, such as The Passionate Friends (1949), Hobson’s Choice (1954), and Summertime (1955). The result is an in-depth examination of the director in cultural, historical, and cinematic contexts. Lean’s approach to filmmaking was far different than that of many of his contemporaries. He chose his films carefully and, as a result, directed only sixteen films in a period of more than forty years. Those films, however, have become some of the landmarks of motion-picture history. Lean is best known for his epics, but Phillips also focuses on Lean’s successful adaptations of famous works of literature, including retellings of plays such as Brief Encounter (1945) and novels such as Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), and A Passage to India (1984). From expansive studies of war and strife to some of literature’s greatest high comedies and domestic dramas, Lean imbued all of his films with his unique creative vision. Few directors can match Lean’s ability to combine narrative sweep and psychological detail, and Phillips goes beyond Lean’s epics to reveal this unifying characteristic in the director’s body of work. Beyond the Epic is a vital assessment of a great director’s artistic process and his place in the film industry.
John Mitchell, Flickering Shadows: A Lifetime in Film (London: Martin & Redman, 1997), 289. 54. Kael, For Keeps, 1045. See also John Hill, British Cinema in the 1980s (Oxford: Clarendon, 1999), 100. 55. Reflections of David Lean. 56.
Author: Gene Phillips
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Justice Kasric's world is turned upside down when her father forcibly bundles the entire family into carriages in the middle of the night and carts them off to a strange mansion on the outskirts of London. The Faerie are invading-and the Kasric siblings don't even have a chance to stay neutral, because different members of their family are working for opposite sides. But Justice isn't your average fifteen-year-old girl growing up in Victorian London. She's an irrepressible scoundrel, and she always has a plan. These qualities have ostracized her from the rest of the family before now, but even her older siblings look to her to help them escape. Justice certainly isn't going to stay locked up once she discovers the world of Faerie, especially once she and her siblings discover magical talents they never knew they had.
I squinted carefully at the man, closing first my ghost eye, then the other, to try and see what the flickering shadows had briefly revealed, but the man remained unchanged. His face was very wide, with black matted hair, ...
Author: Christian Klaver
Publisher: CamCat Publishing
Category: Young Adult Fiction
It appeared to be evening , and the waning light was casting its flickering shadows upon the landscape . Charmed by the romantic beauties and illusive witcheries of the imaginary scene , the youth stood transfixed , while the loveliness ...
Author: Mrs. Chatto
In this book, based on unpublished lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge, the late John Hollander explores the poetic lives and afterlives of shadow, focusing on British and American poetry from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century. Hollander uncovers the myriad literary identities assumed by shadow its force as a metaphoric mirror, as material for parable, a form of knowledge, and a mode of vision. He shows us what kind of thinking can be done with and in shadow, and what love of shadow amounts to. In particular, he traces the history of how shadows acquire in poetry a mysterious substance the paradoxical means through which a thing, by nature secondary and passing, grabs at authority and becomes itself a source of life. In Hollander s poetic examples, shadow shows itself as a kind of light, clarifying things as much as it darkens them, even as it becomes a name for doubt and the unnamable. Hollander and the poets he discusses give us shadow as companion, comforter, and questioner; creator, stalker, and ghost; witness, destroyer, and double. If the book s argument suggests at moments an anatomy of melancholy, the shadow here is also an occasion of continuous wonder, an opening to the gifts of time."
All the tricks of light and all the richly varied shadows of the sensible world are given honor here, taken in with delight—long lamplit shadows falling on a wet street at evening, flickering shadows in a sunlit wood, shadows cast onto ...
Author: John Hollander
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
When I had penetrated to the most dense and gloomy spot of the forest , and was at length relieved from the sight of the red flames , and the flickering shadow of my own body , which , in my frenzy , I took for the evil spirit urging me ...
Author: German life
Category: German literature
This is one pastor's story of the touch of death on life: how he first learned of it and what it brings upon us, how he met its coming to those he served as pastor, and how he awaits its coming to him as he ages. The book is marked by shifting perspectives, beginning with a child experiencing the deaths of others and ending with an elderly person acutely aware of frailty and loss. But those common stages of life are themselves seen from the perspective of a Christian pastor who served in older communities. The heart of the book is a ground-level description of how a working pastor deals with the approach of death and the shaping of the funeral experience; another perspective is provided by some of the sermons given in the wake of the deaths described. The book ends with a brief epilogue continuing these meditations during the coronavirus outbreak, pondering the power death has to isolate and obsess us, both physically and spiritually.
This is one pastor's story of the touch of death on life: how he first learned of it and what it brings upon us, how he met its coming to those he served as pastor, and how he awaits its coming to him as he ages.
Author: Cordell Strug
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
A bundle of books #2 (SHADOWSEER: PARIS) and #3 (SHADOWSEER: MUNICH) in Morgan Rice’s Shadowseer series. This bundle offers books two and three in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. From #1 bestselling author Morgan Rice, a USA Today bestseller and critically-acclaimed author of the fantasy series The Sorcerer’s Ring (over 3,000 five-star reviews) and the teen fantasy series The Vampire Journals (over 1,500 five-star reviews), comes a groundbreaking new series and genre, where fantasy meets mystery. SHADOWSEER: PARIS (Book #2) continues the story of Kaia, 17, an orphan coming of age in the Victorian Europe of the 1850s. Kaia and Pinsley embark to scour the dark corners and cobblestone streets of 19th century London in search of clues. Yet what they find may shock and horrify even them. In SHADOWSEER: MUNICH (Book #3) the brilliant Detective Pinsley takes Kaia under his wing and enlists her help in solving a series of mysterious and bizarre murders sweeping over Europe. The two of them become unlikely partners. Are they part of a greater war of light versus dark? And is Kaia the only one who can stop it? Dark fantasy meets mystery in SHADOWSEER, a page-turning, atmospheric thriller packed with authentic period detail, with twists and cliffhangers that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Kaia, a broken hero, will capture your heart as she struggles to claw her way up from the depths, and to solve unsolvable crimes. Fans of books such as Spellbreaker, The Dresden Files, Mortal Instruments and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde will find much to love in SHADOWSEER, satisfying fantasy fans who appreciate mystery and suspense, and mystery lovers who want something new, a clean hybrid that will appeal to both adult and young adult readers. Get ready to be transported to another world—and to fall in love with characters you will never forget. SHADOWSEER: ROME (Book #4) and SHADOWSEER: ATHENS (Book #5) are also available.
“I realized that, if one of those shadow things is responsible for the Contessa's death, I might be able to help look for ... There were even more flickering shadows down here, cast by the seemingly endless racks of wine, set up so that ...
Author: Morgan Rice
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A bundle of books #1 (SHADOWSEER: LONDON) and #2 (SHADOWSEER: PARIS) in Morgan Rice’s Shadowseer series. This bundle offers books one and two in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. From #1 bestselling author Morgan Rice, a USA Today bestseller and critically-acclaimed author of the fantasy series The Sorcerer’s Ring (over 3,000 five-star reviews) and the teen fantasy series The Vampire Journals (over 1,500 five-star reviews), comes a groundbreaking new series and genre, where fantasy meets mystery. SHADOWSEER: LONDON (Book #1) tells the story of Kaia, 17, an orphan coming of age in the Victorian London of the 1850s. Kaia yearns to escape her horrific orphanage, to discover who her parents were, and to understand why she can sense shadows when others cannot. Yet the streets of London are as brutal as the orphanage, and for Kaia, there is no easy way out. When Kaia, arrested, faces an even worse punishment, Detective Pinsley, 45, notices a strange marking on her arm and thinks she might be the key in solving a peculiar, mysterious case. Bodies are turning up dead in London, and Pinsley wonders whether it’s the work of a deranged serial killer, or of something….else. The methods of murder seem impossible, as does the murderer’s ability to escape death. Kaia is given a choice: help solve the case, or be shipped off to Bedlam, the notorious insane asylum. Kaia and Pinsley embark to scour the dark corners and cobblestone streets of 19th century London in search of clues. Yet what they find may shock and horrify even them. SHADOWSEER: PARIS (Book #2) continues the story of Kaia, 17, an orphan coming of age in the Victorian Europe of the 1850s. When the brilliant Detective Pinsley, 45, takes Kaia under his wing and enlists her help in solving a series of mysterious and bizarre murders sweeping over Europe, the two of them become unlikely partners. Are they part of a greater war of light versus dark? And is Kaia the only one who can stop it? Dark fantasy meets mystery in SHADOWSEER, a page-turning, atmospheric thriller packed with authentic period detail, with twists and cliffhangers that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Kaia, a broken hero, will capture your heart as she struggles to claw her way up from the depths, and to solve unsolvable crimes. Fans of books such as Spellbreaker, The Dresden Files, Mortal Instruments and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde will find much to love in SHADOWSEER, satisfying fantasy fans who appreciate mystery and suspense, and mystery lovers who want something new, a clean hybrid that will appeal to both adult and young adult readers. Get ready to be transported to another world—and to fall in love with characters you will never forget. SHADOWSEER: MUNICH (Book #3), SHADOWSEER: ROME (Book #4) and SHADOWSEER: ATHENS (Book #5) are also available.
This was the real thing, right there: someone possessed by one of the shadows Xander had tried to send her to the ... The trees that lined the boulevards looked more sinister by lamplight, flickering shadows sent across the walls of the ...
Author: Morgan Rice
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Anna, a German mill-owner’s daughter, marries a French aristocrat and moves to France. She discovers that her husband killed his previous wife and that he is trying to kill her as well. Quick, intriguing, and with an extremely interesting plot, ‘The Grey Woman’ (1861) is a short story by Elizabeth Gaskell for anyone who enjoys a good gothic shudder. Incredibly progressive for its time, it is about the survival of the ill-treated woman who has decided that enough is enough. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist, short story writer, and biographer, best known for her novels ‘North and South’ and ‘Wives and Daughters’ as well as her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Gaskell was viewed as a minor author until the 1950s where it became evident that her depiction of industrial environments and social problems was brilliant and poignant.
He lay on her shawl; and over his head she had made an arching canopy of broken vine-branches, so that the great leaves threw their cool, flickering shadows on his face. He was smeared all over with grape-juice, his sturdy fingers ...
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Mari Al'Marin and Caledan, the unlikely pair of heroes from The Crypt of the Shadowking, return to match wits against the revived legacy of the Shadowking, which threatens all of Faerun.
Heseemed pale and haggard, though perhapsitwassimply a trickof the flickering shadows. Theman drew something from apouch at his belt. It was asetof polished bone pipes.“Well, now, Idon't know,” Rin said suspiciously.
Author: Monte Cook
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Russia, 1940. Fifteen-year-old Misha's life is about to transform when his father is offered a job in Stalin's inner circle. They move into a luxurious apartment in the Kremlin, but doubts about the glorious new Russia quickly surface. Misha realises that the secret police can do whatever they like. His own mother is arrested and sent to prison, but Misha and his father daren't complain. Then as German troops advance on Moscow, the atmosphere in the Kremlin ignites. Misha and a friend find themselves at the heart of a battle against the mighty state in this powerful evocation of one of the most turbulent places and periods of the 20th century, told by a master storyteller.
A small group of NKVD guards were standing by the far wall of the courtyard, the light from the bonfires cast- ing their stark, flickering shadows against a plain brick wall. Nearby was a large goods trolley, the sort you would see at ...
Author: Paul Dowswell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When opportunists with criminal purposes worm their way into the power structure of a large school system, compromise law enforcement, and gain access to all that tax money, “education” takes on a whole new meaning. As events escalate, ugly acts of violence, disguised as accidents, are inflicted upon those who “get in the way.” When Ben Kelly, a man on shaky emotional underpinnings, raises questions, he finds himself a target by people who will stop at nothing to carry out their felonious schemes. His unique path through hard circumstances down a perilous road of action provides the drive for what happens to him and those around him. In The Annunaki Woman, Rena, station chief of an interstellar craft, carries out her orders to attempt capture of a human with unusual DNA components. All hell breaks loose. She is stunned when her subject, Ben Kelly, and two companions react with deadly force and annihilate her team. More deadly events transpire and Rena is forced into tough decisions which throw her into conflict with her own people. Her problems are complicated by manifestations of Earth’s development of The Singularity, the intrusion of ancient races, and entities guarding old secrets emerging to engage her. Rena and Kelly are thrown together to survive. The action roars out of New Orleans into Arkansas and to other places farther north and then on to other very different places very far away.
I spent another hour amid the flickering shadows cast by the fire. All manner of thoughts buzzed through my head. Uppermost was the idea of fate. Was it fate that I should meet this guy? Good fortune or bad? I got up and doused the fire ...
Author: Clayton Carpenter
The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries. But politics knows no loyalties, especially for Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information and spymaster of the empire. The most feared man in the Vordan will bow his knee to no Queen, unless she is firmly under his influence. Freshly returned from their recent victories in the colonies, Colonel Janus, Marcus and Winter must play a new and far deadlier game than the open warfare of the front, using all their talents, earthly or supernatural.
The street was alive with flickering shadows, swinging to and fro with the motions of the torch-wielding men and the rocking of the lanterns on the wagons. It looked as though an army of dark spirits were walking to either side of the ...
Author: Django Wexler
Publisher: Random House
The red firelight glows pleasantly on the wide hearth of a cottage kitchen , and flickering shadows fall on the cross - beamed roof , the rough brick floor , the diamond - paned windows , overlapped by deep thatched eaves , the tall ...
Author: Evangeline F. Smith
Simon de Montfort was a man ahead of his time in the thirteenth century, a disinherited Frenchman who talked his way into an English earldom and marriage with a sister of the English king, Henry III. A charismatic, obstinate leader, Simon soon lost patience with the king's incompetence and inability to keep his word, and found himself the champion of the common people. This is his story, and the story of Henry III, as weak and changeable as Simon was brash and unbending. It is a tale of opposing wills that would eventually clash in a storm of violence and betrayal—an irresistible saga that brings the pages of history completely, provocatively, and magnificently alive.
A sputtering oil lamp at Simon's elbow cast flickering shadows, occasionally flared up to illuminate the face of the man across the table. As brown and sun-weathered as any crusader's, it was a face that attested to every one of his ...
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin