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"Kes" - A movie analysis

By Martin Setzkorn
  • ISBN Code: : 3640169999
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 13
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: keine, University of Rostock, course: Kulturwissenschaft: Representation of class in British Films since the 1930s, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper I take a closer look at the movie Kes produced by Ken Loach. The movie is based on the book A Kestrel for a Knave which was written by Barry Hines. It is a pretty interesting story and by watching the movie the viewer automatically compares his own life and school experiences with Billys experiences. In the first part of this work I give a short introduction about the background and the situation in which the movie takes place. In the second part I take a closer look at Billys daily life, his future options and his relationship to his brother. [...]

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A New History of British Documentary

By J. Chapman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230392873
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 400
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Book Short Summary:

A New History of British Documentary is the first comprehensive overview of documentary production in Britain from early film to the present day. It covers both the film and television industries and demonstrates how documentary practice has adapted to changing institutional and ideological contexts.

Gothic Afterlives

By Lorna Piatti-Farnell
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1498578233
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 854
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Book Short Summary:

Gothic Afterlives examines the intersections between contemporary Gothic horror and remakes scholarship from various disciplinary perspectives. The essays in the collection cover a wide range of transmedia examples, including literature, film, television, video games, and digital media reimaginings.

When the Lights Go Down

By Mark D. Eckel
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490854169
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 397
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Book Short Summary:

“What movies have you seen lately?” is a question almost everyone asks. “How should we watch movies Christianly?” is a question Dr. Mark Eckel has been asking for thirty years. When the Lights Go Down suggests answers based on story-filled essays, movie reviews, interviews, and questions to ask while watching movies. Now the Christian practice of movie review can begin next time the lights go down! “Mark teaches how to critically review film through the lens of biblical thinking.” —Barry Walton, director and producer of The High: Making the Toughest Race on Earth “I know of no other book quite like this. Highly accessible to the average layperson, it is wildly multi-faceted, a foundational course in theological movie-viewing.” —Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Professor of Communications and Literature, Moody Bible Institute “When the Lights Go Down is a gift to pastors.” —Larry Renoe, Teaching Pastor at Waterstone Community Church, Littleton, Colorado “Mark Eckel ushers the church to a positive, approachable, fresh theological understanding of movies.” —Jim Tudor, filmmaking professional, Twitchfilm.com film critic, and co-founder of ZekeFilm.org


By Paulo Coelho
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061807451
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 583
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Book Short Summary:

New York Times Bestseller “In Brida, my third novel, which I wrote just after The Alchemist, I tell the story of a young woman who dives into sorcery and her experiences with different magical traditions. I explore many themes that are dear to me, such as the Great Mother, pagan religions, and the perceptions of love.” -- Paulo Coelho This is the spellbinding tale of Brida, a beautiful young Irish woman, and her quest for knowledge. On her journey, she meets a wise man who teaches her about overcoming her fears, and a woman who teaches her ancient rituals. They see in her a gift, but must let Brida make her own voyage of discovery.

Kill the Documentary

By Jill Godmilow
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  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Book Code : 0231554702
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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 159
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Book Short Summary:

Can the documentary be useful? Can a film change how its viewers think about the world and their potential role in it? In Kill the Documentary, the award-winning director Jill Godmilow issues an urgent call for a new kind of nonfiction filmmaking. She critiques documentary films from Nanook of the North to the recent Ken Burns/Lynn Novick series The Vietnam War. Tethered to what Godmilow calls the “pedigree of the real” and the “pornography of the real,” they fail to activate their viewers’ engagement with historical or present-day problems. Whether depicting the hardships of poverty or the horrors of war, conventional documentaries produce an “us-watching-them” mode that ultimately reinforces self-satisfaction and self-absorption. In place of the conventional documentary, Godmilow advocates for a “postrealist” cinema. Instead of offering the faux empathy and sentimental spectacle of mainstream documentaries, postrealist nonfiction films are acts of resistance. They are experimental, interventionist, performative, and transformative. Godmilow demonstrates how a film can produce meaningful, useful experience by forcefully challenging ways of knowing and how viewers come to understand the world. She considers her own career as a filmmaker as well as the formal and political strategies of artists such as Luis Buñuel, Georges Franju, Harun Farocki, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Rithy Panh, and other directors. Both manifesto and guidebook, Kill the Documentary proposes provocative new ways of making and watching films.

The Martian

By Andy Weir
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0804139032
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 928
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Book Short Summary:

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

The White Possessive

By Aileen Moreton-Robinson
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452944598
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 451
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The White Possessive explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless. Focusing on the Australian Aboriginal context, Aileen Moreton-Robinson questions current race theory in the first world and its preoccupation with foregrounding slavery and migration. The nation, she argues, is socially and culturally constructed as a white possession. Moreton-Robinson reveals how the core values of Australian national identity continue to have their roots in Britishness and colonization, built on the disavowal of Indigenous sovereignty. Whiteness studies literature is central to Moreton-Robinson’s reasoning, and she shows how blackness works as a white epistemological tool that bolsters the social production of whiteness—displacing Indigenous sovereignties and rendering them invisible in a civil rights discourse, thereby sidestepping thorny issues of settler colonialism. Throughout this critical examination Moreton-Robinson proposes a bold new agenda for critical Indigenous studies, one that involves deeper analysis of how the prerogatives of white possession function within the role of disciplines.

The Gangs Of New York

By Herbert Asbury
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786259699
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 921
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Book Short Summary:

Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here are the stories of the great gangs which terrorized the city and at times menaced its very existence—from the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits to the Gophers and the Eastmans. Kid Dropper, Dopey Benny, Gyp the Blood and Owney Madden are a few of the gangster luminaries described, not to mention such female evildoers as Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat. Nor have the underworld’s lesser lights been overlooked; for these pages are crowded with a host of gang warriors, pickpockets, tong leaders, murderers, politicians, gamblers, prostitutes, dive-keepers and a few would-be reformers. Mr. Asbury has created such a rich, factual background for this chronicle of crime and gangsterism that the book gains considerable stature as a revealing picture of New York City’s history through a century of frenzied growth and expansion. Whether you read it as such or merely for amusement, it is a swift, exciting experience.