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If You Like The Terminator

If You Like The Terminator   Author Scott Von Doviak
ISBN-10 9781476821429
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 212
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(If You Like). The Terminator began life as a low-budget B movie seemingly destined for a short run at malls and drive-ins before blossoming into a billion-dollar franchise that launched the careers of director James Cameron and star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The original 1984 film not only spawned three sequels, a weekly television series, and countless novels, comic books, and videogames, it also redefined the science fiction genre with its blend of high tech and film noir. Here is the first book to explore the spectacular array of films, television shows, and other works that helped inspire The Terminator , as well as those that have drawn inspiration from it. If You Like The Terminator ... delves into the history of science-fiction cinema, from its earliest days to the golden age of the 1950s and beyond, encountering killer robots, time travelers and postapocalyptic wastelands along the way. This turbo-charged journey through time also reviews the improbable career of Arnold Schwarzenegger, revisits the action heroes of the 1980s, and reevaluates the films of James Cameron, before touching down in the computer-dominated realm of today's science fiction cinema and projecting the future of the Terminator franchise. From Metropolis to The Matrix , from Frankenstein to RoboCop , from H. G. Wells and Harlan Ellison to Roger Corman and Roland Emmerich, you'll find them all here in If You Like The Terminator .



If You Like Quentin Tarantino

If You Like Quentin Tarantino   Author Katherine Rife
ISBN-10 9780879108182
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 194
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(If You Like). If You Like Quentin Tarantino... draws on over 60 years of cinema history to crack the Tarantino code and teach readers to be confidently conversant in the language of the grindhouse and the drive-in. What fans love about director Quentin Tarantino is the infectious enthusiasm that's infused into every frame of his films. And Tarantino films lend themselves exceptionally well to reference and recommendation, because each, itself, is a dense collage of references and recommendations. Spaghetti westerns, blaxploitation, revenge sagas, car-chase epics, samurai cinema, film noir, kung fu, slasher flicks, war movies, and today's neo-exploitation explosion: There's an incredible range of vibrant and singularly stylish films to discover. If You Like Quentin Tarantino... is an invitation to connect with a cinematic community dedicated to all things exciting, outrageous, and unapologetically badass.



Stephen King Films FAQ

Stephen King Films FAQ Author Scott Von Doviak
ISBN-10 9781480386181
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 400
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(FAQ). Over the past four decades, the Stephen King movie has become a genre unto itself. The prolific writer's works have spawned well over 100 adaptations for both the big and small screen, ranging from modern classics of horror ( Carrie , The Shining ) to Oscar-nominated fare ( The Shawshank Redemption , The Green Mile ) to unapologetic, B-movie schlock (the King-directed Maximum Overdrive ). The filmmakers to put their stamp on King's material include acclaimed auteurs Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, and Brian De Palma; masters of horror Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, and George Romero; and popular mainstream directors Rob Reiner, Frank Darabont, and Lawrence Kasdan. Stephen King Films FAQ is the most comprehensive overview of this body of work to date, encompassing well-known hits as well as forgotten obscurities, critical darlings and reviled flops, films that influenced King as well as those that have followed in his footsteps, upcoming and unmade projects, and selected works in other media (including comic books, radio dramas, and the infamous Carrie musical). Author Scott Von Doviak provides background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films and television productions, including "Bloodlines" sections on related works and "Deep Cuts" sections collecting additional odd facts and ephemera. All you ever wanted to know about the king of horror onscreen can be found here.



Hick Flicks

Hick Flicks Author Scott Von Doviak
ISBN-10 0786482125
Release 2004-11-30
Pages 232
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While the pimps and players of blaxploitation movies dominated inner-city theaters, good old boys with muscle under their hoods and moonshine in their trunks roared onto drive-in screens throughout rural America. The popularity of these "hick flicks" grew throughout the '70s, and they attained mass acceptance with the 1977 release of Smokey and the Bandit. It marked the heyday of these regional favorites, but within a few short years, changing economic realities within the movie business and the collapse of the drive-in market would effectively spell the end of the so-called hixploitation genre. This comprehensive study of the hixploitation genre is the first of its kind. Chapters are divided into three major topics. Part One deals with "good ol' boys," from redneck sheriffs, to moonshiners, to honky-tonk heroes and beyond. Part Two explores road movies, featuring back-road racers, truckers and everything in between. Part Three, "In the Woods," covers movies about all manner of beasts--some of them human--populating the swamps and woodlands of rural America. Film stills are included, and an afterword examines both the decline and metamorphosis of the genre. A filmography, bibliography and index accompany the text.



Action Movie Freak

Action Movie Freak Author Katrina Hill
ISBN-10 1440232083
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 256
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Written by woman of action Katrina "Action Flick Chick" Hill, Action Movie Freak is packed with spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that make action movies a beloved genre for those who crave crashing cars, exploding buildings, and faces getting kicked six ways to Sunday. With badass heroes that ain't got time to bleed, women warriors, thrilling chases and outrageous fisticuffs, Action Movie Freak celebrates a wide variety of more than 100 movies that have left audiences on the edge of their seats. Complete movie reviews are divided into various sub-genres including Classics That Defined the Genre (The Bond movies of the 1960s, "Bullit," "Dirty Harry") Bloodiest Action Movies ("Ninja Assassin," "Rambo" series, "RoboCop") and Action From the Far East ("Bangkok Knockout," "Ong Bak," "Ip Man"). The book also spotlights specific action heroes/actors, and features 250 color photos and movie posters, as well as fun Top 10 lists, including best one-liners and most over-the-top kills.



Famous Robots and Cyborgs

Famous Robots and Cyborgs Author Dan Roberts
ISBN-10 9781628739275
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 168
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Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes. Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and foibles of a plethora of fictional robots, cyborgs, and mechanical races—taking in the pronouncements of sci-fi visionaries and eminent robotics scientists along the way. Roberts guides us through the evolution of the deadly Cylons of Battlestar Gallactica in its various forms to movie classics like the mysterious Gort of The Day the Earth Stood Still, the iconic C-3PO, and of course the Terminator. We encounter crazed cybernetic killers, megalomaniac computers, living spaceships, beautiful androids, human brains in metal bodies, and ultracompetitive robot gladiators. Along the way, find answers to such questions as: Are robots capable of love? Which were the least convincing and most laughable movie robots of all time? Can robots harm humans to save themselves? And can you really destroy a deadly cyborg assassin with the force of an exploding oil tanker? Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a joyful, eclectic, informative, celebratory journey through the hi-tech world of the mechanical man (and woman). Packed full of trivia, robo-facts, controversy, history, and information on robot toys, games, films, TV, and books, it will delight the dedicated robot aficionado and the interested newcomer alike.



The Secret Life of Puppets

The Secret Life of Puppets Author Victoria Nelson
ISBN-10 0674041410
Release 2009-06
Pages 368
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In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it before, but as we see it daily without knowing, Victoria Nelson illuminates the deep but hidden attraction the supernatural still holds for a secular mainstream culture that forced the transcendental underground and firmly displaced wonder and awe with the forces of reason, materialism, and science. In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, "The Secret Life of Puppets" describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment. In a tour of Western culture that is at once exhilarating and alarming, Nelson shows us the distorted forms in which the spiritual resurfaced in high art but also, strikingly, in the mass culture of puppets, horror-fantasy literature, and cyborgs: from the works of Kleist, Poe, Musil, and Lovecraft to Philip K. Dick and virtual reality simulations. At the end of the millennium, discarding a convention of the demonized grotesque that endured three hundred years, a Demiurgic consciousness shaped in Late Antiquity is emerging anew to re-divinize the human as artists like Lars von Trier and Will Self reinvent Expressionism in forms familiar to our pre-Reformation ancestors. Here as never before, we see how pervasively but unwittingly, consuming art forms of the fantastic, we allow ourselves to believe.



                     Author Timothy N. Hornyak
ISBN-10 4770030126
Release 2006-05-25
Pages 159
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While the US sponsors robot-on-robot destruction contests, Japan's feature tasks that mimic non-violent human activities. Why is this? What accounts for Japan's unique relationship with robots as potential colleagues in life, rather than potential adversaries? This book answers this query by looking at Japan's historical connections with robots. Japan stands out for its long love affair with robots, a phenomenon that is creating what will likely be the world's first mass robot culture. While US companies have created robot vacuum cleaners and war machines, Japan has



CSI Headhunter

CSI  Headhunter Author Greg Cox
ISBN-10 9781416545002
Release 2008-10-28
Pages 342
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When a member of the Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas receives a genuine shrunken head in a mysterious package, Gil Grissom and his team of investigators soon discover that the gruesome relic is evidence of an all-too-recent murder and a possible serial killer with an unorthodox M.O. Original. (A CBS television series, executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, & Paul Guilfoyle) (Suspense)



The Chronicles of Downton Abbey

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey Author Jessica Fellowes
ISBN-10 9781250027634
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 320
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The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful... "Americans can't get enough of 'Downton Abbey,'" said The Boston Globe. As Season 3 of the award-winning TV series opens, it is 1920 and Downton Abbey is waking up to a world changed forever by World War I. New characters arrive and new intrigues thrive as the old social order is challenged by new expectations. In this new era, different family members abound (including Cora's American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine) and changed dynamics need to be resolved: Which branch of the family tree will Lord Grantham's first grandchild belong to? What will become of the servants, both old and new? The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate.This lavish, entirely new book from Jessica Fellowes focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret, beating heart of the house.



Bible Curiosities

Bible Curiosities Author Paul Kent
ISBN-10 1624166334
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 287
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Don’t ever think the Bible’s boring. . .it’s packed with amazing, mysterious stories—exactly the kind of wonders you’ll find in Bible Curiosities. This fully illustrated guide to the amazing, odd, and shocking stories of scripture contains almost five dozen informative, intriguing, often humorously written entries. Find out more about the Bible’s “Terminator”. . .the other Noah. . .the “lost letter” of Paul. . .bad apples on Jesus’ family tree. . .the mysterious death of Judas Iscariot. . .and much, much more. Appropriate for readers from junior high and up, Bible Curiosities promises entertainment, education, and edification—as every amazing story in scripture points us back to God’s power and love.



When I Say No I Feel Guilty

When I Say No  I Feel Guilty Author Manuel J. Smith
ISBN-10 9780307785442
Release 2011-01-12
Pages 352
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The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing your mother-in-law to impose her will on you? Are you embarrassed by praise or crushed by criticism? Are you having trouble coping with people? Learn the answers in When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, the best-seller with revolutionary new techniques for getting your own way. From the Paperback edition.



Tim Burton

Tim Burton Author Ian Nathan
ISBN-10 9781781316627
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 176
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Tim Burton is one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, being responsible for such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland. He is famed for the visually arresting style of his films that combine with highly original storylines. A truly international filmmaker, Tim Burton has carved a reputation as one of the world's greatest creative directors. This stunning treasury explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen. Illustrated with many behind-the-scenes photographs and stunning film stills, chapters analyze the success and style of films such as Beetlejuice, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!, and examine how Burton breathed new life into well-known stories that include Batman, Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Finally, the book looks towards the future and his upcoming films Alice Through the Looking Glass, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Beetlejuice 2. Tim Burton's entire filmography is presented across a stunning 8-page gatefold in the heart of the book. Packaged in a handsome slipcase Tim Burton - the iconic filmmaker and his work is a must for anyone who enjoys the creativity of films and is a fitting appreciation of one of Hollywood’s most dynamic movie directors. Tim Burton - the iconic filmmaker and his work is a must for anyone who enjoys the creativity of films and is a fitting appreciation of one of Hollywood's most dynamic movie directors.



The People s Machine

The People s Machine Author Joe Mathews
ISBN-10 1586482726
Release 2006
Pages 453
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A political reporter for the Los Angeles Times traces the roots of the movie and political populism of the current governor of California and explains how he uses both forces to stay in office and govern.



Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture Author William Irwin
ISBN-10 9781444390988
Release 2011-11-18
Pages 384
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What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org



Hollywood Stories

Hollywood Stories Author Stephen Schochet
ISBN-10 9780963897275
Release 2010
Pages 312
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Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book - a special blend of biography, history and lore. Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry! Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, icons and will keep you totally entertained!



Oops

Oops Author Matteo Molinari
ISBN-10 0806523190
Release 2002
Pages 266
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Almost every film, even the classics, contains blunders and gaffes -- and this compendium of thousands of amusing mistakes will turn every reader into an informed goof sleuth and provide hours of entertainment. Each entry lists title, credits, plot, bloopers, nonbloopers (mistakenly reported errors), questions (oddities), and fun facts. Bloopers range from the hilariously obvious to the picayune; each described and keyed to the timer on a video player for easy locating. Here's a sample: -- From Casablanca (1942): An indignant Lazlo (Paul Henreid) asks the band to play "La Marsellaise" and the music erupts from the trumpets before they actually reach the players' mouths. (01:12) -- From Pretty Woman (1990): Vivian (Julia Roberts) is having breakfast; she grabs a croissant and nibbles it. A few shots later, she holds a pancake. (00:30) -- From Titanic (1997): As Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes to the rich folks' dinner, a waiter opens a beautiful door -- that reflects the image of a steadycam operator. (00:56) -- From The Courage of Lassie (1946), with Elizabeth Taylor as Kathie Merrick. Just one problem -- in the movie, the dog is called Bill.