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A Dry White Season

By Andre Brink
  • ISBN Code: : 0062031430
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality. Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies—until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident, Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair—a quest for the truth that will have devastating consequences for the teacher and his family, as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies, corruption, and murder.

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The multicultural world of today is often said to be marked by a certain kind of exoticization: a “fetishizing process”, as Graham Huggan has called it, which separates a “first world” from a “third world”, the Occident from the Orient. The essays collected here re-assess this tendency, not least by focusing on the kinds of intellectual tourism and dilettantism to which it has given rise. The wider context of these analyses is a postcolonial scenario where literatures and languages can move from the “exotic” to the comparatively “familiar” space of contemporary writings; where an exotic mythos can live on into the familiar present; and where certain perceptions and representations of peoples, of literatures, and of languages have turned exoticization and familiarization into global modes of mass-cultural consumption. Especially by exploring the liminalities between different cultures, this collection manages to trace both the history and the politics of exoticist representation and, in so doing, to make a significant critical intervention.

Movies, Movie Stars, and Me

By Allan Neff
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1467078905
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 790
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Alan Neff wrote movie and book reviews and interviewed Hollywood stars for the Seattle Gay News from 1983-1993; he has been published in the Advocate. Movies, Movie Stars, and Me boasts Jim Henson, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Spike Lee, Lily Tomlin, John Waters, Pauline Kael, Rita Mae Brown, and other exciting personalities caught unguarded and exposed. Reviews of Labyrinth, Top Gun, No Way Out, Dirty Dancing, The Whales of August, Pretty Woman, The Grifters, Switch, George Cukor: A Double Life, Tales of the City, (and much more!), are lively reading and can be used for reference or as a guide to picking videos. And included in this format are Alan Neffs politically-charged letters-to-the-editor, re-printed from major periodicals.

Screen Acting

By Peter Kramer,Alan Lovell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317972503
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 484
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While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the stylisation of the silent era, through the naturalism of Lee Strasberg's 'Method', to Mike Leigh's use of improvisation. The contributors to this innovative volume explore the philosophies which have influenced acting in the movies and analyse the styles and techniques of individual filmmakers and performers, including Bette Davis, James Mason, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Freeman. There are also interviews with working actors: Ian Richardson discusses the relationship between theatre, film and television acting; Claire Rushbrook and Ron Cook discuss theri work with Mike Leigh, and Helen Shaver discusses her work with the critic Susan Knobloch.

Colonialism

By Melvin Eugene Page,Penny M. Sonnenburg
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1576073351
  • Total of Pages : 1208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 609
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Accompanied by original documents including agreements, speeches, and treaties, more than six hundred alphabetically arranged entries cover such topics as cultural displacement, doctrines, and disruptive migration.

Watching Human Rights

By Mark Gibney
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317249364
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 180
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In order to be able to protect human rights, it is first necessary to see the denial of those rights. Aside from experiencing human rights violations directly, either as a victim or as an eyewitness, more than any other medium film is able to bring us closer to this aspect of the human experience. Yet, notwithstanding its importance to human rights, film has received virtually no scholarly attention and thus one of the primary goals of this book is to begin to fill this gap. From an historical perspective, human rights were not at all self-evident by reason alone, but had to gain standing through an appeal to human emotions found in novels as well as in works of moral philosophy and legal theory. Although literature continues to play an important role in the human rights project, film is able to take us that much further, by universalizing the particular experience of others different from ourselves, the viewers. Watching Human Rights analyzes more than 100 of the finest human rights films ever made-documentaries, feature films, faux documentaries, animations, and even cartoons. It will introduce the reader to a wealth of films that might otherwise remain unknown, but it also shows the human rights themes in films that all of us are familiar with.

A Companion to the Historical Film

By Robert A. Rosenstone,Constantin Parvulescu
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118322649
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 681
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Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research. Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies