Download or read book Requiem for a Dream written by Hubert Selby and published by Penguin Modern Classics. This book was released on 2012 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harry Goldfarb, heroin addict and son of lonely widow Sara, cares only about enjoying the good life with girlfriend Marion and best friend Tyrone C Love, and making the most of all the hash, poppers and dope they can get. Sara Goldfarb sits at home with the TV, dreaming of the life she could have and struggling with her own addictions - food and diet pills. But these four will pay a terrible price for the pleasures they believe they are entitled to. A passionate, heart-breaking tale of the crushing weight of hope and expectation, Requiem for a Dream is a dark modern-day fable of New York. 'Selby brings a scorching light to a limited area of human existence, which most people know of but do not know.' Newsweek 'One of the great American novelists, and one who has helped us to understand the nature of addiction and the human condition better, perhaps, than any other.' Guardian
Download or read book Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro written by Michael Wohl and published by Peachpit Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An advanced guidebook that teaches practical editing strategies using Final Cut Pro, this title goes beyond the basics to combine practical techniques with professional strategy and artistic technique. With guidelines on general editing techniques and improving workflow, this guide shows readers how to use Final Cut to tackle creative compositing with other applications.
Download or read book Close Reading New Media written by Jan van Van Looy and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Close Reading New Media is the first publication to apply the method of close analysis to new media.Since the early nineteen-nineties, electronic art and literature have continually gained importance in artistic and academic circles. Significant critical and theoretical attention has been paid to how new media allow the text to break traditional power relations and boundaries. The passive reader becomes an active participant choosing his own path and assembling not just his own interpretation of the text (level of the signified), but also his own text (level of the signifier). Texts no longer have a beginning or an ending, being a web of interlinked nodes. The decentered nature of electronic text empowers and invites the reader to take part in the literary process. Poststructuralist theorists predicted a total liberation of textual restrictions imposed by the medium of print. However, while these are culturally significant claims, little attention has been paid to their realization. The goal of this volume is twofold. Our aim is to shed light on how ideas and theories have been translated into concrete works, and we want to comment on the process of close reading and how it can be applied to electronic literature. While all contributions deal with particular works, their aim is always to provide insight into how electronic fiction and new media can be read.This book proposes close readings of work by Mark Amerika, Darren Aronofsky, M.D. Coverley, Raymond Federman, Shelley Jackson, Rick Pryll, Geoff Ryman and Stephanie Strickland.
Download or read book Bodies in Pain written by Tarja Laine and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2017-04 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The films of Darren Aronofsky invite emotional engagement by means of affective resonance between the film and the spectator’s lived body. Aronofsky’s films, which include a rich range of production from Requiem for a Dream to Black Swan, are often considered “cerebral” because they explore topics like mathematics, madness, hallucinations, obsessions, social anxiety, addiction, psychosis, schizophrenia, and neuroscience. Yet this interest in intelligence and mental processes is deeply embedded in the operations of the body, shared with the spectator by means of a distinctively corporeal audiovisual style. Bodies in Pain looks at how Aronofsky’s films engage the spectator in an affective form of viewing that involves all the senses, ultimately engendering a process of (self) reflection through their emotional dynamics.
Download or read book Dark Dreams 2.0 written by Charles Derry and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-10-29 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three varieties (psychological, demonic and apocalyptic) and demonstrates how horror cinema represents the popular expression of everyday fears while revealing the forces that influence American ideological and political values. Directors given a close reading include Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Haneke, Robert Aldrich, Mel Gibson and George A. Romero. Additional material discusses postmodern remakes, horror franchises and Asian millennial horror. This book also contains more than 950 frame grabs and a very extensive filmography.
Download or read book Requiem for a Dream written by Hubert Selby and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2011-12-13 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale of four people trapped by their addictions, the basis for the acclaimed Darren Aronofsky film, by the author of Last Exit to Brooklyn. Sara Goldfarb is devastated by the death of her husband. She spends her days watching game shows and obsessing over appearing on television as a contestant—and her prescription diet pills only accelerate her mania. Her son, Harry, is living in the streets with his friend Tyrone and girlfriend Marion, where they spend their days selling drugs and dreaming of escape. When their heroin supply dries up, all three descend into an abyss of dependence and despair, their lives, like Sara’s, doomed by the destructive power of drugs. Tragic and captivating, Requiem for a Dream is one of Selby’s most powerful works, and an indelible portrait of the ravages of addiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Download or read book Framing Drug Use written by J. Fitzgerald and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-06-29 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the forces that shape psychoactive drug use. The approach, informed by poststructuralist semiotics, culture, phenomenology and contemporary theories of affect, illuminates the connections between drugs, bodies, space, economy and crime.
|Author||: Jadranka Skorin-Kapov|
|Publisher||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
|Release Date||: 2015-11-19|
|Pages||: 192 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (13 download)|
Download or read book Darren Aronofsky’s Films and the Fragility of Hope written by Jadranka Skorin-Kapov and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2015-11-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope offers the first sustained analysis of the current oeuvre of the film director, screenwriter, and producer Darren Aronofsky. Including Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), The Wrestler (2008), Black Swan (2010), and Noah (2014), Aronofsky's filmography is discussed with respect to his style and the themes of his films, making astute connections with the work of other directors, other movies and works of art, and connecting his films with other disciplines such as math, philosophy, psychology, and art history. Jadranka Skorin-Kapov deploys her background in philosophy and math to analyze an American filmmaker with an individual voice, working on both independent productions and big-budget Hollywood films. Aronofsky is revealed to be a philosopher's director, considering the themes of life and death, addiction and obsession, sacrifice, and the fragility of hope. Skorin-Kapov discusses his ability to visually present challenging intersections between art and philosophy. Concluding with a transcript of a conversation between the author and Aronofsky himself, Darren Aronofsky's Films and the Fragility of Hope is a much-needed study on this American auteur.
Download or read book Requiem for a Dream written by Darren Aronofsky and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood written by Catalina Florina Florescu and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2013-10-29 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood seeks to reevaluate the concept of unconditional maternal love and the global emancipation of motherhood as recorded from 17th century onward and as analyzed in various genres: cinema, poetry, novel, drama, and mystery fiction series. By using unprecedented comparative critical approaches such as phenomenological, medical, feminist, and re-enchantment theories, and by analyzing works from literature, cinema, and visual arts, this collection attempts to reestablish and redefine a canonical concept with the intention to revitalize an otherwise taken-for-granted image and role.
|Author||: Wikipedia contributors|
|Publisher||: e-artnow sro|
|Pages||: 2028 pages|
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Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular English-language Film Directors written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 2028 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book X Saves the World written by Jeff Gordinier and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-03-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin Blog In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a state of collapse. Over the past twenty years, the so-called "slackers"have irrevocably changed countless elements of our culture-from the way we watch movies to the way we make sense of a cracked political process to the way the whole world does business.
|Author||: Kieran Donaghy|
|Publisher||: Edicions Universitat Barcelona|
|Release Date||: 2012-11|
|Pages||: 160 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (475 download)|
Download or read book Films in Health Sciences Education. Learning through moving images written by Kieran Donaghy and published by Edicions Universitat Barcelona. This book was released on 2012-11 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book US Public Memory, Rhetoric, and the National Mall written by Roger C. Aden and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how prominent sites across the National Mall remember US history, both individually and in concert with other sites throughout the Mall. Collectively, these sites reveal how the nation remembers itself and convey key elements of its collective nature.
Download or read book Drugs and Popular Culture written by Paul Manning and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The use of illegal drugs is so common that a number of commentators now refer to the 'normalisation' of drug consumption. It is surprising, then, that to date very little academic work has explored drug use as part of contemporary popular culture. This collection of readings will apply an innovatory, multi-disciplinary approach to this theme, combining some of the most recent research on 'the normalisation thesis' with fresh work on the relationship between drug use and popular culture. In drawing upon criminological, sociological and cultural studies approaches, this book will make an important contribution to the newly emerging field positioned at the intersection of these disciplines. The particular focus of the book is upon drug consumption as popular culture. It aims to provide an accessible collection of chapters and readings that will explore drug use in popular culture in a way that is relevant to undergraduates and postgraduates studying a variety of courses, including criminology, sociology, media studies, health care and social work.
|Author||: Kenneth R. Morefield|
|Publisher||: Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2015-02-05|
|Pages||: 190 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (438 download)|
Download or read book Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume III written by Kenneth R. Morefield and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume III continues the work presented in the first two volumes of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008 and 2011. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will provide readers with an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume III contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first two entries of the series, such as De Sica and Hitchcock, while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working, like Asghar Farhadi and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. While retaining an international emphasis similar to the first two volumes, it also includes a focused look at a few American auteurs not yet considered in the series. Volume III also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume III also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from varied disciplines. Framed by the question “What makes movies material?”, Volume III continues the series’ endeavour to have faith and spirituality provide a context for considering what makes cinema significant.
Download or read book Prophet of Discontent written by Jared A. Loggins and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2021-05-15 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is openly available in digital formats thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Many of today’s insurgent Black movements call for an end to racial capitalism. They take aim at policing and mass incarceration, the racial partitioning of workplaces and residential communities, the expropriation and underdevelopment of Black populations at home and abroad. Scholars and activists increasingly regard these practices as essential technologies of capital accumulation, evidence that capitalist societies past and present enshrine racial inequality as a matter of course. In Prophet of Discontent, Andrew J. Douglas and Jared A. Loggins invoke contemporary discourse on racial capitalism in a powerful reassessment of Martin Luther King Jr.’s thinking and legacy. Like today’s organizers, King was more than a dreamer. He knew that his call for a “radical revolution of values” was complicated by the production and circulation of value under capitalism. He knew that the movement to build the beloved community required sophisticated analyses of capitalist imperialism, state violence, and racial formations, as well as unflinching solidarity with the struggles of the Black working class. Shining new light on King’s largely implicit economic and political theories, and expanding appreciation of the Black radical tradition to which he belonged, Douglas and Loggins reconstruct, develop, and carry forward King’s strikingly prescient critique of capitalist society.