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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Author: Walter Tevis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-05-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473213126
Rating: 4.3/5 (26 downloads)

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The remarkable novel upon which the stunning cult film was based. 'Beautiful ... The story of an extraterrestrial visitor from another planet is designed mainly to say something about life on this one' NEW YORK TIMES Thomas Jerome Newton is an extraterrestrial from the planet Anthea, which has been devastated by a series of nuclear wars, and whose inhabitants are twice as intelligent as human beings. When he lands on Earth - in Kentucky, disguised as a human - it's with the intention of saving his own people from extinction. Newton patents some very advanced Anthean technology, which he uses to amass a fortune. He begins to build a spaceship to help the last 300 Antheans migrate to Earth. Meanwhile, Nathan Bryce, a chemistry professor in Iowa, is intrigued by some of the new products Newton's company brings to the market, and already suspects Newton of being an alien. As Bryce and the FBI close in, Newton finds his own clarity and sense of purpose diminishing.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Author: Walter Tevis
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2014-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0795343027
Rating: 4.3/5 (27 downloads)

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The “beautiful” novel that inspired the Showtime series, from a Nebula Award finalist (The New York Times). The Man Who Fell to Earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer habitable. Newton lands in Kentucky and starts patenting Anthean technology—amassing the fortune he needs to build a spaceship that will bring the last three hundred Anthean survivors to Earth. But instead of the help he seeks, he finds only self-destruction, sinking into alcoholism and abandoning his spaceship, in this poignant story about the human condition—which has inspired both a film starring David Bowie and the new series starring Chiwetel Ejiofor—by the acclaimed author of Mockingbird. “Beautiful science fiction . . . The story of an extraterrestrial visitor from another planet is designed mainly to say something about life on this one.” —The New York Times “An utterly realistic novel about an alien human on Earth . . . Realistic enough to become a metaphor for something inside us all, some existential loneliness.” —Norman Spinrad, author of The Iron Dream “Those who know The Man Who Fell to Earth only from the film version are missing something. This is one of the finest science fiction novels of its period.” —J. R. Dunn, author of This Side of Judgment

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David Bowie in The Man who Fell to Earth

Author: Paul Duncan
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9783836562416
Rating: 4.6/5 (624 downloads)

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Annoncé comme une "expérience repoussant les limites de l'esprit", L'Homme qui venait d'ailleurs (The Man Who Fell to Earth) de Nicolas Roeg, sorti en 1976, a sidéré le monde du cinéma. Véritable coup de maître dans l'art de la science fiction, le film n'a pas seulement provoqué des hallucinations visuelles et proposé une exploration obsédante de la folie contemporaine, il a aussi permis à une légende du glam-rock, David Bowie, de faire ses débuts d'acteur, dans le rôle principal de l'extraterrestre paranoïaque Newton. Inspiré du roman de science-fiction L'Homme tombé du ciel (The Man Who Fell to Earth) signé Walter Tevis, L'Homme qui venait d'ailleurs suit le destin de Newton, un extraterrestre débarqué sur terre pour y trouver de l'eau : sa transformation en riche entrepreneur grâce aux technologies révolutionnaires de sa planète d'origine, son éveil à la sexualité avec la jeune Mary-Lou, puis la révélation de son identité d'extraterrestre, son emprisonnement, son abandon et son basculement vers l'alcoolisme. Dans tout le film, Roeg convainc par son séduisante casting, dont Bowie bien sûr, excellent dans son personnage de voyageur de l'espace décalé, mais aussi Candy Clark, Rip Torn et Buck Henry, interprètes parfaits dans leur rôle. Pour célébrer les 40 ans de ce film culte, Taschen sort son The Man Who Fell to Earth avec une profusion d'images extraites du film ou prises pendant le tournage par le photographe de plateau David James, y compris les nombreux clichés d'un Bowie jouant à plein sur son ambiguïté.

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The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

Author: Richard Crouse
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2003-08-26
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1554905400
Rating: 4.5/5 ( downloads)

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Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of televisions award-winning Reel to Real, details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood. Each movie is featured with a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Featured interviews include Bill Wyman on a little-known Rolling Stones documentary, schlockmeister Lloyd Kaufman on the history of the Toxic Avenger, reclusive writer and director Hampton Fancher on his film The Minus Man, and B-movie hero Bruce Campbell on playing Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes.

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The Altering Eye

Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2009
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1906924031
Rating: 4.4/5 (31 downloads)

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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Buñuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography.

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Rock Star/Movie Star

Author: Landon Palmer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-06-30
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0190888423
Rating: 4.8/5 (23 downloads)

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During the mid-1950s, when Hollywood found itself struggling to compete within an expanding entertainment media landscape, certain producers and studios saw an opportunity in making films that showcased performances by rock 'n' roll stars. Rock stars eventually found cinema to be a useful space to extend their creative practices, and the motion picture and recording industries increasingly saw cinematic rock stardom as a profitable means to connect multiple media properties. Indeed, casting rock stars for film provided a tool for bridging new relationships across media industries and practices. From Elvis Presley to Madonna, this book examines the casting rock stars in films. In so doing, Rock Star/Movie Star offers a new perspective on the role of stardom within the convergence of media industries. While hardly the first popular music culture to see its stars making the transition to screen, the timing of rock's emergence and its staying power within popular culture proved fortuitous for a motion picture business searching for its place in the face of continuous technological and cultural change. At the same time, a post-star-system film industry provided a welcoming context for rock stars who have valued authenticity, creative autonomy, and personal expression. This book uses illuminating archival resources to demonstrate how rock stars have often proven themselves to be prominent film workers exploring this terrain of platforms old and new - ideal media laborers whose power lies in the fact that they are rarely recognized as such. Combining star studies with media industry studies, this book proposes an integrated methodology for writing media history that combines the actions of individuals and the practices of industries. It demonstrates how stars have operated as both the gravitational center of media production as well as social actors who have taken on a decisive role in the purposes to which their images are used.

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The Future of an Illusion

Author: Constance Penley
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1989
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0816617724
Rating: 4.7/5 (24 downloads)

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The Future of an Illusion was first published in 1989. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The Future of an Illusion documents the pivotal role Constance Penley has played in the development of feminist film theory. Penley analyzes the primary movements that have shaped the field: the conjunction of feminism, film theory, and psychoanalysis, and the inherent debates surrounding the politics of women and representation. These debates center on the position of women in the classical Hollywood narrative, the construction of the spectator's desire in pornography and eroticism, and the implicitly male bias in psychoanalytically oriented film theory. Essential to anyone studying the sexual policies of representation, The Future of an Illusion ranges from avant-garde films to video, popular cinema, television, literature, and critical and cultural theory. Constance Penley is associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Rochester. A co-editor of the journal Camera Obscura,she is the editor of Feminism and Film Theory.

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Artifact Collective: an attempt to consciousness

Author: Nick Stokes
Publsiher: Nick Stokes
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2019-04-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1797045830
Rating: 4.5/5 (3 downloads)

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ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE is an attempt to create consciousness in a book. You begin. You are trapped in the dark under a great weight. You cannot move. His, her, their, our, your, and my consciousnesses take shape through speculation into your condition. Are you buried alive? Why? Are you alive? Are you accelerating through space in a you-shaped windowless vessel? What is your shape? Are you a flicker of light on the horizon of a black hole? Where is she? Has he lost all he loved? Speculation via thought becomes reality. Including historical, scientific, and found materials and images, ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE is a fictional and non-fictional exploration of quantum theory, cosmology, possible futures, intellectual property, interwoven presents, the commons, the individual and collective mind, and the self. ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE is a corpus. It is an artifact. ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 License (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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Terminal Identity

Author: Scott Bukatman
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780822313403
Rating: 4.2/5 (134 downloads)

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Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity--referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern--including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard--Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction--a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies--he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

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I’m Not a Film Star

Author: Ian Dixon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-07-14
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1501368672
Rating: 4.8/5 (72 downloads)

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The first collection dedicated to David Bowie's acting career shows that his film characterisations and performance styles shift and reform as decoratively as his musical personas. Though he was described as the most influential pop artis of the 20th century, whose work became synonymous with mask, mystery, sexual excess and ch-ch-ch-changing genres, Bowie also applied his genius to the craft of acting. Bowie's considerable filmography is systematically examined in 12 scholarly essays that include tributes to Bowie's performance craft in other media forms. Classic films such as The Prestige and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, cult hits Labyrinth and The Man Who Fell To Earth, as well as lesser-known roles in The Image, Christiane F. and Broadway hit The Elephant Man are viewed, not simply through the lens of Bowie's mega-stardom, but as the work of a serious actor with inimitable talent. This compelling analysis celebrates the risk-taking intelligence and bravura of David Bowie: actor, mime, mimic and icon.

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Magical Musical Tour

Author: Kevin J. Donnelly
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-10-22
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1628927143
Rating: 4.7/5 (43 downloads)

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Winner of the Southwest Popular and American Culture Association's 2016 Peter C. Rollins Book Award in the category of Film/Television The popular music industry has become completely interlinked with the film industry. The majority of mainstream films come with ready-attached songs that may or may not appear in the film but nevertheless will be used for publicity purposes and appear on a soundtrack album. In many cases, popular music in films has made for some of the most striking moments in films and the most dramatic aesthetic action in cinema, like Ben relaxing in the pool to Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence' in The Graduate (1967), and the potter's wheel sequence with the Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' in Ghost (1990). Yet, to date, there have only been patchy attempts to deal with popular music's relationship with film. Indeed, it is startling that there is so little written on subject that is so popular as a consumer item and thus has a significant cultural profile. Magical Musical Tour is the first sustained and focused survey to engage the intersection of the two on both an aesthetic and industrial level. The chapters are historically-inspired reviews, discussing many films and musicians, while others will be more concentrated and detailed case studies of single films. Including an accompanying website and a timeline giving a useful snapshot around which readers can orient the book, Kevin Donnelly explores the history of the intimate bond between film and music, from the upheaval that rock'n'roll caused in the mid-1950s to the more technical aspects regarding 'tracking' and 'scoring'.

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David Bowie and Romanticism

Author: James Rovira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2022-08-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 303097622X
Rating: 4.6/5 (2 downloads)

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David Bowie and Romanticism evaluates Bowie’s music, film, drama, and personae alongside eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poets, novelists, and artists. These chapters expand our understanding of both the literature studied as well as Bowie’s music, exploring the boundaries of reason and imagination, and of identity, gender, and genre. This collection uses the conceptual apparata and historical insights provided by the study of Romanticism to provide insight into identity formation, drawing from Romantic theories of self to understand Bowie’s oeuvre and periods of his career. The chapters discuss key themes in Bowie’s work and analyze what Bowie has to teach us about Romantic art and literature as well.

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David Bowie

Author: Eoin Devereux
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2015-03-24
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1317754492
Rating: 4.4/5 (92 downloads)

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David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowie’s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of ‘textualities’, ‘psychologies’, ‘orientalisms’, ‘art and agency’ and ‘performing and influencing’ in Bowie’s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.

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David Bowie and the Moving Image

Author: Katherine Reed
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2022-12-15
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1501371274
Rating: 4.1/5 (74 downloads)

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The central image of David Bowie's “Life on Mars?” could have been ripped from his own experience: a child sits “hooked to the silver screen,” reliving fantastical scenes played out on film. Throughout his life, Bowie was similarly transfixed by the power of film. From his first film role in The Image to his final music video before his death, “Lazarus,” Bowie's musical output has long been intrinsically linked to images. Analyzing Bowie's music videos, planned film projects, acting roles, and depictions in film, David Bowie and the Moving Image provides a comprehensive view of Bowie's work with film and informs our understanding of all areas of his work, from music to fashion to visual art. It enters the debate about Bowie's artistic legacy by addressing Bowie as musician, actor, and auteur.

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Trajectories of the Fantastic

Author: Michael A. Morrison
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1997
Genre: Arts, Modern
ISBN: 9780313296468
Rating: 4.3/5 (964 downloads)

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Presents a variety of approaches to the fantastic in rock music, cinema, and fiction.

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Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed

Author: Harlan Ellison
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2014-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1497604354
Rating: 4.4/5 (54 downloads)

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A collection of twenty thought-provoking essays from “one of the most brilliant, innovative, and eloquent writers on earth” (Publishers Weekly). Harlan Ellison—master essayist, gadfly, literary myth figure, and viewer of dark portent—has been, for the greater part of his life, a burr under the saddle of complacency. In this collection, his former assistant and confidante, Marty Clark, has culled from hundreds of rare and un-reprinted works to select twenty wide-ranging essays—nonfiction writings ranging from travelogue to media criticism, literary exploration to personal musing—that demonstrate why the monstre sacre of imaginative literature won the prestigious Silver Pen award from PEN International for his journalistic forays.

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Popular Music Heritage

Author: Andy Bennett
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2022-09-04
Genre: Music
ISBN: 3031082966
Rating: 4.2/5 (66 downloads)

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This book critically discusses the significance of popular music heritage as a means of remembering and re-presenting rock and pop artists, their music and their place in the culture of contemporary society. Since the mid-1990s, the contribution of popular music to the shaping of contemporary history and heritage has increasingly been acknowledged. In the same period, exhibitions of popular music related artefacts have become more commonplace in museums, and facilities dedicated to the celebration of popular music history and heritage, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have opened their doors. Popular music heritage has found other mediums of expression too. There is now a significant popular music heritage media, including books, magazines, films and television series. Fans collect and display their own mementos, while the live performances of tribute bands and classic albums fulfill an increasing desire for the live spectacle of popular music heritage. This book will be crucial reading for established scholars as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students studying popular music heritage.