Beyond the Stars: Plot conventions in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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The study of the conventional dimensions of film, whether of characters, narrative device, material objects, locales, or thematic motifs, provides a means of examining the most fundamental cultural assumptions of American movie makers and movie audiences. Because plot conventions are, in themselves, indexes of cultural beliefs about the physical and social world and how they should function, scholarship that focuses on the birth, evolution, or obsolescence of individual plot conventions helps to reveal the interrelationship between the movement of popular film and changes in American society.

Beyond the Stars: Themes and ideologies in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727017

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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The essays in Beyond the Stars 5 examine a small but important sample of the conventional themes and ideologies treated in popular film. Among the topics covered are family, social class, gender roles, politics, warfare, hedonism, and the 1960s.

Beyond the Stars

Author: Paolo Saraceno

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814295531

Category: Science

Page: 388

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"The first part discusses the origins of everything, from the Big Bang to humankind. It follows the long course of evolution - from original matter to the formation of more complex structures, from the furthest galaxies to the nearest stars, from planets to organic molecules, from the first and most elementary forms of life through to the reptiles, the dinosaurs and the advent of man. The second part traces the history of the Earth and evaluates the risks of extinction in the future as predicted by scientists. Is the Earth the only habitable planet in the Universe? This question initiates the discussion on the importance of the Earth's position in the solar system and the significance of our geologically alive planet. The final part is dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial beings with identifiable life forms. It also describes attempts for searching, from the past to the near future." --Publisher's website.

Beyond the Stars

Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726232

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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The third of five volumes of new scholarship on American movie conventions. The 19 essays explore cinematic representations of such material items as food, weapons, clothing, tools, technology, and art and literature. Not illustrated. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Quest Beyond the Stars

Author: Edmond Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575133414

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Mercury is slowly dying. Each year its air grows thinner. Each month thousands of broken Mercurians are ordered to leave their planet. They have only one hope. Captain Future, the Solar System's most daring agent, has promised to restore their world - a next to impossible task. The solution lies beyond the stars...at the very core of the universe where no man has ventured before. There, in the shadow of doom, Captain Future meets the mightiest of all evil beings - creatures he may not live to describe...

Flight Beyond the Stars

Author: Jacqueline K. Kelsey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481753282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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FLIGHT BEYOND THE STARS What is it you want? We struggle to become successful, to achieve. We learn as children to "wish upon a star." Flight Beyond the Stars suggests new heights to dream of, to desire, and to achieve. In a competitive and specialized society Dr. Kelsey offers expanses and freedom. The author believes and shows how the tangible, the here and now, is the take-off platform, for knowing and creating the journey to the metaphysical realities which the soul craves: self-satisfaction, right relationships, fulfillment, and a sense of truth and beauty in existence. Seeing clearly what is in front of one, transports to the beyond. The book illustrates story of places and things to help the reader focus on their value. Objects become talismans to cherish and experiences become testaments of a genuinely appreciated life with all of its challenges. It is as if the balance of negative and positive create the space necessary to see clearly for the flight. Crossing the equator and yet coming home to a known, genuine self is the journey. In paperback: About the Author at end of book in both books. In the paper back, flaps info will follow About the Author.

What Lies Beyond the Stars

Author: Michael Goorjian

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401942687

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 1993


"Something in me knows of a life I was meant to live but for whatever reason, I have not . . . "Words that ring painfully true for Adam Sheppard, a San Francisco programmer who has spent the vast majority of his 30-something years lost in the dim glow of a computer screen. On the verge of a psychotic break, Adam begins to have a recurring dream of his early childhood and the hauntingly rustic town of Mendocino, California, where he grew up. Convinced he has left something behind there, something vital to his present sanity, Adam walks away from his current life to figure out what that is.One evening, out on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Adam has a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, only to later realize that she may be a long forgotten childhood friend. The coincidence of their reunion only deepens as Adam discovers that the woman has also returned to Mendocino due to a recurring dream, eerily similar to his own.Lost soulmates drawn together through time and space, or perhaps their meeting is only the beginning of a much deeper mystery. As Adam awakens to the possibility that his life could be destined for more than a bleak virtual wasteland, he soon finds himself a crucial pawn in a game that pits forces intent on enslaving the human spirit against those few quixotic souls who still search for meaning, beauty, and magic in the world.

Beyond the Stars: Locales in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725891

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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One of five volumes devoted to exploring some of the peripheral aspects of American films. Essays describe the depiction of such geographical and conceptual places as Arizona and the Arabic world, such public and ritual spaces as churches and western saloons, and such private arenas and commonplace spaces as the men's room and poolsides. Not illustrated. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Beyond the Stars: Stock characters in American popular film

Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 6328


The third of five volumes of new scholarship on American movie conventions. The 19 essays explore cinematic representations of such material items as food, weapons, clothing, tools, technology, and art and literature. Not illustrated. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.