Natural Born Killers

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802134486

Category: Drama

Page: 119

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This original screenplay offers fans and film buffs the opportunity to compare Tarantino's original vision with Oliver Stone's version of the story of Mickey and Mallory, outlaw lovers on the run.

Born Killers

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1857826485

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

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It's an age-old question: is it nature or nurture? Can there really be a 'demon seed' that causes serial killers to act the way they do? Or is it an unfortunate combination of influences and events during their formative years that has turned them into such monsters? But no matter how many people they have killed, no matter how many lives they have ruined and whatever the nature of their sickening crimes, serial killers are still human. Analysing the early years of the lives of men like Jeffrey Dahmer, who abused and killed 17 young men, offers a fascinating insight into the effects of a dysfunctional or abusive childhood. Criminologists Christopher Berry-Dee and Steven Morris have spoken and corresponded with killers all over the world in a quest to discover what made them the way they are. For the first time, the inner workings of the minds of the most destructive individuals on the planet are revealed in shocking detail. Born Killers shows, through a sophisticated system of psychological profiling, how the potential serial killer develops. Read it and you too may be able to spot the signs...


Author: Michael W. Eysenck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781841693613

Category: Psychology

Page: 984

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Unlike typical American texts, this book provides an international approach to introductory psychology, providing comprehensive and lively coverage of current research from a global perspective, including the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Holland, Australia and Canada, as well as the USA.

The Technique of Film and Video Editing

Author: Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136052828

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 509

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The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as "Farenheit 9/11" and "The Fog of War" as examples.

Postmodern Music/postmodern Thought

Author: Judith Irene Lochhead,Joseph Henry Auner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815338192

Category: Music

Page: 392

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These essays on postmodernism and music include topics such as the importance of technology and marketing in postmodern music, the appropriation and reworking of Western music by non-Western bands, and issues of music and race...

Hollywood Hype and Audiences

Author: Thomas Austin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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This book traces the circulation in Britain of three Hollywood films--Basic Instinct, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Natural Born Killers --from marketing and critical reception to consumption in cinemas and on video. It draws on economic discursive contexts and original audience research to trace how meanings, pleasures, and uses are derived from popular film. A significant intervention into methodological debates in film studies and a timely investigation of film culture, it focuses on key questions about genre, taste, sexual pleasure and screen violence.

Desperately Seeking Ethics

Author: Howard Good

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0585471479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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Not just another media ethics book, this engaging and unconventional text breaks away from the usual practice of presenting the ethical theories of well-known philosophers in watered-down form. Instead, the contributors select a poem, movie, song, speech, or other cultural document, analyze it for implied or explicit ethical lessons, and then apply the lessons to a specific case that involved controversial media conduct.

Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media

Author: Barry Keith Grant,Martin Rubin,Annalee Newitz,Simpson, Philip L.

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

View: 9825

This anthology examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape.