The Jason Bourne Series 3 Book Bundle

The Jason Bourne Series 3 Book Bundle
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 2048
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN: 0345546067
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jason Bourne Series 3 Book Bundle Book Excerpt:

Millions of readers have followed this master of suspense into the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin haunted by the splintered nightmares of his former life—and the inspiration for a series of blockbuster films. Now, for the first time, all three of the gripping Bourne thrillers by Robert Ludlum are packaged together in one spellbinding eBook bundle: THE BOURNE IDENTITY “Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”—The New York Times Meet Jason Bourne. His memory is a blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. His real name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survival through a bizarre world of murderous conspirators, led by Carlos, the world’s most dangerous terrorist. Who is Jason Bourne? The answer may kill him. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY “Ludlum has never come up with a more head-spinning, spine-jolting, intricately mystifying, Armageddonish, in short Ludlumesque, thriller than this.”—Publishers Weekly Someone else has taken on the Bourne identity—a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage—an exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliances—all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past. This time there are two Bournes—and one must die. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM “Vintage Ludlum.”—The Plain Dealer At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by a telegram signed “Jason Bourne,” witness a bizarre killing. Only they know Bourne’s true identity. They understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne’s mortal enemy, Carlos. Now one man must do something he hoped never to do again: Assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: Use himself as bait to lure Carlos into a deadly trap—from which only one of them will escape.

Robert Ludlum s Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy

Robert Ludlum s Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy
Author: Eric Lustbader,Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Large Print Press
Total Pages: 844
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780786269891
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s Jason Bourne in The Bourne Legacy Book Excerpt:

Former CIA agent David Webb leads a quiet life as a university professor until he becomes a target of an assassin and is framed for the murders of two close friends, and as he fights for his life, he finds himself under the control of his alternate personality--Jason Bourne.

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1429906804
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Legacy Book Excerpt:

In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured and held the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own #1 bestselling novels - The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum - and they remain amongst Ludlum's most-read and most-loved books to this day. Now, for the first time ever, the Estate of Robert Ludlum has acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader to bring Jason Bourne back to life in a thrilling new novel. Jason Bourne is known and feared in the deadly world of covert-ops as one of the most highly skilled assassins for hire. Bourne, however, was merely an identity assumed by CIA agent David Webb, a personality implanted by the CIA to facilitate a dangerous operation, but one that threatened to subsume David Webb entirely. Years after the events of The Bourne Identity, Webb is no longer an active CIA agent and is now a professor of Eastern Studies at Georgetown University, living a quiet life, far from the dangers of his previous life. Until one day he finds himself the target of an assassin nearly as skilled as himself and is framed for the brutal murder of his two closest associates and friends. Fighting for his life against unseen assailants, as well as the full resources of the CIA who believe he has gone dangerously rogue, the Bourne identity asserts itself, leaving Jason Bourne in control. Now Bourne must use all his skills to stay alive as he battles against a determined assassin, the combined skills of the world's intelligence networks, and a shadowy figure in the background, skillfully manipulating events and people, in a far deadlier and more dangerous game than any of them realize.

The Self and Its Shadows

The Self and Its Shadows
Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN: 0199661782
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self and Its Shadows Book Excerpt:

Stephen Mulhall presents a series of multiply interrelated essays which explore the idea of selfhood as a matter of non-self-identity: for example, as becoming or self-overcoming, or as being doubled or divided. He draws on Nietzsche, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, but also on works of opera, cinema, and fiction.

Robert Ludlum s Bourne Collection ebook

Robert Ludlum s Bourne Collection  ebook
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 140913895X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s Bourne Collection ebook Book Excerpt:

The perfect weapon. The ultimate operative. His codename is Bourne. 'Watch your back 007. Bourne is out to get you' Sunday Times The perfect weapon. The ultimate operative. His codename is Bourne. 'Watch your back 007. Bourne is out to get you' Sunday Times Contains: THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE BOURNE LEGACY, THE BOURNE BETRAYAL, THE BOURNE SANCTION, THE BOURNE DECEPTION, THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE.

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Legacy

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Legacy
Author: Robert Ludlum,Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 1409121968
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Legacy Book Excerpt:

Jason Bourne is back! 'Olympic style, all-out espionage' Daily Express 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times Jason Bourne has gradually come to realise who and what he really is - a strange amalgam of a man named David Webb, and a deadly killer. Now David Webb is living a peaceful life as a university professor in the backwoods of America with his wife and children. But someone is reaching out to take him out of the game for ever. A deadly assassin is on his trail and his former handler has been brutally murdered already. It seems that David Webb must once again turn to Bourne to save his life and family.

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN: 1409121976
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Supremacy Book Excerpt:

Scrawled in a pool of blood is one name the world wanted to forget - Jason Bourne...The second, brilliant Bourne novel from worldwide bestselling author Robert Ludlum. 'A killer of a thriller' USA Today 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' Sunday Times Washington, Hong Kong and Peking - terror sweeps the globe. The Vice-Premier of the People's Republic has been brutally murdered by a legendary assassin, and everyone is asking the same fearful questions: why has Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is next on his death list? But US officials know the shocking truth: there is no Jason Bourne. There never was. But someone has resurrected the name, and if he is not stopped, the world will pay a devastating price. Jason Bourne must live again. He must utilise his murderous skills. But this time the will to survive is not enough. This time Bourne must reign supreme...

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Treachery

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Treachery
Author: Brian Freeman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 0525542671
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Treachery Book Excerpt:

The world’s most ruthlessly efficient assassin, Jason Bourne, is facing the one force he can’t defeat—his own past—in the latest thrilling entry in Robert Ludlum’s New York Times bestselling series. Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia with his partner and lover, a fiery Treadstone agent code-named Nova. Their job was to rescue a Russian double agent who’d been smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt. They failed. The Russian died at the hands of a shadowy assassin known only by the nickname Lennon. Now everything has changed for Bourne. Nova is gone, killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bourne is a lone operative, working in the shadows for Treadstone, when he’s called in for a new mission in London—to prevent another assassination masterminded by Lennon. But nothing about this mission is what it seems. As Bourne engages in a cat-and-mouse game with Lennon across the British countryside, he discovers that everything he thought he knew about the past was a lie. And with the body count rising, he comes to an inevitable conclusion: Some secrets should stay buried.

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Sanction

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Sanction
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN: 1409106136
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Sanction Book Excerpt:

'A new breed of spy - yes, he's highly trained and proficient at killing people, but he's still a normal guy' EMPIRE 'Olympic style, all-out espionage' DAILY EXPRESS University professor David Webb - forever caught between two identities - is still haunted by the splintered nightmares of his former life as Jason Bourne. Soon he finds himself embroiled in a CIA operation to hunt down a terrorist organisation, and is plunged into the deadliest and most tangled assignment of his double life. With his own side trying to take him down, all the while an assassin as brilliant and damaged as himself is getting closer by the minute...

Robert Ludlum sTM The Bourne Treachery

Robert Ludlum sTM The Bourne Treachery
Author: Brian Freeman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 1800243189
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum sTM The Bourne Treachery Book Excerpt:

The world's most ruthlessly efficient assassin, Jason Bourne, has carved a bloody swathe through all his opponents but now he's facing the one force he can't defeat – his own past – in the latest thrilling entry in Robert Ludlum's New York Times bestselling series. Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia with his partner and lover, a fiery Treadstone agent codenamed Nova. Their job was to rescue a Russian double agent, recently been smuggled out of St. Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt. They failed. Their charge died at the hands of a shadowy assassin. Now, three years later, everything has changed. Nova is gone, killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bourne is a lone operative working in the shadows for Treadstone. He's awaiting his next assignment when his handler bring him shocking news. The Estonian mission was a set up. The double agent is still alive, deep in hiding from the Russian State Intelligence Agency. In order to find her, Bourne will have to come face to face with the errors of his past - and the death of the woman he love. And with the body count rising. he comes to an invevitable conclusion: Some secrets should stay buried.

Robert Ludlum s TM The Bourne Retribution

Robert Ludlum s  TM  The Bourne Retribution
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 1455550973
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s TM The Bourne Retribution Book Excerpt:

Jason Bourne has been pursued by powerful governments--and escaped, hunted by the most skilled assassins in the world--and outsmarted them, and targeted by terrorists--and defeated their plans for global chaos, but now, Bourne wants only one thing: retribution. Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin needs Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda: Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka--one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about--murdered. Bourne is determined to avenge her death, but in the process he becomes enmeshed in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans, and Russians. Bourne's increasingly desperate search for Ouyang takes him from Tel Aviv to Shanghai, Mexico City, and, ultimately, a village on China's coast where a clever trap has been laid for him. Bourne finds himself pursued on all sides and unsure whom he can trust. As he moves closer to Ouyang, closer to avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN: 1409121984
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Ultimatum Book Excerpt:

A death at a funfair, and Bourne must face his nemesis...The third Jason Bourne novel from internationally bestselling author Robert Ludlum. 'The real titan of the genre is Robert Ludlum' GQ 'Watch your back 007 - Bourne is out to get you' - Sunday Times It all starts with a cat-and-mouse chase to the death in a Baltimore funfair: the Jackal, Bourne's age-old antagonist, is back and Bourne is forced from his idyllic retirement with his wife and children to confront his enemy. In Europe and America there are men and women whose lust for power is disguised by their positions and respectability. Their aim: to gain control at the highest level, to avenge, to destroy. Jason Bourne has been the assassin before: now he longs for peace with his family, but the threat of the Jackal puts in jeopardy all possibility of peace...

Robert Ludlum s TM The Bourne Ascendancy

Robert Ludlum s  TM  The Bourne Ascendancy
Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN: 1455577561
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum s TM The Bourne Ascendancy Book Excerpt:

Now, New York Times bestselling writer Eric Van Lustbader carries on Jason Bourne's story with a new novel about the rogue secret agent who has lost his memory . . . In this thrilling and absorbing new novel Jason Bourne is faced with an impossible mission. He has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar, shielding the minister from any assassination attempts. Suddenly, armed gunmen storm the room, killing everyone but Bourne. Their target, however, isn't the minister Bourne impersonates....it is Bourne himself. Kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, Bourne finds himself face-to-face with an infamous terrorist named El Ghadan ("Tomorrow"). El Ghadan holds as his captive Soraya Moore, former co-director of Treadstone, and a close friend to Bourne, along with her two year old daughter. Meanwhile, the President of the United States is in the midst of brokering a historic peace treaty between the Israelis and the Palestinians-an event that El Ghadan is desperate to prevent. He demands that Bourne carry out a special mission: kill the President. If Bourne refuses, Soraya and her daughter will die. Bourne must make a monstrous choice: save Soraya and her daughter, or save the President.

Politics Go to the Movies

Politics Go to the Movies
Author: Joel R. Campbell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2022-03-14
ISBN: 179363517X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Go to the Movies Book Excerpt:

This examination of film genres discusses how various films in five genres reflect or comment on political themes and ideas. The author uses constructivist and feminist political theory to examine the development of the political discourse in these films, and considers new ways to conceptualize the relationship between film or television and politics.

Noir Fiction and Film

Noir Fiction and Film
Author: Lee Clark Mitchell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2022-02-17
ISBN: 0192844768
Category: Detective and mystery films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Noir Fiction and Film Book Excerpt:

The argument of Noir Fiction and Film is curiously counterintuitive: that in a century of hard-boiled fiction and detective films, characteristics that at first seemed trivial swelled in importance, flourishing into crucial aspects of the genre. Among these are aimless descriptions of people and places irrelevant to plot, along with detectives consisting of little more than sparkling dialogue and flippant attitudes. What weaves together such features, however, seems to be a paradox: that a genre rooted in solving a mystery, structured around the gathering of clues, must do so by misdirecting our attention, even withholding information we think we need to generate the suspense we also desire. Yet successful noir stories and films enhance that suspense through passing diversions (descriptive details and eccentric perspectives) rather than depending on the center pieces of plot alone (suspected motives or incriminating traces). As the greatest practitioners of the genre have realized, the how of detective fiction (its stylistic detours) draws us in more insistently than the what or the who (its linear advance). And the achievement of recent film noir is to make that how become the tantalizing object of our entire attention, shorn of any pretense of reading for the plot, immersing us in the diversionary delight that has animated the genre from the beginning.

Drone Age Cinema

Drone Age Cinema
Author: Steen Ledet Christiansen
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN: 1786720760
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drone Age Cinema Book Excerpt:

At a time when technological advances are transforming cultures and supporting new automated military operations, action films engage the senses and, in doing so, allow viewers to embody combat roles. This book argues that through film the viewer adapts to an ecology of fear, one that reflects global panic at the near-constant threat of conflict and violence. Often overwhelming in its audiovisual assault, action cinema attempts to overpower our bodies with its own through force and intensity. In this book, Steen Ledet Christiansen identifies five aspects central to how action films produce such physical movements and responses through vectors, droning, kinetics, telesomatics and volatility and in so doing unveils new modes of perception that acclimatise us for warfare. Drawing on theories from film-philosophy and a consideration of the aesthetics and phenomenology of war, this is an innovative study of the evolving action movie and its role in the targeted address of battle. Chapters investigate new modes of cinematic experience through in-depth case studies of Iron Man, Avatar and the Jason Bourne trilogy, through to The Hurt Locker and Mad Max: Fury Road. "

Gender and Action Films

Gender and Action Films
Author: Steven Gerrard,Renée Middlemost
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2022-11-24
ISBN: 1801175144
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Action Films Book Excerpt:

Focusing on a less acknowledged period in Action Cinema history, Gender and Action Films prioritises female led action movies and champion a more meaningful interaction and representation between the Action genre and contemporary issues of race, sexuality, and gender.

Reading and Writing a Screenplay

Reading and Writing a Screenplay
Author: Isabelle Raynauld
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN: 1351068180
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading and Writing a Screenplay Book Excerpt:

Reading and Writing a Screenplay takes you on a journey through the many possible ways of writing, reading and imagining fiction and documentary projects for cinema, television and new media. It explores the critical role of a script as a document to be written and read with both future readers and the future film it will be giving life to in mind. The book explores the screenplay and the screenwriting process by approaching the film script in three different ways: how it is written, how it is read and how it can be rewritten. Combining contemporary screenwriting practices with historical and academic context, Isabelle Raynauld provides key analytical tools and reading strategies for conceptualizing and scripting projects based on the impact different writing styles can have on readers, with various examples ranging from early cinema to new media and new platforms throughout. This title offers an alternative, thought-provoking and inspiring approach to reading and writing a screenplay that is ideal for directors, producers, actors, students, aspiring screenwriters and readers interested in understanding how an effective screenplay is created.

The Technique of Film and Video Editing

The Technique of Film and Video Editing
Author: Ken Dancyger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2013-04-26
ISBN: 1136052828
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technique of Film and Video Editing Book Excerpt:

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.

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9 11

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9 11
Author: Terence McSweeney
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 147441382X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9 11 Book Excerpt:

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.