Description : Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a hit man for an Irish gang in the Depression-era Midwest. When his work crosses into his private life, leading to the death of his beloved wife and son, Sullivan and his surviving son set out on a journey of revenge and self-discovery. Road to Perdition also stars Oscar "RM" -winning screen legend Paul Newman (The Color of Money), Oscar "RM" nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), Daniel Craig (Elizabeth), Emmy "RM" and Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (Winchell, Conspiracy), newcomer Tyler Hoechlin, and young actor Liam Aiken (Stepmom). Academy Award "RM" -winner Richard D. Zanuck (Driving Miss Daisy), Dean Zanuck, and Sam Mendes produced Road to Perdition, with Joan Bradshaw (Cast Away) serving as executive producer. Sam Mendes directed the film from a screenplay by David Self (Thirteen Days), based on the serialized graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner.
Description : Following further tales from the book "Road to Perdition, award-winning author Max Allan Collins revisits the "Angel of Death" and his son. Michael O'Sullivan (and his young wheelman, Michael Jr.) loot the Kansas City mob's monthly payoff to local crooked politicos and upper-echelon cops. Meanwhile, Connor Looney--in Frank Nitti's protective custody--escapes from house arrest. The younger Looney, tired of being cooped up and a sitting duck, decides to take the O'Sullivan problem into his own hands. Nitti summons the Two Jacks to retrieve Connor Looney, before the homicidal hothead gets himself slaughtered by O'Sullivan...setting up a collison course between the Two Jacks and the O'Sullivans, over whether Connor is killed or returned to Nitti's care.
Description : The contributions in this volume focus on the ways in which silence and music relate, contemplate each other and provide new avenues for addressing and gaining understanding of various realms of human endeavour. The book maps out this little-explored aspect of the sonic arena with the intention of defining the breadth of scope and to introduce interdisciplinary paths of exploration as a way forward for future discourse. The contributions reveal that unexpected concepts and ways of thinking emerge from looking at sound in relation to its antithesis, encompassing not just Western art traditions, but the relationship between music, silence, the human psyche and sociological trends - ultimately, providing deeper understanding of the elemental places both music and silence hold within world philosophies and fundamental states of being.
Description : Maps pinpoint diners' locations and trace routes for scenic drives Comprehensive listings of diners with addresses, phone numbers, and brief descriptions Diner styles and manufacturers Every diner is unique, from its design to its menu, but Randy Garbin knows the heart of a diner is the people who bring it to life day after day. Here he takes readers on a lively trip across the 6 states of New England and offers a sampling of the diners that operate there, focusing on the personalities and communities--and, of course, the cuisine--that make each diner special. Garbin shows that these roadside havens of good food and good people are alive and well.
Description : Is the utopian project dead? Is it possible to imagine a utopian society or a utopian world in the aftermath of the collapse of ideologies? This book contains eighteen essays which are the result of the 7th International Conference of Utopian Studies held in Spain in 2006, either debating the subject, or suggesting alternative readings to some of the theoretical ideas raised within utopian studies. This volume focuses on the importance of narratives in utopian literature. They define the world we live in and the world we wish to live in. Through narratives of confession, and indeed through silence itself, the unconscious emerges and desire is articulated. The articles in this volume question and challenge the power of the word, the stability of meaning, and the relationship between thought and action in the construction of utopia and dystopia. They also point to the various literary frameworks of utopian and dystopian narratives, thus connecting stories from the past, present and future of both real and imaginary and communities.
Description : Chicago, September 1964. Beatlemania sweeps the nation, the Vietnam War looms, and the Warren Commission prepares to blame a "lone-nut" assassin for the killing of President John F. Kennedy. But as the post-Camelot era begins, a suspicious outbreak of suicides, accidental deaths, and outright murders decimates assassination witnesses. When Nathan Heller and his son are nearly run down on a city street, the private detective wonders if he himself might be a loose end. . . . Soon a faked suicide linked to President Johnson's corrupt cronies takes Heller to Texas, where celebrity columnist Flo Kilgore implores him to explore that growing list of dead witnesses. With the blessing of Bobby Kennedy—former US attorney general, now running for Senator from New York—Heller and Flo investigate the increasing wave of violence that seems to emanate from the notorious Mac Wallace, rumored to be LBJ's personal hatchet man. Fifty years after JFK's tragic death, Collins's rigorous research for Ask Not raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : Film reviews from the pages of The Advocate by Alan F. Farrell. By special arrangement with the author, third and expanded edition. This is a collection of reviews written as durable and significant essays, not as newspaper fillers. They are artful and re-readable, funny and highly memorable social-cultural commentary, not plot-description and pro-Studio puff-pieces. Nominated for the 2006 Library of Virginia Literary Awards in Nonfiction
Description : FOLLOW THE LEADER is the definitive book for Believers on how to be led by the Holy Spirit in the broad context of their Christian commitment. Divine leading is always in the context of divine order and ignorance of the Leadership that God expects you to follow at a particular time may mean the difference between safety and harm. This book blocks all the loopholes in your attempt to be led by God and answers numerous thorny questions including “can I have a personal retreat when my church is having a worship service?” “What if my pastor’s advice is not what I perceive in my spirit?” “What are the 4 questions for accuracy in life”