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 : Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS Art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, STEVE LIEBER and JOSEF RUBINSTEIN Cover by STEVE LIEBER and JOSEF RUBINSTEIN Set between the chapters of the original ROAD TO PERDITION, this new edition of the PERDITION sequel collects three stories. In "Oasis," Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, forcing him to hide out in a small town. The story continues in "Sanctuary" as the O'Sullivans seek a hiding place from the bounty hunters on their trail. And in "Detour," Michael O'Sullivan heads for a showdown with a kingpin's heir whose history - and destiny - is entangled with his own. On sale AUGUST 3 - 296 pg, B&W, $14.99 US, 5.5" x 8" - Mature Readers
Description : Renegade mob hitman Michael O'Sullivan--the "Angel of Death"--and his older son Michael Jr. rob rural banks to strike back at the Capone gang in hopes of forcing them to surrender Connor Looney, the man responsible for killing the rest of the family.
Description : O'Sullivan and his son are still on the run from Al Capone after Michael Jr. is witness to a mob murder. This book concludes the saga from On the Road to Perdition Book One: Oasis and Book Two: Sanctuary.
Description : "The Figure of the Road" examines the metaphor of the road, way, or path in works of representative humanities disciplines (literature, religion, philosophy, visual art, popular culture) to show how writers and artists anticipated the dilemma known to contemporary deconstruction as the -aporia- or -pathless place.- This tradition exposes the solution advocated in Derrida's late thought - the search for the -tout autre- - as a negative theology and suppression of writing's freedom to allegorize these insoluble problems. "The Figure of the Road" concludes by tracing the bleak, Beckett-like implications of this freedom for curriculum and ethics in a world understood as wholly figural."
Description : The entire planet is overrun by the dead. Millions of people have fallen to the Perdition Virus. The humans who have outlasted this zombie plague have proven to be ruthless killers willing to do anything to survive this post-apocalyptic world. When a shadowy stranger is found watching her cabin, it raises the question, will this person prove to be the savior Abbigail Norrington and her band of survivors need? Or will they only make everything more complicated for Abby and those she promised to keep safe? Will Abby survive the struggle between her past and her future? Or will the tangled link between the enemies known and unknown unravel everything Abby has worked so hard to maintain? Perhaps more importantly, will the human race survive or will the road to perdition end with the undead inheriting the earth?
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.