T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN: 1407019902
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T2 Trainspotting Book Excerpt:

Now a major film directed by Danny Boyle reuniting the cast of Trainspotting Years on from Trainspotting Sick Boy is back in Edinburgh after a long spell in London. Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity which to him represents one last throw of the dice. However, to realise his ambitions within the Adult industries, Sick Boy must team up with old pal and fellow exile Mark Renton. Still scheming, still scamming, Sick Boy and Renton soon find out that they have unresolved issues to address concerning the unhinged Begbie, the troubled, drug-addled Spud, but, most of all, with each other. T2 Trainspotting was previously published as Porno.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
Author: John Hodge
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-01-27
ISBN: 0571338372
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T2 Trainspotting Book Excerpt:

First there is an opportunity, then there is a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him, of course: Spud, Sick Boy, and Frank Begbie. But they are not alone. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Mark Renton returns, to the chaos of life and death.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Films Based on British Novels

Focus On  100 Most Popular Films Based on British Novels
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1349
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Comedy drama Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Comedy drama Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1274
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intercultural Screen Adaptation

Intercultural Screen Adaptation
Author: Michael Stewart
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN: 1474452051
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Screen Adaptation Book Excerpt:

Intercultural Screen Adaptation offers a wide-ranging examination of how film and television adaptations (and non-adaptations) interact with the cultural, social and political environments of their national, transnational and post-national contexts. With screen adaptations examined from across Britain, Europe, South America and Asia, this book tests how examining the processes of adaptation across and within national frameworks challenges traditional debates around the concept of nation in film, media and cultural studies. With case studies of films such as Under the Skin (2013) and T2: Trainspotting (2017), as well as TV adaptations like War and Peace (2016) and Narcos (2015 - 2017), Intercultural Screen Adaptation offers readers an invigorating look at adaptations from a variety of critical perspectives, incorporating the uses of landscape, nostalgia and translation.

Trainspotting

Trainspotting
Author: Murray Smith
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-10-21
ISBN: 1839022175
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trainspotting Book Excerpt:

In 1996 Trainspotting was the biggest thing in British culture. Brilliantly and aggressively marketed, it crossed into the mainstream despite being a black comedy set against the backdrop of heroin addiction in Edinburgh. Produced by Andrew Macdonald, scripted by John Hodge and directed by Danny Boyle, the team behind Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting was an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's barbed novel of the same title. The film is crucial for understanding British culture in the context of devolution and the rise of 'Cool Britannia'. Murray Smith unpicks the processes that led to Trainspotting's enormous success. He isolates various factors – the film's eclectic soundtrack, its depiction of Scottish identity, its attitude to deprivation, drugs and violence, its traffic with American cultural forms, its synthesis of realist and fantastic elements, and its complicated relationship to 'heritage' – that make Trainspotting such a vivid document of its time. Although it heralded a false dawn for British film-making,Trainspotting is, Smith concludes, both authentically vernacular and yet transnational in its influences and ambitions. In his afterword to this new edition, Murray Smith reflects on the original film 25 years after its release, and its 2017 sequel T2: Trainspotting also directed by Boyle. Smith also considers Danny Boyle's subsequent directorial career, with highlights including Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema
Author: Gábor Gergely,Susan Hayward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN: 1000512290
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to European Cinema Book Excerpt:

Presenting new and diverse scholarship, this wide-ranging collection of 43 original chapters asks what European cinema tells us about Europe. The book engages with European cinema that attends to questions of European colonial, racialized and gendered power; seeks to decentre Europe itself (not merely its putative centres); and interrogate Europe’s various conceptualizations from a variety of viewpoints. It explores the broad, complex and heterogeneous community/ies produced in and by European films, taking in Kurdish, Hollywood and Singapore cinema as comfortably as the cinema of Poland, Spanish colonial films or the European gangster genre. Chapters cover numerous topics, including individual films, film movements, filmmakers, stars, scholarship, representations and identities, audiences, production practices, genres and more, all analysed in their context(s) so as to construct an image of Europe as it emerges from Europe’s film corpus. The Companion opens the study of European cinema to a broad readership and is ideal for students and scholars in film, European studies, queer studies and cultural studies, as well as historians with an interest in audio-visual culture, nationalism and transnationalism, and those working in language-based area studies.

Britpop Cinema

Britpop Cinema
Author: Matt Glasby
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1789380359
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britpop Cinema Book Excerpt:

The Britpop movement of the mid-1990s defined a generation, and the films were just as exciting as the music. Beginning with Shallow Grave, hitting its stride with Trainspotting, and going global with The Full Monty, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Human Traffic, Sexy Beast, Shaun of the Dead and This Is England, Britpop cinema pushed boundaries, paid Hollywood no heed and placed the United Kingdom all too briefly at the centre of the movie universe. Featuring exclusive interviews with key players such as Simon Pegg, Irvine Welsh, Michael Winterbottom and Edgar Wright, Britpop Cinema combines eyewitness accounts, close analysis and social history to celebrate a golden age for UK film.

The Development of Popular Music Function in Film

The Development of Popular Music Function in Film
Author: Anthony Hogg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN: 3030214583
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of Popular Music Function in Film Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique examination of the development of popular music function in film. It assesses the contribution of popular music to the interpretation of the most significant films, covering the period from rock ‘n’ roll’s initial introduction at the opening of Blackboard Jungle, to the backlash against disco, which followed soon after the release of Saturday Night Fever. By dividing this period into five phases—The Classical American Musical Phase, The British Invasion Phase, The New Hollywood Alienation Phase, The Disco Phase and The Post-Disco Conservative Phase—the book pinpoints key moments at which individual developments occurred and lays out a path of expansion in popular music function. Each chapter offers close analyses of this period’s most innovative films; examines the cultural, historical, technical and industrial factors peculiar to each phase and considers the influence of these upon the specific timing of functional advances.

Post Crisis European Cinema

Post Crisis European Cinema
Author: György Kalmár
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 303045035X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Crisis European Cinema Book Excerpt:

This book explores the cinematic representations of the pervasive socio-cultural change that the 21st century brought to Europe and the world. Discussing films such as I, Daniel Blake, Cold War and Jupiter’s Moon, it puts distinctively “post-crisis”, gendered representations in a complex, theoretically informed and socially committed interdisciplinary perspective that maps the newly emerging formations of masculinity at a time of rapid socio-economic transition. Kalmar argues that the series of crises that started with the 9/11 terrorist attacks changed some of our fundamental expectations about history, debunked many of our grand narratives, and thus changed the cultural logic of our (thoroughly globalized) civilization. The book focuses on the ways cinema reflects, interprets and shapes a rapidly changing world: the hot issues of the times, the new formations of identity, and the shifts in cinematic representation. This is an interdisciplinary research that is equally interested in what new the 21st century brought about, most specifically to Europe and to its white men, as in film and its responses to these socio-cultural changes.

Making Time

Making Time
Author: Carolin Gebauer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2021-04-19
ISBN: 3110708191
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Time Book Excerpt:

Responding to the current surge in present-tense novels, Making Time is an innovative contribution to narratological research on present-tense usage in narrative fiction. Breaking with the tradition of conceptualizing the present tense purely as a deictic category denoting synchronicity between a narrative event and its presentation, the study redefines present-tense narration as a fully-fledged narrative strategy whose functional potential far exceeds temporal relations between story and discourse. The first part of the volume presents numerous analytical categories that systematically describe the formal, structural, functional, and syntactic dimensions of present-tense usage in narrative fiction. These categories are then deployed to investigate the uses and functions of present-tense narration in selected twenty-first century novels, including Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Ian McEwan’s Nutshell, and Irvine Welsh’s Skagboys. The seven case studies serve to illustrate the ubiquity of present-tense narration in contemporary fiction, ranging from the historical novel to the thriller, and to investigate the various ways in which the present tense contributes to narrative worldmaking.

Scotland

Scotland
Author: Jenny McKelvie,Robin McKelvie
Publsiher: Edizioni WhiteStar
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2022-09-13T00:00:00+02:00
ISBN: 8854419303
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scotland Book Excerpt:

Inspiring photography, insider tips, cultural interpretation, and expert advice are hallmarks of these bestselling travel guides, ensuring a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. A tour of Scotland in the company of the experts, enjoying the gastronomic delights of the Highlands, climbing the slopes of Ben Nevis--the highest mountain in the British Isles--discovering the islands, and driving along the North Coast 500, one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. A guide to the history and culture of this fascinating country, with detailed information for strolls through the city streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow and walking routes through the highlands. There are descriptions of the traditional whisky distilleries and the many activities to be enjoyed in this magnificent country. Walking tours and outings by car, maps with descriptions of the places to visit, from the glorious Royal Mile of Edinburgh to the fishing villages of Fife. Excursions off the beaten track, like the walk along the breath-taking cliffs on the island of Skye and trekking to the peak of Ben Macdui.

Cognition Emotion and Aesthetics in Contemporary Serial Television

Cognition  Emotion  and Aesthetics in Contemporary Serial Television
Author: Ted Nannicelli,Héctor J. Pérez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1000478815
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognition Emotion and Aesthetics in Contemporary Serial Television Book Excerpt:

This book posits an interconnection between the ways in which contemporary television serials cue cognitive operations, solicit emotional responses, and elicit aesthetic appreciation. The chapters explore a number of questions including: How do the particularities of form and style in contemporary serial television engage us cognitively, emotionally, and aesthetically? How do they foster cognitive and emotional effects such as feeling suspense, anticipation, surprise, satisfaction, and disappointment? Why and how do we value some serials while disliking others? What is it about the particularities of serial television form and style, in conjunction with our common cognitive, emotional, and aesthetic capacities, that accounts for serial television’s cognitive, socio-political, and aesthetic value, and its current ubiquity in popular culture? This book will appeal to postgraduates and scholars working in television studies as well as film studies, cognitive media theory, media psychology, and the philosophy of art.

La Citt Altra Storia E Immagine Della Diversit Urbana Luoghi E Paesaggi Dei Privilegi E Del Benessere Dell isolamento Del Disagio Della Multiculturalit Ediz Italiana E Inglese

La Citt   Altra  Storia E Immagine Della Diversit   Urbana  Luoghi E Paesaggi Dei Privilegi E Del Benessere  Dell isolamento  Del Disagio  Della Multiculturalit    Ediz  Italiana E Inglese
Author: Francesca Capano,Maria Ines Pascariello,Massimo Visone
Publsiher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Total Pages: 2098
Release: 2018-10
ISBN: 8899930031
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Citt Altra Storia E Immagine Della Diversit Urbana Luoghi E Paesaggi Dei Privilegi E Del Benessere Dell isolamento Del Disagio Della Multiculturalit Ediz Italiana E Inglese Book Excerpt:

This volume proposes a rich corpus of papers about the 'Other City', a subject only few times dealt with, but worthy of all our attention: it imposes itself on the scene of international modern and contemporary historiography for its undeniable topicality. Throughout history, the city has always had to deal with social 'otherness', i.e. with class privileges and, consequently, with discrimination and marginalization of minorities, of the less well-off, of foreigners, in short, with the differences in status, culture, religion. So that the urban fabric has ended up structuring itself also in function of those inequalities, as well as of the strategic places for the exercise of power, of the political, military or social control, of the spaces for imprisonment, for the sanitary isolation or for the 'temporary' remedy to the catastrophes. From the first portraits of cities, made and diffused at the beginning of the fifteenth century for political exaltation purposes or for religious propaganda and for devotional purposes, which often, through increasingly refined graphic techniques, distort or even deny the true urban image, we reach, at the dawn of contemporary history, the new meaning given by scientific topography and new methods of representation; these latter aimed at revealing the structure and the urban landscape in their objectivity, often unexpected for who had known the city through the filter of 'regime' iconography. The representation of the urban image still shows the contradictions of a community that sometimes includes and even exalts the diversities, other times rejects them, showing the unease of a difficult integration.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2019

Obituaries in the Performing Arts  2019
Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2020-11-06
ISBN: 1476679789
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2019 Book Excerpt:

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2019, including television icon Doris Day, iconic novelist Toni Morrison, groundbreaking director John Singleton, Broadway starlet Carol Channing and lovable Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2019 are included in this edition. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.

A Nation Changed

A Nation Changed
Author: Gerry Hassan,Simon Barrow
Publsiher: Luath Press Ltd
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 191032499X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Nation Changed Book Excerpt:

A Nation Changed? Provides the first detailed and wide-ranging analysis of the SNP in office. It looks at how Scotland has changed and not changed during that time, and the challenges that lie ahead. The book examines the SNP's record, its role as a government and as a party, detailed policy issues such as education and health, the Brexit conundrum and independence. Offering insights and suggestions for further action and reform, A Nation Changed? brings together an unparalleled range of knowledgeable and expert voices all of whom care deeply about Scotland, public policy, the state of democracy, and the future of our nation. Irrespective of your political views or allegiance, this groundbreaking study offers fresh thinking, food for thought and ideas for debate concerning the changing terrain of Scottish politics.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American 3D Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American 3D Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2544
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2373
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Engaging Characters

Engaging Characters
Author: Murray Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0198871074
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Characters Book Excerpt:

Characters - those fictional agents populating the fictional worlds we spend so much time absorbed in - are ubiquitous in our lives. We track their fortunes, judge their actions, and respond to them with anger, amusement, and affection - indeed the whole palette of human emotions. Powerfully drawn characters transcend their stories, entering into our imaginations and deliberations about the actual world, acting as analogies and points of reference. And yet there has been remarkably little sustained and systematic reflection on these creatures that absorb so much of our attention and emotional lives. In Engaging Characters, Murray Smith sets out a comprehensive analysis of character, exploring the role of characters in our experience of narrative and fiction. Smith's analysis focuses on film, and also illuminates character in literature, opera, song, cartoons, new and social media. At the heart of this account is an explanation of the capacity of characters to move us. Teasing out the various dimensions of character, Smith explores the means by which films draw us close to characters, or hold us at a distance from them, and how our beliefs and attitudes are formed and sometimes reformed by these encounters. Integrating these arguments with research on emotion in philosophy, psychology, evolutionary theory, and anthropology, Engaging Characters advances an account of the nature of fictional characters and their functions in fiction, imagination, and human experience. In this revised, twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Engaging Characters, Smith refines and extends the arguments of the first edition, with a substantial new introduction reviewing the debates on emotion, empathy, and film spectatorship that the book has inspired.

Railway Discourse

Railway Discourse
Author: Esterino Adami
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN: 1527525554
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Railway Discourse Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the train trope in a variety of cultural, literary and linguistic contexts, from contemporary crime fiction and dystopian graphic narratives to postcolonial railway travelogues, by employing a range of methods and frameworks. Situated within the “Discourse, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics” collection, the book critically engages with significant areas such as discourse and narrative structure. Interpreting the railway as a powerful cultural and imaginary site in the English-speaking world that traverses a range of creative domains, this study explores the ways in which the train and its structures, symbols and metaphors are textually rendered and the type of stylistic effects they generate in readers. It introduces, frames and discusses the idea of railway discourse and focuses on specific case studies (The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, the graphic novel Snowpiercer and Monisha Rajesh’s Around India in 80 Trains). In particular, it considers how a compartment window can constrain, and shape, the point of view of a narrator, the way in which science fiction trains are conceptually imagined, and the intercultural implications of rail travel writing in India today. To analyse the role and meaning of the railway in these texts, and compare them with others, this work adopts and adapts analytical tools and critical concepts from the integration of different fields, such as stylistics and linguistics, postcolonial criticism and literary studies.