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...

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN: 0307813800
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Ultimatum Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed “Jason Bourne.” Only they know Bourne’s true identity and understand that the telegrams are really a message from Bourne’s mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world’s deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know what the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne. Now David Webb, professor of Oriental studies, husband, and father, must do what he hoped never to do again—assume the terrible identity of Jason Bourne. His plan is simple: to infiltrate the politically and economically omnipotent Medusan group and use himself as bait to lure the cunning Jackal into a deadly trap—a trap from which only one of them will escape.

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Phoenix
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781409117711
Category: Assassins
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Ultimatum Book Excerpt:

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...

Das Bourne Ultimatum

Das Bourne Ultimatum
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN: 9783453438606
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drunk on Capitalism An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy Art and Science

Drunk on Capitalism  An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy  Art and Science
Author: Robrecht Vanderbeeken,Frederik Le Roy,Christel Stalpaert,Diederik AERTS
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN: 9789400720824
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drunk on Capitalism An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy Art and Science Book Excerpt:

The book presents an interdisciplinary collection of analyses that discuss the impact of market economy on our culture in the post-Berlin Wall era. It contains two parts. The first focuses on the commercialisation of science and education. The second elaborates on the multiple and diverse relation between art and capital.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2010

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2010
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2009-11-09
ISBN: 0740792180
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2010 Book Excerpt:

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 is the ultimate source for movies, movie reviews, and much more. For nearly 25 years, Roger Ebert's annual collection has been recognized as the preeminent source for full-length critical movie reviews, and his 2010 yearbook does not disappoint. The yearbook includes every review Ebert has written from January 2007 to July 2009. It also includes interviews, essays, tributes, and all-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. Fans get a bonus feature, too, with new entries to Ebert's Little Movie Glossary. This is the must-have go-to guide for movie fanatics.

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum
Author: Andy Hopkins,Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9781408263952
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Ultimatum Book Excerpt:

"Carlos the Jackal is back! He is getting older and he wants the blood of his enemy, Jason Bourne, while he still has his assassin's skills. Bourne has no choice. To protect his family and himself, he must leave his quiet academic life and hunt the hunter. Will this be a battle to the death?"--Cover.

The Covert Sphere

The Covert Sphere
Author: Timothy Melley
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN: 0801465915
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Covert Sphere Book Excerpt:

In December 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four-a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series 24. According to an embassy spokesperson, Eagle Four was part of a strategy aimed at transforming public suspicion of security forces into something like awed respect. Why would a wartime government spend valuable resources on a melodrama of covert operations? The answer, according to Timothy Melley, is not simply that fiction has real political effects but that, since the Cold War, fiction has become integral to the growth of national security as a concept and a transformation of democracy. In The Covert Sphere, Melley links this cultural shift to the birth of the national security state in 1947. As the United States developed a vast infrastructure of clandestine organizations, it shielded policy from the public sphere and gave rise to a new cultural imaginary, "the covert sphere." One of the surprising consequences of state secrecy is that citizens must rely substantially on fiction to "know," or imagine, their nation's foreign policy. The potent combination of institutional secrecy and public fascination with the secret work of the state was instrumental in fostering the culture of suspicion and uncertainty that has plagued American society ever since-and, Melley argues, that would eventually find its fullest expression in postmodernism. The Covert Sphere traces these consequences from the Korean War through the War on Terror, examining how a regime of psychological operations and covert action has made the conflation of reality and fiction a central feature of both U.S. foreign policy and American culture. Melley interweaves Cold War history with political theory and original readings of films, television dramas, and popular entertainments-from The Manchurian Candidate through 24-as well as influential writing by Margaret Atwood, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, E. L. Doctorow, Michael Herr, Denis Johnson, Norman Mailer, Tim O'Brien, and many others.

On Film

On Film
Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1317633644
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Film Book Excerpt:

The first edition of Stephen Mulhall's acclaimed On Film was a study of the four Alien films, and made the highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophise. In its second edition, On Film increased its breadth and vision considerably to encompass films such as the Mission: Impossible series and Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. In this significantly expanded third edition Stephen Mulhall adds new chapters on the Jason Bourne films, the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, JJ Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Ridley Scott's Prometheus (in which he returns to the Alien universe he created). In so doing, Mulhall reappraises in fascinating ways the central issues taken up in earlier editions of On Film: the genres of science fiction and thriller, the impact of digital as opposed to photographic modes of technology on the nature of cinema as a medium (and its relation to television), and the fate of sequeldom in mainstream contemporary cinema (with its emphasis on remakes, reboots and multi-media superhero franchises). On Film, third edition is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film theory and cultural studies, and in the way philosophy can enrich our understanding of cinema.

Popular Culture

Popular Culture
Author: Kevin Alan Richards
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1257893041
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema
Author: John Orr
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 0748642307
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema Book Excerpt:

In a fresh and invigorating look at British cinema that considers film as an art form among other arts, John Orr takes a critical look at the intriguing relationship between romanticism and modernism that has been much neglected in the study of UK cinema and downplayed in the development of Western cinema. Encompassing a broad selection of films, film-makers and debates, this book brings a fresh perspective to how scholars might understand and interrogate the major traditions that have shaped British cinema history.Covering the period between 1929 and the present, this book examines outstanding directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Carol Reed, Nicholas Roeg, Terence Davies and Bill Douglas, and articulates two genres vital to British cinema - the fugitive film and the trauma film - which bridge the gap between romantic and modern forms. Two detailed chapters also assess the powerful impact of major expatriate directors like Losey, Antonioni, Polanski, Kubrick and Skolimowski on modernism in the 1960s and 1970s. Detailed critical readings explore Blackmail, The Lady Vanishes, Black Narcissus, Odd Man Out, The Passionate Friends, The Innocents, Lawrence of Arabia, The Servant, Blow-Up, A Clockwork Orange, Don't Look Now, The Wicker Man, Moonlighting, the Bill Douglas trilogy and The Long Day Closes. The book concludes with an analysis of the persistence of romantic and modernist forms in the 21st century in two recent prize-winning features, Control and Hunger.

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Pop Culture Places  An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture  3 volumes
Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1041
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 0313398836
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

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.

The Self and its Shadows

The Self and its Shadows
Author: Stephen Mulhall
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN: 0191637939
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Self and its Shadows Book Excerpt:

Stephen Mulhall presents a series of multiply interrelated essays which together make up an original study of selfhood (subjectivity or personal identity). He explores a variety of articulations (in philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the arts) of the idea that selfhood is best conceived as a matter of non-self-identity—for example, as becoming or self-overcoming, or as being what one is not and not being what one is, or as being doubled or divided. Philosophically, a sustained reading of the work of Nietzsche and Sartre is central to this project, although Wittgenstein is also fundamental to its concerns; Mulhall therefore draws extensively on texts usually associated with 'Continental' philosophical traditions, primarily in order to test the feasibility of a non-elitist form of moral perfectionism. Within the arts, several essays examine various films whose themes intersect with those of the philosophers under study (including Hollywood melodramas, recent spy movies such as the Bourne trilogy and the latest incarnation of James Bond, and David Fincher's 'Benjamin Button'); Wagner's Ring cycle is a recurrent concern; and the novels of Kingsley Amis, J. M. Coetzee and David Foster Wallace are also prominent.

Saving the World and Healing the Soul

Saving the World and Healing the Soul
Author: David M. McCarthy,Kurt E. Blaugher
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 1498219500
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving the World and Healing the Soul Book Excerpt:

Saving the World and Healing the Soul treats the heroic and redemptive trials of Jason Bourne, Bruce Wayne, Bella Swan, and Katniss Everdeen. The Bourne films, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the Twilight saga, and the Hunger Games series offer us stories to live into, to make connection between our personal loves and trials and a good order of the world.

The Subject of Torture

The Subject of Torture
Author: Hilary Neroni
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 0231539142
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subject of Torture Book Excerpt:

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating Procedure (2008); and "torture porn" feature films from the Saw and Hostel series, Hilary Neroni unites aesthetic and theoretical analysis to provide a unique portal into theorizing biopower and its relation to the desiring subject. Her work ultimately showcases film and television studies' singular ability to expose and potentially disable the fantasies that sustain torture and the regimes that deploy it.

Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum
Author: Gina Macdonald
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780313299711
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robert Ludlum Book Excerpt:

The first study of the life and novels of Robert Ludlum, master of the espionage thriller.

Action Movie Freak

Action Movie Freak
Author: Katrina Hill
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN: 1440232261
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Action Movie Freak Book Excerpt:

Written by woman of action Katrina "Action Flick Chick" Hill, Action Movie Freak is packed with spine-tingling excitement and thrilling moments that make action movies a beloved genre for those who crave crashing cars, exploding buildings, and faces getting kicked six ways to Sunday. With badass heroes that ain't got time to bleed, women warriors, thrilling chases and outrageous fisticuffs, Action Movie Freak celebrates a wide variety of more than 100 movies that have left audiences on the edge of their seats. Complete movie reviews are divided into various sub-genres including Classics That Defined the Genre (The Bond movies of the 1960s, "Bullit," "Dirty Harry") Bloodiest Action Movies ("Ninja Assassin," "Rambo" series, "RoboCop") and Action From the Far East ("Bangkok Knockout," "Ong Bak," "Ip Man"). The book also spotlights specific action heroes/actors, and features 250 color photos and movie posters, as well as fun Top 10 lists, including best one-liners and most over-the-top kills.

The Bourne Identity the Bourne Supremacy the Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Identity  the Bourne Supremacy  the Bourne Ultimatum
Author: Robert Ludlum
Publsiher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991-10-01
ISBN: 9780553618273
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourne Identity the Bourne Supremacy the Bourne Ultimatum Book Excerpt:

Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light
Author: Wanda Teays
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN: 1444332880
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing the Light Book Excerpt:

Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies is an engaging and innovative approach to the study of philosophy and the development of moral reasoning skills. Features broad coverage of topics in ethics and moral reasoning Offers an innovative and imaginative approach to showing relevance of movies for ethical reflection Draws on a diverse selection of popular movies, foreign films, and documentaries to illustrate ethical dilemmas and character development on the big screen that has application to our lives Presents coverage of major ethical theories ranging from Ethical Egoism and Cultural Relativism to Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Rawls' Justice Theory, Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, and Feminist Ethics Demonstrates how film is a powerful vehicle for sharpening skills in analysis and moral reasoning Includes accompanying website