Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 9781620103814
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atomic Blonde Book Excerpt:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! November 1989. MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton was sent to Berlin to investigate the death of another agent, and the disappearance of a list revealing every spy working there. She found a powder keg of mistrust, assassinations and bad defections that ended with the murder of MI6's top officer, as the Berlin Wall was torn down. Now Lorraine has returned from the Cold War's coldest city, to tell her story. And nothing is what it seems.

The Coldest City Atomic Blonde Edition

The Coldest City  Atomic Blonde Edition
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1620100606
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coldest City Atomic Blonde Edition Book Excerpt:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! November 1989. MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton was sent to Berlin to investigate the death of another agent, and the disappearance of a list revealing every spy working there. She found a powder keg of mistrust, assassinations and bad defections that ended with the murder of MI6's top officer, as the Berlin Wall was torn down. Now Lorraine has returned from the Cold War's coldest city, to tell her story. And nothing is what it seems.

The Coldest Winter

The Coldest Winter
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 9781620104002
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coldest Winter Book Excerpt:

EIGHT YEARS BEFORE THE COLDEST CITY... BERLIN FROZE. Bestselling author Antony Johnston returns to The Coldest City for a tale even more complex, compelling, and cold than the first! After a string of botched assignments for MI6 in Berlin, David Perceval is being sent home. Even his final mission before leaving—the defection of a Soviet scientist—goes badly wrong, as the coldest winter for 30 years descends on Europe. With transport out of Berlin impossible, and the KGB searching everywhere for their lost scientist, Perceval must improvise a deadly game of cat and mouse through the frozen city to keep the Russians at bay, and deliver his own unique brand of revenge!

Cold War II

Cold War II
Author: Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1496831136
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold War II Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Thomas J. Cobb, Donna A. Gessell, Helena Goscilo, Cyndy Hendershot, Christian Jimenez, David LaRocca, Lori Maguire, Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad, Ian Scott, Vesta Silva, Lucian Tion, Dan Ward, and Jon Wiebel In recent years, Hollywood cinema has forwarded a growing number of images of the Cold War and entertained a return to memories of conflicts between the USSR and the US, Russians and Americans, and communism and capitalism. Cold War II: Hollywood’s Renewed Obsession with Russia explores the reasons for this sudden reestablished interest in the Cold War. Essayists examine such films as Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen’s Hail, Caesar!, David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow, among others, as well as such television shows as Comrade Detective and The Americans. Contributors to this collection interrogate the revival of the Cold War movie genre from multiple angles and examine the issues of patriotism, national identity, otherness, gender, and corruption. They consider cinematic aesthetics and the ethics of these representations. They reveal how Cold War imagery shapes audiences’ understanding of the period in general and of the relationship between the US and Russia in particular. The authors complicate traditional definitions of the Cold War film and invite readers to discover a new phase in the Cold War movie genre: Cold War II.

Stealing Life

Stealing Life
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Abaddon
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 9781781085202
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealing Life Book Excerpt:

Science fiction heist from the author of the smash hit film, Atomic Blonde It was just another job, right? Nicco Salarum is a thief, and a good one. In the rough-and-tumble city of Azbatha, where every street hustler has an enchantment in his back pocket, Nicco prides himself on using his skills – and the best technology money can buy – to get him into the houses and boardrooms of the wealthy. But Nicco’s last job went sour, leaving him in debt to a powerful gang boss, and deep in trouble. When a foreign wizard offers him a vast sum for a visiting diplomat’s trinket, he leaps at the opportunity. But nothing happens in a vacuum. Caught in a game where the futures of whole nations are at stake, Nicco finds himself racing against time to right his wrongs… and save his own skin.

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films
Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía,Erica Joan Dymond,Kristina Fennelly
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN: 1538115522
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films Book Excerpt:

The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.

Danger on the Silver Screen

Danger on the Silver Screen
Author: Scott McGee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 0762474831
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Danger on the Silver Screen Book Excerpt:

Turner Classic Movies presents a heart-racing look into the world of stunt work featuring films that capture the exhilaration of a car chase, the comedy of a well timed prat fall, or the adrenaline rush from a fight scene complete with reviews, behind-the-scenes stories, and hundreds of photographs. Buckle in and join TCM on a action-packed journey through the history of cinema stunt work in Danger on the Silver Screen. This action-packed guide profiles 50 foundational films with insightful commentary on the history, importance, and evolution of an often overlooked element of film: stunt work. With insightful commentary and additional recommendations to expand your repertoire based on your favorites, Danger on the Silver Screen is a one-of-a-kind guide, perfect for film lovers to learn more about or just brush up on their knowledge of stunt work and includes films such as Ben-Hur (1925 & 1959), The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), The Thing from Another World (1951), Bullitt (1968), Live and Let Die (1973), The Blues Brothers (1980), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Matrix (1999), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), John Wick (2014), Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015), Atomic Blonde (2017), and many more.

The Damned 1

The Damned  1
Author: Cullen Bunn
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Damned 1 Book Excerpt:

"Ill-Gotten" Part 1 In a Prohibition-era world where demonic princes pull the strings that make crime families dance, Eddie is a mortal with two things working for him. First of all, he can't die. Well, he can and does, quite often, but he doesn't stay down for long. Second, Eddie runs the Gehenna Room, a nightclub with a strict "no demons allowed" policy. But blessings and curses don't look all that different these days, and failing to tell the two apart can get a guy killed–over and over again in Eddie's case. So when one of Eddie's old pals shows up seeking sanctuary, Eddie knows he's in for a double-cross, and that means walking the line between salvation and damnation once more.

Kim Reaper 2

Kim Reaper  2
Author: Sarah Graley
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-05-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kim Reaper 2 Book Excerpt:

Guiding souls to the afterlife doesn't always go smoothly, especially when SOMEONE (Becka!) interrupts the job. Now, Kim and Becka must contend with a very irate and very uncooperative customer. The pair need to hatch a plan to complete Kim's allotment of souls without interruption, or Kim may lose her job--and potentially her life!

They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog

They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-07-19
ISBN: 1250278449
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog Book Excerpt:

There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films. In They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise that includes three films with more on the way, while exploring the action classics that led to John Wick as well as the films it inspired, like Atomic Blonde. They bring you right into the middle of the action of the John Wick films, detailing how the seemingly impossible was achieved through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, directors, producers, stuntmen, fight choreographers, cinematographers, studio executives, editors, critics, and more. Together, they break down key action sequences while also providing a look back at the road the action genre has taken that led to John Wick, and a look at the character itself, an anti-hero who carries on the grand tradition of Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name, but with a twist — and a never-ending supply of ammo — while showcasing the enduring appeal of the action movie as well as John Wick’s unique reinvention of the genre.

The Exphoria Code

The Exphoria Code
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Pegasus Crime
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 9781643135274
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exphoria Code Book Excerpt:

Award-winning and bestselling author Antony Johnston introduces a major new techno-thriller series featuring an MI6 cyber-espionage specialist. Brigitte Sharp is a brilliant but haunted young MI6 hacker who has been deskbound and in therapy for three years after her first field mission in Syria went disastrously wrong. Despite her boss's encouragement, Bridge isn’t ready to go back in the field. But now one of her best friends has been murdered, and Bridge believes his death is connected to strange “ASCII art” posts appearing on the internet that carry encrypted hidden messages. On decoding the messages, she discovers evidence of a mole inside a top-secret Anglo-French military drone project—an enemy who may also be her friend’s killer. Her MI6 bosses force her back into the field, sending her undercover in France to find and expose the mole. But the truth behind the Exphoria code is worse than anyone imagined, and soon Bridge is on the run, desperate and alone, as a terrorist plot unfolds and threatens everything she has left to live for. Drawing on cutting edge technology and modern global threats, Brigitte Sharp is a highly credible female spy in a truly original and contemporary story.

Gender and Action Films 2000 and Beyond

Gender and Action Films 2000 and Beyond
Author: Steven Gerrard,Renée Middlemost
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2022-11-24
ISBN: 1801175187
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Action Films 2000 and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Gender and Action Films 2000 and Beyond: Transformations looks at Action Cinema from the old to the new, offering an exciting interrogation of the portrayal of gender in the new millennia. A necessity for academics, students and lovers of film and media and those interested in gender studies.

Heartthrob

Heartthrob
Author: Christopher Sebela
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heartthrob Book Excerpt:

There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, but none of them include robbing a Fleetwood Mac concert and escaping to Canada with a getaway driver and a group of anarchists. Putting Mercer and her life of crime in the rearview, Callie tries her damnedest to live a normal life, hide out from the FBI and make sense of Canadian currency. As her friends continue pulling crimes and Callie dips her toe back in the dating waters, she’ll find out when you share your heart with someone, breaking up is way harder to do.

Letter 44 34

Letter 44  34
Author: Charles Soule
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter 44 34 Book Excerpt:

THE END IS HERE. The second of three final installments that will bring the award-winning series to a close.

The Damned 2

The Damned  2
Author: Cullen Bunn
Publsiher: Oni Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Damned 2 Book Excerpt:

Overcoming

Overcoming
Author: Tonny Rutakirwa
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN: 024425754X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Book Excerpt:

This is the tenth book in the Awaken Series by Tonny Rutakirwa that shows you how the greatest men of all time overcame adversity.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2023

Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2023
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 1621
Release: 2022-07-21
ISBN: 147299129X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers Artists Yearbook 2023 Book Excerpt:

'A definitive guide, in here you'll find everything you need' S. J. Watson With over 4,000 industry contacts and over eighty articles from a wide range of leading authors and publishing industry professionals, the latest edition of this bestselling Yearbook is packed with all of the practical information, inspiration and guidance you need at every stage of your writing and publishing journey. Designed for authors and illustrators across all genres and markets, it is relevant for those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV, radio and videogames. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator. Includes advice from writers such as Peter James, Cathy Rentzenbrink, S.J. Watson, Kerry Hudson, and Samantha Shannon. Additional articles, free advice, events information and editorial services at www.writersandartists.co.uk

The Organised Writer

The Organised Writer
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1472977173
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Organised Writer Book Excerpt:

The Organised Writer is a practical, no-nonsense system that allows you as an author to write without worrying about administration, business affairs, or scheduling, because you know those non-writing tasks will be dealt with at the right time. This straight-talking guide will help you become more productive, cope with multiple projects, and make time within your life to write - while also dealing with non-writing tasks more efficiently. It includes advice on how to: · Manage your schedule · Prioritise your writing time · Take notes effectively · Work with a 'clean mind' · Get more written every day · Deal effectively with non-writing tasks · Set up a foolproof filing system · Organise your working space Read the book, then spend a weekend setting up the system described, and you'll make the time back with interest. You'll get more written every day and complete more of your non-writing tasks without being overwhelmed by all the things you have to do, forgot to do, or don't want to do.

Depeche Mode FAQ

Depeche Mode FAQ
Author: Michael Christopher
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-12-28
ISBN: 1493054007
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Depeche Mode FAQ Book Excerpt:

The preeminent synth-pop outfit for four decades, Depeche Mode have endured an ever-shifting musical landscape, rising above fads and battles with personal demons, somehow managing to retain a hold on the charts and the audience, the latter which continues to grow as new generations discover them and become “devotees.” Depeche Mode FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World's Finest Synth-Pop Band shows how a group of schoolmates influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk, Joy Division, and mid-period David Bowie carved out their own musical niche until they became one of the most influential bands to come out of England. Depeche Mode were Europe’s best-kept secret in the early '80s with the albums Construction Time Again and the—perhaps—tongue-in-cheek-titled Music for the Masses. They became a worldwide phenomenon as the '90s dawned, with the landmark LP Violator, containing the smash hits "Personal Jesus," "Enjoy the Silence," and "Policy of Truth." But success came at a price as depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, and personnel departures threatened to derail the band. It wasn’t a question of whether the music of Depeche Mode would be able to withstand fickle industry changes, but rather if the members of the group themselves could make it out alive. Depeche Mode FAQ shows how they did, becoming legends in the process.

Stealing Life

Stealing Life
Author: Antony Johnston
Publsiher: Abaddon Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 178618091X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealing Life Book Excerpt:

It’s just another job… right? Nicco Salarum is a thief, and a good one. In the rough-and-tumble city of Azbatha, where every street hustler has an enchantment in his back pocket, Nicco prides himself on using his skills – and the best technology money can buy – to get him into the houses and boardrooms of the wealthy. But Nicco’s last job went sour, leaving him in debt to a powerful gang boss, and deep in trouble. When a foreign wizard offers him a vast sum for a visiting diplomat’s trinket, he leaps at the opportunity. But nothing happens in a vacuum. Caught in a game where the futures of whole nations are at stake, Nicco finds himself racing against time to right his wrongs… and save his own skin.