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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Author : Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
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Death is always the issue-in life, and in the Western. Joel and Ethan Coen's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a movie of six Western stories. In each, our common destination is approached by a different road. Through each, diverse characters hurry for their final appointment: Oregon Trail-travelers, a gold prospector, a motley crew of stagecoach passengers, a high-plains drifting bank robber, even a singing cowboy. These six stories escort them with a care that either respects, or mocks, the dignity of all. The film stars Tom Waits, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Bake Nelson and Zoe Kazan and is shot with the harsh grandeur of the classic John Ford westerns.

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7 best short stories by Stewart Edward White

Author : Stewart Edward White
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Stewart Edward White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness. He was a keen observer of the beauties of nature and human nature, yet could render them in a plain-spoken style. I have salted in humor and sympathy for colorful characters such as canny Indian guides and "greenhorn" campers who carried too much gear. In the film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, the Coen brothers, there is an adaptation of the short story The Gal Who Got Rattled that is included in this book. Join us in these seven short stories chosen by the critic August Nemo and have a good reading! The Girl Who Got Rattled Billy's Tenderfoot The River-Boss The Saving Grace The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes The Girl in Red The Fifth Way

Cinematic Settlers

Author : Janne Lahti
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This anthology adds to the burgeoning field of settler colonial studies by examining settler colonial narratives in the under analyzed medium of film. Cinematic Settlers discusses different cinematic genres, national traditions, and specific movies in order to expose related threads, shared circulations of knowledge, and paralleled representations. Organized into thematic groupings—conquest, settlers, natives, and space—the contributors explore the question of how film compares to written genres and other visual media in representing and effecting settler colonialism on a global scale. Striving for inclusiveness, the volume covers different eras and settler colonial situations in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hawaii, the American West, Canada, Latin America, Russia, France, Algeria, German Africa, South Africa, and even the next frontier: outer space. By showing how films offer layered, contested, and dynamic settler colonial narratives that advance and challenge settler hegemonic readings, the essays enable students to better analyze and understand the complex history of diversity and colonialism in film. This book is important reading for undergraduate classes on the history of empire, colonialism, and film.

The Coen Brothers

Author : Adam Nayman
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From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.” The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.

Adaptable TV

Author : Yvonne Griggs
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This book focuses on the significantly under-explored relationship between televisual culture and adaptation studies in what is now commonly regarded as the ‘Golden Age’ of contemporary TV drama. Adaptable TV: Rewiring the Text does not simply concentrate on traditional types of adaptation, such as reboots, remakes and sequels, but broadens the scope of enquiry to examine a diverse range of experimental adaptive types that are emerging within an ever-changing TV landscape. With a particular focus on the serial narrative form, and with case studies that include Penny Dreadful, Fargo, The Night Of and Orange is the New Black, this study is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the complex interplay between television studies and adaptation studies.

The Afterlife of the Hollywood Western

Author : Pete Falconer
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This book examines the Western genre in the period since Westerns ceased to be a regular feature of Hollywood filmmaking. For most of the 20th Century, the Western was a major American genre. The production of Westerns decreased in the 1960s and 1970s; by the 1980s, it was apparent that the genre occupied a less prominent position in popular culture. After an extended period as one of the most prolific Hollywood genres, the Western entered its “afterlife”. What does it now mean for a Hollywood movie to be a Western, and how does this compare to the ways in which the genre has been understood at other points in its history? This book considers the conditions in which the Western has found itself since the 1980s, the latter-day associations that the genre has acquired and the strategies that more recent Westerns have developed in response to their changed context.

Focus On 100 Most Popular English language Film Directors

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The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

Author : Richard Cook
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Reviews jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details and lineups.

Lights Camera Sound Tracks

Author : Martin Charles Strong
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Spanning over five decades of history, Lights, Camera, Soundtracks surveys more than two thousand rock-and-roll movies, musicals, and performance films. Identifying the top guns involved in each film and the factors underlying each movie and film score's success, Martin Strong provides an authoritative, complete, and critical review of each film and accompanying soundtrack, along with: •A brief history of each movie and soundtrack •A list of the actors, directors, and musicians involved •A film synopsis Key facts and background information •Movie and soundtrack ratings •Track lists From pop and rock musicals, like the classic Elvis Presley vehicle Jailhouse Rock, Moulin Rouge, and Shrek!, to performance films and documentaries like I>Woodstock and Almost Famous, Strong includes all forms of rock and popular music. In addition, Strong lists the top thirty pulp-fiction films whose soundtracks massively impacted their success, such as Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, and The Full Monty, with a special mention of the rock and pop luminaries who have written film scores, like Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, and Ry Cooder. Lights, Camera, Soundtracks is the ultimate, indispensable compendium for film and music aficionados alike.