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The Drifter and the Samurai

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Download or read book in PDF The Drifter and the Samurai written by George B. Todorov and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2007-03-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ischuru Yakimoto was one of the most skilled samurai warriors in Japan. But even his skill couldn't save him when he came upon the body of a prostitute in a wayside inn and, in a rage, dispatched her murderer-the Emperor's nephew. Such a crime was punishable by death, and almost at once, Yakimoto and the young orphan boy who was his companion became hunted criminals, relentlessly pursued by the Imperial Guard. Thus began Yakimoto's incredible adventure, as a "ghost" from a higher world took him under its protection, saved him time and again from certain capture, and began to teach him the secret ways of spiritual growth and non-violence. The "ghost" possessed magical powers, and Yakimoto vowed that one day he would have those same powers. But first he had to escape the Imperial Guard. And then he had to make his way across the sea to China, and through a forbidding countryside-the boy beside him-to a mysterious temple and an ancient master who himself possessed those same powers and who had counseled the "ghost" in its physical life on earth. It was only after years of meditation, and a final, terrifying confrontation with his most tenacious enemy, that Yakimoto learned the truth about the universe-and himself. A deft blend of action and adventure, mysticism and philosophy, The Drifter and the Samurai tells a provocative tale of one man's difficult journey from violence to enlightenment.

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Ride, Boldly Ride

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ISBN : 9780520953475
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Download or read book in PDF Ride, Boldly Ride written by Mary Lea Bandy and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-10-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive study of the Western covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, True Grit, and Cowboys & Aliens. While providing fresh perspectives on landmarks such as Stagecoach, Red River, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Wild Bunch, the authors also pay tribute to many under-appreciated Westerns. Ride, Boldly Ride explores major phases of the Western’s development, including silent era oaters, A-production classics of the 1930s and early 1940s, and the more psychologically complex portrayals of the Westerner that emerged after World War II. The authors also examine various forms of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that have recurred over the past half-century, culminating especially in the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. They consider themes such as the inner life of the Western hero, the importance of the natural landscape, the roles played by women, the tension between myth and history, the depiction of the Native American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy. Written in clear, engaging prose, this is the only survey that encompasses the entire history of this long-lived and much-loved genre.

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World on Film

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ISBN : 9781444358339
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Download or read book in PDF World on Film written by Martha P. Nochimson and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-09-23 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture. Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, China, and India, in a clear and conversational style to engage the student reader Provides a detailed exploration of the impact of globalization on international cinema Addresses the differences in visual and narrative strategies between Hollywood-influenced movies and international cinema Highlights key words within the text and provides a comprehensive glossary of critical vocabulary for film studies Includes over 80 film stills throughout the text, and a comprehensive companion website with a 'troubleshooting guide' for instructors that includes suggested syllabi at www.wiley.com/go/worldonfilm Each chapter includes in-depth case studies of individual films and directors, cultural and historical context, selected filmographies, and ideas for projects, essays, and further research

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The Tokugawa World

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Download or read book in PDF The Tokugawa World written by Gary P. Leupp and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-20 with total page 1198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With over 60 contributions, The Tokugawa World presents the latest scholarship on early modern Japan from an international team of specialists in a volume that is unmatched in its breadth and scope. In its early modern period, under the Tokugawa shoguns, Japan was a world apart. For over two centuries the shogun’s subjects were forbidden to travel abroad and few outsiders were admitted. Yet in this period, Japan evolved as a nascent capitalist society that could rapidly adjust to its incorporation into the world system after its forced "opening" in the 1850s. The Tokugawa World demonstrates how Japan’s early modern society took shape and evolved: a world of low and high cultures, comic books and Confucian academies, soba restaurants and imperial music recitals, rigid enforcement of social hierarchy yet also ongoing resistance to class oppression. A world of outcasts, puppeteers, herbal doctors, samurai officials, businesswomen, scientists, scholars, blind lutenists, peasant rebels, tea-masters, sumo wrestlers, and wage workers. Covering a variety of features of the Tokugawa world including the physical landscape, economy, art and literature, religion and thought, and education and science, this volume is essential reading for all students and scholars of early modern Japan.

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The Drifter

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ISBN : 9780698194137
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Download or read book in PDF The Drifter written by Nick Petrie and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-01-12 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first explosive thriller featuring Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren’t easily left behind... “Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”—Lee Child Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man’s widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he’s ever encountered...and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined...and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he’d left for good.

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ISBN : 9781735729206
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Download or read book in PDF Taro written by Blue Spruell and published by Out of the Blue Productions, LLC. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tarō is the heroic tale of Japan’s legendary boy samurai. Author Blue Spruell reimagines traditional Japanese folklore in an historical fantasy adventure filled with samurai swords, martial arts, and mythical creatures from old Japan. Lost in the mists of Mount Fuji . . . But no one can escape destiny. The year is 1596, when samurai warlords fight for control of the Imperial throne. Tarō does not want to be a samurai like his father, but fate takes a hand when a witch enchants the boy. Gaining supernatural powers, and befriending the magical forest animals of Mount Fuji, Tarō saves a powerful warlord’s life and discovers his destiny—as he hurdles headlong into the total war for ultimate control of Japan.

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A Japanese Mirror

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ISBN : 9781782398363
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Download or read book in PDF A Japanese Mirror written by Ian Buruma and published by Atlantic Books Ltd. This book was released on 2015-08-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to paint an eloquent picture of life in Japan. This is a country long shrouded in enigma and in his compelling book, Buruma reveals a culture rich in with poetry, beauty and wonder.

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Drifters Volume 4

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ISBN : 9781616555740
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Download or read book in PDF Drifters Volume 4 written by Kohta Hirano and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The manga that inspired the hit anime series returns! Heroes abducted from Earth’s history—“Drifters”— take sides in a war for a mystical world. Samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa and his forces take control of the Orte Empire’s capital only to discover that the Black King has sent his army of monsters to lay waste to the capital . . . and to Toyohisa’s Drifters! From Hellsing creator Kohta Hirano, Drifters is a sprawling fantasy epic certain to shake the pillars of heaven!

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The 50 Greatest Westerns

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ISBN : 9781785781599
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Download or read book in PDF The 50 Greatest Westerns written by Barry Stone and published by Icon Books. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author Barry Stone has served his apprenticeship as a western movie geek and aficionado. The Magnificent Seven, The Wild Bunch, Red River – for 50 years the western has been the only genre in a life that ‘just ain’t big enough for two’. He has written on the history of cinema for the illustrated reference book Historica, is a regular attendee to western premieres for FOX Studios Australia, and was recently a guest of the Museum of Western Film History in Independence, California. Intrigued by the idea of frontier wilderness, of law and order vs lawlessness, and a firm belief that ‘the better the bad guy, the better the film’, he goes beyond the American south-west to pay homage to the Italian and even Australian western – and, after much deliberation, he ranks them in order...

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Japanese Aesthetics and Culture

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ISBN : 9780791424001
Pages : 401 pages
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Download or read book in PDF Japanese Aesthetics and Culture written by Nancy G. Hume and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1995-07-01 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Some of the essays provide a general introduction to the basic theories of Japanese aesthetics, others deal with poetry and theater, and a third group discusses cultural phenomena directly related to classic Japanese literature.

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Sexual Abuse and Education in Japan

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ISBN : 9781000648201
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Download or read book in PDF Sexual Abuse and Education in Japan written by Robert O'Mochain and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together two voices, practice and theory, in a collaboration that emerges from lived experience and structured reflection upon that experience, Ueno and O’Mochain show how entrenched discursive forces exert immense influence in Japanese society and how they might be most effectively challenged. With a psychosocial framework that draws insights from feminism, sociology, international studies, and political psychology, the authors pinpoint the motivations of the nativist right and reflect on the change of conditions that is necessary to end cultures of impunity for perpetrators of sexual abuse in Japan. Evaluating the value of the #MeToo model of activism, the authors offer insights that will encourage victims to come out of the shadows, pursue justice, and help transform Japan’s sense of identity both at home and abroad. Ueno, a female Japanese educator and O’Mochain, a non-Japanese male academic, examine the nature of sexual abuse problems both in educational contexts and in society at large through the use of surveys, interviews, and engagement with an eclectic range of academic literature. They identify the groups within society who offer the least support for women who pursue justice against perpetrators of sexual abuse. They also ask if far-right ideological extremists are fixated with proving that so called “comfort women” are higaisha-buru or “fake victims.” Japan would have much to gain on the international stage were it to fully acknowledge historical crimes of sexual violence, yet it continues to refuse to do so. Ueno and O’Mochain shed light on this puzzling refusal through recourse to the concepts of ‘international status anxiety’ and of ‘male hysteria.’ An insightful read for scholars of Japanese society, especially those concerned by its treatment of women.

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Irezumi

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Download or read book in PDF Irezumi written by Willem R. van Gulik and published by Brill Archive. This book was released on 1982 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Masterpieces of Kabuki

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ISBN : 0824827880
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Download or read book in PDF Masterpieces of Kabuki written by James R. Brandon and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2004-05-31 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Masterpieces of Kabuki contains eighteen outstanding dramas taken from the landmark four-volume series Kabuki Plays On Stage. Together they cover the entire spectrum of kabuki drama from 1697 to 1905, the period during which kabuki’s dramaturgy flourished prior to the onset of Western dramatic influence. Major playwrights, chronological periods of playwriting, and a variety of play types (history, domestic, and dance dramas) and performance styles are represented. All but one are in the current repertory and regularly staged. The volume includes introductions to each play and a new general introduction highlighting kabuki’s historical development and relating the plays to their performance context. As the subtitle implies, the plays are translated as if "on stage." Stage directions indicate major scenic effects, stage action, costuming, makeup, music, and sound effects. In some cases, complex stage actions such as stage fights are given in detail. The plays collected here are all marvelous examples of dramatic writing, intended to be acted on the stage before audiences. They reveal kabuki’s eras of brilliance and bravado, villainy and vengeance, darkness and desire, and restoration and reform. All continue to stir audiences to admiration and excitement.

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Kabuki Plays on Stage. Volume 1

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ISBN : 0824824032
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Download or read book in PDF Kabuki Plays on Stage. Volume 1 written by James R. Brandon and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2002-02-28 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement in Japanese theatre studies, being the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in twenty-five years. Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. Volume 1 consists of thirteen plays that showcase early kabuki's scintillating and boisterous styles of performance and illustrates the contrasting dramatic techniques cultivated by actors in Edo (Tokyo) and Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto). The twelve plays translated in Volume 2 cover a brief period, but one that saw important developments in kabuki architecture, acting, dance, and the manipulation of characters and themes. As the series title indicates, the plays were translated to capture the vivacity of performances on stage. The translations, each accompanied by a thorough introduction that contextualizes the play, are based not only on published texts, but performance scripts and the study of the plays as they are performed in theatres today. Each volume is lavishly illustrated with rare woodblock prints in full color of Tokugawa- and Meiji-period productions as well as color and black-and-white photographs of contemporary performances. Published with the assistance of the Nippon Foundation.

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Drifters

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ISBN : 9780698146358
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Download or read book in PDF Drifters written by John L. Campbell and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-01-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The survivors of the Omega Virus make a desperate effort to find the living. But the walking dead aren’t done with them yet… Helicopter pilot Vladimir Yurish is a man of his word. The last thing he wants is to abandon the safety of the U.S.S. Nimitz and his newly adopted son Ben. Still, a promise is a promise, no matter how close to death it brings him… Angie West has fought hard to keep strangers alive, but now it’s time to tend to her own. Only, when she finds her family missing and their hideout burned and looted, she realizes the threat to her family isn’t just the undead—the living can do so much worse… Halsey has done well for himself, given the circumstances. Between his secluded ranch and precise shooting, the plague hasn’t touched him. Until a Black Hawk crashes on his property, bringing the war to his front door… Amid the chaos of a destroyed civilization, the survivors encounter a new threat. And these new monsters can’t be outrun—or outwitted…

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Drifters

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ISBN : 9781616553395
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Download or read book in PDF Drifters written by Kohta Hirano and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2014 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Allied with the elves, samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa makes a bold plan to form an alliance between the elves and their generational enemies--the dwarves.

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A Little Solitaire

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ISBN : 9780813550596
Pages : 325 pages
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Download or read book in PDF A Little Solitaire written by Murray Pomerance and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Think about some commercially successful film masterpieces--The Manchurian Candidate. Seven Days in May. Seconds. Then consider some lesser known, yet equally compelling cinematic achievements--The Fixer. The Gypsy Moths. Path to War. These triumphs are the work of the best known and most highly regarded Hollywood director to emerge from live TV drama in the 1950s--five-time Emmy-award-winner John Frankenheimer. Although Frankenheimer was a pioneer in the genre of political thrillers who embraced the antimodernist critique of contemporary society, some of his later films did not receive the attention they deserved. Many claimed that at a midpoint in his career he had lost his touch. World-renowned film scholars put this myth to rest in A Little Solitaire, which offers the only multidisciplinary critical account of Frankenheimer's oeuvre. Especially emphasized is his deep and passionate engagement with national politics and the irrepressible need of human beings to assert their rights and individuality in the face of organizations that would reduce them to silence and anonymity.