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Summary: Internationally acclaimed play of cross-cultural friendship Paris in the 1960s. Thirteen-year-old Moses lives in the shadow of his less-than loving father.

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  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 140815384X
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: Internationally acclaimed play of cross-cultural friendship Paris in the 1960s. Thirteen-year-old Moses lives in the shadow of his less-than loving father. When he's caught stealing from wise old shopkeeper Monsieur Ibrahim, he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world. Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden Crescent. This delightful, moving play has already been a huge hit in Paris and New York. Performed in thirteen countries and published in twelve languages, it is also an award-winning film starring Omar Sharif. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an received its UK premiere at the Bush Theatre on 17 January 2006.


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Summary: Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Französisch - Literatur, Werke, Note: 1,7, Universität Siegen, Veranstaltung: Französische Kinder-und Jug

  • Author : Christina Müller
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656254370
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 14
  • Language: English
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Description: Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Französisch - Literatur, Werke, Note: 1,7, Universität Siegen, Veranstaltung: Französische Kinder-und Jugendliteratur, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1. Einleitung Bei der vorgelegten Hausarbeit handelt es sich um die schriftliche Ausarbeitung unseres am 23.5. 2006 im Rahmen des Hauptseminars "Französische Kinder- und Jugendliteratur" gehaltenen Referats. Im Folgenden möchten wir resümmierend und vertiefend unsere Arbeitsergebnisse präsentieren, in dem wir zunächst einen kurzen Überblick über die Biographie des Autors Eric- Emmanuel Schmitt geben, dann den Inhalt sowie die Interpretation des Romans präsentieren und abschließend die Verwendungsmöglichkeiten im Schulunterricht diskutieren. Außerdem wird der Roman kontrastiv zu der Verfilmung betrachtet.


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Summary: The international bestselling story collection. “Truth and beauty are here brought together with all the visual beauty and power of a major literary work

  • Author : Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • ISBN: 1609459946
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 184
  • Language: English
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Description: The international bestselling story collection. “Truth and beauty are here brought together with all the visual beauty and power of a major literary work” (Lire Magazine, France). A cast of extravagant and affecting characters lovingly portrayed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt animates these eight contemporary fables about people in search of happiness. One of Europe's most popular and bestselling authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical. The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent his best and most imaginative storylines: from the touching and surprising love story between Balthazar, a wealthy author, and Odette, a shop clerk, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving title story about a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: though we may be frequently blind to it, happiness is often right in front of our eyes.


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Summary: October 2011. In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte along with his closest advisors. They awai

  • Author : Yasmina Khadra
  • Publisher: Gallic Books
  • ISBN: 1910477249
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: October 2011. In the dying days of the Libyan civil war, Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his home town of Sirte along with his closest advisors. They await a convoy that will take them south, away from encroaching rebel forces and NATO aerial attacks. The mood is sombre. In what will be his final night, Gaddafi reflects on an extraordinary life, whilst still raging against the West, his fellow Arab nations and the ingratitude of the Libyan people. In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history.


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Summary: Rebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the Mirror. For more than

  • Author : Rebecca James
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1250230063
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Rebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the Mirror. For more than two centuries, Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyond. Enshrouded by fog and enveloped by howling winds, the imposing edifice casts a darkness over the town. In 1947, Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne, looking after twin children Constance and Edmund for their widower father, Captain Jonathan de Grey. Falling under the de Greys’ spell, Alice believes the family will heal her own past sorrows. But then the twins’ adoration becomes deceitful and taunting. Their father, ever distant, turns spiteful and cruel. The manor itself seems to lash out. Alice finds her surroundings subtly altered, her air slightly chilled. Something malicious resents her presence, something clouding her senses and threatening her very sanity. In present day New York, art gallery curator Rachel Wright has learned she is a descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne. Adopted as an infant, she never knew her birth parents or her lineage. At long last, Rachel will find answers to questions about her identity that have haunted her entire life. But what she finds in Cornwall is a devastating tragic legacy that has afflicted generations of de Greys. A legacy borne from greed and deceit, twisted by madness, and suffused with unrequited love and unequivocal rage. There is only one true mistress of Winterbourne. She will not tolerate any woman who dares to cross its threshold and call it home. Those who do will only find a reflection of their own wicked sins and an inherited vengeance.


Pdf ebook: Practice Makes Perfect Complete French Grammar, Premium Third Edition

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Summary: Master grammar with the bestselling workbook for learners of French Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar is the go-to guide for clear, precise e

  • Author : Annie Heminway
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 1259642380
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Master grammar with the bestselling workbook for learners of French Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar is the go-to guide for clear, precise explanations of all aspects of French grammar: from the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, from the differences between savoir and connaître to the use of pronouns y and en. This comprehensive guide will also give you plenty of practice in using your language skills. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and audio recordings, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. THIS BOOK MAKES MASTERING GRAMMAR EASY WITH: • Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand • More than 350 exercises, with a detailed answer key for each progress checks • Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point • Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout


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Summary: When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a

  • Author : Philip Kerr
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 069841313X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany’s defeat in World War 2... The French Riviera, 1956: Bernie’s old and dangerous adversary Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice—and he’s not on holiday. Mielke is calling in a debt and wants Bernie to travel to London to poison a female agent they’ve both had dealings with. But Bernie isn't keen on assassinating anyone. In an attempt to dodge his Stasi handler—former Kripo comrade Friedrich Korsch—Bernie bolts for the German border. Traveling by night and hiding by day, he has plenty of time to recall the last case he and Korsch worked together... Obersalzberg, Germany, 1939: A low-level bureaucrat has been found dead at Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in Bavaria. Bernie and Korsch have one week to find the killer before the leader of the Third Reich arrives to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Bernie knows it would mean disaster if Hitler discovers a shocking murder has been committed on the terrace of his own home. But Obersalzberg is also home to an elite Nazi community, meaning an even bigger disaster for Bernie if his investigation takes aim at one of the party’s higher-ups... 1939 and 1956: two different eras about to converge in an explosion Bernie Gunther will never forget.


Pdf ebook: Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Fourth Edition

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  • Author : Annie Heminway
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 1260463184
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Build your confidence in communicating through mastery of French grammar Effective communication in another language comes from practice, practice, practice. And this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all of the aspects of French grammar that you need to master, followed by numerous exercises that allow you to put your language skills into use. Focused on the practical aspects of French as it’s really spoken, each chapter of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar features clear explanations and numerous realistic examples. Dozens of varied exercises will build your understanding of the French language, while new vocabulary is introduced within the exercises and in convenient Vocabulaire panels. This premium fourth edition is accompanied by audio recordings and flashcards, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar provides: • Clear explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand • More than 350 varied exercises with detailed answer key • Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point • Practical, high-frequency vocabulary throughout • Streaming audio of the answers to more than 200 exercises, via app and online • NEW to this edition: native-speaker recordings of hundreds of model sentences and key verb conjugations


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Summary: Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In 1985, at twenty-five, Jean

  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 030740126X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Oranges became an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was semi-autobiographical. Mrs. Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over the novel and the author's life: when Jeanette left home at sixteen because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: Why be happy when you could be normal? This is Jeanette's story--acute, fierce, celebratory--of a life's work to find happiness: a search for belonging, love, identity, a home. About a young girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night, and a mother waiting for Armageddon with two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the duster drawer; about growing up in a northern industrial town; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. She thought she had written over the painful past until it returned to haunt her and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.


Pdf ebook: Lektüreschlüssel. Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

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Summary: Reclams "Fremdsprachen-Lektüreschlüssel" folgen dem bewährten Aufbau- und Darstellungsprinzip der Lektüreschlüssel zur deutschen Literatur. Sie bezieh

  • Author : Ernst Kemmner
  • Publisher: Reclam Verlag
  • ISBN: 3159600742
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 66
  • Language: English
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Description: Reclams "Fremdsprachen-Lektüreschlüssel" folgen dem bewährten Aufbau- und Darstellungsprinzip der Lektüreschlüssel zur deutschen Literatur. Sie beziehen sich auf den fremdsprachigen Originaltext (wenn möglich in Reclams Roter Reihe), sind aber auf Deutsch verfasst und unterstützen ebenso die Lektüre der deutschen Übersetzung. Eine "Checkliste" enthält Aufgaben zur Verständniskontrolle in der Fremdsprache. Unter dem Darstellungstext stehen Übersetzungshilfen und Schlüsselbegriffe in der Fremdsprache, um die Bearbeitung dieser Aufgaben und ein fremdsprachiges Referieren über das Werk zu erleichtern. Lektüreschlüssel erschließen einzelne literarische Werke. Um eine Interpretation als Zentrum gruppieren sich 10 wichtige Verständniszugänge: * Erstinformation zum Werk * Inhaltsangabe * Personen (Konstellationen) * Werk-Aufbau (Strukturskizze) * Wortkommentar * Interpretation * Autor und Zeit * Rezeption * "Checkliste" zur Verständniskontrolle * Lektüretipps mit Filmempfehlungen * Raum für Notizen Paris in den 60er Jahren: Momo, gerade 13 Jahre alt, findet nach dem Tod seines Vaters in dem Ladenbesitzer Monsieur Ibrahim, dem ›Araber an der Ecke‹, einen fürsorgenden Freund. Eine Geschichte vom Erwachsenwerden und vom Überwinden der Grenzen zwischen Kulturen und Religionen.


Pdf ebook: Don't Let Go

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Summary: From the bestselling author of After the Crash, “a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time” (The Sunday Times

  • Author : Michel Bussi
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • ISBN: 1609454545
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: From the bestselling author of After the Crash, “a novel so extraordinary it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the first time” (The Sunday Times). Holidaying in an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion, wealthy Parisians Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect family moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze. Then Liane Bellion disappears from her hotel room. The door to her room is open, the walls and sheets are spotted with blood. A hotel employee swears he saw Martial in the corridor at the time Liane went missing, and he becomes the number one suspect. But then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. Could Martial really have killed his wife? For fans of Gone Girl and The Fugitive, Bussi’s fast-paced, atmospheric thriller does not disappoint. “A nail biter of a manhunt across the spectacular terrain of the Indian Ocean island of Réunion drives this thriller after a tourist goes missing, triggering a police chase and exposing a cannily-constructed mystery with nods to both Agatha Christie and Harlan Coben.” —The Boston Globe “Suspenseful . . . vengeance proves a common passion on Réunion, as detailed in this twist-filled novel told from several characters’ perspectives.” —The Wall Street Journal “This novel, a multi-charactered French whodunit, squeezes all its frantic action into the 25 square miles of gorgeous but treacherous Réunion Island.” —Toronto Star “A top-notch puzzle . . . A wonderfully immersive thriller.” —Booklist


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Summary: Stories from the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World, “a prodigious storyteller with a style both elegant and assured” (Les Echo

  • Author : Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • ISBN: 1609459407
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Stories from the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Book in the World, “a prodigious storyteller with a style both elegant and assured” (Les Echos). In this collection’s opening story, a woman with more skeletons in the closet than most falls in love with a parish priest, to whom she confesses her sins. But her motives and her intentions are anything but honorable or pious. The title story is the tale of two friends and rivals whose differences will at first lead to a terrifying and near fatal accident, and then to a vendetta lasting a lifetime. In “The Return,” while away at sea, a father is told that one of his four daughters has died but not which. He will ask himself the question no father should have to ask: which child would he want dead? His long ruminations will lead him to a realization of his failings as a man and a father and ultimately toward a touching transformation. “Love at the Elysée Palace” is as fine a short story as any in contemporary literature, and one that treats the themes of love, marriage, and forgiveness with superb delicacy and remarkable tenderness. In this vivid collection, Schmitt writes about regret and redemption, about the roles of love and memory in our lives, all with a lightness and compassion that is as rare as it is inspiring. “A wonderful book of remarkable everyday heroes who will haunt readers for a long time to come.” —L’Express “A small masterpiece.” —Le Parisien


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Summary: "A pure delight." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon For fans of Eleanor & Park and Emergency Contact comes a sweeping romance about the l

  • Author : Clémentine Beauvais
  • Publisher: Wednesday Books
  • ISBN: 1250299179
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: "A pure delight." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon For fans of Eleanor & Park and Emergency Contact comes a sweeping romance about the love that got away. Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love, if things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other, if it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives. Until they meet again in Paris. What really happened back then? And now? Could they ever be together again after everything?


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Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving nove

  • Author : Fannie Flagg
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0399588299
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is at her superb best in this fun-loving, moving novel about what it means to be truly alive. WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK PRIZE Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking. With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town’s Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies. Praise for The Whole Town’s Talking “A witty multigenerational saga . . . [Fannie] Flagg’s down-home wisdom, her affable humor and her long view of life offer a pleasant respite in nerve-jangling times.”—People “Fannie Flagg at her best.”—The Florida Times-Union “If there’s one thing Fannie Flagg can do better than anybody else, it’s tell a story, and she outdoes herself in The Whole Town’s Talking. . . . Brilliant . . . equally on the level as her famous Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.”—The Newport Plain Talk “Delightful.”—The Washington Post “A ringing affirmation of love, community and life itself.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch


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Summary: We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar acro

  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307428397
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and New York City today, we enter the lives of those around him, and learn that he has also kept a vital, dangerous secret. Edwidge Danticat’s brilliant exploration of the “dew breaker”--or torturer--s an unforgettable story of love, remorse, and hope; of personal and political rebellions; and of the compromises we make to move beyond the most intimate brushes with history. It firmly establishes her as one of America’s most essential writers. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.


Pdf ebook: Christopher Nolan's Memento - Analysis of the narrative structure of a noirish revenge film

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Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1 (A), University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institute fo

  • Author : Torben Schmidt
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638183882
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 28
  • Language: English
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Description: Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1 (A), University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institute for England and American Studies), course: Decadenca and Modernism in Late 20th Century Cinema, 36 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Christopher Nolan’s low budget film Memento (2000), which is based on the concept of a short story named Memento Mori written by Nolan’s brother Jonathan, was certainly one of the most successful films in the United States in 2000. In most cinemas it was shown for more than 15 weeks in the summer season – the most competitive season of the year. While the success of many modern Hollywood films is a result of “money, hype and more money”, Memento “represents a triumph of writing, directing, and performance” (Klein 2001). This film belongs to the so called neo-noir and revenge-film genre. In this paper these two genres will first of all be described in detail. Afterwards, the plot and the narrative structure of Memento – which is extremely complex, clever and demands intelligence and constant attention from its spectators – will be discussed.


Pdf ebook: Coming of Age in Films

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Summary: The story of films is the story of human development. From the very first story that defined the birth of our civilization—the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh

  • Author : Mario Garrett
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527528367
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The story of films is the story of human development. From the very first story that defined the birth of our civilization—the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, a story of immortality, aging and death—comes a tale of why we age. We are a species of storytellers. The stories we tell to each other define who we are. However, since we are living in a world marked by age apartheid, our interaction with people across different generations is becoming more limited. As a result, the information we gain about older people comes mostly from secondary sources. For the general public, films remain the most accessible form of information regarding getting older. From the early exposure of cartoons to more elaborate dramas, our knowledge of what it means to become old relies on our exposure to films. This volume provides insight into how accurate these representations are in line with current knowledge that we have about aging and older adults. Arguing that films present a simplified view of aging, this analysis relies on scientific evidence to explore why and how such stereotypes affect us. Stereotypes have the ability of being internalized and becoming prescriptive of our behavior. Numerous studies have attempted different ways of understanding the impact films have on aging. Theories as seemingly disparate as feminism and disability have contributed to our understanding of how stereotypes influence our aging process. This text builds upon this knowledge and provides new insights by applying current gerontological knowledge—the science of aging—to unpack and analyze the images of aging that films are providing. By readdressing this focus on gerontological theories—as diverse as biology and psychology—the book readdresses an overlooked approach.


Pdf ebook: A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

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Summary: A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the p

  • Author : Alistair Fox,Michel Marie,Raphaëlle Moine,Hilary Radner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118585364
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 712
  • Language: English
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Description: A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time


Pdf ebook: French Cinema

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Summary: To a large extent, the story of French filmmaking is the story of moviemaking. From the earliest flickering images of the late nineteenth century through t

  • Author : Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501303090
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 632
  • Language: English
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Description: To a large extent, the story of French filmmaking is the story of moviemaking. From the earliest flickering images of the late nineteenth century through the silent era, Surrealist influences, the Nazi Occupation, the glories of the New Wave, the rebirth of the industry in the 1990s with the exception culturelle, and the present, Rémi Lanzoni examines a considerable number of the world's most beloved films. Building upon his 2004 best-selling edition, the second edition of French Cinema maintains the chronological analysis, factual reliability, ease of use, and accessible prose, while at once concentrating more on the current generation of female directors, mainstream productions such as The Artist and The Intouchables, and the emergence of minority filmmakers (Beur cinema).


Pdf ebook: Ponti/Ponts. Langues Littératures Civilisations des Pays Francophones - 11/2011 Centres-villes, villes et bidonvilles

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Summary: Ponti/Ponts est une revue en libre accès révisée par des pairs, qui se veut un haut lieu de rendez-vous des cultures francophones: du Québec et du Cana

  • Author : AA. VV.
  • Publisher: LED Edizioni Universitarie
  • ISBN: 8879166700
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Number of Pages: 321
  • Language: English
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Description: Ponti/Ponts est une revue en libre accès révisée par des pairs, qui se veut un haut lieu de rendez-vous des cultures francophones: du Québec et du Canada à l’Afrique subsaharienne, de la Belgique aux Caraïbes, du Maghreb à la Suisse et au Val d’Aoste, aux autres îles francophones dispersées partout dans le monde, toute la francophonie est conviée à cette rencontre, qui en est une de connaissance, de reconnaissance, de confrontation.Chaque numéro de la revue, qui paraît une fois par an, présente des études critiques, des textes de création et un vaste répertoire de notes de lecture concernant les œuvres linguistiques, littéraires, culturelles des différents espaces francophones. Les essais critiques et les textes de création sont réunis dans un dossier thématique, qui peut inclure aussi des études linguistiques; celles-ci peuvent porter même sur des sujets libres.