Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film

Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film
  • Author : Richard R. Ness
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Pages : 533
  • Relase : 2020-01-15
  • ISBN : 9781538103609

Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film Book Review:

From All the President’s Men to Zodiac, some of the most compelling films of the last century have featured depictions of journalists in action. While print journalism struggles to survive, the emergence of news from social media outlets continues to expand, allowing the world to be kept informed on a second-bysecond basis. Despite attacks on journalists—both verbal and physical—a free press remains a crucial bastion for civilized society. And just as the daily news reflects the current state of affairs, films about journalism represent how reporting has evolved over the last few centuries. In Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film, Richard R. Ness provides a comprehensive examination of the fourth estate in cinema—from newspaper reporters to today’s cyber journalists. In this volume, Ness provides in-depth descriptions and analyses of more than five hundred significant films, from the silent era to the present, including international productions and made-for-television movies. The entries focus on the image of the press on screen and ethical issues or concerns raised about the practices of the profession. Collectively, the entries demonstrate that there is a recognizable genre of journalism films with definable plot patterns and iconography. Each entry features: Major credits including directors, writers, and producers List of characters and the actors who portray them Running time Plot synopsis Analysis of the role of journalism Many of the entries feature critical reviews as well as cogent selections of dialogue. Films discussed here include comedies such as His Girl Friday (1940), nail-biting thrillers like Foreign Correspondent (1940) and The Parallax View (1974), social commentaries like Network (1976) and The China Syndrome (1979), dramas like Citizen Kane (1941) and The Post (2017), and of course, Academy Award winners All the President’s Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015). A definitive study of a film genre, Encyclopedia of Journalists on Film will be of interest to film scholars, researchers, journalists, and students of popular culture.

The Book of Luke

The Book of Luke
  • Author : Luther Campbell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2015-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780062336439

The Book of Luke Book Review:

Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled him on the necessity of a black man running his own life, controlling his livelihood, and owning property. Embracing these lessons, Campbell discovered his gift for entrepreneurship: He created one of the first hip-hop record companies, Luke Records, which started out of a shed in his mom's backyard and grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. As a rapper on his own label, Luke became known as the "King of Dirty Rap" and helped pioneer the worldwide phenomenon of Miami Bass. He went on to become the front man and manager for the rap group 2 Live Crew, and was key to the success of the group's controversial platinum recording As Nasty As They Wanna Be. His hugely popular and provocative music infuriated the Man, and Luke was marked as public enemy number one when hip-hop crossed the color line into white America. Campbell would spend more than a million dollars of his own money fighting cops and prosecutors, and he went all the way to the Supreme Court to protect his—and every other artist's—right to free speech, setting landmark legal precedents that continue to shape the entertainment industry to this day. In Campbell's clear and honest voice, he shares unforgettable stories of his rise to celebrity status, including illicit tales from his raunchy concerts. He also breaks down how he lost his fortune, but in the process gained a better perspective on life. His father taught him to be responsible for his actions and to be proud of himself. Campbell expressed this by being cocky and holding his head up high, but, as he acknowledges, "America has never been an easy place for a black man who doesn't know how to apologize." Touching on some of the most pressing issues of our time, The Book of Luke is a raw and powerful memoir of how one man invented southern hip-hop, saved the First Amendment, and became a role model for the disenfranchised people of the city he calls home.

Comic Book Crime

Comic Book Crime
  • Author : Nickie D. Phillips,Staci Strobl
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2013-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780814767887

Comic Book Crime Book Review:

“Carrying ahead the project of cultural criminology, Phillips and Strobl dare to take seriously that which amuses and entertains us—and to find in it the most significant of themes. Audiences, images, ideologies of justice and injustice—all populate the pages of Comic Book Crime. The result is an analysis as colorful as a good comic, and as sharp as the point on a superhero's sword.”—Jeff Ferrell, author of Empire of Scrounge Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and shaping an American ideological identity that is often focused on ideas of the apocalypse, utopia, retribution, and nationalism. Through an analysis of approximately 200 comic books sold from 2002 to 2010, as well as several years of immersion in comic book fan culture, Phillips and Strobl reveal the kinds of themes and plots popular comics feature in a post-9/11 context. They discuss heroes' calculations of “deathworthiness,” or who should be killed in meting out justice, and how these judgments have as much to do with the hero's character as they do with the actions of the villains. This fascinating volume also analyzes how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Engaging, sharp, and insightful, Comic Book Crime is a fresh take on the very meaning of truth, justice, and the American way. Nickie D. Phillips is Associate Professor in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Staci Strobl is Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In the Alternative Criminology series

Socrates in Sichuan

Socrates in Sichuan
  • Author : Peter J. Vernezze
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781597977487

Socrates in Sichuan Book Review:

When Peter J. Vernezze took a leave of absence from his position as a philosophy professor to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, he supplemented his main task--teaching English--with leading a weekly philosophical discussion group with Chinese undergraduate and graduate students at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu. In each session the students debated topics as diverse as the status of truth, the meaning of life, the reality of fate, the definition of sanity, the necessity of religion, and the value of romantic love. Each of the twenty-five chapters focuses on the topic of one evening’s discussion, which was always in the form of a question: How are ancient conceptions of virtue holding up in a society overrun by capitalism? Are traditionally conservative sexual values going the way of the rickshaw? Can an atheistic country even have a sense of morality? This unprecedented portrait of the Chinese mind allows the up-and-coming generation--known as the ba ling hou, or "post-1980s generation”--to express its unique perspective on China--and America. In addition, the book provides the reader with a crash course in Chinese culture, both ancient and modern, as students discuss everything from Confucius to the Edison Chen scandal (a Chinese pop star whose sexually explicit pictures found their way onto the Internet), from classical Chinese poetry to the Super Boy and Super Girl competitions (Chinese versions of American Idol).Throughout, the author provides the intellectual and historical context necessary to appreciate and understand today’s China.

Arcana Cælestia

Arcana Cælestia
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 1909
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HWRR2I

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Arcana Coelestia

Arcana Coelestia
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 620
  • Relase : 1857
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HW3411

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930

Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930
  • Author : Patricia A. Schechter
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2003-01-14
  • ISBN : 9780807875469

Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930 Book Review:

Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil rights, women's suffrage, and Progressivism in the United States and abroad. Schechter's comprehensive treatment makes vivid the scope of Wells-Barnett's contributions and examines why the political philosophy and leadership of this extraordinary activist eventually became marginalized. Though forced into the shadow of black male leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington and misunderstood and then ignored by white women reformers such as Frances E. Willard and Jane Addams, Wells-Barnett nevertheless successfully enacted a religiously inspired, female-centered, and intensely political vision of social betterment and empowerment for African American communities throughout her adult years. By analyzing her ideas and activism in fresh sharpness and detail, Schechter exposes the promise and limits of social change by and for black women during an especially violent yet hopeful era in U.S. history.

ARCANA CCELESTIA: OR HEAVENLY MYSTERIES CONTAINED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, OR WORD OF THE LORD, MANIFESTED AND LAID OPEN: BEGINNING WITH THE BOOK OF GENESIS INTERSPERSED IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND THE THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS.

ARCANA CCELESTIA: OR HEAVENLY MYSTERIES CONTAINED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, OR WORD OF THE LORD, MANIFESTED AND LAID OPEN: BEGINNING WITH THE BOOK OF GENESIS INTERSPERSED IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND THE THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS.
  • Author : EMANUEL SWEDENBORG
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 668
  • Relase : 1803
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555089950

ARCANA CCELESTIA: OR HEAVENLY MYSTERIES CONTAINED IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, OR WORD OF THE LORD, MANIFESTED AND LAID OPEN: BEGINNING WITH THE BOOK OF GENESIS INTERSPERSED IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS AND THE THE HEAVEN OF ANGELS. Book Review:

Complete Concordance to Miscellaneous Writings

Complete Concordance to Miscellaneous Writings
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1103
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105026371349

Complete Concordance to Miscellaneous Writings Book Review:

The Holy Bible ... with Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References, by Thomas Scott. The Sixth Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections, Etc

The Holy Bible ... with Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References, by Thomas Scott. The Sixth Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections, Etc
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 1823
  • ISBN : BL:A0025183815

The Holy Bible ... with Explanatory Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References, by Thomas Scott. The Sixth Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections, Etc Book Review:

“The” Holy Bible

“The” Holy Bible
  • Author : Thomas Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 690
  • Relase : 1825
  • ISBN : NLI:1932403-30

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The Living Church

The Living Church
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 658
  • Relase : 1952
  • ISBN : WISC:89062387113

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Job. Psalms

Job. Psalms
  • Author : Thomas Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : NLI:2195200-30

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A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures ... By Alexander Cruden ... The sixth edition ... To which is added a life of the author, by Alexander Chalmers. [With a portrait.]

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures ... By Alexander Cruden ... The sixth edition ... To which is added a life of the author, by Alexander Chalmers. [With a portrait.]
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1118
  • Relase : 1810
  • ISBN : BL:A0017091323

A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures ... By Alexander Cruden ... The sixth edition ... To which is added a life of the author, by Alexander Chalmers. [With a portrait.] Book Review:

The Holy Bible, with Explanatory Notes ... by Thomas Scott ... A New Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections ... and with Ten Maps

The Holy Bible, with Explanatory Notes ... by Thomas Scott ... A New Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections ... and with Ten Maps
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 692
  • Relase : 1828
  • ISBN : BL:A0025155994

The Holy Bible, with Explanatory Notes ... by Thomas Scott ... A New Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections ... and with Ten Maps Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
  • Author : John Newton Brown
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1342
  • Relase : 1842
  • ISBN : UCAL:C3548551

Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge Book Review:

The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : BL:A0022925168

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Catholicism and Buddhism

Catholicism and Buddhism
  • Author : Anthony E. Clark
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781498243520

Catholicism and Buddhism Book Review:

The recent tide of books comparing Christianity and Buddhism has centered mostly on similarities. The Dalai Lama, for example, provided his opinions on Christianity in a popular book, The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus (1996). Other writers have equally sought to describe these two traditions as "two paths to the same place." Finding these approaches overly simplified, Anthony Clark confronts the distinctions between Buddhism and Catholic Christianity, acknowledging areas of confluence, but also discerning areas of abiding difference. Clark provides here a Catholic view of Buddhism that avoids obfuscations, seeking clarity for the sake of more productive dialogue.

A Commentary on the Books of Old and New Testament

A Commentary on the Books of Old and New Testament
  • Author : Dodd
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 714
  • Relase : 1767
  • ISBN : UBBE:UBBE-00121894

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The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible
  • Author : George Leo Haydock
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1671
  • Relase : 1852
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433017069497

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