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Wild Beyond Belief

Author : Brian Albright
ISBN : 0786482508
Genre : Performing Arts
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Exploitation filmmakers played a significant role in revolutionizing American cinema during the 1960s and early 1970s, churning out a string of independent Westerns, biker films, nudie-cuties and horror flicks in record times and often on shoestring budgets. With titles like Horror of the Blood Monsters, Cycle Savages and The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, these films pushed the boundaries of acceptable on-screen violence and nudity and kept the American theater industry afloat as several major studios teetered on the brink of financial collapse. This work tells the story of that “other” Hollywood through interviews with 16 directors, performers, screenwriters, and stuntmen who helped bring these zero-budget films to the screen against incredible odds. The interviews give insights into exploitation filmmaking from the perspectives of pioneering directors Al Adamson and Jack Hill, actors Jenifer Bishop and Robert Dix, and stuntmen Gary Kent and Gary Littlejohn, and others. The work includes more than 50 photographs, including many rare behind-the-scenes images of the filmmakers on set.
Category: Performing Arts

Wonder Beyond Belief

Author : Navid Kermani
ISBN : 9781509514878
Genre : Art
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What happens when one of Germany's most important writers, himself a Muslim, immerses himself in the world of Christian art? In this book, Navid Kermani is awestruck by a religion full of sacrifice and lamentation, love and wonder, the irrational and the unfathomable, the deeply human and the divine – a Christianity that today’s Christians rarely speak of so earnestly, boldly and enthusiastically. With the open-minded curiosity of a non-believer – or rather a believer in another faith – Kermani engages with Christian art in its great richness and diversity. The result is an enchanting reflection which reinvests in Christianity both its spectacular beauty and its terror. Kermani struggles with the cross, falls in love at the sight of Mary, experiences the Orthodox Mass and appreciates the greatness of St Francis. He teaches us to see the questions of our present-day lives in the pictures of old masters such as Botticelli, Caravaggio and Rembrandt – not with lectures on art history or theology, but with an intelligent eye for the essential details and the underlying relations to seemingly remote worlds, to literature and to mystical Islam. Kermani's poetic school of seeing draws us in as we are carried along by his unique perspective on Christianity, rekindling our interest in great art at the same time. We are captivated by his unique and brilliant Islamic reading of the West.
Category: Art

The Wild Side

Author : Henry Billings
ISBN : 0809298333
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Wild Side features amazing, strange, and unbelievable nonfiction selections that students will want to read. Each book includes new exercises and activities that improve reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Beyond Belief

Author : Colm O'gorman
ISBN : 9781848949157
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'I was living in a world where a priest who spoke the words of God used me for sex, and there was no-one to tell. The world where this horror happened didn't exist for anyone else.' As a boy in Ireland where everyone -- from among his own neighbours to the powers of church and state -- chose to deny that a priest could sexually assault a child, Colm O'Gorman felt only shame, guilt and fear at the regular rape and abuse he suffered. But Colm would go on to make history, successfully suing the Roman Catholic Church, asking questions of the Pope himself and creating a watershed in history as hundreds more victims found the courage to report their abuse. Beyond Belief is a powerful story of a young man's shame turning to outrage, and demonstrates that -- whatever our past hurts -- there is hope for the future if we are prepared to stand for truth.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond Belief

Author : Elaine Pagels
ISBN : 140007908X
Genre : Religion
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In Beyond Belief, renowned religion scholar Elaine Pagels continues her groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy. Spurred on by personal tragedy and new scholarship from an international group of researchers, Pagels returns to her investigation of the “secret” Gospel of Thomas, and breathes new life into writings once thought heretical. As she arrives at an ever-deeper conviction in her own faith, Pagels reveals how faith allows for a diversity of interpretations, and that the “rogue” voices of Christianity encourage and sustain “the recognition of the light within us all.”
Category: Religion

Living Beyond Belief

Author : Jaia Lee
ISBN : 9781933538594
Genre : Self-Help
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Living Beyond Belief reveals one woman's discovery of life she had never before imagined. A world she came to discover seemingly by accident, understanding perfectly well that there are no accidents. Through personal experiences, insights, and poetry, she shares her discovery of a new way of living and insights into what makes this alternative way of living possible for everyone.
Category: Self-Help

Faith Beyond Belief

Author : David Eberly
ISBN : 9781883911706
Genre : Airmen
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America S Mistress

Author : John L. Williams
ISBN : 9781780875576
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eartha Kitt was a skinny, mixed-race woman with an odd, angular face, who seduced fifties white America into thinking that she was, in the words of Orson Welles, 'the most exciting woman in the world'. She could count Marilyn Monroe, T.S. Eliot, Prince Philip and Albert Einstein among her friends and admirers, and was almost able to forget she had once been a poor black girl from the Deep South. But her new persona was also a prison from which she found it impossible to escape. John L. Williams' moving and unsettling biography shows a star adrift in a bewildering new America torn apart by the Civil Rights movement. Shunned by many of her former friends, shocked by her country's insiduous racism, and with a perilously fragile sense of her own identity, Eartha Kitt would pay the price that came from trying to be America's mistress.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond Belief

Author : Paul McLaw
ISBN : 9781326827298
Genre : Humor
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Paul McLaw, lets his imagination run wild with the sometimes surreal, irreligious but entertaining satire Beyond Belief. Following the travails of St Lungo (a heavy-smoking version of Glasgow’s patron saint?) and other colourfully twisted characters. An anti-war fable that pokes fun at the myths and miracles of sixth century religion in an amusing way. A wild teenage drugs party ends up with unplanned mother hood. The angriest father in fictional history gets nasty. The young mother escapes, helped by a few tricks. Our hero is born into the ways of Jiggery-Pokery, including a few resurrections. The hero visits an underground pope, does battle assisted with elephant friends then meets a very unusual secret agent nun. There is enough catering to keep the twenty first century reader hooked. That includes a salmon. The miracle ring in the parsley sauce appears in various ways. To sum it all up, this is a fine twenty first century take on a twelfth century story of a sixth century figure.
Category: Humor

Under A Wild Sky

Author : William Souder
ISBN : 9781571319234
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America, the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent’s birdlife. And yet few people understand, and many assume incorrectly, what sort of man he was. How did the illegitimate son of a French sea captain living in Haiti, who lied both about his parentage and his training, rise to become one of the greatest natural historians ever and the greatest name in ornithology? In Under a Wild Sky this Pulitzer Prize finalist, William Souder reveals that Audubon did not only compose the most famous depictions of birds the world has ever seen, he also composed a brilliant mythology of self. In this dazzling work of biography, Souder charts the life of a driven man who, despite all odds, became the historical figure we know today.
Category: Biography & Autobiography