The Worlds Of John Wick

The Worlds Of John Wick

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-- Stephen Watt is located in Bloomington, IN --Caitlin Watt is located in Clemson, SC -- The editors and contributors to this volume are from a wide range of disciplines to address all aspects of John Wick worldbuilding and are best for this work because they are responsible for the research at "The World(s) of John Wick" conference in November 2019. -- Whether you consider the John Wick film franchise to be full of instant cult classics or surprise hits, the movies are no doubt a nostalgic throwback to revenge-thrillers popularized in the 1970s while featuring the action impulses of Kung Fu flicks. The worldbuilding blows people away and has become an iconic site of fan culture. John Wick 4 is planned for May 2022. -- The Year's Work series is dedicated to the analysis of recent fan cultural phenomena. This book explores the idiosyncrasies of an action film franchise that has cultivated a passionate fanbase with an elaborate subculture. The series description states that suitable topics will most likely require a multidisciplinary and often coauthored approach. -- Target audience includes film buffs and fans of the John Wick film franchise.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Caitlin G. Watt
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2022-05-03
File : 450 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780253062420


New York

New York

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Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Release : 1990-05
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : NWU:35556019819267


Capoeira

Capoeira

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Capoeira evolved as a Brazilian martial art developed initially by that country’s African slaves. Marked by deft, deceptive movements played on the ground or completely inverted, the form started gaining worldwide popularity in the early 20th century, when this second volume of Gerard Taylor’s wide-ranging history begins. The book opens with a study of the capoeira “Bamba,” Mestre Bimba, who became renowned as a fighting champion in Bahia and opened the first legal academy during the dictatorship of Getulio Vargas. Taylor investigates the dramatic development of the schism that resulted in the competing styles of Regional and Angola. Moving into contemporary capoeira, the author provides an overview of new trends, such as international encounters, long distance “mail-order mestres,” mass membership capoeira associations, cyber-capoeira, and grading systems. The book features the wisdom of a number of important mestres recounting their experiences teaching capoeira professionally around the world. In frank, inspiring interviews they talk about the highs and lows of the capoeira life, and how its lessons can enrich people’s lives. Photographs, illustrations, and an extensive glossary of terms illuminate the complex history of this fighting art.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Gerard Taylor
Publisher : Blue Snake Books
Release : 2007-04-24
File : 560 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1583941835


The American Martial Arts Film

The American Martial Arts Film

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"This history of American martial arts films, from major features to direct-to-video releases, begins with an overview of the martial arts in America, then moves on to discuss early trend-setting movies; the influence of Chinese kung fu film imports; martial arts on television; the explosive growth of the genre in the 80s; and recent releases, trends, and the direction of English-language martial arts movies. There is a selected filmography of 300 movies."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : M. Ray Lott
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2004-01-01
File : 242 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0786418362


Gross Movie Reviews The Wrath Of Gross

Gross Movie Reviews The Wrath Of Gross

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Author by : Tim Gross
Publisher : Lulu.com
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File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781312792883


Movies And Other Things

Movies And Other Things

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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER AMAZON BESTSELLER "Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Shea Serrano
Publisher : Twelve
Release : 2019-10-08
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781538730201


Spinegrinder

Spinegrinder

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First came video and more recently high definition home entertainment, through to the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today’s fan of horror and exploitation movies isn’t necessarily educated on paths well-trodden — Universal classics, 1950s monster movies, Hammer — as once they were. They may not even be born and bred on DAWN OF THE DEAD. In fact, anyone with a bit of technical savvy (quickly becoming second nature for the born-clicking generation) may be viewing MYSTICS IN BALI and S.S. EXPERIMENT CAMP long before ever hearing of Bela Lugosi or watching a movie directed by Dario Argento. In this world, H.G. Lewis, so-called “godfather of gore,” carries the same stripes as Alfred Hitchcock, “master of suspense.” SPINEGRINDER is one man’s ambitious, exhaustive and utterly obsessive attempt to make sense of over a century of exploitation and cult cinema, of a sort that most critics won’t care to write about. One opinion; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Clive Davies
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2015-03-06
File : 1100 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781909394063


Wastelands

Wastelands

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"Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and told with the air of suspense that few writers can handle, Wastelands is a story I wish I had written." —From the Foreword by John Grisham The once idyllic coastal plain of North Carolina is home to a close-knit, rural community that for more than a generation has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming taking place in its own backyard. After years of frustration and futility, an impassioned cadre of local residents, led by a team of intrepid and dedicated lawyers, filed a lawsuit against one of the world’s most powerful companies—and, miraculously, they won. As vivid and fast-paced as a thriller, Wastelands takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America’s farmland and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight. There is Elsie Herring, the most outspoken of the neighbors, who has endured racial slurs and the threatof a restraining order to tell the story of the waste raining down on her rooftop from the hog operation next door. There is Don Webb, a larger-than-life hog farmer turned grassroots crusader, and Rick Dove, a riverkeeper and erstwhile military judge who has pioneered the use of aerial photography to document the scale of the pollution. There is Woodell McGowan, a quiet man whose quest to redeem his family’s ancestral land encourages him to become a better neighbor, and Dr. Steve Wing, a groundbreaking epidemiologist whose work on the health effects of hog waste exposure translates the neighbors’ stories into the argot of science. And there is Tom Butler, an environmental savant and hog industry insider whose whistleblowing testimony electrifies the jury. Fighting alongside them in the courtroom is Mona Lisa Wallace, who broke the gender barrier in her small southern town and built a storied legal career out of vanquishing corporate giants, and Mike Kaeske,whose trial skills are second to none. With journalistic rigor and a novelist’s instinct for story, Corban Addison's Wastelands captures the inspiring struggle to bring a modern-day monopoly to its knees, to force a once-invincible corporation to change, and to preserve the rights—and restore the heritage—of a long-suffering community.

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Genre : True Crime
Author by : Corban Addison
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2022-06-07
File : 464 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780593320839


Cyberpunk 2077 Strategy Guide

Cyberpunk 2077 Strategy Guide

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Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in night city, a megalopolis obsessed with power, Glamour and body modification. As V, choose one of three backgrounds and take on the dangers of night city with the aid of this guide. The Guide for Cyberpunk 2077 will include: - A 100% Walkthrough - Covering all three backgrounds; Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid. - Character Development - An In-depth section on how to create your ideal V with expert analysis and strategies. - Side Job - Details on where to find every sidequest, challenge and mini-game along with all possible outcomes. - All Endings - How to achieve every ending in Cyberpunk 2077. - Full coverage of all Items - Every weapon, item and more laid bare - Trophy Guide & Roadmap - Earn the Platinum Trophy in the fastest and easiest way possible!

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author by : GamerGuides.com
Publisher : Gamer Guides
Release : 2021-02-08
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781630418199


Blood Sport

Blood Sport

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Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Emma Griffin
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2007-01-01
File : 283 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0300116284