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Official Movie Guide (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)

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Packed with behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive interviews with cast and crew, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the final film in the award-winning Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson.

Peter Jackson: A Film-maker’s Journey

Peter Jackson: A Film-maker’s Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Sibley
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007364318
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Authorised and fully illustrated insight into the life and career of the award-winning director, from his childhood film projects up to King Kong, together with Jackson's revealing personal account of his six-year quest to film The Lord of the Rings.

The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End

The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John D. Rateliff,J. R. R. Tolkien
Editor: HarperCollins UK
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The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End by John D. Rateliff,J. R. R. Tolkien Summary

A major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’, including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.

Daughters of the New Year

Daughters of the New Year Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E.M. Tran
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0369722647
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Combining the powerful scope of Homegoing with the mystical touch of The Immortalists, Daughters of the New Year is a captivating debut novel about five generations of Vietnamese mothers and daughters, drawing on Vietnamese zodiac astrology to chart the fateful events of their lives What does the future hold for those born in the years of the Dragon, Tiger, and Goat? In present day New Orleans, Xuan Trung, former beauty queen–turned-refugee after the Fall of Saigon, is obsessed with divining her daughters' fates through their Vietnamese zodiac signs. But Trac, Nhi, and Trieu diverge completely from their immigrant parents' expectations. Successful lawyer Trac hides her sexuality from her family; Nhi competes as the only woman of color on a Bachelor-esque reality TV show; and Trieu, a budding writer, is determined to learn more about her familial and cultural past. As the three sisters each begin to encounter strange glimpses of long-buried secrets from their ancestors, the story of the Trung women unfurls to reveal the dramatic events that brought them to America. Moving backwards in time, E.M. Tran takes us into the high school classrooms of New Orleans to Saigon beauty pageants to twentieth century rubber plantations, traversing a century as the Trungs are both estranged and united by the ghosts of their tumultuous history. A “haunted story of resilience and survival” (Meng Jin, Little Gods), Daughters of the New Year is an addictive, high-wire act of storytelling and mythmaking, illuminating an entire lineage of extraordinary women fighting to reclaim the power they’ve been stripped of for centuries.

The Origins of the Irish

The Origins of the Irish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. P. Mallory
Editor: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771405
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An essential new history of ancient Ireland and the Irish, written as an engrossing detective story About eighty million people today can trace their descent back to the occupants of Ireland. But where did the occupants of the island themselves come from and what do we even mean by “Irish” in the first place? This is the first major attempt to deal with the core issues of how the Irish came into being. J. P. Mallory emphasizes that the Irish did not have a single origin, but are a product of multiple influences that can only be tracked by employing the disciplines of archaeology, genetics, geology, linguistics, and mythology. Beginning with the collision that fused the two halves of Ireland together, the book traces Ireland’s long journey through space and time to become an island. The origins of its first farmers and their monumental impact on the island is followed by an exploration of how metallurgists in copper, bronze, and iron brought Ireland into increasingly wider orbits of European culture. Assessments of traditional explanations of Irish origins are combined with the very latest genetic research into the biological origins of the Irish.

Beowulf as Children’s Literature

Beowulf as Children’s Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Gilchrist,Britt Mize
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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Beowulf as Children’s Literature by Bruce Gilchrist,Britt Mize Summary

The single largest category of Beowulf representation and adaptation, outside of direct translation of the poem, is children’s literature. Over the past century and a half, more than 150 new versions of Beowulf directed to child and teen audiences have appeared, in English and in many other languages. In this collection of original essays, Bruce Gilchrist and Britt Mize examine the history and processes of remaking Beowulf for young readers. Inventive in their manipulations of story, tone, and genre, these adaptations require their authors to make countless decisions about what to include, exclude, emphasize, de-emphasize, and adjust. This volume considers the many forms of children’s literature, focusing primarily on picture books, illustrated storybooks, and youth novels, but taking account also of curricular aids, illustrated full translations of the poem, and songs. Contributors address issues of gender, historical context, war and violence, techniques of narration, education, and nationalism, investigating both the historical and theoretical dimensions of bringing Beowulf to child audiences.

The Hobbits of Tolkien

The Hobbits of Tolkien Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Day
Editor: Pyramid
ISBN: 0753733951
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The Hobbits of Tolkien by David Day Summary

An entire race was born when J.R.R. Tolkien scrawled on a leaf, 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.' From the invention of that single word (hobbit) Tolkien became the explorer and chronicler of the character, their race and their significant role in his fantastical world, Middle-earth. Here in his latest book, Tolkien expert David Day unpicks the myriad of riddles, puns and mystical meanings in Tolkien's works; The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit

I Am in Fact a Hobbit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Perry C. Bramlett,Joe R. Christopher
Editor: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865548510
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I Am in Fact a Hobbit by Perry C. Bramlett,Joe R. Christopher Summary

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.

The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon

The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill McKibben
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250823595
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Bill McKibben—award-winning author, activist, educator—is fiercely curious. “I’m curious about what went so suddenly sour with American patriotism, American faith, and American prosperity.” Like so many of us, McKibben grew up believing—knowing—that the United States was the greatest country on earth. As a teenager, he cheerfully led American Revolution tours in Lexington, Massachusetts. He sang “Kumbaya” at church. And with the remarkable rise of suburbia, he assumed that all Americans would share in the wealth. But fifty years later, he finds himself in an increasingly doubtful nation strained by bleak racial and economic inequality, on a planet whose future is in peril. And he is curious: What the hell happened? In this revelatory cri de coeur, McKibben digs deep into our history (and his own well-meaning but not all-seeing past) and into the latest scholarship on race and inequality in America, on the rise of the religious right, and on our environmental crisis to explain how we got to this point. He finds that he is not without hope. And he wonders if any of that trinity of his youth—The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon—could, or should, be reclaimed in the fight for a fairer future.

World Film Locations: San Francisco

World Film Locations: San Francisco Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Jordan Harris
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783200286
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An extraordinarily beautiful city that has been celebrated, criticized, and studied in many films, San Francisco is both fragile and robust, at once a site of devastation caused by 1906 earthquake but also a symbol of indomitability in its effort to rebuild afterwards. Its beauty, both natural and manmade, has provided filmmakers with an iconic backdrop since the 1890s, and this guidebook offers an exciting tour through the film scenes and film locations that have made San Francisco irresistible to audiences and auteurs alike. Gathering more than forty short pieces on specific scenes from San Franciscan films, this book includes essays on topics that dominate the history of filmmaking in the city, from depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the movies Alfred Hitchcock, to the car chases that seem to be mandatory features of any thriller shot there. Some of America's most famous movies--from Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark to Hitchcock's Vertigo to Don Siegel's Dirty Harry --are celebrated alongside smaller movies and documentaries, such as The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, to paint a complete picture of San Francisco in film. A range of expert contributors, including several members of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, discuss a range of films from many genres and decades, from nineteenth-century silents to twentieth-century blockbusters Audiences across the world, as well as many of the world's greatest film directors--including Buster Keaton, Orson Welles, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, and Steven Soderbergh--have been seduced by San Francisco. This book is the ideal escape to the city by the bay for arm chair travelers and cinephiles alike.

The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology

The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bradford Lee Eden
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617953
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The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology by Bradford Lee Eden Summary

At the 2013 “Celebrating The Hobbit” conference at Valparaiso University—marking the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies—two plenary papers were presented: “Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium” by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit’s influence on Tolkien’s legendarium; and “Tolkien’s French Connections” by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien’s legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff’s and Flieger’s papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin’s Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s legendarium.

The SIGNAL: Part One. John

The SIGNAL: Part One. John Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joe KING
Editor: Andrew M Molloy
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When Tom Hansen invents the quantum chip, he is surprised to discover that three years later that the military had taken his technology and built the world’s first quantum computer called Ava, (Advanced Virtual Algorithm). The only thing missing enabling Ava to reach her full potential, is the programming codes Tom has hidden away in his mind, and now they need him, alive, to finish the project. Kidnapped and trapped deep below ground, he soon realises that his life and his families, is in danger and must now find a way to finish what he started. Inspector George Billings is woken early from yet another drinking binge, and with another hangover, is informed of the multiple killings the night before. As the pieces start coming together, and camera footage that reveals something so fantastic, he never thought possible. The real reasons why these seemingly innocent people have been murdered starts coming to light. With the military trying to cover everything up, he is on a mission to try to find the truth, before it all gets lost, buried deep beneath a secret military underground facility where Ava is learning, and ultimately planning what to do with the troubled people of Earth! Will she succeed? Or will we remain oblivious to what is really coming our way! With an alien signal to decode, time is running out, to find a way to save planet Earth and now Ava is born, the human species future hangs in the balance of the world’s first Quantum computer.

The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End

The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John D. Rateliff,J. R. R. Tolkien
Editor: HarperCollins UK
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The History of the Hobbit: Mr Baggins and Return to Bag-End by John D. Rateliff,J. R. R. Tolkien Summary

A major new examination of how J.R.R.Tolkien came to write his original masterpiece ‘The Hobbit’, including his complete unpublished draft version of the story, and many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself.

Middle-earth Envisioned

Middle-earth Envisioned Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian J. Robb,Paul Simpson
Editor: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 162788078X
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Middle-earth Envisioned by Brian J. Robb,Paul Simpson Summary

DIVThe painstakingly crafted world that J.R.R. Tolkien created for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion is so vivid that it’s easy to briefly imagine Middle-earth as a real place—even Tolkien himself had said it existed somewhere on Earth. From the languages spoken and the creatures that peopled it to the wars and cosmology, the richly imagined Middle-earth has left many artists and fans worldwide imagining what it would look and feel like to inhabit such a wildly inspired world. Tolkien left out no details in his picture so it is no surprise that Middle-earth has inspired such inventiveness in turn./divDIV /divDIVMiddle-earth Envisioned is the first book to explore the artistic legacy left by Tolkien’s world. Paintings, drawings, theatrical performances, radio serials, and films inspired by The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are all discussed in a manner that further illuminates the brilliance of Tolkien’s creation. Readers will discover details surrounding an attempted Beatles live-action version (with Paul McCartney as Frodo Baggins), a nearly four-hour Canadian musical, the West End stage production of Lord of the Rings, and of course, the Peter Jackson films—including the Hobbit trilogy—and much more. In this beautifully illustrated gift book, discover the richness of Middle-earth anew, through the works of the artists inspired by it./divDIV /divDIVFrom NYT bestselling author Brian J. Robb and Paul Simpson, TV guide writer/reporter and the former editor of the Star Trek magazine./div

There and Back Again

There and Back Again Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Atherton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857721666
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'Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.' The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlorien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien's own fiction. For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson's films: first "The Lord of the Rings", and now his new "The Hobbit". But for all Tolkien's global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker's own myth-making have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. "There and Back Again" offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason Fisher
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487283
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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources by Jason Fisher Summary

Source criticism—analysis of a writer’s source material—has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers’ appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the approach.

The Superhero Project X Thriller

The Superhero Project X Thriller Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ryan Hoke
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982224274
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The Superhero Project X Thriller is a coming to age action adventure story set in a parallel universe that is much like our own. A fascinating magical story about good versus evil. Friendship and a coming together of people is the underlying theme. The characters develop understanding, solving differences while being forced unbeknownst to them in many drastic unfortunate predicaments. Learning to put aside all these differences to fight a common goal is what their up against. The story tackles bravery,heart and determination that all Superheroes must face, along with protecting the ever present delicate love that they have of their families, friends, and their home city where they live.

The Hobbit Companion

The Hobbit Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Day
Editor: Pavilion
ISBN: 1909108340
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Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface.

Carthy Family Secret Book 1 of 4 Part 1

Carthy Family Secret Book 1 of 4 Part 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. M. M.
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532057490
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Secret Note to the Reader This book is the true Carthy family secret. It is the first part of book 1 of 4, and it is the first collection of stories in my pursuit to reconnect my family’s delegated posts of the world known within as the whole of the Green Isles. In reading this, you will know the true Carthy family secret.

The Hobbit Party

The Hobbit Party Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jay Richards,Jonathan Witt
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681495023
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Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit Òin all but sizeÓ wasÑeven by hobbit standardsÑa zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of TolkienÕs work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, ÒIf much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significanceÑand the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of TolkienÕs intentionsÉ. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.Ó Several books ably explore how TolkienÕs Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology.

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Ashton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441102825
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at

The Hobbit and Philosophy

The Hobbit and Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118233891
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The Hobbit and Philosophy by Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson Summary

A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's belovedclassic—just in time for the December 2012 release of PeterJackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An UnexpectedJourney J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-lovedfantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to TheLord of the Rings. With the help of some of history's greatphilosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised inthis timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty,disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner,"or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? Whatduties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extendedeven to those who deserve to die? Gives you new insights into The Hobbit's centralcharacters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorinand their exploits, from the Shire through Mirkwood to the LonelyMountain Explores key questions about The Hobbit's story andthemes, including: Was the Arkenstone really Bilbo's to give? Howshould Smaug's treasure have been distributed? Did Thorin leave his"beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into theWild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?) Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers,from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, WilliamBlake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's"slimy island of rock," this is a must read for longtimeTolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and hisadventures "there and back again" for the first time.

Tolkien and Alterity

Tolkien and Alterity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Vaccaro,Yvette Kisor
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Tolkien and Alterity by Christopher Vaccaro,Yvette Kisor Summary

This exciting collection of essays explores the role of the Other in Tolkien’s fiction, his life, and the pertinent criticism. It critically examines issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, language, and identity in The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and lesser-known works by Tolkien. The chapters consider characters such as Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Saruman, Éowyn, and the Orcs as well as discussions of how language and identity function in the source texts. The analysis of Tolkien’s work is set against an examination of his life, personal writing, and beliefs. Each essay takes as its central position the idea that how Tolkien responds to that which is different, to that which is “Other,” serves as a register of his ethics and moral philosophy. In the aggregate, they provide evidence of Tolkien’s acceptance of alterity.

Revisiting Imaginary Worlds

Revisiting Imaginary Worlds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
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ISBN: 1317375939
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The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the practice of world-building, and the audience's reception of imaginary worlds. Including essays written by world-builders A.K. Dewdney and Alex McDowell and offering critical analyses of popular worlds such as those of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Minecraft, Revisiting Imaginary Worlds provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the issues and concepts involved in imaginary worlds across media platforms.

Leadership in Middle-Earth

Leadership in Middle-Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael J. Urick
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1800715277
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By examining leadership examples, Leadership in Middle-Earth explores evidence-based leadership and management practices from the unique perspective of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, making actionable recommendations you can implement in your organization.

C. S. Lewis and the Inklings

C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Hall,Jason Fisher,Salwa Khoddam
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C. S. Lewis and the Inklings by Mark Hall,Jason Fisher,Salwa Khoddam Summary

This volume offers essays on a variety of aspects of the inter-related topics of “hiddenness” and “discovery”: literary, biographical, philosophical, and source study. The Inklings that are examined in this anthology are C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, with two of their literary predecessors and influences that are included under the term “Inklings” in this anthology: G. K. Chesterton and George MacDonald. Readers will find new territory for further exploration of C. S. Lewis and the Inklings in the areas of 1) creative collaboration among the Inklings; 2) genres (for example, the penny dreadful, Christian liturgical poetry); 3) literary influences (H. G. Wells, Dante); 4) linguistics (Tolkien’s “web of words”); and 5) the convergence of literature and theology. Other areas, which readers would find interesting, are medieval cosmology, classical mythology and Nordic mythology in Lewis’s and Tolkien’s works (the pagan mythology of the Greeks and Romans, and the Nordic myth of Ragnarök). Consequently, Lewis’s A Discarded Image was studied by several contributors to substantiate his knowledge on the medieval cosmos.

Text Analytics with Python

Text Analytics with Python Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dipanjan Sarkar
Editor: Apress
ISBN: 1484243544
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Leverage Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Python and learn how to set up your own robust environment for performing text analytics. This second edition has gone through a major revamp and introduces several significant changes and new topics based on the recent trends in NLP. You’ll see how to use the latest state-of-the-art frameworks in NLP, coupled with machine learning and deep learning models for supervised sentiment analysis powered by Python to solve actual case studies. Start by reviewing Python for NLP fundamentals on strings and text data and move on to engineering representation methods for text data, including both traditional statistical models and newer deep learning-based embedding models. Improved techniques and new methods around parsing and processing text are discussed as well. Text summarization and topic models have been overhauled so the book showcases how to build, tune, and interpret topic models in the context of an interest dataset on NIPS conference papers. Additionally, the book covers text similarity techniques with a real-world example of movie recommenders, along with sentiment analysis using supervised and unsupervised techniques. There is also a chapter dedicated to semantic analysis where you’ll see how to build your own named entity recognition (NER) system from scratch. While the overall structure of the book remains the same, the entire code base, modules, and chapters has been updated to the latest Python 3.x release. What You'll Learn • Understand NLP and text syntax, semantics and structure• Discover text cleaning and feature engineering• Review text classification and text clustering • Assess text summarization and topic models• Study deep learning for NLP Who This Book Is For IT professionals, data analysts, developers, linguistic experts, data scientists and engineers and basically anyone with a keen interest in linguistics, analytics and generating insights from textual data.

Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney

Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Zipes,Pauline Greenhill,Kendra Magnus-Johnston
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134628137
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Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney by Jack Zipes,Pauline Greenhill,Kendra Magnus-Johnston Summary

The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning book The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers the first book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing together twenty-three of the world’s top fairy-tale scholars to analyze the enormous scope of these films, Zipes and colleagues Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston present perspectives on film from every part of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational adaptations of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen. Contributors explore filmic traditions in each area not only from their different cultural backgrounds, but from a range of academic fields, including criminal justice studies, education, film studies, folkloristics, gender studies, and literary studies. Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers readers an opportunity to explore the intersections, disparities, historical and national contexts of its subject, and to further appreciate what has become an undeniably global phenomenon.

A Conspiracy of Love

A Conspiracy of Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kurt Struckmeyer
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ISBN: 1498234496
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Before there were worshippers of Jesus, there were followers of Jesus. Before there were organized churches with creeds and doctrines, there were small communities of love, equality, and sharing dedicated to the practice of Jesus' teachings and committed to a wholly new way of living. Today, the churches of the Global North are in decline and younger generations no longer seek meaning there. Traditional "church Christianity" is gradually giving way to some new way of faithful living. From a Nazi prison cell, German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer imagined a future "religionless Christianity" consisting of contemplative prayer and righteous action in the secular world. A Conspiracy of Love presents the contours of such a faith based on the "way" of Jesus. It calls us to become troublemakers, revolutionaries, seekers of change, and agents of transformation engaged in conspiracies of love to establish justice and peace in a postmodern world. It offers many different people--those who remain in the church, those who have left, and those who have never ventured near--with a life of faith that is meaningful, intelligent, and passionate.

A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien

A Brief Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nigel Cawthorne
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A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.

The Science of Middle-earth

The Science of Middle-earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roland Lehoucq,Loic Mangin,Jean-Sebastien Steyer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The Science of Middle-earth by Roland Lehoucq,Loic Mangin,Jean-Sebastien Steyer Summary

The surprising and illuminating look at how Tolkien's love of science and natural history shaped the creation of his Middle Earth, from its flora and fauna to its landscapes. The world J.R.R. Tolkien created is one of the most beloved in all of literature, and continues to capture hearts and imaginations around the world. From Oxford to ComiCon, the Middle Earth is analyzed and interpreted through a multitude of perspectives. But one essential facet of Tolkien and his Middle Earth has been overlooked: science. This great writer, creator of worlds and unforgettable character, and inventor of language was also a scientific autodidact, with an innate interest and grasp of botany, paleontologist and geologist, with additional passions for archeology and chemistry. Tolkien was an acute observer of flora and fauna and mined the minds of his scientific friends about ocean currents and volcanoes. It is these layers science that give his imaginary universe—and the creatures and characters that inhabit it—such concreteness. Within this gorgeously illustrated edition, a range of scientists—from astrophysicists to physicians, botanists to volcanologists—explore Tolkien’s novels, poems, and letters to reveal their fascinating scientific roots. A rewarding combination of literary exploration and scientific discovery, The Science of Middle Earth reveals the hidden meaning of the Ring’s corruption, why Hobbits have big feet, the origins of the Dwarves, the animals which inspired the dragons, and even whether or not an Ent is possible. Enhanced by superb original drawings, this transportive work will delight both Tolkien fans and science lovers and inspire us to view both Middle Earth—and our own world—with fresh eyes.

After Doubt

After Doubt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. J. Swoboda
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Is there a way to walk faithfully through doubt and come out the other side with a deeper love for Jesus, the church, and its tradition? Can we question our faith without losing it? Award-winning author, pastor, and professor A. J. Swoboda has witnessed many young people wrestle with their core Christian beliefs. Too often, what begins as a set of critical and important questions turns to resentment and faith abandonment. Unfortunately, the church has largely ignored its task of serving people along their journey of questioning. The local church must walk alongside those who are deconstructing their faith and show them how to reconstruct it. Drawing on his own experience of deconstruction, Swoboda offers tools to help emerging adults navigate their faith in a hostile landscape. Doubt is a part of our natural spiritual journey, says Swoboda, and deconstruction is a legitimate space to encounter the living God. After Doubt offers a hopeful, practical vision of spiritual formation for those in the process of faith deconstruction and those who serve them. Foreword by pastor and author John Mark Comer.

J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy

J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deke Parsons
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The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.

The Hobbit: Illustrated by Alan Lee

The Hobbit: Illustrated by Alan Lee Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Hobbit: Illustrated by Alan Lee by J. R. R. Tolkien Summary

First ever illustrated eBook of the classic bestseller featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

A Hobbit Journey

A Hobbit Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Dickerson
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ephraim Katz,Ronald Dean Nolen
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Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia on film and is considered the undisputed bible of the film industry. Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition features more than 7,500 A–Z entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of moviemaking, including: Directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, and cinematographers; Styles, genres, and schools of filmmaking; Motion picture studios and film centers; Film-related organizations and events; Industry jargon and technical terms; Inventions, inventors, and equipment; Plus comprehensive listings of academy award–winning films And artists, top-grossing films, and much more!

Linked Data adoption and application within financial business processes

Linked Data adoption and application within financial business processes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathrin Kalcheva
Editor: Anchor Academic Publishing
ISBN: 3954899760
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This book is the first part of a two book series. It is based on a combination of Finance and IT. More precisely, it applies the concept of Linked Data (hence LD), which originates from the IT landscape, to the specifics of the financial world. LD is a new concept for efficient handling of data, which could be used for dealing with a complex data set and data structures, as well as Big Data. The focus of this book is on the adoption of LD and its application within financial business processes. First, LD is briefly explained and framed in the context of the financial services domain. Second, modeling the determinants of LD adoption needed a clear statement over its advantages and disadvantages, amongst others within the financial domain. Despite the high interest towards the LD concept, no such overview existed before this work. Fourth, the model on LD adoption is applied to business (financial) reporting, illustrated with the XBRL case. Finally, semi-structured interviews with financial experts reconfirm and extend the findings. The main potentials are described in detail.

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Michael N. Stanton
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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Middle Earth, Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of it characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved The Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of the world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.

Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century

Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nolwenn Mingant,Cecilia Tirtaine,Joël Augros
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century by Nolwenn Mingant,Cecilia Tirtaine,Joël Augros Summary

How do you sell British humour to a French audience? Could piracy actually be good for the film business? Why are The Hobbit's revolutionary technologies not mentioned in some adverts? Exploring these questions and many more, Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century draws on insights from renowned film academics and leading industry professionals to chart the evolution of modern film marketing. The first part of the book focuses on geographical considerations, showing how marketers have to adapt their strategies locally as films travel across borders. The second covers new marketing possibilities offered by the Internet, as Vine, Facebook and other participative websites open new venues for big distributors and independents alike. Straddling practical and theoretical concerns and including case studies that take us from Nollywood to Peru, this book provides an accessible introduction to the key issues at stake for film marketing in a global era.

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karina Aveyard,Albert Moran,Errol Vieth
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema by Karina Aveyard,Albert Moran,Errol Vieth Summary

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on leading films as well as many directors, writers, actors and producers.

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