Medium Saga

Autore: M. p. Black
ISBN: 9781520725307
Grandezza: 24,80 MB
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CONTIENE I ROMANZI: PERSA NEL TUO RIFLESSO E PERSA NEL TUO RICORDO.ROMANZO DESTINATO AD UN PUBBLICO ADULTO.PERSA NEL TUO RIFLESSO:Emmanuelle � una ragazza fragile, dal passato difficile. Dopo la morte prematura della madre, avvenuta in un terribile incidente automobilistico, decide di abbandonare l'universit� e si trasferisce col padre a Green Coast, in Cornovaglia, nell'antica e misteriosa villa della zia. Quando Emmanuelle scopre di essere una Medium potente, e di poter comunicare con l'affascinante spettro di Michael Chapman, intrappolato in uno specchio della villa, la sua vita inzier� a cambiare. Affiner� il carattere, tirer� fuori le unghie ed affronter� le difficolt� a testa alta. Combattuta tra l'affetto che la lega allo spettro e a quello passionale e "reale" per Anthony, unico erede della famiglia pi� abbiente di Green Coast, Emmanuelle dovr� scavare nella sua "esistenza" precedente, che la riporter� nell'Ottocento nei panni della Medium Mary Cornish, per riuscire a fermare l'uomo che vuole appropriarsi dei suoi poteri ma che, soprattutto, � determinato a farla sua.PERSA NEL TUO RICORDO:Emmanuelle Hill � riuscita a sopravvivere al Limbo, che si trova al di l� dello specchio magico, e all'attacco della Prima Strega. Il suo cuore � ancora diviso tra il dolce amore per lo spettro di Michael e quello appassionato per l'affascinante Anthony. Sempre pi� spesso, Emy si trover� a perdersi nei ricordi della sua vita passata e a fare i conti con i terribili scheletri chiusi nell'armadio della vecchia famiglia Chapman. Dopo aver finalmente scoperto l'identit� dell'uomo che la perseguita, per privarla dei suoi poteri e aprire cos� il varco tra il mondo dei vivi e quello dei morti, Emmanuelle, scavando a fondo nella sua esistenza precedente e scoprendo che Mary aveva stretto alleanza con una strega famosa dell'epoca, capir� infine come deve agire per ritornare finalmente a essere libera. Con l'aiuto della sua migliore amica Ette, escogiter� un piano terribile e pericoloso, che nessuna strega, prima di quel momento, ha mai messo in atto, e che potrebbe sconvolgere per sempre la sua esistenza.Nel secondo e ultimo libro di "Medium Saga", il mistero, l'horror e il thriller si sposano con la passione e un pizzico di eros, con un ritmo incalzante e una trama ricca di colpi di scena.Perch� niente, alla fine, � quello che sembra.

Shadow Magic

Autore: Joshua Khan
Editore: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148473789X
Grandezza: 49,68 MB
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Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder of her family, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her? Just when it looks like Lily will have to leave her home forever, Thorn arrives at Castle Gloom. A sudden death brings them together, inspires them to break the rules, and leads them to soar to new heights in this fantasy with all the sparkle and luster of a starry night sky


Autore: Erlend Loe
Editore: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781851123
Grandezza: 30,72 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7771
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An elk is for life, not just for Christmas... Doppler has just lost his father. Despite the fact that he has a pregnant wife and two children, he decides to move into the woods . Here he starts a lonely and purposefully boring existence. He has never been so happy. When Doppler kills a she-elk for meat he can't feel guilty about it, but he does feel a bit guilty about the calf she left behind. When the baby elk adopts him, Doppler is tempted to knock it down as well. But the little elk is wily and escapes death, and gradually they become friends. He names the little elk Bongo. Doppler is a charming, absurd and subversive novel with serious undertones and criticism of our modern consumer society.

Global Television Formats

Autore: Tasha Oren
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135889503
Grandezza: 15,39 MB
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Winner of the 2013 SCMS Best Edited Collection Award For decades, television scholars have viewed global television through the lens of cultural imperialism, focusing primarily on programs produced by US and UK markets and exported to foreign markets. Global Television Formats revolutionizes television studies by de-provincializing its approach to media globalization. It re-examines dominant approaches and their legacies of global/local and center/periphery, and offers new directions for understanding television’s contemporary incarnations. The chapters in this collection take up the format phenomena from around the globe, including the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, South and West Africa, South and East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. Contributors address both little known examples and massive global hits ranging from the Idol franchise around the world, to telenovelas, dance competitions, sports programming, reality TV, quiz shows, sitcoms and more. Looking to global television formats as vital for various cultural meanings, relationships, and structures, this collection shows how formats can further our understanding of television and the culture of globalization at large.

Digital Disruption

Autore: Dina Iordanova
ISBN: 9780956373090
Grandezza: 77,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1869
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'Nobody knows anything', said William Goldman of studio filmmaking. This statement is proving increasingly apt as we begin to survey the radical changes that digital distribution, together with the digitisation of production and exhibition, is wreaking on global film circulation. Will digital dissemination produce a massive disruption to the film industry, as it did to mail delivery services, bookselling and music distribution? Is cinema about to move on-line? Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-line helps to make sense of what has happened in the short but turbulent history of on-line distribution. It provides a realistic assessment of the disruptions that moving from 'analogue dollars' to 'digital cents' has provoked in the film industry. Looking closely at how the majors have dealt - often unsuccessfully - with these challenges it also pays equal attention to innovations and practices outside the mainstream. Throughout, it is alive to important entrepreneurial innovations, showcasing the work of Mubi, Jaman, Withoutabox and IMDb. Written by leading academic commentators who have followed the fortunes of world cinema closely and with passion, together with experienced writers close to the fluctuating fortunes of the industry, Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-line is an indispensable guide to the dramatic changes that film is currently experiencing. 'It's hard to overstate the importance of this collection of essays. Ever since digital technology began to transform the media landscape, various self-appointed pundits - myself included - have been predicting the final outcome, with results that have ranged from a utopian belief that film is finally being democratised to various versions of the end-of-the-cinema-as-we-know-it scenario. Now, at last, we have what we needed: some rigorous academic thinking on the subject combined with detailed analysis of what exactly is going on in the fast-developing world of downloads, streaming video and Swedish pirates. The people who really need to read this book - the Hollywood studios - probably won't. But anyone else remotely interested in the future of cinema should do so.' (Nick Roddick, Sight & Sound's 'Mr Busy') 'Digital Disruption is a must read for all researchers and practitioners interested in the changing shape and circulation of filmed content. This book amounts to much more than the sum of its parts by addressing compelling and highly relevant areas of enquiry and employing fine research delivered in a transparent and accessible writing style. Digital Disruption enables the reader to leap onto a fast moving train without being knocked off balance by the rush of the wind. Highly recommended.' (Angus Finney, consultant and industry executive, Film Business Academy, London and author of The International Film Business: A Market Guide beyond Hollywood)

America S Got Powers

Autore: Jonathan Ross
Editore: Image Comics
ISBN: 1632152355
Grandezza: 75,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9194
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18 years ago, a strange crystal touched down in San Francisco and every pregnant woman in the area gave birth. These were no ordinary children, though, as each but one was gifted an extraordinary power. Used by society for entertainment, these special children live in a form of slavery with no rights, except the ability to compete in the Games. Growing up powerless, Tommy Watts is the only one of these children not to have any special gifts, but when he accidentally steps into the arena it might just be down to him to save the world.

Forever In Blue

Autore: Ann Brashares
Editore: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742753574
Grandezza: 12,73 MB
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Lena: Immerses herself in her painting and an intoxicating summer fling, fearing that the moment she forgets about Kostos will be the moment she sees him again. Carmen: Falls under the spell of a sophisticated college friend for whom a theatrical role means everything and the heritage of the Pants means nothing. Bridget: Joins a dig for an ancient city on the coast of Turkey and discovers that her archaeology professor is available in every way except one. Tibby: Leaves behind someone she loves, wrongly believing he will stay where she has left him.Join Ann Brashares's beloved sisterhood once again in a dazzling, fearless novel. It's a summer that will forever change the lives of Lena, Carmen, Bee, and Tibby, here and now, past and future, together and apart.

Alternative Modernity

Autore: Andrew Feenberg
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520915701
Grandezza: 80,78 MB
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Vista: 1179
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In this new collection of essays, Andrew Feenberg argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. A pioneer in the philosophy of technology, Feenberg demonstrates the continuing vitality of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He calls into question the anti-technological stance commonly associated with its theoretical legacy and argues that technology contains potentialities that could be developed as the basis for an alternative form of modern society. Feenberg's critical reflections on the ideas of Jürgen Habermas, Herbert Marcuse, Jean-François Lyotard, and Kitaro Nishida shed new light on the philosophical study of technology and modernity. He contests the prevalent conception of technology as an unstoppable force responsive only to its own internal dynamic and politicizes the discussion of its social and cultural construction. This argument is substantiated in a series of compelling and well-grounded case studies. Through his exploration of science fiction and film, AIDS research, the French experience with the "information superhighway," and the Japanese reception of Western values, he demonstrates how technology, when subjected to public pressure and debate, can incorporate ethical and aesthetic values.

The Pisan Cantos

Autore: Ezra Pound
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215589
Grandezza: 48,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9258
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At last, a definitive, paperback edition of Ezra Pound's finest work.

Interactive Storytelling For Video Games

Autore: Josiah Lebowitz
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113612733X
Grandezza: 69,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that control in the first place? Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious preferences? All of these questions and more are examined in this definitive book on interactive storytelling for video games. You'll get detailed descriptions of all major types of interactive stories, case studies of popular games (including Bioshock, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, and Metal Gear Solid), and how players interact with them, and an in-depth analysis of the results of a national survey on player storytelling preferences in games. You'll get the expert advice you need to generate compelling and original game concepts and narratives.With Interactive Storytelling for Video Games, you'll: