Book Nothing Lasts Forever  Basis for the film Die Hard

Download or read Nothing Lasts Forever Basis for the film Die Hard PDF, written by Roderick Thorp and published by Graymalkin Media. This book was released on 2012-12-17 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all. A dozen heavily armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued demands, and promised bloodshed — all according to plan. But they haven’t counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with no shoes, no backup, and no intention of going down easily. As hot-headed cops swarm outside, and cold-blooded killers wield machine guns and rocket launchers inside, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between anti-hero and uber-villains. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight... to the death. Ho ho ho!

Book Nothing Lasts Forever  Basis for the Film Die Hard

Download or read Nothing Lasts Forever Basis for the Film Die Hard PDF, written by Roderick Thorp and published by Graymalkin Media. This book was released on 2012-12-17 with total page 99 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all. A dozen heavily armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued demands, and promised bloodshed all according to plan. But they haven't counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with no shoes, no backup, and no intention of going down easily. As hot-headed cops swarm outside, and cold-blooded killers wield machine guns and rocket launchers inside, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between anti-hero and über-villains. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight to the death. Ho ho ho!

Book The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories  1

Download or read The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1 PDF, written by Ed Gorman and published by Forge Books. This book was released on 2000-09-30 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year's Best Science Fiction, The World's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, First Annual Edition finally fills the void for those with a hunger for the best mystery and suspense stories of the past year. Including such bestselling authors as Jeffrey Deaver, Elizabeth George, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Ed McBain, Anne Perry, and Ruth Rendell, plus many, many others, this volume will positively blow the competition away. For, unlike the other various mystery anthologies, The World's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories collects stories from writers around the globe, including Britain's Silver Dagger short-fiction award winners. It will also be almost twice as big, weighing in at more than 200,000 words, and will arrive two months before the competition. This comprehensive anthology promises to be the definitive annual collection of the very best mystery and suspense stories the world over. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog

Download or read They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog PDF, written by Edward Gross and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2022-07-19 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films. In They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise that includes three films with more on the way, while exploring the action classics that led to John Wick as well as the films it inspired, like Atomic Blonde. They bring you right into the middle of the action of the John Wick films, detailing how the seemingly impossible was achieved through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, directors, producers, stuntmen, fight choreographers, cinematographers, studio executives, editors, critics, and more. Together, they break down key action sequences while also providing a look back at the road the action genre has taken that led to John Wick, and a look at the character itself, an anti-hero who carries on the grand tradition of Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name, but with a twist — and a never-ending supply of ammo — while showcasing the enduring appeal of the action movie as well as John Wick’s unique reinvention of the genre.

Book Why We Love Die Hard

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kim Taylor-Foster
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-11-15
  • ISBN : 0762474238
  • Pages : 121 pages

Download or read Why We Love Die Hard PDF, written by Kim Taylor-Foster and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rediscover all the reasons you love Die Hard with this essential illustrated guide to the making of and impact of this quintessential action (and Christmas) flick! Fully loaded with John McClane sarcasm, Alan Rickman as a German terrorist, and Nakatomi Plaza blowing up on Christmas Eve, Die Hard is often cited as the film that took action blockbusters to the next level, but what has earned the film its fiercely devoted fan base? That's the question that Why We Love Die Hard seeks to answer. This is the first and only guide that combines entertaining information about the history and making of the film with a celebratory look at all the different aspects that have helped solidify Die Hard as a must-see film. A Die Hard lover's dream, this guide includes punchy illustrations paired alongside essays exploring the film's history, characters, unique film techniques, and the thematic elements that have helped this film become the beloved classic it is today.

Book John McTiernan

    Book Details:
  • Author : Larry Taylor
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-06-19
  • ISBN : 1476673160
  • Pages : 223 pages

Download or read John McTiernan PDF, written by Larry Taylor and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-06-19 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John McTiernan is one of the most influential action filmmakers of his generation. Educated at the American Film Institute and influenced by European cinematic style, he made his name with a trio of groundbreaking action films--Predator, Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October. His later output was a mixture of successes and failures, including Last Action Hero, one of the most colossal misfires in Hollywood history. His career and personal life unravelled when he was indicted and briefly imprisoned for involvement in a wiretapping scandal. Drawing on extensive research, the author covers McTiernan's tumultuous life and career, from his early triumphs through his extensive legal battles and his multiple attempts at a comeback.

Book Action Speaks Louder

    Book Details:
  • Author : Eric Lichtenfeld
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2007-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780819568014
  • Pages : 408 pages

Download or read Action Speaks Louder PDF, written by Eric Lichtenfeld and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2007-04-27 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The action movie has been the film genre that most represents Hollywood to the world, as action films find blockbuster success at box offices internationally. Studying its trends, key components, and visual excesses, this edition traces the genre's evolution to reveal how it has come to assume its place of prominence in American culture.

Book Navigate the Chaos in 2020

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Edmondson, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2019-11-08
  • ISBN : 179470289X
  • Pages : 452 pages

Download or read Navigate the Chaos in 2020 PDF, written by Michael Edmondson, Ph.D. and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-11-08 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This publication represents over ten years of note taking involving backstories, historical events, and academic research. Once the notes exceeded 200 the idea of a daily question came to mind. This is the third year for the Navigate the Chaos publication that contains 366 daily questions to consider. (2020 is a leap year) Since self-awareness forms the foundation for both personal growth and professional development, these questions served as a daily reminder to think about a critical issue related to your growth as a person and as a professional. Before you start your day, during lunch, or prior to going to bed, consider asking yourself the daily Navigate the Chaos question. See if you can find a few minutes to reflect upon a specific trait, habit, or idea. Dedicating a few minutes each day can help you increase your self-awareness as you look to grow personally and professionally.

Book Great Adaptations  Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Download or read Great Adaptations Screenwriting and Global Storytelling PDF, written by Alexis Krasilovsky and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling is the Second Place Winner in the 2019 International Writers Awards! A vast majority of Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, television movies of the week, and mini-series are adaptations, watched by millions of people globally. Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling examines the technical methods of adapting novels, short stories, plays, life stories, magazine articles, blogs, comic books, graphic novels and videogames from one medium to another, focusing on the screenplay. Written in a clear and succinct style, perfect for intermediate and advanced screenwriting students, Great Adaptations explores topics essential to fully appreciating the creative, historical and sociological aspects of the adaptation process. It also provides up-to-date, practical advice on the legalities of acquiring rights and optioning and selling adaptations, and is inclusive of a diverse variety of perspectives that will inspire and challenge students and screenwriters alike. Please follow the link below to a short excerpt from an interview with Carole Dean about Great Adaptations: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/getting-creative-when-creating-great-adaptations/

Book Hot Pursuit

    Book Details:
  • Author : Roderick Thorp
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • ISBN : 1497662842
  • Pages : 188 pages

Download or read Hot Pursuit PDF, written by Roderick Thorp and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of Nothing Lasts Forever, the basis for the movie Die Hard, comes a heart-pounding thriller! When a young coast guard lieutenant commander, Sam Merrill, finds a “ghost” yacht full of one billion dollars’ worth of gold, money, and contraband, he becomes a national sensation and the poster boy for America’s war on drugs. As a reward, the government sends Sam and his wife, Amy, on an all-expenses-paid vacation to the Bahamas. Sam’s newfound fame becomes a nightmare when Amy is kidnapped not long after they arrive in the tropical paradise. Sam is confronted with the pursuit of his life, fighting to save Amy and ultimately himself as he faces death-defying challenges at every turn and a drug kingpin named Chino who will stop at nothing to see him dead. In way over his head, outgunned, and outnumbered when the chase leads him to Cartagena, Sam has to overcome overwhelming odds as he races against time to figure out why his wife was kidnapped and where she is being held—and save her from bad guys who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

Book 1000 Facts about the Greatest Movies Ever Vol  2

Download or read 1000 Facts about the Greatest Movies Ever Vol 2 PDF, written by James Egan and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Cult Film as a Guide to Life

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  • Author : I.Q. Hunter
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • ISBN : 162356381X
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read Cult Film as a Guide to Life PDF, written by I.Q. Hunter and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cult Film as a Guide to Life investigates the world and experience of cult films, from well-loved classics to the worst movies ever made. Including comprehensive studies of cult phenomena such as trash films, exploitation versions, cult adaptations, and case studies of movies as different as Showgirls, Room 237 and The Lord of the G-Strings, this lively, provocative and original book shows why cult films may just be the perfect guide to making sense of the contemporary world. Using his expertise in two fields, I.Q. Hunter also explores the important overlap between cult film and adaptation studies. He argues that adaptation studies could learn a great deal from cult and fan studies about the importance of audiences' emotional investment not only in texts but also in the relationships between them, and how such bonds of caring are structured over time. The book's emergent theme is cult film as lived experience. With reference mostly to American cinema, Hunter explores how cultists, with their powerful emotional investment in films, care for them over time and across numerous intertexts in relationships of memory, nostalgia and anticipation.

Book Concrete vol  4  Killer Smile

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul Chadwick
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release : 2015-01-28
  • ISBN : 1630084611
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read Concrete vol 4 Killer Smile PDF, written by Paul Chadwick and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Standing in the shadow of celebrity has its ups and downs, as Concrete's personal assistant, Larry Munro, knows all too well. But there are darker places than any shadow, as Larry learns the hard way when he is taken hostage by a psychotic gunman who forces Larry to be his chauffeur on a road trip destined to end in disaster . . . unless Larry can muster the courage to act. The return of Paul Chadwick's award-winning Concrete has ushered in a resurgence of interest in the acclaimed series, andKiller Smile is Chadwick's darkest Concrete work, a harrowing tale Frank Miller called ìedge-of-your-seat suspense, full of unpredictable twists and turns."This value-priced volume collects Killer Smile plus bonus short stories. • This volume contains Killer Smile #1-4, short stories ìUnder the Desert Stars,"ìFour-Wheeled Sleeping Pill,"ìKing of the Early Evening,"ìEnough World,"ìFamily Night,"ìAmerican Christmas,"and ì100 Horrors.î • Paul Chadwick has won multiple Eisner and Harvey awards for his creation.

Book Homer Simpson Ponders Politics

    Book Details:
  • Author : Timothy M. Dale
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • ISBN : 0813141508
  • Pages : 254 pages

Download or read Homer Simpson Ponders Politics PDF, written by Timothy M. Dale and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What pop culture from The Hobbit to The Office reveals about modern politics—from the authors of Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: “Fun and engaging.” —William Irwin, author of Black Sabbath and Philosophy It’s said that the poet Homer educated ancient Greece. Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale have assembled a team of notable scholars who argue, quite persuasively, that Homer Simpson and his ilk are educating America and offering insights into the social order and the human condition. Following Homer Simpson Goes to Washington (winner of the John G. Cawelti Award for Best Textbook or Primer on American and Popular Culture) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington, this exceptional volume reveals how books like J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, movies like Avatar and Star Wars, and television shows like The Office and Firefly define Americans’ perceptions of society. The authors expand the discussion to explore the ways in which political theories play out in popular culture. Homer Simpson Ponders Politics includes a foreword by fantasy author Margaret Weis (coauthor/creator of the Dragonlance novels and game world) and is divided according to eras and themes in political thought: The first section explores civic virtue, applying the work of Plato and Aristotle to modern media. Part 2 draws on the philosophy of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Smith as a framework for understanding the role of the state. Part 3 explores the work of theorists such as Kant and Marx, and the final section investigates the ways in which movies and newer forms of electronic media either support or challenge the underlying assumptions of the democratic order. The result is an engaging read for students as well as anyone interested in popular culture.

Book Focus On  100 Most Popular 1990s Action Films

Download or read Focus On 100 Most Popular 1990s Action Films PDF, written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page 1250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Learning English with Movies

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  • Author : Gerry Arce
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2022-09-06
  • ISBN : 1387637010
  • Pages : 189 pages

Download or read Learning English with Movies PDF, written by Gerry Arce and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2022-09-06 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of this book is to help you learn and improve your English language skills in a fun and natural way by using topics related to movies and entertainment. This book is for Intermediate ESL students (CEF B1) who are also movie fans.

Book Serket s Movies

    Book Details:
  • Author : Cory Hamblin
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2009-11
  • ISBN : 1434996050
  • Pages : 365 pages

Download or read Serket s Movies PDF, written by Cory Hamblin and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2009-11 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: