Download Free All about Thelma and Eve PDF by Judith Roof Full Book and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inviting us to "wallow in the middle," Judith Roof offers a fresh, inventive look at female comic secondary characters who, though never on center stage, play an indispensable role in enriching and complicating the course of the narrative. Paying attention to these characters shows that narrative is not always as straight as it might seem. Focusing on such superb comic seconds as Eve Arden, Thelma Ritter, Rosalind Russell, and Whoopi Goldberg, Roof explores what is queer about the middle--in the sense of eccentric and in terms of desire--and how that queerness functions as a part of and an antidote to narrative. Shrewd, pragmatic, self-denying, perceptive, outspoken, and witty, these female characters are able to cross the bounds of social groupings, gender expectations, and propriety, presenting possibilities that threaten the "fitting ends" of narrative closure: norms such as heterosexuality, production, reproduction, knowledge, and victory. Roof characterizes female seconds as modern-day versions of the Shakespearean fool, able to speak the truth without being punished for it. Discussing films ranging from Mildred Pierce, Auntie Mame, and Rear Window to Stage Door, Sister Act, and The Associate, she shows how Hollywood's recasting of the wise servant figure as female, unattached, and lower class reflects more general cultural anxieties about the role of women, gender confusion, race, and class distinctions. She also tracks changes in the form and function of the minor and middle from the stylized, hierarchical economy of classical Hollywood film to the expanded, serial variety fitted to 1990s commodity culture. A meticulous, playful rereading of Hollywood classics from the margins, All about Thelma and Eve registers both delight in these female characters and discernment of their integral role in unseating narrative and other norms.
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Download Free Blossom PDF by Donigan Merritt Full Book and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-08-19 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Early discovers that his father has died when a hopeful letter sent after a 20-year estrangement is returned marked, Deceased: Return to Sender. Going home to the town from which he escaped under threats of death two decades before involves him in uncovering a brutal secret his father had kept since Davids childhood, a time when the earliest days of the Civil Rights Movement began to expose the hatreds and ancient bigotries that were still seething beneath the bucolic crust of Blossom, like some malevolent force focused on David Early, who as a young student was the first white person in the town to march with blacks in protest. Blossom was just another of those junk-cluttered, ramshackle, un-consciously ugly, roadside hamlets lost deep within the evergreen forests of southern Arkansas like atolls in a great green sea, islands in the pines, one of those curious, mysterious southern towns that appear and disappear around curves in washboard roads like dead skunks in ditches. But it is only there that David can find redemption for mistakes he never knew he made.
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Also Starring...: Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest Character Actors of Hollywood's Golden Era, 1930-1965
Author : Cynthia Brideson
Publisher : BearManor Media
Release Date : 2016-08-13
Pages : pages
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Download Free The Taming of Shaw MacCade PDF by Judith E. French Full Book and published by ePublishing Works!. This book was released on 2018-12-04 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ". . . Sizzling . . . Superbly written . . . Fast paced. Get ready for a fabulous ride!" ~Astrid Kinn, Romance Reviews Today Western Romeo and Juliet Feud Explodes on the Missouri Frontier in The Taming of Shaw MacCade by Judith French -- Missouri, 1849 -- Four years ago, the rough and ready Shaw MacCade left Missouri, his family, and a bitter centuries-long feud with the Raeburns to search for gold in California. Now, he's returned, seemingly from the grave, determined to find and take vengeance on his brother's murderer. The last thing Shaw expects is to confront the fiery Rebecca Raeburn and to feel a fierce rekindling of his attraction to the daughter of his life-long enemy. Worse, Rebecca's father is the prime suspect for the murder of Shaw's brother. But old love won't be denied and passion soon flares placing Shaw and Rebecca squarely in the middle of the battle between families and fight to survive and be together. Publisher's Note: No one brings together unlikely strangers and brings the past alive like Judith French. Fans of Elizabeth Keysian, Erica Ridley, Emilia Ferguson and Elliee Atkinson as well as readers of early American romance will enjoy The Taming of Shaw MacCade. ". . . A heartwarming love story that's sure to please any reader." ~Jennifer Russell, Romance Reader's ConnectionDon't Miss These Titles From Judith French:The Irish Rogue The Taming of Shaw MacCade Defiant Love Tender Fortune Bold Surrender By Love Alone MEET JUDITH E. FRENCH: Judith E French is the author of more than sixty novels translated into a dozen languages and sold around the world. Her publishers include Ballantine, Kensington, Harlequin, Harper-Collins and ePublishing Works. Many of her novels are set in Colonial America, and she is known for her strong characters and adventure-packed tales of the Middle Colonies. Descended from early Maryland Scottish and English settlers and Lenni Lenape and Nanticoke First People, Judith has spent a lifetime researching the history of the multi-cultural and rich heritage of the Chesapeake Bay Region. Oral storytelling is embedded in her blood and bones; every generation in her family has produced at least one spinner of tales. Following that tradition, Judith's oldest daughter, Colleen Faulkner is also bestselling and award winning novelist. Judith lives with her husband and several spoiled dogs in an 18th century farmhouse that has been in her family for 250 years.
Download Free Starting Over at Blueberry Creek PDF by Annie Rains Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-02-25 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains welcomes you back to Sweetwater Springs, North Carolina, with a charming friends-to-lovers story between a sexy fireman and the beautiful woman who mends his heart. Firefighter Luke Marini moved to the small town of Sweetwater Springs with the highest of hopes - new town, new job, and new neighbors who know nothing of his past. And that's just how he wants to keep it. But it's nearly impossible when the gorgeous brunette next door decides to be the neighborhood welcome wagon. She's sugar, spice, and everything nice - but getting close to someone again is playing with fire. Brenna McConnell put college on hold to raise her little sister. Now that Eve is grown, Brenna is ready to leave Blueberry Creek and finish what she started. Moving on isn't easy, however, when her gruff new neighbor gives Eve a dangerous firefighting job. And yet, even as Brenna is telling him off for putting her sister in harm's way, she can't deny the sizzling chemistry between them. She put her dreams on hold once. Is she willing to make that sacrifice again for a chance at forever? Includes the bonus novella "Sealed With a Kiss" by Melinda Curtis!
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Download Free The Women of Warner Brothers PDF by Daniel Bubbeo Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2001-10-15 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The lives and careers of Warner Brothers' screen legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the topic of this book. Some achieved great success in film and other areas of show business, but others failed to get the breaks or became victims of the studio system's sometimes unpleasant brand of politics. The personal and professional obstacles that each actress encountered are here set out in detail, often with comments from the actresses who granted interviews with the author and from those people who knew them best on and off the movie set. A filmography is included for each of the fifteen.
Author : Paul Loukides
Publisher : Popular Press
Release Date : 1990
ISBN : 9780879724795
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Free Beyond the Stars: Stock characters in American popular film PDF by Paul Loukides Full Book and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third of five volumes of new scholarship on American movie conventions. The 19 essays explore cinematic representations of such material items as food, weapons, clothing, tools, technology, and art and literature. Not illustrated. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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