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    Third Coast: OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing
    Publisher: Da Capo Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0306814307 | Pages: 400 | PDF | 3 MB

    Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the ’90s, Southern hip hop has dominated the genre-and defined the culture-for years.
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    Hitchcock's Romantic Irony
    Publisher: Columbia University Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0231135742 | Pages: 328 | PDF | 3 MB

    Is Hitchcock a superficial, though brilliant, entertainer or a moralist? Do his films celebrate the ideal of romantic love or subvert it? In a new interpretation of the director's work, Richard Allen argues that Hitchcock orchestrates the narrative and stylistic idioms of popular cinema to at once celebrate and subvert the ideal of romance and to forge a distinctive worldview-the amoral outlook of the romantic ironist or aesthete. He describes in detail how Hitchcock's characteristic tone is achieved through a titillating combination of suspense and black humor that subverts the moral framework of the romantic thriller, and a meticulous approach to visual style that articulates the lure of human perversity even as the ideal of romance is being deliriously affirmed. Discussing more than thirty films from the director's English and American periods, Allen explores the filmmaker's adoption of the idioms of late romanticism, his orchestration of narrative point of view and suspense, and his distinctive visual strategies of aestheticism and expressionism and surrealism.
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    Pressing On: The Roni Stoneman Story
    Publisher: University of Illinois Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0252074343 | Pages: 304 | PDF | 6 MB

    The tragicomic life story of one of America's best-known country entertainers, told with warmth and honesty
    This book recounts the fascinating life of Roni Stoneman, the youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family, and a girl who, in spite of poverty and abusive husbands, eventually became "The First Lady of Banjo," a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haw's Ironing Board Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide.
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    State of Play: Contemporary High-End TV Drama
    Publisher: Manchester University Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0719073103 | Pages: 272 | PDF | 3 MB

    Robin Nelson's State of Play updates and develops the arguments of his influential TV drama In Transition (1997). It is equally distinctive in setting analysis of the aesethetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends). Tracing "the great value shift from conduit to content" (Todreas, 1999), Nelson is relatively optimistic about the future quality of TV drama in a global market-place. But, characteristically taking up questions of worth where others have avoided them, Nelson recognizes that certain types of "quality" are privileged for viewers able to pay, possibly at the expense of viewer preference worldwide for "local" resonances in television.
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    Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration
    Publisher: Columbia University Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0231143583 | Pages: 440 | PDF | 6 MB

    From 1934 to 1954 Joseph I. Breen, a media-savvy Victorian Irishman, reigned over the Production Code Administration, the Hollywood office tasked with censoring the American screen. Though little known outside the ranks of the studio system, this former journalist and public relations agent was one of the most powerful men in the motion picture industry. As enforcer of the puritanical Production Code, Breen dictated "final cut" over more movies than anyone in the history of American cinema. His editorial decisions profoundly influenced the images and values projected by Hollywood during the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.
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    Film Talk: Directors at Work
    Publisher: Rutgers University Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0813540771 | Pages: 232 | PDF | 5.16 MB

    What 1970s Hollywood filmmaker influenced Quentin Tarantino? How have contemporary Japanese horror films inspired Takashi Shimizu, director of the huge box office hit The Grudge? What is it like to be an African American director in the twenty-first century?
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    Contemporary Mexican Cinema, 1989-1999: History, Space, and Identity
    Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr | 2007 | ISBN: 0773454330 | Pages: 253 | PDF | 12.07 MB

    This study examines, contextualizes, and evaluates the significance of contemporary Mexican filmmaking, focusing on the so-called 'cine nuevo' of 1989-1999. Accordingly, the study is divided into three sections, representing the key generic discourses that frame the films' narratives and underlying aims: The first analyzes contemporary Mexican cinema's re-presentation of history on the cinematic screen; and the second part of the book examines the rise in the number of women directors, comparing it with the previous lack of female participation within the filmmaking arena; the last section explores the re-location of cinematic geographies in contemporary cinema.
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    Bibliography of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Works for Voice, Horn, and Piano
    Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (July 30, 2007) | ISBN: 0773455019 | Pages: 121 | PDF | 3.01 MB

    This book provides a current listing of chamber works written during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries for voice, horn and piano. It will be a resource for those musicians searching for such works to serve both performance and research-related purposes. Selected annotations provide background information about the works, as well as valuable performance-related information, such as timings, range, and difficulty levels.
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    The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (September 26, 2007) | ISBN: 0826428614 | Pages: 174 | PDF | 8.91 MB

    While the myth of a classless America endures in the American Dream, the very stratification that it denies unfairly affects the majority of Americans. Study after study shows that it's increasingly difficult for working class people to achieve upward mobility in the US - so how does the American Dream continue to thrive?
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    Aesthetics and Music (Bloomsbury Aesthetics)
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (August 29, 2007) | ISBN: 0826485189 | Pages: 258 | PDF | 13.09 MB

    The Continuum Aesthetics Series looks at the aesthetic questions and issues raised by all major art forms. Stimulating, engaging and accessible, the series offers food for thought not only for students of aesthetics, but also for anyone with an interest in philosophy and the arts. Aesthetics and Music is a fresh and often provocative exploration of the key concepts and arguments in musical aesthetics. It draws on the rich heritage of the subject, while proposing distinctive new ways of thinking about music as an art form.
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    Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics)
    ISBN: 0199535728 | edition 2008 | PDF | 546 pages | 11.8 mb

    This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discuss the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery.
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    Critical Evaluation of Chemical and Physical Structural Information
    ISBN: 0309021464 | edition 1980 | PDF | 645 pages | 10 mb
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    The Shorter Logical Investigations (International Library of Philosophy)
    ISBN: 0415241928 | edition 2001 | PDF | 509 pages | 11 mb

    Edmund Husserl is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. The founder of phenomenology, the Logical Investigations is his most famous work. Published in two volumes in 1900, it had a decisive impact on the direction of twentieth century philosophy. It is one of the few works to have influenced philosophers as far apart as Frege and Heidegger and had a crucial impact on the development of both continental and analytic philosophy.
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    Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Therapeutic Implications, Volume 34: Nitric Oxide: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, And Therapeutic Implications (Advances in Pharmacology, Vol 34)
    ISBN: 0120329352 | edition 1995 | PDF | 555 pages | 28 mb

    Each volume of Advances in Pharmacology provides a rich collection of reviews on timely topics. Emphasis is placed on the molecular bases of drug action, both applied and experimental. This volume contains chapters that address diverse but interrelated areas pertaining to the chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and pharmacology of nitric oxide in mammalian cells. The contents form a comprehensive treatise of factors influencing the control of nitric oxide production in various cell types.
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    A Brief History of Mathematics: An Authorized Translation of Dr. Karl Fink's Geschichte Der Elementarmathematik
    Publisher: Nabu Press (February 23, 2010) | ISBN: 1145339654 | Pages: 358 | PDF | 9.5 MB

    This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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