Maverick filmmaker Robert Altman continued a stunning run of celebrated work that included McCabe and Mrs Miller, The Long Goodbye and Nashville with 3 Women, a dreamy masterpiece that would fend off the titanic Star Wars as Roger Ebert’s best film of 1977. In a California resort town shy and impressionable Pinky (Sissy Spacey, Badlands, Carrie) strikes up a friendship with her fellow nurse ‘Thoroughly Modern’ Millie (Shelley Duvall, Nashville, Thieves Like Us). As the two spend more time together Pinky becomes dependent on Millie, adopting aspects of her personality and appearance, things take an unusual and darker turn as Pinky discovers Millie with a man, a local bar owner whose wife forms the third of the title’s three women. Based on a series of dreams and influenced by Ingmar Bergman’s Persona, Robert Altman famously cut the deal for 3 Women with 20th Century Fox in a matter of minutes and the remarkable faith of the studio would produce one of the most striking works of the period. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New video interview with David Thompson, editor of 'Altman on Altman' and producer of the BBC’s 'Robert Altman in England' Archive interview with Shelley Duvall from the Cannes Film Festival - The actress describes working with Altman, his methods and how she started acting Galleries featuring behind-the-scenes photos, the Cannes Film Festival press conference and promotional images Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Jenkins and excerpts from Altman on Altman, illustrated with original stills
The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact on the world. Titanic has spawned books, plays, poems, films, drama films, songs, concerts, musicals, novels, video games, newsreels, slideshows, multimedia works, and works of art. It has been noted that Titanic spawned the largest number of songs regarding any disaster or event in American history. The event became a popular theme for balladeers, blues, bluegrass, and country singers in the Southern United States. British songwriters commemorated the disaster with appeals religious, chauvinistic, and heroic sentiments. One person has suggested that the reaction to the Titanic can only be compared to the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. The three most written about subjects since April 1912 are Jesus, the American Civil War, and Titanic. The story of the RMS Titanic has been interpreted in numerous ways - as a symbol of technological hubris, a classic disaster tale, an indictment regarding class divisions of the society at that time, a kind of morality play, a romantic tragedy, and somewhere between a Greek and Elizabethan tragedy. There have been so many books written about the Titanic that there are very few that will tell you anything new, but every now and then you find an absolute gem. Charles Hagan's audiobook adds to the Titanic story with his 12 Titanic Lessons for Christians! There are danger lessons, time lessons, and motivational lessons all culled from the disaster that was Titanic! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022222/bk_acx0_022222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the surprising literary and poetic history of the RMS Titanic!Imagine getting the inside, behind the scenes story of the Titanic tragedy written by those who did not survive - but whose poetry and short accounts of the moments leading up to the Titanic sinking did.The time has finally come to share the World Codex's revelations with the public at large. Codex SE is a concerted work of dedicated people who have worked tirelessly to bring this literary publication to the world stage. My connection to Titanic, through my great-grandfather's experience, has played an essential role as to who I am, cultivating an awareness of the importance of art as it inspires the better nature of humanity - through life's inevitable turmoil and even disaster.Discover unpublished poems and prose by historical figures including Albert Einstein, George Bernard Shaw, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Barrett, Herman Holmes, Robert Wolcott, and many more.The World Codex Planet Poetry publication encapsulates a snapshot of the era shortly after the turn of the 20th century and is a gem of historical maritime poetry. In this recently discovered history, previously unpublished works by celebrities of its day make the doomed publication an echo of the fate of the Titanic herself. Had it not been for the controversy that forced the publication to be shelved, perhaps the world would have recorded history a bit differently.Included among the poems is a firsthand account of how the collection was rescued from the ship shortly before her untimely demise. Later research into the chain of events culminated in a backstory that exacerbated the drama around the onboard Titanic poetry contest.Discover the surprising literary and poetic history of the RMS Titanic! Buy Codex: Special Edition now for the previously suppressed inside story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerrilee Geist, Mark Sebastian, Gina Coyle, Judith McSpadden, David Hale, Samantha Boffin, Michael Axtell, Becky Parker, David Micklem, Austin Rising. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145223/bk_acx0_145223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third of CSA Word's popular women's short story collections.Nine unabridged works by time-honoured female and male writers exploring what love, family, and marriage mean. This collection brings together stories by Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, Wilkie Collins and Marcel Proust, with forays into the supernatural and the comedic by Sabine Baring-Gould and Saki. Be them funny or moving, all stories are beautifully read by Harriet Walter (Atonement, Netflix’s The Crown), Juliet Stevenson (Bend it Like Beckham, The Enfield Haunting), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Pride and Prejudice, Billy Elliot) and Rosalind Ayres (Titanic, Outnumbered). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ayres, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000084/bk_csaw_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A charming and inspiring "dogography" written from the point of view of Eric, an outspoken and memorable Pomeranian. From his birth on a remote dog breeding farm, deep inside rural New South Wales, Australia through his formative years in Singapore and into old-age, you will get to know, and love, Eric and the family that raises him.Author Rei Kimura, born and raised in Tokyo, is a lawyer-turned-writer whose other published novels include Butterfly in the Wind, Japanese Magnolia, and Awa Maru, Titanic of Japan. Kimura, who now lives and works in Singapore, has been published in many languages including Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, Hindi, Marathi, Thai, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph M. Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016989/bk_acx0_016989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You SLUG the guy.You KISS the dame. You TOTAL the car.That's movies. And I love 'em.Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all, he loves talking about film, and how they'd be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.The voyage of this audiobook can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a shot of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ayoade, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Korkes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052482/bk_adbl_052482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid's dress in history at her best friend Zeb's Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb's mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane's got the feeling she's just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs. Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow's own Black Widow, Jane's Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiance. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane's biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Ronconi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001770/bk_adbl_001770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious ‘Castle of Death’ and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive. Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Martin Jarvis. Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Martin Jarvis OBE has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Dr Who and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar®-winning Titanic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006159/bk_bbcw_006159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reality is not what it was. Desperate science run amok has collided with dark sorcery, and together they have ripped open a gaping wound into...something. Now, in an instant, everything is different. The horrific is mundane, the impossible rational. Nothing works and everyone pays. Welcome to...Magic Time. For rising young lawyer Cal Griffin, it's just another day in the Big City, full of stress, screw-ups, deadlines, and anxiety. That is until New York is rocked by a series of bizarre tremors - and the lights go off...for good. Trapped in a giant metropolis and cut off from the rest of the world, Cal tries desperately to make sense of the surreal chaos that engulfs his crippled city. Worst of all, the people around him are...changing. Once-ordinary humans are becoming embodiments of their darkest desires, manifestations of their deepest fears. Packs of pale, crouched figures stalk the subways, glowing child-faces peer out of the shadows, and monsters prowl Times Square. And Cal Griffin is not the only one who will be forced into a strange new role in this brave new world of nightmare and wonder. An elevator mechanic turned huntress, a refugee doctor from Chernobyl, and a visionary street wizard all share a staggering responsibility with the young attorney to make sense of the senseless - and to follow an awesome destiny. For they are to be soldiers in a titanic battle between darkness and light. And its raging hellfires will effect the most astonishing transformation of all - turning a young man of pure heart into that rarest of creatures: a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009566/bk_blak_009566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.