The Rough Guide to Superheroes

The Rough Guide to Superheroes
A Book

by Paul Simpson,Helen Rodiss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781843533863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Faster than a speeding bullet this new Rough Guide brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world's bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us - and their vile enemies. The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers. An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion. Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles.

The Rough Guide to Guatemala

The Rough Guide to Guatemala
A Book

by Iain Stewart,Rough Guides (Firm)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rough Guide to Guatemala is the essential guide to this captivating country. A 24-page, full-colour introduction gives an inspiring insight into Guatemala s highlights, from the delightful colonial city of Antigua to the ancient Maya ruins in Petén. The guide includes extensive and reliable reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and stay for visitors on every budget. There is plenty of practical advice when travelling to remote highland areas, plus detailed information on jungle treks, river rafting and volcano climbs. The guide also includes thorough and informed commentary on Guatemala s politics, indigenous culture, diverse landscape and spectacular wildlife, as well as detailed maps and plans for every region.

The Rough Guide to Cult Movies

The Rough Guide to Cult Movies
A Book

by Paul Simpson,Helen Rodiss,Michaela Bushell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive overview of cult movies that profiles cult films from every genre and includes trivia about films, actors, producers, and backstage happenings.

The Rough Guide to Kids' Movies

The Rough Guide to Kids' Movies
A Book

by Paul Simpson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9781843533467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book includes reviews of more than 400 kids' movies, celebrating recent hits such as "Finding Nemo" and "Elf," as well as classics such as "The Wizard of Oz."

The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels

The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels
A Book

by Danny Fingeroth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explains the history and types of graphic novels and lists must-read ones and well-known illustrators.

The Serpent's Gift

The Serpent's Gift
Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

by Jeffrey J. Kripal

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2008-09-15
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0226453820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent has shouldered the blame ever since. But how would the study of religion change if we looked at the Fall from the snake’s point of view? Would he appear as a bringer of wisdom, more generous than the God who wishes to keep his creation ignorant? Inspired by the early Gnostics who took that startling view, Jeffrey J. Kripal uses the serpent as a starting point for a groundbreaking reconsideration of religious studies and its methods. In a series of related essays, he moves beyond both rational and faith-based approaches to religion, exploring the erotics of the gospels and the sexualities of Jesus, John, and Mary Magdalene. He considers Feuerbach’s Gnosticism, the untapped mystical potential of comparative religion, and even the modern mythology of the X-Men. Ultimately, The Serpent’s Gift is a provocative call for a complete reorientation of religious studies, aimed at a larger understanding of the world, the self, and the divine.

Home Movies

Home Movies
The American Family in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

by Claire Jenkins

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-04-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0857726374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American family has long been at the centre of the typical Hollywood narrative. But the depiction of the nuclear family within contemporary mainstream US cinema has not yet been closely studied. Home Movies addresses this oversight by assessing recent cinematic representations of the family in terms of cultural politics and representations of gender, sexuality, race and class. Focusing on a diverse range of popular films - from Meet the Parents to The Incredibles - Claire Jenkins analyses the father-daughter relationship within sequels and series; Meryl Streep's embodiment of the mother; the superhero family and extraordinary manifestations of the ordinary family; disaster films which depict the president as father; 'mom-coms' and Hollywood's representations of the non-traditional family. She combines film studies, gender studies and family history to demonstrate the complexities of Hollywood's family values.

The Myth of the Superhero

The Myth of the Superhero
A Book

by Marco Arnaudo

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2013-05
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1421409534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translated for the first time into English, The Myth of the Superhero looks beyond the cape, the mask, and the superpowers, presenting a serious study of the genre and its place in a broader cultural context.

Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy

Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy
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by Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S

  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release : 2006-12-20
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780826101327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harness the Therapeutic Power of the Superhero! Application of the Star Wars Adoption Narrative Emotional Literacy and the Incredible Hulk Batman and Trauma What Would Superman Do--An Adlerian Approach? With an incisive historical foreword by John Shelton Lawrence and insight from contributors such as Michael Brody, Patty Scanlon, and Roger Kaufman, Lawrence Rubin takes us on a dynamic tour of the benefits of using these icons of popular culture and fantasy in counseling and play therapy. Not only can superheroes assist in clinical work with children, but Rubin demonstrates how they can facilitate growth and change with teen and adults. Early childhood memories of how we felt pretending to have the power to save the world or our families in the face of impending danger still resonate in our adult lives, making the use of superheroes attractive as well, to the creative counselor. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero fantasy and play.

Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks

Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks
Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks

by Sharon Packer MD

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2009-12-14
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0313355371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.

The Rough Guide to Sci-fi Movies

The Rough Guide to Sci-fi Movies
A Book

by John Scalzi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a history of science fiction films, covering the actors, essential films, themes, and plots of the genre.

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains
A Book

by Mike Alsford

  • Publisher : Darton Longman and Todd
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hercules, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Dr Who, Darth Vader, Voldemort. Almost anybody living within the developed West would be able to group these individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they might use to do this is less clear. Mike Alsford introduces us to a whole range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic and literature. In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards, and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.

The Comics Journal

The Comics Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rough Guide to Film Noir

The Rough Guide to Film Noir
A Book

by Alexander Ballinger,Danny Graydon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents over one hundred crime and gangster movies highlighting fifty groundbreaking movies and offering profiles of legendary performers, directors, and other contributors.

The Rough Guide to Bulgaria

The Rough Guide to Bulgaria
A Book

by Jonathan Bousfield,Dan Richardson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the 5th edition of this very successful title so represents 15 years of accumulated travel experience to this little-known but deeply rewarding country. Over this period the Rough Guide has established itself as the agenda-setting book which consistently opens up new destinations and new aspects of Bulgarian tourism - from the remote Belogadchik region to the white sand beaches of the southern Black Sea coast. The Rough Guide is written and researched by people who have lived in Bulgaria, and so provides deeply insightful accounts of all the regions and their attractions. As ever, this is a guide for independent travellers on any budget, with accommodation listings ranging from the film stars'' favourite, Castle Hrankov in Sofia, to local campsites.

The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies

The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies
A Book

by Lloyd Hughes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a history of gangster films, covering the actors, essential films, and plots of the genre.

The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies

The Rough Guide to Gangster Movies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rough Guide to Shanghai

The Rough Guide to Shanghai
A Book

by Simon Lewis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to traveling to and around Shanghai includes listings for restaurants, hotels, nightlife, arts and entertainment, shopping, and recreation available in each area, providing directions and maps for some must-see sites.

The Rough Guide to New York City

The Rough Guide to New York City
A Book

by Martin Dunford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Totally redesigned to mark their twentieth anniversary, these acclaimed travel guides feature a dramatic full-color section at the front, new design elements to make them easier to use, up-to-date information on restaurants and accommodations, meticulously detailed maps, transportation tips, and discussions on geography, natural wonders, landmarks, itineraries, cultural facts, and other valuable tips for travelers.

The Rough Guide to France

The Rough Guide to France
A Book

by David Abram

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 1400
  • ISBN : 9781843534136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the sights and attractions of the country, offers advice on where to stay and eat, and comments on French history, politics, environment, and culture.