Eight and a Half Women

Author: Peter Greenaway

Publisher: Dis Voir Editions

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 125

View: 855

Eight and a Half Women is a laconic black comedy, an examination of the age-old phenomenon of male sexual fantasy, its roots and its consequences. A quiet rich Swiss businessman, whose wealth comes from the many Japanese pachinko parlours he owns, lives in Geneva. His son lives in Kyoto, and is fascinated by earthquakes. When the father's much-loved wife dies, the son tries hard to help his father overcome his grief by introducing him to, among other things, Fellini films, awakening in him a new desire for women. To accommodate this, the two of them create their own domestic bordello with women they rescue from pachinko parlour gambling debts and other situations of shady finance around Europe. The film tells the story of the brothel, and its eight and a half women, that lasts three years before being broken up and finally destroyed in an earthquake.

Eight and a Half

Author: Charles Affron

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 555

Provides the film's shooting script, cast, and credits, suggests an interpretation of 8 1/2, and includes selected critical reviews

Eight and a Half Light Years from Home

Author: David White

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 766

Eight and a Half Light Years from Home By: David White A spaceship with corrupted software crashes on a cold February evening in front of a Coast Guard helicopter. Immediately, the incident is reported to the Secretary of Defense who orders the craft and beings on board to be transported to Area 51 by a NASA exo-biologist roused from his sleep in the middle of the night. “I became an exo-biologist because there were so few exos that nobody could prove me wrong.” The exo-biologist and the aliens discuss human oddities for eight and a half light years, before their software is corrected. They leave, only to return to obtain a nuclear weapon to destroy the hated Mouse people.

Eight and a Half

Author: Federico Fellini

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 288

View: 484

Eight and a Half

Author: Federico Fellini

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 664

Provides the film's shooting script, cast, and credits, suggests an interpretation of 8 1/2, and includes selected critical reviews

Eight and a Half (Otto e mezzo)

Author: D. A. Miller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 948

Federico Fellini's masterpiece 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) shocked audiences around the world when it was released in 1963 by its sheer auteurist gall. The hero, a film director named Guido Anselmi, seemed to be Fellini's mirror image, and the story to reflect the making of 8 1/2 itself. Whether attacked for self-indulgence or extolled for self-consciousness, 8 1/2 became the paradigm of personal filmmaking, and numerous directors, including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Bruce LaBruce, paid homage to it in their own work. Now that 8 1/2's conceit is less shocking, D.A. Miller argues, we can see more clearly how tentative, even timid, Fellin's ground-breaking incarnation always was. Guido is a perfect blank, or is trying his best to seem one. By his own admission he doesn't even have an artistic or social statement to offer: 'I have nothing to say, but I want to say it anyway.' 8 1/2's deepest commitment is not to this man (who is never quite 'all there') or to his message (which is lacking entirely) but to its own flamboyant manner. The enduring timeliness of 8 1/2 lies, Miller suggests, in its aggressive shirking of the shame that falls on the man – and the artist – who fails his appointed social responsibilities.

8 1/2

Author: D. A. Miller

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 961

Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) shocked audiences around the world when it was released in 1963 by its sheer auteurist gall. The hero, a film director named Guido Anselmi, seemed to be Fellini’s mirror image, and the story to reflect the making of 8 1/2 itself. Whether attacked for self-indulgence or extolled for self-consciousness, 8 1/2 became the paradigm of personal filmmaking, and numerous directors, including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Bruce LaBruce, paid homage to it in their own work. Now that 8 1/2’s conceit is less shocking, D.A. Miller argues, we can see more clearly how tentative, even timid, Fellini’s ground-breaking incarnation always was. Guido is a perfect blank, or is trying his best to seem one. By his own admission he doesn’t even have an artistic or social statement to offer: “I have nothing to say, but I want to say it anyway.” 8 1/2’s deepest commitment is not to this man (who is never quite ‘all there’) or to his message (which is lacking entirely) but to its own flamboyant manner. The enduring timeliness of 8 1/2 lies, Miller suggests, in its aggressive shirking of the shame that falls on the man – and the artist – who fails his appointed social responsibilities.

Eight and a Half

Poems

Author:

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 32

View: 953

If Eight Hours Seem Too Few

Mobilization of Women Workers in the Italian Rice Fields

Author: Elda Gentili Zappi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 518

This book is the first to present a vivid and accurate picture of the thousands of women who worked weeding the rice fields in northern Italy during the early part of the nineteenth century. It explores a wide range of issues including the political, economic, and social history of Italy; labor legislation; the role of the judicial system; the sexual division of labor; family structure; class conflict between the rural proletariat and the politically influential capitalist farmers; work-related diseases; internal migration of labor; and child labor. The author provides penetrating insights into the Socialist Party’s efforts to wrest women workers from the influence of the Catholic Church; the history of Italian feminism and the campaign for the vote; and finally, the workers’ opposition to Italy’s entrance into World War I. She analyzes the weeders’ relations with labor organizers; their desire to preserve their autonomy; and their decisions regarding labor actions; and she highlights similarities between the weeders’ experiences and those of other women workers and labor organizers in Europe and the U. S..

Statutes of Practical Utility

Arranged in Alphabetical and Chronological Order with Notes and Indexes : Being the 5th Edition of Chitty's Statutes

Author: Great Britain

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page:

View: 756

Eight Hours for Laborers on Government Work

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Eight-hour movement

Page: 203

View: 691

Considers (58) H.R. 4064.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bills, Legislative

Page:

View: 264

Eight Hours for Laborers on Government Work

Hearings Before the Committee on Education and Labor, United States Senate, Second Session Fifty-eighth Congress

Author: United States. Department of Commerce and Labor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Eight-hour movement

Page: 443

View: 278

Chart I.

Eight-hour and eight-and-a-half-hour laws for women workers

Author: United States. Women's Bureau

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Women

Page: 1

View: 969