An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.
How does music enrich and define cult television series? The book analyses theme tunes and scoring on television to reveal how composers construct a series’ identity using musical idioms and instruments. Characters and plot developments, similarly, are enhanced by their musical accompaniment. The different scoring strategies employed in science fiction and horror-based genres, comprising for example Star Trek or Dr. Who, are considered alongside cult shows set in our reality, such as Dexter, The Sopranos and Queer as Folk. These discussions are complimented by in-depth case studies of musical approaches in three high-profile series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and Lost. Written from a musicological standpoint but fully accessible to non-musicologists, the book significantly advances television and music studies.
Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE AR T OF THOR: THE DARK WORLD provides an insider's look into the making of the highly anticipated film directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth!
More than live : game "a-liveness" and immediacy -- Game presence and mediatization -- Pausing and resuming -- Saving and restoring -- An instinct towards repetition : "replay value," mastery, and re-creation -- Recursive temporalities -- Case studies
An official companion to the highly rated cable series offers new insights into its characters and storylines, providing hundreds of set photos, designs and insider accounts as well as actor and crew interviews that describe memorable scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) TV tie-in.
Enter the epic fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones with this beautifully crafted journal featuring the iconic Iron Throne. Constructed by Aegon I Targaryen following the war of Conquest that first established the Seven Kingdoms, the Iron Throne is a much-desired seat of power in Westeros. Made from the swords of Aegon’s defeated enemies and forged in the fiery breath of his dragon, Balerion, the surfaces of the Iron Throne are so jagged and hazardous that it allows no ruler to rest easy. A thrilling new addition to our internationally best-selling line of Game of Thrones stationery, the Game of Thrones: Iron Throne Hardcover Ruled Journal pays homage to this iconic element of the hit HBO series. With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5–inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos, makes Game of Thrones: Iron Throne Hardcover Ruled Journal the ultimate television-inspired portable journal.
The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months
Author: Editors of Chase's
Publisher: Bernan Press
Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! The world’s datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness, this annual publication has become the must-have reference used by experts and professionals for more than fifty years. From celebrity birthdays to historical anniversaries, from astronomical phenomena to national awareness days, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the one-stop shop for everything that is happening now or is worth remembering from the past. The 2017 Edition of Chase's Calendar of Events brings you information about: The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses The 150th anniversary of the Dominion of Canada The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution The 100th anniversary of splitting the atom The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birth anniversary and much more!
Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens. The twenty-four-hour news cycle created a surplus of representation that overwhelmed viewers and complicated understandings of the storm, the flood, and the aftermath. As time passed, documentary and fictional filmmakers took up the challenge of explaining what had happened in New Orleans, reaching beyond news reports to portray the lived experiences of survivors of Katrina. But while these narratives presented alternative understandings and more opportunities for empathy than TV news, Katrina remained a mediated experience. In Flood of Images, Bernie Cook offers the most in-depth, wide-ranging, and carefully argued analysis of the mediation and meanings of Katrina. He engages in innovative, close, and comparative visual readings of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, and NBC; documentaries including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Elie's Faubourg Treme; and the HBO drama Treme. Cook examines the production practices that shaped Katrina-as-media-event, exploring how those choices structured the possible memories and meanings of Katrina and how the media's memory-making has been contested. In Flood of Images, Cook intervenes in the ongoing process of remembering and understanding Katrina.
Enter the epic fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones with this stunning new addition to Insight Editions’ best-selling journal series, featuring imagery and characters from within the fan-favorite Night’s Watch. The only line of defense for the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, the Night’s Watch protects Westeros from wildlings, White Walkers, and other threats from the land beyond the Wall. Known as “crows” for their all-black attire, the sworn brothers of the Night’s Watch are absolved from all past crimes when they take their oath, although they must renounce family, land ownership, and birthright. As the final line of the order’s oath states, “I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” A thrilling new addition to our internationally best-selling line of Game of Thrones stationery, the Game of Thrones: Night’s Watch Hardcover Ruled Journal pays homage to this powerful piece of pop culture iconography. With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5–inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos, makes this journal a must-have for fans everywhere.
Enter the epic fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones with this stunning new addition to Insight Editions’ best-selling journal series, featuring the Hand of the King emblem. The Hand of the King serves as the head of the reigning monarch’s small council in King’s Landing. In the King’s absence, the Hand becomes his proxy. Often the real power behind the throne during the reign of a weak monarch, the King’s Hand wears a badge of office shaped like a hand, symbolizing the authority to make decisions in the King’s name. As the popular saying goes, “What the King dreams, the Hand builds.” A thrilling new addition to our internationally best-selling line of Game of Thrones stationery, the Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Hardcover Ruled Journal pays homage to this powerful piece of pop culture iconography. With sturdy construction and sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to invite a flow of inspiration. All this, plus a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5–inch back pocket, perfect for holding photographs and mementos, makes this journal a must-have for fans everywhere.