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The 39 Steps

Author : Mark Glancy
ISBN : 186064614X
Genre : History
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The 39 Steps established Alfred Hitchcock's name as the master of suspense. This book looks at the story of its production, examines its influences, and analyses the film, its critical legacy and the subsequent films also based on Buchan's novel.

The Thirty Nine Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 0192839314
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The original and best adventure story ever told, with spies, thrilling chase scenes and explosions.With an Introduction by Stella Rimington. May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure -- a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps?

The 39 Steps Of Self Division

Author : Sam Zebba
ISBN : 9780595318308
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The 39 Steps of Self-Division is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theater and in literary criticism. Original and innovative, The 39 Steps of Self-Division presents a detailed structure of the Self-Division process, which depicts a protagonist torn within his soul between two opposing courses of action. Author Sam Zebba brings years of teaching and analytical exploration to the formation of his 39-step 'flow chart' guiding a play's advance. In clear and easy to understand language, and with the use of instantly comprehensible tables, Zebba demonstrates the structure's undeniable function, and exposes the startling step-by-step uniformity in the following six famous, unrelated Self-Division plays. Sophocles' Oedipus Shakespeare's Hamlet and Othello Brecht's Galileo Pirandello's Henry IV Bates' & Lean's Summer Madness The 39 Steps of Self-Division is a useful, inventive, and insightful aid to a better understanding of structure in some of dramatic literature's most highly regarded masterpieces.

The 39 Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9781843176763
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most exciting 'chase thrillers' ever published, and a huge influence not only on spy fiction, but on Hollywood as well, The 39 Steps is a book which has captured the imagination of audiences for decades. It was written by acclaimed Scottish author John Buchan, who inspired the writing of other great British novelists, including Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John le Carré. The 39 Steps remains his most famous work. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a steely determination and an extraordinary knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. The novel charts the electrifying story of an ordinary man caught up in a sinister international plot.

The 39 Steps

Author : Patrick Barlow
ISBN : 9780573697142
Genre : Drama
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Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

The Thirty Nine Steps Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9780194786522
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard. 'I turned on the light, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the corner that made my blood turn cold. Scudder was lying on his back. There was a long knife through his heart, pinning him to the floor.' Soon Richard Hannay is running to his life across the hills of Scotland. The police are chasing him for a murder he did not do, and another, more dangerous enemy is chasing him as well - the mysterious 'Black Stone'. Who are these people? And why do they want Hannay dead?

Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Paul Duncan
ISBN : 3822815918
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Master of the macabre Hitchcock is analyzed in this volume that cover his most famous films (""Frenzy, The Birds, Psycho"") and memorable cameos in all his movies.

Os 39 Degraus The Thirty Nine Steps

Author : John Buchan
ISBN : 9788580700534
Genre : Fiction
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No centenário de sua publicação, a Editora Landmark lança um dos mais eletrizantes thrillers de ação e espionagem do século XX. Richard Hannay, engenheiro de minas sul-africano e herói da guerra, vê-se involuntariamente envolvido numa complicada história em que os incidentes desafiam as probabilidades e se desenrolam ao longo dos limites do possível. A história se passa em Londres e acompanha as desventuras de Richard Hannay tenta espantar o tédio levando uma vida de playboy, até conhecer um vizinho misterioso com uma informação bombástica: haverá um assassinato político na cidade capaz de jogar toda a Europa em um conflito sem precedentes. Essa informação muda o rumo da vida do personagem principal e quando um homem aparece morto em sua sala de visitas, Hannay se engaja no combate às forças hostis, na verdade uma organização alemã terrorista, mergulhando-o em uma aventura repleta de pistas falsas, vilões traiçoeiros e reviravoltas. O febril thriller, publicado em 1915, trocou o estilo descritivo e cerebral das histórias de Sherlock Holmes pela narrativa enxuta e ágil que iria influenciar as tramas de suspense do cinema e os livros protagonizados pelo mais famoso agente secreto, James Bond. O romance é tão ágil e cheio de reviravoltas que foi adaptado pelo mestre do suspense Alfred Hitchcock em 1935, sendo considerado como um dos melhores filmes de ação de seu período inglês e um dos quatro melhores filmes do século XX pelo British Film Institute. Os elementos existentes na obra de John Buchan seriam largamente explorados por Hitchcock como as reviravoltas na trama e a necessidade de um homem inocente tendo que fugir para preservar sua vida, elementos também vistos em vários outros de seus filmes, como Intriga Internacional.

The Cinema Of Steven Spielberg

Author : Nigel Morris
ISBN : 9780231503457
Genre : Performing Arts
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Cinema's most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilification often vitriolic for epitomising contemporary Hollywood. Detailed textual analyses reveal that alongside conventional commercial appeal, Spielberg's movies function consistently as a self-reflexive commentary on cinema. Rather than straightforwardly consumed realism or fantasy, they invite divergent readings and self-conscious spectatorship which contradict assumptions about their ideological tendencies. Exercising powerful emotional appeal, their ambiguities are profitably advantageous in maximising audiences and generating media attention.

Beyond Bond

Author : Wesley Alan Britton
ISBN : 0275985563
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.

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