7 Power Sublime and Dangerous: Self-Analysis in the Filmcraft of The Last Emperor Bonnie S. Kaufman With a “cast of thousands,” panoramic vistas of the
Forbidden City, and opulent, elaborately researched and executed recreations of
Author: Lynda K. Bundtzen
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Performing Arts
In this anthology, filmmakers, psychoanalysts, film scholars, and cultural historians use a psychoanalytic approach to examine Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film The Last Emperor (I988). Evolving out of a conference on Bertolucci's work,the essays interweave psychological, political, and cinematic themes in The Last Emperor as well as in much of Bertolucci's other works. This volume includes a foreword by Bernardo Bertolucci and is organized into four parts or "takes," including "Filmcraft," "Psychoanalysis," "Film Scholarship," and "Cultural History." Although we can never fully know the real Aisingioro Pu Yi, Bertolucci used his vision of the intricate relationship between art, ideology, and the psychic experience to tell the story of one ordinary man's extraordinary life. Bertolucci's The Last Emperor hopes to illuminate this complex and often enigmatic creation as well as renew an excitement about the possibilities of interdisciplinary criticism in film studies.
An emperor penguin ' s life cycle An emperor penguin begins its life cycle
protecting it from predators . When the as an embryo , or developing baby , inside
chick is five months old , its parents no an egg laid by its mother . The egg is
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of the emperor penguin, with descriptions of how female and male penguins cooperate during the coldest winters on Earth to preserve their eggs.
Kasius, a mountain of moderate elevation, stands on a tongue of land that projects from the coast between the south of Palestine and Egypt.
Author: Georg Ebers
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Kasius, a mountain of moderate elevation, stands on a tongue of land that projects from the coast between the south of Palestine and Egypt. It is washed on the north by the sea which, on this day, is not gleaming, as is its wont, in translucent ultramarine; its more distant depths slowly surge in blue-black waves, while those nearer to shore are of quite a different hue, and meet their sisters that lie nearer to the horizon in a dull greenish-grey, as dusty plains join darker lava beds. The northeasterly wind, which had risen as the sun rose, now blew more keenly, wreaths of white foam rode on the crests of the waves, though these did not beat wildly and stormily on the mountain-foot, but rolled heavily to the shore in humped ridges, endlessly long, as if they were of molten lead. Still the clear bright spray splashed up when the gulls dipped their pinions in the water as they floated above it, hither and thither, restless and uttering shrill little cries, as though driven by terror. Three men were walking slowly along the causeway which led from the top of the hill down into the valley, but it was only the eldest, who walked in front of the other two, who gave any heed to the sky, the sea, the gulls, and the barren plain that lay silent at his feet. He stopped, and as soon as he did so, the others followed his example. The landscape below him seemed to rivet his gaze, and it justified the disapproval with which he gently shook his head, which was somewhat sunk into his beard. A narrow strip of desert stretched westward before him as far as the eye could reach, dividing two levels of water. Along this natural dyke a caravan was passing, and the elastic feet of the camels fell noiselessly on the road they trod. The leader, wrapped in his white mantle, seemed asleep, and the camel-drivers to be dreaming; the dull-colored eagles by the road-side did not stir at their approach. To the right of the stretch of flat coast along which the road ran from Syria to Egypt, lay the gloomy sea, overhung by grey clouds; to the left lay the desert, a strange and mysterious feature in the landscape, of which the eye could not see the end, either to the east or to the west, and which looked here like a stretch of snow, there like standing water, and again like a thicket of rushes.
2 (following pages) The First Emperor's terracotta army lined up in military
formation in Pit 1, which is estimated to hold about 6,000 warriors. About 1,000
have been excavated so far. I he chance discovery in 1974 of the life-size
terracotta army ...
Author: Jane Portal
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A new look at one of the most spectacular finds in the annals of archaeology, this book also considers the historical and archaeological context of the Terracotta Army, as well as the extensive research and excavation carried out since its discovery in 1974 China.
Unlike Nero and Domitian on the one hand and Antoninus Pius and Marcus
Aurelius on the other , Constantine cannot simply be assigned to the list of the “
bad ” emperors or to that of the “ good ” emperors . Any such attempt would not
Author: Hans A. Pohlsander
Publisher: Psychology Press
Emperor Constantine provides a convenient and concise introduction to one of the most important figures in ancient history. Taking into account the historiographical debates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Hans A. Pohlsander: * describes the Roman world into which Constantine was born * assesses Constantine's ability as a soldier and statesman * emphasizes the significance of Constantine as Rome's first Christian emperor * discusses the importance of the establishment of the new capital of Byzantium * gives an even-handed assessment of Constantine's achievements. This second edition is updated throughout to take into account the latest research on the subject. Also included is a revised introduction and an enlarged bibliography.
... in so doing , demonstrate that it is a significant document unworthy of the
neglect it has received . The letter reads as follows10 : Artaxerxes , greatest emperor Mark Beck, Plutarch to Trajan: the Dedicatory Letter and
Author: Philip A. Stadter
Publisher: Leuven University Press
The overall objective is to establish the context of Plutarch's work in the society and the historical circumstances for which it was written.
The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.
Emperor WHEN THE HEADY EXCITEMENTS of the first days were over , Julian
had a number of difficult problems to face . Though his position in Gaul was
strong enough , could he afford to challenge Constantius in battle for the empire
as a ...
Emperor. ,1534 . on which he was fully determined . Infurre ? ion WHILE Francis
waited for an opportunity to of the Ana . Culins in renew a war which had hitherto
proved fo fatal Germany . to himself and his subjects , a transaction of a very ...
In distant Macedonia, the mother of the future emperor saw in a dream an old
man with fiery breath, who told her that God ... Basil, having embarked on his
journey, arrived one night at the Golden Gate, through which the emperors
passed for ...
Author: Gilbert Dagron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A complex study of the dual role of the emperor in Byzantium.