La Dolce MorteLa Dolce Morte

Giallo cinema features a number of such killer priests. But what could this signify.7 The ambiguity of gender with regard to the priest's cassock also points to an ambiguity of gender with regard to priests themselves—they are born men, ...

Author: Mikel J. Koven

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810858701


Page: 195

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With the exception of die-hard aficionados of European or Italian horror cinema, most people may not have heard of giallo cinema or have seen many films in this subgenre of horror. Most academic film studies tend to ignore horror cinema in general and the giallo specifically. Critics often deride these films, which reveal more about the reviewers' own prejudices than any problem with the works themselves. As a counter to such biases, Mikel J. Koven argues for an alternative approach to studying these films, by approaching them as vernacular cinema—distinct from "popular cinema." According to Koven, to look at a film from a vernacular perspective removes the assumptions about what constitutes a "good" film and how a particular film is in some way "artistic." In La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film, Koven explores the history and evolution of this aspect of cinema, and places these films within the context of Italian popular filmmaking. He addresses various themes, motifs, and tropes in these films: their use of space, the murders, the role of the detective, the identity of the killer, issues of belief, excess, and the set-piece. In addition to being the first academic study of the giallo film in English, this book surveys more than fifty films of this subgenre. In addition to filmmakers like Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Koven also looks at the films of Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Pupi Avati, Umberto Lenzi, and others. In all, the works of twenty-five different filmmakers are considered in this book. Also explored are the inter-relationships between these films: how one influences others, how certain filmmakers take ideas and build off of them, and how those ideas are further transformed by other filmmakers. Koven also explores the impact of the giallo on the later North American slasher genre.

Screen PriestsScreen Priests

The Depiction of Catholic Priests in Cinema, 1900-2018 Peter Malone ... The police suspect the priest and detain him. ... The killer is not Catholic and fears that the priest has information that he will divulge.

Author: Peter Malone

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781925872927


Page: 720

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There is never a shortage of priest characters on our screens. Even Spencer Tracy, Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald won Oscars for playing priests. Robert de Niro has been ordained four times (including a bishop). Many stars have been eager to play priests, as have numerous supporting actors. The question arises: how have been priests portrayed over the decades? There have been kindly priests with their advice, stern priests who laid down the law, heroic priests on mission, in more recent years, priests who have been abusers. And there have been priests who were part of the scenery, especially at funerals. This is something of a comprehensive look at priests on screen, looking at portrayals from the late 19th century, over the decades, for 120 years. The films considered are mainly English-language but quite there are a number from other cultures. The book offers some Church background and developments, the range of films, a highlighting of a key film representing each decade. It also has separate chapters on Irish priests, Australian priests, exorcism priests and a chapter on films and abuse. There also Appendices on historical films, saint priests and popes. While one could read the book from cover to cover, it is mainly a book for reference. There are some detailed appreciations. There are some shorter considerations. Not everyone can see every film, not for want of trying! There are Indexes for exploring: film titles, directors, and actors who have played priests. Screen Priests is a fascinating historical look at films about Roman Catholic priests from the first until Martin Scorseses 2016 religious and cinematic masterpiece Silence. With the scope spanning decades and the breadth embracing films mostly from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia, the researcher will find a treasure trove and the film aficionado will relish Peter Malones encyclopedia knowledge and sometimes trivia of the world of priests on the silver screen.

Killer PriestKiller Priest

Tells the story of the first and only Catholic priest put to death in America for the murder of his pregnant wife (yes, wife!).

Author: Mark Gado

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313043307


Page: 234

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Tells the story of the first and only Catholic priest put to death in America for the murder of his pregnant wife (yes, wife!).

Ze enah U Re enahZe enah U Re enah

“Until the death of the high priest” [35:25]. The killer sat in the cities of refuge until the death of the one who caused the Shekhinah to rest among Israel. The killer caused the Shekhinah to be removed. Therefore, it was not just ...

Author: Morris M. Faierstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110461039


Page: 1290

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This book is the first scholarly English translation of the Ze’enah U-Re’enah, a Jewish classic originally published in the beginning of the seventeenth century, and was the first significant anthological commentary on the Torah, Haftorot and five Megillot. The Ze’enah U-Re’enah is a major text that was talked about but has not adequately studied, although it has been published in two hundred and seventy-four editions, including the Yiddish text and partial translation into several languages. Many generations of Jewish men and women have studied the Torah through the Rabbinic and medieval commentaries that the author of the Ze’enah U-Re’enah collected and translated in his work. It shaped their understanding of Jewish traditions and the lives of Biblical heroes and heroines. The Ze’enah U-Re’enah can teach us much about the influence of biblical commentaries, popular Jewish theology, folkways, and religious practices. This translation is based on the earliest editions of the Ze’enah U-Re’enah, and the notes annotate the primary sources utilized by the author.

The Good PriestThe Good Priest

Even the more restrained broadsheets have succumbed to the lure of the sensationalist headline: 'Serial Killer Priest at Large in Westonville?' They too have photos of Westonville parish priests in various poses and combinations on ...

Author: Tina Beattie

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789019605


Page: 200

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Father John is the parish priest of Our Lady of Sorrows in Westonville, but when the ordered tranquillity of his life is shattered by a stranger walking into the confessional on Ash Wednesday, he finds himself on a Lenten journey of increasing dread and horror.

The Nun s Priest s Prologue and TaleThe Nun s Priest s Prologue and Tale

This does not make Reynard into a Doeg or encourage us to accept him as a symbol of the killer of priests. It acts upon the reader in a primarily visual manner and it provides for this page of the Bible a perfect example of the ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316615669


Page: 108

View: 754

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

A Very Sick PracticeA Very Sick Practice

In the town where the priest lives is a serial killer. His target is old women. Each time an old lady is killed, the murderer confesses to the priest. The townsfolk are frantically trying to catch the murderer before he kills another ...


Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490736662


Page: 352

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If anyone injures another person, whatever he has done shall be done to him. If he breaks a bone, one of his bones shall be broken; if he puts out an eye, one of his eyes shall be put out; if he knocks out a tooth, one of his teeth shall be knocked out. Whatever injury he causes another person shall be done to him in return (Leviticus 24:19 20). The fleeting glimpse of a face disappearing in a crowd leads Alison to track down Kate. Kate had been her best friend when theyd both been studying at university. They hadnt seen one another for twenty-eight years. Alison confides in Kate the trauma she has been through, how it has ruined her life, and the hatred she has towards those whom she considers responsible for it. She is horrified to hear that Kate has suffered more, and that her life has also been ruined. Kate has the same anger and hatred for those who destroyed her life. They talk about revenge. Alison introduces Kate to Anne and Helen. Kate feels an instant rapport with them. She tells them the horror she has endured. Anne is enraged and tells Kate the two of them will punish those who have caused her agony. Alison and Helen want to help. Kate subtly names someone responsible for Alisons suffering, who should also be punished. Anne, Alison, Kate, and Helenfour intelligent, well-educated, law-abiding women in their late forties plot to avenge those who have ruined Kates and Alisons life. An escapist fantasy at its core, A Very Sick Practice isnt exactly realistic, but it delivers plenty of cathartic fun. The characters are well-written, if a little extreme. These are very angry women who have been victims of injustice. The reader can see that theyre passionate about achieving their revenge and righting these wrongs, but their story is not all about selfishness they are intent on helping one another, not merely focusing on their own causes. Some readers might balk at the lengths these women go to and what they consider justice. Despite any flaws, one quality is paramount: A Very Sick Practice holds a readers attention from beginning to end. -BlueInk Review

The Killer PriestThe Killer Priest

The Killer Priest takes the reader on a fast-paced, compulsive journey through the seedy underbelly of New York, leaving them with one question: who are the bad guys?

Author: Norman H. Donaldson

Publisher: Athena PressPub Company

ISBN: 1844010716


Page: 132

View: 965

Joe Morgan thought he had done his time. A New York cop for forty years, he was going to take it easy from now on. But it's hard to ignore a serial killer on your own doorstep. Harder still, if you suspect that person to be someone who should represent the epitome of righteousness, and not the depravity of pure evil. A sultry summer in Queens, and a maniac is on the loose. Joe, driven by his own demons, is determined to catch him. What he does not bargain on, though, is the extent to which such demons are pursuing the killer himself. The Killer Priest takes the reader on a fast-paced, compulsive journey through the seedy underbelly of New York, leaving them with one question: who are the bad guys?

Prophet Priest and KingProphet Priest and King

You are educated and wellspoken and you hate all priests equally. You have the motive and the opportunities. There is no need to look elsewhere for the killer. You yourself are the man!” Solomon was silent for a long time.

Author: John Howard Reid


ISBN: 9781435729902


Page: 203

View: 427

Thrilling action, suspense and mystery abound in this historical novel, inspired by the books of Kings and Chronicles in the Old Testament of the Bible. Highlighting the latter days of King Solomon in the city of Jerusalem in Ancient Israel, the novel is a real page-turner that moves with the speed of an arrow. In addition to the aged King Solomon, Biblical characters include Jeroboam, a former governor in Israel, accused of plotting against Solomon and now exiled in Ancient Egypt; Ahijah, a wandering prophet, a friend and former servant of Jeroboam; Iddo, a blind seer; Rehoboam, Solomon's favorite son and designated heir; Zabud, Solomon's long-time friend; Qoheleth, a fanatical supporter of Jeroboam; Gallim, the mayor of Bethel; Berechiah, captain of the Bethel town guard; Nathan, the prophet; King David and his son, Adonijah; the girl, Abishag; Ethan, the sage; and Azariah, the young and ambitious High Priest.

Assault of the Killer B sAssault of the Killer B s

Shoop's eyes twinkle as she continues, “The second part of the answer is that I probably wouldn't do it now because of my husband ... who used to be a priest.” What makes Pamela Susan Shoop and Terrance A. Sweeney, her husband of over ...

Author: Jason Paul Collum

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786418183


Page: 197

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The women who starred in low-budget cult movies created many memorable experiences for those fans of late night flicks such as Saturday Night Frights, Movie Macabre and Up All Night. Brinke Stevens, who played Linda in The Slumber Party Massacre, recalls, "Suddenly I was riding in limos, flying to foreign countries for film festivals, appearing on dozens of popular talk and entertainment TV shows, and truly feeling like a glamorous movie star." This collection of revealing interviews provides insights into the lives of 20 cult film actresses. They discuss the pros and cons of making these movies and the directions their careers have taken since. Among the films they starred in are Night of the Living Dead, The Slumber Party Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Sleepaway Camp and Elvira's Haunted Hills.