Jones uncovers the fascinating inside story of the making of this film, one of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Thrillers. Every aspect is revealed of the film's development and production - casting, design, shooting, scoring, and editing - to the profound disappointment upon its release. This book is the result of over a decade of archival research and interviews with a dozen key people associated with the film, including Grubb, Gregory, actors Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish and cinematographer Stanley Cortez. Their oral histories, along with numerous artifacts and film stills, are here deftly assembled into an account that is as compelling as the movie it celebrates.
The Filming of The Night of the Hunter
Author: Preston Neal Jones
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world. As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory - created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it. Iron Manis the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.
My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath
Author: Tony Iommi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On November 22, 1963, three great men died within a few hours of each other: C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley. All three believed, in different ways, that death is not the end of human life. Suppose they were right, and suppose they met after death. How might the conversation go? Peter Kreeft imagines their discussion as a part of The Great Conversation that has been going on for centuries. Does human life have meaning? Is it possible to know about life after death? What if one could prove that Jesus was God? With Kennedy taking the role of a modern humanist, Lewis representing Christian theism and Huxley advocating Eastern pantheism, the dialogue is lively and informative. This new edition of this classic work includes a postscript in which Kreeft describes why and how he wrote what has remained a standard of apologetic literature for a generation. He also adds an outline and index to the book as well as a never-before-published dialog in which he imagines "A World Without an Easter." Now more than ever this book offers an animated interaction that involves not only good thinking but good drama.
A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
They said it couldn't be done, but The Accountant's Guide to the Universe is the first entertaining book on accounting written for a general audience. The book opens with a wild premise: Heaven and Hell have been outsourced to a giant company in a distant galaxy and they are now in charge of determining who goes where after death. The entire universe is scoured for an objective system that can be adapted to the task, and it is found, in the form of accounting, in the least civilized backwater of the universe, Earth! The book is also a morality tale. It demonstrates how financial scandals (a la Bernie Madoff and many others) can be pulled off with "creative accounting," and how much a person adds or subtracts from the universe by their actions. Written for anybody who has taken an accounting class, practices it for a living, or is simply interested in seeing how a system designed to record finances can also be used to judge the entire universe will be enlightened by The Accountant's Guide to the Universe.
Heaven and Hell by the Numbers
Author: Craig Hovey
Category: Business & Economics
From Things Heard and Seen
Publisher: Classics Reborn Publishing
Category: Future life
For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and poets have tried to pierce through the veil of death to gaze with wonder, fear, and awe on the final and eternal state of the soul. Indeed, the four great epic poets of the Western tradition (Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton) structured their epics in part around a descent into the underworld that is both spiritual and physical, both allegorical and geographical. This book not only considers closely these epic journeys to the "other side," but explores the chain of influences that connects the poets to such writers as Plato, Cicero, St. John, St. Paul, Bunyan, Blake, and C. S. Lewis. Written in a narrative, "man of letters" style and complete with an annotated bibliography, a timeline, a who's who, and an extensive glossary of Jewish, Christian, and mythological terms, this user-friendly book will help readers understand how heaven and hell have been depicted for the last 3,000 years.
Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition
Author: Louis Markos
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Literary Criticism
Presents a collection of ancient poems about such topics as the creation of Earth, descent into the underworld, and prayers to gods.
Author: Nancy K. Sandars
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Category: Literary Criticism
Many people go through life without giving full consideration to their emotions. This book proposes to do just that, examining over 30 emotions ranging from lust to love and humility to humiliation, and drawing some useful and surprising conclusions along the way.
The Psychology of the Emotions
Author: Neel Burton
How many heavens are there—and how many hells?The original biblical languages use several words for heaven and hell that mean different things. And to make matters still more interesting, other religions and philosophies have contributed their own ideas to the mix until it’s hard to separate reality from speculation, falsehood, and folklore. Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible really reveals about heaven and hell, salvation and judgment.Learn about• Jesus: the only means of understanding heaven or hell• different biblical words for heaven and hell• the fires of hell: literal or figurative?• why hell has no exit doors• what we can and can’t know about heaven• God’s judgment: who will go where, and whyGet ready for some surprises. This book will help you set aside your preconceptions and pierce through the myths and misinformation to gain an accurate, truly biblical perspective on heaven and hell.
Author: Kenneth D. Boa,Robert M. Bowman Jr.
Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.
A Critical Study of Classic Cinema
Author: Philip Gillett
Category: Performing Arts
Charlie Marx, like many of us, enjoys a good moan from time to time. This particular series of moans and groans resulted in a two and a half week period of him writing this novel until he got it all out of his system. The result is this collection of hilarious views on life, the universe and charity shop charges. Helped by some characters in his head we travel into the mind of this disturbed individual and see the world as it just might be. Along with famous, and infamous, people in situations you will certainly not have imagined them in before, you will find characters like an educationally-deprived scarecrow, an ambitious but ultimately disappointed 5 note and a series of improbable and improper pensioners. Within this novel you will find out God s real name, what the difference is between a hill and a mountain, as well as why Charlie went all the way to Turkey to end up in Amsterdam."
Author: Charlie Marx
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu
Heaven and Hell takes you on a journey through Heaven and Hell, as viewed through the eyes of Chris and Serena Davis, who come to experience their reality first hand. Through God s mercy, those who dwell in Heaven, have no recollection of loved ones in Hell. At least, most don t. Yet, in the most beautiful place in the universe, one man s troubling dreams lead him to realize that the love of his earth life has been condemned to Satan s realm. Now, with the help of a famous scientist from the past, Chris endeavors to pull off the ultimate prison break.
A Journey of Chris and Serena Davis
Author: Kenneth Zeigler
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Bestselling author Rob Bell offers a provocative book which gets to the heart of questions about life and death. His perspective, encapsulated by his famous slogan ‘love wins’, will surprise and challenge both Christians and atheists, and will inspire people of all faiths and none.
Author: Rob Bell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
One of the most profound, deeply affecting questions we face as human beings is the matter of our mortality--and its connection to immortality. Ancient animist ghost cultures, Egyptian mummification, late Jewish hopes of resurrection, Christian eternal salvation, Muslim belief in hell and paradise all spring from a remarkably consistent impulse to tether a triumph over death to our conduct in life. In After Lives, British scholar John Casey provides a rich historical and philosophical exploration of the world beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to St. Thomas Aquinas, from Martin Luther to modern Mormons. In a lively, wide-ranging discussion, he examines such topics as predestination, purgatory, Spiritualism, the Rapture, Armageddon and current Muslim apocalyptics, as well as the impact of such influences as the New Testament, St. Augustine, Dante, and the Second Vatican Council. Ideas of heaven and hell, Casey argues, illuminate how we understand the ultimate nature of sin, justice, punishment, and our moral sense itself. The concepts of eternal bliss and eternal punishment express--and test--our ideas of good and evil. For example, the ancient Egyptians saw the afterlife as flowing from ma'at, a sense of being in harmony with life, a concept that includes truth, order, justice, and the fundamental law of the universe. "It is an optimistic view of life," he writes. "It is an ethic that connects wisdom with moral goodness." Perhaps just as revealing, Casey finds, are modern secular interpretations of heaven and hell, as he probes the place of goodness, virtue, and happiness in the age of psychology and scientific investigation. With elegant prose, a magisterial grasp of a vast literary and religious history, and moments of humor and irony, After Lives sheds new light on the question of life, death, and morality in human culture.
A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory
Author: John Casey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Aspiration is derived upon the breath of hope. This is the message that Lamont Z. Brown conveys in this new collection of stories and poetry. We all face challenges in life; Between the Gates of Heaven and Hell is meant to inspire and motivate its readers to face those challenges. There are days when life is hard, and things don't always go our way; there are times when we have great days and forget about the bad times in a second. Aimed at a diverse audience, Between the Gates of Heaven and Hell speaks about love, life, and even death all experiences humans face at one time or another. Brown's work represents a realistic reflection of the distorted reality that we call existence. He presents stories and poetry that relate the challenges and mysteries of life. From a damaged relationship between a husband and wife that ends in a car crash to the lyrical poetry that explores life, he captures the true essence of our emotions. He takes you along on a journey with each of his characters, discovering who they are and what makes their worlds complete.
Author: Lamont Z. Brown Phoenix King,Lamont Z. Brown
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The question of the afterlife is, for many today, one of preference. Christians trained to evangelize unsaved people with the query, “If you were to die today, do you know where you would go – heaven or hell?” have grown befuddled when met with the response, “I don’t believe in heaven or hell.” Something in our culture has changed. The ground has shifted beneath our feet. We did not feel it. But change has come, just the same. We must reacquaint modern Christians with the eschatologically driven preaching and teaching of Edwards. This word “eschatological” may trip some readers up at first encounter, but it refers simply to “last things”, things of eternity and ultimate significance. We exhume Edwards' scripturally fired material on the reality of the afterlife, the terror of hell, the glories of heaven, and the shape life must take in light of these realities. If we accept the Word as our authority, and if we will allow Edwards to serve as our faithful and imaginative guide, we will find that God is alive. He is Lord of heaven and earth, the sovereign ruler of all Creation. He is not small. He can be found. He is not silent on the afterlife, and His testimony calls for our attention, our concern, and our whole-hearted worship and trust. Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.
Author: Owen Strachan,Douglas Allen Sweeney
Publisher: Moody Publishers