With a dozen or more fully developed characters and David Milch's penchant for colorful language, this show is not designed for the casual viewer. It takes a little time to get used to the series' tempo, but patient fans will be well rewarded as the show's authenticity with how it treats the old west will shine through. Standouts are aplenty amongst this cast, but if I had to pick one is would have to be Ian McShane's Al Swearengen, the foul mouthed proprietor of the town's Gem Saloon.
You might not appreciate the performance at first, but as this character goes from a straight-up villain to anti-hero, you'll see that Swearengen belongs right in the ranks of the pantheon with Walter White and Tony Soprano.
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While violence abounds on the show, don't expect some sort of rollicking, endless shoot-em up; brutality is simply another tool with which to tell Milch's story, whether using it for punctuation, comedy or tragedy. To be honest, the less said about the movie the better, but Alicia Vikander is an absolute wonder as Ava, a newly created android being observed to see if she is actually exhibiting human behavior or simply imitating it.
Also, did I mention that Oscar Isaac has a big dance number in this movie? It's worth the price of admission alone. One of my absolute favorite moments from Season 2 was a heist sequence which took place in the Shogun World park, which ended up being an exact duplicate of a robbery that took place in the original Westworld park in Season 1, only with outlaw samurai instead of cowboys.
Sybil, Or the Two Nations, by Benjamin Disraeli
When pressed on the situation, one of the characters on the show remarks on how difficult it is to constantly come up with original stories, which in some ways was a commentary on how Samurai and Cowboy sagas have influenced each other since the days of John Ford and Akira Kurosawa, and continue to do so to this very day. For the best examples, one should look no further than these four classic films, each a masterpiece in their own right.
Yojimbo on the other hand, is the basis for its own batch of remakes, including the Bruce Willis vehicle Last Man Standing as well as A Fistful of Dollars, which is the film that not only made Clint Eastwood a star, but started the entire subgenre of the Spaghetti Western. As for these two Western examples, The Magnificent Seven and A Fistful of Dollars both represent how you can take a tried and true premise and still make them all your own.
Where Seven Samurai is a very human adventure with real darkness and depth of feeling within its three and a half hours of epic battles and heartbreak, Magnificent Seven is a Superhero movie in Western form. You may not come away from the movie thinking about the human condition, but I defy you to find a Western of this period that's more fun to watch. From Ennio Morricone's iconic score to the beautiful European landscapes standing in for the American west, Leone managed to make a Western with a dream-like quality of what these movies should feel like.
Imagine if you will, a universe in which The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse showed up during the height of the Civil War and changed the course of American history forever.
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Now imagine that same society, where instead of one United States there were now seven different countries; where the Union and Confederacy now co-exist with other nations like The Kingdom, made up of the descendants of freed slaves, and The Nation, a country comprised of Native Americans. With pages filled to the brim of epic battles, political intrigue, and visionary storytelling, this is one of the most relevant and exciting graphic series on comic shelves. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.
By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. Lori Duron. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, Lori's younger son, C. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff.
He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.
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Book 1. His beloved, internationally bestselling series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn inspired a generation of modern fantasy writers, including George R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Christopher Paolini, and defined Tad Williams as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time. This edition features a brand-new introduction from Tad Williams' editor as well as the original introduction from Williams himself!
And with his death, the Storm King, the undead ruler of the elf-like Sithi, seizes the chance to regain his lost realm through a pact with the newly ascended king. Simon, a kitchen boy from the royal castle unknowingly apprenticed to a member of this League, will be sent on a quest that offers the only hope of salvation, a deadly riddle concerning long-lost swords of power.
Including mine. George R. Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
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Dark Sacred Night. Michael Connelly. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can't let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger.
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She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift -- and she wants in. The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice.
Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why "there's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction" Associated Press. The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel.
Heather Morris. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars! Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy. Book 4. Now in development for TV! In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? David Baldacci. Introducing a remarkable new character from 1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe. It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy.
Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared. She never saw Mercy again. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon.
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