"A few years in the future, medical science has advanced to the point where it is practically unheard of for people to die of any cause except old age.
Author: David Guy Compton
"A few years in the future, medical science has advanced to the point where it is practically unheard of for people to die of any cause except old age. The few exceptions provide the fodder for a new kind of television show for avid audiences who lap up the experience of watching someone else's dying weeks. So when Katherine Mortenhoe is told that she has about four weeks to live, she knows it's not just her life she's about to lose but her privacy as well."--Goodreads.
Stove tells the story of secret police from Elizabeth I's Walsingham, Napoleon's Fouce, to the times of the tsars, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler, and finishes with J. Edgar Hoover.
Author: Robert J. Stove
Publisher: Spotlight Poets
Category: Secret service
Many books have been written about spies, but few about secret police. Stove tells the story of secret police from Elizabeth I's Walsingham, Napoleon's Fouce, to the times of the tsars, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler, and finishes with J. Edgar Hoover. The interest lies in the personalities of those who constructed such forces.
Compton, The Unsleeping Eye, 73. See Darrel Schweitzer's interview with Compton in Speaking of the Fantastic III: Interviews with Science Fiction Writers ([Calif.]: Borgo Press, 2012), 183. Bertrand Tavernier, “I Wake Up, Dreaming,” in ...
Author: Christian Quendler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
This book explores the cultural, intellectual, and artistic fascination with camera-eye metaphors in film culture of the twentieth century. By studying the very metaphor that cinema lives by, it provides a rich and insightful map of our understanding of cinema and film styles and shows how cinema shapes our understanding of the arts and media. As current new media technologies are attempting to shift the identity of cinema and moving imagery, it is hard to overstate the importance of this metaphor for our understanding of the modalities of vision. In what guises does the "camera eye" continue to survive in media that is called new?
122 THE UNSLEEPING EYE . THE UNSLEEPING EYE . There is an eye that never sleeps ! --- That o'er the world its vigil keeps , From yonder arching sky : Amid the blaze of noonday light , Or in the darkling shades of night , Still peers ...
Source: Based on the novel by David Compton titled The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, 1974, aka The Unsleeping Eye, 1973 Writers: David Rayfiel and Bertrand Tavernier Director: Bertrand Tavernier Countries: France, United Kingdom, ...
Author: Emily Elisabeth Auger
Publisher: Intellect Books
From the postapocalyptic world of Blade Runner to the James Cameron mega-hit Terminator, tech-noir has emerged as a distinct genre, with roots in both the Promethean myth and the earlier popular traditions of gothic, detective, and science fiction. In this new volume, many well-known film and literary works—including The Matrix, RoboCop, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein—are discussed with reference to their relationship to tech-noir and one another. Featuring an extensive, clearly indexed filmography, Tech-Noir Film will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the development of this new and highly innovative genre.
Since the Last Judgment will take place on a public stage, Chrysostom urges his listeners to live conscious of the “Unsleeping Eye” which can put them to shame in the end:146 We do not fear Him who is going to judge us, while we shudder ...
Author: David Rylaarsdam
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Contrary to the portrayals of Chrysostom as a theologically impaired, moralizing sophist, this book argues that his thinking is remarkably coherent when it is understood on his own terms and within his culture. Chrysostom depicts God as a teacher of philosophy who adaptably guides people toward salvation. Since the theme of divine adaptability influences every major area of Chrysostom's thought, tracing this concept provides a thorough introduction to his theology. It also explains, at least in part, several striking features of his homilies, including his supposed inconsistencies, his harsh rhetoric and apparent political naivete, his intentionally abridged and exoteric theological discussions, and his lack of allegiance to an "Antiochene school." In addition to illuminating such topics, the concept of adaptability stands at one of the busiest intersections of Late Antique culture, for it is an important idea found in rhetoric and discussions about the best methods of teaching philosophy. Consequently, adaptability is an ingredient in the classical project of paideia, and Chrysostom is a Christian philosopher who seeks to transform this powerful tradition of formation. He gives his Christianized paideia a theological foundation by adapting and seamlessly integrating traditional pedagogical methods into his reading and communication of Scripture. David Rylaarsdam provides an in-depth case study of one prominent leader's attempt to transform culture by forming a coherent theological discourse that was adapted to the level of the masses.