New Release Books by David Forrest

David Forrest is the author of New Realism (2022), The Son of Man in Mark's Gospel (2020), The Undertaker's Dozen (2015), Social Realism (2013) and other 98 books.

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New Realism

release date: Feb 28, 2022
New Realism
Taking 5 filmmakers (Duane Hopkins, Joanna Hogg, Andrea Arnold, Shane Meadows and Clio Barnard) as case studies, this book seeks to explore in depth this new tradition of British cinema - and in the process, it reignites debates over realism that have concerned scholars for decades.

The Son of Man in Mark's Gospel

release date: Jan 09, 2020
The Son of Man in Mark's Gospel
Many scholars disagree about what was meant by Jesus’s intriguing self-designation ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου (the Son of Man). This book attempts to find some clarity by working through every example of the phrase in the Gospel of Mark to determine how the phrase functions and what it means in that narrative. While every use of the phrase is self-referential and describes Jesus and his ministry, the analysis yields three main distinctions in use of the phrase as well as three significant unifying features. The book then moves to explore whether, despite of the skepticism of some scholars, there is some background for the phrase in the book of Ezekiel’s use of בֶּן־אָדָם (son of man) in relation to basic form and function and to thematic import.

The Undertaker's Dozen

release date: Aug 13, 2015
The Undertaker's Dozen
Terror can have such simple beginnings -- a child''s letter to Father Christmas...a pretty girl glimpsed in a London street...a trip down the Brighton Road...a night spent in an empty mansion for a bet? And the consequences can be fearsome, as the unsleeping dead walk again, as strange emotions stir inanimate things to murderous life, as horrors beyond our imagining cross the threshold into our world; can anyone be sure that all is as it seems. After you read these thirteen tales of terror, can you?

Social Realism

release date: Sep 27, 2013
Social Realism
This book presents a radical reappraisal of one of the most persistent and misunderstood aspects of British cinema: social realism. Through means of close textual analysis, David Forrest advances the case that social realism has provided British national culture with a consistent and distinctive art cinema, arguing that a theoretical re-assessment of the mode can enable it to be located within the context of broader traditions of global cinema. The book begins with the documentary movement and British wartime cinema, before moving to the British new wave and social problem cycle; the films of Ken Loach; the films of Mike Leigh; realism in the 1980s, specifically the work of Stephen Frears and Alan Clarke; before concluding with a discussion of contemporary realist cinema, specifically the work of Shane Meadows, Andrea Arnold and other recent exponents of the mode. These case studies give a thorough platform to explore the most prominent and diverse examples of realist practice in Britain over the last 80 years. The construction and critical analysis of this ‘social realist canon’ creates the conditions to reassess and look anew at this most British of cinematic traditions.

Barry Hines

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Barry Hines
Barry Hines''s novel A Kestrel for a Knave, adapted for the screen as Kes, is one of the best-known and well-loved novels of the post-war period, while his screenplay for the television drama Threads is central to a Cold War-era vision of nuclear attack. But Hines published a further eight novels and nine screenplays between the 1960s and 1990s, as well as writing eleven other works which remain unpublished and unperformed. This study examines the entirety of Hines''s work. It argues that he used a great variety of aesthetic forms to represent the lives of working-class people in Britain during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and into the post-industrial conclusion of the twentieth century. It also makes the case that, as well as his literary flair for poetic realism, Hines''s authorial contributions to the films of his novels show the profoundly collaborative nature of these works.

Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution

release date: Jan 01, 2009

Joyride

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Joyride
Joyride is a heartwarming memoir of how a young man reconnects with his journalist mother both before and after her death through the archives of her weekly newspaper columns. Author Craig Forrest''s life in print began when he was only five years old. His mother, Libby, wrote a humor column in the local newspaper in America''s oldest seashore resort town, Cape May, New Jersey. Craig and his brother, Keith, became frequent subjects of their mother''s Erma Bombeck-like writings. Their mother''s other topics came from the news she gathered while riding around the shore on her three-wheeled bicycle. Her column, appropriately titled "Joyride", featured useful insights, humorous encounters, and the wit and wisdom that comes from living each day and raising a family. As he grew up, Craig learned more about his mother by rereading her work. When he returned home to care for Libby in the final ravages of Lou Gehrig''s disease, Craig spent the evenings reliving his childhood through her columns. The writings comforted him as he watched his mother waste away, and gave him the strength he needed to come to grips with the possibility of his own death from Hodgkin''s disease. Joyride is a memoir and a loving tribute by a son to his mother-a poignant story reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Color of Water.

The Final Duty Station

release date: Oct 10, 2019
The Final Duty Station
The Final Duty Station is a memoir about my Father''s military service with the US Marine Corps during World War II. It is written in the first-person narrative as if he is finally telling his family his experiences from "The Final Duty Station" which is Marine lingo for Heaven. It covers the period from 1941 through 1945 as he details all the experiences he had during those pivotal war years in our Nation''s history. It provides context on the broad strategic issues as well as the very personal side of one Marine''s journey into manhood. Although it is basically a war story his children and grandchildren always wanted and had the right to hear, very little was derived from any oral history he passed down. Instead, it took the author eight years of research which included visits to the island of Guadalcanal and other locations the First Marine Division was deployed. Details include what happens in Boot Camp at Parris Island, how amphibious Marine Divisions are deployed for war, the emotions of experiencing non-stop attacks on hostile tropical islands against an unrelenting Japanese fighting force. Personal stories of interactions with family (based on personal letters), fellow Marines and what happened when recovering in a hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The book further explores his next duty assignment in New Guinea as the Marines prepare for The Cape Gloucester campaign and how he is ultimately rotated back "Stateside" after two long years in the Pacific. Finally, he serves out the remainder of the war at The Marine Barracks in Boston until receiving his honorable discharge soon after the war ends. It explores the real possibility that he leaves his fiance in Australia pregnant, fully expecting to reunite with her as soon as the fates of war would allow. However, through circumstances out of their control, they never do get back together to marry and raise the child together.

The Politics of Glamour

release date: Jan 01, 1988
The Politics of Glamour
Rarely are the off-screen lives of actors examined for evidence of deep thinking or good citizenship. Still more rarely do the internal workings of labor unions attract public scrutiny. Nevertheless, as David Prindle shows in his examination of democracy in the Screen Actors Guild, this actors'' union has for over 50 years been an arena for idealistic, yet intense and hardboiled political maneuvering. In The Politics of Glamour, readers become aware of the seriousness and political commitment displayed by people whom the general public has generally admired more for their artistic skills. After reading this account of politics among America''s screen royalty, no one could wonder about where Ronald Reagan, a former SAG president, received his political training. Besides analyzing the politics of SAG, however, the author follows a good story wherever it leads. The reader can expect to learn something about the political economy of Hollywood and the American labor movement, the value of celebrity within the acting community, the impact of technological change, and even a bit of gossip.

After Me, The Deluge

release date: May 29, 2014
After Me, The Deluge
This is the story of a young priest in the tiny French village of St. Pierre-des-Monts who receives a telephone call from God warning that he is about to destroy mankind with a second great flood. Only Father Benoir and his misfit flock will be saved, but they must hurry, said God, and build an ark like Noah''s. AFTER ME, THE DELUGE is an outrageous, irreverent comedy which inspired one of Italy''s longest running stage musicals which has been seen by over fifteen million people since it''s debut in 1974.

The Great Dinosaur Robbery

release date: May 01, 2014
The Great Dinosaur Robbery
Five frightfully British children''s nannies find themselves tasked with pulling off the most extraordinary theft of all time - they must steal the gigantic, 200-million-year-old skeleton of a brontosaurus from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Why? Hidden somewhere in the skeleton is a microdot containing Chinese military secrets that could be vital to the survival of the British Empire. And they aren''t the only ones looking for the stolen secrets. Chinese spies and American counter-espionage agents both have a bone to pick with Nannie Hettie and her cohorts. The Great Dinosaur Robbery is a British comedy classic that inpired the Disney film One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing starring Peter Ustinov.

And To My Nephew Albert I Leave The Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan In A Poker Game

release date: Apr 10, 2014
And To My Nephew Albert I Leave The Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan In A Poker Game
Foul Rock is a tiny speck only seventy meters wide and one hundred and forty meters long, just off the coast of England. When he first sets foot on his inheritance, Albert quickly realises that there is absolutely nothing there, nothing except for the frequent presence of Victoria, a very attractive young girl in search of a suntan. Just as the two are getting to know each other better, a Russian trawler (spy ship) runs aground on the Island. The other side of the Island is soon occupied by the United States Marines and Victoria and Albert find themselves caught up in a precarious and hilarious Cold War stand off. And to My Nephew Albert...is a classic satire from the author(s) of The Great Dinosaur Robbery and After Me, The Deluge.

Carl Andre's Macro Art

release date: Jan 01, 1986

Low Pay Or No Pay?

release date: Jan 01, 1984
Low Pay Or No Pay?
Distributor from label mounted on title page. Includes bibliographical references.

Texas Politics

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Texas Politics
This text explicitly and critically compares the realities of Texas politics to the ideals described by democratic theory. The text''s lively presentation of material engages students in controversial issues and encourages classroom debate. A balanced, comprehensive, thoroughly updated presentation of government in Texas, this edition includes the 2000 election results.

Alum Coagulation of Filtered Primary Effluent by Sheet Mixing/decayed Gradient Flocculation

release date: Jan 01, 1986

Gods and Monsters

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Between the Sheets

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Between the Sheets
Between the Sheets, Artists'' Books 2019 forms the fourth in a planned series of exhibitions of artists'' books organised by Gallery East in Western Australia. With 70 works from 59 artists representating 7 countries ... -- Foreword.

Doctoral Research in Art

release date: Jan 01, 2017
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