The October Man

Spiritually my father is a big, jolly, red-faced man who grew up on a farm in Lower Saxony and fondly remembers the comely potato queens of his youth.

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473224330

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany's oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he's quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men - and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. But the rot is still spreading, literally and with the suspect list extending to people born before Frederick the Great solving the case may mean unearthing the city's secret magical history. . . . so long as that history doesn't kill them first. 'The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight' CRIME REVIEW 'Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem' STARBURST 'Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural' CRIME SCENE 'Once you start, you'll find a London that's just dying to be explored' DEN OF GEEK

Mind Control Language Patterns

October Man: October Man Sequence (What follows is my observations on the seduction course called, “The October Man Sequence” no attempt has been made to ...

Author: Dantalion Jones


ISBN: 0615246656

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

View: 978

Mind Control Language Patterns are spoken phrases that can act as ""triggers"" to the people who hear them. In short, they influence and control how we respond and cause us to be influenced to do things without our knowing. These language patterns are not fantasies but are based on documented uses that come from, psychology, hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming and studies of human behavior. Mind Control Language Patterns can be used to help and hurt. One can use Mind Control Language Patterns to create positive and lasting change in people, as well as feelings of trust, love and affections. They can also be used to induce amnesia, fear, insecurity and doubt. These types of patterns are what we call ""dark"" pattern.

The February Man

processes of psychological growth he witnessed in his family and in those around him. ... Or am i to become the October Man? Shall we say my train was late?

Author: Milton H. Erickson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113685973X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 550

First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Guide to British Cinema

OLIVIER, LAURENCE 293 The basic story line of The October Man is relatively conventional, but Baker's direction transforms Ambler's story into a visually ...

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303074

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 817

A guide to British cinema includes entries for major British actors, directors, and films from 1929 to the present.

Roy Ward Baker

This review , as noted in the Introduction , compared The October Man with Journey Into Fear , and Roy Baker with Orson Welles . Welles , however , was not ...

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 494

This book traces the career of Roy Ward Baker, one of the great survivors of the British film and television industry. He directed the landmark British film Morning Departure (1949), worked at Twentieth Century Fox in Hollywood in the early 1950s where he directed Marilyn Monroe, and the best version of the Titanic disaster, A Night to Remember in 1958. He then moved to television series such as The Avengers, The Saint and Minder. Later Baker re-emerged as a major director of science-fiction (Quatermass and The Pit) and horror films (Asylum). Geoff Mayer provides an industrial and aesthetic context in which to understand the interrelationship between a skilled classical director and the transformation of the British film industry in the 1950s.

William Alwyn

As they leave , the local priest and supporter of the Land League , played ... 22 The October Man finished on 27 May , when a combination provided by Harry ...

Author: Ian Johnson

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

View: 241

Ian Johnson's evaluation of Alwyn's film music places his achievement in the context of wider movements within the film industry.

Encyclopedia of Film Noir

However, The October Man is more than just a crime thriller. It is a story of psychological trauma and regeneration as Ackland fights to control his impulse ...

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313333064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 477

View: 896

Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.

Pandora s Succession

The October Man, despite the blow to his face, was far more agile and skilled in martial arts than Fox had anticipated, and he blocked all of his punches.

Author: Russell Brooks

Publisher: Russell Brooks


Category: Fiction

Page: 283

View: 529

CIA operative, Ridley Fox, never stopped hunting his fiancée's killers--a weapons consortium called The Arms of Ares. When an informant leads him to an old bunker outside of Groznyy, Chechnya, Fox is captured, beaten, and left for dead. When the informant rescues him, Fox learns that his capture was no coincidence: someone had set him up--possibly another government agent. Fox barely escapes after learning that Ares has acquired a hyperdeadly microbe--called Pandora--that is believed to have wiped out ancient civilizations. The trail leads Fox to Tokyo where he discovers that people within the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Japanese Intelligence want Pandora for themselves. The only person Fox can trust is a woman from his past who he nearly got killed.

John Mills and British Cinema Masculinity Identity and Nation

The home to which men returned was not that which they had left, and the ... The October Man, by contrast, approached them through a low-key realism ...

Author: Gill Plain

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626611

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 970

Although his film career extended from the early days of sound to the British New Wave and beyond, Sir John Mills is nonetheless remembered as the archetypal hero of the Second World War. Regarded as an English 'everyman', his performances crossed the class divide and, in his easy transition from below decks to above, he came to represent a newly democratic masculine ideal.But what was this exemplary masculinity and what became of it in the aftermath of war? John Mills and British Cinema asks how was it possible for an actor to embody national identity and, by exploring the cultural contexts in which Mills and the nation became synonymous, the book offers a new perspective on 40 years of cinema and social change. Through detailed analysis of a wide range of classic British films, John Mills and British Cinema exposes the shifting constructions of 'national' masculinity, arguing that the screen persona of the actor is a fundamental, and often overlooked, dimension of British cinema.

Structures of Desire

Victor is not "one of us." The October Man directly relates its portrayal of male hysteria to postwar issues of masculine dilemma.

Author: Tony Williams

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791446430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

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Examines the cultural, historical, and ideological factors influencing British cinema during World War II and the postwar years, with attention to male-female relationships as well as to utopian desires for a better postwar world.

Melodrama Self and Nation in Post War British Popular Film

In the same vein as in Caravan, in The October Man it is a physical injury that causes the protagonist's psychological ailment, again externalising the ...

Author: Johanna Laitila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351056565

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 325

This book investigates the portrayal of nationalities and sexualities in British post-Second World War crime film and melodrama. By focussing on these genres, and looking at the concept of melodrama as an analytical tool apt for the analysis of both sexuality and nation, the book offers insight into the desires, fears, and anxieties of post-war culture. The problem of returning to ‘normalcy’ after the war is one of the recurring themes discussed; alienation from society, family, and the self were central issues for both women and men in the post-war years, and the book examines the anxieties surrounding these social changes in the films of the period. In particular, it explores heterosexuality and nationality as some of the most prominent frameworks for the construction of identities in our time, structures that, for all their centrality, are made invisible in our culture.

British Cinema Past and Present

The October Man is not unique in the way that it combines realistically presented settings with expressive moments where a character's mental disturbance is ...

Author: Justine Ashby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135125155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 646

British Cinema: Past and Present responds to the commercial and critical success of British film in the 1990s. Providing a historical perspective to the contemporary resurgence of British cinema, this unique anthology brings together leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of British film production, from the early sound period of the 1930s to the present day. The contributors address: * British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema * the distribution and reception of British films in the US and Europe * key genres, movements and cycles of British cinema in the 1940s, 50s and 60s * questions of authorship and agency, with case studies of individual studios, stars, producers and directors * trends in British cinema, from propaganda films of the Second World War to the New Wave and the 'Swinging London' films of the Sixties * the representation of marginalised communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty * the evolution of social realism from Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Nil By Mouth * changing approaches to Northern Ireland and the Troubles in films like The Long Good Friday and Alan Clarke's Elephant * contemporary 'art' and 'quality' cinema, from heritage drama to the work of Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller.

1650 1850

The October men were Harley's high-church enemies, hostile to his moderation and keen to bring him down. On April 14, 1711, Defoe rebuked the “Gentlemen of ...

Author: Kevin L. Cope

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1684480760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 105

1650-1850 publishes essays and reviews from and about a wide range of academic disciplines—literature (both in English and other languages), philosophy, art history, history, religion, and science. Interdisciplinary in scope and approach, 1650-1850 emphasizes aesthetic manifestations and applications of ideas, and encourages studies that move between the arts and the sciences—between the “hard” and the “humane” disciplines. The editors encourage proposals for “special features” that bring together five to seven essays on focused themes within its historical range, from the Interregnum to the end of the first generation of Romantic writers. While also being open to more specialized or particular studies that match up with the general themes and goals of the journal, 1650-1850 is in the first instance a journal about the artful presentation of ideas that welcomes good writing from its contributors. First published in 1994, 1650-1850 is currently in its 24th volume. ISSN 1065-3112. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors

MB Roy Ward BAKER The October Man ( 1947 ) Born in 1916 in London , Roy Ward Baker's career stretches across four decades and The Weaker Sex ( 1948 ) a ...

Author: Yoram Allon

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364215

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 588

The guide encompasses the careers of over 350 directors from the last 20 years. A must for any film studies library, it is a unique reference to the changing dynamics of these cinemas.

Political Journalism in London 1695 1720

Foreigners has been the most direct and immediate Reason of our Wealth and Increase' ... The October men were Harley's High Church enemies, hostile to his ...

Author: Ashley Marshall

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1783275456

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 738

A major history of the evolution of political journalism in the late Stuart and early Hanoverian period.

The BFI Companion to Crime

Obsession - The October Man the money , concealed in a coffin , is cremated . KN 001000 wife - and father and daughter - indicate more pointedly the hidden ...

Author: Richard Attenborough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 433

"A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.

The October Horse

Sextus exclaimed, looking at the naked Cato, "I never realized how well you're built!” “That,” said the man with no sense of humor, "is because you are too ...

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813630X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 732

The sixth book in the epic Masters of Rome series Julius Caesar is in the prime of his life and at the height of his powers. But behind the myth lies a man beset with contradictions. Happily married, he is also the lover of the enigmatic Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. A great general, he wishes to bring to an end Rome's endless wars. Conscious of his own power, and contemptuous of lesser men, he is determined not to be worshipped as a living god or crowned emperor. But Caesar is a man whose very greatness attracts envy and jealousy to a dangerous degree, and as the political intrigues which surround him reach their climax, his destruction becomes inevitable. As the Ides of March approach, one of the most powerful stories in history reaches its dramatic conclusion -