Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert! takes 38 mainstream movie genres, from 'Teen Sex Comedy' and 'Buddy Action Comedy' to 'Film Noir Detective Thriller' and 'Alien Invasion Thriller', and through detailed illustrations reveals what makes them so hilariously ...

Author: Steven Espinoza

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1786275279

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Celebrate Hollywood film-making in all its formulaic and predictable glory. Spoiler Alert! takes 38 mainstream movie genres, from 'Teen Sex Comedy' and 'Buddy Action Comedy' to 'Film Noir Detective Thriller' and 'Alien Invasion Thriller', and through detailed illustrations reveals what makes them so hilariously recognizable – the plots, the key lines of dialogue, the essential visuals, the crucial characters, and even the indispensable props!

Spoiler Alert

Similarly, if I strike my boat with a bottle of champagne and say “I christen you '
The Spoiler Alert',” then my doing so makes it the case that it is now and forever
known as “The Spoiler Alert.”2 When you issue a spoiler alert your utterance has
an ...

Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812694734

Category: Philosophy

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Spoilers get folks upset—really upset. One thing that follows from this is that if you pick up a book that’s all about spoilers, it may seriously disturb you. So anyone reading this book—or even dipping into it—does so at their peril. Spoilers have a long history, going back to the time when some Greek theater-goer shouted “That’s Oedipus’s mom!” But spoilers didn’t use to be so intensely despised as they are today. The new, fierce hatred of spoilers is associated with the Golden Age of television and the ubiquity of DVR/Netflix/Hulu, and the like. Today, most people have their own personal “horror story” about the time when they were subject to the most unfair, unjust, outrageous, and unforgivable spoiler. A first definition of spoiler might be revealing any information about a work of fiction (in any form, such as a book, TV show, or movie) to someone who hasn’t encountered it. But this isn’t quite good enough. It wouldn’t be a spoiler to say “The next Star Trek movie will include a Vulcan.” Nor would it be a spoiler to say, “The story of Shawshank Redemption comes from a short story by Stephen King.” There has to be something at least a bit unexpected or unpredictable about the information, and it has to be important to the content of the work. And you could perpetrate a spoiler by divulging information about something other than a work of fiction, for example details of a sports game, to someone who has tivoed the game but not yet watched it. Timing and other matters of context may make the difference between a spoiler and a non-spoiler. It could be a spoiler to say “There’s a Vulcan in the next Star Trek movie” if spoken to someone raised in North Korea and knowing absolutely nothing about Star Trek. It can also be a spoiler to say something about a movie or TV show when it’s new, and not a spoiler when it has been around for some years. This raises the distinction between “personal spoilers” and “impersonal spoilers.” Personal spoilers are spoilers for some particular individual, because of their circumstances. You should never give personal spoilers (such as when someone says that they have never seen a particular movie, even though the plot is common knowledge. You can’t tell them the plot). Sometimes facts other than facts about a story can be spoilers, because they allow people to deduce something about the story. To reveal that a certain actor is not taking part in shooting the next episode may allow someone to jump to conclusions about the story. Spoilers need not be specific; they can be very vague. If you told someone there was a big surprise ending to The Sixth Sense or Fight Club, that might spoil these movies for people who haven’t seen them. You can spoil by mentioning things that are common knowledge, if someone has missed out on that knowledge (“Luke and Darth Vader are related”), but you usually can’t be blamed for this. People have some obligation to keep up. This means that in general you can’t be blamed for spoilers about stories that are old. “Both Romeo and Juliet are dead at the end” could be a spoiler for someone, but you can’t be blamed for it. This is a rule that’s often observed: many publications have regulations forbidding the release of some types of spoilers for a precisely fixed time after a movie release. However, some spoilers never expire, either because the plot twist is so vital or the work is so significant. So, if you’re talking to young kids, you probably should never say “Darth Vader is Luke’s father,” “Norman Bates is Mother,” “Dorothy’s trip to Oz was all a dream,” “All the passengers on the Orient Express collaborated in the murder,” “in The Murder of Roger Akroyd, the narrator did it,” “Soylent Green is people,” “To Serve Man is a cookbook,” and finally, what many consider to be the greatest and worst spoiler of them all, “The Planet of the Apes is really Earth.” Some famous “spoilers” are not true spoilers. It’s not going to spoil Citizen Kane for anyone to say “Rosebud is his sled.” This piece of information is not truly significant. It’s more of a McGuffin than a plot twist. A paradox about spoiling is that people often enjoy a work of fiction such as a Sherlock Holmes story over and over again. They remember the outline of the story, and who did the murder, but this doesn’t stop them re-reading. This demonstrates that the spoilage generated by spoilers is less than we might imagine. It’s bad to spoil, but how bad? People do seem to exaggerate the dreadfulness of spoiling, compared with other examples of inconsiderateness or rudeness. Are there occasions when it’s morally required to spoil? Yes, you might want to dissuade someone from watching or reading something you believed might harm them somehow. Also, you might issue a spoiler in order to save the world from a terrorist attack (Yes, this is a philosophy book, so it has to include at least one totally absurd example). A more doubtful case is deliberate spoiling as a protest, as occurred with Basic Instinct. The book ends with three spoiler lists: the Most Outrageous Spoiler “Horror Stories”; the Greatest Spoilers of All Time; and the Greatest Spoilers in Philosophy.

Spoiler Alert

If you made up the entire thing about a Spoiler Alert Hitman, then how did Martha
Colson get threatening calls from someone using that line before the book was
published?” “She what?” “Martha Colson claims to have gotten threatening calls
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Author: Richard Stein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514481899

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Seven years ago, after his Ponzi scheme collapsed, Nashville attorney Anthony Colson vanished, along with forty million dollars of his clients money. Now, a man claiming to be the son of one of Colsons financial victims has a new theory of the crime, and he has hired Caitlin Logan, a young investigator from Del Mar, California, to solve the disappearance and, possibly, claim a substantial reward. Caitlins investigation will take her to Music City, where she will encounter Erica Blaine, Colsons ex-girlfriend who sold him out to the FBI; Carter Winslow, the author who wrote a salacious best-selling novel based on the crime; and Kyle Ford, the former PI who owns the Green Hills Bar and Grille and who is the one man in Nashville that Caitlins mother doesnt want her daughter to meet. And then there is Nashville television and movie producer Jonah Aaron and his wife, screenwriter Elana Grey, who have an agenda all their own.

Spoiler Alert

For the desired program, requested content equals both the spoiler and the
spoiler alert. For the program, there is no functional difference—just as with
spoilers and spoiler alerts, so, too, triggers and warnings against them. Not so
much with ...

Author: Aaron Jaffe

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452961798

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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All of this information at our fingertips—and we might not need any of it Concurrent with the compulsory connectivity of the digital age is the rise of the spoiler. The inevitability of information has changed the critical quality of modernity, leaving us with acute vertigo—a feeling that nothing new is left out there. Encompassing memes and trigger warnings, Vilem Flusser and Thomas Pynchon, Spoiler Alert wrangles with the state of surprise in post-historical times. Aaron Jaffe delivers a timely corrective to post-critical modes of reading that demonstrates the dangers of forfeiting critical suspicion. Forerunners: Ideas First Short books of thought-in-process scholarship, where intense analysis, questioning, and speculation take the lead

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April and Marcus will melt your heart' Jenny Holiday 'A gentle, funny, and sexy romance that captivated me from the first page and kept me enthralled to the very (happy) end' Mia Sosa 'Olivia Dade's warm and witty voice makes this book an ...

Author: Olivia Dade

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349427966

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who's secretly posting fanfiction of his own. With romance, amazing chemistry, fandom, and body positivity, Spoiler Alert is perfect for fans of Talia Hibbert and Abby Jimenez. Marcus has a secret. While he may be the star of the biggest show on TV, he's also a prolific fan fiction writer. Through his stories, Marcus releases his frustrations with the show, but if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he'd be fired. Immediately. April has secrets of her own. A hardcore fan of Marcus's show, she's long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobby from her 'real life' - but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her critics, truth officially becomes stranger than (fan) fiction . . . On their date, Marcus quickly realises that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. But with so many secrets between them, can they ever stop hiding, or will a match made in fandom never make it in real life? Praise for Olivia Dade: 'An absolute joy from the first page to the last' Jen DeLuca 'Spoiler Alert is a delight. April and Marcus will melt your heart' Jenny Holiday 'Olivia Dade's warm and witty voice makes this book an absolute joy to read . . . I'm very much looking forward to whatever Dade writes next' Lucy Parker 'With richly drawn characters you'll love to root for, Olivia Dade's books are a gem of the genre - full of humour, heart and heat' Kate Clayborn

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National Bestseller Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction ...

Author: Olivia Dade

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780063005556

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on television, but fanfiction readers call him something else: Book!AeneasWouldNever. Marcus gets out his frustrations with the show through anonymous stories about the internet’s favorite couple, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone discovered his online persona, he’d be finished in Hollywood. April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobbies from her “real life”—but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her internet critics, truth officially becomes stranger than fanfiction. On their date, Marcus quickly realizes he wants more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. But when he discovers she’s Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to keep from her. With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?

Spoiler Alert

This is the perfect book for anyone who likes to read the last page first.

Author: Robb Pearlman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762777426

Category: Reference

Page: 328

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Delayed gratification is good, but instant gratification is faster. In today’s world of short attention spans and long Netflix queues, we’re constantly jonesing for new, now, next. All of the spoilers of this succinct, informative, and amusing collection come from classic movies, shows, and books that everyone knows or needs to know. Here is the perfect book for everyone who reads the last page of a book first.

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Being from a small town in New Jersey, Lisa didn't have many people to compare herself to, so this book is filled with stories of self-discovery, awkward moments, and the supportive people Lisa was surrounded by.

Author: Lisa Snow

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798605065425

Category:

Page: 132

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Spoiler Alert: She Was Right! takes you through Lisa Snow's journey to coming out as a lesbian, self-acceptance, and getting through all-encompassing thoughts about what it "means" to be gay. It takes a light-hearted approach to a sometimes serious and heavy subject. Lisa Snow gives the advice she wished she had when questions about her sexuality popped into her head. Being from a small town in New Jersey, Lisa didn't have many people to compare herself to, so this book is filled with stories of self-discovery, awkward moments, and the supportive people Lisa was surrounded by. Spoiler Alert: She Was Right has advice for not only the LGBTQ+ person, but also their family and friends. Whether you are gay, straight, or anything in between the desire for ACCEPTANCE, LOVE, COMPASSION, AND COOL HAIRCUTS is something we can all relate to on a human level!

Navigating the Internet with OS 2 Warp

On - S Ve es rco MD Spoiler Alert Sometimes an article you read will contain the
text Spoiler Alert in the title . Your computer also might beep when you display
the article . Spoiler - alert messages are used to signal readers that the message
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Author: Herbert L. Tyson

Publisher: Sams

ISBN: 0672307197

Category: Computers

Page: 437

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A step-by-step guide to OS/2 Warp's new Internet tools offers OS/2-specific advice, provides a quick introduction to the Internet, includes reference and resource materials, and lists the top fifty problems and how to solve them. Original. (All Users).

Spoiler Alert

Dove Creek is the story of Patricia Faye Morrison, whose life spans from the mountains of Kentucky to the mountains of Idaho and a nursing job on the Nez Perce Indian reservation.

Author: Jacquie Purcell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1945419067

Category:

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Dove Creek is the story of Patricia Faye Morrison, whose life spans from the mountains of Kentucky to the mountains of Idaho and a nursing job on the Nez Perce Indian reservation. The story chronicles her quest for meaning and identity as she goes about her duties, learning about and recognizing her own heritage in Native American culture. Recovering from a difficult divorce, Patricia frets about raising her two sons and struggles with self-destruction. Her story is one of perseverance and survival as she winds her way through the "Lesson of the Seven Directions," a Nez Perce myth about finding one's way to a true and fulfilling life.

Spoiler Alert The Hero Dies

Television industry journalist Michael Ausiello tells the story of his final year with his partner of thirteen years, Kit Cowan--diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer--while revisiting the many memories ...

Author: Michael Ausiello

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501134968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Television industry journalist Michael Ausiello tells the story of his final year with his partner of thirteen years, Kit Cowan--diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer--while revisiting the many memories that preceded it, and describes how their undeniably powerful bond carried them through all manner of difficulties, with humor always front and center of the relationship.

Spoiler Alert

This volume contributes to recent discussions of complex storytelling in film by naming, classifying, and deftly analyzing the "mind-tricking narrative" that is a more precise filmic category than the "twist" or "puzzle" film that other ...

Author: Cornelia Klecker

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: 3825364739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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"Mind-tricking narratives almost redefine the concept of spoilers." Films with a surprise ending have become rather frequent in recent years. They are particularly interesting when they offer one plot that contains two storylines, though the second story becomes apparent only in retrospect after this twist ending. The author calls these mind-tricking narratives. This volume contributes to recent discussions of complex storytelling in film by naming, classifying, and deftly analyzing the "mind-tricking narrative" that is a more precise filmic category than the "twist" or "puzzle" film that other film scholars have identified. The list of films belonging to this category include M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense (1999), David Fincher's Fight Club (1999), and Christopher Nolan's The Prestige (2006). It also successfully challenges the widespread belief that popular culture equals dumb entertainment and draws upon traditional narratology and cognitive film theory to serve this end.

Journal

Are you a certified movie fan or a tv series addict who knows all the plot twists and surprise ending to the story ?

Author: Ingenius Publications

Publisher:

ISBN: 1082554081

Category:

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Are you a certified movie fan or a tv series addict who knows all the plot twists and surprise ending to the story ? This Spoiler Alert novelty writing pad is perfect for you then 120 College Ruled White Pages 6"x9" Glossy Cover Great for writing projects, as a personal diary or a composition book Professional Quality Smooth paper for writing li>A perfect gift for adults, children, teens & tweens

Spoiler Alert

The result is a collection of morbid and slightly embarrassing questions all about The End. Spoiler Alert: You're Gonna Die will leave you with a new perspective on life

Author: Korttany Finn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1945419202

Category:

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A real life coroner challenged a few thousand internet strangers to ask her anything. The result is a collection of morbid and slightly embarrassing questions all about The End. Spoiler Alert: You're Gonna Die will leave you with a new perspective on life

Politically Homeless

Spoiler alert: they're not. The Conservatives don't do this. Their annual
conference does not have any power. It's just a big get-together. Which means
there are far fewer people there, it's less tense, but it's also less exciting. Anyway,
what do ...

Author: Matt Forde

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529412789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'Rarely is such an important book this funny. And rarely is such a funny book this important' - RICHARD OSMAN 'The second funniest book I have read about being a Labour supporter from Blair to Brexit' - JOHN O'FARRELL 'Matt Forde is brilliant at finding the comedy which often accompanies political life. This book made me laugh out loud - and wince in recognition' - TONY BLAIR 'This book is smarter and funnier than Donald Trump. Matt Forde was so bad at politics that I'd have considered working for him' - ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI 'That Matt Forde is able to make the current political shit-show funny shows his genius. You'll be laughing too hard to notice, but this is a very clever book' - RUTH DAVIDSON 'Definitely one of the books I will claim to have read this year' - JACK DEE 'Absolutely brilliant. I didn't want the book to end but I'm glad Fordy's political career did. And I mean that as both a compliment and not a compliment' - RUSSELL HOWARD ----------- Part memoir, part behind-the-scenes insider view, Politically Homeless is both a fascinating and funny book for anyone who feels annoyed by the current state of politics. Which should be around 65 million people in the UK alone. Matt Forde has been obsessed with politics ever since he was 9 years old. Raised by a single mum on benefits in inner city Nottingham, he joined the Socialist Workers Party as soon as he could, foisted issues of Marxism Today on innocent bystanders and attended his first political party conference. From then on, despite some career suicide moments such as chatting to the Prime Minister at Number 10 while badly drunk, Matt's whole future looked wedded to the Labour Party as he started working for MPs in dingy back rooms in Nottinghamshire. But then Labour started to fall apart, and so did Matt's sense of purpose. With the rise of Corbyn, Brexit and Trump, his love for politics that had been so profound began to quickly crumble. Exploring themes such as tribalism, the curse of complacency and why some politicians refuse to speak normally, Politically Homeless is a hugely entertaining book of (often hilarious) personal stories and thought-provoking insights into this complicated world. And despite everything, Matt's passion is still there. Through hosting his award-winning weekly podcast, 'The Political Party' (over 5 million downloads) involving interviews with some of politics' most powerful and notorious figures including Tony Blair, Nicola Sturgeon, Sadiq Khan, Michael Heseltine, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg and performing critically acclaimed stand-up comedy shows, Matt has been able to keep enough faith that politics will get better. Maybe.

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Author: Tink

Publisher:

ISBN: 1070791261

Category:

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Spoiler Alert Everyone Dies

To have a great piece in illustrations and storytelling, it takes a considerable amount of precise planning.

Author: Engy Publishing

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ISBN: 1654696250

Category:

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To have a great piece in illustrations and storytelling, it takes a considerable amount of precise planning. This notebook is made to attend to the demands of film makers, story book illustrators, comic artists and advertisers. This notebook contains 120 pages and each pages comprises four 16:9 frames positioned horizontally with lines below for texts. This notebook is a must-have for storyboarding and it is fitting for people who endeavor in creative projects of this kind and it is fashioned to help the creative minds of artists and authors that are building their stories.

Spoiler Alert Turns Out I Was Right

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Author: Aesthetext Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 1698672837

Category:

Page: 122

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spoiler alert turns out i was right journal Size: 6" x 9" inch. Aesthetic saying journal to write in. Lined white paper. 120 sturdy pages. Suitable for work and college to carry around.