TimeRiders The Mayan Prophecy

... the Lost City of the Windtalkers 1889, London 1994, the Lost City of the Windtalkers 1889, London 1479, a cave, Nicaragua 1479, the Lost City of the Windtalkers 1937, 13 Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, London 1479, the Lost City of ...

Author: Alex Scarrow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141968674

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history . . . When Maddy finally unlocks fragments of the secret that Becks has been holding on to, the TimeRiders start to piece together their true purpose. Racing through time to connect the clues, the team discover a Mayan tribe and an ancient relic provides a vital link to the past . . . and future. But not all the TimeRiders can cope with the discovery, and one threatens to bring them all down if they can act out their revenge . . .

Nicolas Cage

[l] "Windtalkers" (httpzl/www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=windtalkers.htm). Box Office Mojo. . Retrieved May 7, 2010. [2] "Windtalkers" (httpz/Iau.rottentomatoes.com/m/windtalkersl). Rotten Tomatoes. . Retrieved May 7, 2010.

Author: compiled from Wikipedia pages and published by DrGoogelberg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291079760


Page: 354

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Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2004

Windtalkers Windtalkers comes advertised as the saga of battles in Windtalkers play more like a video how Navajo Indians used their language to cre- game . Although Woo is Asian , he treats the ate an unbreakable code that helped win ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740738348

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 988

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A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2001 to mid-June 2003 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," and more. Original.

Real War vs Reel War

Schickel, “Windtalkers: Too Breezy”; “Windtalkers: Flat, By-the-book War Movie.” 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. “Windtalkers: Flat, By-the-book War Movie.” Suid, “Windtalkers Sends Wrong Message,” 2. Ibid., 3. Ibid.

Author: Suzanne Broderick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442245563

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 173

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World War II has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of films produced in the United States alone. From training camp scenes in See Here, Private Hargrove to images of brutal combat in Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have been tasked with replicating pivotal moments in the war. But sometimes story lines and dramatic manipulations of audiences have led to less-than-faithful re-creations of what men and women have endured during times of conflict. In Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and World WarII, Suzanne Broderick looks at how on-screen portrayals hold up against wartime experiences of actual combatants—soldiers, sailors, pilots, code talkers, and prisoners of war. In addition, two women—real-life “Rosie the Riveters”—compare depictions of the homefront with their experiences during the war. These members of the Greatest Generation share personal memories and offer commentary on the films that have sought to capture what it was really like. Among the films discussed in this book are such classics as Battleground, Twelve O’Clock High, The Best Years of Our Lives, Since You Went Away, The Sands of Iwo Jima, and The Great Escape, as well as more contemporary films such as Swing Shift and Windtalkers. By providing a “human” look at the military, the war effort, and how such people and events were depicted on screen, Real War vs. Reel War makes a unique contribution to the conversation about Hollywood’s role in shaping history. This book will appeal to historians, cultural critics, and anyone interested in war cinema.

The Altared Life The Pathway Towards Personal Revival

In what undoubtedly sounded like mere gibberish to eavesdropping enemy, these “wind talkers” used their unique ... This story of the Navajo windtalkers brought to my mind a connection with those believers long ago who talked into the ...

Author: Darryl F. Husband

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257404759

Category: Religion


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Dr. Darryl Husband was a typical theologically trained Baptist minister, until a life-changing encounter with the Holy Spirit changed everything. The Altared Life is more than a book describing a man's religious faith; it's a blue print for those seeking a pathway towards dynamic intimate fellow-ship with the living God. The Altared Life is an invitation to breakthrough the average mundane religious experience and into the pleasure of consistent unbroken fellowship with the Living God of unconditional grace, mercy and abundant living. The Altared Life will offer you several paths to the presence of God, from a biblical perspective. Everyday your relationship with Him will grow stronger; thereby you will grow into the image of God and become a "Carrier of the Glory".

The Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora

The subject positions and dimensions of masculinity in Windtalkers do not diverge from the buddy movie format that is constructed on the basis of ethnic difference or inequality. In Windtalkers, the two Navajo men, Yahzee and Whitehorse ...

Author: Kin-Yan Szeto

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809386208

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

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In The Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora, Kin-Yan Szeto critically examines three of the most internationally famous martial arts film artists to arise out of the Chinese diaspora and travel far from their homelands to find commercial success in the world at large: Ang Lee, John Woo, and Jackie Chan. Positing the idea that these filmmakers' success is evidence of a "cosmopolitical awareness" arising from their cross-cultural ideological engagements and geopolitical displacements, Szeto demonstrates how this unique perspective allows these three filmmakers to develop and act in the transnational environment of media production, distribution, and consumption. Beginning with a historical retrospective on Chinese martial arts films as a diasporic film genre and the transnational styles and ideologies of the filmmakers themselves, Szeto uses case studies to explore in depth how the forces of colonialism, Chinese nationalism, and Western imperialism shaped the identities and work of Lee, Woo, and Chan. Addressed in the volume is the groundbreaking martial arts swordplay film that achieves global success-Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon- and its revelations about Hollywood representations of Asians, as well as concepts of male and female masculinity in the swordplay film tradition. Also investigated is the invigoration of contemporary gangster, thriller, and war films by John Woo, whose combination of artistic and historical contexts has contributed to his global success. Szeto then dissects Chan's mimetic representation of masculinity in his films, and the influences of his Chinese theater and martial arts training on his work. Szeto outlines the similarities and differences between the three artists' films, especially their treatments of gender, sexuality, and power. She concludes by analyzing their films as metaphors for their working conditions in the Chinese diaspora and Hollywood, and demonstrating how through their works, Lee, Woo, and Chan communicate not only with the rest of the world but also with each other. Far from a book simply about three filmmakers, The Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora investigates the transnational nature of films, the geopolitics of culture and race, and the depths of masculinity and power in movies. Szeto's interdisciplinary approach calls for nothing less than a paradigm shift in the study of Chinese diasporic filmmakers and the embodiment of cosmopolitical perspectives in the martial arts genre.

Medicine Bags and Dog Tags

Transforming Windtalkers into yet another case of whites not being able to see past their own alleged inner turmoil about race (and that “turmoil” is usually resolved painlessly and without much real struggle) and instead learn about ...

Author: Al Carroll

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803216297

Category: History

Page: 296

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As far back as colonial times, Native individuals and communities have fought alongside European and American soldiers against common enemies. Medicine Bags and Dog Tags is the story of these Native men and women whose military service has defended ancient homelands, perpetuated longstanding warrior traditions, and promoted tribal survival and sovereignty.

The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

WINDTALKERS. (2002). Director: John Woo Screenplay: John Rice and Joe Batteer Specs: 134 minutes; ... Windtalkers presents itself as righting the historical record by noting the contribution of Navajos to winning the war in the Pacific.

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 824

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From D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not “color blind,” evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life, (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented—through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: Hollywood’s diversity crisis White Savior films Magic Negro tropes The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.

Music in American Combat Films

In Windtalkers, Only the Brave and Miracle at St. Anna (to a lesser extent), music that is ethnically flavored, either by instrumentation or by genre, comprises some sections of the score, and more conventional musical material ...

Author: Wesley J. O’Brien

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786492961

Category: Music

Page: 196

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The book explores ways in which combat film scores interact collaboratively with other film elements (for instance, image and dialogue) to guide audience understanding of theme and character. Examined are classical and current models of film scoring practice and the ways they work to represent changes in film narratives taking place over time or from film to film. Differing approaches to scoring practice are considered as possible reflections of prevailing cultural attitudes toward war and warriors during the time of a film’s creation, the war it represents, or both. Observations of cinematic representations of masculinity, heroism and war raise questions regarding whether (and if so, to what extent) we have lost some measure of faith in our country’s motives for waging war and in the traditional models of what we think it means to be a hero.

Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues

President George W. Bush awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award Congress can bestow, to four surviving members of the original 29 “windtalkers”—Native Americans of the Navajo nation who served as Marines in the ...

Author: Mahesh Chavda

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768499384

Category: Religion

Page: 101

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Almost 40 years ago John and Elizabeth Sherill introduced the world to the phenomenon of 'speaking in tongues' in their book, They Speak with Other Tongues. The book was an immediate success as thousands were touched by the power of this spiritual gift. The Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues again explores this spiritual experience powerfully prevalent in the early church. This much maligned and controversial gift was a practical part of their worship and intercession and seeks to be rediscovered in our day. In a day of spiritual poverty, Chavda challenges the Body of Christ to experience afresh the secret dynamic of 'speaking in tongues', as he removes the veil covering this glorious gift.