Brian W. Fairbanks - Writings

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Lulu.com, Feb 1, 2007 - Literary Collections - 704 pages
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In the words of one reader, Brian W. Fairbanks has a "real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way."In WRITINGS, the author collects some of his finest essays and criticism spanning the years 1991-2005 and covering four subjects:FILMLITERATUREMUSICSOCIETYWhether offering an insightful analysis of film noir, examining Benjamin Franklin's impact on American society, taking a clear-eyed, non-partisan look at democrats, republicans, and the 2004 presidential campaign, questioning George W. Bush and the war on terror, championing Terri Schiavo's right to life, or lambasting the corruption of television news, Brian W. Fairbanks is a__ingenious,a__ an original and provocative voice with "a sophisticated yet effortlessly readable style."
  

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Contents

A I
21
Amityville Horror The 2005
34
Basic Instinct
47
Blood Work
60
Blue Hawaii alternate review
62
Desire
63
Caretakers
75
Hard Rain
86
Scent ofa Woman
309
Shawshank Redemption
310
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
323
Support Your Local Sheriff
336
Tom Horn
349
Million Miles to Earth
362
WayWest
378
The Shadows of Film Noir
387

Confessions ofa Dangerous Mind
89
Death ofa Gunfighter
102
Exitto Eden
115
Foreign Correspondent
128
Gladiator
141
Goldeneye
144
Portraitofa Serial Killer
157
Manhattan
165
In ALonely Place
170
Jefferson in Paris
183
Jennifer 8
184
Kika
197
To Die
206
License to Kill
210
Truth or Dare
223
Man With the Golden Gun
230
Misery
243
Of Mice and Men 1992
256
Passion of the Christ
269
Play Mistyfor
283
Raven The 1935
296
Psycho Still Makes The
401
James Garner
415
Dean Martin
428
Anthony Perkins
441
Short Fiction
469
Life Captured in To Room Nineteen
484
State ofthe Union 2004
503
The Resistance of Indianness in Sherman Alexies Reservation
525
Hollywood Animal byJoe Eszterhas
533
ABiographyof Robert Mitchum by Lee Server
546
The Elements of Style byWilliam Strunk and E B White
559
Elvis Is Everywhere
573
The Beatles Magical MysteryTour
586
Bob Dylans Greatest Hits
599
Street Legal
606
Live 1975
620
Gender Role Stereotypes in Television Commercials
637
Robert Redford Ever Take ALeak In The Woods?
658
The Lesser ofTwo Evils
673
The Big Debate
686
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