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The Shanghai gesture

Gary Indiana

The Shanghai gesture

a novel

by Gary Indiana

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Two Dollar Radio, Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution in [New York], Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fu Manchu, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Narcolepsy -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gary Indiana.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3559.N335 S53 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination207 p. ;
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23693632M
    ISBN 100982015100
    ISBN 109780982015100
    LC Control Number2009900937

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"Written in and last produced in New York on Broadway in l The Shanghai Gesture is a year-old historic American play To get the movie past the Hollywood censors many changes had to be made to the story and I wanted to see what the original play was about/5.

The Shanghai Gesture is not a genre farce, but a compelling tale that merges the author’s trademark eye for social satire with the beautifully poetic sensibilities of his previous novels. Among Those That Know, a cabal our story will elucidate in the fullness of time, rumors fluttered that Dr.

Obregon Petrie defied the laws of gravity when it /5(3). Directed by Josef von Sternberg. With Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson. In Shanghai, dragon-lady 'Mother' Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business/10(K).

The Shanghai Gesture book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the internationally acclaimed author’s first novel since Do /5.

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Helsinki, Suomalainen. The Shanghai Gesture Gary Indiana, Author. Two Dollar Radio $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author The book seems to aim for gonzo social satire, but it lacks the. Story – The Shanghai Gesture The movie begins and they actually give credit to the extras and there was a lot.

The action begins in the town of Shanghai and the text calls it a Tower of Babel that will likely be swallowed up by war. The coolest and most relaxed Sikh ever is directing traffic, most of which is on foot. 1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a battered and frustrated dove of peace in a silk hat trying to thumb a ride.

In the background can be seen explosions and smoke (labeled "the Orient") of a battle raging around a building with a Chinese roof. The caption is slang for another use of the thumb: thumbing the nose.

Probably refers to the failure of diplomatic efforts at the international meeting. The Shanghai Gesture: a Play. With an Introduction By John D. Williams by COLTON, JoHN and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Shanghai Gesture, in fact, is much less Colton that it is Von Sternberg: here is the moody mise-en-scene, the fluid camera work and the erotic obsession.

And, to his eternal credit, the director even manages to obtain sterling performances from such studio manufactured personalities as Gene Tierney and Victor : Gene Tierney, Victor Mature, Ona Munson. Josef von Sternberg’s The Shanghai Gesture, his last major picture, is characterized as a noir, but this is a film noir staggering through a cloud of opium smoke with fresh bruises on its film’s focus on an investigation into a nighttime world of corruption is one of the reasons for its noir status, not to mention the strong spider-woman in the lead, but in many respects the.

Out of fantasias of the past (Fu Manchu novels, exotic Hollywood films, documents of "friendly" imperialism from the twenties to the forties), Gary Indiana concocts the nightmare present of The Shanghai Gesture (Two Dollar Radio), a book that takes the current fashion for apocalyptic dystopias to unprecedented levels of fear and loathing.

Read an excerpt from The Shanghai Gesture. Depravity was the word of the day in The Shanghai Gesture (). Although the original play by John Colton had been heavily censored by the time it reached the screen init remained an unusual blend of atmospheric photography and sets, fruity dialogue and.

The Old Shanghai A-Z should become the standard reference work as well as being an easy-to-use guide for researchers and visitors looking to recapture the glamour and uniqueness of old Shanghai.

Paul French is an analyst and writer who has worked in Shanghai for many years.3/5(1). Sherlock Holmes and the Shanghai Gesture Holmes hurled the book across the room. It landed with a dull thud next to the coal scuttle. The lurid little novel was titled The Shanghai GestureAuthor: Rodger Jacobs.

The Shanghai Gesture: A Play by John Colton I became interested in this play after watching the movie of the same name that was adapted from it. To get the movie past the Hollywood censors many changes had to be made to the story and I wanted to see what the original play was about.

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Sign up for newsletter. Search within store. Visit Store: Rare Book Cellar. Categories. Books. Indiana, Gary THE SHANGHAI GESTURE 1st Edition 1st Printing Softcover New York Two Dollar Radio Very Good in wrappers.

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now playing Shanghai Gesture, The -- (Movie Clip) Allah Be Praised. Opening scenes, immigrant denizens Doctor Omar (Victor Mature) and "The Comprador" (Clyde Fillmore), in a sinister rescue of American Dixie (Phyllis Brooks), in Josef von Sternberg's The Shanghai Gesture, View the TCMDb entry for The Shanghai Gesture ().

Immediately download the The Shanghai Gesture summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Shanghai Gesture.

Gary Indiana's The Shanghai Gesture is a captivating and sometimes brilliant misfire of a novel, a vaguely apocalyptic sci-fi picaresque that suggests the work of authors as diverse as J.G.

I've yet to sit through the last three: The Shanghai Gesture (), Macao (), and The King Steps Out (). Schedule and synopses from the TCM website: pm [Romance] Shanghai Express () A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a. Brecht meets Sam Fuller. Pioneering noir esque film.

Too bad the DVD from Image does such a lousy job in transferring what was surely a great looking film. 'Shanghai Gesture's moralistic tale is set in Shanghai but universal in its 'final judgement' sequences.

Rare to find a. Called the most beautiful woman in movie history, Gene Tierney starred in such s classics as Laura, Leave Her to Heaven and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Her on-screen presence and ability to transform into a variety of characters made her a film legend.

Her personal life was a whirlwind of romance (she married a count, was engaged to a prince, and was courted by a future president) 1/5(1). - Buy The Shanghai Gesture at a low price; free shipping on qualified orders. See reviews & details on a wide selection of Blu-ray & DVDs, both new & used.4/5(38).

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (based on the controversial play by John Colton) is a stylish noir drama which reeks with all the hallmarks of director Josef von Sternberg. In one of the early loan-outs from her Fox contract, Gene Tierney is a luminous heroine, and Ona Munson provides a fun villainess.4/5.

The Shanghai Gesture Josef von Sternberg () 98min. A Certificate Shanghai Express, made at the height of his and Marlene Dietrich's collaborative fame - this melodrama conjures up a 5/5.

An inventive if at times sour playfulness marks Indiana’s latest effort, the novel The Shanghai Gesture, which fans of Josef von Sternberg will recall as the title of his film starring Gene Tierney (based on John Colton’s play).

Indiana draws on the Sternberg movie, especially at the book’s conclusion, and even more heavily on. Summers in Hollywood — Gene Tierney in The Shanghai Gesture, Gene Tierney on the set of Shanghai Gesture October Photographer: Peter Stackpole.

If you're a Tierney fan and you haven't seen Shanghai Gesture, you must. summers-in-hollywood: year-old Sophia Loren, ” Gene Tierney vestida por su marido Oleg Cassini en The Shangai Gesture. The "theoretically legendary" Florence Reed in a abridged recording of her stage success The Shanghai Gesture by John Colton.

This is. In celebration of Small Press Month, BOMB Magazine presents a serialized audiobook of The Shanghai Gesture, a Village Voice “Spring Book Pick,” as read by the novel’s author, Gary Indiana, writer, actor, playwright, and ed by Art International Radio, and used with permission from the book’s publisher Two Dollar Radio.

The Shanghai Gesture was originally a play set in an opium den, but when it made the leap to the silver screen, censors balked at the idea of having it set in such an unsavory place.

Since gambling was considered a more Hayes Code-friendly vice than opium smoking, they made the switch. The Shanghai Gesture () Director Josef Von Sternberg The last Hollywood production that Josef von Sternberg would complete, The Shanghai Gesture is a typically expressionistic and seedily intoxicating film noir, which imagines the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ as a hedonistic playground for lost souls.

The Shanghai Gesture Homay King, Assistant Professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College This essay concerns an Orientalist trope that I call “the Shanghai gesture.” This cinematic trope involves a movement whereby seemingly marginal Asian set dressing in Hollywood film ends up functioning as a load-bearing narrative element.

Victor John Mature (Janu – August 4, ) was an American stage, film, and television actor who starred most notably in several movies during the s, and was known for his dark hair and smile.

His best known film roles include One Million B.C. (), My Darling Clementine (), Kiss of Death (), Samson and Delilah (), and The Robe (). Combustible Celluloid Review - The Shanghai Gesture (), written by Geza Herczeg, Jules Furthman, Josef von Sternberg, based on a play by John Colton, directed by Josef von Sternberg, and with Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson, Phyllis Brooks, Albert Bassermann, Maria Ouspenskaya, Eric Blore, Ivan Lebedeff, Mike Mazurki, Clyde Fillmore, Grayce Hampton, Rex Evans.

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (based on the controversial play by John Colton) is a stylish noir drama which reeks with all the hallmarks of director Josef von Sternberg.

In one of the early loan-outs from her Fox contract, Gene Tierney is a luminous heroine, and Ona Munson provides a fun villainess.4/5(38). Shanghai Express is a American pre-Code film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, and Warner was written by Jules Furthman, based on a story by Harry Hervey.

Shanghai Express was the fourth of seven films von Sternberg and Dietrich made together. Shanghai Express was released during the midst of the Great ed by: Adolph Zukor. The contrast of Shanghai: old and new. Buy my new e-book on my path 'forgetting' life drawing to understand gesture drawing here   Sherlock Holmes and the Shanghai Gesture Holmes extracted from the clutter on the side table what appeared to be a garish American comic book with the improbable title Tales From the Author: Rodger Jacobs.