Erscheinungsdatum: 19.11.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Beyond Shangri-La, Titelzusatz: America and Tibet's Move into the Twenty-First Century, Autor: Knaus, John Kenneth, Verlag: Duke University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Asia // India & South Asia // Indischer Subkontinent, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 376, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 544 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Ronald Colman und Jane Wyatt sind die Stars in diesem Klassiker über das verzauberte Paradies von Shangri-La, in dem die Zeit still steht. Frank Capras zeitloses Meisterwerk IN DEN FESSELN VON SHANGRI-LA (basierend auf dem Bestsellerroman LOST HORIZON von James Hilton) hatte bei seiner Uraufführung im Jahr 1937 eine Länge von 132 Minuten. Um die pazifistische Botschaft des Films abzuschwächen, wurden für eine Neuauflage im Zweiten Weltkrieg 24 Minuten herausgeschnitten. Der Filmrestaurator Robert Gitt hat über einen Zeitraum von 25 Jahren eine Anzahl von fehlenden Filmszenen wieder einfügen können, indem er sich Filmmaterial auf der ganzen Welt zusammensuchte. Die Kulisse von Shangri-La war eine außergewöhnliche künstlerische Leistung und gilt als die größte, die jemals in Hollywood gebaut wurde. 1937 brachte sie dem Designer Stephen Goosson den Academy Award® ein.Bonusmaterial:Begleitkommentar über die Restauration des FilmsAlternatives EndeRestoration-Featurette - einschließlich drei gelöschter SzenenFotodokumentationKinotrailerDarsteller:Edward Everett Horton, Isabel Jewell, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Ronald Colman
On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea .Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, , this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friend’s shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside - a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man - or woman. Drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivor’s diary, a rescuer’s journal, and original film footage, Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio - dehydrated, sick, and in pain - traversed the dense jungle to find help; how a brave band of paratroopers risked their own lives to save the survivors; and how a cowboy colonel attempted a previously untested rescue mission to get them out. By trekking into the New Guinea jungle, visiting remote villages, and rediscovering the crash site, Zuckoff also captures the contemporary natives’ remembrances of the long-ago 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mitchell Zuckoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002478/bk_harp_002478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Weary of fighting, Lucas wants nothing more than to return to Shangri-La and the arms of Sierra. But circumstances conspire against him, and he soon finds himself embroiled in a war he wanted no part of while his loved ones are imperiled by ruthless adversaries who want them dead. The latest installment of The Day After Never series continues in the tradition of the earlier novels, with twists, reversals, and surprises aplenty. Fans of The Road, The Perseid Collapse, and Home are sure to love the trials and tribulations of Lucas Shaw in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John David Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155669/bk_acx0_155669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond Shangri-La chronicles relations between the Tibetans and the United States since 1908, when a Dalai Lama first met with U.S. representatives. What was initially a distant alliance became more intimate and entangled in the late 1950s, when the Tibetan people launched an armed resistance movement against the Chinese occupiers. The Tibetans fought to oust the Chinese and to maintain the presence of the current Dalai Lama and his direction of their country. In 1958, John Kenneth Knaus volunteered to serve in a major CIA program to support the Tibetans. For the next seven years, as an operations officer working from India, from Colorado, and from Washington, D.C., he cooperated with the Tibetan rebels as they utilized American assistance to contest Chinese domination and to attain international recognition as an independent entity. Since the late 1950s, the rugged resolve of the Dalai Lama and his people and the growing respect for their efforts to free their homeland from Chinese occupation have made Tibet's political and cultural status a pressing issue in international affairs. So has the realization by nations, including the United States, that their geopolitical interests would best be served by the defeat of the Chinese and the achievement of Tibetan self-determination. Beyond Shangri-La provides unique insight into the efforts of the U.S. government and committed U.S. citizens to support a free Tibet. The book is published by Duke University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Berner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017759/bk_acx0_017759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 44, acclaimed cardiologist Dr. John Day was overweight and suffered from insomnia, degenerative joint disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. On six medications and suffering constant aches, he needed to make a change. While lecturing in China, he'd heard about a remote mountainous region known as Longevity Village, a wellness Shangri-La free of disease where living past 100 was not uncommon. In the hope of understanding this incredible phenomenon, Dr. Day decided to spend time living in Longevity Village. During his time there, he discovered seven principles that work in tandem to create health, happiness, and longevity - rules he applied to his own life. Six months later he had lost 30 pounds, had lowered both his cholesterol and his blood pressure, and had even been cured of his acid reflux and insomnia. Now Dr. Day shares his story and the proven program he's developed to help you, too, feel sharper, more productive, more motivated, and pain-free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001795/bk_drms_001795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his reminiscences. Captain McCrea's War captures his amazing tales from the World War II years. After the United States entered the war, McCrea served as a naval aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, where he set up the White House Map Room (later known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president's fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty. Persuading FDR to release him from the White House, he was given command of the USS Iowa, the country's newest and largest battleship. With his new ship, McCrea transported Roosevelt and the Joint Chiefs of Staff across the Atlantic for the Tehran Conference and fought with the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific. Captain McCrea's War ends in April 1945, when McCrea was summoned back to Washington after President Roosevelt's death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009132/bk_brll_009132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Endlich erstmalig auf DVD und Blu-ray: Der 2-fach Oscar-prämierte Hollywood-Noir-Klassiker mit Ronal Colman und Shelley Winters in den Hauptrollen!nnAnthony Tony John ist ein berühmter Theaterstar am Broadway, der dafür berüchtigt ist, seine Rollen auch im Privatleben auszuagieren. Sein ungezügeltes Temperament führt sogar dazu, dass sich seine Frau Brita, ebenfalls Schauspielerin am Theater, von ihm trennt. Da erhalten sie das Angebot, gemeinsam in einer Inszenierung von Shakespeares Othello zu spielen. Es wird ein riesiger Erfolg, doch Schauspiel und Realität vermischen sich. Tony kann die Rolle des eifersüchtigen, zur Raserei getriebenen Othello nicht abschütteln. Die Tragödie der Bühne führt zum Mord im Leben Ein brillant fotografiertes, packendes Kriminal-Melodram mit psychologischem Raffinement , urteilte das Lexikon des Internationalen Films . Der Mantel-und Degen-Held und Frauenschwarm Ronald Colman (Der Gefangene von Zenda, In den Fesseln von Shangri-La) zeigt unter der Regie von George Cukor (Das Haus der Lady Alquist) seine Qualitäten als Charakterdarsteller und erhielt prompt einen Oscar, ebenso wie die Musik von Miklós Rózsa (Ben Hur). Ausgezeichneit mit 2 OSCARS und 1 GOLDEN GLOBE. In einer aufwändigen digitalen bearbeiteten HD-Neuabtastung! Originaltitel: A Double Life Produktionsland / Jahr: USA 1947 Regie: George Cukor Darsteller: Ronald Colman, Shelley Winters, Edmond O'Brien, Millard Mitchell, Ray Collins, Signe Hasso, Betsy Blair Technische Daten: Sprache / Ton: Deutsch DD 2.0, Englisch DD 2.0 Bildformat: 1.37:1 (4:3) (schwarz-weiß) Laufzeit: 108 min. Extras: - Booklet mit vielen Hintergrundinformationen und Biographien
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