Tough Guys Don t Dance

“Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head.”—People Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a ...

Tough Guys Don t Dance

“Spectacular . . . [Norman Mailer] makes every word count, like a master knife thrower zinging stilettos in a circle around your head.”—People Norman Mailer peers into the recesses and buried virtues of the modern American male in a brilliant crime novel that transcends genre. When Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer living on Cape Cod, awakes with a gruesome hangover, a painful tattoo on his upper arm, and a severed female head in his marijuana stash, he has almost no memory of the night before. As he reconstructs the missing hours, Madden runs afoul of retired prizefighters, sex addicts, mediums, former cons, a world-weary ex-girlfriend, and his own father, old now but still a Herculean figure. Stunningly conceived and vividly composed, Tough Guys Don’t Dance represents Mailer at the peak of his powers. Praise for Tough Guys Don’t Dance “As brash, brooding and ultimately mesmerizing as the author himself . . . [Mailer strikes a] dazzling balance between humor and horror.”—New York Daily News “A first-rate page-turner of a murder mystery . . . full of great characters, littered with dead bodies and replete with plausible suspects.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tough Guys Don’t Dance] has that charming Mailer bravado.”—The New York Times

Dance Tough Guys

Bestselling author, successful songwriter, beauty queen wife, fame and fortune - and all at the age of 28. Charlie's got it made. And then it all falls down...

Dance Tough Guys

Bestselling author, successful songwriter, beauty queen wife, fame and fortune - and all at the age of 28. Charlie's got it made. And then it all falls down...

Tough Guys Do Dance

Tough guys do dance, and he's one of the toughest, STILL one of the toughest! Wouldn't mess with him! (said with a smile.) When you're talking show biz, you're talking David. He has worked with everyone. David could call anyone in show ...

Tough Guys Do Dance

David Winters has produced and directed over 80 feature films and over 200 television shows and TV movies, and is recognized as nothing short of an icon in the entertainment industry. In Tough Guys Do Dance, David shares many fascinating and, at times, jaw-dropping behind-the-scenes stories regarding his associations with some of the biggest names in show business—names like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Jackson, to name a few. It is filled with personal stories of David’s life that at times may seem hard to imagine and is told with David’s personal voice and real-life humility in a way that only he could tell. David’s work in the legendary Broadway show and film West Side Story inspired millions of boys and men alike to embrace the art of dance and truly showed them that “tough guys do dance”! Whether you are a student of dancing or an aspiring actor or producer, this book will prove to be one of the most entertaining reads you will ever experience.

Tough Guys Don t Dance

After an encounter with a woman who reminds him of the wife who deserted him, Timothy Madden awakens with fragmented memories and an agonizing suspicion that he commited murder.

Tough Guys Don t Dance

After an encounter with a woman who reminds him of the wife who deserted him, Timothy Madden awakens with fragmented memories and an agonizing suspicion that he commited murder. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

The Cinema of Norman Mailer

The Director at work in Provincetown during the shooting of Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987). The séance sequence sets off the existential noir narrative of Mailer's 1987 film Tough Guys Don't Dance. Mailer directs Ryan O'Neal and Lawrence ...

The Cinema of Norman Mailer

The Cinema of Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death not only examines the enfant terrible writer's thoughts on cinema, but also features interviews with Norman Mailer himself. The Cinema of Norman Mailer also explores Mailer's cinema through previously published and newly commissioned essays written by an array of film and literary scholars, enthusiasts, and those with a personal, philosophical connection to Mailer. This volume discusses the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and filmmaker's six films created during the years of 1947 and 1987, and contends to show how Mailer's films can be best read as cinematic delineations that visually represent many of the writer's metaphysical and ontological concerns and ideas that appear in his texts from the 1950s until his passing in 2007. By re-examining Mailer's cinema through these new perspectives, one may be awarded not just a deeper understanding of Mailer's desire to make films, but also find a new, alternative vision of Mailer himself. Norman Mailer was not just a writer, but more: he was one of the most influential Postmodern artists of the twentieth century with deep roots in the cinema. He allowed the cinema to not only influence his aesthetic approach, but sanctioned it as his easiest-crafted analogy for exploring sociological imagination in his writing. Mailer once suggested, "Film is legitimately more interesting than books..." and with that in mind, readers of Norman Mailer might begin to rethink his oeuvre through the viewfinder of the film medium, as he was equally as passionate about working within cinema as he was about literature itself.

Tough Guys Die Hard

He didn't dance or fuck around either, because tough guys don't dance. They wade in and get things over with, one way or the other. Butsko waited for Tronolone to come to him. His right foot was planted behind him, and his fists were ...

Tough Guys Die Hard

The world is their war zone! The war's never over for the battle-toughened Rat Bastards. From one jungle hell to another, they strike raw terror and drive razor-sharp bayonets into the heart of their enemies. Always in the thick of the fight, they hit hard and die harder. And when a new band of misfits joins their ranks, you can hear the panic buttons getting pushed all the way to Tokyo. The Rat Bastards. Turning losers into hell-bent heroes. Originally published under the pen name John Mackie

New York Magazine

Tough Guys Don't Dance, by Norman Mailer. Random House; 229 pages; $16.95. The Underground Gourmet/Colette Rossant MANGIA, ITALIAN-STYLE ". . .Genoa's food. Mailer: A morbid obsession with the ambiguity of evil.

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

#1—Dirty Dancing. #2—The Pick-Up Artist. #3— Through 9/24: The Big Easy. Beg. 9/25: The Big Town. #4—Tough Guys Don't Dance. 504. FRANKLIN SQUARE—FRANLKIN–(775-3257). #1—Stakeout. #2—La Bamba. #3—The Principal. #4–Hellraiser; Snow White ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece

a > singing , and dancing — is a place where these themes are expressed and explored . ... Lakis , the man described at the beginning of this chapter , who performs a zeibekiko ( a dance for “ tough guys " ) at a formal dance , defuses ...

Dance and the Body Politic in Northern Greece

Valued for their sensual and social intensity, Greek dance-events are often also problematical for participants, giving rise to struggles over position, prestige, and reputation. Here Jane Cowan explores how the politics of gender is articulated through the body at these culturally central, yet until now ethnographically neglected, celebrations in a class-divided northern Greek town. Portraying the dance-event as both a highly structured and dynamic social arena, she approaches the human body not only as a sign to be deciphered but as a site of experience and an agent of practice. In describing the multiple ideologies of person, gender, and community that townspeople embody and explore as they dance, Cowan presents three different settings: the traditional wedding procession, the "Europeanized" formal evening dance of local civic associations, and the private party. She examines the practices of eating, drinking, talking, gifting, and dancing, and the verbal discourse through which celebrants make sense of each other's actions. Paying particular attention to points of tension and moments of misunderstanding, she analyzes in what ways these social situations pose different problems for men and women.

Music Popular Culture Identities

Tough-guy videos Iranian TV and music videos have produced other instances of mimicry, notably in serials aired in the mid-1980s; devoted to the exploits of toughguys and the music videos that have featured their dancing and singing ...

 Music  Popular Culture  Identities

Music, Popular Culture, Identities is a collection of sixteen essays that will appeal to a wide range of readers with interests in popular culture and music, cultural studies, and ethnomusicology. Organized around the central theme of music as an expression of local, ethnic, social and other identities, the essays touch upon popular traditions and contemporary forms from several different regions of the world: political engagement in Italian popular music; flamenco in Spain; the challenge of traditional music in Bulgaria; boerenrock and rap in Holland; Israeli extreme heavy metal; jazz and pop in South Africa, and musical hybridity and politics in Côte d’Ivoire. The collection includes essays about Latin America: on the Mexican corrido, the Caribbean, popular dance music in Cuba, and bossanova from Brazil. Communities of a cultural diaspora in North America are discussed in essays on Somali immigrant and refugee youth and Iranians in exile in the US. Grounded in cultural theory and a specialized knowledge of a particular popular musical practice, each author has written a critical study on the mix of music and identity in a particular social practice and context.

Norman Mailer s Later Fictions

On its face, Tough Guys Don't Dance continued this pattern. A drama of mistaken identity, decapitated heads, hasty burials, unlikely coincidences, and drug and real estate deals, the novel's pastiche of the hard-boiled style of the ...

Norman Mailer s Later Fictions

Norman Mailer s Later Fiction considers five works - Ancient Evenings (1983), Tough Guys Don t Dance (1984), Harlot's Ghost (1991), The Gospel According to the Son (1997), The Castle in the Forest (2007) - to examine, for the first time in a full volume, Mailer s literary maturity. Essays from esteemed scholars, Mailer's wife, andeditor, discuss Mailer s modes of cultural critique, connecting his political, theological, sexual, and aesthetic insights. This book will be essential reading for all Mailer scholars and offers provocative insights in such areas as postmodern American writing, masculinity studies, and the developing interface of literary and religious studies.

Norman Mailer in Context

again, but this time leaving cinema verite for pulp fiction, Mailer attempted the capturing of subjective reality in his final film, 1987's Tough Guys Don't Dance. The film's Tim Madden experiences a psychological reality in the much ...

Norman Mailer in Context

This volume offers new insight into the breadth of contexts that inform Norman Mailer's body of work. It examines important literary, critical, theoretical, cultural, and historical frameworks for Mailer's writing, highlighting the ways his work reflects the concerns of twentieth and twenty-first century America. This book traces Mailer's literary influences; his contributions to a variety of literary genres; his participation in the American political sphere; the philosophical, religious, and gendered contexts that shape his work; and the iconic American figures he profiled. The book concludes with reflections on Mailer's literary and cultural legacy, emphasizing his advocacy for literary freedom and the contemporary resonance of his work.

Dancing Aztecs

Jerry Manelli never wanted anything except to be a tough guy, and a tough guy was what he had always been. But does a tough guy grin for no reason at all? Does a tough guy hum “In the Mood” and dance with his reflection in the bathroom ...

Dancing Aztecs

When sixteen copies of a famous Aztec statue arrive in New York, men will die to find out which one is the real thing A small South American republic has decided to capitalize on its national symbol: a prized gold statue of a dancing Aztec priest. The president asks a sculptor to make sixteen copies of it for sale abroad. The sculptor replaces the original with one of his fakes, and ships the real one to New York City for an under-the-table sale to a museum. The statues travel to America spread out among five crates, labeled to ensure that delivery goes as planned. But it doesn’t work. Asked to pick up the crate marked “E” at the airport, delivery man Jerry Manelli, confused by his client’s Spanish accent, takes crate “A” instead. The statue disappears into the city, leading him on a baffling chase, which—if he comes up with the wrong Aztec—could cost him his life.

Dance Hall Days

Ten cents a dance, pansies and rough guys, Tough guys who tear my gown.67 Working-class men also had to deal with questions of masculinity on the dance floor. In his work on representations of masculinity in twentieth-century dance, ...

Dance Hall Days

The rise of commercialized leisure coincided with the arrival of millions of immigrants to America's cities. Conflict was inevitable as older generations attempted to preserve their traditions, values, and ethnic identities, while the young sought out the cheap amusements and sexual freedom which the urban landscape offered. At immigrant picnics, social clubs, and urban dance halls, Randy McBee discovers distinct and highly contested gender lines, proving that the battle between the ages was also one between the sexes. Free from their parents and their strict rules governing sexual conduct, working women took advantage of their time in dance halls to challenge conventional gender norms. They routinely passed certain men over for dances, refused escorts home, and embraced the sensual and physical side of dance to further accentuate their superior skills and ability on the dance floor. Most men felt threatened by women's displays of empowerment and took steps to thwart the changes taking place. Accustomed to street corners, poolrooms, saloons, and other all-male get-togethers, working men tried to transform the dance hall into something that resembled these familiar hangouts. McBee also finds that men frequently abandoned the commercial dance hall for their own clubs, set up in the basements of tenement flats. In these hangouts, working men established rules governing intimacy and leisure that allowed them to regulate the behavior of the women who attended club events. The collective manner in which they behaved not only affected the organization of commercial leisure but also men and women's struggles with and against one another to define the meaning of leisure, sexuality, intimacy, and even masculinity.

New York Magazine

#6 — Dirty Dancing. #7 '—Hamburger Hill. #8— Through 9/17: A Prayer for the Dying. Beg. 9/18: The Principal. #9— Through 9/17: Deadline Beg. 9/18: Tough Guys Don't Dance. #10 — La Bamba. LONG ISLAND AREA CODE 516 Nassau County 500.

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies

See Ramsey Burt, The Male Dancer: Bodies, Spectacles, Sexualities (London and New York: Routledge, 1995), 60. ... With its lockstep, line- dancing tough guys and sexually submissive young women who worshipped them, Fever 'repatriated' ...

The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies offers a full overview of the histories, practices, and critical and theoretical foundations of the rapidly changing landscape of screendance. Drawing on their practices, technologies, theories, and philosophies, scholars from the fields of dance, performance, visual art, cinema and media arts articulate the practice of screendance as an interdisciplinary, hybrid form that has yet to be correctly sited as an academic field worthy of critical investigation. Each chapter discusses and reframe current issues, as a means of promoting and enriching dialogue within the wider community of dance and the moving image. Topics addressed embrace politics of the body; agency, race, and gender in screendance; the relationship of choreography to image; constructs of space and time; representation and effacement; production and curatorial practice; and other areas of intersecting disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies features newly-commissioned and original scholarship that will be essential reading for all those interested in the intersection of dance and the moving image, including film and video-makers, dance artists, screendance artists, academics and writers, producers, composers, as well as the wider interested public. It will become an invaluable resource for researchers and professionals in the field.

Mailer

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Mailer

An authorized narrative profile of the late iconic writer and political figure draws on the insights of forefront twentieth-century contemporaries, including George Plimpton, William F. Buckley Jr., and Allen Ginsburg to assess his private life and public achievements. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.