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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...gy of Environmentalism XI. The Invention of Lying: Fact and Truth XII. Hostel: The American Hostel XIII. Inceptions and Its Errors XIV. Aliens „R ... ...ecessary in pursuing this goal. Ripley's reality test is maintained throughout the film. In other words - while he gradually merges with the object... ... cultivates a False Self of a jazz giant in the making and the author of the Great American Novel but he is neither and he bitterly knows it. Even ... ...most heart rending smile when embarrassed or endangered. He is a caricature of the American dream: ambitious, driven, winsome, well versed in the m... ... Ripley time and again, mysteriously, capriciously, cruelly. Thus, ultimately, the film is an intricate study of the pernicious ways of psychopatho... ...and are available to anyone with a computer. The last decade witnessed a spate of films, all concerned with the confusion between life and the imi... ...ps shouting: "Be careful, I am spontaneous". The Director and fat-cat capitalistic producers want him to be spontaneous, they want him to make deci... ... a long time. Greedy, thoughtless money machines in the form of billionaire tycoon-producers exploit Truman's life shamelessly and remorselessly in... ...t display of human vices possible. The Director indulges in his control-mania. The producers indulge in their monetary obsession. The viewers (on b...

Moral deliberations and philosophical dimensions in thirteen modern films.

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Report on Orphaned Works

By: Marybeth Peters

...would like to create derivative works based on orphan works, most notably filmmakers and book publishers, stressed that the fear of an untimely injun... ...ught just as the book was heading to stores, or just before release of the film – provides enough uncertainty that many choose not use the work, even... ..., Register of Copyrights); see also Letter from Larry Urbanski, Chairman, American Film Heritage Association, to Senator Strom Thurmond Opposing S. 5... ...r of Copyrights); see also Letter from Larry Urbanski, Chairman, American Film Heritage Association, to Senator Strom Thurmond Opposing S. 505 (Mar. ... ...lowing groups and organizations: • book publishers (e.g., Association of American Publishers); • authors (e.g., The Authors Guild, Science Fiction... ...liance, Library of Congress, University of Michigan Libraries, Society of American Archivists, Stanford University Libraries, UCLA Film and Televisi... ...limitations or exceptions with regard to the protection of performers and producers or phonograms as they provide for … in connection with the prote...

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Report on Orphaned Works

By: Marybeth Peters

...would like to create derivative works based on orphan works, most notably filmmakers and book publishers, stressed that the fear of an untimely injun... ...ught just as the book was heading to stores, or just before release of the film – provides enough uncertainty that many choose not use the work, even... ..., Register of Copyrights); see also Letter from Larry Urbanski, Chairman, American Film Heritage Association, to Senator Strom Thurmond Opposing S. 5... ...r of Copyrights); see also Letter from Larry Urbanski, Chairman, American Film Heritage Association, to Senator Strom Thurmond Opposing S. 505 (Mar. ... ...lowing groups and organizations: • book publishers (e.g., Association of American Publishers); • authors (e.g., The Authors Guild, Science Fiction... ...liance, Library of Congress, University of Michigan Libraries, Society of American Archivists, Stanford University Libraries, UCLA Film and Televisi... ...limitations or exceptions with regard to the protection of performers and producers or phonograms as they provide for … in connection with the prote...

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The Power in You

By: Wally Amos

...ege of Communication, Shawn went on to become an active and enthusiastic film student at New York University Tish School of the Arts, which by the ... ...go to the projection room and give the projectionist a different reel of film to show? The point is, you can't change the image shown on the screen... ...aring down the screen. In order to change the image, you must change the film in the projector. Life works the same way and you are the projector. ... ... THE POWER IN YOU 120 there were twenty, three million native,bom, adult Americans who could neither read nor write. These millions were called "fu... ... your mind. For instance, when I was a personal manager I wanted to alert producers, directors and casting agents to a client appearing on a TV sho... ...g my first years in business.) The Gerbers also were the first baby food producers to advertise on TV. There's an old axiom: "Find a need and fill ... ...ore Show from time to time. Whenever I went to a filming of the show, the producers would make sure I sat directly beneath one of the mikes that hu... ...dia's independence. It was faith that helped Martin Luther King, Jr. open American so' ciety to people of all races, creed, and color. It was faith...

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Man with No Name

By: Wally Amos

...olate Chip Cookie Company changed my life-and it also changed the face of American business. I opened the first gourmet chocolate chip cookie store ... ... to partake of because Friday was also the day "the eagle flew"-the black American colloquialism for payday. And when Ruby got to work frying up fis... ...e who ate them. I also used my cookies as a calling card in meetings with producers and Hollywood executives. My chocolate chip treats were a sure w... ...with Hollywood I also used my cookies as a calling card in meetings with producers and Hollywood executives. My chocolate chip treats were a sure w... ...ed shirt and Panama hat now reside in the Smith­ sonian National Museum of American History in the Business Americana Collection. That hat and shirt,... ...h. On the evening of August 17, after finishing the taping of a training film for Cities in Schools in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I returned to the h...

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Modelling of Rationality...and Beyond the Physics

By: Gh. C. Dinulescu

...(F) [ 3 + sup(T)+sup(I)+sup(F) [ 3 + sup(T)+sup(I)+sup(F) [ 3 + American Research Press Rehoboth 2002 2 GH. C. DINULESCU–CÂMPIN... ...THE PHYSICS American Research Press Rehoboth 2002 3 This book can be ... ...wwwlib.umi.com/bod/search/basic (Books on Demand) Copyright 2002 by American Research Press Rehoboth, Box 141 NM 87322, USA E-mail: M_L_Pere... ... the above mentioned accident, nobody was ever struck by the train. The producers of the documentary made a video record of a simulated incident, a... ...jealousy, had died under not exactly normal circumstances. In a thematic film, the Discovery Channel tells the story of a motorist who brought home ... ...between the dwellers and the ghosts of the house. An English documentary film tells about the friendship of a British child with another child ″see...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...st its role as the scientific and intellectual leader of the world. As an American I am greatly saddened, but as a citizen of the world and of the co... ...ed that the major medical researching country had had its tires shot out. American researchers and other medical leaders streamed into southeast Asia... ...ligent Barak Obama was not enough to keep all of the intelligentsia. The American depression had sapped its economy of the necessary funds for rese... ...ying to fill 200 television channels with 24/7 programs, open several new films a week, and sell as many recordings as you can-- you have to rely on ... ...r people will watch anything and making money is the concern of the video producers, you get what the laws will allow, not what is good for society.... ...have a more peaceful society in the meantime. “We wonder why your film producers insist on producing violent films when the research indicate... ...a more peaceful society in the meantime. “We wonder why your film producers insist on producing violent films when the research indicates th... ...y don‟t understand that the bad guy usually gets caught at the end of the film. “We are not ready to declare that being ethical is genetically... ...e answers. Borrow more money to give everyone a tax break. Talk to the oil producers about producing more oil and selling it for less. That‟s a great...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

... II. About "After the Rain" Containing the United States I. The Roots of Anti-Americanism II. Containing the United States III. Islam and Lib... ...pire V. The Democratic Ideal and New Colonialism VI. Add Me to the List VII. The American Hostel VIII. The Semi-failed State The War in Afghan... ...sons XIV. The Iraqi and the Madman XV. Just War or Just a War? The Roots of Anti-Americanism By: Dr. Sam Vaknin The United States is one of the... ...ope. Everyone is in on the take, the police especially. The events depicted in the film are not without historical precedent, but the moviemakers g... ...rough spastic reforms only to submerge once more in backwardness and venality. Oil-producers attempted some structural economic adjustments in the ... ...ck market facilitates the smuggling of cigarettes, software, home appliances, video films, weaponry, food, carpets - and virtually every other nece...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

...or make fondue? The European Union often pays a half billion euros to wine producers during poor growing years which seems to be about every other y... ...w the cost of production. Obviously this means unfair competition for poor producers. So the taxpayers may get back part of their taxes in cheaper st... ...or strawberries. 9 ―World cotton prices have never been lower but American cotton farmers earn nearly twice as much for their crops because... ...fe by the Chinese or the realities of the ill-conceived war in Iraq for the Americans and British—it doesn‟t take long for the truth to be known. The... ... price of their exports up. The Chinese yuppies are following the American way of pursuing money and the things it can bring—less free time... ...e late 90s in China the entrepreneurial types often pirated clothes, music, films. They had decided to beat free enterprise at its own game. The gove... ...ulfed your "huddled masses" while you taxed your workers to pay for the non-producers. Kino has blended the ethical concerns and the industriousness... ...nd we do not allow actors to smoke on screen for TV or movie programs. Any film that shows a person smoking is not allowed in our country. Film produ... ...her cut or re-do the scenes with tobacco in them. We are a large market for films so we command respect and compliance by the film producers. ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...s losing one‘s job. Sex makes us happier, as does enjoying one‘s job. The Americans, who spend much more time working are much higher on the happine... ...ed at home, in your neighborhood or in school is the truth, divine truth. Americans eat with their forks in their right hands, Europeans with the for... ...ies ate their meals together. She was appalled by the poor manners of the American students. Her mother had taught her good table manners at home, r... ...e or riches. Pornography treats children and women as things, not humans. Films and television champion murder and revenge. Video games commonly teac... ...re or riches. Pornography treats children and women as things, not humans. Films and television champion murder and revenge. Video games commonly tea... ...tentials. The less intellectually endowed soon left school and became the producers of wealth—the farmers and artisans necessary for the economy of ... ...mise of getting your ‗pie in the sky-- bye and bye.‘ Singing and dancing, films and TV, public friendships, sports and recreational pastimes all crea... ...onsumers. And with free trade, the consumers are kings. If the countries‘ producers can‘t meet or beat the low wage foreign workers, they will have ... ...ent benefits? Should the employers or employees pay for these? Should the producers of the waste pay for waste management? Should homeowners pay for ...

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Report on Orphan Works

By: Library of Congress

...would like to create derivative works based on orphan works, most notably filmmakers and book publishers, stressed that the fear of an untimely injun... ...ught just as the book was heading to stores, or just before release of the film – provides enough uncertainty that many choose not use the work, even... ..., Register of Copyrights); see also Letter from Larry Urbanski, Chairman, American Film Heritage Association, to Senator Strom Thurmond Opposing S. 5... ...r of Copyrights); see also Letter from Larry Urbanski, Chairman, American Film Heritage Association, to Senator Strom Thurmond Opposing S. 505 (Mar. ... ...lowing groups and organizations: • book publishers (e.g., Association of American Publishers); • authors (e.g., The Authors Guild, Science Fiction... ...liance, Library of Congress, University of Michigan Libraries, Society of American Archivists, Stanford University Libraries, UCLA Film and Televisi... ...limitations or exceptions with regard to the protection of performers and producers or phonograms as they provide for … in connection with the prote...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...calls a singularity which was the origin of the Big Bang. If you reverse the film of a pebble hitting the 2-dimensional The Path of Splitness Cha... ...ticles: a living organic cell. This is why galaxies exist as faint, cellular films of energy on the outer perimeters of huge, empty inter-galactic ... ...s another medium like water, or a transparent pane of glass, or a transparent film of plastic. Space is a Pure Formless Medium. The only reason ... ...ew lions? When there were millions of grazing animals? Why didn’t the North American natives colonize the land where millions of bison lived? It ... ...hapter Three: Summary of Hominid-Human development 205 The earliest North American cultures invented bone-tools and flint tools by themselves. B... ...plitting with crude stones as the first form of stone technology. After North American humans began splitting Mammoth-bones: did they start evolving... ...ll be dumped squarely back into the laps of the assholes who created it. Then producers and consumers will be forced to become more responsible. Th... ...ber Baron underdog, or any underdog. Then Hoover blackmailed three Hollywood producers to make movies glorifying the government scum that shot down... ... productivity supplanting human concerns has become the ethical norm for both producers and consumers. Only when public awareness is raised eno...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...rs between the types of intermediaries are blurred. Barnes and Noble (the American bookstores chain) has, in effect, become a publisher. Many publis... ... The result was a globe encompassing network of academic institutions. The American Pentagon established the network of all networks, the ARPANET. Ot... ...lterior motives of members of the ruling political echelons (the infamous American Paranoia), a lack of variety and of catering to the tastes and in... ...("safety in redundancy"). They contain Web pages, television programming, films, e-books, archives of discussion lists, etc. Such materials can help... ...l, the costs of production are lower (with the exception of the music and film industries), the marketing channels more numerous (half of the income... ...processes, books, newspapers, any printed matter, works of art and music, films (which, at their beginning were not considered art), software, softwa... ... What does PG intend to do about the legislative asymmetry between content producers and creators - and content consumers? Lobby Congress? Testify? P... ...ly available, from anyone at any price. The only benefit accrues to media producers, who restrict the quantity of available prior materials so that ... ... outcome of disrespect towards content intermediaries such as publishers, producers, and retail outlets. I don't know for sure because there is no r...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...IMF with its austerity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Princip... ...n certain, influential, professions (in banking, finance, the media, politics, the film industry, publishing, science, the humanities, etc.). This ... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ... deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to w... ...at the firm level and, as a result, throughout the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and busine...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...IMF with its austerity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Princip... ...n certain, influential, professions (in banking, finance, the media, politics, the film industry, publishing, science, the humanities, etc.). This ... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ... deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to w... ...at the firm level and, as a result, throughout the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and busine...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...uitively, that cartels are more likely to form in industries and sectors with many producers. The more concentrated the industry - i.e., the more o... ...d sell them as inputs to other firms. Thus, many firms are concomitantly consumers, producers, and suppliers. In a paper published last year and tit... ...mes deter competition and new entrants. A multiplicity of vendors, retail outlets, producers, or suppliers does not always foster competition. And ... ...ot always foster competition. And many products have umpteen substitutes. Consider films - cable TV, satellite, the Internet, cinemas, video rental... ...uch as the recently established African Trade Insurance Agency or the more veteran American OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), the Bri... ...d a refund of all war and terrorist liabilities above $100 million per airline. The Americans later extended the coverage until mid-May. The Europea... ... to scholarly publishing and other form of intellectual property such as software, films, music, and e-books. Consumers are divided on the issue o... ...nnovation generates the very tools that facilitate further innovation. The eminent American economist Robert Merton - quoted in Sigma 3/2001 - desc... ...hing. Napster-like peer to peer networks undermine the foundations of the music and film industries. Open source software is encroaching on the tur...

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

...ing 33 Advocacy 33 Fundraising 33 Nonmarketing Exchanges 34 SUMMARY 35 3 IDEA PRODUCERS 36 THE EMERGING CONCEPT SECTOR 36 Government, a Specia... ...to The New State of the Economy (Allvine and Tarpley 1977), Philip Kotler wrote: Americans will have to pay more attention to resource conservation... ...lives. (p. xiii) In the book the authors succinctly speak of reformulation of the American Dream such that our society will have “to expect less in... ...intended to be fruitful and multiply ("Save the Whales" 1979): The materialistic American dream, while dominant, is not universal. Young adults sh... ...profit inspired, they have a place in cell (7). When adoption becomes widespread, producers of fashion apparel quickly capitalize on the populariza... ...s as applied to ideas are taken up in the next part of this book. 36 3 IDEA PRODUCERS THE EMERGING CONCEPT SECTOR This chapter explores a s... ... crime and violence. There is 80 some evidence negating the effectiveness of films as idea channels (Brembeck and Howell 1976, p. 39). On the...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...t isn’t fair. But then as my grand dad said, ‘things are never fair.’ Our American bodies are well fed, some of our minds are well read, we hold the ... ...ople in the world have access to only a total of a gallon of water a day. Americans use three gallons just to flush a toilet. Add in drinking and coo... ... global IT network for decades and are rated at least as effective as the American and European hardware and software developers. The per capita inc... ...rograms in the USA than in India. We have to be human, not merely robotic producers of wealth. We have to ask ‗why‘ as they have done in America. Me... ..., full employment, and Norman Rockwell—a world without terrorism, X-rated films and lying politicians. ―In Afghanistan allied soldiers gave fo...

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Laws of Destiny Never Disappear : Culture of Thailand in the Postlocal World

By: Matti Sarmela

...e-Kamolmatayakul Annira Silver local culture. The collection contains few films and videos, although in 1999 I recorded 12 hours of video in all, usi... ...used to walk. Today, everything must be so easy. Today, people go to watch films in the evenings. People are working all the time, they have no time f... ...aviour. When I was a soldier, every Wednesday we were shown a very warlike film to give us courage, and I wasn't afraid of dying then. Now I am afraid... ...ame artisans and business people, e.g. acting as middlemen between village producers and the markets. As if surreptitiously, the Chinese were the firs... ...s to use genetic modification to produce and patent a variety suitable for American conditions. Potential cultivation of Jasmine rice by American supe... ... produced, and they have rather tended to be TV serials; cinemas show many American movies as is the case elsewhere in Asia. From citizen to gl... ... US army during the Korean war; sex trade has always flourished around all American military bases. In 1983, it was said that there was only one broth...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...s? Even the ones they claim to have been dictated by gods or aliens? Even if American copyright law requires “an author,” presumably a human one? 9 Ca... ... if the market likes it, you will be rewarded. (At the very least, the giant producers of culture will be able to assemble vast teams of animators and... ...r the films of the Second World War, or footage on the daily lives of African-Americans during segregation, or the music of the Great Depression, or th... ...hey were successful. 36 As Yochai Benkler puts it, Alice Randall, an African American woman, was ordered by a government official not to publish her cr... ...x the law in this area. When the case of Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films came up, they thought they had what they wanted. The band NWA had u... ...dividual members. What’s true for the users of networks is doubly so for the producers of the goods that create them. From the perspective of a produc... ... at http:// www.law.duke.edu/cspd/pdf/cspdproposal.pdf, and Access to Orphan Films: Submission to the Copyright Office—March 2005, available at http://... ...k: New York University Press, 2001). 22. Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films, 410 F .3d 792, 804n16 (6th Cir. 2005). 23. Walter Benjamin, “The W...

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

..., and at the word terminology I should insinuate a comment on that eminent American bi- ologist, Professor Mark Baldwin, who has carried the language ... ...ing the obverse side, and a head thereon—of Newton, as I live! One detects American influ- ence here. Each year, as we shall find, each denomination o... ...*But see Gidding’s Principles of Sociology, a modern and richly suggestive American work, imperfectly appreciated by the Brit- ish student. See also W... ...ng we had so far encountered. *Schemes for the co-operative association of producers will be found in Dr. Hertzka’s Freeland. 136 A Modern Utopia S S... ...last triumph of realisation, but the swimming moment of opacity before the film gives way. To come to individual emotional cases, is to return to the ...

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Twilight in Italy

By: D. H. Lawrence

...rail in the bluish sky, a frail moon had put forth, like a thin, scalloped film of ice floated out on the slow current of the coming night. And a bell... ...la?’ He shows me the paper. It is an old scrap of print, the picture of an American patent door-spring, with directions: ‘Fasten the spring either end... ...ten the spring either end up. Wind it up. Never unwind.’ It is laconic and American. The signore watches me anx- iously, waiting, holding his chin. He... ...houses themselves. We were always level with the mountain-snow opposite. A film of pure blue was on the hills to the right and the left. There had bee... ...nd desire to rehabilitate them- selves, to recover some dignity as men, as producers, as work- ers, as creators from the spirit, not only from the fle... ...and thin and somewhat German-looking, wearing 99 Twilight in Italy shabby American clothes and a very high double collar and a small American crush h...

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When the Sleeper Wakes

By: H. G. Wells

... raised a family, my eldest lad—I hadn’t begun to think of sons then—is an American citizen, and looking for- ward to leaving Harvard. There’s a touch... ...ty at the very beginning.” “What was his name?” “Graham.” “No, I mean—that American’s.” “Isbister.” “Isbister!” cried Graham. “Why, I don’t even know ... ...earn much in the schools nowadays. But I know all about him. He was a rich American who went from En- gland, and he left the Sleeper even more than Wa... ... the Victorian times had followed the dray horse and all such living force producers, to extinction; the place of his costly muscles was taken by some... ... for nearly two hundred feet of its length, and a sheet of the same glassy film that had enclosed Graham at his awak- ening had been drawn across the ... ...rose and passed overhead, rising to clear the mass of the Council House, a filmy translucent shape with the solitary aeronaut peering down through its... ...ies of air-sickness, were craning their black necks and staring to see the filmy city that was rising out of the haze, the rich and splendid city to w...

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