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Born On The Fourth Of July (DVD): Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick, Stephen Baldwin, Tom... Born On The Fourth Of July (DVD)
Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick, … 1
R43 Discovery Miles 430 In stock

War drama based on the autobiographical book by Ron Kovic.

Tom Cruise plays Kovic, a man brought up in the God-fearing All-American tradition, the perfect material to fight for the US cause in Vietnam. However, nothing could prepare the young Marine for the horrors of the frontline and he returns home paralysed from the chest down.

Embittered, Kovic goes into a self-destructive downward spiral, until he finds new direction by joining the anti-war movement.

Django Unchained (DVD): Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins,... Django Unchained (DVD)
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, … 1
R40 Discovery Miles 400 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Quentin Tarantino directs this Academy Award-winning western starring Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who sets out to rescue his wife from a merciless plantation owner. Django (Foxx), a slave with a violent past, earns the favour of bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Cristoph Waltz) when he helps him kill a trio of infamous murderers. Schultz frees Django and begins training him as a fully-fledged bounty hunter. The pair enjoy further success tackling some of the American South's most troublesome criminals, but Schultz gradually becomes aware that Django has motivations beyond earning a reward - Django has been searching for his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). When the duo discover that she is enslaved to the ruthless Calvin Caddie (Leonardo DiCaprio) they begin hatching a plan for her rescue. However, with Caddie's employees numbering the vigilant Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) and mindful bodyguard Butch (James Remar), it may well be the pair's biggest challenge yet. Christoph Waltz won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his supporting performance, while Tarantino won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his original screenplay.

Inglourious Basterds (English, Hungarian, DVD): Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Eli... Inglourious Basterds (English, Hungarian, DVD)
Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, … 2
R41 Discovery Miles 410 In stock

Quentin Tarantino directs this ensemble action drama set in Europe during World War Two.

In the first of two converging storylines, Shosanna (Melanie Laurent), a young Jewish woman in occupied France, seeks to avenge the death of her parents by the Nazis after narrowly escaping execution herself and fleeing to Paris. There she creates a new identity for herself as the owner and manager of a cinema. Meanwhile, a group of Jewish American soldiers known as 'The Basterds', led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), joins forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.

The Basterds cross paths with Shosanna when her cinema, which has been commandeered by the Nazis for the screening of their latest propaganda film, becomes the target for their next attack. However, unbeknown to them, Shosanna has devised a revenge plan of her own.

Christoph Waltz gained the Best Supporting Actor Awards at both the 2010 BAFTAs and Academy Awards for his portrayal of the devious Colonel Hans Landa.

Hugo (DVD): Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee,... Hugo (DVD)
Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, … 1
R41 R36 Discovery Miles 360 Save R5 (12%) Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Martin Scorsese makes his first foray into children's cinema with this semi-fantastical drama based on a book by Brian Selznick. Asa Butterfield stars as Hugo, an orphan who lives in the hidden nooks of a train station in 1920s Paris. With the help of his friend, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), he sets out to solve a mystery left behind by his late father (Jude Law): a curious puzzle involving a heart-shaped key, a cranky toy shop owner (Ben Kingsley) and a broken automaton. Along the way, the tangled lives of the staff and passengers at the station provide numerous colourful detours, and Scorsese pays homage to early pioneers of cinema including the Lumiere brothers and Georges Méliès. The film was nominated for eleven Oscars and won five awards including Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Ultimate Gangster Collection (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set): Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari... Ultimate Gangster Collection (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set)
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, … 1
R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Collection of contemporary gangster films. In 'Mean Streets' (1973) four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin, Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, 'Mean Streets' provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star De Niro. In 'Scarface' (1983), up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami as a Cuban refugee. With his friend Manny (Stephen Bauer), Tony carries out a hit on a politician, earning him the gratitude of drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Tony rises rapidly in the 'organization', but courts disaster when he becomes involved with Lopez's cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer). In 'Carlito's Way' (1993), Carlito (Pacino) is a Hispanic drugs boss just released from prison. Determined to go straight and move to the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), Carlito is tempted back to the wrong side of the law by his lawyer, nerdish coke-head David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn), for 'one last job'. Brian De Palma directs this visually eloquent film about a man's inevitable tragic demise with his familiar penchant for the big set piece and violent action. In 'Casino' (1995), Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro) is the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years various jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire. In 'American Gangster' (2007), when his boss dies, underworld driver Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire. Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers, Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia, increasing purity on the street, and undercutting his rivals in one swoop. Before long he's amassed a fortune, bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force, who makes it his business to shut Lucas down. Finally, in 'Public Enemies' (2009), set in 1930s gangland America, Johnny Depp stars as the charismatic bank robber John Dillinger. Dillinger's audacious raids and subsequent jailbreaks thrilled the American public as their sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into Depression reached an all-time low. Despite his status as a folk hero, Dillinger was declared 'Public Enemy Number One' by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and became the prime target of Hoover's fledgling FBI, headed by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). Marion Cotillard co-stars as gangster's moll Billie Frechette.

Born On The 4th of July (DVD): Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick, Stephen Baldwin, Tom... Born On The 4th of July (DVD)
Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick, … 1
R40 Discovery Miles 400 In stock

War drama based on the autobiographical book by Ron Kovic.

Tom Cruise plays Kovic, a man brought up in the God-fearing All-American tradition, the perfect material to fight for the US cause in Vietnam. However, nothing could prepare the young Marine for the horrors of the frontline and he returns home paralysed from chest down.

Embittered, Kovic goes into a self-destructive downward spiral, until he finds new direction by joining the anti-war movement.

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (DVD): Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Julie Dreyfus, David Carradine, Michael Madsen,... Kill Bill: Volume 1 (DVD)
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Julie Dreyfus, … 1
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

The return of renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino after an absence of 6 years. Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When she decides to get married and leave the outfit her boss, Bill (David Carradine), is not a happy man and gets her former colleagues to show up at the wedding; leaving behind a blood bath and The Bride shot in the head. Four years later, The Bride sets out on a journey of revenge which is ultimately to kill her former boss, Bill. The film was due to be three hours long but was split into two films (hence the name) and Volume 2 concludes the story.

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (DVD): Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Vivicia A. Fox, Chia... Kill Bill: Volume 2 (DVD)
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, …
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Having dispensed with former colleagues O-Ren Ishii and Vernita Green in the first volume, The Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest for justice in this second installment of Tarantino's jaw-droppingly violent homage to action films from both East and West. The Bride now has two remaining foes on her 'Death List', Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) - before she moves on to her ultimate goal - to kill Bill (David Carradine).

Django Unchained (DVD): Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington,... Django Unchained (DVD)
Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, … 1
R307 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R200 (65%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Quentin Tarantino directs this Academy Award-winning western starring Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who sets out to rescue his wife from a merciless plantation owner. Django (Foxx), a slave with a violent past, earns the favour of bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Cristoph Waltz) when he helps him kill a trio of infamous murderers. Schultz frees Django and begins training him as a fully-fledged bounty hunter. The pair enjoy further success tackling some of the American South's most troublesome criminals, but Schultz gradually becomes aware that Django has motivations beyond earning a reward - Django has been searching for his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). When the duo discover that she is enslaved to the ruthless Calvin Caddie (Leonardo DiCaprio) they begin hatching a plan for her rescue. However, with Caddie's employees numbering the vigilant Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) and mindful bodyguard Butch (James Remar), it may well be the pair's biggest challenge yet. Christoph Waltz won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his supporting performance, while Tarantino won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his original screenplay.

Wall Street/Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (English, German, DVD): Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Daryl Hannah,... Wall Street/Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (English, German, DVD)
Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Daryl Hannah, James Spader, … 1
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Double-bill of Oliver Stone films starring Michael Douglas. In 'Wall Street' (1987), Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a young broker who aspires to higher things. He tips off his idol, the ruthless Gordon Gekko (Douglas), about an airline deal, which his father had informed him of in strict confidence. With Gekko's help Bud achieves the promotion he so desperately wanted, but has he sold his soul in the process? In the sequel, 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' (2010), Gekko (Douglas) is released from prison only to discover he is an outsider in the world he once ruled. He attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), by making a deal with Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), a young Wall Street trader and Winnie's fiance. By helping Jacob get revenge for the death of his former mentor, Gekko hopes Jacob, in return, will offer a path to reconciliation with Winnie.

Hugo (Blu-ray disc): Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, Emily Mortimer,... Hugo (Blu-ray disc)
Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, … 1
R108 R86 Discovery Miles 860 Save R22 (20%) Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Martin Scorsese makes his first foray into children's cinema with this semi-fantastical drama based on a book by Brian Selznick. Asa Butterfield stars as Hugo, an orphan who lives in the hidden nooks of a train station in 1920s Paris. With the help of his friend, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), he sets out to solve a mystery left behind by his late father (Jude Law): a curious puzzle involving a heart-shaped key, a cranky toy shop owner (Ben Kingsley) and a broken automaton. Along the way, the tangled lives of the staff and passengers at the station provide numerous colourful detours, and Scorsese pays homage to early pioneers of cinema including the Lumiere brothers and Georges Méliès. The film was nominated for eleven Oscars and won five awards including Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Natural Born Killers (Blu-ray disc): Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, James... Natural Born Killers (Blu-ray disc)
Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, …
R171 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R25 (15%) In stock

Oliver Stone's controversial tale of killers on the run. Micky and Mallory (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) are no-good drop-outs who respond to their social alienation by embarking on a murder rampage across America. Soon, with the help of tabloid journalist Wayne Gayle (Robert Downey Jr), they become cult heroes, and find themselves at the centre of an unlikely media circus. But FBI agent Dwight McClusky (Tommy Lee Jones) is determined to put an end to their glory. Based on a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.

JFK (DVD): Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Rooker, Sally Kirkland, Anthony... JFK (DVD)
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, …
R76 Discovery Miles 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Oliver Stone's detailed examination of possible answers to unsolved mysteries surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. Kevin Costner plays New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who remained unconvinced by the Warren Commission Report and launched his own investigation. This film was released on a wave of controversy and led to calls for Congress to re-open government records from the 1977 House Select Committee on the assassination. Stone weaves actual archive footage with historical reconstruction and conjecture to present his argument that Kennedy was killed by the CIA due to his desire to withdraw troops from Vietnam. The film gained several Oscar nominations and Stone won a Golden Globe award for Best Director.

Natural Born Killers (DVD): Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, James Gammon,... Natural Born Killers (DVD)
Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, …
R92 Discovery Miles 920 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Oliver Stone's controversial tale of killers on the run. Micky and Mallory (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) are no-good drop-outs who respond to their social alienation by embarking on a murder rampage across America. Soon, with the help of tabloid journalist Wayne Gayle (Robert Downey Jr), they become cult heroes, and find themselves at the centre of an unlikely media circus. But FBI agent Dwight McClusky (Tommy Lee Jones) is determined to put an end to their glory. Based on a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.

Heath Ledger Collection (DVD): Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Petr... Heath Ledger Collection (DVD)
Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer, … 1
R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Triple-bill of movie adventures starring Heath Ledger. In 'The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus' (2009) Christopher Plummer stars as Dr Parnassus, leader of the extraordinary Imaginarium: a travelling theatre where members of the audience are given the irresistible opportunity to go beyond reality by means of a magical mirror and explore the limitless realms of their imaginations. Despite his amazing gift for guiding the imaginations of others, however, Parnassus harbours a dark secret: years before he made a pact with the devil in order to buy himself immortality. When the devil appears to collect his payment - Parnassus's beautiful 16-year-old daughter Valentina (Lily Cole) - Parnassus and his troupe, now joined by the mysterious shape-shifting Tony (variously portrayed by Heath Ledger, in his last ever performance, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell), embark on a wild and surreal journey through parallel worlds to save the girl and undo the mistakes of the past. In 'The Brothers Grimm' (2005) Will (Matt Damon) and Jake (Ledger) Grimm dazzle small towns with their imaginative folklore and elaborate illusions, but when the brothers journey into a real enchanted forest to help a village rid itself of an evil witch, they encounter many of the fantastic characters and thrilling situations found in their beloved fairy tales. Finally, in 'The Four Feathers' (2002), Harry Feversham (Ledger), a British officer, resigns his commission on the eve of a battle in the Sudan. He is given four white feathers by his friends and fiancée (Kate Hudson) as a symbol of cowardice. Determined to win back his honour, Feversham exposes himself to hardship while disguised as a Sudanese man in an attempt to aid his comrades.

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Blu-ray disc): Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Vivicia A.... Kill Bill: Volume 2 (Blu-ray disc)
Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, … 1
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Having dispensed with former colleagues O-Ren Ishii and Vernita Green in the first volume, The Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest for justice in this second installment of Tarantino's jaw-droppingly violent homage to action films from both East and West. The Bride now has two remaining foes on her 'Death List', Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) - before she moves on to her ultimate goal - to kill Bill (David Carradine).

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Blu-ray disc): Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Julie Dreyfus, David Carradine, Michael... Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Blu-ray disc)
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Julie Dreyfus, … 1
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The return of renowned filmmaker Quentin Tarantino after an absence of 6 years. Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When she decides to get married and leave the outfit her boss, Bill (David Carradine), is not a happy man and gets her former colleagues to show up at the wedding; leaving behind a blood bath and The Bride shot in the head. Four years later, The Bride sets out on a journey of revenge which is ultimately to kill her former boss, Bill. The film was due to be three hours long but was split into two films (hence the name) and Volume 2 concludes the story.

Eat Pray Love (English, French, DVD): Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins,... Eat Pray Love (English, French, DVD)
Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis, … 1
R84 Discovery Miles 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Julia Roberts stars in this drama based on the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. 30-something Liz (Roberts) has arrived at a crossroads in life. With a career, a home and a husband, she is in possession of everything the modern woman dreams of. But after repeatedly failing to get pregnant, Liz starts to question her marriage and her purpose in life, and after a painful divorce she takes off on a year-long solo trip around the world on a quest for self-discovery. Along the way she spends four months discovering the joys of food in Italy and four months on the spiritual path in India before finally and unexpectedly finding true love in Bali.

Casino (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): James Woods, Pasquale Cajano, Vinny Vella, Sharon Stone, Frank Vincent, Don... Casino (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
James Woods, Pasquale Cajano, Vinny Vella, Sharon Stone, Frank Vincent, … 1
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Director Martin Scorsese casts Robert De Niro as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years various jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire.

Platoon (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco... Platoon (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, … 1
R343 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R168 (49%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Oliver Stone's award winning film tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to make any progress against the enemy, the soldiers, led by the strict and unsympathetic Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), are forced to turn their anger and guns on each other. Barnes also has a personal battle with fellow officer Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who is the more understanding and compassionate of the two officers and helps Sheen to cope with his personal problems.

The Aviator (English, German, Blu-ray disc): Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin,... The Aviator (English, German, Blu-ray disc)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, … 1
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fast-paced biopic documenting the life of one of the most colourful Americans of the 20th century, Howard Hughes. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hughes, the son of a Texan inventor who dies and leaves him with a small fortune. Hughes moves to Los Angeles to become a Hollywood film producer and produces such classics as 'Hell's Angels', 'The Front Page' and 'Flying Leathernecks'. He also becomes involved in the aviation industry, designing new planes, setting air speed records and flying around the world risking his life testing aircraft. As his ideas become bolder, his approach becomes more eccentric, and he gains many powerful enemies.

The Four Feathers (DVD): Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Michael Sheen, James Cosmo, Mohamed Bouich, Alex Jennings,... The Four Feathers (DVD)
Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Michael Sheen, James Cosmo, …
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Harry Feversham (Heath Ledger), a British officer, resigns his commission on the eve of a battle in the Sudan. He is given four white feathers by his friends and fiancee (Kate Hudson) as a symbol of cowardice. Determined to win back his honour, Feversham exposes himself to hardship while disguised as a Sudanese man in an attempt to aid his comrades.

Being Singular Plural (Paperback): Jean-Luc Nancy Being Singular Plural (Paperback)
Jean-Luc Nancy; Translated by Robert Richardson, Anne E. O'Byrne
R521 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R76 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, by one of the most innovative and challenging contemporary thinkers, consists of an extensive essay from which the book takes its title and five shorter essays that are internally related to "Being Singular Plural."
One of the strongest strands in Nancy's philosophy is his attempt to rethink community and the very idea of the social in a way that does not ground these ideas in some individual subject or subjectivity. The fundamental argument of the book is that being is always "being with," that "I" is not prior to "we," that existence is essentially co-existence. Nancy thinks of this "being-with" not as a comfortable enclosure in a pre-existing group, but as a mutual abandonment and exposure to each other, one that would preserve the "I" and its freedom in a mode of imagining community as neither a "society of spectacle" nor via some form of authenticity.
The five shorter essays impressively translate the philosophical insight of "Being Singular Plural" into sophisticated discussions of national sovereignty, war and technology, identity politics, the Gulf War, and the tragic plight of Sarajevo. The essay "Eulogy for the Melee," in particular, is a brilliant discussion of identity and hybridism that resonates with many contemporary social concerns.
As Nancy moves through the exposition of his central concern, being-with, he engages a number of other important issues, including current notions of the "other" and "self" that are relevant to psychoanalytic, political, and multicultural concepts. He also offers astonishingly original reinterpretations of major philosophical positions, such as Nietzsche's doctrine of "eternal recurrence," Descartes's "cogito," and the nature of language and meaning.

Beneath the Southern Cross (Paperback): Robert Richardson Beneath the Southern Cross (Paperback)
Robert Richardson
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Beneath the Southern Cross (Hardcover): Robert Richardson Beneath the Southern Cross (Hardcover)
Robert Richardson
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