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"A Closed Book" is a 2010 British film based on the novel of the same name by Gilbert Adair, about a blind author who employs an assistant to help him write his novels. Throughout the film the assistant starts to play crueler and crueler tricks on her employer. The film is directed by Raúl Ruiz, and stars Daryl Hannah as assistant Jane Ryder, and Tom Conti as author Sir Paul. A Closed Book was filmed at Knebworth House in the UK.

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Google previewThe Prophet's Dictionary (2006)

by Paula A. Price Ph.D.

A closed book indicates completion of its subject matter or exclusion from it. In the latter case, it is an invitation to win the right to open and learn from what is in it. An open book invites free access to its knowledge and implies the call to release ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (2000)

by Udo Becker

A closed book in the visual arts sometimes refers to possibilities not yet actualized or to mysteries; in Christian art, it also refers to Mary's virginity, while an open book in connection with Mary refers to the fulfillment of the promise of the Old ...

Google previewA Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992)

by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder

A closed book does not produce a learned man. Rec. dist.: Ill . 5.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature (1992)

by David L. Jeffrey

As a result, contemporary readers of English literature for whom the Bible itself remains a closed book, even a "dead" book, continue to "hear" it persistently, inter alia. Whether or not the Bible's literary presence comes to be reckoned with ...

Google previewDictionary of Postmodernism (2015)

by Niall Lucy

Reading is never a closed book, which brings us to “crack” or that irrational and seemingly peripheral addiction that always requires one more hit. Against a model of knowledge as acquisition, in which we flourish by means of increased and ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

a closed book a subject or person about which one knows nothing. closed caption chiefly N. Amer. n. one of a series of subtitles to a television programme, accessible through a decoder. v.

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry (Extended Annotated Edition) (2013)

by Albert G. Mackey

A closed book, a sealed book, indicates that its contents are secret; and a ,book or roll folded up was the symbol, says Wemyss, of a law abrogated, or of a thing of no further use. Hence, as the reverse of all this, the Book of the Law is opened ...

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (1950)

by Ph. D Newmark

A closed book does not produce a ...

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A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
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