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Penelope Cruz

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Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838717579
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Part of a vanguard of Spanish talent claiming success at home and in Hollywood, Penélope Cruz is one of the best known European stars today. Focusing on Cruz's key films and their surrounding discourse, Ann Davies charts the development of Cruz's star persona both at home and abroad and the questions, difficulties and pleasures it inspires.

The First Thing You See

The First Thing You See Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregoire Delacourt
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297871048
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Imagine you are a young mechanic living in a small community in France. You own your own home, and lead a simple life. Then, one evening, you open your front door to find a distraught Hollywood starlet standing in front of you. This is what happens to Arthur Dreyfuss in the village of Long, population 687 inhabitants. But although feigning an American accent, this woman is not all that she seems. For her name is Jeanine Foucamprez, and her story is very different from the glamorous life of a star. Arthur is not all he seems, either; a lover of poetry with a darker past than one might imagine, he has learnt to see beauty in the mundane. THE FIRST THING YOU SEE is a warm, witty novel about two fragile souls learning to look beyond the surface - for the first thing you see isn't always what you get!


Leftovers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stella Newman
Editor: Bookouture
ISBN: 1909490857
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A brutally honest tale of life and love (or the lack of it) and an exploration of the heroine's tremendous affection for food Sharp and funny it's a celebration of why life is more than just falling in love.' Woman magazine According to a magazine, Susie is a 'Leftover' - a post Bridget-Jones 30 something who has neither her dream man, job, nor home. She doesn't even own six matching dinner plates. According to her friend Rebecca, Susie needs to get over her ex, Jake, start online dating - or at least stop being so rude to every guy who tries to chat her up. But Susie's got a plan. If she can just make it the 307 days till her promotion and bonus, she can finally quit and pursue her dream career in food, then surely everything else will fall into place. If only her love life wasn't so complicated A sharp, witty and refreshing novel about love, friendship and enjoying what's left on the table. 'I felt like Susie could be one of my friends and I was rooting for her to get the life she wanted. Like pasta, Leftovers is a true comfort. A delicious read to enjoy with a glass of wine' 'Witty and engaging. Susie is a great contemporary heroine A funny and honest story' 'A perfect slice of feel-good chick lit mouthwatering fun you'll want to devour immediately' Fabulous magazine 'Funny, feisty and fresh. Susie is the type you want as a friend - especially when you know what culinary delights she can whip up an enjoyable, light read.' Manchester Evening News

Bigger Than Blockbusters: Movies That Defined America

Bigger Than Blockbusters: Movies That Defined America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Roman
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313087407
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Whether it's the hum drum existence of Marion Crane and her illicit love affair, the psychotic antics of Norman Bates, the sudden irrational migration of birds, a crop duster swooping down on Roger Thornhill in the middle of nowhere, or Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace's unforgettable dance at Jack Rabbit Slim's - they are all cinematic moments that forever changed the psyche and viewing experience of American audiences. Bigger Than Blockbusters: Movies That Defined America tells the stories behind the most significant and influential films in American culture, movies that have had a profound influence on the literary, cinematic and popular culture of our time. Arranged chronologically, the volume gives readers an opportunity to place the films within the context of the social and cultural historic dynamic of the time, making this an ideal source for student papers and reports. Each entry includes the filmmaker, actors, release information, a synopsis of the film, critics' reviews, awards, current availability, and then background on the making of the film in an artistic, economic, and technological context. Spanning all genres, including horror and drama, adventure, comedy, musicals, science fiction, and more, this volume is loaded with enough trivia and factoids to satisfy even the most die-hard movie buff. Also included are other Greatest Films compilations from the National Society of Film Critics and noteworthy sources for comparative purposes. Guaranteed to inspire forays into film favorites as well as some very lively debate, this resource is essential reading for film lovers and students alike.


MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY Vol 51 The Muse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul G Roberts
Editor: Fashion Industry Broadcast
ISBN: 1623148529
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MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY Vol 51 The Muse by Paul G Roberts Summary

From the moment artists decided to sketch a pretty female face rather than a buffalo on a cave wall, they needed muses. From ancient Greece—when the nine goddess daughters of Zeus motivated artistic achievement—to today, the muse’s face or fashion or innate grace or mystery has come to inhabit the minds of some of the greatest artists of all time, and whose inspiration has seen some of the greatest art created. In this edition of the Masters of Photography series Vol 51 we look at the Muses of the greatest photographers and artists of all time. MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY Vol 51 The Muse features: • Andy Warhol • Terry Richardson • Francis Bacon • Robert Mapplethorpe • Salvadore Dali • Guy Bourdain • Richard Avedon • Man Ray • Corrine Day • David Bailey • Mario Sorrenti • Pablo Picasso Fashion Industry Broadcast’s “MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY” is a series: MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 9 Living Legends MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 10 Living Legends MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 11 Immortals MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 12 Immortals MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 13 Australians MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 50 Living Legends MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 51 The Muse MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Vol 52 New Gen Fashion Industry Broadcast is the number one destination on the web for the latest in fashion, style, creative arts, creative media, models, celebrity biographies and much more. Our site is available globally in 13 languages and is updated daily. Not a minute goes by without our passionate team scouring the globe for the latest breaking news and insider gossip. Fashion Industry Broadcast publishes on a vast array of media platforms art books, eBooks, apps for mobiles and television documentaries. We cover all the key areas of popular culture, style and media arts. Our products are sold globally in over 100 countries through our partnerships with people like Amazon, Apple, Google and many more. You can purchase all of our products directly from the FIB site, please have a browse. A very special video rich multimedia App version with hundreds of original videos, interviews, behind the scenes at fashion shoots and advertisements, is available through Apple’s iTunes App store for just $4.99 per edition. Look for “MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY” on the Apple App store. Contact [email protected]

Psychoanalysis and Dreams

Psychoanalysis and Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Antonino Ferro
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429620241
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Psychoanalysis and Dreams by Antonino Ferro Summary

Psychoanalysis and Dreams explores some of the cornerstones of Antonino Ferro’s theoretical model but also attempts to extend the dreamlike boundaries of the model. Based on Bion’s theory of alpha function and the analytic field, Ferro has developed his own original theorization of transformations in dreams and of work in the analytic session as a waking dream. Clearly highlighted in the book is Ferro’s theory that transformation in dreams is the activity which is constantly carried out in the mind of the analyst, who nullifies the reality-status of the patient’s communication and considers the patient’s narrative as a dream which must be constructed in real time in the encounter between the two minds at work. At the centre of Ferro's theoretical proposal stands the transition from a psychoanalysis of contents to a psychoanalysis which develops the apparatus for thinking, based on the conception of an unconscious in a perennial state of construction and transformation, which must be dreamed, and which continuously expands as it is dreamed. Psychoanalysis and Dreams is written for practicing and training psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and psychiatrists and will be helpful in everyday psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic work.

Auxiliary Selection in Spanish

Auxiliary Selection in Spanish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malte Rosemeyer
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027270406
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Auxiliary Selection in Spanish by Malte Rosemeyer Summary

Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary selection between Old and Early Modern Spanish that led to the gradual replacement of the auxiliary ser ‘be’ with the auxiliary haber ‘have’. It analyses this process in terms of the interaction between gradience, gradualness, and the conserving effects of frequency and persistence in language change. The study contributes to the theory and methodology of diachronic linguistics, additionally offering insights on how to explain synchronic grammatical variation both within a language and between languages. The book is of interest to the fields of Spanish and Romance linguistics, syntax, as well as historical and variationist linguistics.


Layover Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Zeidner
Editor: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1466825359
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"Subtle, astute . . . With Layover, Zeidner joins the ranks of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood and Fay Weldon." —Karen Karbo, The New York Times Book Review Claire Newbold has watched her life collapse: her only child has died, her husband has been unfaithful, and she's just learned that she's infertile. She tries, dutifully, to go through the motions of her daily routine, but then she walks out of work on a whim, and soon she's living out of hotels—not always with the intention of paying for them—and confronting loss. As Claire indulges in a pattern of seduction and deception, she begins to feel that she is clairvoyant, capable of "reading" strangers without knowing them. As she struggles to find redemption in her marriage and her life, she finds herself wondering: Is she erratic or just full-on deranged? Lisa Zeidner's Layover is a provocative, affecting, and confident novel. As The New Yorker said, "Zeidner's writing is like her heroine: taut, intelligent, and seductive."

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Javier Bardem - Famous Actors

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Javier Bardem - Famous Actors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Green
Editor: Matt Green
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Ever wondered how Javier Bardem rose to stardom? The actor known as Javier Bardem was born Javier Angel Encinas Bardem on March 1st, 1969 Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, the capital city of Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands of Spain. The islands are reported to have the very best climate in the world, no doubt making it many peoples’ definition of paradise. The islands are part of Spain, though they sit only a few hundred kilometers from the coast of Morocco. From Spain, they are approximately 2,000 kilometers, though the inhabitants are proud of their Spanish heritage. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab Your biography book NOW!

Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides

Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet Wilcox
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621533751
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Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media is everything an actor needs to be ready for that perfect part, from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts, acting technique tips, and exercises keep a performer toned and ready, while industry experts give advice on how to audition professionally. Invaluable Internet listings keep you on top of changing trends, as well. Casting directors, agents, managers, and actors share insights on proper protocol for different performance settings, and practice is made simple with script excerpts and exercises to keep skills sharp for last minute auditions. Includes instructional CD.

Boogers Are My Beat

Boogers Are My Beat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dave Barry
Editor: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 1400051215
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The New York Times calls him “the funniest man in America,” and his legions of fans agree, laughing and snorting as they put his books on bestseller lists nationwide. In Boogers Are My Beat, Dave gives us the real scoop on: • The scientific search for the world’s funniest joke (you can bet it includes the word “weasel”) • RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot • Outwitting “smart” kitchen appliances and service contracts • Elections in Florida (“You can’t spell Florida without ‘duh’”) • The Olympics, where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating • The truth about the Dakotas, the Lone Ranger, and feng shui • The choice between death and taxes And much, much more—including some truths about journalism and serious thoughts about 9/11. Dave Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988, and his columns are syndicated in more than 500 newspapers. His most recent books, Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down and the novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business, were national bestsellers. He lives in Miami, Floriduh. Also available as an eBook

Translation, Humour and the Media

Translation, Humour and the Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Delia Chiaro
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441140670
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Translation, Humour and the Media by Delia Chiaro Summary

Translation studies and humour studies are disciplines that have been long established but have seldom been looked at in conjunction. This volume looks at the intersection of the two disciplines as found in the media -- on television, in film and in print. From American cable drama to Japanese television this collection shows the range and insight of contemporary cross-disciplinary approaches to humour and translation. Featuring a diverse and global range of contributors, this is a unique addition to existing literature in translation studies and it will appeal to a wide cross-section of scholars and postgraduates.

Van Gogh on Demand

Van Gogh on Demand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Winnie Wong
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602492X
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In a manufacturing metropolis in south China lies Dafen, an urban village that famously houses thousands of workers who paint van Goghs, Da Vincis, Warhols, and other Western masterpieces for the world market, producing an astonishing five million paintings a year. To write about work and life in Dafen, Winnie Wong infiltrated this world, first investigating the work of conceptual artists who made projects there; then working as a dealer; apprenticing as a painter; surveying wholesalers and retailers in Europe, East Asia and North America; establishing relationships with local leaders; and organizing a conceptual art exhibition for the Shanghai World Expo. The result is Van Gogh on Demand, a fascinating book about a little-known aspect of the global art world—one that sheds surprising light on the workings of art, artists, and individual genius. Confronting big questions about the definition of art, the ownership of an image, and the meaning of originality and imitation, Wong describes an art world in which idealistic migrant workers, lofty propaganda makers, savvy dealers, and international artists make up a global supply chain of art and creativity. She examines how Berlin-based conceptual artist Christian Jankowski, who collaborated with Dafen’s painters to reimagine the Dafen Art Museum, unwittingly appropriated the work of a Hong Kong-based photographer Michael Wolf. She recounts how Liu Ding, a Beijing-based conceptual artist, asked Dafen “assembly-line” painters to perform at the Guangzhou Triennial, neatly styling himself into a Dafen boss. Taking the Shenzhen-based photojournalist Yu Haibo’s award-winning photograph from the Amsterdam's World Press Photo organization, she finds and meets the Dafen painter pictured in it and traces his paintings back to an unlikely place in Amsterdam. Through such cases, Wong shows how Dafen’s painters force us to reexamine our preconceptions about creativity, and the role of Chinese workers in redefining global art. Providing a valuable account of art practices in an ascendant China, Van Gogh on Demand is a rich and detailed look at the implications of a world that can offer countless copies of everything that has ever been called “art.”

A Companion to Woody Allen

A Companion to Woody Allen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter J. Bailey,Sam B. Girgus
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118514831
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Edited by two renowned Allen experts, A Companion to WoodyAllen presents a collection of 26 original essays on thedirector’s films. Contributions offer a number of divergentcritical perspectives while expanding the contexts in which hiswork is understood. A timely companion by the authors of two of the most importantbooks on Allen to date Illuminates the films of Woody Allen from a number of divergentcritical perspectives Explores the contexts in which his work should beunderstood Assesses Allen’s remarkable filmmaking career from itsearly beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictionsthat suffuse it Discusses Allen’s recognition as a global cinematicfigure

Supporting Actors in Motion Pictures

Supporting Actors in Motion Pictures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Roger L. Gordon
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480944998
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Supporting Actors in Motion Pictures By: Dr. Roger L. Gordon Supporting Actors in Motion Pictures is a compilation of biographies of supporting actors that spans from the advent of sound through the present day. Supporting actors, known also as character actors, often play in roles that complement the lead with comedy, drama, or other means, and are the backbone of any good film, television program, or stage performance. This book contains over 300 biographies that highlight the careers of the many talented actors and actresses that have appeared on the big screen throughout the past 100 years.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Ebert
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449406181
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"Roger Ebert's "criticism shows a nearly unequaled grasp of film history and technique, and formidable intellectual range." --New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 500 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, journal entries, and Q and As from "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" inside Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011. From Inglourious Basterds and Crazy Heart to Avatar, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the South Korean sensation The Chaser, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011. includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2008 to July 2010. Also included in the Yearbook are: * In-depth interviews with newsmakers such as Muhammad Ali and Jason Reitman. * Tributes to Eric Rohmer, Roy Disney, John Hughes, and Walter Cronkite. * Essays on the Oscars, reports from the Cannes Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary.

The Art of Making Memories

The Art of Making Memories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meik Wiking
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735238545
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A practical guide to creating memorable moments from Meik Wiking, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge. Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace--and some days we remember forever. Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe. But what ingredients produce these happy memories? Why is it that a piece of music, a smell or a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? And can we learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them? Combining research on happiness and mnemonics (learning techniques that aid memory retention or retrieval), Meik Wiking explores how peak experiences are made, stored, and remembered. Using data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and conducting real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, The Art of Making Memories will answer how we can create perfect moments. Moments that will go down in history. This book will help you create more peak experiences, help you retrieve happy memories of the past, and store them for the future.

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Twenty Major
Editor: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1444743791
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Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Twenty Major Summary

It's just days after the Folkapalooza concert and having saved the world, Twenty Major is looking forward to some R&R but little does he know that his murky past is about to catch up with him ... Notorious Dublin gangster Tony Furriskey is calling in his marker. Years ago he helped Twenty and Jimmy the Bollix out of a hole and the time has come for them to repay the favour ... or end up swimming with the Dublin Bay prawns. Tony's youngest daughter, is about to marry a man he thoroughly disproves of and it's down to Twenty and Jimmy to make sure the wedding doesn't happen. They must follow the young man and his pals to Barcelona where the stag weekend is taking place, infiltrate the stag party and make sure, one way or another, that the wedding doesn't happen. But will Twenty's Barcelona past catch up with him? Which one of the group finds true love at last? And can they put down the cheap mojitos long enough stop the wedding? In the city of Gaudi and Picasso, Twenty, Jimmy, Stinking Pete and Dirty Dave are more gaudy and pickarse-o as they try and enjoy the Mediterranean sun while getting the job done.

Instant Recall

Instant Recall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Tipper
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1786781891
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Instant Recall by Michael Tipper Summary

Never forget a name or occasion again with this guide to improving your powers of memorization that will make you a hit at home and at work. Foreword by Dominic O'Brien. Do you find names, events and facts reaching the tip of your tongue but going no further? Well help is at hand, memory master Michael Tipper guides you through his tried-and-tested techniques to boost your powers of memorization to astonishing new levels. Warm up by assessing your memory strength and the extent to which you can develop it. Stretch yourself a little more by practising shortcuts to retaining everyday information – such as route directions and simple lists. Work with techniques for remembering birthdays, putting names to faces and vice versa, and giving a word-perfect speech without notes. Finally, perform stunning feats of memory that will amaze yourself and your friends. Make forgetting a thing of the past. By following the wealth of easy techniques presented in Instant Recall your memory will soon be in tip- top condition, and you will find confidence and success.

The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book

The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Moss,
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101221062
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From one of the top parenting websites' a comprehensive naming guide featuring the unique popularity ratings. Forget those traditional lists of names and their meanings-in guiding readers step-by-step through the naming process, as well as the seven things to consider, this book will help parents decide upon a name perfectly suited to their child and family. The only baby name book to draw upon the opinions of 1.2 million parents, each listing features a popularity rating derived from website feedback as well as the top personality traits associated with the name. Readers can also browse lists of names organized in unique ways such as names for sports fans or fiction lovers, and names to be avoided.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Ebert
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740792164
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Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

The Family Portraits

The Family Portraits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emmy Morgan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532072562
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Growing up, Elijah Davis knew he was different. Following his adoption into a new family, he realized he was the wrong gender. After an operation, Elijah became Desiré Andersen, although her path wasn’t easy. Riddled with abuse and discontent, she eventually landed a role on a popular soap opera and became a daytime diva. Now, it has been a year since Desiré’s boyfriend was murdered, and she again struggles to make sense of life. She decides to enter the world of film, leaving television behind, but she first revisits memories from her difficult past. She and her “white” family read journals and letters, forcing them to relive explosive memories and events. Desiré remembers how she met her “white” family, and she gains more insight into her relationship with her “black” family. She recalls what it was like growing up as an openly gay, black kid in 1980s Western Massachusetts Simultaneously, her life takes another drastic turn when people from her past make an appearance in her present—and they will change her future forever.

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amanda Summer
Editor: Travelers\' Tales
ISBN: 1609521080
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100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go by Amanda Summer Summary

Told in a series of original essays with practical sidebar information, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is for all lovers of Greece and the Greek way of life. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. A combination of keen travel advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of Greece, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion, a must-have in your carry-on for the flight to Athens. Author Amanda Summer draws on a quarter century of traveling and living in Greece to lead you through the country as an insider would, to reveal the vineyards, cooking classes, archaeological treasures and contemplative hikes from Athens to Zakynthos, the Peloponnese to Crete. Along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating Greek women of myth and history and the places they influenced. These 100 stories capture art, culture, food, history and style with jaunts through the cities, the islands, and the interior backcountry. From sexy to mythological, from spiritual to romantic, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is for the smart and curious traveler who wants to see Greece, her way.

Did Somebody Step on a Duck?

Did Somebody Step on a Duck? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Dawson
Editor: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 158008348X
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Did Somebody Step on a Duck? by Jim Dawson Summary

This impolite, aromatic, and incredibly erudite flatulence compendium will astound you with: • The recent discovery of the world’s oldest joke, a proverb from the Old Babylonian period, that turned out to be—that’s right, folks—a fart joke. • A new reading of Emily Dickinson’s poetry that “reveals” the true meaning behind “They Have a Little Odor.” • A harrowing account of Apollo astronauts getting inner-space gas from hydrogen bubbles in their drinking water on their way to the moon. • The other Tiger Woods scandal—this one involving a mysterious cheek-squeak recorded while Tiger sized up an approach shot at the 2009 Buick Open. • A scientist who built the world’s biggest whoopee cushion and lived to tell about it . . . . . . and many more wacky but true tales from the fart historian who brought you the best-selling Who Cut the Cheese? and its combustible sequel, Blame It on the Dog. In this incomparable collection you’ll experience firsthand the Jungian implications of farting, the environmental import of “flatulence cards” in the carbon-offset market, and the brutally honest social commentary of a man whose office chair broadcasts his farts on Twitter. After reading this book you’ll proudly proclaim, “I fart, therefore I am.”

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Scarlett Johansson - Famous Actors

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Scarlett Johansson - Famous Actors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Green
Editor: Matt Green
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Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Scarlett Johansson - Famous Actors by Matt Green Summary

Ever wondered how Scarlett Johansson rose to stardom? As an actress who first burst on the scene by appearing in quirky indie comedies, Scarlett Johansson has become one of the young box office sensations of an era of new Hollywood stars. Armed with natural red hair and a seductive voice, Johansson has gone from supporting character material to bonafide leading lady. The actress has demonstrated that she can juggle dramatic range, comedic timing, and action-packed stunts with ease. Coupled with her acting passion, Johansson has also explored the world of music, lending her voice to the production of several jazzy numbers. Now appearing in some of the world’s biggest films, Johansson shows no sign of slowing down her methodical claim of the title of next big female movie star. For more interesting facts you must read the book. Grab your biography book now!

Cinema and Popular Geo-politics

Cinema and Popular Geo-politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcus Power
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317999185
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Cinema and Popular Geo-politics by Marcus Power Summary

With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'. Including a range of chapters with a contemporary focus, it studies issues such as: how the geopolitical world has been constructed through film how cinema can provide explanatory narratives in periods of cultural and political anxiety, uneasiness and uncertainty. Examining the ways in which film impacts upon popular understandings of national identity and the changing geopolitical world, the book looks at how audiences make sense of the (geo)political messages and meanings contained within a variety of films - from the US productions of Hollywood, to Palestinian, Mexican, British, and German cinematic traditions. This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.

Casting Might-Have-Beens

Casting Might-Have-Beens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eila Mell
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Some acting careers are made by one great role and some fall into obscurity when one is declined. Would Al Pacino be the star he is today if Robert Redford had accepted the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather? Imagine Tom Hanks rejecting Uma Thurman, saying that she acted like someone in a high school play when she auditioned to play opposite him in The Bonfire of the Vanities. Picture Danny Thomas as The Godfather, or Marilyn Monroe as Cleopatra. This reference work lists hundreds of such stories: actors who didn’t get cast or who turned down certain parts. Each entry, organized alphabetically by film title, gives the character and actor cast, a list of other actors considered for that role, and the details of the casting decision. Information is drawn from extensive research and interviews. From About Last Night (which John Belushi turned down at his brother’s urging) to Zulu (in which Michael Caine was not cast because he didn’t look “Cockney” enough), this book lets you imagine how different your favorite films could have been.

U2: A Diary

U2: A Diary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt McGee
Editor: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857127438
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This new and updated edition of U2 A Diary brings U2s story up to date with information about the band’s ground-breaking film, U2 3D, recording sessions for No Line on the Horizon and the story of how the album was leaked online twice before its official release, the U2 360 world tour and Bono’s back injury that forced an entire leg to be postponed and the band’s struggles to decide how to follow No Line on the Horizon and the 360 Tour with new material. Here is the complete history of U2 told exactly as it happened in day-by-day diary format. As well as following the mid-1970's birth of the band to the present day in journal form, U2: A Diary also includes new revelations and fresh insights into key moments of U2's development. Through interviews and extensive research, author Matt McGee sheds light on stories. Fully illustrated with pictures spanning the bands career, this is a fanatically detailed account of a legendary group's life!

Cormac McCarthy and Performance

Cormac McCarthy and Performance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Satcey Peebles
Editor: University of Texas Press
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Cormac McCarthy is renowned as the author of popular and acclaimed novels such as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road. Throughout his career, however, McCarthy has also invested deeply in writing for film and theater, an engagement with other forms of storytelling that is often overlooked. He is the author of five screenplays and two plays, and he has been significantly involved with three of the seven film adaptations of his work. In this book, Stacey Peebles offers the first extensive overview of this relatively unknown aspect of McCarthy's writing life, including the ways in which other artists have interpreted his work for the stage and screen. Drawing on many primary sources in McCarthy's recently opened archive, as well as interviews, Peebles covers the 1977 televised film The Gardener's Son; McCarthy's unpublished screenplays from the 1980s that became the foundation for his Border Trilogy novels and No Country for Old Men; various successful and unsuccessful productions of his two plays; and all seven film adaptations of his work, including John Hillcoat's The Road (2009) and the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men (2007). Emerging from this narrative is the central importance of tragedy—the rich and varied portrayals of violence and suffering and the human responses to them—in all of McCarthy's work, but especially his writing for theater and film.

The Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Tom Cruise’s Shattered, Troll-like Face

The Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Tom Cruise’s Shattered, Troll-like Face Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chuck Klosterman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television, this essay is about modern films and reality.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Ebert
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Roger Ebert’s “criticism shows a nearly unequaled grasp of film history and technique, and formidable intellectual range. . . .” —New York Times Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 600 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, tributes, and journal entries inside Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2013. It includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2010 to July 2012. Also included in the Yearbook: —In-depth interviews with newsmakers and celebrities —Tributes to those in the film industry who have passed away recently —Essays on the Oscars, reports from the Toronto Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary

Film Feminisms

Film Feminisms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristin Lené Hole,Dijana Jelača
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Film Feminisms offers a global and updated overview of the history, present-day concerns, and future of feminist film and theory. It introduces frameworks from phenomenology, affect theory, and psychoanalysis to reception studies, new media theories, and critical historiography, as well as engaging with key issues in documentary ethics, genre theory, and star studies. This new textbook situates feminist film theory within the larger framework of transnational scholarly approaches, as well as decolonial, queer, disability studies, and critical race theories. It offers a much-needed update on pedagogical approaches to feminist film studies, providing discussions of filmmakers and films that have been overlooked in the field, or that are overdue for further analysis. Each chapter is supported by a variety of pedagogical features including activities, key terms, and case studies. Many of the activities draw on contemporary digital media, such as social media and streaming platforms, to update the field to today's changing media landscape.

Descriptions and Beyond

Descriptions and Beyond Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marga Reimer,Anne Bezuidenhout
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019151506X
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Descriptions and Beyond by Marga Reimer,Anne Bezuidenhout Summary

In 1905, Bertrand Russell published 'On Denoting' in which he proposed and defended a quantificational account of definite descriptions. Forty-five years later, in 'On Referring', Peter Strawson claimed that Russell was mistaken: definite descriptions do not function as quantifiers but (paradigmatically) as referring expressions. Ever since, scores of theorists have attempted to adjudicate this debate. Others have gone beyond the question of the proper analysis of definite descriptions, focusing instead on the complex relations between definites, indefinites, and pronouns. These relations are often examined with attention to the phenomena of scope and anaphora. This collection assembles nineteen new papers on definite descriptions and related topics. The contributors include both philosophers and linguists, many of whom have been active participants in the various debates concerning descriptions. The volume contains a brief general introduction and is divided into six sections, each of which is accompanied by a detailed introduction of its own. Several of the sections concern issues associated with the Russell/Strawson debate. These include the sections on incomplete descriptions, the referential/attributive distinction, and presupposition and truth value gaps. There is also a section on the representation of definites and indefinites in semantic theory, containing papers that reject certain core assumptions of the Russellian paradigm. Linguists interested in definites have traditionally been concerned with how such expressions interact with other expressions, including pronouns and indefinites. They have explored, and continue to explore, these interactions through the complex phenomena of scope and anaphora. In the section dealing with anaphoric pronouns and descriptions, indefinites and dynamic syntax/semantics, five linguists propose and defend their views on these and related issues. Finally, there is a section that concerns the relation between proper names and descriptions and, more particularly, the idea that some names, those introduced into the language by description, are semantically equivalent to definite descriptions.

The Baby Name Wizard, 2019 Revised 4th Edition

The Baby Name Wizard, 2019 Revised 4th Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Wattenberg
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 077043648X
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NEW 2019 EDITION A fully revised and updated version of the classic baby name guide, featuring updated trends, facts, ideas, and thousands of enchanting names! Your baby’s perfect name is out there. This book will help you find it. The right baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life—and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But there’s no shortage of names to choose from, and you can’t expect to just stumble upon a name like that in an A-to-Z dictionary. Enter the revised and updated fourth edition of The Baby Name Wizard. This ultimate baby-name guide uses groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to create a visual image for each name, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other specific and promising name ideas. Each unique “name snapshot” includes a rundown of style categories the name belongs to, nickname options, variants, pronunciations, prominent examples, and names with a similar style and feeling. This new edition also contains expanded sections on popular names and style lists. A perfect, up-to-date guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard will delight you from the first name you look up and keep you enchanted through your journey to finding the just-right name for your baby.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kerrily Sapet
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422297837
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Salma Hayek is the first and only Mexican actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She has broken down racial barriers in Hollywood, establishing herself as the most influential Hispanic woman in the movie industry. A Mexican actress of Lebanese and Spanish descent, Salma has faced racism and stereotypes throughout her life. But she is proud of her multi-cultural heritage, and has worked hard to become a respected actress, producer, and director. With her production companies, Salma also provides opportunities for other Latin-American actors. However, her movies tell stories that appeal to people of all races and cultures. This book tells Salma's story. It offers a look at her early struggles as a biracial actress in the U.S. and her rise to fame. She has overcome great challenges to achieve success. A glamorous and talented star, Salma plans to keep following her dreams for years to come.

Diary of a Middle Aged Sex Goddess - Vol 2 - Half Hearted Hopeful

Diary of a Middle Aged Sex Goddess - Vol 2 - Half Hearted Hopeful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth J. Winters Waite
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Diary of a Middle Aged Sex Goddess - Vol 2 - Half Hearted Hopeful by Elizabeth J. Winters Waite Summary

Volume 2- Diary of a Middle-Aged Sex Goddess: Half Hearted Hopeful In her memoir series Diary of a Middle-Aged Sex Goddess, Elizabeth J. Winters Waite explores the complexities of life for a single mother in her sexual prime. Bridging the gap between Sex and the City and The Golden Girls, her stories detail raising three boys, running a successful all-female accounting firm, and pursuing passions that grow her soul, all while trying to get laid—or trying not to get laid, whichever the case may be—while on the never-ending quest for true love. In Half Hearted Hopeful, the second volume in the series, Waite turns fifty, reflecting in her witty, honest, and deeply personal way on who she wants to be—and who she wants to be with. Rekindling a flame with Fabulous Guy, she experiments with becoming a friend with benefits … only to end up falling madly in love. He touches something deep inside of her, leaving her breathless from the experience, but can she ever be truly satisfied if he won’t share his heart?