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Talking Sixties Drive-In Movies
by Tom Lisanti

Language

English

Pages

361

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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Talking Sixties Drive-in Movies is a collection of profiles, interviews, and tributes about actors and films popular with the drive-in movie crowd during the sixties. Interviewees include Arlene Charles, Nancy Czar, Gail Gerber, Christopher Riordan, and Irene Tsu talking Elvis Presley musicals; Bobbi Shaw and Steven Rogers talking beach party movies; Jan Watson and Diane Bond talking spy spoofs; Nicoletta Machiavelli talking spaghetti westerns; Mimsy Farmer and Maggie Thrett talking alienated youth movies; and Valerie Starrett talking biker films. Some of the chapters center on one movie or a genre while others are career profiles with a main focus on one or two drive-in movies.
Learning To Leave
by Richard Peacock

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English

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Publication Date

May 26, 2017

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“Leaving a marriage is hard. Probably the hardest single thing you will do in a life time.” <br /><br />That’s the first line of a best selling divorce book — also titled Learning to Leave — by the same author of this screenplay. <br /><br />Living in dynamic San Francisco, Jack and Rosie are in their late 30s, married for 18 years with two teenage boys. They are a typical couple, but they're not. After years in the corporate world, Jack’s dream is to escape for a few months on his large restored sailboat for an adventure along the rugged west coast of Canada. Rosie’s fantasy is just coming true, to open a permanent fitness centre for her popular exercise classes and with that, physical and spiritual independence.<br /><br />Rosie and Jack both have legitimate and reachable dreams. But it means going in different directions. Finding a mutually satisfying answer that will keep them together seems impossible. No matter how good their intentions might be, playing hardball in the divorce court system looks like the only way out. <br /><br />The story is a plunge into the passions and heartbreak that come with divorcing a long time partner. The resolution is filled with hazards from within and without. <br /><br />Rosie and Jack walk a fine line between continuing chaos and new freedoms.
Acts of Conspicuous Compassion: Performance Culture and American ...
by Sheila C. Moeschen

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

June 24, 2013

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<div>Charity has been a pervasive and influential concept in American culture, and has also served an important ideological purpose, helping people articulate their sense of individual and national identity. But what, exactly, compels our benevolence? In a social moment when countless worthy causes and deserving groups clamor for attention, it is worth examining how our culture generates the exchange of sympathy commonly experienced as “charity.”  <i>Acts of Conspicuous Compassion</i> investigates the historical and continuing relationship between performance culture and the cultivation of charitable sentiment, exploring the distinctive practices that have evolved to make the plea for charity legible and compelling. From the work of 19th-century melodramas to the televised drama of transformation and redemption in reality TV’s <i>Extreme Makeover: Home Edition</i>, the book charts the sophisticated strategies that various charity movements have employed to make organized benevolence seem attractive, exciting, and seemingly uncomplicated.<br /><br /><br /><br />Sheila C. Moeschen sheds new light on the legacy and involvement of disabled people within charity—specifically, the articulation of performance culture as a vital theoretical framework for discussing issues of embodiment and identity, a framework that dislodges previously held notions of the disabled existing as passive “objects” of pity. This work gives rise to a more complicated and nuanced discussion of the participation of the disabled community in the charity industry, of the opportunities afforded by performance culture for disabled people to act as critical agents of charity, and of the new ethical and political issues that arise from employing performance methodology in a culture with increased appetites for voyeurism, display, and complex spectacle.<br /></div>
Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, an...
by James F. Wilson

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

August 04, 2010

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<div>"James F. Wilson uncovers fascinating new material on the Harlem Renaissance, shedding light on the oft-forgotten gay and lesbian contributions to the era's creativity and Civil Rights. Extremely well researched, compellingly written, and highly informative."<br /><br />---David Krasner, author of <i>A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theatre, Drama, and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927</i><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies</i> shines the spotlight on historically neglected plays and performances that challenged early twentieth-century notions of the stratification of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. On Broadway stages, in Harlem nightclubs and dance halls, and within private homes sponsoring rent parties, African American performers of the 1920s and early 1930s teased the limits of white middle-class morality. Blues-singing lesbians, popularly known as "bulldaggers," performed bawdy songs; cross-dressing men vied for the top prizes in lavish drag balls; and black and white women flaunted their sexuality in scandalous melodramas and musical revues. Race leaders, preachers, and theater critics spoke out against these performances that threatened to undermine social and political progress, but to no avail: mainstream audiences could not get enough of the riotous entertainment.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Many of the plays and performances explored here, central to the cultural debates of their time, had been previously overlooked by theater historians. Among the performances discussed are David Belasco's controversial production of Edward Sheldon and Charles MacArthur's <i>Lulu Belle</i> (1926), with its raucous, libidinous view of Harlem. The title character, as performed by a white woman in blackface, became a symbol of defiance for the gay subculture and was simultaneously held up as a symbol of supposedly immoral black women. African Americans Florence Mills and Ethel Waters, two of the most famous performers of the 1920s, countered the Lulu Belle stereotype in written statements and through parody, thereby reflecting the powerful effect this fictional character had on the popular imagination.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies</i> is based on historical archival research including readings of eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports, songs, and playscripts. Employing a cultural studies framework that incorporates queer and critical race theory, it argues against the widely held belief that the stereotypical forms of black, lesbian, and gay show business of the 1920s prohibited the emergence of distinctive new voices. Specialists in American studies, performance studies, African American studies, and gay and lesbian studies will find the book appealing, as will general readers interested in the vivid personalities and performances of the singers and actors introduced in the book.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />James F. Wilson is Professor of English and Theatre at LaGuardia Community College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.<br /><br /><br /></div>
Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Cen...
by Jill C. Stevenson

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

April 15, 2013

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<div><i>Sensational Devotion</i> examines contemporary Passion plays, biblical theme parks, Holy Land recreations, creationist museums, and megachurches in order to understand how they serve their evangelical believer-users while also shaping larger cultural and national dialogues. Jill Stevenson explores how performative media support specific theologies and core beliefs by creating sensual, live experiences for those who use them. The book explores evangelical performance across a range of media and sites, including film, television, theater, tourist attractions, museums, and places of worship. Using historical research coupled with firsthand experiences, it critically examines these spaces and events within their specific religious, cultural, and national contexts, while placing them within a long devotional tradition to suggest how they cultivate religious belief by generating vivid, sensual, affectively oriented, and individualized experiences. Stevenson’s analysis builds upon existing work on performance and cognition, as well as theories of affect, as it contributes to existing scholarship on American evangelicalism and evangelical Christian media. <br /></div>
Juan, il mare, il cricket e il sogno di Sebastian (Italian Editio...
by Francesco Biacchi

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Italian

Pages

307

Publication Date

May 25, 2017

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“Juan, il mare, il cricket e il sogno di Sebastian” è un libro per tutti, volto ad una sensibilizzazione ecologica, partendo dal “riciclo” di potenzialità inaspettate, talvolta dimenticate. Valorizzando “risorse” ignorate come tali. Il mare, metafora di vita, rischia di essere inquinato da una modernità eccessiva, dai cambiamenti socio-economici, dall'indifferenza generalizzata, che spezzano gli equilibri “in” e “attorno” ad esso. L'umanità stessa è esposta ad un processo di “desertificazione” sia individuale che collettiva, se priva di una “scientifica” consapevolezza. Riusciranno la saggezza del vecchio Juan, il cricket praticato da alcuni immigrati, la letteratura “scoperta” dal giovane Sebastian e un'avventura nell'oceano contro i narcotrafficanti, ad indicare rotte “ecologicamente” sostenibili? Francesco Biacchi, classe 1962 è laureato in pedagogia. Ha pubblicato con Albatros Il Filo S.r.l., “Mario” e “Il folletto dispettoso” conseguendo nel 2014 una “Segnalazione di merito” al Concorso Letterario Internazionale “C'era una volta” dell'Associazione Amici dell'Umbria-Agostino Pensa”, nel 2015 un “Diploma d'onore per la Favolistica” al Premio Letterario Internazionale “Il Molinello”.
Freelance Ilustrator, A Guide Book About Tips And Trick For You A...
by Valerie Caresse

Language

English

Pages

9

Publication Date

May 25, 2017

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Working from home is a dream for many graphic designers. If you are skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign or Quark, your skills are always in demand. But keeping it current is hard when software updates are so expensive and new versions come out every year.<br /><br />One advantage of working on the premises is that they keep the software up to date and computers are working. At home, everything falls on your shoulders. You never want to turn down work, so what do you do when asked if you can accept a job using a version you do not have? Or the freelance company wants to test you?<br /><br />There are many cheap and even free resources to keep your skills sharp. It is a special idea if you return the lid to an office with a large salary or benefits<br /><br />You need ! .<br />A good computer with lots of RAM<br />A fast internet connection, DSL or cable.<br />Ability to learn the software yourself.
Envisioning Asia: On Location, Travel, and the Cinematic Geograph...
by Jeanette Roan

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

September 22, 2010

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<div>"Whereas some other scholars read selected films mainly to illustrate political arguments, Roan never loses sight of the particularities of film as a distinctive cultural form and practice. Her drive to see 'cinema as a mechanism of American orientalism' results in not just a textual analysis of these films, but also a history of their material production and distribution."<br /><br />---Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota<br /><br /><br /><br /><div><br /><br /><br /><br />"<i>Envisioning Asia</i> offers an exciting new contribution to our understandings of the historical developments of American Orientalism. Jeannette Roan deftly situates changing cinematic technologies within the context of U.S. imperial agendas in this richly nuanced analysis of 'shooting on location' in Asia in early 20th century American cinema."<br /><br />---Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />"Through her vivid illustration of the role of American cinema in the material, visual, and ideological production of Asia, Jeanette Roan takes the reader on a journey to Asia through a very different route from the virtual travel taken by the viewers of the films she discusses."<br /><br />---Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawai'i at Manoa<br /><br /><br /></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The birth of cinema coincides with the beginnings of U.S. expansion overseas, and the classic Hollywood era coincides with the rise of the United States as a global superpower. In <i>Envisioning Asia,</i> Jeanette Roan argues that throughout this period, the cinema's function as a form of virtual travel, coupled with its purported "authenticity," served to advance America's shifting interests in Asia. Its ability to fulfill this imperial role depended, however, not only on the cinematic representations themselves but on the marketing of the films' production histories---and, in particular, their use of Asian locations. Roan demonstrates this point in relation to a wide range of productions, offering an engaging and useful survey of a largely neglected body of film. Not only that, by focusing on the material practices involved in shooting films on location---that is, the actual travels, negotiations, and labor of making a film---she moves beyond formal analysis to produce a richly detailed history of American interests, attitudes, and cultural practices during the first half of the twentieth century.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Jeanette Roan is Adjunct Professor of Visual Studies at California College of the Arts and author of "Exotic Explorations: Travels to Asia and the Pacific in Early Cinema" in <i>Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History</i> (2002).<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Cover art: Publicity still, Tokyo File 212 (Dorrell McGowan and Stuart McGowan, 1951). The accompanying text reads: "Hundreds of spectators gather on the sidelines as technicians prepare to photograph a parade scene in 'Tokyo File 212,' a Breakston-McGowan Production filmed in Japan for RKO Radio distribution." Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<br /><br /><br /></div>
Le idi di luglio (Odissea Digital) (Italian Edition)
by Roberto Bassoli

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Italian

Pages

210

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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ROMANZO (197 pagine) - THRILLER - Può la morte suonare ottima musica jazz? Può un omicidio sconvolgere la situazione politica italiana? Può l'amore cambiare una vita (in peggio)? Le risposte si trovano nei giorni che anticipano Le idi di luglio.Federico Sica è il pianista di un quartetto jazz. A lui e ai tre colleghi, tuttavia, la musica non basta per accantonare le preoccupazioni materiali. Assassinare la gente per denaro è un'attività senz'altro più proficua. Gli affari, effettivamente, vanno a meraviglia; e sembrano persino garantirgli un futuro ancora più piacevole il giorno in cui Federico, in seguito alla misteriosa richiesta di una donna inquietante, accetta di compiere un clamoroso omicidio. Da quel momento, in realtà, la sua vita cambia. Ma non come lui si sarebbe aspettato. "Le idi di luglio" è un thriller politicamente "molto" scorretto che coniuga con una scrittura originale suspance e humor nero. Roberto Bassoli (Modena, 1961). Esperto in marketing e comunicazione, pianista, giornalista (autore di numerosi articoli specialistici apparsi su riviste settoriali e direttore responsabile di testate tecniche). Nell'ambito della narrativa ha pubblicato la raccolta di racconti "Sette danze francesi" e il thriller "Il figlio del tramonto".
The Chicks - A Play In One Act
by Mr Darren Brealey

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English

Pages

44

Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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This is a seriously scary look at filthy, outer suburb, cigarette-smoking scrags called Jenny, Amanda and Sheryl. If you thought boys were crude and disgusting when they mob together, these three dirty skanks will have you dry retching into your stubbie-holder from the word go. Jenny, Amanda and Sheryl could have been the school captain, the vice president of the local council or maybe even a shopkeeper. However, their antics with their boyfriends, Peanut, Booga and Pigface, somehow distract them from their futures as anything but middle class. Meeting at the local cinema for their weekly ritual of movie-going, the three young girls come together to parade their outwardly disgusting habits, language and home secrets.

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