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The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book: The Sc...
by Neil Gaiman

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<p>Neil Gaiman’s complete original scripts for the highly anticipated six-episode original series, adapted from the classic novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett.<strong></strong><br /><br />First published nearly thirty years ago, the novel <em>Good Omens</em> has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is beloved by Gaiman and Pratchett fans alike. Collected here are Neil Gaiman’s original scripts for the <em>Good Omens </em>television series, offering readers deeper insight into Gaiman’s brilliant new adaptation of a masterwork.</p><p>A tale of good and evil and the end of the world, <em>Good Omens</em> stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale; David Tennant as the demon Crowley; and Jon Hamm as the archangel Gabriel, as well as Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, and Nick Offerman.</p>
Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenw...
by Robert McKee

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English

Pages

490

Publication Date

September 28, 2010

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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. <p> In <em>Story</em>, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.</p>
No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarr...
by Drew Fortune

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English

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Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b>Featuring never-before-told stories, <i>No Encore!</i> takes you on tour with over sixty iconic musicians as they relive their weirdest, wildest, most embarrassing gigs.</b><br /><br /><i>“They hated us and started throwing cups, bottles, change, chairs, and anything that wasn’t nailed down.” —Dean Ween</i><br /><br />This hilarious, sometimes horrifying, collection spans four decades and chronicles the craziest, druggiest, and most embarrassing concert moments in music history—direct from the artists who survived them. <br /><br /><i>“In the midst of my insanity, I thought it would be a very romantic gesture to go into Fiona Apple’s dressing room and write a message on her wall in my own blood.” —Dave Navarro</i><br /><br />From wardrobe malfunctions to equipment failures, from bad decisions to even worse choices, this is a riveting look into what happens when things go wrong onstage and off.<br /><br /><i>“Ozzy had a sixty-inch teleprompter with the song lyrics, and that got stolen, along with microphones, snare drums and cymbals. Our drummer at the time was stabbing people in the neck with his drumstick.” —Zakk Wylde</i><br /><br /><i>No Encore!</i> is an unflinchingly honest account of the shows that tested the dedication to a dream—from Alice Cooper’s python having a violent, gastric malfunction on stage to Lou Barlow’s disastrous attempt to sober up at Glastonbury, from Shirley Manson’s desperate search for a bathroom to the extraordinary effort made to awaken Al Jourgenson as Ministry was taking the stage. As Hunter S. Thompson famously wrote, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” <br /><br /><i>“I go to exit the venue, and there’s 25 people marching towards us. It’s about 3:00 AM, and they weren’t there to be nice. They were carrying bats, boards, chains, hammers, and they were coming for us.” —Dee Snider</i>
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great ...
by Carmine Gallo

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 02, 2009

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<p><b>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller!</b></p> <p><b>Updated to include Steve Jobs's iPad and iPad2 launch presentations</b></p><p>Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard—and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations.</p> <p><i>The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs</i> is as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs's performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets in 18 "scenes," including:</p> <ul> <li>Develop a messianic sense of purpose</li> <li>Reveal the Conquering hero</li> <li>Channel your inner Zen</li> <li>Stage your presentation with props</li> <li>Make it look effortless</li> </ul> <p>With this revolutionary approach, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to sell your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and wow your audience the Steve Jobs way.</p>
Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madne...
by Neil Strauss

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

May 01, 2012

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<p>Neil Strauss can uncover the naked truth like nobody else. With his groundbreaking book <em>The Game</em>, Strauss penetrated the secret society of pickup artists. Now, in <em>Everyone Loves You When You're Dead</em>, the <em>Rolling Stone</em> journalist collects the greatest moments from the most insane music interviews of all time. </p><p>Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he</p><ul><li>Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Mötley Crüe out of jail & is asked to smoke Kurt Cobain's ashes by Courtney Love</li><li>Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother</li><li>Spends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen Colbert</li><li>Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard Cohen</li><li>Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick James</li><li>Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn Manson</li><li>Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry</li><li>Gets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with . . . you'll find out who inside.</li></ul><p></p><p>Enjoy many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world's number one stars in <em>Everyone Love You When You're Dead</em>.</p>
The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media (Ro...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

420

Publication Date

December 07, 2018

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<P>In the last 30 years, a distinctive intersection between disability studies – including disability rights advocacy, disability rights activism, and disability law – and disability arts, culture, and media studies has developed. The two fields have worked in tandem to offer critique of representations of disability in dominant cultural systems, institutions, discourses, and architecture, and develop provocative new representations of what it means to be disabled. </P><br /><P>Divided into 5 sections: </P><br /><P></P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>Disability, Identity, and Representation</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Whole-of-life Experience</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Access, Artistry, and Audiences</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Practices, Politics and the Public Sphere</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Activism, Adaptation, and Alternative Futures</LI><br /><P></P></UL><br /><P></P><br /><P>this handbook brings disability arts, disability culture, and disability media studies – traditionally treated separately in publications in the field to date – together for the first time. </P><br /><P>It provides scholars, graduate students, upper level undergraduate students, and others interested in the disability rights agenda with a broad-based, practical and accessible introduction to key debates in the field of disability art, culture, and media studies. An internationally recognised selection of authors from around the world come together to articulate the theories, issues, interests, and practices that have come to define the field. Most critically, this book includes commentaries that forecast the pressing present and future concerns for the field as scholars, advocates, activists, and artists work to make a more inclusive society a reality. </P><br /><P></P>
Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life throug...
by Matthew Dicks

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<strong>A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters</strong>.<br /> <br /> Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions. In this compelling book, storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Dicks presents wonderfully straightforward and engaging tips and techniques for constructing, telling, and polishing stories that will hold the attention of your audience (no matter how big or small). He shows that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has something “storyworthy” to express, and, perhaps most important, that the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing your own life.
Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical T...
by Penn Jillette

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

August 02, 2016

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Penn Jillette’s <i>New York Times </i>bestselling account of his “extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle…that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions” (<i>The Washington Post</i>).<br /><br />More than three hundred and thirty pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading at dangerous heights, legendary magician Penn Jillette found himself at a crossroads. He needed a drastic lifestyle change if wanted to see his small children grow up. Enter Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise changed Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.”<br /> <br />In <i>Presto</i>, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, <i>Presto</i> is an incisive, rollicking read. In the end, it is “undeniably inspiring” (<i>Booklist</i>).
Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business S...
by Esther K. Choy

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

July 30, 2017

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People forget facts, but they never forget a good story. Unfortunately it’s never that simple, though. Because for most, there’s nothing easy about crafting a memorable story, let alone linking it to professional goals. But material for stories and anecdotes that can be used for your professional success surround you! Let the Story Do the Work shows you how to mine your experience for simple narratives that will achieve your goals. You can learn to:• Capture attention• Engage your audience• Change minds• Inspire action• Pitch persuasively• And more!When you find the perfect hook, structure your story according to its strengths, and deliver it at the right time in the right way, you’ll see firsthand how easy it is to turn everyday communications into opportunities to connect, gain buy-in, and build lasting relationships.
To Be A Playwright (Routledge Revivals)
by Janet Neipris

Language

English

Pages

244

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<P>Originally published in 2005, <I>To Be A Playwright </I>is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend seamlessly to deliver a practical hands-on guide to playwriting, this book illuminates the elusive challenges confronting creators of dynamic expression and offers a roadmap to craft of playwrighting. </P>

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