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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>
The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic De...
by , Burt Kearns

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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There has never been a show business book quite like <i>The Show Won't Go On</i>, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called <i>The Art of Murder</i>, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate recounting of events leading to the moments they died "doing what they loved." <i>The Show Won't Go On</i> covers almost every genre of entertainment and is full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters, and ironic twists. With dozens of heart-stopping stories, it's the perfect book to dip into on any page.
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>
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
by Philip Pullman

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English

Pages

489

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the internationally best-selling author of the <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.</b><br /><br />One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, <i>Daemon Voices</i> is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.
Signs of Performance: An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Theatr...
by Colin Counsell

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

October 11, 2013

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<EM>Signs of Performance</EM> provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson. Colin Counsell takes an historical look at theatre as a cultural practice, clearly tracing connections between:<BR> * Key practitioners' ideas about performance<BR> * The theatrical practices prompted by those ideas<BR> * The resulting signs which emerge in performance<BR> * The meanings and political consequences of those signs<BR> It provides an understandable theoretical framework for the study of theatre as a an signifying practice, and offers vivid explanations in clear, direct language. It opens up this fascinating field to a broad audience.
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.
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Build...
by Ari Herstand

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 20, 2016

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<p><strong>"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." —Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of Patreon</strong></p><br /><p>Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.</p><br /><p>In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan</li><br /><li>Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show</li><br /><li>Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud</li><br /><li>Get songs placed in film and television</li><br /><li>Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape.</p><br /><p>There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.</p>
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>
Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Crea...
by Marc Silber

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English

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Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! — Find Your Creative Artist Within</strong></h3><p><strong>Creative conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!</strong></p><p><strong>Time for a new mindset.</strong> Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life—a skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It’s time for a new mindset. <em>Create</em> shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.</p><p><strong>Live a more creative life.</strong> People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap into this cycle, you’ll find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.</p><p><strong>Find your creative purpose.</strong> Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think. Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, shows you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in <em>Create</em> are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.</p><p><strong>Learn how to:</strong></p><ul><li>Master the techniques of visualization</li><li>Draw inspiration from the world around you</li><li>Collaborate with people who can further your vision</li><li>Share with others to spread the joy</li></ul><p><strong>If you enjoyed motivational books like <em>The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life</em>, <em>Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative</em>, <em>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</em>, and Julia Cameron’s <em>The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition</em>, you’ll love <em>Create</em>.</strong></p>
Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Te...
by Judith Weston

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

January 25, 1996

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Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.

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