Riders of the Purple Sage

A Novel

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure stories, American

Page: 334

View: 5201

When Lassiter, a gunman with a reputation, rode into the Mormon village he found an angry mob. The object of their anger was the richest woman in town, who was unwilling to give up control of her spring water.

Hollywood Aesthetic

Pleasure in American Cinema

Author: Todd Berliner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190658746

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 320

View: 5852

Hollywood makes the most widely successful pleasure-giving artworks the world has ever known. The industry operates under the assumption that pleasurable aesthetic experiences, among huge populations, translate into box office success. With that goal in mind, Hollywood has systematized thedelivery of aesthetic pleasure, packaging and selling it on a massive scale. In Hollywood Aesthetic, Todd Berliner accounts for the chief attraction of Hollywood cinema worldwide: its entertainment value. Analyzing Hollywood in the areas of narrative, style, ideology, and genre, Hollywood Aesthetic offers a comprehensive appraisal of the aesthetic design of Americancommercial cinema. Grounded in film history and in the psychological and philosophical literature on aesthetics, the book situates aesthetic analyses within the context of film reception, the film industry, and the current understanding of human psychology.Illustrated with numerous examples, Hollywood Aesthetic analyzes the design of a range of films that span Hollywood history. The book examines films, such as City Lights and Goodfellas, that have earned aesthetic appreciation from both fans and critics. But it also studies curious outliers andcelebrated Hollywood experiments, such as The Killing and Starship Troopers, films popular with cinephiles and cult audiences. And it demonstrates the ways in which even ordinary popular films, from Tarzan and His Mate to Rocky III, as well as New Hollywood action blockbusters, like Die Hard and TheDark Knight, offer aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. Hollywood Aesthetic explains how these and dozens of other Hollywood movies engage viewers by satisfying their aesthetic desires. Many film scholars dismiss Hollywood cinema as mere commercial entertainment and leave it at that. Hollywood Aesthetic explains how Hollywood creates, for huge numbers of people, some of their most exhilarating experiences of art.

What Makes Sammy Run?

Author: Budd Schulberg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307790738

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9435

What Makes Sammy Run? Everyone of us knows someone who runs. He is one of the symp-toms of our times—from the little man who shoves you out of the way on the street to the go-getter who shoves you out of a job in the office to the Fuehrer who shoves you out of the world. And all of us have stopped to wonder, at some time or another, what it is that makes these people tick. What makes them run? This is the question Schulberg has asked himself, and the answer is the first novel written with the indignation that only a young writer with talent and ideals could concentrate into a manuscript. It is the story of Sammy Glick, the man with a positive genius for being a heel, who runs through New York’s East Side, through newspaper ranks and finally through Hollywood, leaving in his wake the wrecked careers of his associates; for this is his tragedy and his chief characteristic—his congenital incapacity for friendship. An older and more experienced novelist might have tempered his story and, in so doing, destroyed one of its outstanding qualities. Compromise would mar the portrait of Sammy Glick. Schulberg has etched it in pure vitriol, and dissected his victim with a precision that is almost frightening. When a fragment of this book appeared as a short story in a national magazine, Schulberg was surprised at the number of letters he received from people convinced they knew Sammy Glick’s real name. But speculation as to his real identity would be utterly fruitless, for Sammy is a composite picture of a loud and spectacular minority bitterly resented by the many decent and sincere artists who are trying honestly to realize the measureless potentialities of motion pictures. To this group belongs Schulberg himself, who has not only worked as a screen writer since his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1936, but has spent his life, literally, in the heart of the motion-picture colony. In the course of finding out what makes Sammy run (an operation in which the reader is spared none of the grue-some details) Schulberg has poured out everything he has felt about that place. The result is a book which the publishers not only believe to be the most honest ever written about Hollywood, but a penetrating study of one kind of twentieth-century success that is peculiar to no single race of people or walk of life.

Letters at 3am

reports on endarkenment

Author: Michael Ventura

Publisher: Spring Pubns


Category: History

Page: 247

View: 6734

These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.

The Ruins of Us

A Novel

Author: Keija Parssinen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062064495

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 884

Saudi-born author Keija Parssinen’s stunning debut offers the intricate, emotionally resonant story of an American expatriate who discovers that her husband, a Saudi billionaire, has taken a second bride—an emotionally turbulent revelation that blinds them both to their teenaged son’s ominous first steps down the road of radicalization. Readers of The Septembers of Shiraz will be captivated by Parssinen’s story of love and betrayal, fundamentalism, family and country in the Middle East. Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, hails Parssinen’s characters as “richly conceived, and her evocative petrol universe of wealth, privilege, and intrigue is unforgettable,” characterizing The Ruins of Us as having “powerful storytelling that is refreshing and entertaining.”


A Play in Two Acts

Author: Bruce Jay Friedman

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573615818

Category: Future life

Page: 69

View: 1962

Better Conversations

Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

Author: Jim Knight

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506336701

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6197

Check out The Better Conversations trailer: https://youtu.be/y3FrWTXC8Uw “I thought I knew how to have a conversation; I’ve had millions of them. Some were good, others not so much so. But I want to have GREAT conversations, and Jim Knight has taught me how. The proof is in: better conversations are possible and the results are worth the investment.” --DOUGLAS FISHER Coauthor of Rigorous Reading and Unstoppable Learning Because conversation is the lifeblood of any school You don’t want this book—you need this book. Why this confident claim? Think about how many times you’ve walked away from school conversations, sensing they could be more productive, but at a loss for how to improve them. Enter instructional coaching expert Jim Knight, who in Better Conversations honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Asserting that our schools are only as good as the conversations within them, Jim shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues. As coaches, as administrators, as teachers, it’s time to thrive. Learn how to: Coach ourselves and each other to become better communicators Listen with empathy Find common ground Build Trust Our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth depends upon our doing this hard work. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and dare to change for the better of the students we serve. You can get started now with Better Conversationsand the accompanying Reflection Guide to Better Conversations.

The Frequent Fryers Cookbook

Author: Rick Browne

Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks

ISBN: 9780060732813

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 4509

America, prepare for the ultimate taste treat! Throw aside those boring diet books and join the craze that's hotter than a vat of boiling oil: deep-frying! Rick Browne, host of the public television series "Barbecue America", will acquaint you with the marvels of cooking in a deep fryer or Dutch oven. By sealing in flavor and texture and sealing out extra fat, the high cooking temperature results in incredibly succulent meats, crunchy vegetables, and sinfully satisfying breads and desserts. With Browne's extensive tips, deep-frying has never been safer or easier. Rick Browne sweeps you up in a culinary whirlwind of fried-and-true favorites for every stage of your meal, including: Couch Potato Skins Beer-Battered Chicken Pitchfork Steaks The Real Fried Green Tomatoes Grand Marnier Beignets Maudie Frickert's Fried Cheesecake Deep-Fried Turkey, with tips for the world's best results Browne responds with more than one hundred recipes for crisp, golden delights that will make your tongue throw a party for your mouth. This definitive, down-home, sizzlin', boilin', and bubblin' cookbook is sure to make a frequent fryer out of you!

Cam and Zoe Learn the Alphabet

Author: Karyn Olsen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981259465


Page: 28

View: 8752

Cam and Zoe learn the alphabet is a great way to introduce the alphabet to young children. Cam and Zoe explore, identify and apply each letter of the alphabet to everyday objects, all within their very own alphabet adventure. Written and illustrated by Aussie mum of two Karyn Olsen, it is her hope that your children will enjoy her books as much as her own do.

The Republican Noise Machine

Right-wing Media and how it Corrupts Democracy

Author: David Brock

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307236897

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 8234

A former right-wing journalist offers inside information on the tactics utilized by the conservative media to influence American consciousness, analyzing right-wing media theories to identify their role in such events as the disputed 2000 election and the war with Iraq. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Enduring Flame

Author: Denise Robins

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444782274

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2602

A sweeping tale from the original Queen of Romance, originally published in 1929 and now available in eBook for the first time. Joanna is distraught when Richard leaves. It is difficult to be brave, knowing he is returning to his wife. The decision seemed right; but alone now, she writhes in the torment of separation. The vast wastes of snow and spruce stretch out into the black of the moonless Arctic night and Joanna loses herself in the overwhelming expanse... Suddenly, a sled pulls up to the cabin and stops. A man in furs jumps off and shakes back the hood to reveal a face that Joanna once knew... a face that now makes her heart beat faster in terror.

The Medieval Leper and His Northern Heirs

Author: Peter Richards

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859915823

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 6592

The medieval leper is a pathetic figure; records of the remarkable survival of a leper colony in Scandinavia until the early years of the 20th century provides a window onto the reality of this tragic disease.



Author: Brian Lynch,Franco Urru

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781600100611

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 2799

When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution -- Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem -- the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will...

Dantes Unglued

Author: Jocelynn Drake,Rinda Elliott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984344748


Page: 246

View: 9470

When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake. Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he's on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time. But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor's re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time. With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly...falling in love.

How to be a Working Musician

A Practical Guide to Earning Money in the Music Business

Author: Mike Levine

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823083299

Category: Music

Page: 282

View: 1334

Provides career advice for novices and professionals, offering tips on networking, playing the club circuit, working weddings and parties, writing advertising jingles, and getting jobs as a studio musician

Nika Hazelton's Pasta Cookbook

Author: Nika Standen Hazelton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cooking

Page: 164

View: 9073

The author offers pasta pleasures that range from authentic Italian & exotic Oriental to traditional European dishes. Delicious & economical recipes for over 100 sublime ways to serve pasta.

Writing the laboratory notebook

Author: Howard M. Kanare

Publisher: An American Chemical Society Publication

ISBN: 9780841209060

Category: Science

Page: 145

View: 4657

Discusses the vital aspects of how to make a proper and permanent record of research work. Goes beyond the mechanical of simply filling in the notebook pages with details on the skills needed to create proper records of research, observations, and results. Helps to increase awareness of what is being done in the lab and to develop a flexible style of notekeeping that will serve a variety of research environments.


Author: martin caidin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7583