How to Run for Local Office

A Complete Step-by-step Guide that Will Take You Through the Entire Process of Running and Winning a Local Election


Author: Robert J. Thomas

Publisher: R & T Enterprises Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966830408

Category: Political Science

Page: 113

View: 5528

Provides information on running for elective office, covering such topics as getting organized, campaign literature, campaign signs, raising campaign money, endorsements, commercials, and surveys.

Maria Montessori and Her Quiet Revolution

A Picture Book about Maria Montessori and Her School Method


Author: Nancy Bach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938712104

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4905

An illustrated introduction to the life and work of Italian educator Maria Montessori. Includes historical notes and question pages for readers comprehensive review.

Film, Television and the Psychology of the Social Dream


Author: Robert W. Rieber,Robert J. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461471753

Category: Psychology

Page: 181

View: 4626

​This book demonstrates how social distress or anxiety is reflected, modified, and evolves through the medium of the motion picture. Tracing cinema from its earliest forms, the authors show how film is a perfect medium for generating and projecting dreams, fantasies, and nightmares, on the individual as well as the societal level. Arising at the same time as Freud’s influential ideas, cinema has been intertwined with the wishes and fears of the greater culture and has served as a means of experiencing those feelings in a communal and taming environment. From Munsterberg’s original pronouncements in the early 20th century about the psychology of cinema, through the pioneering films of Melies, the works of the German expressionists, to James Bond and today’s superheroes this book weaves a narrative highlighting the importance of the social dream. It develops the idea that no art form goes beyond the ordinary process of consciousness in the same way as film, reflecting, as it does, the cognitive, emotional, and volitional aspects of human nature.​

Psychology at the Movies


Author: Skip Dine Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470971770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

View: 5707

Psychology at the Movies explores the insights to be gained by applying various psychological lenses to popular films including cinematic depictions of human behavior, the psychology of filmmakers, and the impact of viewing movies. Uses the widest range of psychological approaches to explore movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch them Written in an accessible style with vivid examples from a diverse group of popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Good Will Hunting, and A Beautiful Mind Brings together psychology, film studies, mass communication, and cultural studies to provide an interdisciplinary perspective Features an extensive bibliography for further exploration of various research fields

Aim for the Heart

The Films of Clint Eastwood


Author: Howard Hughes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730479

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 9532

Clint Eastwood is one of the world’s most popular action stars,who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including The Changeling, this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV’s Rawhide to Gran Torino showing how as both actor and filmmaker Eastwood aims for the heart of the drama, whatever the story. Howard Hughes follows Eastwood’s craft through over 50 movies. He looks at his launch into superstardom in Sergio Leone’s 1960s spaghetti westerns. Back in America, he built on his success as western hero with such films as High Plains Drifter and The Outlaw Josey Wales, winning an Oscar for Unforgiven in 1992. He blasted his way through the seventies and eighties as Inspector Harry Francis Callahan, the last hope for law enforcement in San Francisco. He also monkeyed around in two phenomenally popular films with Clyde the orang-utan, which brought tough-guy Eastwood to a whole new audience and made him the biggest box office star of his generation. Aim for the Heart also looks at Eastwood’s more unusual roles, including The Beguiled, The Bridges of Madison County and Million Dollar Baby. Since 1970, he has enjoyed parallel success as directorproducer of his own Malpaso Productions, with Bird, Mystic River and Letters from Iwo Jima, demonstrating formidable directing credentials. Aim for the Heart covers all Eastwood's movies of many genres in detail, and Eastwood’s story is illustrated with film stills, glimpses behind the scenes, and rare poster advertising material. Aim for the Heart also includes the most comprehensive credits filmography has ever compiled on Eastwood’s work, as star and director.

Genre Studies in Mass Media

A Handbook


Author: Art Silverblatt

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765628244

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9011

The study of various types of programming is essential for critical analysis of the media and also offers revealing perspectives on society's cultural values, preoccupations, behavior, and myths. This handbook provides a systematic, in-depth approach to the study of media genres - including reality programs, game shows, situation comedies, soap operas, film noir, news programs, and more. The author addresses such questions as: Have there been shifts in the formula of particular genres over time? What do these shifts reveal about changes in culture? How and why do new genres - such as reality TV shows - appear? Are there differences in genres from one country to another? Combining theoretical approaches with concrete examples, the book reinforces one's understanding of the importance of genre to the creation, evolution, and consumption of media content. Each chapter in this reader-friendly book contains a detailed discussion of one of the theoretical approaches to genre studies, followed by Lines of Inquiry, which summarizes the major points of the discussion and suggests directions for analysis and further study. Each chapter also includes an example that illustrates how the particular theoretical approach can be applied in the analysis of genre. The author's careful linkage of different genres to the real world makes the book widely useful for those interested in genre study as well as media and culture, television studies, film studies, and media literacy.

Global Infatuation

Explorations in Transnational Publishing and Texts : the Case of Harlequin Enterprises and Sweden


Author: Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

Publisher: Uppsala University

ISBN: 9185178284

Category: Literature publishing

Page: 272

View: 5586

The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories


Author: Frank Rose

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393341259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 2521

A contributing editor at Wired examines the way entertainment has shifted in the face of new media and discusses the way that people such as Will Wright, James Cameron and Damon Lindelof are changing how we play, relax and think. Reprint.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids


Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062200879

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 1995

In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

Brother's Keeper

A Jess Williams Novel


Author: Robert J. Thomas

Publisher: R & T Enterprise Inc.

ISBN: 9780966830439

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 5042

A new and excitingly different western novel. Jess Williams family is savagely murdered in the first book in this series and he changes from a fourteen year old young man to a young man who's only goal is to hunt down and kill the three men who were responsible for the death's of his family. In book two, Brother's Keeper, he has become a hardened man-killer and bounty hunter. He hunts down the brother he never knew he had and when he does, things don't go well. A great western novel full of action from the front to the back cover. You may have read a lot of western novels but none like this.

Sexual Personae

Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson


Author: Camille Paglia

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300043961

Category: History

Page: 712

View: 7695

Lights! Camera! Arkansas!

From Broncho Billy to Billy Bob Thornton


Author: Robert Cochran,Suzanne McCray

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610755588

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 119

View: 9673

Lights! Camera! Arkansas! traces the roles played by Arkansans in the first century of Hollywood’s film industry, from the first cowboy star, Broncho Billy Anderson, to Mary Steenburgen, Billy Bob Thornton, and many others. The Arkansas landscape also plays a starring role: North Little Rock’s cameo in Gone with the Wind, Crittenden County as a setting for Hallelujah (1929), and various locations in the state’s southeastern quadrant in 2012’s Mud are all given fascinating exploration. Robert Cochran and Suzanne McCray screened close to two hundred films—from laughable box-office bombs to laudable examples of filmmaking -- in their research for this book. They’ve enhanced their spirited chronological narrative with an appendix on documentary films, a ratings section, and illustrations chosen by Jo Ellen Maack of the Old State House Museum, where Lights! Camera! Arkansas! debuted as an exhibit curated by the authors in 2013. The result is a book sure to entertain and inform those interested in Arkansas and the movies for years to come.

Sins of The Father


Author: Robert J. Thomas

Publisher: R & T Enterprise Inc.

ISBN: 9780966830446

Category: Bounty hunters

Page: N.A

View: 3840

While hunting down his father, Jess is detoured by a call for help from friends in Timber. Texas. He travels to Timber and finds himself in the middle of a bloody war between two cattle barons.

Millennium Rage

Survivalists, White Supremacists, and the Doomsday Prophecy


Author: P. Lamy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489960767

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 8850

The big fat kill


Author: Frank Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845760472

Category: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Page: 184

View: 8117

Join Frank Miller as he takes a ride through the mean streets of Sin City for another slice of his beautifully rendered black and white crime noir tales. Both the Mob and the police are starting to try and take over the part of Oldtown which is currently run by ladies who work in the 'oldest profession'. But our 'hero', Dwight, knows something that the Mob's gotta learn the hard way: sometimes standing up for your friends means killing a whole bunch of people...Includes a five page colour Frank Miller gallery at the front and a black and white gallery at the back featuring the work of some of comics' best known artists such as Mike Mignola, John Romita and Joe Kubert. Warning: Adults only


A Critical Introduction


Author: Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694421

Category: Cinematography

Page: 432

View: 3726

"This book is aimed at students of film studies and general readers interested in a comprehensive introduction to the field. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and film criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively about film. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics." "Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical, and economic contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

The Dressmaker


Author: Rosalie Ham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129066

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6782

A darkly satirical novel of love, revenge, and 1950s haute couture--now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving After twenty years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar. Through her fashion business, her friendship with Sergeant Farrat--the town's only policeman, who harbors an unusual passion for fabrics--and a budding romance with Teddy, the local football star whose family is almost as reviled as hers, she finds a measure of grudging acceptance. But as her dresses begin to arouse competition and envy in town, causing old resentments to surface, it becomes clear that Tilly's mind is set on a darker design: exacting revenge on those who wronged her, in the most spectacular fashion.

Great Plains

America's Lingering Wild


Author: Michael Forsberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226257259

Category: Nature

Page: 260

View: 6818

Presents a pictorial history of the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada, describing how the natural landscape changed with the settling and modernization of the American prairie.

Break, Blow, Burn

Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World's Best Poems


Author: Camille Paglia

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307425096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 3727

America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition—and unearths some previously obscure verses worthy of a place in our canon. Combining close reading with a panoramic breadth of learning, Camille Paglia sharpens our understanding of poems we thought we knew, from Shakespeare to Dickinson to Plath, and makes a case for including in the canon works by Paul Blackburn, Wanda Coleman, Chuck Wachtel, Rochelle Kraut—and even Joni Mitchell. Daring, riveting, and beautifully written, Break, Blow, Burn is a modern classic that excites even seasoned poetry lovers—and continues to create generations of new ones.

How I Paid for College

A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater


Author: Marc Acito

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767919602

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9058

A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical and sexually confused New Jersey teenager’s larcenous quest for his acting school tuition It’s 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller–type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief. The fun comes to a halt, however, when Edward’s father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard. Edward’s truly in a bind. He’s ineligible for scholarships because his father earns too much. He’s unable to contact his mother because she’s somewhere in Peru trying to commune with Incan spirits. And, as a sure sign he’s destined for a life in the arts, Edward’s incapable of holding down a job. So he turns to his loyal (but immoral) misfit friends to help him steal the tuition money from his father, all the while practicing for his high school performance of Grease. Disguising themselves as nuns and priests, they merrily scheme their way through embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, and blackmail. But, along the way, Edward also learns the value of friendship, hard work, and how you’re not really a man until you can beat up your father—metaphorically, that is. How I Paid for College is a farcical coming-of-age story that combines the first-person tone of David Sedaris with the byzantine plot twists of Armistead Maupin. It is a novel for anyone who has ever had a dream or a scheme, and it marks the introduction to an original and audacious talent.