"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

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Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538227

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today.

The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984

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Author: Douglas Eklund

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393143

Category: Photography

Page: 350

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Artists: John Baldessari, Ericka Beckman, Dara Birnbaum, Barbara Bloom, Eric Bogosian, Glenn Branca, Tony Brauntuch, James Casebere, Sarah Charlesworth, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer, Jack Goldstein, Barbara Kruger, Jouise Lawler, Thomas Lawson, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo Allan McCollum, Paul McMahon, MICA-TV (Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen), Matt Mullican, Tom Otterness, Richard Prince, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Michael Smith, James Welling, Michael Zwack.

Where No Car Has Gone Before

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Author: Ken Hudnall,John Mercer

Publisher: Omega Press

ISBN: 9780975492307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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This unique story follows one man and his efforts to achieve the impossible dream--creating Sevenuvnine, the one and only Star Trek car.

The Exultet in Southern Italy

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Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195357356

Category: Music

Page: 384

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The Exultet rolls of southern Italy are parchment scrolls containing text and music for the blessing of the great Easter candle; they contain magnificent illustrations, often turned upside down with respect to the text, The Exultet in Southern Italy provides a broad perspective on this phenomenon that has long attracted the interest of those interested in medieval art, liturgy, and music. This book considers these documents in the cultural and liturgical context in which they were made, and provides a perspective on all aspects of this particularly southern Italian practice. While previous studies have concentrated on the illustrations in these rolls, Kelly's book also looks at the particular place of the Exultet in changing ceremonial practices, provides background on the texts and music used in southern Italy, and inquires into the manufacture and purpose of the Exultets--why they were made, who owned them, and how they were used.

The Pictures; the Bethroning

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Author: Lewis Tieck

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373263132X

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Reproduction of the original: The Pictures; the Bethroning by Lewis Tieck

After the Fire

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Author: Eric Edmonds

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059518734X

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

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Many of these poems were inspired by nature and my surroundings while I was incarserated in a mental instution . My brother and sisters have always been there for me, and I would like to dedicate this book to my family and all that have been a part of my life through out this trying period. My hopes are to continue wrighting and for the public to read and enjoy my work! Please look on the shelves in a bookstore for my next book which will be an autobiography from my life and the system from my age of seven years old to present! Thank you for reading and may God Bless Your life as well as he'has blessed me!

Visualizing Modern China

Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present

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Author: James A. Cook,Joshua Goldstein,Matthew D. Johnson,Sigrid Schmalzer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073919044X

Category: History

Page: 306

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This book is a teaching textbook for both lower and upper level courses on modern Chinese history and/or modern visual culture. With fourteen chapters of well-illustrated original scholarship, the contributors introduce key themes of modern Chinese history while providing students with critical thinking skills in visual studies and analysis.

The Social Skills Picture Book

For High School and Beyond

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Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 177

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Designed for highschoolers with social communication problems, this book encourages students to examine photographs of social interations and determine the most appropriate responses.

Focus Groups

A Practical Guide for Applied Research

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Author: Richard A. Krueger,Mary Anne Casey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920717

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Focus Group: A Practical Guide for Applied Research was the standard for learning how to conduct a focus group. This highly acclaimed book in its third edition includes numerous updates and improvements: - Vignettes drawn from small and large focus groups that illustrate problems that come up and effective ways to resolve the issues. - Designing questions for asking effective questions to draw out a group and how to refine them based on the group’s responses. - Collaborative Approach updated to address the latest ways to implement the empowerment and action research. - Budgeting how to more effectively budget for a focus group - Coding how to more effectively use existing software packages to code and analyze the results of a focus group.

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

Book Two: Finding the Victim. The body identified as Adam Walsh is not him. Is Adam still alive? A deep investigation into the crime that launched “America’s Most Wanted”

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Author: Arthur Jay Harris

Publisher: Arthur Jay Harris

ISBN: 1484167627

Category: True Crime

Page: 439

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THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH IS A TWO-BOOK SERIES ALSO READ BOOK ONE: FINDING THE KILLER Six-year-old Adam Walsh disappeared from the toy department of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida, in 1981. Two weeks later and 125 miles away, a child’s severed head was found and identified as Adam. His parents, Reve and John Walsh, deeply grieved and dedicated their lives going forward to helping find other parents’ children who had gone missing. In 2008, 27 years later, police announced at a live televised press conference that they’d finally solved the case, blaming the kidnapping and murder on a by-then dead man. Because of that there could never be a trial. All of that is true. But virtually everything else that you think you know about this famous case is wrong. In 1983, 25 years earlier, that suspect had volunteered a confession that he’d killed Adam Walsh. But the police then had deeply investigated his story and couldn’t verify anything he’d said, not even that he’d been within 400 miles of the area. In 2008, when a new Hollywood Police chief closed the case, he admitted they had no new evidence. What the new chief didn’t mention was that by then he had six separate police witnesses who’d been at the shopping mall on that day in 1981, and had since spoken up. Most had seen Adam; all had seen a much more likely suspect -- Jeffrey Dahmer. A microfilmed Miami police report the author found and had previously shown to the Walsh detectives proved that Dahmer was then living just a few miles from the Sears. Dahmer’s boss told the author that the prompt for the report was that Dahmer had told him he’d just found the body of a homeless man behind the store. Yes, bad luck, Jeffrey Dahmer found a dead body. 1981 was 10 years before Milwaukee police found severed heads in Dahmer’s refrigerator and arrested him as a serial killer. He said he’d killed his first victim in 1978. Even worse, it turned out that the identification of the child as Adam had been slapdash and suspect. The Walsh parents weren’t present for it; John Walsh wrote years later that he’d never viewed even photographs of the remains. A family friend had been present for the ID, and Walsh wrote that his first impression had been that it wasn’t Adam. Because the remains were only a severed head, there were no fingerprints, and forensic DNA was still years away. The pathologist making the identification did it strictly by teeth, but he admitted he wasn’t a dental expert. Dental X-rays, when available, are a standard for comparison, but he didn’t have them. He also had a forensic dentist available but never consulted him. A medical examiner in another regional office performed the autopsy, but he also never consulted a forensic dentist. Worse again, that medical examiner never wrote and submitted an autopsy report, as state laws and guidelines require. That perhaps never happens. Had police ever charged any live defendant with murder in this case, prosecutors in court would have been handcuffed to prove that the dead child was Adam. The case likely then would have ended. Why all the misdirection? Did Dahmer take Adam? Is Adam even dead, is that someone else’s child? Could Adam be… alive? Fifteen years of continuing research. Author’s story appeared in 2007 on ABC Primetime, and in 2010 on a Sunday front page of The Miami Herald. “I never, and to my knowledge no one in the office, prepared a report on the head of Adam Walsh.” -- 2010 email from Dr. Ronald K. Wright, in 1981 the Chief Broward County Medical Examiner, who performed the autopsy on the remains of the child previously identified as Adam Walsh, when asked if he had a personal copy of Adam Walsh’s autopsy report that neither the Medical Examiner’s Office nor the police had. “There’s no way in hell.” -- A Florida forensic dentist, viewing the teeth in both the last picture of Adam Walsh and the remains of the child identified as him, responding to the question of whether they could be the same child. Other forensic dentists shown the same material agreed.

The Generation of Postmemory

Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust

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Author: Marianne Hirsch

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152627X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Can we remember other people's memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories multiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and affects passed down within the family and the culture at large. In these new and revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust and other, related sites of memory, Marianne Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory. The book's chapters, two of which were written collaboratively with the historian Leo Spitzer, engage the work of postgeneration artists and writers such as Art Spiegelman, W.G. Sebald, Eva Hoffman, Tatana Kellner, Muriel Hasbun, Anne Karpff, Lily Brett, Lorie Novak, David Levinthal, Nancy Spero and Susan Meiselas. Grappling with the ethics of empathy and identification, these artists attempt to forge a creative postmemorial aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. In her analyses of their fractured texts, Hirsch locates the roots of the familial and affiliative practices of postmemory in feminism and other movements for social change. Using feminist critical strategies to connect past and present, words and images, and memory and gender, she brings the entangled strands of disparate traumatic histories into more intimate contact. With more than fifty illustrations, her text enables a multifaceted encounter with foundational and cutting edge theories in memory, trauma, gender, and visual culture, eliciting a new understanding of history and our place in it.

Word 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118050649

Category: Computers

Page: 696

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Nine minibooks provide new and inexperienced Word users with the know-how to optimize the features of the long-anticipated release of the latest version of Word Valuable minibooks cover Word basics; formatting text; various editing techniques; working with letters, envelopes, and labels; adding graphics; Web publishing; advanced document features; customizing Word; and programming Word with VBA Offers insightful information for creating key documents such as reports, letters, business plans, and more for both the Web and print Helps readers take advantage of the new Word features, including advanced collaboration, a results-oriented user interface, pre-built layouts, and more

When You Say My Name Just Whisper

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Author: JB Welzenbach

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493153455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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When you say my name Just Whisper is the first of a series of nonfiction works based on four worlds existing simultaneously intertwined through a series of windows. In this first book, Val Orr is thrust from the safety and security of his home into the world of Necturn where he learns how to use powers; but not fast enough to save his sister. He then follows his sisters killers through a window to the earth world where he almost loses his life. Look closely at the picture of Val Orr. This is a very real earth person. You may have gone to school with him, saw him in the Parks of Montana, or in Seattle, or played sports against him. At the end of the book, he has to leave the earth world as he fights for his life in the battle he fought.

Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center

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Author: Mark Edward Soper

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0132714744

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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For most Windows Vista users, Media Center is unknown territory. Unleashing Microsoft® Windows Vista® Media Center shows both newbies and experienced Media Center users how to use Media Center to experience music, photos, videos, movies, TV shows, and games in a whole new way. Windows Vista Media Center takes full advantage of the latest multimedia features: widescreen displays, HDTV, and Media Center Extenders. Mark Edward Soper shows you how to use these and other new and improved features to make the most of your Windows Vista multimedia experience. You won’t find a single book that devotes this much attention to Media Center. Unlock your PC’s hidden multimedia talents and turn your office, living room, and whole home into a multimedia paradise that will leave your friends drooling. Unleashing Microsoft® Windows Vista® Media Center is your indispensable guide to Vista Media Center! Here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside Complete coverage of every feature of Windows Vista Media Center Learn how to import video, photos, and music to enhance your entertainment experience Discover better TV viewing and recording with new support for HDTV signals Share the fun of Windows Vista Media Center with Media Center Extenders Create customized CDs and DVDs of your favorite videos, TV shows, audios, and photos Feature checklists help you design the perfect Media Center PC or upgrade your PC for Media Center Use your Media Center PC with Microsoft Windows Home Server Troubleshoot common problems with Media Center Tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Media Center Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Windows Vista Media Center Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Vista Media Center 9 Chapter 2: Equipping Your PC for Media Center 19 Chapter 3: Setting Up Windows Media Center 53 Part II: Enjoying Media with Windows Media Center Chapter 4: Viewing and Recording Live TV 85 Chapter 5: Watching and Recording Movies 137 Chapter 6: Importing and Playing Audio 165 Chapter 7: Importing and Viewing Photos 189 Part III: Beyond the Basics of Windows Media Center Chapter 8: Enjoying Sports with Windows Media Center 223 Chapter 9: Playing Games and Enjoying Online Resources 251 Chapter 10: Creating CDs and DVDs 289 Part IV: Adding Windows Vista Media Center to Your Home Network Chapter 11: Adding and Using Media Center Extenders 315 Chapter 12: Connecting with Windows Home Server and Other PCs 337 Part V: Enhancing Windows Vista Media Center Chapter 13: Using Windows Media Player with Windows Media Center 375 Chapter 14: Creating Photo and Video Content for Media Center 393 Chapter 15: Extending Media Center with Third-Party Apps 435 Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Media Center 469 Part VI: Appendices Appendix A: Using Windows Anytime Upgrade to Get WMC Features and More 499 Appendix B: Moving from Windows XP Media Center Editions to Windows Vista Media Center 503 Index 509

In the Eyes of a Military Man

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Author: Shawn Lawson

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434969614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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In the Eyes of a Military Man by Shawn Lawson Anybody who serves in the military is considered a hero, a patriot. It is a profession held in high esteem in every corner of the world, especially in the United States. However, there are things in the military, particularly in the Army, that is anything but noble. Things that only a military man could see. Shawn Lawson, a young retiree from the US Army, candidly recounts his personal experiences as an enlisted man, from his training as a new recruit to his service in the different divisions of the Army within the different forts around the United States and overseas in Korea. He bluntly describes the realities and absurdities in the Army that are often ignored and how he dealt with it, while at same time facing stressful personal problems. Soldiers either talk about heroism or the better side of things and humorous tales, but not being a follower subject to some abuses by higher-ranking officers. This is what Lawson has chosen to expose. This is what happened to him. This is not to disrespect the whole US Army. About the Author Shawn Lawson was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in the United States Army, during which he was also stationed in South Korea. He now lives in Denver.