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Screenwriting for a Global Market: Selling Your Scripts from Hollywood to Hong Kong
A collection of informally written essays, including “personal takes on worldwide screenwriting,” the Hollywood influence and specific examples of projects. The author is an experienced screenwriter who is the Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film and Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Appended to his own informative advice are contributing essays by an international group of writers and filmmakers. More ...
Democratization and the Jews: Munich, 1945-1965
In Democratization and the Jews, Kauders deals with the ways in which the West Germans in Munich reacted to the Holocaust. He explores the changing viewpoints and the ways in which the people of Munich distanced themselves from the Nazi regime. Kauders describes these techniques as changing drastically over twenty years. Although they first used Weimar antisemitic images, by the late 1950’s many people – especially Social Democrats and church-members – people had begun to repudiate anti-Semitism and “the language of liberalism merged with the spirit of democracy.” More ...
Sidney Poitier : Man, Actor, Icon
Aram Goudsouzian, visiting assistant professor of history, is the author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. More ...
Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life
Magicians aren’t supposed to explain how they do their tricks, but in Sometimes the Magic Works, Brooks obliges. He covers such topics as the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them. More ...
Mediation and the Communication Matrix
Professor of Rhetoric and Communication Catherine Kaha's book, Mediation and the Communication Matrix, explores how media on the screen "reconfigures private and public experience in ways that are fundamentally different than print culture." Kaha focuses on perception, and claims that "one’s knowledge of the world is grounded in perception; that one’s perception contributes in significant ways to an understanding of the social world; that communication technologies are altering our sense of sight, touch, and movement; and finally, that altering the human sensorium will have consequences for our shared understanding of the social world." More ...
House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts
House of Holy Fools concerns the grace and genius of the author's late, great parents and sister - music critic Louis Biancolli, violinist Jeanne Mitchell Biancolli and aspiring pianist Lucy - who all died within 26 months of each other in 1992 and 1994. Written with humor and hope, it is a memoir of music, madness, miracles, faith and the insistent tug of life in the face of grief and death. More ...
The Making of a Student-Athlete: Succeeding in the College Selection, Application, and Athletic Recruiting Process
Ray Lauenstein and his co-author, David Galehouse, have written extensively and been for a number of years consultants on the college athletic recruiting process. This book constitutes a detailed and comprehensive guide for prospective college student-athletes and their coaches and parents, encompassing everything from college selection and scholarship and financial aid availability to applications, admissions, recruiting rules and college athletic life. In all, an impressive compendium, packed with information splendidly organized and lucidly presented. More ...
Ancient Greek Civilization
In a textbook arising from “my teaching of an undergraduate lecture course on Greek civilization that I gave in a room large enough to have accommodated the entire student body of Hamilton College in 1968,” the author, a professor of classics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, surveys the history of ancient Greek culture, including analyses of the major works of Greek literature. He particularly stresses how Greek civilization has been “continually reinvented, both in antiquity and in our own world.” Well illustrated and “reader-friendly,” it is an excellent introduction to the world of ancient Greece, not only for students in classrooms but students of history in general. More ...
Writing JFK: Presidential Rhetoric and the Press in the Bay of Pigs Crisis
In this highly original and intriguing work, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric at Pennsylvania State University examines in insightful detail the two speeches and the press conference held by President John F. Kennedy in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961. The full texts of all three are included, to which is added the author’s analysis of a prime example of what has come to be known today as “spin control.” In so doing, he casts light not only on Kennedy and his presidency but also on the “enormous power of the presidency to compel press restraint and to command the power of publicity.” More ...
Financing Small Business in America: Debt Capital in a Global Economy
Focusing on the public role in small-business debt-capital assistance, this specialized monograph addresses the challenges confronted by small firms and public efforts to assist them. Described and evaluated are various current approaches to those challenges, concluding with a suggested innovative model for confronting them more effectively. The co-author, professor of urban and regional planning at Michigan State University, also directs international projects for its Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. More ...
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