Along with interviews, essays, tributes, journal entries, and QandAs from "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" inside Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013. It includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2010 to July 2012. Also included are in-depth interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, tributes to those in the film industry who have passed away recently, essays on the Oscars, reports from the Cannes Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary
A Tale of Domestic Violence and Redemption through Love
Author: Mary Alice Beasley
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As a toddler, Mary sustains an injury to her left eye. In elementary school, she is diagnosed with a traumatic cataract caused by a shattered lens and is advised to always wear glasses to protect her better eye. Not wanting to be teased by peers, she disguises her impairment by wearing tinted shades of various hues. These camouflages affect the way she views life and alters her perception of people and events. Believing that everyone encountered would initially focus on her eyes, she limits her social interactions and becomes an avid reader. After ending an abusive marriage to Chico, her high school and college boyfriend, and later identifying with the Hebrew Israelites, she decides to take off the colorful blinders and face life, with all of its complexities, clearly focused by going on a Caribbean cruise to reflect on her experiences in order to resolve the inner conflicts which led to years of unhappiness and deferred dreams. The Creation story in the book of Genesis guides her thinking as she desperately attempts to recreate her life by analyzing over thirty years of experiences in seven short days. It begins with her understanding the causes of her blurred vision and ends with an enlightened sense of self pride, purpose and spiritual awareness. Throughout this true adventure, she uses her visual impairment as a metaphor for the blindness she suffers as she journeys along life’s path. The book is filled with tales of her family structure and social values; issues of marriage, domestic violence, infidelity, deception and divorce; the challenges of single parenting; the frustrations of religious persecution and professional discrimination; the disappointments encountered in attempts to establish friendships and develop intimate relationships; and finally the blessings of finding true love and restoring trust.
This collection of tightly crafted, highly imaginative short stories employs surrealist, satirical, and fantastical devices to explore politics, class, and gender. From creatively homicidal bioengineering to counter the stresses of climbing the corporate ladder, to a woman who loses a sock at the laundromat and finds she’s missing a bit of her soul, these science-fiction gems showcase an award-winning writer’s compelling vision of the universe. Computer pioneers, cross-country skiers, and aliens figure into these literary stories that challenge the boundaries of imagination with quirky, anti-establishment characters and visionary technological extrapolation.
World Film Locations: Havana emphasizes Havana as the modern city in pre-revolutionary times, noting the architectural and cultural shifts evident during the revolution, and comments on recent reconfigurations of the city and its inhabitants in the wake of global forces. The volume looks at the history of revolutionary cinema in Cuba and looks at documentary films- from the Latin American Newsreel, to the avant garde experimental work, and includes the island's documentary tradition showcasing local faces and places that have paved the way for present day media and audiovisual art.
The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success. Comics & Media reflects that, bringing together an amazing array of contributors--creators and critics alike--to discuss the state, future, and potential of the medium. Loaded with full-color reproductions of work by such legends as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and Lynda Barry, the book addresses the place of comics in both a contemporary and historical context. Essays by such high-profile figures as Tom Gunning, N. Katherine Hayles, Patrick Jagoda, and W. J. T. Mitchell address a stunning range of topics, including the place of comics in the history of aesthetics, changes to popular art forms, digital humanities, and ongoing tensions between new and old media. The result is a substantial step forward for our understanding of what comics are and can be, and the growing place they hold in our culture.
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British Animated Films, British Animated Television Series, British Animation Studios, British Animators, Terry Gilliam, Aardman An
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 275. Chapters: British animated films, British animated television series, British animation studios, British animators, Terry Gilliam, Aardman Animations, The Magic Roundabout, Smallfilms, Rex the Runt, Doctor Snuggles, Oggy and the Cockroaches, The Thief and the Cobbler, Fireman Sam, Watership Down, The Wind in the Willows, Charlie and Lola, Danger Mouse, Yellow Submarine, Count Duckula, Dennis and Gnasher, Noah's Island, The Secret Show, The Dreamstone, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Bromwell High, The Illusionist, Roary the Racing Car, The Animals of Farthing Wood, Bob the Builder, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Gnomeo & Juliet, Kipper the Dog, Chicken Run, List of Horrid Henry Episodes, Once Upon a Forest, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps, King Arthur's Disasters, Victor and Hugo, Gogs, The Secret of Kells, Planet 51, Peppa Pig, Dreamland, Angry Kid, Bill the Minder, Tinga Tinga Tales, Jo Jo in the Stars, Famous 5: On the Case, Corpse Bride, Bananaman, The Legends of Treasure Island, The Snow Queen, Flushed Away, James and the Giant Peach, Henry's Cat, The Trap Door, The DJ Kat Show, Pinky and Perky, Lotte Reiniger, Chop Socky Chooks, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, Avenger Penguins, Planet Sketch, Little Robots, Rastamouse, The Baskervilles, Freddie as F.R.O.7, The Mr. Men Show, Gerald Potterton, Renaissance, 64 Zoo Lane, Elfy Food, Fifi and the Flowertots, The Three Friends and Jerry, Cosgrove Hall Films, The Triplets of Belleville, Waybuloo, Animal Farm, Oh, Mr. Toad, The Plague Dogs, Spider , The Space Place, When the Wind Blows, SuperTed, Granpa, Phil Mulloy, The Princess and the Goblin, PEW36 Animation Studios, Max Hattler, Chico and Rita, Dougal and the Blue Cat, Trumpton, 2DTV, The Little Island, Popetown, BB3B, The BFG, Fantomcat, Humf, ..
Jammin' the Blues, Jazz on a Summer's Day, Round Midnight, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, Charles Mingus
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 27. Chapters: Jammin' the Blues, Jazz on a Summer's Day, Round Midnight, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog, Mo' Better Blues, The Tic Code, The Spirit Moves, One Night with Blue Note, Play Misty for Me, Chico and Rita, The Glenn Miller Story, Three Little Bops, Jivin' in Be-Bop, Bird, Space Is the Place, The Gene Krupa Story, Young Man with a Horn, Begone Dull Care, The World According to John Coltrane, Boogie-Doodle, Kansas City, Blinkity Blank, Cry of Jazz, Calle 54, Miles in Paris, Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser, Sugar Chile Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet, Imagine the Sound, A Great Day in Harlem, Rhythmstick, Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way, Jazz Is My Native Language, The Subject is Jazz. Excerpt: Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (working title: So White and de Sebben Dwarfs) is a Merrie Melodies animated cartoon directed by Bob Clampett, produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions, and released to theatres on January 16, 1943 by Warner Bros. Pictures and The Vitaphone Corporation. The film is notable for being an all-black parody of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White, known to its audience from the popular 1937 Walt Disney animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The stylistic portrayal of the characters, however, is an example of darky iconography (see blackface), which was widely accepted in American society at the time. As such, it is one of the most controversial cartoons in the classic Warner Bros. library, has been rarely seen on television, and (because it is one of the Censored Eleven; see below) has never been officially released on home video. However, it is often named as one of the best cartoons ever made, in part for its African-American-inspired jazz and swing music, and is considered one of..
If Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs represented the Animation industry’s infancy, Ed Hooks thinks that the current production line of big-budget features is its artistically awkward adolescence. While a well-funded marketing machine can conceal structural flaws, uneven performances and superfluous characters, the importance of crafted storytelling will only grow in importance as animation becomes a broader, more accessible art form. Craft Notes for Animators analyses specific films – including Frozen and Despicable Me – to explain the secrets of creating truthful stories and believable characters. It is an essential primer for the for tomorrow’s industry leaders and animation artists.
The ninth edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition scrupulously accurate in its details, up-to-date, free of jargon that has made it the most widely adopted textbook for college courses in film history, and now includes a fresh look at "Persistence of Vision" and a new chapter on digital cinema. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the first movements captured on celluloid, to the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the "Hollywood Renaissance" of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes and living rooms of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship, recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic.