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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041913610
Pages : 200 pages
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Download The English Patient PDF Full Free by Anthony Minghella and published by Methuen Drama. This book was released on 1997 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As World War II draws to a close, four war-torn people take refuge in an abandoned Tuscan monastery.


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ISBN 10 : 0739111132
Pages : 200 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781365026348
Pages : 194 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9789042027671
Pages : 412 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780307497727
Pages : 320 pages
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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781136049057
Pages : 172 pages
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Download Screen Adaptation PDF Full Free by Kenneth Portnoy and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2012-07-26 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres. Topics include: determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story; expanding short novellas and condensing long novels; using dialog to advance the story and reveal character; comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays approaching the marketplace In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay


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ISBN 10 : 9780810880269
Pages : 584 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780813545783
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Download American Cinema of the 1990s PDF Full Free by Chris Holmlund and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2008-10-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the U.S. economy booming under President Bill Clinton and the cold war finally over, many Americans experienced peace and prosperity in the nineties. Digital technologies gained popularity, with nearly one billion people online by the end of the decade. The film industry wondered what the effect on cinema would be. The essays in American Cinema of the 1990s examine the big-budget blockbusters and critically acclaimed independent films that defined the decade. The 1990s' most popular genre, action, channeled anxieties about global threats such as AIDS and foreign terrorist attacks into escapist entertainment movies. Horror films and thrillers were on the rise, but family-friendly pictures and feel-good romances netted big audiences too. Meanwhile, independent films captured hearts, engaged minds, and invaded Hollywood: by decade's end every studio boasted its own "art film" affiliate.


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ISBN 10 : 9781136912450
Pages : 288 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780307570055
Pages : 384 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781101969595
Pages : 1040 pages
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The Oscars

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Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
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ISBN 10 : 9781848398641
Pages : 160 pages
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Download The Oscars PDF Full Free by John Atkinson and published by Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born as an exercise in studio self-promotion, over the last 70 years the Academy Awards have been responsible for more crimes against art, fashion, taste and talent than the complete oeuvre of Cher (herself an Awards-night favourite). Great actors and directors have been consistently, almost methodically, overlooked by the Academy in favour of journeymen or novelty acts. Entire careers have passed without reward while shockingly mediocre pictures have been over-garlanded with honours. So why do the Oscars matter so much? This completely unauthorised Pocket Essential guide to the Oscars explains how the Awards can help us to understand the history of Hollywood. In a decade-by-decade account, it details how the Academy mirrored, endorsed or rejected industry trends, be they technical (The Jazz Singer's exclusion from competition at the first awards in 1927/8), artistic (the long-standing favour extended to period dramas), or political (the Academy's capitulation in the face of McCarthyism). The book also includes a full list of Oscar winners in every category, as well as the author's own nominations for Worst Oscar-nominated Films and Shocking Oscar Oversights, making it the best-value, most up-to-date guide available to this annual public celebration of money, envy, spite and the movies.


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ISBN 10 : 9781617038211
Pages : 170 pages
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Download Anthony Minghella PDF Full Free by Mario Falsetto and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2013-06-12 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthony Minghella: Interviews is an illuminating anthology of in-depth conversations with this important contemporary film director and producer. The collection explores Minghella's ideas on every aspect of the cinematic creative process including screenwriting, acting, editing, the use of music in film, and other topics concerning the role of the film director. Minghella (1954-2008) was a highly regarded British playwright (Made in Bangkok), and television writer (Inspector Morse) before turning to film directing with his quirky, highly regarded first film, Truly, Madly, Deeply, in 1990. He went on to direct an extraordinary trilogy of large-scale films, all adapted from significant works of contemporary literature. Minghella's 1996 adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's poetic novel The English Patient was the director's most critically and commercially successful film and went on to win dozens of awards around the world, including nine academy awards. Minghella followed this film with his entertaining, elegant adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film that enjoyed great critical and commercial success and featured some of the best acting of the 1990s by its talented cast of young, rising stars, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Minghella's ambitious adaptation of Charles Frazier's American Civil War romance, Cold Mountain, was released in 2003, and firmly marked Minghella as a director of intimate, yet large-scale epic cinema worthy of David Lean. Although Minghella was a successful film director and producer, he was also an important part of the cultural life of the U.K. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001 for his contributions to culture, and he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film institute from 2004 to 2007.


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Bring on the Books for Everybody

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ISBN 10 : 9780822391975
Pages : 287 pages
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Download Bring on the Books for Everybody PDF Full Free by Jim Collins and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2010-06-09 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bring on the Books for Everybody is an engaging assessment of the robust popular literary culture that has developed in the United States during the past two decades. Jim Collins describes how a once solitary and print-based experience has become an exuberantly social activity, enjoyed as much on the screen as on the page. Fueled by Oprah’s Book Club, Miramax film adaptations, superstore bookshops, and new technologies such as the Kindle digital reader, literary fiction has been transformed into best-selling, high-concept entertainment. Collins highlights the infrastructural and cultural changes that have given rise to a flourishing reading public at a time when the future of the book has been called into question. Book reading, he claims, has not become obsolete; it has become integrated into popular visual media. Collins explores how digital technologies and the convergence of literary, visual, and consumer cultures have changed what counts as a “literary experience” in phenomena ranging from lush film adaptations such as The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love to the customer communities at Amazon. Central to Collins’s analysis and, he argues, to contemporary literary culture, is the notion that refined taste is now easily acquired; it is just a matter of knowing where to access it and whose advice to trust. Using recent novels, he shows that the redefined literary landscape has affected not just how books are being read, but also what sort of novels are being written for these passionate readers. Collins connects literary bestsellers from The Jane Austen Book Club and Literacy and Longing in L.A. to Saturday and The Line of Beauty, highlighting their depictions of fictional worlds filled with avid readers and their equations of reading with cultivated consumer taste.


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Hollywood's Stephen King

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ISBN 10 : 9781403980519
Pages : 235 pages
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Download Hollywood's Stephen King PDF Full Free by T. Magistrale and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-11-22 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the past three decades, Hollywood has faithfully adapted much of Stephen King's fiction into film. Of the many major films that have been made, not one has lost money. Part of this may be explained in terms of King's own popularity in American culture; he has been, after all, a best-selling writer since the late 1970s. But more interesting is what this cinematic fascination reveals about postmodern American culture. In the first overview of Hollywood's major cinematic interpretations of Stephen King, Tony Magistrale examines the various thematic, narrative, and character interconnections that highlight the relationships among his films. Opening with a revealing interview with Stephen King, the book takes us through chapters that explore such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption among others.


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