Talking Pictures

Author: Ann Hornaday
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465094244
Size: 72.87 MB
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"An illuminating new book for anyone who wants more from the movies than popcorn and thrills."--Washington Post Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations among friends, we all need ways to look at and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie? In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie-from script and casting to final sound edit-and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film has been well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a great screen performance? What goes into praiseworthy cinematography, editing, and sound design? And what does a director really do? In a new epilogue, Hornaday addresses important questions of representation in film and the industry and how this can, and should, effect a movie-watching experience. Full of engaging anecdotes and interviews with actors and filmmakers, Talking Pictures will help us see movies in a whole new light-not just as fans, but as film critics in our own right.

Talking Pictures

Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062099507
Size: 75.11 MB
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.

Talking Pictures

Author: Marvin Heiferman
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
ISBN:
Size: 41.60 MB
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Seventy writers, artists, musicians, politicians, and professionals describe pictures they find fascinating and the reasons for their reactions

Talking Pictures

Author: Horton Foote
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822214625
Size: 42.10 MB
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THE STORY: 1929, Harrison Texas. Myra Tolliver makes her living playing the live music for the silent pictures. She makes barely enough to survive, caring for herself and her teenage son, Pete. As borders in the home of the Jacksons, Myra supplemen

Talking Pictures

Author: Ellen Graham
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982358580
Size: 18.62 MB
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A celebrated photographer for 40 years, Ellen Graham has worked with magazines across America, photographing some of the world's most talked-about people: actors, artists, performers, socialites, and the glitterati that we are all obsessed with. Graham's

Talking Pictures

Author: Graham Jones
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN:
Size: 78.92 MB
Format: PDF
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Talking Pictures is a vibrant collection of interviews with the cream of new talent emerging in the British film industry today. It's a vivid snapshot and informal handbook of the trials and tribulations--and joys--of independent filmmaking: from the scriptwriting and financing to shooting, editing, marketing, and distribution. Interviewees include Eric Fellner, executive producer of Four Weddings and a Funeral; Andrew Macdonald, producer of Trainspotting and The Beach; Gary Sinyor, co-director of Leon the Pig Farmer; Brianne Perkins of the Children's Film Unit; Ray Brady, director of the highly controversial Boy Meets Girl; and A. Hans Scheirl, director, producer, and actor of seven parts in the 'low to no budget' Dandy Dust.

Talking Pictures

Author: Riemke Ensing
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780473068042
Size: 34.84 MB
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The poet Riemke Ensing was born in the Netherlands and came to New Zealand in 1951. Her European and Antipodean heritages are reflected in this major collection of poems from the last twenty years. Her poems, art writings, and essays have been widely published. Includes an Introduction by Professor Lawrence Jones.

The Poet The Lion Talking Pictures El Farolito A Wedding In St Roch The Big Box Store The Warp In The Mirror Spring Midnights Fire All

Author: C.D. Wright
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 1619321548
Size: 18.43 MB
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"Wright shrinks back from nothing."—The Village Voice "Wright belongs to a school of exactly one."—The New York Times Book Review "Wright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle."—The New Yorker "C.D. Wright is one of America's oddest, best, and most appealing poets."—Publishers Weekly A companion to her astonishing collection of prose Cooling Time, C.D. Wright argues for poetry as a way of being and seeing, and calls it "the one arena where I am not inclined to crank up the fog machine." Wright's passion for the genre is pure inspiration, and in her hands the answer to the question of poetry is poetry. From "In a Word": I love the nouns of a time in a place, where a sack once was a poke and native skag was junk glass not junk and junk was just junk not smack and smack entailed eating with your mouth open, and an Egyptian one-eye was an egg, sunny side up, and a nation sack was a flannel amulet, worn only by women, to be touched only by women, especially around Memphis. Red sacks for love and green for money… C.D. Wright's most recent volume, One With Others, was a National Book Award finalist. Among her many honors are the Griffin Poetry Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. She teaches at Brown University and lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island.