Arts & Photography Film Books

Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition)

As a New England mother struggles to support her family in the wake of her husband's service in the Civil War, her four daughters struggle, too--caught between childhood dreams and the realities of burgeoning adulthood. For Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, raised in integrity and virtue, negotiating the right path in life means making choices that will either narrow or expand their destinies.

Based on the author's life, Little Women transcends genre, gender, and class with its examination of personal quests, societal restrictions, family ties, and the end of innocence.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Little Women, this edition of Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Precarious Creativity

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press' new open access publishing program. Precarious Creativity examines the seismic changes confronting media workers in an age of globalization and corporate conglomeration. This path breaking anthology peeks behind the hype and supposed glamor of screen media industries to reveal the intensifying pressures and challenges confronting actors, editors, electricians, and others. The authors take on pressing conceptual and methodological issues while also providing insightful case studies of workplace dynamics regarding creativity, collaboration, exploitation, and cultural difference. Furthermore, it examines working conditions and organizing efforts on all six continents, offering broad-ranging and comprehensive analysis of contemporary screen media labor in such places as Lagos, Prague, Hollywood, and Hyderabad. The collection also examines labor conditions across a range of job categories that includes, for example, visual effects, production services, and adult entertainment. With contributions from such leading scholars as John Caldwell, Vicki Mayer, Herman Gray, and Tejaswini Ganti, Precarious Creativity offers timely critiques of media globalization while also intervening in broader debates about labor, creativity, and precarity.

The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 3 (30 short stories)

If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!

Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.

This third volume of "The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written" features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, W. F. Harvey, Sheridan Le Fanu, E. T. A. Hoffmann, O. Henry, Edith Nesbit, Charles Dickens, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and A. M. Burrage, among many others!

Don Quixote

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Jane Eyre

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure (Performance Philosophy)

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure combines the author's two main biographical paths: her professional commitment to the fi elds of both theater and philosophy. The art of acting on stage is analyzed here not only from the theoretical perspective of a spectator but also from the perspective of the actor. The author draws on her experience as both a theater actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge. The book is unique not only in terms of its content but also in terms of its style. Written in a multiplicity of voices, the text oscillates between philosophical reasoning and narrative forms of writing, including micronarratives, fables, parables, and inter alia by Carroll, Hoff mann, and Kleist. Hence the book claims that a transdisciplinary dialogue between the art of acting and the art of philosophical thinking calls for an aesthetic study that questions and begins to seek alternatives to traditionally established and ingrained formats of philosophy.

Behind the Scenes of the CHUD LIVES! tribute anthology (Crystal Lake Shorts Book 7)

C.H.U.D. - a genre defying, cult classic film featuring monsters living in the sewers below New York.

What a fun movie. And with the support of its producer Andrew Bonime, we (Crystal Lake Publishing and today's top Horror and SF authors) managed to put together C.H.U.D. Lives! - a tribute anthology featuring horror and suspense stories set in this world.

But this is not that book. This eBook is a tribute to Andrew Bonime, who unfortunately passed away during the writing process of C.H.U.D. Lives! This eBook includes our interview with Mr. Bonime, an interview with one of the actors, some behind-the-scenes photos from the set, and a glimpse of what you can expect in the C.H.U.D. Lives! tribute anthology.

C.H.U.D. Lives! features speculative fiction stories by Jonathan Maberry, Tim Waggoner, JG Faherty, Mort Castle, Michael H. Hanson, Martin Powell, Ben Fisher, Jason White, Chad Lutzke, Ross Baxter, Philip C Perron, David Bernstein, Nick Cato, Alex Laybourne, Christopher Fulbright, Angeline Hawkes, David Robbins, Robert Waters, Greg Mitchell, Ryan C. Thomas, and Eugene Johnson. The anthology's eBook edition also includes a link to more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes photos, including some bonus content from the authors.

So if you enjoy this glimpse into the book and franchise, be sure to pick up the C.H.U.D. Lives! anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing--Tales from the Darkest Depths.

Moll Flanders (German Edition)

Bei diesem Werk handelt es sich um eine urheberrechtsfreie Ausgabe.

Der Kauf dieser Kindle-Edition beinhaltet die kostenlose, drahtlose Lieferung auf Ihren Kindle oder Ihre Kindle-Apps.

It's Alive!: The Science of B-Movie Monsters (Chicago Shorts)



The B-movie monster--be it gap-toothed gorilla, ripped-from-time dinosaur, overstretched arachnid, or another outrageous anthropomorphic fantasy--has thrilled moviegoers for decades, and firmly sunk its claws into popular culture. In It's Alive!, Michael LaBarbera delves into the science behind these characters' construction, from the biology surrounding tyrannosaurid postures in Jurassic Park and King Kong to the questionable physics employed by The Incredible Shrinking Man. Accompanied by a treasure trove of images from old movie posters and stills, and ranging from the 1930s to such recent films as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the latest installments of the Alien franchise, It's Alive! cleverly uses science to remind us that the best parts of moviemaking might indeed be magic-for all creatures, great and small.

Vlad the Impaler: Son of Dracul

Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true. Hitler's Holocaust killed approximately 10% of Germany's people, while some estimates claim that Vlad exterminated more than 20% of his fellow Wallachians. A gruesome genre-bender with perverse humor, based on 15th-century history. Warning: graphic transgressive violence.

Ten Commandments of YouTube

Want to develop a rabid and devoted fan base on YouTube? Want millions of subscribers? After reaching 1 million subscribers in a year on our YouTube channel, Cartoon Hangover, and spending years studying the best of the best including Hannah Hart, Shay Carl, Michelle Phan and more, the #1 programming team in the world at Frederator Networks has compiled tried and true methods into the most comprehensive YouTube how to guide. This book covers everything from program scheduling and branding, to title and thumbnail design. Follow these 10 commandments and you too can succeed on YouTube. Frederator Loves You.

Nixon and the Silver Screen (Chicago Shorts)

Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. In Nixon and the Silver Screen, Mark Feeney offers a new and often revelatory way of thinking about one of our most controversial presidents: by looking not just at Nixon's career--but Hollywood's. Nixon viewed more movies while in office than any other president, and Feeney argues that Nixon's story, both in politics and in his personal life, is nothing if not quintessentially American. Bearing in mind the events that shaped his presidency from 1969 to 1974, Feeney sees aspects of Nixon's character--and the nation's--refracted and reimagined in the more than 500 films Nixon watched during his tenure in the White House. The verdict? Nixon's legacy, for better or worse, is forever representative of the "Silver Age" in Hollywood, shaping and being shaped by that flickering silver screen.

Ebert's Bests (Chicago Shorts)

Roger Ebert is a name synonymous with the movies. In Ebert's Bests, he takes readers through the journey of how he became a film critic, from his days at a student-run cinema club to his rise as a television commentator in At the Movies and Siskel & Ebert. Recounting the influence of the French New Wave, his friendships with Werner Herzog and Martin Scorsese, as well as travels to Sweden and Rome to visit Ingrid Bergman and Federico Fellini, Ebert never loses sight of film as a key component of our cultural identity. In considering the ethics of film criticism--why we should take all film seriously, without prejudgment or condescension--he argues that film critics ought always to engage in open-minded dialogue with a movie. Extending this to his accompanying selection of "10 Bests," he reminds us that hearts and minds--and even rankings--are bound to change.

The White Slave

The young filmmaker Rene Daalder and the architecture student Rem Koolhaas wrote the screenplay to Daalder's 1969 film De blanke slavin (The White Slave) in 1967/68. Taking inspiration from B-movies and Luis Bunuel, it is a hall of mirrors that toys with cliches and inverts them into campy provocations. A few years after the Eichmann trial, a man named Gunther Unrat arrives in the Netherlands looking for "good Germans" who helped fight the Nazi occupation. He quickly gets mixed up in a nefarious organization that inspires him to follow in the footsteps of the consummate "good German" Albert Schweitzer by setting up a camp for young Dutch women who think they are training to work in Africa as nurses. Blinded by idealism, he fails to see that his shady partners are scheming to sell them into sexual slavery. The screenplay soon develops into an absurd morality play, challenging all notions of political correctness, then and now. It has been translated from the Dutch by Laura Martz, while Rene Daalder has contributed a preface about the origins and background of the film.

Star Wars: Star Wars Character Description Guide (Phantom Menace) (Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Book 1)

Are you a Star War fan?

This is the Ultimate Star Wars guide (Phantom Menace) that will tell you about all of the characters in Phantom Menace - all the dark sides, light sides, and everything in-between.

Get this Star Wars collectors guide today for only $2.99!

Watching Porn With Leatherface

WHO WILL SURVIVE AND WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THEM?

From the author of MIDNIGHT SPOOKSHOW comes a trip to the dark side of cinema. WATCHING PORN WITH LEATHERFACE is a collection of film articles covering movies from Troll 2 to Thunderbirds, which Gerry Anderson described as "the biggest load of ?$%& I have ever seen in my entire life.". In these pages, you'll learn what happened when the CIA recruited Michael Myers and discover why watching skin flicks with cannibals beats paying to see Twilight.

Also included are four bizarro short stories inspired by B-movies. From legalized patricide to zombies in the desert, it doesn't get any weirder, or any better, than this.

Distortions

This supernatural suspense drama screenplay asks the question: what if we could see our Inner Truth in the mirror's reflection when we need a sign to change? To achieve this, a supernatural entity sees out of any mirror and distorts people's reflections in the mirror. It shows their inner truth when they need a sign to make a change towards their destiny.

It follows the separate lives of four characters... two men and two women... each of whom represent a different generation of experience. They embody the emotions of love, pride, anger, and grief.

The Entity intervenes in the lives Harry, Amanda, Susan, and Hank... who are each at inner crossroads... and need a gentle nudge.

They are drawn together for a supernatural crescendo within a traveling carnival's House of Mirrors.

There, they get into a deep conversation regarding truth, serendipity, karmic messengers, the chapters of life, pivot points, moments of acute awareness, and synchronicity.

This shared experience enables each to make a character arc that honors their destiny as "The Entity" changes their lives forever with a new Awareness.

Screenwriter's Pocket Tax Guide 2018

The Screenwriter's Pocket Tax Guide helps screenwriters complete their US federal income returns. It also contains some tips for recordkeeping and accounting.