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Triplets 5: Annabel's Starring Role

By Holly Webb
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Isbn : 1407147447
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 768
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TRIPLETS is a much-loved series from a bestselling author, Holly Webb, rejacketed for a new generation of fans. Annabel's desperate to land the lead role in the school play. But then she gets detention...on the same day as auditions! Katie and Becky have find a way to help Bel show their drama teacher what she can do.

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  • File Pdf: create-your-ideal-life.pdf

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  • File Pdf: star-studies.pdf

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  • Pages : 300
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By William A. Everett,Paul R. Laird
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  • Pages : 464
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Pages : 512
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Isbn : 0814339409
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Suffering in cinema can be crucial to how stars are cast in roles and perceived by audiences, whether it is performed on the screen or weathered in the form of scandal, heartbreak, disfiguration, or aging in an actor’s real life. In Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering, editors Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Colleen Glenn assemble thirteen scholars to consider fourteen stars whose careers have been defined by suffering on- or off-screen. Together, these essays question assumptions that an actor’s ability to project an enduring image—both symbolic and physical—is necessary for box-office success, demonstrating instead that disruptions often shape and direct the star image. Contributors in this collection examine a wide range of stars from the last seventy years. Some essays deal with actors who have transformed temporarily for a role, or permanently, through aging or accident, such as Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis, Mickey Rourke, Charlize Theron, and Hilary Swank. Other essays consider stars’ attempts to conceal aspects of themselves from the public in order to maintain a palatable public image, including Rita Hayworth, Rock Hudson, and Michael Jackson. Some explore typecasting and audience expectations, noting how struggles with marriage, divorce, and aging intersect in the images of Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe, and Harrison Ford. A final set considers Sissy Spacek, Julia Roberts, and Halle Berry as women who reconfigure negative press and restrictive gender and racial expectations to their advantage, managing public perceptions of suffering in ways that flummox their critics. Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering offers film buffs, students, and scholars a fresh take on casting, method acting, audience reception, and the tensions at play in our fascination with an actor’s dual role as private individual and cultural icon.

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  • Publisher : Matt Green
  • Isbn : N.a
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Ever wondered how Liam Neeson rose to stardom? Neeson was born in North Ireland in a small town called Ballymena in County Antrim. He is a son of Katherine Neeson who was a career cook. Neeson’s father is Bernard Neeson, he works as a caretaker at Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School. He was named after the local Roman Catholic priest Liam. He is the third born of four siblings. He has three sisters: Rosaline, Elizabeth and Bernadette. He rose to the limelight when he acted as Oscar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. This opened opportunities for him in big-budget films such as Taken, Batman Begins, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Taken II, Kinsey, The Chronicles of Narnia and Les Miserables among others. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

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  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
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  • File Pdf: filled-with-glee.pdf

Book Summary:

Is Sue is the true driving force behind Glee? Who is the real alpha male in New Directions? Why do we really keep coming back to Glee week after week? From its quirky character insights to its inspirational, funny, and touching stories from fellow gleeks, Filled with Glee is the perfect companion for the fan who can't get enough Glee. Other standout sections include: • A guide to putting together a glee club in your own school or community • An index of Glee song and musical references, by episode • Biographies of main and guest actors' musical theater backgrounds (and where and when they've worked together before)

Selena Gomez:Star of Wizards of Waverly Place

By Sarah Tieck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Isbn : 1617141909
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 572
  • File Pdf: selena-gomez.pdf

Book Summary:

Selena Gomez is a famous actress and singer. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Selena landed her first acting role after auditioning for Barney and Friends, as well as her successful audition with Disney Channel, which led to her starring role on Wizards of Waverly Place. Also covered are Selena's roles in movies and her talent as a singer. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Selena Gomez! Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV

By Bathroom Readers' Institute
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1607106531
  • Pages : 504
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 772
  • File Pdf: uncle-john-s-bathroom-reader-tunes-into-tv.pdf

Book Summary:

Uncle John channel-surfs through America’s favorite pastime: television. What does Homer Simpson call “friend…mother…secret lover?” Television, you meathead! Here comes your wacky neighbor Uncle John to present TV the way only he can. From test patterns to Top Chef, from My Three Sons to Mad Men, as well as TV news, advertising, scandals, sitcoms, dramas, reality shows, and yadda yadda yadda, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV is “dy-no-mite!” Read about… * Gilligan’s seven deadly sins * The inside story of TV’s first commercial * What goes on behind the scenes of Jeopardy! * The most incredibly bizarre shows from around the world * Why Gene Roddenberry tried to beam the original Star Trek cast into space * What reality show producers don’t want you to know * How the King of Late Night crushed his competition * What really went down on the island of LOST * Unexpected sitcom fatalities * TV’s greatest chimps And much, much more!

Broadway Actors in Films, 1894äóñ2015

By Roy Liebman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476626154
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 556
  • File Pdf: broadway-actors-in-films-1894äóñ2015.pdf

Book Summary:

Many Broadway stars appeared in Hollywood cinema from its earliest days. Some were 19th century stage idols who reprised famous roles on film as early as 1894. One was born as early as 1829. Another was cast in the performance during which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. One took her stage name from her native state. Some modern-day stars also began their careers on Broadway before appearing in films. This book details the careers of 300 performers who went from stage to screen in all genres of film. A few made only a single movie, others hundreds. Each entry includes highlights of the performer’s career, a list of stage appearances and a filmography.

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff

By Gregory William Mank
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786454725
  • Pages : 701
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 515
  • File Pdf: bela-lugosi-and-boris-karloff.pdf

Book Summary:

Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors most deeply associated with the two roles also shared a unique friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror films, and over the years managed to collaborate on and co-star in eight movies. Through dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, this greatly expanded new edition examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the era in which both stars worked, recreates the shooting of Lugosi and Karloff’s mutual films, examines their odd and moving personal relationship and analyzes their ongoing legacies. Features include a fully detailed filmography of the eight Karloff and Lugosi films, full summaries of both men’s careers and more than 250 photographs, some in color.

Hunger Games A-Z

By Martin Howden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1782190244
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 535
  • File Pdf: hunger-games-a-z.pdf

Book Summary:

A is for...Action Scenes. The Hunger Game trilogy is full of nail-biting action and tense battle scenes. B is for...Bestselling Books. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, the first two books in the series, were each New York Times bestsellers, and Mockingjay topped all US bestseller lists. C is for...Suzanne Collins, the author of the books. She has also adapted The Hunger Games for the much-awaited upcoming film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth.If you love the Hunger Games trilogy, then this is the book for you! Find out about the characters, the controversy and how the books are being transformed for the Hollywood screen. A must-have for any Hunger Games fan!

The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley

By Jeffrey D. Lavoie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476620156
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 392
  • File Pdf: the-private-life-of-general-omar-n-bradley.pdf

Book Summary:

The life and achievements of General Omar Nelson Bradley are legendary. During World War II, the five-star general was a key figure in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. But his private life has always lain just outside the reach of the media. Bradley has long been portrayed as a soft-spoken gentleman. This media-driven stereotype has pushed him aside in America’s collective memory, which more readily recalls flamboyant leaders such as Patton, Eisenhower or George C. Marshall. This book reexamines the prevailing view of Bradley through a reading of unpublished sources and letters, paying special attention to his relationship with his second wife Kitty Buhler and his later years (1951–1981), a period largely ignored by previous research. Bradley’s life was far from boring. Behind closed doors were trysts with Hollywood starlets, a penchant for gambling at the horse track and hobnobbing with high-profile stars, writers and political leaders.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018

By Harris M. Lentz III
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476636559
  • Pages : 439
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 835
  • File Pdf: obituaries-in-the-performing-arts-2018.pdf

Book Summary:

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.

Acting Indie

By Cynthia Baron,Yannis Tzioumakis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 1137408634
  • Pages : 347
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: acting-indie.pdf

Book Summary:

This book illustrates the many ways that actors contribute to American independent cinema. Analyzing industrial developments, it examines the impact of actors as writers, directors, and producers, and as stars able to attract investment and bring visibility to small-scale productions. Exploring cultural-aesthetic factors, the book identifies the various traditions that shape narrative designs, casting choices, and performance styles. The book offers a genealogy of industrial and aesthetic practices that connects independent filmmaking in the studio era and the 1960s and 1970s to American independent cinema in its independent, indie, indiewood, and late-indiewood forms. Chapters on actors’ involvement in the evolution of American independent cinema as a sector alternate with chapters that show how traditions such as naturalism, modernism, postmodernism, and Third Cinema influence films and performances.

Post-beur Cinema: North African Emigre and Maghrebi-French Filmmaking in France since 2000

By Will Higbee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748678174
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 785
  • File Pdf: post-beur-cinema.pdf

Book Summary:

Since the early 1980s, filmmakers of Maghrebi origin have made a key contribution to the representation of issues such as immigration, integration and national identity in French cinema. However, they have done so mostly from a position on the margins of the industry. In contrast, since the early 2000s, Maghrebi-French and North African emigre filmmakers have occupied an increasingly prominent position in on both sides of the camera, announcing their presence on French screens in a wider range of genres and styles than ever before. This greater prominence and move to the mainstream has not automatically meant that these films have lost any of the social or political relevance of Beur cinema of the 1980s or the banlieue film of the 1990s. Indeed in the 2000s these films have increasingly questioned the boundaries between national, transnational and diasporic cinema, whilst simultaneously demanding, either implicitly or explicitly, a reconsideration of the very difference that has traditionally been seen as a barrier to the successful integration of North African immigrants and their descendants into French society. Through a detailed study of this transformative decade for Maghrebi-French and North African emigre filmmaking in France, this book argues for the emergence of a Post-Beur cinema in the 2000s that is simultaneously global and local in its outlook. An absorbing introduction to this key development in contemporary French cinema, Post-Beur Cinema is essential reading for students and scholars in Film Studies, French Studies and Diaspora Studies.