A sweeping saga covering half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past.
Author: Fiona Kidman
Publisher: Gallic Books
"A beautiful writer." The Times When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to start a new, independent life for herself and her daughter – but the tragic repercussions of her decision will resonate long after Irene has gone. Each of Irene’s children carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives, played out against a backdrop of great change – new opportunities emerge for women, but social problems continue to hold many back. Headstrong Belinda becomes a successful filmmaker, but struggles to deal with her own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the past. A sweeping saga covering half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past. Reviews 'It is a universal and honest book and one I'm sure you'll want to share and discuss. (…) What you get when reading All Day at the Movies is an intimate portrait of one family over time, trying to reach back to the past for some fragment of understanding.' San Francisco Book Review ‘A credible reflection of real life with many relatable issues, All Day at the Movies proves that Kidman is a masterful storyteller’. The Lady Magazine ‘A truly gifted writer. She explores the subtleties of human interaction and family with a deft and insightful hand.’ Trip Fiction
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fim cries out for the subtitle , Get a Life ! -Alex Merz , W. Lebanon , New
Hampshire A. I checked out the trailer at Movies for Children apple.com/trailers
and found ...
Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.
The Cinema, BBC, 11 May 1936 The best thing about A Tale of Two Cities is the
naked, whiskerless face of Ronald Colman... it's the first time ... It may have been
because earlier in the day I had just seen again a Russian classic, Potemkin.
Author: Alistair Cooke
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Performing Arts
On the 8th of October 1934, long before the wider world knew him from his Letter from America broadcasts, his television series America, or his introductions to Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke sat down at a BBC microphone to give his first radio talk. His subject was cinema. Cooke began film reviewing in the 1920s as a Cambridge undergraduate, and continued to broadcast on cinema from New York. Under his watchful gaze, Hollywood reached its Golden Age, only to be tarnished by television; he clocked every new technological development, from the arrival of talkies to the video cassette. He also observed cinema's personalities, writing tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, James Cagney and others, always illuminating their special gifts and the way they reflected the American scene. Since the 1930s, Alistair Cooke's lively film reviews have largely slumbered unpublished and unheard. Alistair Cooke at the Movies selects the most sparkling. We meet Cooke the biographer, affectionately recalling various stars he knew and admired, among them Charlie Chaplin and Humphrey Bogart. This is a fascinating new collection for Cooke's devoted readers and listeners, and for anyone interested in the 20th century parade of American and European films.
But Henry begins to spend all ofhis time at the local cabstand; his part-time
afterschooljob had become an all-day obsession. When Henry's father learns of
his son's truancy, he savagely beats the boy. Henry shows up at the cabstand the
Author: Dean A. Kowalski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Moral Theory at the Movies provides students with a wonderfully approachable introduction to ethics. The book incorporates film summaries and study questions to draw students into ethical theory and then pairs them with classical philosophical texts. The students see how moral theories, dilemmas, and questions are represented in the given films and learn to apply these theories to the world they live in. There are 36 films and a dozen readings including: Thank you for Smoking, Plato s Gorgias, John Start Mill s Utilitarianism, Hotel Rwanda, Plato s Republic, and Horton Hears a Who. Topics cover a wide variety of ethical theories including, ethical subjectivism, moral relativism, ethical theory, and virtue ethics. Moral Theory at the Movies will appeal to students and help them think about how philosophy is relevant today."
The big clock on the tower across Evergreen Park tells her it is 11:05, and since
neither she nor most of the other kids in the City have a watch, she has come to
rely on it. As she does at 11:05 every day, in this place without true days, she ...
... and Rio Conchos at the Variety Photoplay (Third Avenue near 13th), The
Sergeant at the Greenwich and Charly at spends all day Saturday at the movies,
but on this Saturday he has to work half the day, so he can only fit in four films.
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
that, I was a cinema studies major, ran a college film society, and wrote long,
impenetrable reviews in the student ... When asked how many, I hazard the
guess that I average a movie a day, and, since I've been watching seriously for
Author: Ty Burr
Category: Performing Arts
If a child can watch Barney, can’t that same child also enjoy watching Charlie Chaplin or the Marx Brothers? And as they get older, wouldn’t they grow to like screwball comedies (His Girl Friday), women’s weepies (Imitation of Life), and westerns (The Searchers)? The answer is that they’ll follow because they’ll have learned that “old” does not necessarily mean “next channel, please.” Here is an impassioned and eminently readable guide that introduces the delights of the golden age of movies. Ty Burr has come up with a winning prescription for children brought up on Hollywood junk food. FOR THE LITTLE ONES (Ages 3—6): Fast-paced movies that are simple without being unsophisticated, plainspoken without being dumbed down. Singin’ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby are perfect. FOR THE ONES IN BETWEEN (Ages 7—12): “Killer stories,” placing easily grasped characters in situations that start simply and then throw curveballs. The African Queen and Some Like It Hot do the job well. FOR THE OLDER ONES (Ages 13+): Burr recommends relating old movies to teens’ contemporary favorites: without Hitchcock, there could be no The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, without Brando, no Johnny Depp. From the Trade Paperback edition.
I spent every Saturday , all day , in the movie theater . I was just a true moviegoer
and I was not a student of film . I particularly remember having a love for science
fiction films . So , this was my early experience . The sci - fi classic The Day The ...
Author: Steven Priggé
Category: Performing Arts
In the film world today, there is extraordinary attention paid to actors, actresses and directors, yet the producers who gave many of them their first breaks and helped mold their careers have managed to remain outside the limelight. This work covers producers who gave early breaks to actors and actresses like Al Pacino and Demi Moore, directors like Steven Spielberg and Todd Haynes, and writers like Aaron Sorkin. These legends may never have become known if not for their producers' behind-the-scenes insight and ability to recognize talent. Interviewees include David Brown (Jaws, A Few Good Men), Martin Richards (Chicago, The Shining), Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (Goldeneye, Die Another Day), Dino DeLaurentiis (La Strada, Hannibal), Michael Phillips (Taxi Driver, The Sting), Martin Bregman (Serpico, Scarface), Lauren Shuler Donner (You've Got Mail, X-Men), Robert Chartoff (Rocky, Raging Bull), Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games), Paula Wagner (Vanilla Sky, Mission: Impossible), and many, many more!
disgust for all its thick encrustation of custom, for its unwieldiness and obduracy,
its utter reliance on something so baffling and undependable as personal
relations. “Congress,” in ... 57 A day at the ballpark is a lovely way to spend three
Author: Mark Feeney
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Performing Arts
“People will be arguing over Nixon at the Movies as much as, for more than half a century, the country at large has been arguing about Nixon.”—Greil Marcus Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913, and they shared a long and complex history. The president screened Patton multiple times before and during the invasion of Cambodia, for example. In this unique blend of political biography, cultural history, and film criticism, Mark Feeney recounts in detail Nixon’s enthusiastic viewing habits during his presidency, and takes a new and often revelatory approach to Nixon’s career and Hollywood’s, seeing aspects of Nixon’s character, and the nation’s, refracted and reimagined in film. Nixon at the Movies is a “virtuosic” examination of a man, a culture, and a country in a time of tumult (Slate). “By Feeney's count, Nixon, an unabashed film buff, watched more than 500 movies during the 67 months of his presidency, all carefully listed in an appendix titled ‘What the President Saw and When He Saw It.’ Nixon concentrated intently on whatever was on the screen; he refused to leave even if the picture was a dud and everyone around him was restless. He was omnivorous, would watch anything, though he did have his preferences…Only rarely did he watch R-rated or foreign films. He liked happy endings. Movies were obviously a means of escape for him, and as the Watergate noose tightened, he spent ever more time in the screening room.”—The New York Times
movie version, which stars a young Richard Dreyfuss as Duddy, the bar mitzvah
film is a farce, a bit of ersatz art cinema that splices scenes from African tribal rites
and the circumcision of Jewish newborns with Bernie's bar mitzvah. Only much ...
Author: Mark Oppenheimer
A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for their thirteen-year-olds, lest they feel left out. How did this come about? To answer that question, Mark Oppenheimer set out across America to attend the most distinctive b'nai mitzvah he could find, and Thirteen and a Day is the story of what he found- an altogether fresh look at American Jews today. Beginning with the image of a party of gaudy excess, Oppenheimer then goes farther afield in the great tradition of literary journalists from Joseph Mitchell to Ian Frazier and Susan Orlean. The two dozen Jews of Fayetteville, Arkansas, he finds, open their synagogue to eccentrics from all over the Ozarks. Those of Lake Charles, Louisiana, pass the hat to cover the expenses of their potluck dinner. And in Anchorage, Alaska, a Hasidic boy's bar mitzvah in a snowed-in hotel becomes a striking image of how far the Jewish diaspora has spread. In these people's company, privy to their soul-searching about their religious heritage, Oppenheimer finds that the day is full of wonder and significance. Part travelogue, part spiritual voyage, Thirteen and a Day is a lyrical, entertaining, even revelatory look at American Jews and one of the most original books of literary journalism to appear in some years.
He might as well have used a billboard. The effect could not have been any
worse. I had a crush on a teenage movie star named Hayley Mills. Do you
remember having dreams of meeting a movie star? This "big-screen love affair"
causes you ...
Author: Philip Ayers
Publisher: Xulon Press
A Proverb a Day Keeps the Devil Away applies the principles of God found in the Book of Proverbs to daily living. Illustrations are used to trigger the memories of its readers to past and present experiences in life; hopefully, causing the lesson of each devotion to profoundly impact the reader. These illustrations stem from relationships, home, work, play, decisions, reactions, thoughts, injustice and justice. Some are humorous and some very serious. Each one demonstrates the theme of that verse. The Book of Proverbs is as timely as time itself. Times have changed but people have not. They still face the hard issues of life: the same fears and hurts, the same temptations and sin, the same struggle with what is right and wrong, and the same questions about what role God really plays in their life. This devotional study aids its readers in getting a grip on these challenges. Philip Ayers was born in Roanoke, Virginia, on March 2nd, 1948. He is the second born of a family of five. Very early in his life, his family moved to Salem, Virginia, where he resided until he joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. He served in the Viet Nam conflict. He was wounded three times, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Metal with Combat V for heroic action in the face of the enemy. Philip played quarterback for the Marine Corps national football team, the Quantico Marines. He was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant. Philip was saved on March 30th, 1980. Jesus Christ called him to ministry in 1981. He is the pastor of a local church in Roanoke, Virginia. He brings a large pool of experience and Bible knowledge to his readers.
Author: Richard J. J. O’ConnorPublish On: 2012-02-16
bring our lunch to school every day since the walk to high school was quite a bit
further than that of grammar school. ... this happened but it had to do with one of
my very first “dates,” specifically, I asked a girl, Judy, to go the movies with me.
Author: Richard J. J. O’Connor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This memoir describes what it was like growing up as the youngest member of a large, boisterous Irish-American family in Massachusetts during the 1940s and 1950s. The author also tells about his experiences as a young naval officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis, his work in international communicable disease control as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and later teaching and research involvement at several universities in the development and application of computer-based individualized instruction, and emerging K-12 classroom technologies.
“No kids today say 'thank you' and 'you're welcome' all the time like she does.”
The next morning, Lucy had an idea. Janice had already told her that Dorothea
had grown up without a TV and had never seen any of Charles's movies.
Author: Lisa Tucker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Nineteen years before, a famous man disappeared from L.A., taking his two children to a rocky, desolate corner of New Mexico. Raising them in complete isolation, this utopian "Sanctuary" is one man's stand against the decadence of America. Dorothea, his daughter, now twenty three, is leaving this place for the first time, in search of her missing brother. A brilliant painter who fled the Sanctuary two years before, he has become lost in the dark underbelly of St. Lois and the even darker memories of a violent incident when he was a young child. Dorothea's search for her brother turns into an odyssey of discovery, leading to the shocking truth about her family's past and the terrifying events of the day that drove her father to flee California in a desperate attempt to protect his children from a dangerous world. But Dorothea's journey will also introduce her to another man who has suffered his own losses. Together they have a chance to make a discovery of a different kind: that though the heart can be broken by the tragic events of a day, a day can also bring a new chance at love and a deeper understanding of life's infinite possibilities.
Enjoy the movie.” Elliot was working the door. Lynn Fleetwood came to see the movie that night. Lynn had been regularly treating Elliot to breakfast every day,
and the rest of the staff at Tea and Sympathy was beginning to catch on. So even
George Hamilton was the only one of the cast to act “the movie star.” According to
Prentiss, each day he came to the studio by limousine and sat in the sun with an
aluminum shield to maintain his golden tan. Connie Francis called him “a card” ...
Author: Thomas Lisanti
Category: Performing Arts
Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them—surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.
a. DAY. at. the. MOVIES. REALLY. WAS. In 1941 or 1942 when I was 9 or 10, I
distinctly remember going to the 'Riviera' theater in Rock Island and watching “
Frankenstein” starring Lon Chaney in 3D. They passed out the paper and plastic
In the first instance this refers to the reaction that many of us had when watching
the events and images of the day unfold on television: that all of this was very
much 'like a disaster movie'. To compare the events of 9/11 to images found in an
Author: Stephen Keane
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno, Independence Day, Titanic, and The Day After Tomorrow. He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this second edition, he adds new material regarding cinematic representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and an analysis of disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters. Keane continually reworks this previously unexplored genre.
We do so in the multiple small choices we make each day but also in those
moments when we know something important is at stake. We don't apply a rule.
We create meaning. Just as the meaning of my life is not something different from
Author: Paul W. Kahn
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues that philosophy must take up these fundamental concerns as we find them in contemporary culture. He demonstrates how this can be achieved through a turn to popular film. Discussing such well-known movies as Forrest Gump (1994), The American President (1995), The Matrix (1999), Memento (2000), The History of Violence (2005), Gran Torino (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), The Road (2009), and Avatar (2009), Kahn explores powerful archetypes and their hold on us. His inquiry proceeds in two parts. First, he uses film to explore the nature of action and interpretation, arguing that narrative is the critical concept for understanding both. Second, he explores the narratives of politics, family, and faith as they appear in popular films. Engaging with genres as diverse as romantic comedy, slasher film, and pornography, Kahn explores the social imaginary through which we create and maintain a meaningful world. He finds in popular films a new setting for a philosophical inquiry into the timeless themes of sacrifice, innocence, rebirth, law, and love.
Indeed, coupons are a major worldwide business. During the first half of 2006,
although down from the year before by 6%, there were 153 billion coupons
distributed to Americans, or close to 42 million a day, with one-fourth of all
Author: Richard B. McKenzie
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This entertaining book seeks to unravel an array of pricing puzzles from the one captured in the book’s title to why so many prices end with "9" (as in $2.99 or $179). Along the way, the author explains how the 9/11 terrorists have, through the effects of their heinous acts on the relative prices of various modes of travel, killed more Americans since 9/11 than they killed that fateful day. He also explains how well-meaning efforts to spur the use of alternative, supposedly environmentally friendly fuels have starved millions of people around the world and given rise to the deforestation of rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia.