One day, when the toubabu's helperhad takenill and left a toubab sailorin charge
ofthe whip,I began tosing a song while we danced, naming all thepeople Isaw. I
tried to name every single face, andgive the name ofthe person's home village.
Author: Lawrence Hill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.
Her name was Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper. She had been keeping roomers for fifteen
years, she said, and two of the three she had started with were still here. The
same day, she made the acquaintance of Dutch Huber and his wife who ran the ...
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment Weekly Now a major motion picture. Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. Carol is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work. This authorized edition includes an afterword by Patricia Highsmith. Previously titled The Price of Salt.
... for A Song in the Dark, most likely because the book was green, and she did
not yetown abook of that color. The engraved writing on the cover was white, and
there was a small insignia of a flute between the title and the name of the author.
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: RH Childrens Books
Category: Young Adult Fiction
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling story about the ability of books to feed the soul is now a major motion picture. This enhanced ebook edition is perfect for new fans and collectors alike. It includes: · An exclusive video welcome to the enhanced edition from Markus Zusak. · The official movie trailer for The Book Thief. · Videos featurettes introducing Sophie Nélisse (Leisel Meminger) and Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann) and their roles in the film. · Clips from the film embedded in the original text. · A video interview with Markus Zusak. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl who scratches out a meager existence by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
... a song he'd learned from a Victrola record sent by the Murphys:7 Cellophane,
Mr. Cellophane Ought to be my name. ... A Farewell to Arms. Timing is delicate: if
the serial runs six or seven monthly issues, to publish the book version in the fall
Author: Michael Reynolds
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Published to coincide with the major release of HBO’s upcoming film Hemingway and Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. Michael Reynolds was the supreme biographer of Ernest Hemingway. HBO’s film concentrates on Hemingway’s years with his third wife, the adventurous journalist Martha Gellhorn. This book brings together Reynolds’s Hemingway: The 1930s and Hemingway: The Final Years.
Film Tie-In Edition Georgia Byng ... in a moses basket, or Satin Knight, who'd
come dressed in a nightie with satin ribbons – Molly and Rocky were given exotic names too. ... And after Miss Adderstone forbade Lolly as a name, Lolly Moon
became Molly Moon. ... His deep, husky voice, together with his good looks,
made Mrs Trinklebury say that one day he'd be a rock star, singing love songs to
Author: Georgia Byng
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Orphan Molly Moon was found as a baby in a box marked 'Moon's Marshmallows'. For ten miserable years she's lived under the cruel rule of Miss Adderstone in grim Hardwick House. But her life changes overnight when she finds a mysterious book on hypnotism and discovers an amazing talent - the power to make people do anything she want them to. Escaping from the orphange, Molly flies to New York in search of fame and fortune. But her adventures in hypnotism lead her into the clutches of a dangerous enemy . . .
She replied quickly, nixing nearly every song on the list—even the Simon and
Garfunkel tune “Cecilia,” a Bubs staple. “They wouldn't let us sing ... There was
another first on that mission; her name was Sally Ride. The Bubs pride
Author: Mickey Rapkin
A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks that inspired the hit films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. Get ready to be pitch slapped. The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it’s not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky. In Pitch Perfect, journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters—from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn’t for the faint of heart—or lungs. Sure to strike a chord with fans of Glee and The Sing-Off, this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord. From the Trade Paperback edition.
51 Stigwoood was involved in similar ways with the production of the film version
of Tommy , the Who ' s rock opera , in 1975 and with Grease , Evita , and Sgt .
Pepper ' s ... 52 Two months later , “ Night Fever , ” the song from which the film
took its name , occupied the number one slot . ... This kind of marketing would
become the rule in the 1980s , a decade dominated by video clips and movie tie -
Author: Reebee Garofalo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Proceeds from the assumption that music is always a social indicator; that is, it tells us something about the world around us. It responds to, mirrors, and influences the society in which we live. This social history is organized chronologically around themes and issues which explicate the connection between music and other social processes.
So she stopped playing with Kafayat's tie and began: 'You taught me how to love,
and stirred a sleeping heart.' For some time, the film song continued and then
Sarita turned to Anwar who was sitting in silence. 'Why are ... 'My name is Sarita.
Author: Aatish Taseer
Publisher: Random House India
The gentle dhobi who transforms into a killer, a prostitute who is more child than woman, the cocky, young coachman who falls in love at first sight, a father convinced that his son will die before his first birthday. Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories are vivid, dangerous and troubling and they slice into the everyday world to reveal its sombre, dark heart. These stories were written from the mid 30s on, many under the shadow of Partition. No Indian writer since has quite managed to capture the underbelly of Indian life with as much sympathy and colour. In a new translation that for the first time captures the richness of Manto’s prose and its combination of high emotion and taut narrative, this is a classic collection from the master of the Indian short story.
Capitol Records issued the soundtrack album Beach Blanket Bingo with all the songs re-recorded by Donna Loren. The tie-in LP was produced by David
Axelrod and arranged and conducted by H. B. Barnum. Loren cut all the tracks in
¡4 hours for her ... BULLETS: I didn't catch your name, boy. FRANKIE: I didn't ¡4 *
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.
... which completed the mark. The “love and rage” idea, by the way, originated
years before in a song I wrote (apparently, it's also the name of a movie). ... This
was a good start, but it was definitely not enough to tie the design together. I
Author: Robert Hoekman Jr.
Publisher: Peachpit Press
The trick to great design is knowing how to think through each decision so that users don't have to. In Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action, Robert Hoekman, Jr., author of Designing the Obvious, presents over 30 stories that illustrate how to put good design principles to work on real-world web application interfaces to make them obvious and compelling. From the first impression to the last, Hoekman takes a think out loud approach to interface design to show us how to look critically at design decisions to ensure that human beings, the kind that make mistakes and do things we don't expect, can walk away from our software feeling productive, respected, and smart.
Author: Walter Everett Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory University of MichiganPublish On: 1999-03-31
The song was unusually incomplete, lacking a bridge but substituting a vocalized
verse above which McCartney played a ... Perhaps envious of White Trash's
notoriety, the unsuccessful Iveys changed their name to the slightly risqué
Badfinger and ... McCartney produced their version of his composition “Come
and Get It” for the Magic Christian soundtrack.59 Paul ... #4; United States: Apple
1815, January 12, 1970, #7; the release dates tie in with the film's December 11
Author: Walter Everett Associate Professor of Music in Music Theory University of Michigan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Given the phenomenal fame and commercial success that the Beatles knew for the entire course of their familiar career, their music per se has received surprisingly little detailed attention. Not all of their cultural influence can be traced to long hair and flashy clothing; the Beatles had numerous fresh ideas about melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, colors, and textures. Or consider how much new ground was broken by their lyrics alone--both the themes and imagery of the Beatles' poetry are key parts of what made (and still makes) this group so important, so popular, and so imitated. This book is a comprehensive chronological study of every aspect of the Fab Four's musical life--including full examinations of composition, performance practice, recording, and historical context--during their transcendent late period (1966-1970). Rich, authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio, print, and other sources.
collection, the songs were maybe not so pure fun as his earlier work, but they
were durable and on target. ... Crenshaw appeared in two movies, Peggy Sue
Got Married (1986) and La Bamba (1987), both with ties to Buddy ... actually
portraying Holly in La Bamba and turning in a very credible version of “Crying,
Waiting, Hoping”. ... In 1994, a live album culled from performances over a twelve
-year stretch was put out by Razor & Tie, a label which has made a name for its
rereleases of ...
Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.
Even those fans who don't like the song that much will get a kick out of the video
clip produced for McCartney's latest single, the theme from the Jon Landis-
directed film of the same name. True, this is one of those movie tie-in clips
featuring footage from the movie, which stars Chase and Aykroyd. ... Then a truck
pulls up with Aykroyd in the back, another version of McCartney (with bowler hat
and dark handlebar moustache) rides up in a limo and Chase, adorned in
Sherlock Holmes ...
... back to the night that Young Goodman Brown—whose name, one hundred and
seventy years after Hawthorne wrote his story, ... way back across the country to
reenact one version of its founding. ... in the TV series or what did happen in the movie, or how the diary and the songs tie the whole together or break it apart.
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Social Science
From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.
Academic coverage of music and film has expanded rapidly over the past decade
or so, but consideration of music within ... a number of film and music companies
belong to the same parent conglomerate, and cross-promotional tie-ins between
the two ... They include Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the
Same, a concert film incorporating fantasy ... Pink Floyd's album of the same name; and Tommy and Quadrophenia, both based upon concept albums by The
Author: Ernest Mathijs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Cult Cinema: an Introduction presents the first in-depth academic examination of all aspects of the field of cult cinema, including audiences, genres, and theoretical perspectives. Represents the first exhaustive introduction to cult cinema Offers a scholarly treatment of a hotly contested topic at the center of current academic debate Covers audience reactions, aesthetics, genres, theories of cult cinema, as well as historical insights into the topic
If you are driving home in the car and one of your fiivorite love songs comes on
the radio . . . . come into the house singing that song and helly ... Use pet names,
and touch your man. ... you are thinking of him, or have something delivered to
him, flowers or candy or a nice watch, tie, tickets to a movie or concert or
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
This book is designed to inform you of ways to treat and please your significant other. It is fast reading and it offers plenty of suggestions to entice , stimulate and satisfy your partner. Being a woman, I mostly directed it towards women to be more interesting and exciting to their mate...however, it is appropriate for all genders. This book will make a great gift idea for an engaged couple, a newlywed couple or even spark up an old married couple. It is a great how-to-book for those who dont know how to take their relationship to the next level. Its inspiring, informative and a fun read.
The song, as originally recorded with Jimmy Long, would be reissued on
Vocalion to tie in with the movie and find a whole new audience. The medicine
show extravert—whose character's name is Smiley Burnette—gets two humorous
Author: Holly George-Warren
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The only performer to earn 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king of American entertainment. Now, in Public Cowboy No.1, Holly George-Warren offers the first serious biography of this singular individual, in a fascinating narrative that traces Autry's climb from small-town farm boy to multimillionaire. Here for the first time Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man--with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon. George-Warren recounts stories never before told, including revelations about Autry's impoverished boyhood, his adventures as an up-and-coming singer, and the impact his unbelievable success had on his personal life. The book provides equally colorful details of Autry's lengthy radio and recording career, which included such classics as "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"; his movie career, where he breathed new life into the Western genre; and his role in early television. And along the way, we see how he invested shrewdly in radio, real-estate, and television, becoming the only entertainer listed among 1990's Fortune 400. Based on exclusive access to Gene Autry's personal papers, as well as interviews with more than 100 relatives, employees, colleagues, and friends, this engaging biography brings to life a major Hollywood star--a man who, more than anyone else, put Western music and style on the American cultural map.
Nancy Hardin Publishers Weekly, February 17, 1975 Not so long ago the
publishing rights for a movie tie-in book could be picked up for the cash
equivalent of a song. ... The traditional type of tie-in consists of merely
repackaging the edition which has already come out in softcover—or ... their names carry enough weight—a William Goldman, say, or a Robert Towne or a
Michael Crichton—and the film in ...
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
trenches, he showed that sound need not tie the film down to the confines of the
stage. ... are particularly powerful: to enhance the patriotic frenzy at the beginning
of the war, in haunting snatches of song sung by the soldiers, ... Remarque's
book incurred the wrath of the fast-growing Nazi Party, whose leaders accused
him of besmirching the name of the Fatherland. When the movie version opened
in Berlin, Nazi storm-troopers picketed the theatre and let loose first white rats
and then ...