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Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

  • Author: John O'Brien
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1611859506
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: N.A
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A re-issue of John O'Brien's debut novel, a masterpiece of modern realism about the perils of addiction and love in a city of loneliness. Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she has carved out for herself in a city defined by recklessness. But she is haunted by a spectre in a yellow Mercedes, a man from her past who is committed to taking control of her life again. Ben is an alcoholic intent on drinking his way towards an early death. Newly arrived from Los Angeles, he survived the four-hour intoxicated drive across the desert with his entire savings in his wallet and nothing else left to lose. Looking to satisfy hungers both material and existential, Ben and Sera stumble together on the strip and discover in each other a respite from their unforgiving lives. A testimony to the raw talent of its young author, Leaving Las Vegas is a compelling story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised and lost souls - an overlooked American classic.

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

  • Author: Mike Figgis
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571297455
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 138
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Ben Sanderson is an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Cutting all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. In the words of David Thompson of Los Angeles Magazine, Leaving Las Vegas is a masterpiece. Best Actor Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage and Best Actress nominee Elisabeth Shue set the screen ablaze in this profoundly moving love story. Nominated for two additional Academy Awards (R), Director and Adapted Screenplay, this emotionally charged powerhouse of a film graced over 100 '10 Best' lists including Roger Ebert's #1 Movie of the Year.

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

  • Author: Aleah Barley
  • Publisher: Entangled: Ignite
  • ISBN: 1622660846
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 216
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Leaving Las Vegas by Aleah Barley: "I'm so glad that what happened in Vegas didn't stay there. A sexy, fun, thrilling romp of a romance that had me alternating between a swoon and laughing out loud." --bestselling author, Robin Covington When West Virginia wild child, Glory Allen enters a private poker game with her town's dreams at stake she loses it all. To make matters worse, she's trapped in a car with the sexy but infuriating man who won—and accused her of cheating. Now because of him, she's on the run from the mafia who put out a hit on the stuck-up casino magnate with the toe-curling good looks—and he isn't even her type. So why can't she cool the explosive chemistry between them? She's out of control...and she's enough to drive Luke Tanner crazy. Yet she's the only one willing to put her neck on the line...for him—a complete stranger she professes to hate. Now he's in debt...to her. And it's a debt he's willing to work off any way she wants...on the hood of his sports car, in a waterfall—wherever she'll have him, he's willing to pay the price. But the stakes are raised when they return to West Virginia—helping Luke escape has put Glory and her hometown in the sites of someone who wants him dead. This time Glory decides she's not going to end up empty-handed—it's time for the winner to take all and she won't stop 'til she wins his heart.

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage

  • Author: compiled from Wikipedia pages and published by DrGoogelberg
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1291079769
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Reel to Real

Reel to Real

Race, Sex and Class at the Movies

  • Author: bell hooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135070652
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 312
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Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks – one of America’s most celebrated and thrilling cultural critics – talks back to films that have moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to the work of Spike Lee. Including also her conversations with master filmmakers such as Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, Reel to Real is a must read for anyone who believes that movies are worth arguing about.

Screen Adaptation

Screen Adaptation

A Scriptwriting Handbook

  • Author: Kenneth Portnoy
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136049053
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 172
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Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres. Topics include: determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story; expanding short novellas and condensing long novels; using dialog to advance the story and reveal character; comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays approaching the marketplace In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay

TLA Film, Video, and DVD Guide 2002-2003

TLA Film, Video, and DVD Guide 2002-2003

The Discerning Film Lover's Guide

  • Author: David Bleiler
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1466867574
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 784
  • View: 7605
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The TLA Film, Video & DVD Guide 2002-2003 is the absolutely indispensible guide for the true lover of cinema. By focusing on independent and international films, and avoiding much of the made-for-TV/made-for-cable/made-for-video dreck, this guide offers more comprehensive coverage of the films the reader may actually want to rent and see. The guide includes: * Reviews of more than 10,000 films * Four detailed indexes - by star, director, theme, genre, and country of origin * More than 450 photos throughout * A listing of all the major film awards, TLA Bests and recommended films * A comprehensive selection of cinema from over 50 countries From one of the finest names in video retailing and a growing rental chain comes the latest edition of one of the most respected film, video, and DVD guides. The TLA Film, Video & DVD Guide is perfect for anyone whose tastes range from All About My Mother to Fight Club; from This Is Spinal Tap to Ma Vie en Rose.

Night + Day Las Vegas

Night + Day Las Vegas

  • Author: Pulse Guides,Patrick Green
  • Publisher: ASDavis Media Group
  • ISBN: 0975902288
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 207
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With an unparalleled scene with nightlife that goes until dawn, the world's best chefs competing to outdo each other, and a bevy of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, today's Sin City is all about excitement. Today's savvy travelers rely on NIGHT+DAY Las Vegas -- with its opinionated listings, insightful descriptions, and witty, intelligent writing -- to get the sophisticated edge in travel. From the trendiest tables, hippest hotels, top shops and galleries to the hottest nightspots and coolest attractions, NIGHT+DAY Las Vegas is packed with expert recommendations and insider tips. For discerning travelers, it's the details that make the difference. Night+Day signature sections include the "99 Best" of the city, three unique "Perfect Plan" itineraries, a "Cheat Sheet" of city essentials, a quick and concise "Black Book" index, maps, and more.

Existentialism For Dummies

Existentialism For Dummies

  • Author: Christopher Panza,Gregory Gale
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470436891
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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Have you ever wondered what the phrase “God is dead” means? You’ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard’s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. You’ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism’s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There’s even a section on religious existentialism. You’ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to: Trace the influence of existentialism Distinguish each philosopher’s specific ideas Explain what it means to say that “God is dead” See culture through an existentialist lens Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death Navigate the absurdity of life Master the art of individuality Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.

Discovering Vintage Las Vegas

Discovering Vintage Las Vegas

A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos, & More

  • Author: Paul W. Papa
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 149301398X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5781
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Discovering Vintage Las Vegas takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like the casinos that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!