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Memo from the Story Department

Memo from the Story Department

Secrets of Structure and Character

  • Author: Christopher Vogler,David McKenna
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781932907971
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 255
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Memo From the Story Department offers a battery of story-generating engines and story-improving tools, and reliable methods tested on hundreds of Hollywood productions. It goes far beyond the standard advice given in most screenwriting manuals. Drawn from sources as varied as vaudeville, classical Greek comedies, and Russian fairy tales, the book outlines a series of practical templates for creating believable characters and emotionally satisfying plots. • It will take writers to the next step, even beyond the breakthrough work of Vogler in The Writer's Journey. • Builds on the legend about Vogler's first book which began as a memo he wrote while working in the Story Department of Walt Disney Studios. That memo caused a revolution in studio thinking and now here's the next installment from the manwho literally wrote the book on mythic story structure. • The authors are working story developers, employed by major studios and top directors and hugely influential in their industry. Vogler has worked with Will Smith and Darren Aronofsky on recent projects and McKenna has influenced a generation of top film writers including Mark Fergus, co-writer of Iron Man. • Memo From the Story Department makes story and character development accessible with clear explanations that break down the processes into manageable steps, like McKenna's six-part regimen for analysing a character's environment, or Vogler's twelve stages of mythic structure and eight archetypes of character. • Draws inspiration from unexpected sources and provides fresh approaches for story development. It offers a lot of variety, inviting writers to look at their work through many useful lenses.

KISS FM: From Radical Radio To Big Business

KISS FM: From Radical Radio To Big Business

The Inside Story Of A London Pirate Radio Station's Path To Success

  • Author: Grant Goddard
  • Publisher: Radio Books
  • ISBN: 0956496318
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 528
  • View: 1899
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This comprehensive, meticulously researched work offers a rare glimpse into the dark and secretive world of pirate radio in London, revealing the ambition and greed of some of those involved, as well as the duplicity and deceit deployed to destroy others who got in their way.

Primary cinema resources

Primary cinema resources

an index to screenplays, interviews and special collections at the University of Southern California

  • Author: Christopher D. Wheaton,Richard B. Jewell,University of Southern California. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
  • Publisher: Hall Reference Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 312
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Memo from David O. Selznick

Memo from David O. Selznick

The Creation of Gone with the Wind and Other Motion Picture Classics, as Revealed in the Producer's Private Letters, Telegrams, Memorandums, and Autobiographical Remarks

  • Author: David O. Selznick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780375755316
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 578
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times

I Kiss Your Hands Many Times

Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary

  • Author: Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 0679645225
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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A magnificent wartime love story about the forces that brought the author’s parents together and those that nearly drove them apart Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s parents, Hanna and Aladár, met and fell in love in Budapest in 1940. He was a rising star in the foreign ministry—a vocal anti-Fascist who was in talks with the Allies when he was arrested and sent to Dachau. She was the granddaughter of Manfred Weiss, the industrialist patriarch of an aristocratic Jewish family that owned factories, were patrons of intellectuals and artists, and entertained dignitaries at their baronial estates. Though many in the family had converted to Catholicism decades earlier, when the Germans invaded Hungary in March 1944, they were forced into hiding. In a secret and controversial deal brokered with Heinrich Himmler, the family turned over their vast holdings in exchange for their safe passage to Portugal. Aladár survived Dachau, a fragile and anxious version of himself. After nearly two years without contact, he located Hanna and wrote her a letter that warned that he was not the man she’d last seen, but he was still in love with her. After months of waiting for visas and transit, she finally arrived in a devastated Budapest in December 1945, where at last they were wed. Framed by a cache of letters written between 1940 and 1947, Szegedy-Maszák’s family memoir tells the story, at once intimate and epic, of the complicated relationship Hungary had with its Jewish population—the moments of glorious humanism that stood apart from its history of anti-Semitism—and with the rest of the world. She resurrects in riveting detail a lost world of splendor and carefully limns the moral struggles that history exacted—from a country and its individuals. Praise for I Kiss Your Hands Many Times “I Kiss Your Hand Many Times is the sweeping story of Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s family in pre– and post–World War II Europe, capturing the many ways the struggles of that period shaped her family for years to come. But most of all it is a beautiful love story, charting her parents’ devotion in one of history’s darkest hours.”—Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief, the Huffington Post Media Group “In this panoramic and gripping narrative of a vanished world of great wealth and power, Marianne Szegedy-Maszák restores an important missing chapter of European, Hungarian, and Holocaust history.”—Kati Marton, author of Paris: A Love Story and Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America “How many times can a heart be broken? Hungarians know, Marianne Szegedy-Maszák’s family more than most. History has broken theirs again and again. This is the story of that violence, told by the daughter of an extraordinary man and extraordinary woman who refused to surrender to it. Every perfectly chosen word is as it happened. So brace yourself. Truth can break hearts, too.”—Robert Sam Anson, author of War News: A Young Reporter in Indochina “This family memoir is everything you could wish for in the genre: the story of a fascinating family that illuminates the historical time it lived through. . . . Informative and fascinating in every way, [I Kiss Your Hands Many Times] is a great introduction to World War II Hungary and a moving tale of personal relationships in a time of great duress.”—Booklist (starred review)

Oswald, Mexico, and Deep Politics

Oswald, Mexico, and Deep Politics

Revelations from CIA Records on the Assassination

  • Author: Peter Dale Scott
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1628734566
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Peter Dale Scott has written extensively on the Kennedy assassination and other dark corners of the American political scene. His encyclopedic knowledge enables him to connect the dots among the players, the organizations, and the unacknowledged collusions—the deep politics— of our often troubled political system. Deep Politics on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba, originally published in 1995, narrows the focus of Scott’s earlier Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. Scott delivers the most detailed treatment yet of the mysterious sojourn of Lee Harvey Oswald (or someone using his name) to Mexico City in the fall of 1963. Was this trip a key aspect of the framing of Oswald, was it an approved intelligence operation, or was it perhaps both? It is now known that allegations of Communist conspiracy in the wake of the JFK assassination, emanating mostly from Mexico City, caused Lyndon Johnson to put together a “blue ribbon commission” to investigate what happened in Dallas. Scott explains through meticulous research and analysis exactly why LBJ would want the Warren Commission to rush to a conclusion, and the far-reaching political ramifications of the commission’s public findings. Scott’s analysis suggests the evidence from Mexico City was part of a frame-up, making Deep Politics on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba an essential piece of research and analysis, shedding new light on the Communist conspiracy allegations behind the JFK assassination.

Change Mummified

Change Mummified

Cinema, Historicity, Theory

  • Author: Philip Rosen
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816636372
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 444
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Exploring the modern category of history in relation to film theory, film textuality, and film history, Change Mummified makes a persuasive argument for the centrality of historicity to film as well as the special importance of film in historical culture. What do we make of the concern for recovering the past that is consistently manifested in so many influential modes of cinema, from Hollywood to documentary and postcolonial film? How is film related to the many modern practices that define themselves as configuring pastness in the present, such as architectural preservation, theme parks, and, above all, professional historical research? What is the relation of history in film to other media such as television and digital imaging? How does emphasizing the connection between film and modern historicity affect the theorization and historicization of film and modern media culture? Pursuing the full implications of film as cultural production, Philip Rosen reconceptualizes modern historicity as a combination of characteristic epistemological structures on the one hand, and the social imperative to regulate or manage time on the other. Emphasizing a fundamental constellation of pursuit of the real, indexical signification and the need to control time, he interrogates a spectrum of film theory and film texts. His argument refocuses the category of temporality for film and cultural theory while rethinking the importance of historicity. An original and sustained meditation on the historiographic status of cinematic signs, Change Mummified is both an intervention in film and media studies and an argument for the continuing necessity of modern historical thinking in its contradictions.

An Ordinary Man

An Ordinary Man

The True Story Behind Hotel Rwanda

  • Author: Paul Rusesabagina
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408807262
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Confronting killers with a combination of diplomacy, flatter, and deception, Paul Rusesabagina managed to shelter more than 1,200 Tutsis and moderate Hutus while homicidal mobs raged outside with machetes during the Rwandan genocide. His autobiography explores the inner life of the man in a way the film could not. Rusesabagina discusses the racial complexity within his own life - he is a Hutu married to a Tutsi - and his complete estrangement from the madness that surrounded him during the genocide. The book takes the reader inside the hotel during those 100 days, relates the anguish of those who saw loved ones hacked to pieces, and describes Rusesabagina's ambivalence at pouring the Scotch and lighting the cigars of killers in the Swimming Pool bar, even as he hid as many refugees as possible inside the guest rooms upstairs. Never-before-reported elements of the Rwandan genocide will be disclosed in this book, such as the lack of interest of the international community , and the disgraceful behavior of some of the UN peacekeeping troops, who purchased the cars of the Tutsis who had taken shelter inside the hotel. An Ordinary Man draws parallels between what happened in Rwanda with other genocides throughout history and asks the question: What causes an entire nation to go insane? It also offers an inside look at the problem of genocide and the responsibilities of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. It concludes with an exploration of the tremendous power of words to sow hatred, but also to bring life and hope.

Oswald and the CIA

Oswald and the CIA

The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK

  • Author: John Newman
  • Publisher: Skyhorse
  • ISBN: 1626369348
  • Category: History
  • Page: 696
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From the acclaimed author of JFK and Vietnam comes a book that uncovers the government's role in the Kennedy assassination more clearly than any previous inquiry. What was the extent of the CIA's involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear? Oswald and the CIA answers these questions, not with theories, but with information from the primary sources themselves—ex-agents, officials, and secret records. To look at the Oswald file is to look at the most sensitive CIA operation of the Cold War. The story is as alarming as it is tragic; the lies and manipulations it reveals led directly to Kennedy's murder. Oswald and the CIA is a gripping journey to the darkest corners of the CIA.

The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook

  • Author: Eve Light Honthaner
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136053069
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 496
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This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout