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The Horror Movie Survival Guide

Author : Matteo Molinari
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From the scream of Psycho to the psycho of Scream, The Horror Movie Survival Guide is your essential source for information on the creatures and monsters that darken your daydreams and stalk your nightmares. Separated into five identifiable categories—aliens, beasts, creations, psychopaths, and the supernatural—each horrific entity is presented with a full description, an overview of unnatural habits, and tips on how to destroy it. This definitive handbook also includes a directory of horror films (So you know where to find your favorite monsters!), thirty photographs of the baddest of the bad, and a list ranking the worst creatures to grace the silver screen by their number of kills. So the next time you’re confronted by the supernatural, the extraterrestrial, or the unclassifiable, look in here for all the facts—and run like hell.

The Ultimate Girls Movie Survival Guide

Author : Andrea Sarvady
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More than a movie rental guide, this book is arranged to address universal themes such as love complications, troubled friendships, family strife, body image angst, and more--a true manual for finding the answers to life's questions through film. Two-color illustrations throughout.

The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema

Author : Linda Ruth Williams
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This bold and original book examines in detail a relatively new genre of film--the erotic thriller. Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre's exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and considers home videos as a distinct form of viewing pleasure. She maps the history of the genre, analyzing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire, and Night Eyes. Williams's witty and illuminating readings tell the story of this sensational genre and contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex--and its censorship--at the beginning of the 21st century. She shows that as the erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, it also provides a vehicle for marketing those fantasies globally.

The Actor s Survival Guide

Author : Jon S. Robbins
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The Actor's Survival Guide: How to Make Your Way in Hollywood is a handbook and essential guide to the business of living and working as an actor in the Los Angeles area. Exploring the experience of relocating to L.A.; the casting process; and how to identify – and find work with – the key players in the film and television industry, the book offers a business-centered road map through the industry. It seeks to navigate the challenges and identify the pitfalls and wrong-turns that hinder too many promising careers and frustrate even the most dedicated of actors. In doing so, the book seeks to provide an extra-competitive edge of experience and know-how for those actors who have the skills and determination to persevere. This second edition features a number of new sections and topics including: Recent census data for the Los Angeles County Neighborhood Statistics Updates on casting diversity with the most recent SAG/AFTRA data Changes in contracts for film, television and stage, including information on AEA's new Hollywood Equity Waiver policy Details on new contracts for film, television and new media; ongoing contract negotiations for video game content; and the ramifications of the SAG/AFTRA merger The role of computer-generated images (CGI) and motion capture (MOCAP) Renewed emphasis on set safety, especially for stunt performers Audition workshops Recent prosecutions of casting directors for "Pay for Play" violations Emerging role of social media in an actor's marketing strategy Dos and don'ts of video self-taping of auditions Expanded glossary to include new media and performance capture vocabulary Written from the perspective of working actor and experienced career-guidance teacher Jon S. Robbins, this unique guide will help aspiring actors bridge the gap between training in drama schools and working in the epicentre of the film and television industries.

The Boomers Career Survival Guide

Author : Ken Tanner
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This authoritative guide helps Baby Boomers navigate their way through a host of issues that typically affect careers from the midpoint onward toward retirement. * Comprises ten chapters in three sections: one on changes in the workplace during the Baby Boom years; one on specific challenges Baby Boomers face in their careers; and one on achieving goals, including starting a business and planning for retirement * Presents charts and graphs explaining relevant statistical data * Offers a bibliography of helpful additional sources in print and online

The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

Author : Chris Gore
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Learn the secrets of Sundance, Telluride, Slamdance and over 300 film festivals world-wide in this comprehensive and eye-opening guide. Packed with information, this book reveals how to get a film accepted and what to do after acceptance, from putting together a press kit to putting on a great party to actually closing a deal. Includes chapters on The Players (festival directors, agents, PR pros, acquisition experts and others), The Parties (the single most important event at a festival besides your own screening), and The Politics (networking, how a juror thinks, self-promotion). Also contains complete directory listings of hundreds of film festivals, cross-referenced indices, plus resource appendices for screening rooms, affordable video dub facilities, agents for independent film makers, attorney, public relations firms and travel agents.

The Smart Investor s Survival Guide

Author : Charles Carlson
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For today’s shell-shocked individual investors, financial expert Charles B. Carlson offers hands-on advice on how to survive — and thrive — in a wildly fluctuating market. The economic recession of the past year, followed by the tragedy of September 11, sent a ripple of panic through investors in 2001. The market shed trillions of dollars in wealth, and hundreds of thousands of individual investors suffered substantial financial losses. The volatility we experienced last year was more than a fluke, argues investment expert Charles B. Carlson. With the ongoing changes in the economy, including changes in corporate reporting laws, instant availability of financial information, and the ability to buy and sell stocks with the touch of a keystroke, volatility is here to stay. But volatility isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, Carlson argues, if you know how to weather today stormy markets, investing in them can be very profitable. In The Smart Investor’s Survival Guide, Carlson shows investors how to make volatility work to their advantage. First, he argues, it is critical that investors match their investment style — growth, value, buy and hold — to the kinds of stocks they pick. For long-term investors, Carlson recommends that a portion of their portfolio be invested in what he calls the calm eye of the storm, “easy hold” stocks that have consistent, steady growth, and very low volatility. Even in the terrible market downturn of 2000, when the Nasdaq lost 39 percent of its value and stocks like Lucent and Cisco saw their share price drop by 80 percent or more, a number of investment sectors actually gained in value. The Dow Jones index, minus its technology stocks, broke even. In other words, even in the worst markets, not every stock or sector goes down. Through what he calls the nine essential laws of successful investing in a volatile market, Carlson reveals: • How to diversify the portfolios across stock sectors and investment vehicles • The critical importance of matching one’s investment style — value, growth, buy and hold — to the kinds of stocks one invests in • The importance of “easy hold” — no-brainer stocks — in a portfolio, stocks that will grow 10 to12 percent a year with minimal volatility. Written by one of the most trusted names in the financial community, The Smart Investor’s Survival Guide shows investors how to master today’s turbulent markets, and profit from them.

The Actor s Life

Author : Jenna Fischer
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Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.

Stanley Yelnats Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake

Author : Louis Sachar
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Imagine your misfortune if, like Stanley Yelnats, you found yourself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and interned in Camp Green Lake Correctional Institute. How would you survive? Thoughtfully Louis Sachar has leant his knowledge and expertise to the subject and created this wonderful, quirky, and utterly essential guide to toughing it out in the Texan desert. Spiced with lots of information about the characters in HOLES, as well as lots of do's and don'ts for survival, this is an essential book for all those hundreds of thousands of HOLES' fans.

Booklife Digital Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer

Author : Jeff VanderMeer
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"Helps writers traverse the often difficult journey from first draft to finished product." Publishers Weekly "One of the things that sets VanderMeer apart is his embrace of technology and media" Wired.com The world has changed, and with it the writing life. In addition to crafting a novel or non-fiction work, writers must now consider a slew of "new media" promotion opportunities: blogs, social networks, mini-feeds, and podcasts, to name just a few. Booklife will provide you with the strategic and tactical intel to develop your writing career and thrive in this new environment. It explores questions such as How can authors use social media and the internet? How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, and the book industry? Tips of the trade culled from 25 years of experience as a writer, reviewer, editor, publisher, agent, and blogger are shared. Booklife also includes the feature 'How to Write a Novel in Two Months'. Whether you're a beginning, intermediate, or advanced writer, self-published, published in the independent press, or by large commercial conglomerates, this book will be of value to you and help you achieve your writing goals.

IT Security Survival Guide

Author : TechRepublic
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The ESL ELL Teacher s Survival Guide

Author : Larry Ferlazzo
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A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher?s Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students. Provides research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels Offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and sample student assignments The book?s ESL lessons connect to core standards and technology applications This hands-on resource will give all teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors.

The co parenting survival guide

Author : Elizabeth S. Thayer
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Offers advice for building a co-parent partnership, allowing children to benefit from their own relationships with their parents, discussing communication, conflict resolution, discipline, special events, and new partners.

The Musical Theatre Writer s Survival Guide

Author : David Spencer
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Award-winning musical dramatist and teacher David Spencer provides a guide-to-the-game that helps you negotiate aspects of the musical theatre business and more.

A Paranoid s Ultimate Survival Guide

Author : Patricia Barnes-Svarney
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School Newspaper Adviser s Survival Guide

Author : Patricia Osborn
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Patricia Osborn earned a B.A. in journalism and her teaching credentials from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has taught English, journalism and composition in the Toledo, Ohio, Public Schools where she also served as adviser to several school newspapers and as English Department chair. Before becoming a teacher, Ms. Osborn was a general news reporter on the Marion Star.

A Celebrity Survival Guide

Author : Travis Weimer
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Tips for Respectfully Interacting with Celebrities in Their Natural Habitat. "A celebrity is a person who works all his life to become well known, then wears dark sunglasses to avoid being recognized." Fred Allen Come take a three hour tour that explores America's favorite past time - STAR GAZING! This book explores the wonderful world of celebrity status and highlights some of the difficulties that many fans sometimes forget about. We have studied, witnessed, analyzed and categorized today's hottest celebrities into their various "animal" categories. What's more, we draw clear guidelines on how to respectfully approach your favorite celebrity animal without scaring them away. We outline a step-by-step process on how to get what you want from your star, without looking like an idiot. This book is taking a light approach to what can and has been a serious issue. Although fans are the ones that make celebrities, they are quite often the ones to break them as well. If you are looking for info on America's royalty - "The Celebrity"- then this book will help you experience the star-struck phenomenon first hand. "Two things have really changed my life. Going to jail and reading The Celebrity Survival Guide! To all of you fans out there - get this book and read it! It's HOT!" P.H. "I know that the world is in need of elite units to help eradicate the vast networks of fundamentalist groupies. The Celebrity Survival Guide provides a solid stratigery for successfully overcoming fan terrorism worldwide. Travis & Shalisse - 'Mission Accomplished!" G.W.B "Fans are thoughtless little pigs! I don't give a d**m that you're a fan! The crap you pull on us Celebrities that you would never dream of doing to your mother, and you do it to us constantly over and over again! Well, you've made us feel like s**t for the last time! The Celebrity Survival Guidewill straighten you're a** out!" (Voicemail message left by) A.B. "With The Celebrity Survival Guide, Travis & Shalisse have finally given celebrities a chance to say 'Hasta la Vista' to rude fans everywhere.I encourage all fans to read this book and terminate their bad behaviors! A.S. "The Celebrity Survival Guideis better than my daily CIA briefings!" C.R.

The Fan Survival Guide

Author : Dani Sweet
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The Engineering Student Survival Guide

Author : Krista Donaldson
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Attrition in the Engineering disciplines at all Universities is a huge problem. This text, in its first edition, promised to educate all interested in the Engineering area as a whole. Educators and students bought this book because of their great interest in seeing engineers thrive and made it wildly successful. In this edition more information about engineering careers and the discipline generally is to be included. This practical approach is edging out the voluminous, traditional introduction to engineering books. In this second edition of The Engineering Student Survival Guide, Chapter 2 has been heavily revised with a completely new section entitled, "Ten Tricks of the Old-Timers (Upperclassmen)". Much of the information pertaining to the time before a freshman's first class begins has been deleted. This book is part of the B.E.S.T. (Basic Engineering Series and Tools) Series, which consists of modularized textbooks offering virtually every topic and specialty likely to be of interest to engineers. All the texts boast distinguished authors and the most current content. The goal of this series is to provide the educational community with material that is timely, affordable, of high quality, and flexible in how it is used.

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