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The Great Movies IV

By Roger Ebert
  • ISBN Code: : 022640403X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Essays from the influential and beloved film critic: “No one has done as much as Ebert to connect the creators of movies with their consumers.”—Richard Corliss, Time Over more than four decades, Roger Ebert built a reputation writing reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times and, later, arguing onscreen with rival Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel, and later Richard Roeper, about the movies they loved and loathed. But Ebert’s wisdom went well beyond a mere thumbs up or thumbs down. The Great Movies IV is the fourth and final collection of Roger Ebert’s essays, comprising sixty-two reviews of films ranging from the silent era to the recent past. From films like The Cabinet of Caligari and Viridiana that have been considered canonical for decades, to movies only recently recognized as masterpieces, to Superman, The Big Lebowski, and Pink Floyd: The Wall, the pieces gathered here demonstrate the critical acumen seen in Ebert’s daily reviews and the more reflective and wide-ranging considerations that the longer format allowed him to offer. Also included are an insightful foreword by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief of the official Roger Ebert website, and a touching introduction by Chaz Ebert. A fitting capstone to a truly remarkable career, The Great Movies IV will introduce newcomers to some of the most exceptional movies ever made, while revealing new insights to connoisseurs.

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  • Pdf File: in-search-of-la-grande-illusion.pdf

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This is an extended analysis of the film, from different perspectives. The first half is largely a discussion of the cinematic technique, with key sequences analyzed shot by shot. The second half approaches the film from many other angles, including its history, the critical reception, Renoir’s life and career, and film theory, e.g., film in relation to music. A case is made that Renoir’s career was inconsistent, especially after La Règle du jeu but also during the 1930s. And rather than emphasizing the humanist, anti-war thrust of La Grande Illusion, the film is approached as a work of art that is deeply expressive cinematically.

180 Days of Language for Kindergarten: Practice, Assess, Diagnose

By Dugan, Christine
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  • Publisher : Shell Education
  • Book Code : 1618132962
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: 180-days-of-language-for-kindergarten.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provide kindergarten students with the right tools to grow their grammar skills. This easy-to-use classroom resource is correlated to state and national standards and provides teachers and parents with daily practice in punctuation, capitalization, parts of speech, and spelling. Featuring 180 quick, diagnostic-based activities, data-driven assessment tips, and digital resources including pdfs of the activity sheets, and assessments, kindergarteners will be gaining grammar skills in no time!

Charlie Chan at the Movies

By Ken Hanke
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 9780786486618
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: charlie-chan-at-the-movies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From his primitive nonseries beginnings through the well known Fox series of 44 films (1931-1949), here is the complete history of famous film detective Charlie Chan. The films are presented in chronological order, with full cast and credits, synopses and evaluations. Biographical details on the three most famous screen Chans--Warner Oland, Sidney Toler, and Roland Winters--and background information on series directors and supporting players, insights into the making of the films, and the full story of the abrupt halt in 1949 as well as an array of the detective's aphorisms (or Chan-o-grams) are included. Numerous photos throughout.

Nazarene Commentary

By Mark Heber Miller
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 145683732X
  • Total of Pages : 663
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: nazarene-commentary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At my birth in Norfolk, Virginia September 24, 1938 my mother June prayed I would become a teacher or minister. Now at 72 years of age - after 45 years as a pastor, teacher and missionary - I can thank her for her prayers for they were fulfilled beyond her most hopeful dreams. I look back on 60 years of Biblical studies beginning when I first completed reading the King James Bible at the age of 12. I have been in love with the Scriptures – and reading/writing in general – and always wanted to publish a new edition of the New Testament.

How the Heart Develops

By Donald Fischman
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  • Publisher : Biota Publishing
  • Book Code : 1615040013
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: how-the-heart-develops.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With possible exception of the atomic clock, the heart may be the most perfect machine ever devised. How it develops from a simple embryonic tube is a fascinating story of biology and lends a great deal of insight into the source of heart defects that affect children and adults alike. Central to this entire lecture is the fact that the fetus resides in an aquatic environment. Oxygenated blood arrives from the placenta and deoxygenated returns to the placenta. The lungs play no role in delivering oxygen or removing carbon dioxide to or from the circulation. Thus, the fetus mainly (but not exclusively) requires a three-chambered heart rather than the fourchambered heart that we are all familiar with. This resembles fish circulation in which blood leaves the heart into an aortic sac from which emanate the aortic arches that deliver blood to the gills, where it is oxygenated and CO2 is removed. Blood then goes to the dorsal aortae for nourishing the body tissues. In a fish there is no need for a four-chambered heart, since fish do not use lungs to aerate the blood or remove CO2. Although the fetus lacks gills and still develops a four-chambered heart, much of fetal circulatory physiology depends on a "quasi-three-chambered circulation" that bypasses the pulmonary circulation. Upon birth, this "aquatic" circulation must change within minutes to permit lung function. The topics to follow trace how this circulation develops and how it changes upon birth. Table of Contents: Fetal and Embryonic Hematopoiesis / Formation of the Precardiac Mesoderm and Fate Mapping During Gastrulation / Tubular Heart / Cardiac Looping / Pericardial Cavity / Endocardial Cushions / Atrial Septation / Ventricular Septation / Partitioning of the Bulbus Cordis and Truncus Arteriosus / Conducting System / Cell Lineages During Heart Development / Circulation at Term and Changes upon Birth / Recommended Readings

Positioning Art Cinema

By Geoff King
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786725568
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: positioning-art-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Art cinema occupies a space in the film landscape that is accorded a particular kind of value. From films that claim the status of harsh realism to others which embody aspects of the tradition of modernism or the poetic, art cinema encompasses a variety of work from across the globe. But how is art cinema positioned in the film marketplace, or by critics and in academic analysis? Exactly what kinds of cultural value are attributed to films of this type and how can this be explained? This book offers a unique analysis of how such processes work, including the broader cultural basis of the appeal of art cinema to particular audiences. Geoff King argues that there is no single definition of art cinema, but a number of distinct and recurrent tendencies are identified. At one end of the spectrum are films accorded the most 'heavyweight' status, offering the greatest challenges to viewers. Others mix aspects of art cinema with more accessible dimensions such as uses of popular genre frameworks and 'exploitation' elements involving explicit sex and violence. Including case studies of key figures such as Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodóvar and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this is a crucial contribution to understanding both art cinema itself and the discourses through which its value is established.

Screened Out

By Richard Barrios
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134001789
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: screened-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives have shaped the Big Screen. Spanning popular American cinema from the 1900s until today, distinguished film historian Richard Barrios presents a rich, compulsively readable analysis of how Hollywood has used and depicted gays and the mixed signals it has given us: Marlene in a top hat, Cary Grant in a negligee, a pansy cowboy in The Dude Wrangler. Such iconoclastic images, Barrios argues, send powerful messages about tragedy and obsession, but also about freedom and compassion, even empowerment. Mining studio records, scripts, drafts (including cut scenes), censor notes, reviews, and recollections of viewers, Barrios paints our fullest picture yet of how gays and lesbians were portrayed by the dream factory, warning that we shouldn't congratulate ourselves quite so much on the progress movies - and the real world -- have made since Stonewall. Captivating, myth-breaking, and funny, Screened Out is for all film aficionados and for anyone who has sat in a dark movie theater and drawn strength and a sense of identity from what they saw on screen, no matter how fleeting or coded.