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The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines

by Shohreh Aghdashloo

Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her remarkable personal journey--from a childhood in the Shahs Iran to the red carpets of Hollywood--in this dazzling memoir of family, faith, revolution, and hope. Enchanted by the movies she watched while growing up in affluent Tehran in the 1950s and 60s, Shohreh Aghdashloo dreamed of becoming an actress despite her parents more practical plans. When she fell in love and married her husband, Aydin, a painter twelve years her senior, she made him promise hed allow her to follow her passion. The first years of her marriage were magical. As Shohreh began to build a promising career, Aydin worked at the royal offices as an art director while exhibiting his paintings in Tehran. But in 1979 revolution swept Iran, toppling the Shah and installing an Islamic republic under the Ayatollah Khomeini. Alarmed by the stifling new restrictions on women and art, Shohreh made the bold and dangerous decision to escape the new regime and her home country. Leaving her family and the man she loved behind, she fled in a covert journey to Europe and eventually to Los Angeles. In this moving, deeply personal memoir, Shohreh shares her story: it is a tale of privilege and affluence, pain and prejudice, tenacity and success. She writes poignantly about her struggles as an outsider in a for-eign culture--as a woman, a Muslim, and an Iranian--adapting to a new land and a new language. She shares behind-the-scenes stories about what its really like to be a Hollywood actress--including being snubbed by two of Tinseltowns biggest names on Oscar night. Lyrical and atmospheric, The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines is a powerful story of ambition, art, politics, terror, and courage--of an extraordinary woman determined to live her dreams.

Gallo de día murciélago de noche: Momentos únicos, anécdotas y experiencias en carretera

by Toni Aguilar Dani Moreno Xavi Rodríguez

El mágico mundo de la radio ¿Quién no se sentiría orgulloso de levantarse un lunes sabiendo que lo que hace puede cambiar la vida de alguien para mejor? Dani Moreno, radioDJ de Máxima FM, pagaría por ir a trabajar cada día a la radio porque no puede vivir sin ella. En Gallo de día# murciélago de noche encontraremos sus veinte años de carrera como locutor y como DJ. Lo que le ha sucedido delante y detrás de un micrófono, en el escenario, en el estudio, durante las entrevistas a personajes famosos, en el backstage, en la producción, en la publicidad, en las cabinas, en los hoteles, durante los viajes, en los programas en directo, de clubbing. Anécdotas y experiencias diurnas y nocturnas, los oyentes, los mejores DJ del mundo y el reconocimiento: el premio Ondas. Un libro divertido repleto de momentos radiofónicos estelares y sesiones de infarto que surge de la pasión por la música, lleno de positivismo y energía, en el que el Gallo Máximo te cuenta cómo se hizo realidadsu sueño. Una experiencia de lectura interactiva en la que los lectores más marchosos pueden disfrutar -a través de códigos QR- de vídeos en exclusiva, videoclips y de los momentos memorables de Dani Moreno.

Making Radio: A practical guide to working in radio in the digital age

by Steve Ahern

'The distilled wisdom and passion of top practitioners makes this an invaluable guide to making radio in Australia.' - Siobhan McHugh, award-winning radio feature producer and lecturer, University of Wollongong'a very useful hands-on guide to radio production in Australia' - Gail Phillips, Associate Professor of Journalism, Murdoch University'Making Radio has been a core text for all our radio courses since it was written. It covers everything form the basics you need to know when you begin your radio career, to high level skills required for career advancement.' - Kim Becherand, AFTRS Radio DivisionMaking radio programs gets into your blood: it's one of the most stimulating jobs in the world, in a fast-moving industry, at the cutting edge of digital technology.Making Radio is a practical guide for anyone who wants to learn how to make good radio in the era of Radio 2.0. It examines the key roles in radio: announcing, presenting, research, copywriting, producing, marketing and promotions. It also outlines what is involved in creating different types of radio programs: news and current affairs, music, talkback, comedy and WC features, as well as legal and regulatory constraints.With contributions from industry experts, the third edition reflects the impact of digital radio, including multi-platform delivery, listener databases, social media and online marketing. It also examines how radio stations have reinvented their business models to accommodate the rapid changes in communications and listener expectations.

War Movies and Economics: Lessons from Hollywood’s Adaptations of Military Conflict (Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series)

by Laura J. Ahlstrom

War Movies and Economics: Lessons from Hollywood’s Adaptations of Military Conflict applies ongoing research in the relatively new genre of economics in popular media to Hollywood’s war movies. Whether inadvertently or purposefully, these movies provide numerous examples of how economic principles often play an important role in military conflict. The authors of the chapters included in this edited collection work to illustrate economics lessons portrayed in adaptations such as Band of Brothers, Conspiracy, The Dirty Dozen, Dunkirk, Memphis Belle, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Spartacus, Stalag 17, and Valkyrie. Aspects of these stories show how key economic principles of scarcity, limited resources, and incentives play important roles in military conflict. The movies also provide an avenue for discussion of the economics of public goods provision, the modern economic theory of bureaucracy, and various game-theoretic concepts such as strategic moves and commitment devices. Where applicable, lessons from closely related fields such as management are also provided. This book is ideal reading for students of economics looking for an approachable route to understanding basic principles of economics and game theory. It is also accessible to amateur and professional historians, and any reader interested in popular culture as it relates to television, movies, and military history.

Rock & Roll Jihad

by Salman Ahmad

Memoir by a Pakistani doctor, Moslem rock star, and UN Ambassador, who embarks on a quest to unite the Western world and Islam through music.

RoboCop (Constellations)

by Omar Ahmed

RoboCop was Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's first American film, and was both a commercial and (surprise) critical hit on release in 1987. Marking its thirtieth anniversary, this volume explores the film from a variety of critical approaches, including re-reading RoboCop as a Western; the neo-fascist corporatization of the human body; satire, late-Reagan America and the rise of neo-liberalism; resurrection, death, and the figure of the cyborg in science fiction; and the legacy of the film across American cinema and within Verhoeven's own body of work, which includes Total Recall and Starship Troopers, both of which develop further ideological interests about American culture. "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

Studying Indian Cinema (Auteur)

by Omar Ahmed

This book traces the historical evolution of Indian cinema through a number of key decades. The book is made up of 14 chapters with each chapter focusing on one key film, the chosen films analysed in their wider social, political and historical context whilst a concerted engagement with various ideological strands that underpin each film is also evident. In addition to exploring the films in their wider contexts, the author analyses selected sequences through the conceptual framework common to both film and media studies. This includes a consideration of narrative, genre, representation, audience and mise-en-scene. The case studies run chronologically from Awaara (The Vagabond, 1951) to The Elements Trilogy: Water (2005) and include films by such key figures as Satyajit Ray (The Lonely Wife), Ritwick Ghatak (Cloud Capped Star), Yash Chopra (The Wall) and Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!).

Scrabble Word-Building Book

by Saleem Ahmed

Want to outsmart, outwit, and outplay your Scrabble® opponents? Usingthe completely revised and updated The Scrabble® Word-BuildingBook, you can! This essential strategy guide shows you how to buildon your opponents' words and become a master of this classic game. For novice players and expert wordsmiths alike, this helpful referenceincludes: A handy list of the 94 two-letter words sure to pile on the points Over 800 three-letter words -- 550 of which can be formed fromtwo-letter words All eight-letter words that can be formed from seven-letter words Every word up to seven letters you can play!To increase your word-building power and achieve the highest score,keep The Scrabble® Word-Building Book at your fingertips -- and beatyour opponent every time!

The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalization

by Soojeong Ahn

This book provides a political and cultural exploration of the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea since its inception in 1996. By paying a particular attention to the organizers' use of an Asian regionalization strategy, SooJeong Ahn reveals how the festival staked out a unique and influential position within a rapidly changing global landscape. Very little primary empirical research has been conducted to date on non-Western film festivals, though PIFF and Tokyo and Hong Kong have swiftly grown more exciting and influential as testing grounds for global cinema innovations. The initiation, development and growth of PIFF should be understood as resulting from productive tensions in the festival's efforts to serve local, regional and national constituencies. The book also reflects the complexities of rapid transformation in the South Korean film industry as it has reached out to the global market since the late 1990s. SooJeong Ahn worked for the Pusan International Film Festival between 1998 and 2002 and has completed a Ph. D. on film festivals at the University of Nottingham. Her recent publications include "Re-imagining the Past: Programming South Korean Retrospectives at PIFF," in Film International (Vol. 6, 2008), "Placing South Korean Cinema into Pusan International Film Festival: Programming Strategy in the Global/Local Context," in What a Difference a Region Makes: Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in North-East Asia (2009); "Re-mapping Asian Cinema: The Tenth Anniversary of PIFF in 2005" in Cinemas, Identities and Beyond (2010). "In only a decade, the Pusan International Film Festival has gone from its first edition to becoming not only the leading film festival in East Asia, but also one of the world's most important. SooJeong Ahn tells this exciting story for the first time in her groundbreaking book. Her detailed analysis of the reasons for PIFF's success and the direction it has taken is full of fascinating insight and pioneers a new direction in East Asian Cinema Studies. " -- Chris Berry, Goldsmiths, University of London "Ahn's work on the Pusan International Film Festival is the first and the definitive scholarly monograph appearing in English on this key film festival in the East Asian region. With hands-on knowledge and through extensive interviews, Ahn illuminates the dynamics of the national, the regional and the global. Like the great films shown at the festival, this book is not to be missed!"-- Jinhee Choi, King's College London

Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life: An Inspirational Memoir

by Clay Aiken

In Learning to Sing, Clay Aiken tells the story of how his faith was integral to him learning valuable life lessons during his meteoric rise from life as an aspiring educator in Raleigh, North Carolina to instant stardom on "American Idol. " Clay's advice is 1) Believe in yourself, 2) Believe in God, and 3) Be really stubborn. This personal relationship with God is key to personal success, as Clay has witnessed in real life experiences. When asked to "dirty up" his lyrics to increase sales, he resisted -- and has sold more than 3 million albums. He refuses to make videos placing him in inappropriate situations, and considers his relationship with God the most valuable in his life. Learning to Sing is an account of Clay Aiken's extraordinary faith and will and perseverance, and an inspiring memoir by someone who became -- against all odds -- one of the biggest pop stars of his time.

Learning to Sing

by Clay Aiken

In Learning to Sing, Clay Aiken tells the story of how his faith was integral to him learning valuable life lessons during his meteoric rise from life as an aspiring educator in Raleigh, North Carolina to instant stardom on "American Idol." Clay's advice is 1) Believe in yourself, 2) Believe in God, and 3) Be really stubborn. This personal relationship with God is key to personal success, as Clay has witnessed in real life experiences. When asked to "dirty up" his lyrics to increase sales, he resisted-and has sold more than 3 million albums. He refuses to make videos placing him in inappropriate situations, and considers his relationship with God the most valuable in his life. Learning to Sing is an account of Clay Aiken's extraordinary faith and will and perseverance, and an inspiring memoir by someone who became-against all odds-one of the biggest pop stars of his time.

Mice & Mendelson: Stories

by Joan Aiken Babette Cole

The hilarious adventures of an elderly pony named Mr. Mendelson and his 2 piano-playing field mice friends In a wild, remote place called Midnight Park, there lives an elderly Orkney pony named Mr. Mendelson. He is only 3 feet tall, is black all over, and has a big, handsome head. For years, Mendelson has been ridden by Sam, who is now old enough to go away to boarding school. But before he leaves, Sam asks his grandfather to buy Mendelson a piano. Not for Mendelson, because everyone knows horses can't play the piano, but for Mendelson's friends Gertrude and Bertha--2 talented field mice who were taught to play by a musician who lives in the park. Delighted when the piano is placed under a large oak tree, the mice promise Mendelson a concert at 6 p.m. every night. With 7 enchanting tales, Mice & Mendelson takes readers into the rich world of these farmyard friends. In 1 story, the old pony gets a bad case of the hiccups. In another, he learns to tell time with the help of Gertrude and Bertha, who wind his watch every day. In further adventures, Mendelson saves the moon from drowning in the pond and the village Christmas trees from being stolen. But what Mendelson really wants is to learn how to fly, and surprisingly his wish almost comes true--no thanks to the wicked ways of the scheming gipsy Dan Sligo! This ebook features illustrations by Babette Cole and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author's estate.

The Chocolate Voyage (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

by Dave Aikins Tish Rabe

When the Cat in the Hat eats Nick's last piece of chocolate, the gang visits the Forest of Coco-a-licious to learn to make their own. There they discover that chocolate is made from cocoa beans which grow on trees--and that the raw beans actually taste pretty awful! Undeterred, the gang help harvest, dry, and roast the beans, separate the cocoa butter and liquids, and cook the mixture with sugar to make the sweet confection we all know and love. A perfectly tasty read for any time of the year, The Chocolate Voyage is ideal for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween--any time chocolate is on the menu! Fans of the hit PBS Kids' television show The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About That! will gobble this one up!

A Very Crabby Christmas (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

by Dave Aikins Tish Rabe

The Cat in the Hat has just received a special invitation! He and Sally and Nick have been invited to Mervin the Crab's Crab Christmas Ball on Christmas Island. But soon after the Thinga-ma-jigger lands on the island, chaos ensues when Crab Nine (aka Sandy) goes missing. Is Sandy lost or injured? Will the ball go on as planned? Only readers of the book will find out! Loosly adapted from the one-hour prime-time PBS Kids special--The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!--this $3.99 Little Golden Book arrives just in time for the holidays and makes a perfect gift.

Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge

by Becky Aikman

A lively and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of history's most controversial and influential movies, drawing on exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.“You’ve always been crazy,” says Louise to Thelma, shortly after she locks a police officer in the trunk of his car. “This is just the first chance you’ve had to express yourself.” In 1991, Thelma & Louise, the story of two outlaw women on the run from their disenchanted lives, was a revelation. Suddenly, a film in which women were, in every sense, behind the wheel. It turned the tables on Hollywood, instantly becoming a classic, and continues to electrify audiences as a cultural statement of defiance. But if the film’s place in history now seems certain, at the time its creation was a long shot. Only through sheer hard work and more than a little good luck did the script end up in the hands of the brilliant English filmmaker Ridley Scott, who saw its huge potential. With Scott on board, a team willing to challenge the odds came together—including the stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon and a fresh-faced up-and-coming actor named Brad Pitt, as well as legends like actor Harvey Keitel, composer Hans Zimmer, and old-school studio chief Alan Ladd Jr.—to create one of the most controversial movies of all time. But before icons like Davis and Sarandon got involved, Thelma & Louise was just an idea in the head of Callie Khouri, a thirty-year-old music video production manager, who was fed up with working behind the scenes on sleazy sets. At four a.m. one night, sitting in her car outside the ramshackle bungalow in Santa Monica that she shared with two friends, she had a vision: two women on a crime spree, fleeing their dull and tedious lives—lives like hers—in search of a freedom they had never before been able to realize. But in the late 1980s, Hollywood was dominated by men, both on the screen and behind the scenes. The likelihood of a script by an unheard-of screenwriter starring two women in lead roles actually getting made was remote. But Khouri had one thing going for her—she was so inexperienced she didn't really know she would be attempting the nigh impossible. In Off the Cliff, Becky Aikman tells the full extraordinary story behind this feminist sensation, which crashed through barricades and upended convention. Drawing on 130 exclusive interviews with the key players from this remarkable cast of actors, writers, and filmmakers, Aikman tells an inspiring and important underdog story about creativity, the magic of cinema, and the unjust obstacles that women in Hollywood continue to face to this day.

Starring Jules #1: Starring Jules (As Herself) (Starring Jules #1)

by Beth Ain

Lights! Camera! Action! A hilarious chapter book debut from a fabulous new talent!<P> Things to Know About Me<P> by Jules Bloom<P> 1. I am a scrambled-eggs-and-chocolate-milk type person.<P> 2. I have an audition for a TV commercial (which would be great if I were a tall-icy-drink type person.)<P> 3. I am in between best friends right now.<P> 4. I am worried that the audition will be a disaster. (See #1 and #3!)<P> Jules doesn't want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she's willing to turn to anyone for help--even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up....

Starring Jules #2: Starring Jules (in drama-rama) (Starring Jules #2)

by Beth Ain

Jules is back starring in another hilarious chapter book! Things I Didn't Know About Being on TV by Jules Bloom 1. Shooting a pilot does not mean what you think it means. 2. On TV, people live in mansions and have drivers! 3. You get to completely change who you are, which everyone but me thinks I can do. 4. You might have to miss the moving up play at school, which no one but me cares about. When Jules lands a role on a new TV show, she gets stuck choosing between taking part in her class moving up ceremony at school and shooting a sitcom. And that's only half the drama! With a quiet best friend who won't ever hoot and holler and an ex-best friend who may be moving to the burbs, Jules's insides are all mixed-up. She'll need a little bit of nerve and a whole lot of pizzazz if she wants to make it through the last month of second grade without turning into a drama queen!

Starring Jules #2: Starring Jules (in drama-rama)

by Beth Ain

Jules is back starring in another hilarious chapter book!<P> Things I Didn't Know About Being on TV<P> by Jules Bloom<P> 1. Shooting a pilot does not mean what you think it means.<P> 2. On TV, people live in mansions and have drivers!<P> 3. You get to completely change who you are, which everyone but me thinks I can do.<P> 4. You might have to miss the moving up play at school, which no one but me cares about. <P> When Jules lands a role on a new TV show, she gets stuck choosing between taking part in her class moving up ceremony at school and shooting a sitcom. And that's only half the drama! <P> With a quiet best friend who won't ever hoot and holler and an ex-best friend who may be moving to the burbs, Jules's insides are all mixed-up. She'll need a little bit of nerve and a whole lot of pizzazz if she wants to make it through the last month of second grade without turning into a drama queen!

Starring Jules #3: Starring Jules (super-secret spy girl) (Starring Jules #3)

by Beth Ain

Lights! Camera! Action! Jules is back to take center stage!<P> School is out, and Jules is hitting the road! She's off to Montreal where she'll film her first ever movie, The Spy in the Attic. But that means no friends around on her birthday and no birthday party. And with only a hockey player and diva starlet as cast mates in a town where no one speaks her language, Jules is feeling awfully lonely. Good thing her best friend Elinor is sending super-secret spy missions to keep Jules busy. With a little stealth and a whole lot of gumption, she just might be able to turn her bummer summer into a blockbuster.

Starring Jules #4: Starring Jules (third grade debut) (Starring Jules #4)

by Beth Ain

Lights! Camera! Action! Jules is back to take center stage! Jules is a third grader at last! But so far, the reviews aren't good. Her new teacher makes her feel totally tongue-tied. Charlotte shows up on the first day wearing the one thing Jules really wants but will never get. And she already has homework-researching a famous person to become for the class wax museum project. But how will she decide who to be? Even worse, her after-school sitcom rehearsals are harder than ever-especially since the TV show is about to air for all the world to see. Jules needs to find her inner superstar if third grade is ever going to be a smash hit.

Starring Jules #4: Starring Jules (third grade debut)

by Beth Ain

Lights! Camera! Action! Jules is back to take center stage!<P> Jules is a third grader at last! But so far, the reviews aren't good. Her new teacher makes her feel totally tongue-tied. Charlotte shows up on the first day wearing the one thing Jules really wants but will never get. And she already has homework-researching a famous person to become for the class wax museum project. But how will she decide who to be? <P> Even worse, her after-school sitcom rehearsals are harder than ever-especially since the TV show is about to air for all the world to see. Jules needs to find her inner superstar if third grade is ever going to be a smash hit.

The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

by Jennifer L. Airey

The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage is the first full-length study to examine representations of sexual violence on the Restoration stage. By reading theatrical depictions of sexual violence alongside political tracts, propaganda pamphlets, and circulating broadsides, this study argues that authors used dramatic representations of rape to respond to and engage with late-century upheavals in British political culture. Beginning with an examination of rape scenes in English Civil War propaganda, The Politics of Rape argues that Roundhead authors described acts of rape and atrocity to demonize their enemies, the Irish, the Catholics, and the Cavaliers. After the Restoration, propagandists and playwrights on each side of every political conflict would follow suit, altering the rhetoric of sexual violence in response to each new moment of political upheaval: The Restoration of Charles II, the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars, the Popish Plot, the Exclusion Crisis, the Glorious Revolution, and the accession of William and Mary. The study offers an intensive look at British propaganda culture, gathering together a wealth of understudied pamphlet texts, and identifying a series of stock figures that recur throughout the century: The demonic Irishman, sexually violent villain of the 1641 Irish Rebellion tracts; the debauched Cavalier, the secretly Catholic royalist rapist; the poisonous Catholic bride, the malignant consort who encourages the rapes of Protestant women; the cannibal father, the evil patriarch who rapes his daughters-in-laws before ingesting his own sons as a symbol of monarchical overreach; and the ravished monarch, the male rape victim whose sexual violation protests his political disenfranchisement. The study also traces the appearance of these figures on the British stage, examining well-known works by Dryden, Rochester, Behn, Lee, and Shadwell, alongside lesser-known plays by Orrery, Howard, Settle, Crowne, Ravenscroft, Pix, Cibber, and Brady. The Politics of Rape thus offers a new method for understanding of the geo-political implications of theatrical sexual violence. Published by University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

by Jennifer L. Airey

The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage is the first full-length study to examine representations of sexual violence on the Restoration stage. By reading theatrical depictions of sexual violence alongside political tracts, propaganda pamphlets, and circulating broadsides, this study argues that authors used dramatic representations of rape to respond to and engage with late-century upheavals in British political culture. Beginning with an examination of rape scenes in English Civil War propaganda, The Politics of Rape argues that Roundhead authors described acts of rape and atrocity to demonize their enemies, the Irish, the Catholics, and the Cavaliers. After the Restoration, propagandists and playwrights on each side of every political conflict would follow suit, altering the rhetoric of sexual violence in response to each new moment of political upheaval: The Restoration of Charles II, the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars, the Popish Plot, the Exclusion Crisis, the Glorious Revolution, and the accession of William and Mary. The study offers an intensive look at British propaganda culture, gathering together a wealth of understudied pamphlet texts, and identifying a series of stock figures that recur throughout the century: The demonic Irishman, sexually violent villain of the 1641 Irish Rebellion tracts; the debauched Cavalier, the secretly Catholic royalist rapist; the poisonous Catholic bride, the malignant consort who encourages the rapes of Protestant women; the cannibal father, the evil patriarch who rapes his daughters-in-laws before ingesting his own sons as a symbol of monarchical overreach; and the ravished monarch, the male rape victim whose sexual violation protests his political disenfranchisement. The study also traces the appearance of these figures on the British stage, examining well-known works by Dryden, Rochester, Behn, Lee, and Shadwell, alongside lesser-known plays by Orrery, Howard, Settle, Crowne, Ravenscroft, Pix, Cibber, and Brady. The Politics of Rape thus offers a new method for understanding of the geo-political implications of theatrical sexual violence. Published by University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

A Theatre in my Mind

by James Aitchison Reg James

Radio drama is often called the "theatre of the mind", wherein a listener's imagination is stimulated by voices, sounds, and music to create mental imagery as real as any bricks-and-mortar theatre. Reg James spent a lifetime in the thick of Australian radio drama. Rising through the ranks at Grace Gibson Radio Productions -- from despatch boy to general manager -- he takes us behind the scenes into the fascinating world of broadcasting from the 1930s to the present day. The great shows, the magic voices, the pure drama of putting shows to air -- Reg shares his secrets and stories in this amazing journey back in time to a lost era. With co-author James Aitchison, Reg invites you to join him in this unique theatre. Essential reading for anyone who enjoyed listening to radio serials, and for those fascinated by Australian radio. Authors of Yes, Miss Gibson, the biography of Grace Gibson.

The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film

by Ian Aitken

The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumière brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). Previously published in three volumes, entries have been edited and updated for the new, concise edition and three new entries have been added on: India, China and Africa. The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film: Discusses individual films and filmmakers including little-known filmmakers from countries such as India, Bosnia, China and others Examines the documentary filmmaking traditions within nations and regions, or within historical periods in places such as Iran, Brazil, Portugal, and Japan Explores themes, issues, and representations in documentary film including human rights, modernism, homosexuality, and World War I, as well as types of documentary film such as newsreels and educational films Elaborates on production companies, organizations, festivals, and institutions such as the American Film Institute, Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board, Hot Docs (Toronto), and the World Union of Documentary Describes styles, techniques, and technical issues such as animation, computer imaging, editing techniques, IMAX, music, and spoken commentary Bringing together all aspects of documentary film, this accessible concise edition provides an invaluable resource for both scholars and students. With film stills from key films, this resource provides the decisive entry point into the history of an art form.

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