From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).
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This combination Notebook journal helps readers strategize their lives and increase their performance via writing prompts, self-assessments. This spectacularly designed Ruled notebook is a wonderful multi-purpose: This is a lined composition notebook journals, jotting down thoughts, ideas and writing notes. The size of paper is 8.5 by 11 inches; this notebook is durable to withstand any activities and adventures. The lined paper is made with 60lb - 90 GSM paper to prevent ink leakage. The notebook is comparable to a letter-sized notebook. Specifications: - Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" (Letter Size) - Layout: Lined Composition Paper - Cover: Soft, matte laminated paperback cover - Paper Color: White - Pages: 100 - Made with passion, love and inspirations for motivating the owner in positive ways. The Benefits of Keeping a Journal or Diary Improve your writing. If you have ever wanted to practice or improve your writing, the best thing to do is write. Inspire creativity. Everyone is creative. If you don't think you are, then maybe you haven't tried. Your journal is a place to write down anything that comes to mind. The crazier the idea, the better. Let your imagination wander to the farthest parts of your mind and record the journey. Brainstorm ideas more effectively. The benefits of journal writing are that you are able to keep all of your ideas in one place, no matter how all over the place they may be. Feel free to jot down whatever pops into your head and let your mind wander. Stay organized. Diaries help keep your thoughts organized and comprehensible. You can record daily musings, the feelings you had about a certain experience or the opinions you had about a specific event. Reduce stress. Writing down your feelings acts as a release and can be very cleansing. If you are able to put your anxieties, frustrations and pains on paper, then you are less likely to harbor them inside, which creates stress. Allow yourself to self-reflect. To quote Ferris Bueller, "Life moves
This text on public speaking provides examples and a balance of theory and skills. It leads students through the process of learning how to speak publicly, providing guidelines and illustrations of key concepts.
- Author : Halford Ross Ryan
- Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
- Release Date : 1992
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 244
- ISBN : PSU:000020740023
Graduation is a high moment in everyone's life. It's a time to enjoy one's accomplishments and to anticipate what lies ahead. Knowing this, the best commencement speakers fill their speeches with advice and encouragement regarding the future, while sharing keys essential to living life well and finishing strong. Graduate Moments is a powerful collection of statements from well-known speakers who share the inspirations and wisdom graduates need to launch out to fulfill the next stage of their lives.
A collection of the very best in classic and contemporary writings, mixing short stories, poetry, inspiring speeches and quotes, and humorous insights on the fine-but not lost-art of reading. Jack London, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Shakespeare, Edgar Alan Poe, The Holy Bible and other inspired texts, bound in leather, with 4-color cover onlay, rough cut edges, gold foil, silky ribbon marker, raised hubs on spine-perfect as gift or self-purchase.
A simple day-by-day program with practical guidance and insight to becoming an even better mother. Women learn healthy ways of living, how to nurture each child, establish a support network, and identify mentors and role models who can help them become the mothers they aspire to be.
This text discusses the nature and application of the principles of human communication. It addresses both interpersonal and mass communication, and explores critical similarities and differences between animal and human communication. The first eight chapters provide students with a strong foundation of the concepts and research-supported theories. The second half of the book uses this foundation to focus on practical applications including influencing others, coping with conflicts and speaking before a group.
This work presents an exploration of the representation of youth in American culture, focusing on familiar literary film and television texts set within a framework of ideas drawn from cultural and social theory.
Winning Words is a collection of three volumes of quotes by Allen Klein. Klein is a motivational speaker and author who believes strongly in the way words can influence how we feel mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Presents a collection of fifteen short science fiction stories written in 2005 by a number of noted authors including Michael Swanwick, Tom Purdom, and Susan Palwick.
Some of the freshest, most powerful writing of the last few decades has been done for film. Now, Contemporary Movie Monologues collects a wide range of pieces from American screenplays produced during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including some of the most unforgettable dramatic and comic speeches in the history of cinema.You'll find a great variety of roles from films that range from Academy award–winners to box office smashes to cult classics, including: The Manchurian Candidate Platoon Harold and Maude Broadcast News Jaws Fatal Attraction Blade Runner Ferris Bueller's Day Off All of Me The Whales of August Kiss of the Spider Woman Bull Durham Contemporary Movie Monologues also provides a detailed Table of Contents that specifies age and gender of character, and genre (drama, seriocomedy, or comedy) so that you can quickly find a monologue that suits your need.MARISA SMITH is the Owner and Publisher of Smith and Kraus, a leading publisher of theater books since 1990. She has edited many books for Smith and Kraus and is the author/playwright of “Book Group” and “The Devine Comedy”, recently presented at Eclipse Grange theater by Signal and Noise Productions.