Directing the Sitcom

Author: Joel Zwick
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665567
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guided tour of the American situation comedy is given by one of the most prolific directors of the genre. Brooklyn native Joel Zwick began his career in the late 1960s at La MaMa, a New York experimental theater club, before moving to Hollywood to become a successful director during the sitcom's golden age. He describes the 10 steps of sitcom production and outlines the five-day process, from the early "table read" to the final shoot in front of a live audience. Behind-the-scenes anecdotes include personal and professional experiences with actors Tom Hanks, Penny Marshall, Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx, the cast of Full House and many more.

Single Season Sitcoms of the 1990s

Author: Bob Leszczak
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670773
Format: PDF, ePub
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During the "Must See TV" 1990s, Americans enjoyed such immensely popular sitcoms as Friends, Seinfeld, Home Improvement and The Drew Carey Show. Shows that did not make the ratings cut numbered in the hundreds--the emergence of new networks and cable channels airing original programming resulted in a vast increase in short-lived sitcoms over the previous decade. Some of these "flops" were actually quite good and deserved a better fate. The author revisits them--along with the "dramedies" of the day--with detailed entries providing production and broadcast information, along with critical analyses, and recollections by cast and crew members. A subsection highlights sitcoms that returned for an abbreviated second season. Dozens of cast and crew photographs are included.

Girls Like Us

Author: Sheila Weller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416564772
Format: PDF, Docs
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A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct. Carole King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Joni Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Carly Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now mythic sixties generation—female version—but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché. The history of the women of that generation has never been written—until now, through their resonant lives and emblematic songs. Filled with the voices of many dozens of these women's intimates, who are speaking in these pages for the first time, this alternating biography reads like a novel—except it's all true, and the heroines are famous and beloved. Sheila Weller captures the character of each woman and gives a balanced portrayal enriched by a wealth of new information. Girls Like Us is an epic treatment of midcentury women who dared to break tradition and become what none had been before them—confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.

Schr ge Typen

Author: Tom Hanks
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492977715
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ob ein Junge wie Forrest Gump, ein einsamer Schiffbrüchiger oder ein Lehrer, der an Aids erkrankt - der Schauspieler Tom Hanks interessiert sich für besondere Menschen und verkörpert sie auf mitreißende Weise. Eigensinnige, phantasievolle Typen begegnen uns auch in ersten literarischen Stories von Tom Hanks: Eine von ihnen ist Steve Wong, den die Natur mit dem feinsten Ballgefühl der Welt ausgestattet hat, keinesfalls aber über eine Bowlingkarriere nachdenken will. Oder die vier Freunde, die sich eine gebrauchte Raumkapsel besorgen, um mit ihr einmal den Mond zu umrunden. Hobbyastronauten, Heimwerker, Schauspielanfänger und andere Figuren bevölkern Tom Hanks' erstes Buch. Sein genauer Blick und seine große Gabe zu erzählen machen die Lektüre zu einem eben solchen Vergnügen wie seine Filme.

DVD and Video Guide 2005

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345449955
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now in its twentieth edition, a concise guide to the video and DVD market provides in the most recent year's edition more than 400 new entries, a star-based rating system, cast and director indexes, an Academy Award winner list, and more than 18,000 reviews. Simultaneous. 45,000 first printing.

Video Movie Guide 1998

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780345407931
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reviews thousands of movies and rates each film according to a five-star rating system, and features cross-indexing by title, director, and cast.

Video Movie Guide 2001

Author: Mick Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780345420992
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reviews thousands of movies and rates each film according to a five-star rating system, and features cross-indexing by title, director, and cast.

Die Gejagten

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641187109
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unversöhnlich, unerbittlich, unschlagbar: Jack Reacher, der eigenwilligste Ermittler der amerikanischen Thrillerliteratur Jack Reacher betritt den Stützpunkt seiner ehemaligen Einheit bei der Militärpolizei, und ahnt nicht, was ihm bevorsteht. Er ist nach Virginia gereist, um seine Nachfolgerin Major Susan Turner kennenzulernen. Doch wenig später wird klar, was für ein großer Fehler es war, einen Militärstützpunkt zu betreten. Denn wie jeder ehemalige Soldat der USA ist Reacher Reservist. Prompt erhält er seinen Einberufungsbefehl und wird außerdem des Mordes angeklagt und verhaftet. Reacher gelingt die Flucht aus dem Gefängnis, doch seine wichtigste Frage bleibt zunächst ungeklärt: Wer versucht ihn auf diese Weise kaltzustellen?

In die finstere Nacht

Author: Jim Thompson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641072816
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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»Der Tod war da – und er roch gut.« In die finstere Nacht ist eines von Thompsons eindringlichsten Werken: eine gnadenlose Psychostudie über einen Profikiller, der bei seinem letzten Auftrag mehr und mehr die Kontrolle verliert und seinem blutigen Untergang entgegensteuert.

Die Schule der Schauspielkunst

Author: Stella Adler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783894875060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die amerikanische Schauspiellehrerin erläutert ihre Methoden des Erlernes der Schauspielkunst, in deren Zentrum das Begreifen des Wesens der Rolle und der Handlungen steht.