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Spike Lee's Gotta Have It: Inside Guerilla Filmmaking
Spike Lee - 1987
Shot on a shoe-string budget of $175,000 in black-and-white 16mm, the film was made with Spike Lee's persistence and talent plus the help of family and friends. It grossed $8 million at the box office and proved to be a major hit with both critics and audiences. Now Spike Lee reveals how he did it, mapping out the entire creative and production processes-from early notebook jottings to film festival awards. Spike Lee's Gotta Have It is a unique document in film literature - it's funny, absorbing, and fresh as the hit film itself.
Betty Crocker Ultimate Bisquick Cookbook
Betty Crocker - 2008
Inside, you'll find lots of terrific ideas for breakfasts, dinners, desserts and more, including:* Satisfying Breakfasts: from Spicy Pumpkin Pancakes to Banana-Nut Waffles and Cheesy Chile and Egg Bake* Comforting Casseroles: from Philly Beef Squares to Fajita Chicken Pot Pie and Louisiana-Style Shrimp Casserole* 30-Minute Dinners: from Barbecue Beef Cheese Melts to Buffalo-Style Chicken Nuggets and Turkey Cornbread Tostadas* Delightful Heart Smart Dinners for Two: from Curried Country Chicken to Fall Pork Dinner and Santa Fe Foldover* Impossibly Easy Pies and Pizzas: from Impossibly Easy Sloppy Joe Pie to Impossibly Easy Quesadilla Pie and Bewitched Double-Crust Cheese Pizza* Delicious Desserts: from Frosted Chocolate Malt Cupcakes to Impossibly Easy Toffee Bar Cheesecake and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip BarsYou also get tips on perfecting Bisquick favorites like pancakes, muffins and biscuits as well as a brief history of Bisquick over the decades. With more than double the number of recipes found in any other Bisquick cookbook along with over 100 tempting colorphotographs, this is truly the Ultimate Bisquick Cookbook!
Central America: On a Shoestring
Robert Reid - 2004
Whatever your passion, Central America is jam-packed with possibilities. Written by experts who travel on your budget, this guide lets you go further, stay longer, and pay less for the adventure of a lifetime. The countries covered in this guide are: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, and also part of MexicoQuintana Roo, the Yucatan, and Chiapas states.Explore It Allin-depth coverage of all seven Central American nations, plus Mexico's Yucatan and Chiapas.Find Your Way120 user-friendly maps plus detailed bus schedules and crucial border-crossing information.Rest Easylodging and restaurants that offer bang for your buck...plus the occasional splurge.Talk The Talkcomprehensive Language, Culture and Conduct sections keep you street-smart and clued-in. Who We Are At Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travelers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large. What We Do We offer travelers the world's richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages. We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.When we update our guidebooks, we check every listing, in person, every time. We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent. We challenge our growing community of travelers; leading debate anddiscussion about travel and the world. We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travelers; not clouded by any other motive. What We Believe We believe that travel leads to a deeper cultural understanding and compassion and therefore a better world.
Altman on Altman
Robert Altman - 2006
Cited as an influence by such envelope-pushing directors as Spike Jonze and P. T. Anderson, Altman has created a genre all his own, notable for its improvised, overlapping dialogue and creative cinematography. One of the key moviemakers of the 1970s--commonly considered the heyday of American film--Altman's irrepressible combination of unorthodox vision and style is most clearly evidenced in the fourteen movies he released across that decade. By fine-tuning his talent in a diverse array of genres, including westerns, thrillers, and loopy, absurdist comedies--all subtly altered to fit his signature métier--he cemented his place as one of our most esteemed directors.In these conversations with David Thompson, Altman reflects on his start in industrial filmmaking, as well as his tenure in television directing Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Bonanza, and his big break in feature films as the director of the enormously popular M*A*S*H, a project for which he was the last possible resort behind fourteen other directors. The resulting portrait reveals a quixotic man whose films continue to delight and challenge audiences, both in the United States and beyond.
Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood
Todd McCarthy - 1997
Sometime partner of the eccentric Howard Hughes, drinking buddy of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, an inveterate gambler and a notorious liar, Hawks was the most modern of the great masters and one of the first directors to declare his independence from the major studios. He played Svengali to Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Clift, and others, but Hawks's greatest creation may have been himself.As The Atlantic Monthly noted, "Todd McCarthy . . . has gone further than anyone else in sorting out the truths and lies of the life, the skills and the insight and the self-deceptions of the work." "A fluent biography of the great director, a frequently rotten guy but one whose artistic independence and standards of film morality never failed." -- The New York Times Book Review; "Hawks's life, until now rather an enigma, has been put into focus and made one with his art in Todd McCarthy's wise and funny Howard Hawks." -- The Wall Street Journal; "Excellent . . . a respectful, exhaustive, and appropriately smartass look at Hollywood's most versatile director." -- Newsweek.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Behind the Story-the Undisclosed Story Behind the Curtains
Behind the Story - 2011
Enjoy this basket full of hand-picked treats collected from various sources all over the internet, compiled as an easy, concise and info-rich serving just for you!You'll be on a VIP tour where you'll get to discover in depth about the author's inspiration to create this story as well as their personal journey to bring this book to the readers. Here's a sneak peek of what's inside:-Who's the author anyways?-Author's inspiration to write the story-Creation process of the book-Publishing journey-Obstacles and setbacks-How it was received by the public and critics-Sales figures-Future ahead for the story-Memorable quotes...and more!Read our free sample below!======================SAMPLE ENTRY:“What were the inspiration and the creation process of this book like?”“I first learned about HeLa cells and the woman behind them in 1988, thirty-seven years after her death, when I was sixteen and sitting in a community college biology class.”Rebecca Skloot “met” Henrietta Lacks for the first time in a class she was forced to take to make up high school credits. She was a derelict kid, choosing to forgo traditional education in favor of an alternative “hippie” high school. Instead of science classes, Rebecca remembers taking “dream studies” as one of her courses.Her biology instructor at the community college made one small mention of the fact that the line of cells most used in research today was from a black woman named Henrietta Lacks. Then he moved on to the next slide.This began a journey of questions, discoveries, and answers as Rebecca found herself wondering about the woman behind such a scientific marvel as the HeLa cells. Though it took over a decade to finally publish her work, she persisted in unveiling the unknown character whose cells had affected so many lives...======================What others are saying about us!First of all let me just say I LOVE YOUR idea of a book guide. It's so unique and informatively fun at the same time. Your idea of a book guide is really something else!-C. A. Margaja...a perfect compliment to the orginal work!-S. WoodsI love this kind of stuff!-G. M. MandapatThis work is not meant to replace, but to complement the original work. It is a digestive work to stimulate the appetite and encourage readers to enjoy and appreciate the original work even further.
Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Collection: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, and Barefoot Contessa Family Style
Ina Garten - 2010
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Ina's first book, has all of the fabulous, easy recipes that won Ina a loyal following at her retail shop, including Perfect Roast Chicken, French Potato Salad, and those irresistible Coconut Cupcakes. In Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ina shares her very best menus, divided by season, for fuss-free yet gorgeous entertaining, from a summer garden lunch for eight to an intimate fireside dinner for two. Barefoot Contessa Family Style is full of crowd-pleasers you'll make again and again, like roasted asparagus showered with freshly grated Parmesan and a French toast made with challah and just the right amount of grated orange zest and pure vanilla extract to make it sing. Together, these three titles form a timeless collection perfect for every home cook, whether accomplished or amateur, and for every occasion, whether a weeknight dinner with family or a larger, more festive gathering. With stunning photography and Ina's helpful tips, this boxed set makes the perfect gift for those who love to cook.
Horace Silver - 2004
But he becomes increasingly haunted by childhood ghosts and by the ever-growing influence of Danny, his psychopathic partner in crime. Billy finds himself starting to look beyond the violence and the scams, slowly descending into a drug-fuelled netherworld that affects his judgment and his perceptions. He is finally tipped over the edge when Danny commits an act even Billy cannot stomach. And that's when things really start to go wrong. This explosive first novel from a reformed career criminal comes with authenticity stamped throughout.
The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volumes A, B, C: Beginnings to 1650
M.H. AbramsRobert Lyons Danly - 2003
W. Norton changed the way world literature is taught by introducing The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, Expanded Edition. Leading the field once again, Norton is proud to publish the anthology for the new century, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition. Now published in six paperback volumes (packaged in two attractive slipcases), the new anthology boasts slimmer volumes, thicker paper, a bolder typeface, and dozens of newly included or newly translated works from around the world. The Norton Anthology of World Literature represents continuity as well as change. Like its predecessor, the anthology is a compact library of world literature, offering an astounding forty-three complete longer works, more than fifty prose works, over one hundred lyric poems, and twenty-three plays. More portable, more suitable for period courses, more pleasant to read, and more attuned to current teaching and research trends, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most authoritative, comprehensive, and teachable anthology for the world literature survey.
Spice Girls: The Story of the World’s Greatest Girl Band
Sean Smith - 2019
The fab five became one of the most successful music acts in history, with more than 85 million record sales world-wide and nine UK number one singles.Throughout the years, their lives have garnered unprecedented levels of media interest and fans have keenly followed their ups and downs – the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing’s for sure: they are never boring.In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.