Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood by Alison Trope

By Alison Trope

Stardust Monuments spotlights the long-lasting efforts to memorialize and canonize the historical past and that means of Hollywood and American movie tradition. during this enticing research, Alison Trope explores the tensions among paintings and trade as they intersect in a variety of nonprofit and for-profit associations and items.

An insightful journey of Hollywood’s previous, current, and destiny, Stardust Monuments examines the institution of movie libraries and museums starting within the mid Thirties, the numerous failed makes an attempt to open a Hollywood museum starting from the Nineteen Sixties to this present day, and the extra profitable fresh company efforts to take advantage of Hollywood’s earlier in subject eating places and parks, vintage motion picture channels, and DVD boxed sets.

This attention-grabbing narrative info the continued fight to champion and codify Hollywood’s legacy, a fight engaged in by means of Hollywood stars and company executives, in addition to memorabilia creditors and clients of IMDb.

“Stardust Monuments is a much-needed contribution to he transforming into literature on company and cultural associations, together with paintings on movie and cultural associations, together with paintings on movie museums, movie schooling, and fan tradition. The chapters on subject parks, shops, and residential leisure are relatively wealthy with rigorously saw detail.”—Moving Image

“Alison Trope’s new ebook, Stardust Monuments, is a very very important contribution to Hollywood’s institutional background, since it focuses for the 1st time at the means the leisure has portrayed its personal heritage (or no longer) via a number of media, together with museum exhibitions, movie data and subject parks.” (Dr. Jan-Christopher Horak, director, UCLA movie & tv Archive)

“Eloquently written and wealthy in rigorous study, Stardust Monuments impels us to ask yourself not only the place Hollywood is, yet, strikingly, what it is―it’s not just a geographical locale yet a mythology, a mind set, that unearths its lifestyles prolonged in complicated (and occasionally curious) venues and websites from museums to themed eating places to uniqueness shops to cable channels to new geographical regions of digital virtuality. A far-reaching investigation.” (Dana Polan, Cinema reviews, long island college)

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Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media by Martin A. Lee, Solomon Norman

By Martin A. Lee, Solomon Norman

"Committed, eloquent writings that plumb teh mental and political complexities of mass-mediated experience." --San Francisco Chronicle
"An crucial text." --Utne Reader
"More than aiding to discover bias, "Unreliable Sources" tells the tales at the back of the tales known as information. it's going to support construct a countrywide constituency for releasing media from all significant constraints-- company in addition to governmental." --George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Communications, The Annenberg university for Communications
"You gotta love those men. not just have Lee and Solomon written a well timed client primer on conservative bias in reporting, they've performed it with humor." --Washington Journalism evaluate
A important guide for decoding frequent media bias. "Unreliable Sources" dissects information insurance of a variety of issues-- taxes, the Persian Gulf, social safety, abortion, medicinal drugs, environmental toxins, U.S.-Soviet relatives, terrorism, the 3rd World-- and exposes the most important tales which have been censored or glossed over by means of significant media.

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Filtration in Porous Media and Industrial Application: by Magne Espedal, Antonio Fasano, Andro Mikelić (auth.), A.

By Magne Espedal, Antonio Fasano, Andro Mikelić (auth.), A. Fasano (eds.)

This publication is dedicated to the presentation of a few circulate difficulties in porous media having suitable business functions. the most issues coated are: the producing of composite fabrics, the coffee espresso brewing approach, the filtration of drinks via diapers, a number of questions about circulate difficulties in oil reservoirs and the idea of homogenization. the purpose is to teach that filtration difficulties coming up in very sensible business context express attention-grabbing and hugely nontrivial mathematical features. hence the fashion of the publication is mathematically rigorous, yet particularly orientated in the direction of purposes, in order that it's meant for either utilized mathematicians and researchers in a variety of components of technological curiosity. The reader is needed to have an exceptional wisdom of the classical conception of PDE and easy useful analysis.

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Basics Animation: Scriptwriting by Paul Wells

By Paul Wells

"The Lion King. lively Away." Wallace and Gromit. "Toy tale 2." What makes those lively videos nice? The tales they inform, and the methods these tales are instructed. Animation can pass the place no different filmmaking can, and nice scriptwriting can take animation the place no different videos have. "Basics Animation: Scriptwriting," the follow-up to the winning identify "The" "Fundamentals of Animation," appears to be like at numerous techniques to scriptwriting for animation utilizing shiny examples from nice lively videos. writer Paul Wells explores the specified features of animation as a sort of artistic expression and explains the alternatives and ways to be had to the scriptwriter, the animator, and the director.

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Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the by Hunter S. Thompson

By Hunter S. Thompson

New release of Swine, the second one quantity of the mythical Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers," used to be first released in 1988 and is now again in print.

Here, opposed to a backdrop of late-night tattoo periods and soldier-of-fortune alternate indicates, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best—covering emblematic occasions resembling the 1987-88 presidential crusade, with vp George Bush, Sr., combating for his lifestyles opposed to Republican rivals like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with medications and drug abuse; whereas even as shooting momentous social phenomena as they happened, just like the upward push of cable, satellite tv for pc television, and CNN—24 hours of mainline information. Showcasing his inimitable expertise for social and political research, iteration of Swine is classic Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

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From Publishers Weekly
Thompson should be right in assuming that the greed and immorality pervading the yank social panorama are obscene, yet his surreal, half-demented type has hardened right into a pose. those columns from the San Francisco Examiner end up basically that journalism can develop into dated quick. the writer of worry and Loathing in Las Vegas calls Colonel Khadafy smarter than Ronald Reagan and takes potshots at tv information, Gary Hart, Ed Meese, evangelists, Michael Dukakis, Pat Robertson and the Iran-contra hearings. He predicts that the Democrats will self-destruct within the 1988 presidential crusade. humans he dislikes are defined as "money-sucking animals," "brainless freaks," "geeks," "greed-crazed lunatics" and so forth. Thompson's flaccid diatribes look designed to instill a feeling of boastful superiority within the reader.

From Library Journal
Thompson's outrageous reporting type, known as "Gonzo journalism," used to be the fashion within the early Seventies. The protest iteration cleaved to his worry and Loathing in Las Vegas ( LJ 8/72) and worry and Loathing at the crusade path ' seventy two ( LJ 6/1/73), either certainly humorous and sometimes perceptive social and political commentaries. This new attempt, a suite of a hundred brief items initially released as a column within the San Francisco Examiner during the last years, attempts to recapture the previous ebullience, yet a lot of it falls flat. nonetheless, Thompson's fansthere are manywill savour his wild phrases on Ted Kennedy, Gary Hart, Al Haig, Ollie North, George Bush, television preachers, et al. Kenneth F. Kister, Pinellas Park P.L., Fla.

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Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture by Meaghan Morris

By Meaghan Morris

This very good, coruscating e-book, written by way of probably the most ambitious and unique thinkers in Cultural experiences, examines questions of nationality, id, using anecdote to construct unity and the position of associations in shaping tradition. Ranging throughout many fields, together with movie and media, gender, nationality, globalization and pop culture, it presents a mind-clearing workout in spotting what tradition is, and the way it really works, this present day. Illustrated with a fund of suitable and insightful examples, it addresses the primary questions in cultural reviews this present day: id, post-identity, the makes use of of narrative and textual research, the economic association of team spirit and the possibilities and dilemmas of globalization.  

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The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build by Shama Kabani

By Shama Kabani

Social media is an important software for fulfillment in enterprise this present day. everyone is already conversing approximately your online business utilizing social media, no matter if you’re utilizing it or no longer. via changing into a part of the dialog, you can begin connecting on to your consumers, in addition to discovering new ones, simply and inexpensively spreading the notice approximately your items or services.

But social media advertising and marketing isn’t like conventional marketing-and treating it that means basically results in frustration. enable Shama Hyder Kabani, president of internet advertising and marketing company advertising and marketing Zen and social media professional, educate you the “zen” of social media advertising and marketing: how one can entry all of the advantages of social media advertising with out the stress!

With a foreword by way of ny instances bestselling writer Chris Brogan, The Zen of Social Media advertising outlines the most well-liked social media instruments, from fb to Twitter to LinkedIn, and teaches you the way to take advantage of them, step-by-step. She offers confirmed recommendations for achievement from the companies she works with on a daily basis, in addition to shortcuts and the best way to assist you utilize it slow and energy.

The Zen of Social Media advertising and marketing is usually the final social media advisor you’ll ever want: with the actual publication you furthermore may get entry to the particular on-line version, including ordinary updates and video extras to ensure you’re regularly on best of the most recent in social media.

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On the Way to Component-Based 3D/4D Geoinformation Systems by Martin Breunig

By Martin Breunig

The ebook offers with primary issues: facts modeling and administration for 3D gadgets in the course of diverse time states and the hole of geoinformation structures to a brand new new release of component-based GIS. the way in which from first geo-database kernel platforms to a component-based GeoToolKit is gifted. moreover, the implementation of a component-based GIS with geological and geophysical functions is defined. With the typical facts entry to a geo-database the geological and the geophysical purposes are introduced nearer jointly and benefit from every one other's interpretations of the knowledge.

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