Music and Cinema brings together leading scholars from musicology, music theory, film studies, and cultural studies to explore the importance of music in the cinematic construction of ideologies. The 15 essays include "Songlines: Alternative Journeys in Contemporary European Cinema" by Wendy Everett; "Strategies of Remembrance: Music and History in the New German Cinema" by Caryl Flinn; "Designing Women: Art Deco, the Musical, and the Female Body" by Lucy Fischer; "Kansas City Dreamin': Robert Altman's Jazz History Lesson" by Krin Gabbard; "Disciplining Josephine Baker: Gender, Race, and the Limits of Disciplinarity" by Kathryn Kalinak; "Finding Release: Storm Clouds and The Man Who Knew Too Much" by Murray Pomerance, and many more.
Imagine if Rapunzel's parents were Edwardian preppers. Hazel's parents saw the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as a portent of doom and locked their daughter away. Isolated and alone, each birthday she wishes to be free, whatever the risk. If only her childhood friend, Henry, would return and breach the high walls. On the front lines of the Great War, Henry kept a token of happier times - a worn photograph of a young girl with long blonde plaits. He returns from war damaged and vowing to do one brave thing to make up for his cowardice: release Hazel from her prison. But could Henry keep her safe in a world ravaged by the pandemic? How can Henry reconcile protecting Hazel with setting her free? Or perhaps the sheltered young woman will teach the soldier a lesson about life, liberating him from a tower of his own construction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008807/bk_blak_008807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Serafina Luca, straitlaced Manhattan professor of erotic literature, isn't one to blush at a few raunchy words, but her experience in the bedroom is hardly best seller material. She's not sure the passion in the books she teaches is possible in real life, let alone for her. But then she meets Nick Stellato. The construction foreman may look like a guy's guy, but he knows how to treat a woman. One look at Serafina's luscious figure, and he wants to prove it to her. One dinner date and their sizzling chemistry is undeniable. Soon, it's the professor getting a lesson or two...and Nick is a willing teacher. What surprises him is how much he enjoys the time he spends with Serafina outside the bedroom - and how easily he can imagine a future together. Before long, Serafina is falling hard for Nick, too. But how can a timid academic with virtually no past fulfill his dreams of an adventurous future? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellory James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001518/bk_harl_001518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Morrell is best known for his acclaimed thrillers, including The Brotherhood of the Rose, Creepers, Murder as a Fine Art, and his debut novel, First Blood, in which Rambo first appeared. But Morrell is also a master of nonfiction. Twenty of his essays about iconic writers, actors, and singers are collected in Stars in My Eyes: My Love Affair with Books, Movies, and Music. Morrell describes how at the age of 17 he was fired from working on a construction project and walked home in despair, only to turn on the television and see Rod Serling’s Patterns, which gave him a life-long lesson about story construction. He tells how Stirling Silliphant’s scripts for the classic TV series Route 66 prompted him to write to Silliphant for advice about becoming a writer. Silliphant replied with a two-page single-spaced letter that Morrell looks at every day. (Silliphant and Morrell eventually became friends and worked together on the NBC miniseries of Morrell’s, The Brotherhood of the Rose.) The essays in this captivating book range from Henry James’s ghost stories to Steve McQueen’s abusive personality to Bobby Darin’s tragic last days. Did you know that John Wayne was a master chess player or that Frank Sinatra had permanent facial scars or that when Marilyn Monroe was married to Joe DiMaggio, there was a reason apart from baseball for him to be called “the slugger”? Ever heard of Richard Harding Davis? In his day he was the most famous author in America. His adventures provided a model upon which Stephen Crane, Jack London, and Ernest Hemingway built their personas. Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Matheson, Wilkie Collins, John D. Macdonald’s Travis McGee: these are some of the other fascinating figures that Morrell profiles in this mesmerizing collection that’s as compelling as it is revealing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053624/bk_adbl_053624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The big lesson I learned from Hurricane Katrina is that we have to be thinking about the unthinkable because sometimes the unthinkable happens. - Mike Leavitt Hurricanes have been devastating communities for thousands of years, bringing about various combinations of rain and wind that can do everything from taking down some dead limbs to wiping out houses. They are also common enough that people who live for any length of time in a region prone to having hurricanes are inclined to accept them as something of a periodic nuisance rather than a serious danger. Modern construction styles allow houses to withstand winds in excess of 100 miles an hour, and early warning systems allow people to evacuate. Thus, most hurricanes of the 21st century take fewer lives than a serious highway accident. As a result, the world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans in August 2005, and the calamity seemed all the worse because many felt that technology had advanced far enough to prevent such tragedies, whether through advanced warning or engineering. Spawning off the Bahamian coast that month, Katrina quickly grew to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in American history, killing more than 1,800 people and flooding a heavy majority of one of America's most famous cities. At first, the storm seemed to be harmless, scooting across the Floridian coast as a barely noticeable Category 1 storm, but when Katrina reached the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its winds grew exponentially before slamming into the southern Louisiana coast as a massive Category 5 hurricane. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039038/bk_acx0_039038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does it mean to be brave? Is it to just be strong and smart and tough? Is it simply about helping those in need? But what if being brave means being afraid but still doing what you have to do anyway? Gustave Gator was considered the bravest citizen of Cypress Swampville. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He is big and strong and sharp, and everyone looks up to him. However, Gustave has a secret fear that was about to be exposed. The folks of Cypress Swampville are celebrating the construction of a large water park in their area. It has everything - twisting rapids, lazy rivers, log rides and more. But the main attraction of the park was its giant water slide - and all who knew about it were waiting eagerly to try it out. Except for our Gustave. He had a great fear of water slides, and the height makes him feel weird. Well, he thought, he could at least avoid going to the water park altogether, so that his best friend Clovis cannot force him into the slide. But Gustave realized he would not be able to stay away from the water park for much longer. One of his close friends, Ernestine, would celebrate her birthday in a few weeks’ time. And where else would she spend this special day in, but at the water park everyone was so excited about? When something goes wrong at Ernestine’s party, Gustave, the only one smart enough and strong enough to set things right, will have to face his greatest fear in order to help a friend. Gustave has to understand how to be a true hero by learning the lesson of what real bravery is - overcoming his own weaknesses to lend a helping hand to those who need him. Find out how Gustave conquers his fear! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kerri Owens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022789/bk_acx0_022789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La Legge del Successo è un corso in sedici lezioni di Napoleon Hill che anticipa la sua più celebre opera Pensa e arricchisci te stesso. La Legge del Successo è il corso, suggerito a Napoleon Hill da Andrew Carnegie, dove per la prima volta viene insegnata la filosofia alla base della costruzione del successo personale, il cui ispiratore è stato lo stupefacente percorso di Henry Ford. In questa prima lezione l'autore mostra i princìpi dell'Alleanza di Cervelli: la presenza di una Mente Suprema che si sviluppa attraverso l'armoniosa cooperazione di due o più persone che si alleano allo scopo di realizzare un determinato obiettivo. Imparare a formare un'Alleanza di Cervelli è fondamentale per sviluppare il potere individuale e applicarlo per realizzare il proprio successo personale. Le sedici lezioni del corso, che Area51 Publishing pubblica nella loro edizione originale del 1928, rappresentano le qualità e le facoltà essenziali per sviluppare potere e ottenere il successo. [The Law of Success is a course in sixteen lessons of Napoleon Hill who anticipates his most famous work Think and Grow Rich. The Law of Success is the course, suggested to Napoleon Hill by Andrew Carnegie, where for the first time are taught the philosophy behind the construction of personal success, whose inspiration was the amazing journey of Henry Ford. In this first lesson the author shows the principles of the Alliance of Brains: the presence of a Supreme Mind that develops through the harmonious cooperation of two or more people who join forces in order to achieve a certain goal. Learn to form an Alliance of Brains is critical to develop the individual power and apply it to achieve their own personal success. The 16 lessons of the course, which Area51 Publishing publishes in their original edition of 1928, represent the qualities and abilities essential to develop power and achieve success.] [Please note: This audiobook is in Italian] 1. Italian. Fabio Farnè. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000172/bk_area_000172_sample.mp3.
Gerhard Graf-Martinez is a passionate flamenco guitarist and teacher. The wealth of his knowledge is captured in this two-volume work, which also reflects valuable experience gained from his activities as a tutor at national and international seminars and workshops. The CD included with volume 1 contains all the pieces and musical examples for volumes 1 and 2. Besides being a pure pleasure to listen to - 'Flamenco puro' - it also conveys the authentic sound and the pulsating 'compás' of this music. This is the only way to learn to play the music properly yourself. This is an excellent self-study course that includes many photographs, some to illustrate techniques, others of guitars, guitarists, etc. Self-contained chapters cover all basic techniques plus compás, palmas, nail care, and an overview of current guitarists, guitar makers, construction and sound of Flamenco guitars, etc. All musical examples are in standard notation and tablature (tabs), and performed on the accompanying CD. Volume 1: Lesson 1 - 5, Volume 2: Lesson 6 - 10 (English). Instrumentation: guitar
Author Ingrid Ricks discovered the immense healing power and validation that comes from personal storytelling when she wrote her coming-of-age memoir, Hippie Boy. But it wasn't until she and high school English teacher Marjie Bowker collaborated on a month-long narrative writing unit that they realized personal storytelling could be used to transform the lives of students. The Hippie Boy Teaching Guide is a comprehensive narrative writing/reading guide that combines the narrative writing techniques in Hippie Boy with eleven narrative writing lesson plans to help students identify and write a scene from their own lives. Use it as a five-week narrative writing unit in the classroom or as an independent guide for an outside reading or writing credit. . Eleven narrative writing lesson plans (tied to the Common Core State Standards) . Graphic organizers for narrative elements and scene construction . Techniques to help students identify their stories . Vocabulary & discussion questions . Writing prompts . Dramatic sketches . Samples of student writing