Play It Again

Author: Alan Rusbridger

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In 2010, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian, set himself an almost impossible task: to learn, in the space of a year, Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 – a piece that inspires dread in many professional pianists. His timing could have been better. The next twelve months were to witness the Arab Spring, the Japanese tsunami, the English riots, and the Guardian’s breaking of both WikiLeaks and the News of the World hacking scandal. In the midst of this he carved out twenty minutes’ practice a day – even if that meant practising in a Libyan hotel in the middle of a revolution as well as gaining insights and advice from an array of legendary pianists, theorists, historians and neuroscientists, and even occasionally from secretaries of state. But was he able to play the piece in time?

Play it Again, Sam

Author: Andrew Horton,Stuart Y. McDougal

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520205932

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

View: 2023


Play It Again, Sam is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well. The editors and contributors draw upon narrative, film, and cultural theories, and consider gender, genre, and psychological issues, presenting the "remake" as a special artistic form of repetition with a difference and as a commercial product aimed at profits in the marketplace. The remake flourishes at the crossroads of the old and the new, the known and the unknown. Play It Again, Sam takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of this hitherto unexplored territory. Play It Again, Sam is a timely investigation of a topic that until now has received almost no critical attention in film and cultural studies: the cinematic remake. As cinema enters its second century, more remakes are appearing than ever before, and these writers consider the full range: Hollywood films that have been recycled by Hollywood, such as The Jazz Singer, Cape Fear, and Robin Hood; foreign films including Breathless; and Three Men and a Baby, which Hollywood has reworked for American audiences; and foreign films based on American works, among them Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, which is a "makeover" of Coppola's Godfather films. As these essays demonstrate, films are remade by other films (Alfred Hitchcock went so far as to remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much) and by other media as well. The editors and contributors draw upon narrative, film, and cultural theories, and consider gender, genre, and psychological issues, presenting the "remake" as a special artistic form of repetition with a difference and as a commercial product aimed at profits in the marketplace. The remake flourishes at the crossroads of the old and the new, the known and the unknown. Play It Again, Sam takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of this hitherto unexplored territory.

Play It Again

Author: Gina Becker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481751050

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7246


When Amy Marsh hears her son’s song being played on the radio, she is caught off guard. Not only has he been dead for over twenty years, but his music was never aired. So why, on his birthday, twenty-one years after his death is someone else singing his haunting melody? She’s about to find out. As a retired journalist, she and her husband, ex-building contractor Daniel, have retired from the Midwest to the sunny coast of Carmel, California. As Amy uses her past writing experience to extract an article from the supposed singer/songwriter, she takes her entire family on a spiritual journey that will change their lives forever. Daniel’s gruff nature struggles against his wife’s softness and willingness to accept this new young singer into their family, but in the end, even her son’s ex-band mates will have to concede, there’s something unique and special about Jonah. Play It Again is a heartwarming story that will make you laugh, cry, and wonder, if you haven’t already, what happens to our spirit when we die?

Play It Again

Author: Aidan Wayne

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1488053774

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 583


The videos are fun. But it’s the host who has him coming back for more… When Seattle-based blind YouTuber Dovid Rosenstein finds Sam Doyle’s Let’s Play channel, playitagainsam, he’s instantly captivated by the Irish gamer. Everything about Sam is adorable, from his accent to his personality, and Dovid can’t get enough of his content. Dovid’s glowing shout-out on Don’t Look Now, his own successful channel, sends Sam’s subscriber numbers skyrocketing overnight. He has more comments than he can read. And while the sudden surge in popularity is anxiety inducing, Sam decides it’s only right to dedicate his next episode to Dovid…which soon leads to a heart-pounding exchange of DMs. They may have never met in person, but Dovid’s never felt this close to anyone before. What they have feels worth exploring—no matter the distance. But is it possible to already be in love with someone who’s half a world away? One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 69,000 words

Play It Again

Author: Stephen Humphrey Bogart

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611874874

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 8245


Out of print for over a decade, this terrific mystery from the son of acclaimed actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall returns in ebook format for a new generation of readers. R.J. Brooks left Tinseltown behind long ago to become a "matrimonial detective" in New York City. Before long, he finds himself facing ghosts from his past when his celebrated mother is murdered in Manhattan. To solve this case he's going to need both his street smarts and his Hollywood connections.

Play It Again

Author: Laura Dower

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480422541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2629


When Far Hills Junior High puts on a play, can Madison survive the drama? The seventh grade gets stage fever when Far Hills Junior High decides to perform the musical The Wiz. Since Madison doesn’t sing or dance, stage manager seems like the perfect role for her—until she begins to feel left out from all the cast action. Worst of all, her two best friends are partnering up with their nemesis, Ivy, both in and out of rehearsal. The play is bringing out the worst in her enemies and her friends, and Madison isn’t sure where she fits in anymore. How can she be the glue keeping the play together when she herself feels so unglued?

Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Music

Author: Professor George Plasketes

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494004

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 5369


Covering—the musical practice of one artist recording or performing another composer's song—has always been an attribute of popular music. In 2009, the internet database Second Hand Songs estimated that there are 40,000 songs with at least one cover version. Some of the more common variations of this "appropriationist" method of musical quotation include traditional forms such as patriotic anthems, religious hymns such as Amazing Grace, Muzak's instrumental interpretations, Christmas classics, and children's songs. Novelty and comedy collections from parodists such as Weird Al Yankovic also align in the cover category, as does the "larcenous art" of sampling, and technological variations in dance remixes and mash-ups. Film and television soundtracks and advertisers increasingly rely on versions of familiar pop tunes to assist in marketing their narratives and products. The cover phenomenon in popular culture may be viewed as a postmodern manifestation in music as artists revisit, reinterpret and re-examine a significant cross section of musical styles, periods, genres, individual records, and other artists and their catalogues of works.The cover complex, with its multiple variations, issues, contexts, and re-contextualizations comprises an important and rich popular culture text. These re-recordings represent artifacts which embody artistic, social, cultural, historical, commercial, biographical, and novel meanings. Through homage, allusion, apprenticeship, and parody, among other modes, these diverse musical quotations express, preserve, and distribute popular culture, popular music and their intersecting historical narratives. Play it Again represents the first collection of critical perspectives on the many facets of cover songs in popular music.

Play It Again

Author: Luke Bryan

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1540017796

Category: Music

Page: 8

View: 3873


(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.

Play It Again

Author: Jim Bresnahan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606889

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

View: 7076


What if Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson had stood side by side in Cleveland’s outfield? What if integration had taken place in the major leagues before 1947? Who would have won the World Series had a strike not shortened the 1994 season? In this compilation of fantasy scenarios, the history of baseball from 1869 to the controversial 2003 playoffs is literally rewritten by fifty journalists, historians, authors and former baseball players. Topics include playing for pay, Merkle’s Boner, rival leagues, the 1919 Series, Mickey Owens and the dropped strike, and integration. Chronologically organized, the experts take up the major events of each era and speculate on the long-and short-term outcomes had history followed a different, but still likely, course. The book concludes with an appendix in which the panel members hold forth on general-interest topics such as star-crossed players who might have gone on to Hall of Fame careers, the greatest big-game players, and World Series pairings.

Play it Again?

Author: Julie Highmore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755351061

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7018


Ever wonder what happened to that old flame? In the wilds of Norfolk, Dylan is mending his broken heart by rebuilding his house. Next door, teenager Ellie gazes longingly at him over the fence, while her mother Fliss contemplates a school reunion. Should she risk an encounter with her first crush? Meanwhile, Dylan’s once-famous father Alex is also recalling the perils of first love – but will Marie return his renewed affection? Can an old rock star recapture the magic of his first hit?