Fast Times and Excellent Adventures

Author: James King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472123735

Category: Art

Page: 464

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'Brilliant' Mail on Sunday Take a trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS and 'Axel F'; of outsiders, lost boys and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's, two Coreys and one summer when everyone called her Baby . . . Fast Times and Excellent Adventures goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers and where ambitious future superstars Sean, Demi and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy and politics - all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the '80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain a magnet to all ages. Time of your life, huh kid? From a late '70s Hollywood in flux to an early '90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, respected film expert James King smartly highlights the personal struggles, the social changes and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history.

It

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848940874

Category: Fiction

Page: 1392

View: 6000


NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - Stephen King's terrifying classic. 'They float...and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too.' Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live. It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . . Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Moon Los Angeles

Author: Halli Jastaran Faulkner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1640491708

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 6643


Go hiking in Runyon Canyon, take a selfie with the Hollywood sign, and find the best taco truck in town: Experience the City of Angels with a local with Moon Los Angeles. Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow a self-guided neighborhood walk See the Sights: Browse the boutiques in Silver Lake, take surfing lessons in Venice, or take a sunrise yoga class on the beach. Listen to the classics at the Disney Concert Hall, stroll the quirky Santa Monica Pier, or go back in time at the Getty Villa Get a Taste of the City: Dive into a kogi taco, savor soup dumplings, sample your way through a farmers market, and discover the best mole outside Oaxaca Bars and Nightlife: Relax with a craft beer in a gastropub, find the hottest new nightclub, mingle at a beachfront bar, or sip expertly made cocktails in a trendy speakeasy Honest Advice: LA local Halli Jastaran Faulkner shares her love of this sprawling metropolis Strategic Itineraries and Day Trips: Make the most of your trip with ideas for foodies, outdoor adventurers, film buffs, beach bums, and art lovers, or follow itineraries for day trips to Disneyland, Catalina Island, Orange County, and more Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on LA's landscape, history, and culture, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go With Moon Los Angeles' practical tips and local know-how, you can experience LA your way. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip. Heading further south? Try Moon San Diego. Special ebook features: Sight listings include links to Google Maps Easily navigate listings with quick searches, website links, and zoom-in maps and images Personalize your travel guide by adding notes and bookmarks

The Rough Guide to Film

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848361254

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7541


Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world’s greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk’s Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors – and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you’ll ever need.

A Brief Guide to Star Wars

Author: Brian J. Robb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780335830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 3546


George Lucas was a rebel, refusing to make films in the style of the dying studio system, relentlessly pushing the technology of the day, and almost alone in understanding the potential of merchandising; but he was a rebel who built an empire. From the staggering unexpected success of the original Star Wars in 1977, when cinema attendances exceeded 20 million for the first time since 1963, through The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, then the 'dark times', the 16 years leading to the blockbusting prequel trilogy - this is the fascinating story of how it all happened. Life-long Star Wars fan and movie journalist Brian J. Robb edited the official Star Wars magazine for a decade and visited the sets of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in Australia (observing director George Lucas at work), as well as the famous Skywalker Ranch. He has interviewed many of the stars and crew of all six Star Wars movies.

Brandweek

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Advertising

Page: N.A

View: 2112


Lights, Camera, Sound Tracks

Author: Martin Charles Strong,Brendon Griffin

Publisher: Canongate Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 916

View: 4182


"Split into four sections, the book reviews the soundtracks and summarises the films that spawned them. The first part covers the breadth of pop and rock musical feature films: from Rock Around the Clock through to The Pick of Destiny. Section two concentrates on documentary and performance films, from the classic summer of love sounds of Woodstock to the contemporary inter-band rivalry of Dig!" "The third part explores the soundtracks of the great cult films of recent memory, where pop culture and pulp fiction meet, such as Trainspotting, Easy Rider and Reservoir Dogs. The final section will look at rock star scores, the rock and pop film scores and the pop luminaries behind them, such as Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave and Ry Cooder."--BOOK JACKET.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

View: 6722


A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.