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Underground Railway Theater, Engine of Delight & Social Change
Price: Free! Words: 125,820. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
JULIE TAYMOR: "I am delighted to see this ebook on the great output of the Underground Railway Theater...a testament to the unbridled experimentation & success they have achieved." Written by the founding co-directors, with VIDEOS of PERFORMANCES combining ACTORS, PUPPETS & MUSIC in the DEVISING OF ENGAGED PLAYS from improvisation, it also includes PUPPET-COMMISSIONS from orchestras like the BSO
Videosyncratic. A book about life. In video shops.
Price: $3.18 USD. Words: 82,710. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A caustically funny journey spanning the 30 year life of the UK Video rental industry through the eyes of a laconic till-jockey-turned-manager-turned-owner. The 'Kitchen Confidential' of video stores.
HOPE: Indigo Ballet Series, book #2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,830. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Perfection. Beauty. Pain. This is life for Indigo Stevens at the famed New York School of Ballet, where there’s no such thing as weakness or privacy and every movement is scrutinized and judged. Can she go for her dreams without losing herself?
Actor Being - A Role in Mankind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: American English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Essay » Sociology
The actor's spotlight is not the stage or the screen, but civilization itself.
The Sleaze Merchants: Adventures in Exploitation Filmmaking from the ’50s to the ’90s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Now it can be told—here are the true stories of fifteen fearless filmmakers who defied the system…and won! This incredible book documents the real stories of Hollywood's true giants, the pioneers and crazed visionaries, the cinematic sorcerers without any scruples: magnificent men like Sam Katzman, Jim Wynorski, Fred Olen Ray, Jess Franco, and Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Movie Outlaw
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140,590. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a new collection of essays focusing on more than 70 "underseen" films. These include "lost" films like Johnny Depp's directorial debut, "The Brave"; "Don's Plum", the film that Leo DiCaprio sued to hide from the public; Mauritzio Nichetti's sexy live-action/animated comedy "Volere Volare"; "The Ghastly Love of Johnny X", the last 35mm b&w sf musical!
Movie Outlaw Rides Again!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 193,460. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
From filmmaker and journalist Mike Watt comes a the long-awaited SEQUEL to the beloved Movie Outlaw collection. Brand new collection of essays focusing on another 70 "undeservedly underseen" films, such as, "Crazy Moon" starring a Keifer Sutherland; the hilarious "Frankenhooker"; "Jane White is Sick and Twisted"; Terry Southern's "The Magic Christian", "Nightbreed", "Cafe Flesh", and more!
Reel Heroes & Villains
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015 by Agile Writer Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Psychology » Research
Psychologist Scott Allison and writing expert Greg Smith present a new way of understanding heroes and villains. Through their review of 52 movies these hero experts distill the elements of great heroes and villains. Great for lovers of movies, screenwriters, and novelists.
Station Identification: Confessions of a Video Kid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
This is a memoir by a thirty-one-year-old man who has just given up the most meaningful, heartwarming and enduring relationship in his life—his television set. The tale begins with Donald Bowie’s discovery of Howdy Doody, and ends as he bids farewell to television after the last episode of the Mary Tyler Moor Show.
То был мой театр
Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: Russian. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Это - книга, написанная "в стол" в 1984-85 гг. без надежд на скорое издание. Книга - о Театре на Таганке и о времени, не столь уж далёком, с его приметами и привязанностями, верой и безверием. Это - книга любви к тем, кому она посвящена, и книга грусти, причины для которой "очень даже есть", как пел Владимир Высоцкий. Автор книги - журналист, поэт и, по его словам, человек, "отравленный" Таганкой.
Wish (Indigo Ballet Series #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,050. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
I have to escape. My mother is driving me crazy. For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability that's missing from her crazy home life. She hopes this is the year she'll be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. As life at home becomes more erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, ignore Jesse Sanders and his dimples, and turn trials into triumph.
Letras de cine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,380. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Este libro incluye catorce ensayos que describen catorce modos de observar el mundo y entender el cine, catorce estilos de contar un fragmento de existencia, catorce obras cinematográficas que han modificado el desarrollo de ese organismo que llamamos séptimo arte.
Look, Up on the Screen! The Big Book of Superhero Movie Reviews
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,140. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013 by Coscom Entertainment. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lifelong superhero fan and author A.P. Fuchs has made it his mission to see every superhero movie that’s been brought to screen. Collected here are his first one hundred reviews, covering the major blockbusters of today to the lesser-known super flicks of yesterday along with everything in between.
TARDIS Eruditorum An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,260. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
A critical history of the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who, starting with Spearhead From Space in 1970 and ending with Planet of Spiders in 1974.
Billson Film Database
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 511,510. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00 from 1 review)
Anne Billson has collected short reviews of over 4000 films into one ebook. You won't find reviews of every film ever made, or of the latest blockbuster, but you will have fun browsing (and perhaps disagreeing with) the personal and often unorthodox opinions of a widely published and respected film writer. Find out which films made her laugh, which made her cry, and which have cats in them!
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: Digging Deeper into the Craft of Cinematic Storytelling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
"Screenwriting Down to the Atoms" represents the next generation of screenwriting guides. Using fresh approaches and new discoveries, "Atoms" looks closer and digs deeper to explore concepts in greater detail while pushing thought further with new, never before seen methods. Atoms allows readers to fully grasp the art of storytelling and execute it like never before.
Multicultural Theater in Los Angeles During the Early 1990s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,370. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Is there multicultural theater in Los Angeles? If so, who is involved? Can the identity and nature of diversity be codified? "Multicultural Theater in Los Angeles During the Early 1990s" examines Asian, Chicano/Hispanic and Black theater communities. This historical narrative defines the major professional theaters, the actors and writers and how funding affects professional Los Angeles Theater.
The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 163,270. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
The Joffrey Ballet, acclaimed as a groundbreaking book when it was published, tells a story that was kept largely hidden from public view for many years. The company made ballets about beatniks, erotic multimedia goddesses, sea nymphs, clowns, slackers, radicals and jocks, thrilling audiences as much as it often outraged critics.