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Sherlock Holmes on Screen: The Complete Film and TV History
Sherlock Holmes on Screen
The Complete Film and TV History
Paperback      ISBN: 1903111048
Sherlock Holmes was the first pop icon of the modern age, instantly identifiable to millions by his silhouette alone. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s enduring creation has appeared on screen more than any other fictional character, and he’s been the subject of movies not only in Hollywood and Britain, but also as far afield as Spain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan. Sherlock Holmes on Screen contains the most comprehensive filmography of the great detective ever published, as well as a full analysis of Holmes on television. In addition, the book features 60 photos—many never before seen—and a guide to Conan Doyle’s original stories. It is a must-have companion for fans.
The Physics of Star Trek
The Physics of Star Trek
Paperback      ISBN: 0465002048
Introduces physics as it analyzes the science behind "Star Trek," explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram.
The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
The Second City
Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570715610
A history of the influential Chicago improvisational comedy group provides background on its best-known members and how they developed their acts, along with recordings of notable performances.
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
Those Guys Have All the Fun
Inside the World of ESPN
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316043001
Presents the history of sports channel ESPN based on interviews with nearly five hundred current and former employees, featuring announcers and analysts as well as sports stars including LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Jeff Gordon.
The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales
The Man Behind the Nose
Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales
Hardcover      ISBN: 0061896470
The man behind the makeup of Bozo the Clown offers a memoir full of unexpected stories, such as choreographing a dance routine with Fred Astaire, training for space flights at NASA, and surviving two assassination attempts.
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
Chicks Dig Time Lords
A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1935234048
In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show's fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast. Essays include Carole Barrowman discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he's still afraid of shop-window dummies), columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a Bridget Jones' Diary-style memoir of working on Doctor Who Magazine, novelist Lloyd Rose analyzing Rose's changes between the ninth and tenth Doctors and much more. Other contributors include Elizabeth Bear (Jenny Casey), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey), Jody Lynn Nye (Mythology series), Kate Orman (Seeing I), and Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan's Tales). Also featured is a comic from the Torchwood Babiez creators, plus interviews with Doctor Who companions India Fisher (Charley) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).
Action!: Establishing Your Career in Film & Television Production
Establishing Your Career in Film & Television Production
Paperback      ISBN: 1557835845
A life in the movies has been an American dream for a century. Many people dream of becoming Hollywood professionals, but either aim too high (by trying to produce their own feature film) or too low (by hanging around restaurants frequented by movie stars) and end up frustrated. Wouldn't it be great if someone who knew what to do, someone who had achieved acclaim in the field, would walk us through the steps to success? At last, here is a book by a seasoned movie and television professional, Emmy winner Sandra Gordon, that is filled with practical, yet highly effective ways to build a career in entertainment. Gordon calls upon her own experience working on the television series PARTY OF FIVE, the movie RUDY and many more. There are many books that teach job-seekers how to write resumes or ace interviews, but not many books like ACTION! Uniquely designed for individuals who are interested in a career in the entertainment industry, whether they are recent college graduates or middle-aged career changers, ACTION! takes the formula out of the job-hunting book to the next step, telling its readers not only how to write their resumes, but where to send them, how to keep their jobs once they are hired, and how to advance in their career.
Thirty Seconds to Air: A Field Reporter's Guide to Live Television Reporting
Thirty Seconds to Air
A Field Reporter's Guide to Live Television Reporting
Paperback      ISBN: 0813825792
A pocket (5x7) field guide explaining procedures and skills needed to produce live television newscasts notable for substance and style. Covers live presentation, delivery, and legal and ethical issues in a conversational style, and illustrates challenging situations with concrete examples. Includes exercises, and references drawn from the Associated Press, professional broadcast journalism associations, and the Internet. Useful for students and professionals. Arya works in Chicago television. The volume lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592402305
Drawn from original interviews with Larry David, show creators, and guests, an analysis of the success of the popular HBO comedy series covers such topics as David's career prior to Curb Your Enthusiasm, the show's most memorable moments, and its production process. TV tie-in.
Monty Python And Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!
Monty Python And Philosophy
Nudge Nudge, Think Think!
Paperback      ISBN: 0812695933
Fifteen experts in the fields of mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and philosophy evaluate the ways in which the British comedy troupe's films and sketches are representative of universal themes and wisdom, in a volume that cites the philosophical concepts reflected by such popular skits as the Argument Clinic and the Dead Parrot routine. Original.