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Cranes Are Flying

Author : Josephine Woll
ISBN : 9780857711694
Genre : Performing Arts
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The first indisputable masterpiece of post-Stalin cinema, _The Cranes are Flying_ is a fascinating intersection of politics and art. A product of ‘the thaw’ promoted by Krushchev, and particularly his Secret Speech of 1956 acknowledging publicly Stalin's responsibility for Soviet casualties during the war, the film combines several trends apparent in other films, including the choice of World War II as a source of hero-images and the preference for private emotional truth over public identity and political rhetoric.
Category: Performing Arts

Flying On Film A Century Of Aviation In The Movies 1912 2012

Author : Mark Carlson
Genre : Performing Arts
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Airplanes and motion pictures were born within a year of one another. In 100 years they have both risen from uncertain infancy through growing adolescence to robust maturity. While Hollywood's actors and directors learned the art of making movies, the aircraft industry and pilots learned how to conquer the sky. In peace and war, prosperity and depression, the airplanes and motion pictures have become a part of American culture. The relationship was symbiotic. While airplane movies helped sell box office tickets, the movies helped promote aviation. In Flying on Film movie fans and aviation buffs can find their common bond. From wooden biplanes to armadas of warplanes, from majestic China Clippers to huge 747s, from slow monoplanes to swift jets, the movies told the story of the airplane. William A. Wellman's 1927 masterpiece Wings was the first of the breed, the standard to be emulated. Flying on Film is the history behind the films. Veterans and aviators from past and present tell the real story of one of the most fascinating genres of motion pictures in Hollywood. About the Author: Mark Carlson is an aviation historian, writer, classic film buff and student of filmmaking. He has written articles for several national aviation magazines and organizations. As a docent and researcher at the San Diego Air & Space Museum and member of many aviation-related organizations, Carlson has gained an insight into the people who lived the world of airplanes and the movies. He and his wife live in San Diego.
Category: Performing Arts

The Stewardess Is Flying The Plane

Author : Ron Hogan
ISBN : 082125751X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Looks at over four hundred films of the 1970s, including classics like "Taxi Driver," cult favorites like "Kansas City Bomber," and unsuccessful films such as "Lost Horizon," and includes interviews with key participants.
Category: Performing Arts

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Author : Elsie Walker
ISBN : 9780190219130
Genre : Music
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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.
Category: Music

Northrop Yb 49 Flying Wing Pilot S Flight Manual

Author : Film Com Periscope Film Com
ISBN : 9781411688667
Genre : Transportation
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Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental "flying wing" aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the propeller-driven YB-35 bomber's all-wing design minimized drag and promised maximum payload capacity and terrific endurance. The YB-49, a turbojet powered variant built on the YB-35 airframe, forever altered aviation history and inspired the design of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Originally printed by Northrop Aircraft in 1948, the YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.
Category: Transportation

Advances In Information Storage Systems

Author : Bharat Bhushan
ISBN : 9810221339
Genre : Computers
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The series Advances in Information Storage Systems covers a wide range of interdisciplinary technical areas, related to magnetic or optical storage systems. The following nonexhaustive list is indicative of the scope of the topics: Friction, Adhesion, Wear and Lubrications, Coatings, Solid Mechanics, Air Flow, Contamination, Instrumentation, Dynamics, Shock and Vibration, Controls, Head and Suspension Design, Actuators, Spindle and Actuator Motors and Bearings, Structure of Thin Films, Corrosion, Long-Term Reliability, Materials and Processing, Manufacturing and Automation, Economics.This volume contains 30 articles covering various aspects of the information storage and processing industry. It is organized into three parts: Mechanics and Tribology of Magnetic Rigid Disk Drives; Dynamics and Controls of Magnetic Rigid Disk Drives; and Mechanics of Flexible Media Systems.
Category: Computers

Monty Python S Flying Circus

Author : Marcia Landy
ISBN : 0814331033
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Category: Performing Arts

Flying Down To Rio

Author : Rosalie Schwartz
ISBN : 9781585444212
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, author Rosalie Schwartz uses the 1933 RKORadio Pictures production Flying Down to Rio to examine the interplay of technology and popular culture that shaped a distinctive twentiethcentury sensibility. The musical comedy connected airplanes, movies, and tourism, ending spectacularly with chorus girls dancing on the wings of airplanes high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Hollywood fantasy capped three decades during which airplanes and movies engendered new expectations and redefined peoples sense of wellbeing, their personal satisfactions, and their interpersonal relations. Wilbur and Orville Wright flew their airplane in 1903, at the same time that filmmakers began to project edited, filmed stories onto large screens. Spectators found entertainment value in both airplane competitions and motion pictures, and movie producers brought the thrill of aviators antics to a rapidly expanding audience. Meanwhile, air shows and competitions attracted large crowds of tourists. Mass tourism grew as a leisuretime activity, stimulated in part by travelogues and feature films. By 1930, the businessmen who envisioned transporting tourists to their destinations by airplane struggled to overcome the movieexaggerated association of flight with danger. Schwartz weaves these threads into a story of human daring and persistence, political intrigue, and international competition. From Wilbur and Orville to Fred and Ginger, Schwartzs narrative follows the fortunes of aviation and movie pioneers and the foundations and growth of Pan American Airways and RKORadio Pictures, the two companies that came together in Flying Down to Rio. By the end of the twentieth century, aviation, movies, and mass tourism had become powerful global industries, contributing to an internationally connected, entertainmentoriented culture. What was once unthinkable had now become expected.
Category: Social Science

Film Study

Author : Frank Manchel
ISBN : 0838634125
Genre : Performing Arts
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The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.
Category: Performing Arts

Flying To America

Author : Donald Barthelme
ISBN : 9781582439174
Genre : Fiction
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A volume of the National Book Award–winning author’s uncollected—and three previously unpublished—short stories “arrives like a wonderous jewel unearthed” (Literary Journal). Donald Barthelme is widely recognized as one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century. In this volume of unpublished or previously uncollected stories, he displays his keen eye for the absurd as well as his uniquely engaging, epiphanic, and richly textured style. The stories collected here delve into the themes that most fascinated Barthelme: the perils of the unfulfilled existence; the relationships between politics, art, sex, and life; and the importance of continuing to ask questions even though we are unable to learn the answers. Spanning Barthelme’s career, this posthumous collection includes his first published story, ‘Pages from the Annual Report,’ which appeared in 1959 under a pseudonym, as well as his last, ‘Tickets,’ published in The New Yorker shortly before he died in 1989. From this broad scope, “it is possible . . . to trace the author’s development from an early postmodern baroque . . . to the fragmentary, almost minimalist style of his late-’60s and early-’70s prime” (Los Angeles Times).
Category: Fiction

Flying High

Author : Anita Roy
ISBN : 8186706852
Genre : Women
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Women Are Entering And Leading So Many Different Fields These Days, The Career Options For Youngsters Have Never Been Wider, Or More Confusing! Together In This Book For The First Time, Each Of These Extraordinary Women Has Made A Mark In Her Chosen Profession. They Give First-Hand Accounts Of How They Got Their First Lucky Break, How They Made Their Way In Their Chosen Profession, What Challenges And Opportunities They Faced.
Category: Women

Douglas A 26 Invader Bomber Pilot S Flight Manual

Author : Periscope
ISBN : 9781411691155
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One of the only aircraft to fly and fight in three wars ' World War II, Korea and Vietnam ' the Douglas A-26 Invader earned a reputation for its durability under fire. First flown in 1942, the Invader (known after 1948 as the B-26) featured a single pilot, with a navigator / bombardier sitting in the co-pilot's position. Many B-26's served as transport and fire-fighting aircraft after their combat service. This reproduction of an original A-26 Pilot's Flight Manual gives a rare glimpse into the cockpit of this warbird.

Flying Saucers

Author : Emil Venere
ISBN : 9781491838983
Genre : Fiction
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Journalist Jane Hale seeks the truth about UFOs in this science fiction suspense that revolves around a conspiracy: Flying saucers are a product of human -- not alien -- ingenuity. The United States purloined the technology from the Germans at the end of the war and then began a clandestine program to produce a fleet of antigravity vehicles; Harry Truman secretly nurtured the program after the saucers' sensational showing in demonstrations the president himself ordered over Washington in 1952; influential engineer and technocrat Vannevar Bush aggressively enforced a secrecy doctrine reminiscent of the Manhattan Project. Four decades later, physics wunderkind, fighter pilot and astronautics prodigy Tommy Swift is recruited into the military's clandestine space program. A Midwestern kid with a talent for math and science and a Ph.D. in physics, he is on a fast track to become a NASA astronaut until diverted to the shadow space program. He becomes commander of Big Black Delta, a mammoth triangular spacecraft.
Category: Fiction

Flying Aircraft Carriers Of The Usaf Wing Tip Coupling

Author : Brian Lockett
ISBN : 9780578031866
Genre : History
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During and after World War II, aircraft designers were faced with the problem of increasing the range of strategic bombers. Dr. Richard Vogt, a German immigrant to the United States, proposed that floating wing panels carrying fuel tanks could be attached to the wing tips of an airplane with hinges to extend its range. The floating wing panels would support their own weight, without increasing the load on the airplane's wings. The Air Force initiated a project to simulate floating wing panels with a piloted light plane that coupled to a larger airplane in flight. Soon the scope of the project expanded to explore the possibility of towing fighters coupled to the wing tips of bombers.
Category: History