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Leaving Las Vegas

Author : John O'Brien
ISBN : 9781611859508
Genre : Performing Arts
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A re-issue of John O'Brien's debut novel, a masterpiece of modern realism about the perils of addiction and love in a city of loneliness. Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she has carved out for herself in a city defined by recklessness. But she is haunted by a spectre in a yellow Mercedes, a man from her past who is committed to taking control of her life again. Ben is an alcoholic intent on drinking his way towards an early death. Newly arrived from Los Angeles, he survived the four-hour intoxicated drive across the desert with his entire savings in his wallet and nothing else left to lose. Looking to satisfy hungers both material and existential, Ben and Sera stumble together on the strip and discover in each other a respite from their unforgiving lives. A testimony to the raw talent of its young author, Leaving Las Vegas is a compelling story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised and lost souls - an overlooked American classic.
Category: Performing Arts

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Neal Robinson
ISBN : 9798650275381
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Adapted from the novel by John O'Brien, this acclaimed drama follows alcoholic screenwriter Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage) as he drinks himself into oblivion in Las Vegas. When Ben meets the beautiful prostitute Sera (Elisabeth Shue), they strike up an unconventional relationship -- one where she can't ask him to curb his drinking, and he can't fault her for her job. Though they offer each other support, Ben's self-destruction threatens to eclipse their bond.
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Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571297450
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ben Sanderson is an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Cutting all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. In the words of David Thompson of Los Angeles Magazine, Leaving Las Vegas is a masterpiece. Best Actor Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage and Best Actress nominee Elisabeth Shue set the screen ablaze in this profoundly moving love story. Nominated for two additional Academy Awards (R), Director and Adapted Screenplay, this emotionally charged powerhouse of a film graced over 100 '10 Best' lists including Roger Ebert's #1 Movie of the Year.
Category: Performing Arts

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Aleah Barley
ISBN : 9781622660841
Genre : Fiction
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Leaving Las Vegas by Aleah Barley: "I'm so glad that what happened in Vegas didn't stay there. A sexy, fun, thrilling romp of a romance that had me alternating between a swoon and laughing out loud." --bestselling author, Robin Covington When West Virginia wild child, Glory Allen enters a private poker game with her town's dreams at stake she loses it all. To make matters worse, she's trapped in a car with the sexy but infuriating man who won—and accused her of cheating. Now because of him, she's on the run from the mafia who put out a hit on the stuck-up casino magnate with the toe-curling good looks—and he isn't even her type. So why can't she cool the explosive chemistry between them? She's out of control...and she's enough to drive Luke Tanner crazy. Yet she's the only one willing to put her neck on the line...for him—a complete stranger she professes to hate. Now he's in debt...to her. And it's a debt he's willing to work off any way she wants...on the hood of his sports car, in a waterfall—wherever she'll have him, he's willing to pay the price. But the stakes are raised when they return to West Virginia—helping Luke escape has put Glory and her hometown in the sites of someone who wants him dead. This time Glory decides she's not going to end up empty-handed—it's time for the winner to take all and she won't stop 'til she wins his heart.
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Reel To Real

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 9781135070656
Genre : Performing Arts
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Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks – one of America’s most celebrated and thrilling cultural critics – talks back to films that have moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to the work of Spike Lee. Including also her conversations with master filmmakers such as Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, Reel to Real is a must read for anyone who believes that movies are worth arguing about.
Category: Performing Arts

Digital Film Making

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571261352
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Now there is no reason to prevent anybody from making a film. The technology exists, the equipment is much cheaper than it was, the post-production facilities are on a laptop computer, the entire equipment to make a film can go in a couple of cases and be carried as hand luggage on a plane.' Mike Figgis In this indispensable guide, leading director Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital filmmaking technology so as to get the very best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. Offering everything that you could wish to know on the subject, this is a handbook that will become an essential back-pocket reference for the digital film enthusiast - whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.
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Night Day Las Vegas

Author : Pulse Guides
ISBN : 9780975902288
Genre : Travel
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With an unparalleled scene with nightlife that goes until dawn, the world's best chefs competing to outdo each other, and a bevy of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, today's Sin City is all about excitement. Today's savvy travelers rely on NIGHT+DAY Las Vegas -- with its opinionated listings, insightful descriptions, and witty, intelligent writing -- to get the sophisticated edge in travel. From the trendiest tables, hippest hotels, top shops and galleries to the hottest nightspots and coolest attractions, NIGHT+DAY Las Vegas is packed with expert recommendations and insider tips. For discerning travelers, it's the details that make the difference. Night+Day signature sections include the "99 Best" of the city, three unique "Perfect Plan" itineraries, a "Cheat Sheet" of city essentials, a quick and concise "Black Book" index, maps, and more.
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Projections 10

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571297481
Genre : Performing Arts
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Mike Figgis has always been intrigued by the workings of the Hollywood System. As he progressed from his acclaimed US debut Internal Affairs, through hellish studio wrangles on Mr. Jones, to Oscar-laurelled success with Leaving Las Vegas, Figgis always wanted to find a way to document the mores of the Hollywood industry, before it could swallow him whole. For Projections, he accepted an invitation to return to LA in late 1998 and create just such a document. In conversation with established players such as Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Jerry Bruckheimer, plus ascending talents such as Salma Hayek and Paul Thomas Anderson, Figgis paints a refreshingly honest but unmistakably dark portrait of an industry where money does more than talk. Mike Figgis's witnesses include Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Mickey Rourke, Nastassja Kinski, Elizabeth Shue, Salma Hayek, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jerry Bruckheimer and many more . . .
Category: Performing Arts

Screen Adaptation

Author : Kenneth Portnoy
ISBN : 9781136049057
Genre : Performing Arts
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Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres. Topics include: determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story; expanding short novellas and condensing long novels; using dialog to advance the story and reveal character; comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays approaching the marketplace In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay
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Discovering Vintage Las Vegas

Author : Paul W. Papa
ISBN : 9781493013982
Genre : Travel
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Discovering Vintage Las Vegas takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like the casinos that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!
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Nicolas Cage

Author : Ian Markham-Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110933871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Since his Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas, Nicholas Cage has become one of the most high-profile stars of contemporary cinema. Yet despite all the media attention, Cage remains one of Hollywood’s most inscrutable stars; in fact, his real life is as curious as some of the characters he plays. This new book follows the actor’s life and appraises his career, including his roles in cult movies like Raising Arizona and Wild at Heart, his oddball leading-man parts in films like Moonstruck, and his incarnation as action hero in Con Air and Face/Off. Complete with photos and a filmography, this is a must-read for Nicolas Cage’s many fans.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Erotic Films Film Guide

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 115724484X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Showgirls, Eyes Wide Shut, Leaving Las Vegas, Last Tango in Paris, List of Nikkatsu Roman Porno Films, Pink Film, Caligula, Kekko Kamen, Angel, Lust, Caution, Unfaithful, Unsimulated Sex in Film, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Daydream, Striptease, the Lover, Go, Go Second Time Virgin, the Hunger, Baise-Moi, Colour Blossoms, American Gigolo, Young Adam, the World of Geisha, Watcher in the Attic, Desert Hearts, Ichijo's Wet Lust, Lovely Angel, Flesh
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Existentialism For Dummies

Author : Christopher Panza
ISBN : 9780470436899
Genre : Philosophy
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Have you ever wondered what the phrase “God is dead” means? You’ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard’s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. You’ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism’s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There’s even a section on religious existentialism. You’ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to: Trace the influence of existentialism Distinguish each philosopher’s specific ideas Explain what it means to say that “God is dead” See culture through an existentialist lens Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death Navigate the absurdity of life Master the art of individuality Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.
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The Woman I Am

Author : Helen Reddy
ISBN : 9781440649868
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Woman I Am is an incredibly inspiring autobiography by Helen Reddy, the woman who made "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" a household phrase. With her song "I Am Woman," Reddy provided the feminist anthem of the 1970s. She became the first Australian to win a Grammy, to have her own prime-time variety show on a U.S. television network, and to have three number-one singles in the same year. Then, at the height of her career, Reddy's world was shattered by the death of both her parents, and simultaneously, the news that she had a rare, incurable disease. In this riveting, frank, and ultimately brave memoir, Reddy reveals the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Uncaged

Author : Douglas Thompson
ISBN : 0752211900
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the life of the nephew of the director Francis Ford Coppola, the actor who has appeared in such films as "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Moonstruck," "Leaving Las Vegas," and "Con-Air"
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The Elisabeth Shue Handbook Everything You Need To Know About Elisabeth Shue

Author : Emily Smith
ISBN : 1743334958
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress and producer, most famous for her roles in the films The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future Parts II and III and Leaving Las Vegas, for which she won five acting awards and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. This book is your ultimate resource for Elisabeth Shue. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Elisabeth Shue, The Karate Kid (1984 film), Link (film), Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail (1988 film), Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Soapdish, The Marrying Man, Twenty Bucks, Heart and Souls, Radio Inside, Blind Justice (1994 film), Leaving Las Vegas, The Underneath (film), The Trigger Effect, The Saint (film), Deconstructing Harry, Cousin Bette (film), Palmetto (film), Molly (film), Hollow Man, Tuck Everlasting (2002 film), Mysterious Skin, Hide and Seek (2005 film), Dreamer (2005 film), Gracie (film), Hamlet 2, Don McKay (film), Piranha 3D, Waking Madison, House at the End of the Street.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

World Film Locations Las Vegas

Author : Marcelline Block
ISBN : 9781841505909
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Sin and redemption. The ridiculous and the sublime. The carnivalesque excess of the Strip and the barrenness of the desert surrounding the city. Visited by millions of fortune seekers – and starry-eyed lovers – each year, Las Vegas is a city with as many apparent contradictions as Elvis impersonators, and this complexity is reflected in the diversity of films that have been shot on location there. A copiously illustrated retrospective of Vegas’s appearances on the big screen, this new volume in Intellect’s World Film Locations series presents synopses of scenes from a broad selection of films – from big-budget blockbusters like Oceans 11 to acclaimed classics Rain Man, Casino, and The Godfather to cult favorites like Showgirls and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Insightful essays throughout explore a range of topics, including the Rat Pack’s Las Vegas, the cinematized Strip, Las Vegas as a frequent backdrop for science fiction, and the various film portrayals of iconic pop-cultural figures like Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Rounding out this information are film stills juxtaposed with photographs of the locations as they appear today. World Film Locations: Las Vegas goes beyond the clichés of Sin City to examine what Hal Rothman and Mike Davis called 'the grit beneath the glitter', thus providing an opportunity to find out more about the unique position Vegas occupies in the popular imagination.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Time Out Las Vegas

Author : Editors of Time Out
ISBN : 9781846703539
Genre : Travel
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Time Out Las Vegas is the only crib sheet travelers need to the world's most outlandish city. Whether going for a short or extended visit, this guide is an invaluable companion through the neon maze that awaits in Las Vegas. With the lowdown on all the hotels and casinos, money-saving tips, extensive restaurant reviews, hints on the hottest nightlife, and a full guide to gambling, it leaves nothing to chance. This seventh edition proves that there is more to Sin City than just sequins and slots — the dramatic expansion in hotel accommodations, fine dining, and shopping is attracting tourists from every economic strata, not just those with gambling as their sole agenda. The guide contains a detailed explanation of what games are available in the casinos, as well as tips on how to play them. There is also a chapter on suggested side trips to Hoover Dam, as well as other sights in Nevada and Arizona.
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The Assault On Tony S

Author : John O'Brien
ISBN : 0802135420
Genre : Fiction
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Trapped for days inside a bar by a race riot, five heavy drinkers find their relationships changing as the supply of alcohol dwindles
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