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Life Moves Pretty Fast

Author : Hadley Freeman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-14
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781501130663
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Book Summary: From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Author : Hadley Freeman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501130458
File Size : 45,8 Mb
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Book Summary: "An earlier edition of this work was published in Great Britain in 2015."--Title page verso.

You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried

Author : Susannah Gora
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2011-02-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780307716606
File Size : 55,8 Mb
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Book Summary: You can quote lines from Sixteen Candles (“Last night at the dancemy little brother paid a buck to see your underwear”), your iPod playlist includes more than one song by the Psychedelic Furs and Simple Minds, you watch The Breakfast Club every time it comes on cable, and you still wish that Andie had ended up with Duckie in Pretty in Pink. You’re a bonafide Brat Pack devotee—and you’re not alone. The films of the Brat Pack—from Sixteen Candles to Say Anything—are some of the most watched, bestselling DVDs of all time. The landscape that the Brat Packmemorialized—where outcasts and prom queens fall in love, preppies and burn-outs become buds, and frosted lip gloss, skinny ties, and exuberant optimism made us feel invincible—is rich with cultural themes and significance, and has influenced an entire generation who still believe that life always turns out the way it is supposed to. You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that era, interviewing key players, such as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, and John Cusack, and mines all the material from the movies to the music to the way the films were made to show how they helped shape our visions for romance, friendship, society, and success.

Don't You Forget About Me

Author : Jaime Clarke
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-03-06
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 1416950370
File Size : 11,9 Mb
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Book Summary: No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful are timeless tales of love, angst, longing, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation. Fondly nostalgic, filled with wit and surprising insights, don't you forget about me contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists on the films' far-reaching effects on their own lives -- an irresistible read for anyone who came of age in the eighties (or just wishes they did). Featuring new writing from: Steve Almond * Julianna Baggott * Lisa Borders * Ryan Boudinot * T Cooper * Quinn Dalton * Emily Franklin * Lisa Gabriele * Tod Goldberg * Nina de Gramont * Tara Ison * Allison Lynn * John McNally * Dan Pope * Lewis Robinson * Ben Schrank * Elizabeth Searle * Mary Sullivan * Rebecca Wolff * Moon Unit Zappa

ReFocus: the Films of John Hughes

Author : Frances Smith,Timothy Shary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-04-30
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1474449026
File Size : 46,8 Mb
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Book Summary: The films of John Hughes (1950-2009) have enjoyed popular and critical success alike, from his first scripts in the early 1980s through to his celebrated work later in the decade and into the 1990s. While Hughes is best remembered for his stories about teenagers, such as Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), almost all of his films deal with comical conflicts within everyday American families. He directed eight films and wrote over thirty in a career spanning a quarter of a century, and is fondly remembered for influencing American perceptions of - and appreciation for - the daily lives of (primarily) common citizens. This wide-ranging collection examines the films of John Hughes from diverse angles, considering how he depicted young characters, how he revealed the humour of family life, and how his films subtly critiqued social issues such as class, race, gender, education and domestic relationships. Timothy Shary is a professor of communications at Eastern Florida State College. Frances Smith is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex.

House of Glass

Author : Hadley Freeman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-03-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501199226
File Size : 17,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Writer Hadley Freeman investigates her family’s secret history in this “exceptional” (The Washington Post) “masterpiece” (The Daily Telegraph) uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations. Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her grandmother’s death, she found a shoebox tucked in the closet containing photographs of her grandmother with a mysterious stranger, a cryptic telegram from the Red Cross, and a drawing signed by Picasso. This discovery sent Freeman on a decade-long quest to uncover the significance of these keepsakes, taking her from Picasso’s archives in Paris to a secret room in a farmhouse in Auvergne to Long Island to Auschwitz. Freeman pieces together the puzzle of her family’s past, discovering more about the lives of her grandmother and her three brothers, Jacques, Henri, and Alex. Their stories sometimes typical, sometimes astonishing—reveal the broad range of experiences of Eastern European Jews during the Holocaust. This “frightening, inspiring, and cautionary” (Kirkus Reviews) family saga is filled with extraordinary twists, vivid characters, and famous cameos, illuminating the Jewish and immigrant experience in the World War II era. Reviewers have asked: “is there a better book about being Jewish?” (The Daily Telegraph) Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, House of Glass is “a triumph” (The Bookseller) and a powerful story about the past that echoes issues that remain relevant today.

Write, Open, Act

Author : Lee Weinstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
Category : Conduct of life
ISBN : 0999411802
File Size : 50,8 Mb
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Book Summary: If life were a project and you knew you had a limited time to get it done, wouldn't it make sense to develop a plan? "Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook" delivers a life of promise and purpose. No one wants to be lying on their deathbed wishing they would have done this or that. This book helps people achieve their life dreams, even when day-to-day issues get in the way. Author Lee Weinstein is a former Nike public relations leader. One Saturday, he and his wife, Melinda, pulled out a large sheet of butcher paper and invented a process they call Intentional Life Planning.It began with a conversation about where they wanted to live. This led to their looking at the decades they had ahead and the key upcoming milestones for their family, and imagining what they wanted to do with their lives. They ended up creating a highly visual Intentional Life Plan--a timeline filled with dreams and goals--that they've updated every year since. When they shared photos of their annual planning day on Facebook, friends went crazy. Many asked how they, too, could get started. And several asked them to turn their process into a workshop, which they did. Their next move was to publish "Write, Open, Act" to bring the Intentional Life Planning method to a wider audience to explore on their own. This practical, hands-on workbook will change your life. Use the four steps in "Write, Open, Act" to build a visual Intentional Life Plan and chart your plan in less than a day. Written for people of all walks of life, ages 18-85, readers will be treated to an actionable process that is highly visual, with original illustrations and inspirational messages sprinkled throughout. After completing the workbook, you will have a plan for how to live your best life on this planet!

New York Times: The Times of the Eighties

Author : The New York Times,William Grimes
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Release : 2013-07-08
Category : History
ISBN : 9781603763288
File Size : 53,8 Mb
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Book Summary: From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. There is no better record of history than the archives of The New York Times. Now, more than 200 articles from the great decade of the 1980s are culled from these archives and carefully curated, by editor and Times writer William Grimes, to create one complete, compelling, historical and nostalgic collection. Organized by sections such as politics, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment, food, obituaries, and more, The Times of the Eighties covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1980s. Articles include coverage of historic events like Wall Street's "Black Monday," the Iran-Contra scandal, Tiananmen Square, the Challenger disaster, the Human Genome Project, the collapse of communism, and the introduction of the personal computer by IBM; cultural highlights like the launch of MTV, Ted Turner's establishment of CNN, the Cabbage Patch doll craze, reviews of movies like E.T., Terminator, Raging Bull, and Tootsie, and features on musicians like Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, U2, Wham, Blondie, and more; plus pieces on personalities like Mikhail Gorbachev, Princess Diana, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pete Rose, Bill Cosby, and more. The stories are penned by well-known Times writers like William Safire, Frank Rich, Anna Quindlen, Serge Schmemann, Russell Baker, Nan C. Robertson, Thomas L. Friedman, Linda Greenhouse, Bill Keller, Clyde Haberman, Paul Goldberger, Francis X. Clines, John Noble Wilford, Nicholas Kristof, Fox Butterfield, John Rockwell, Anthony Lewis, and many more. Grimes guides readers through the articles he's selected with commentary that puts the stories into historical context and explores the impact that these events and individuals eventually had on the future. Hundreds of color photographs from the Times and other sources illuminate the stories throughout.