The silent films were not silent for long. The live music that accompanied early cinema was as much a part of the experience as the film itself. The Music Of The Silent Films features 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, divided into specific moods in the same way that the live music accompanists of the silent era would have used.This book tells the extraordinary story of the rise and abrupt fall of silent movie music and includes 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, allowing you to play scores inspired by what is arguably the golden era of film music. era, The Music Of The Silent Films boasts specially selected pieces that evoke a range of mood music genres, representing a number of composers.Not only does this book comprise an eclectic collection of Piano scores, it also features film stills and stunning photography to accompany a fascinating introduction to this precedential era of ´sight and sound´. Further to this, a short guide to how to use the music to create your own silent film scores is sure to help you bring a new dimension to your playing, and might even help to revive a lost art! During the pre-talkie period of 1915–1927, live musical ´photoplay´ accompaniment was required in movie theatres great and small, giving work to an army of musicians. To help the solitary pianists run the gamut of musical emotions, night after night, music publishers produced a wealth of scores with selections of printed music chosen to match a range of on-screen moods and activities. The Music Of The Silent Films includes short biographies of some of the leading composers of the genre, as well as detailed descriptions of the most popular ‘moods’ used, helping you not only to play the pieces but learn more about sound and cinema at the same time.Perfect for any pianist interested in silent films, film composition, or just wanting a diverse range of original pieces, The Music Of The Silent Films is a collection of fantastic arrangements, and a guide to a fascinating period of musical history.A Chinese Tragedy [Baron, Maurice] A Festive Gathering [Jacquet, Maurice H.] A Marionette´s Romance [Leigh, Norman] Agitato No. 3 [Langey, Otto] Allegro Perpetuo [Savino, Domenico] Allegro Precipitoso [Savino, Domenico] Allegro Scintillante [Kempinsky, Leo A.] Amaryllis (Graceful Dance) [Ketelbey, Albert W.] Andante Cantabile [O´Hare, Christopher] Andante Dramatico [Borch, Gaston] Appassionato No.1 [Rapée & Axt] Arabian Nights [Ketelbey, Albert W.] Battle Music [Riesenfeld, Hugo] Betrayed [Kempinsky, Leo A.] Comedy Excitement [Zamecnik, J.S.] Dashing Cowboy [Aborn, Morris] Dramatic Andante No.1 [Rapée, Erno & Axt, William] Gaiety [Savino, Domenico] Happy Bohemians [Axt, William] Hurry No. 2 [Langey, Otto] Hurry No.3 [Langey, Otto] Impending Danger [Kempinsky, Leo A.] In Despair [Irénée Bergé] Indian War-Dance [Bergé, Irénée] Into The Unknown [Carbonara, Gerard] Jollity [Zamecnik, J.S.] June Moon [Fenton, Bernard] Kiki [Savino, Domenico] Love´s Awakening [Ketelbey, Albert W.] Miss Mischief (Caprice d´Amour) [Kempinsky, Leo A.] Misterioso [Zamecnik, J.S.] Pomp And Pageantry [Schertzinger, Victor L.] Recitative No.1 [Rapée, Erno & Axt, William] Remorse [Lowitz, W.W.] Reproach [Zamecnik, J.S.] Sinister Misterioso [Bergé, Irénée] Solemn Scenes From Nature [O´Hare, Christopher] Storm, Strife Or Tempest [Ancliffe, Charles] Sunset [Ancliffe, Charles] Terreur (Terror) [Baron, Maurice] The Bold Riders [Carbonara, Gerard] The Creepy Creeps [Borch, Gaston] The Flight [Savino, Domenico] The Hobbling Hobo [Bergé, Irénée] The Jesters [Carbonara, Gerard] The Village Clown [Axt, William] The Village Cut-Up [Axt, William] Treacherous Knave [Zamecnik, J.S.] Valse Mimi [Axt, William] Violence [Zamecnik, J.S.]
DescriptionThe new CD edition of The Easy Piano Collection: Classic Film Gold features a selection of the world´s finest film music. Every piece has been composed for or arranged for easy Piano and all accompanied by high quality demonstration performances on a specially commissioned music CD.Learning to play these classic compositions has never been easier to do.These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies.Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard.SonglistClair De Lune (Ocean´s Eleven) [Debussy, Claude]Hallelujah Chorus (Bridget Jones´s Diary) [Handel, George Frideric]Jesu, Joy Of Man´s Desiring (Minority Report) [Bach, Johann Sebastian]Lacrimosa (From Requiem) (The Big Lebowski) [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Land Of Hope And Glory (Fantasia 2000) [Elgar, Edward]Le Donna E Mobile (Captain Corelli´s Mandolin) [Verdi, Giuseppe]Meditation (From Thais) (Titanic) [Massenet, Jules]Moonlight Sonata (Ray) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]Nimrod (Elizabeth) [Elgar, Edward]Prelude In Db Major ´Raindrop´ (Shine) [Chopin, Frederic]Soave Sia Il Vento (From Cosi Fan Tutte) (Closer) [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Spring (From The Four Seasons) (The Final Cut) [Vivaldi, Antonio]Stabat Mater (The Talented Mr. Ripley) [Vivaldi, Antonio]String Quartet No.2 (The Godfather Part III) [Borodin, Alexander]Symphony No.6 ´Pastoral´ (Big Fish) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (Four Weddings And A Funeral) [Handel, George Frideric]The Entertainer (The Sting) [Joplin, Scott]The Ride Of The Valkyries (Apocalypse Now) [Wagner, Richard]Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (The Aviator) [Bach, Johann Sebastian]Traumerei (Tea With Mussolini) [Schumann, Robert]Trout Quintet (Sixth Sense) [Schubert, Franz]Waltz (From The Sleeping Beauty) (Artificial Intelligence: AI) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Waltz In Ab Major ´Farewell´ (The Others) [Chopin, Frederic]
Script Culture and the American Screenplay treats the screenplay as a literary work in its own right, presenting analyses of screenplays from a variety of frameworks, including feminism, Marxism, structuralism, philosophy, and psychology. Script Culture and the American Screenplay is divided into two parts. Part 1 provides a general background for screenplay studies, tracing the evolution of the screenplay from the early shot lists and continuities of George Méliès and Thomas Harper Ince, to the more detailed narratives of contemporary works. Part 2 offers specific, primarily thematic, critical examinations of screenplays, along with discussions of the original screenplay and the screenplay adaptation. In all, Boon explains that screenplay criticism distinguishes itself from traditional film studies in three major ways. The primary focus of screenplay criticism is on the screenplay rather than the film, the focus of screenplay studies is on the screenwriter rather than the director, and screenplay criticism, like literary criticism, is written to illuminate a reader´s understanding of the text. Boon demonstrates that whether we are concerned with aesthetics and identifying rules for distinguishing the literary from the non-literary, or whether we align ourselves with more contemporary theories, which recognize texts as distinguishable in their inter-relationships and marked difference, screenplays constitute a rich cache of works worthy of critical examination. The audiobook is published by Wayne State University Press. ´´Kevin Alexander Boon´s stated purpose is to stimulate interest in screenplay criticism - a worthy goal, in my opinion, admirably achieved by Script Culture and the American Screenplay.´´ (James M. Welsh, Salisbury University) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emil N Gallina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094192/bk_acx0_094192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A comprehensive look at the making of the wildly successful Disney Channel film High School Musical, this unofficial guidebook explores the cultural phenomenon and loyal fan base the movie spawned. Providing detailed profiles on the film´s cast members - including Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, and Corbin Bleu - this companion follows the cast around the world as they promote the film and supplies all available information about the upcoming sequel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001384/bk_adbl_001384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hollywood has been putting out Bible movies since the Silent Era. This amazing new book, Hollywood and the Bible, is your guide for some of the most memorable Bible films from the past century. They´re all in here: the big-budget extravaganzas and hopeful near-misses. Focusing on the Old Testament, but including a glossary of mostly all Biblical epics ever made, this reference guide is a must-have for Bible movie aficionados. The main chapter, of course, is about DeMille´s 1956 epic The Ten Commandments (starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner), the standard-bearer by which all other Biblical movies are judged against. Many people only know of this Bible film, but it wasn´t the first nor will it be the last. There are many other enjoyable Biblical movies, and this excellent reference guide offers detailed analyses of the more important films of this genre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115219/bk_acx0_115219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Applauding the true heroes of the classroom, this compilation looks closely at the teachers who change lives one day and one lesson at a time. Instructors from all backgrounds are covered, from literature and poetry to film and even those captured in comic strips. Detailed statistics are presented, proving that teachers really do make a difference, and a collection of side-splitting jokes and riddles celebrate the most unheralded, exhausting, income-challenged, and ultimately, rewarding of all professions. Chapters include ´´Sunday School Bloopers´´, ´´Students Say the Darnedest Things´´, and ´´Why I Flunked Out of High School´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Lederer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104350/bk_acx0_104350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dynamic collection of essays and reportage, The Green Season illustrates daily life in Costa Rica, a tiny Central American nation dedicated to peace and teeming with tropical life. With his trademark humor and observation, Robert Isenberg describes the people, culture, and biodiversity that make Costa Rica so unique, from a centuries-old indigenous ceremony to a remote jungle crisscrossed by crocodile-filled canals. Isenberg explores the country head-on, fighting his way through San Jose traffic, mingling with venomous snakes, and even making a cameo in an epic soccer film at the height of World Cup fever. Richly detailed and tenderly written, The Green Season is one expat´s love letter to his adoptive homeland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Isenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062276/bk_acx0_062276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Dead Over Heels and the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Roe is still in mourning over her husband´s death when a movie company arrives in Lawrenceton. They´ve come to make a film based on a book written by her one-time boyfriend, Robin Crusoe, a book that detailed their shared investigation of a series of murders that occurred years before. But when the lead actress - who is playing Roe - is killed, Robin and Roe join forces once again to thwart a killer, without knowing that Roe herself is the next target. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003626/bk_reco_003626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now once again available, the definitive biography of a seminal figure in film history, whom Orson Welles called ´´the greatest of all directors.´´ Jean Renoir´s career almost spans the history years of cinema - from the early silent movies, to the naturalism of the talkies, committed cinema, film noir, Hollywood studio productions, the Technicolor-period comedies and fast television techniques. His film The Grand Illusion remains one of the greatest movies about the effects of war. Decades after its release, Renoir´s The Rules of the Game (1939) is the only film to have been included on every top 10 list in Sight & Sound´s respected decennial poll since 1952, cementing Renoir´s influence. André Bazin and François Truffaut praised Renoir as the patron saint of the French New Wave. Jean Renoir: Projections of Paradise gives detailed accounts of Renoir´s working methods and captivating appraisals of his films, and his long and fascinating life from his blissful childhood as the son of the great Impressionist painter Auguste Renoir. This is a must-listen for students of film and all fans of entertaining, timeless movies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jean Brassard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025230/bk_adbl_025230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On 22 February 2006, £53 million was stolen from a cash warehouse belonging to the Securitas company in Tonbridge, Kent. In terms of value, the robbery puts previous British capers, such as the Great Train Robbery, in the shade. This was a crime notable for its audacity, carried out by an unlikely crew of players that included a used car salesman, two Albanian casual workers and a roofer. Five men were convicted at the Old Bailey in January 2008, which attracted nationwide media coverage. A sixth man, Paul Allen, was sentenced in October 2009 for his part. Having become close to the Tonbridge gang and the police during three years of research, Sounes relates a classic crime caper in irresistible, almost forensic detail. After the robbery comes the exciting, sometimes comical story of the getaway. Money is found, and arrests are made, but key characters slip out of the country, and millions of pounds are still missing. Heist is the definitive account of these compelling events, is wildly entertaining and a must for all fans of well-written true crime. Since the book has been written, Darren Aronofsky (director of The Wrestler) has announced he will direct a British-made film. Howard Sounes is known for writing detailed and revelatory biographies of a wide range of extraordinary personalities, including the murderers Fred and Rosemary West (Fred & Rose), the American author Charles Bukowski (Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life) and the musicians Bob Dylan (Down the Highway) and Paul McCartney (Fab). His new book is Amy, 27 - a study of the life and death of Amy Winehouse and the other iconic stars who died at the same young age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard Sounes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022899/bk_adbl_022899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.