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Movies About Weddings: A Guide to 700+ Movies with Weddings, Alexander Law & Susan Winlaw.
1 Alexander Law & Susan Winlaw. Movies About Weddings: A Guide to 700+ Movies with Weddings
Oshawa: BAM Publishers 2010 0986604208 / 9780986604201 Paper back New Not issued 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches 

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Literature and the Visual Media (Essays and Studies Series), David Seed (ed.).
2 David Seed (ed.). Literature and the Visual Media (Essays and Studies Series)
Cambridge: D.S.Brewer 2005 1843840561 / 9781843840565 Hard bound New New 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches 
Fiction and film interrelate closely to each other, and the specially commissioned essays in this volume all consider different aspects of this relationship. Beginning with discussions of Dickens and Victorian literature, the contributors, all leading scholars in this field, demonstrate how visual devices like the magic lantern caught the interest of writers and affected their choice of subject and method. The impact of the cinema on the British modernists is then discussed, and the remaining essays provide detailed case studies on such subjects as Hemingway, Updike, and the depiction of women in contemporary fiction and film. 
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Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era, Francesca T. Royster.
3 Francesca T. Royster. Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 2013 0472051792 / 9780472051793 Paper back New Not issued 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm 
Sounding Like a No-No traces a rebellious spirit in post–civil rights black music by focusing on a range of offbeat, eccentric, queer, or slippery performances by leading musicians influenced by the cultural changes brought about by the civil rights, black nationalist, feminist, and LGBTQ movements, who through reinvention created a repertoire of performances that have left a lasting mark on popular music. The book's innovative readings of performers including Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Stevie Wonder, Eartha Kitt, and Meshell Ndegeocello demonstrate how embodied sound and performance became a means for creativity, transgression, and social critique, a way to reclaim imaginative and corporeal freedom from the social death of slavery and its legacy of racism, to engender new sexualities and desires, to escape the sometimes constrictive codes of respectability and uplift from within the black community, and to make space for new futures for their listeners. The book's perspective on music as a form of black corporeality and identity, creativity, and political engagement will appeal to those in African American studies, popular music studies, queer theory, and black performance studies; general readers will welcome its engaging, accessible, and sometimes playful writing style, including elements of memoir. 
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The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists, Gregory Curtis.
4 Gregory Curtis. The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists
New York: Knopf 2006 1400043484 / 9781400043484 Hardbound New New 15.6 x 2.8 x 22.1 cm 
In his new book, Gregory Curtis introduces us to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—to the men and women who rediscovered them, to the varied theories about their origins, to their remarkable beauty and their continuing fascination. He takes us with him on his own journey of discovery, making us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings, telling us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people who settled the area some 40,000 years ago. Beginning in 1879 with Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, who found the astonishing paintings on the ceiling of a cave at Altamira, Curtis takes us among the scholars of prehistory, the archaeologists, the art historians who devoted their lives to studying and writing about the paintings. Among them: the famous Abbé Henri Breuil, who lay on his back in damp caves lit only by a lantern held patiently aloft by his faithful—and silent—female assistant, to produce the exquisite tracings that are the most reproduced renderings of the art; Max Raphael, the art historian who first understood that the animals on the walls were not single portraits but part of larger compositions; the beautiful Annette Lamming-Emperaire, resistance fighter turned archaeologist, whose doctoral thesis was so important that all theory since has flowed from her work; Jean Clottes and others still working as new caves and information come to light. In his own search for the caves’ meaning, Curtis takes us through the major theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious or shamanistic purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways in which ethnography, archaeology, and religion have influenced the thinking about the cave paintings over time. The Cave Painters is rich in detail, personalities, and history—and permeated with the mystery at the core of this art created so many thousands of years ago by human beings who had developed, perhaps for the first time, both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it. 
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Johnny Carson, Henry Bushkin.
5 Henry Bushkin. Johnny Carson
New York: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013 0544217624 / 9780544217621 Hardbound New New 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm 
revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant. From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the ’70s and ’80s he was the country’s highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. During the apex of his reign, Carson’s longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us Johnny Carson with a breathtaking clarity and depth that nobody else could. From the moment in 1970 when Carson hired Bushkin (who was just twenty-seven) until the moment eighteen years later when they parted ways, the author witnessed and often took part in a string of escapades that still retain their power to surprise and fascinate us. One of Bushkin’s first assignments was helping Carson break into a posh Manhattan apartment to gather evidence of his wife’s infidelity. More than once, Bushkin helped his client avoid entanglements with the mob. Of course, Carson’s adventures weren’t all so sordid. He hosted Ronald Reagan’s inaugural concert as a favor to the new president, and he prevented a drunken Dean Martin from appearing onstage that evening. Carson socialized with Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, and dozens of other boldface names who populate this atmospheric and propulsive chronicle of the King of Late Night and his world. But this memoir isn’t just dishy. It is a tautly rendered and remarkably nuanced portrait of Carson, revealing not only how he truly was, but why. Bushkin explains why Carson, a voracious (and very talented) womanizer, felt he always had to be married; why he loathed small talk even as he excelled at it; why he couldn’t visit his son in the hospital and wouldn’t attend his mother’s funeral; and much more. Bushkin’s account is by turns shocking, poignant, and uproarious — written with a novelist’s eye for detail, a screenwriter’s ear for dialogue, and a knack for comic timing that Carson himself would relish. Johnny Carson unveils not only the hidden Carson, but also the raucous, star-studded world he ruled. 
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Television Culture (Studies in Communication Series), John Fiske.
6 John Fiske. Television Culture (Studies in Communication Series)
New York: Routledge 1988 0415039347 / 9780415039345 Paper back New (Slight shelf wear) Not issued 9.2 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches 
Television is unique in its ability to produce so much pleasure and so many meanings for such a wide variety of people. In this book, John Fiske looks at television’s role as an agent of popular culture, and goes on to consider the relationship between this cultural dimension and television’s status as a commodity of the cultural industries that are deeply inscribed with capitalism. He makes use of detailed textual analysis and audience studies to show how television is absorbed into social experience, and thus made into popular culture. Audiences, Fiske argues, are productive, discriminating, and televisually literate. 
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Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday, Jordan  Matter.
7 Jordan Matter. Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
New York; Workman Publishing Company 2012 0761171703 / 9780761171706 Paper back New Not issued 7.9 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches 
The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all. Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the reader feels buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic. Photographer Jordan Matter started his Dancers Among Us Project by asking a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company to dance for him in a place where dance is unexpected. So, dressed in a commuter’s suit and tie, the dancer flew across a Times Square subway platform. And in that image Matter found what he’d been searching for: a way to express the feeling of being fully alive in the moment, unself-conscious, present. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way that’s fresh, surprising, original, universal. There’s no photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks. 
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The Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice, Judith Pascore.
8 Judith Pascore. The Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan 2013 047203569X / 9780472035694 1st Paper back New Not issued 22.6 x 15 x 1.5 cm 
English actress Sarah Siddons (1755–1831) was an international celebrity widely acclaimed for her performances of tragic heroines.We know what Siddons looked like—an endless number of artists asked her to sit for portraits and sculptures—but what of her famous voice? In lively and engaging prose, Judith Pascoe journeys to discover how the celebrated romantic actor’s voice sounded and to understand its power to move audiences to a state of emotional collapse. The author’s quixotic endeavor leads her to enroll in a “Voice for Actors” class, to collect Lady Macbeth voice prints, and to listen more carefully to the soundscape of her own life. The Sarah Siddons Audio Files is the first full-scale attempt to address the importance of the voice in romantic culture. Bringing together archival discoveries, sound recording history, and media theory, the book shows how the romantic poets’ preoccupation with voices is linked to a larger cultural anxiety about the voice’s ephemerality. The Sarah Siddons Audio Files contributes to a growing body of work on the fascinating history of sound, and will engage a broad audience interest in how recording technology has altered human experience. 
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Soundscapes Classical: Case Studies from the Western Classical Repertory, Kay Kaufman Shelemay.
9 Kay Kaufman Shelemay. Soundscapes Classical: Case Studies from the Western Classical Repertory
New York: W W Norton & Co 2001 039397703X / 9780393977035 1st Paperback New 0.2 x 6.5 x 9 inches 
In SOUNDSCAPES CLASSICAL, twenty works from the Western classical repertory-two for each chapter of SOUNDSCAPES-are approached within the same framework as selection drawn from the other musical traditions in the book. The setting, sound, and significance of each is discussed, allowing the instructor to substitute as many as desired for the case studies in the main text. The works are drawn from all eras, and those chosen for chapters 5-10 fall chronologically into the traditional periods of Western music, medieval through twentieth century. To insure easy access, all of the compositions are contained on the 8-CD set of THE NORTON RECORDINGS that accompanies THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC, eighth edition. 
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My Remarkable Journey, Larry King & Cal Fussman.
10 Larry King & Cal Fussman. My Remarkable Journey
Toronto: Viking Canada 2009 0670063932 / 9780670063932 1st Hard bound New New 6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches 
My Remarkable Journey is the definitive autobiography of a legendary and beloved personality in television history. In his most personal work yet, Larry King shares his riveting and inspiring story, from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity as host of CNN's Larry King Live. He speaks candidly about his feelings toward George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Regan, and Richard Nixon. As well, he discusses personal details—his early radio days, the painful loss at age nine of his father, his seven marriages to six women, and how at age sixty-five he discovered he had a grown son. Filled with delightfully evocative personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes observations on some of our most important world figures, My Remarkable Journey is a must-read for Larry King fans. 
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The Unlikely Settler, Lipika Pelham.
11 Lipika Pelham. The Unlikely Settler
New York: Other Press 2013 1590516834 / 9781590516836 Hard bound New New 16.2 x 3.5 x 23.5 cm 
The Unlikely Settler is none other than a young Bengali journalist who moves to Jerusalem with her English-Jewish husband and two children. He speaks Arabic and is an arch believer in the peace process; she leaves her career behind to follow his dream. Jerusalem propels Pelham into a world where freedom from tribal allegiance is a challenging prospect. From the school you choose for your children to the wine you buy, you take sides at every turn. Pelham’s complicated relationship with her husband, Leo, is as emotive as the city she lives in, as full of energy, pain, and contradictions. As she tries to navigate the complexities and absurdities of daily life in Jerusalem, often with hilarious results, Pelham achieves deep insights into the respective woes and guilt of her Palestinian and Israeli friends. Her intelligent analysis suggests a very different approach to a potential resolution of the conflict. 
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Camill Claudel: A Life, Odile Ayral-Clause.
12 Odile Ayral-Clause. Camill Claudel: A Life
New York: Harry N. Abrams 2002 0810940779 / 9780810940772 Hardbound New New 18.1 x 2.5 x 24.5 cm 
Until now, the 19th-century French sculptor Camille Claudel (1864– 1943) may have been best known for her much-romanticized relationship with sculptor Auguste Rodin, who has been erroneously portrayed as abandoning the fragile Claudel to a nervous breakdown. But this first fully researched biography of Claudel abolishes the myths attached to her life and asserts the brilliance of her art. Drawing upon ample unpublished material, including family photographs, private letters, and medical records, Odile Ayral-Clause reveals the truth about Claudel's affair with Rodin and about her confinement and death in a mental asylum. Using Claudel's own words, she describes the crushing reproofs and prejudices the sculptor confronted — from her family, from society, from the male-dominated art world. For art historians and feminists, such issues are as relevant today as they were in fin-de-siècle Paris. 
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I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems, Ruth Roach Pierson (ed.).
13 Ruth Roach Pierson (ed.). I Found It at the Movies: An Anthology of Film Poems
Toronto: Guernica Editions 2014 1550718975 / 9781550718973 Paper back New Not issued 23.1 x 15.3 x 1.4 cm 
Although poetry is one of the oldest art forms and cinema one of the youngest, a symbiosis exists between the two - an interchange of metaphor, rhythm, point-of-view. No surprise, then, that so many contemporary poets write about film and the magnitude of its effect on modern life. Featuring work by some of the most acclaimed poets writing in Canada today (and three from the USA), I Found It at the Movies includes poems inspired by the full range of cinematic history - from silent films to blockbusters, from neo-realism to cartoon, from Fred Astaire to vampires, and from all around the world. Entering this collection is an experience as beguiling as a trip to the movies itself. Among the poets included: Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Michael Ondaatje, Steven Heighton, David W. McFadden, Karen Solie, Marilyn Bowering, Julie Bruck, Stephanie Bolster and Ken Babstock. 
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The Stig: The Untold Story, Simon du Beaumarche.
14 Simon du Beaumarche. The Stig: The Untold Story
London: BBC Books 2012 1849905401 / 9781849905404 Hardbound New New 16 x 2.9 x 24 cm 
The official biography of Top Gear's tame racing driver, from the early years to present day. The Stig is known to millions as Top Gear's tame racing driver, famed for his skillful driving and his legendary reluctance to speak. Other details of his life are the subject of much speculation, yet almost nothing of any substance is known about the man behind the visor. Where did he come from? What is his motivation? Did he really once punch a horse to the ground? Simon du Marche (Princess Margaret -- Gin & Gentility; Keith Chegwin -- Tears of An Idiot) has devoted over two years to getting inside that trademark white helmet. He has pursued The Stig -- sometimes literally -- in a relentless quest to unearth the truth and now, at last, his findings can be revealed. Through extensive research and in-depth interviews with celebrities, motorsport experts and Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, du Marche has built up an unprecedented picture of what lies beneath the white suit. The Stig is known to millions as Top Gear’s tame racing driver, famed for his skillful driving and his legendary reluctance to speak. Yet almost nothing is known about the man behind the visor. Where did he come from? What is his motivation? Did he really once punch a horse to the ground? Simon du Marche has devoted more than two years to getting inside that trademark white helmet. He has pursued The Stig—sometimes literally—in a relentless quest to unearth the truth, and now, at last, his findings can be revealed. Through extensive research and in-depth interviews with celebrities, motorsport experts, and Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, du Marche has built up an unprecedented picture of what lies beneath the white suit. His quest threw up many questions: can Stig-like characters really be seen in the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt? Was The Stig present at some of the most pivotal moments in history? Why is a driver of The Stig’s considerable ability not in Formula 1? How can anyone not understand how stairs work? Happily, these questions and many others will be answered in Simon du Marche’s landmark work, THE STIG. 
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