Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there toward the real. His step by step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested screen acting checklist.
"Extremely enjoyable and informative!"
Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.
"Informative and entertaining"
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America's most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players - including some of the all-time greats - to madness.
"Overall, well worth the credit"
The online content industry is undergoing a quiet revolution. Selling information is getting harder every day, refund rates are shooting through the roof, and some of the smartest online entrepreneurs are already changing their business models or quietly exiting the market.
"Very little content"
A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America....
"An Engineer's Prospective"
A full-cast dramatization of the classic Russian novel. Satan and his retinue, including a seven foot tall skinny fellow with a pince-nez , an obnoxious cigar smoking black cat and a beautiful naked vampire visit Moscow in the 1920s, taking with them chaos and insanity where ever they go.
"As great as it ought to be"
When an up-and-coming associate attorney in Denver's largest law firm discovers that she's on a murder list, she frantically searches for answers, not only to save her life but also to find out whether she was tricked into participating in a murder herself.
"Like quirky modern detectives? Oh did I mention"
Experience the vast tapestry of After Earth in a novelization unlike any other: a 1,000-year saga featuring original content from the mind of Peter David, the veteran sci-fi author who helped develop the movie’s richly imagined world. This is the complete, never-before-seen chronicle of the extraordinary family that’s been across the universe and back - from humanity’s last days on Earth through the events of the epic film! Raige runs in the family....
"This is a movie script not a book."
Based on interviews with family, friends, and acquaintances of Durst, law enforcement, and others involved in the case, A Deadly Secret is a cross-country odyssey of stolen IDs and multiple identities that raises baffling questions about one of the country's most prominent families - and one of its most elusive suspected killers.
"Tour-de-force of Crime without Punishment"
For decades, Robert R. Fowler was a dominant force in Canadian foreign affairs. In one heart-stopping minute, all of that changed. On December 14, 2008, Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy to Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda, becoming the highest-ranked UN official ever held captive. Along with his colleague Louis Guay, Fowler lived, slept, and ate with his captors for nearly five months, gaining rare first-hand insight into the motivations of the world's most feared terror group.
Set in 1938 Brooklyn, this gripping psychological mystery begins when attractive, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg suddenly loses her ability to walk. The only clue lies in Sylvia's obsession with news accounts from Germany. Though safe in Brooklyn, Sylvia is terrified by Nazi violence; or is it something closer to home?
In our "wireless" world it is easy to take the importance of the undersea cable systems for granted, but the stakes of their successful operation are huge, as they are responsible for carrying almost all transoceanic Internet traffic. In The Undersea Network, Nicole Starosielski follows these cables from the ocean depths to their landing zones on the sandy beaches of the South Pacific, bringing them to the surface of media scholarship and making visible the materiality of the wired network.
"A Series of Tubes, Indeed"
Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait.
Hector finds a name in his friend Cesar's phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message Cesar has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through?
"Amazing Storytelling and Shocking"
Americans live in a liberal democracy. Yet, although democracy is widely touted today, liberalism is scorned by both the right and the left. The United States stands poised between its liberal democratic tradition and the illiberal alternatives of liberalism's critics. John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism that guided American politics from James Madison to the New Deal and the Great Society.
Hangman, Hangman, what do you see? Four little girls, as cute as can be. The eerie schoolyard chant still sends ripples of horror through North Buffalo. Not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn preyed upon the community’s teenaged daughters - until he was cornered and shot in the head. But Flynn lived, carrying to prison the nickname "Hangman", along with the secret of his last victim’s fate. Homicide cop Abbie Kearney wasn’t around during Hangman’s reign of terror. She hadn’t yet come home to wear her dad’s old badge in the tough Irish American stronghold known as "the County".
"This is a scary one - quite a riddle to the end."
Desperate to forget the sudden death and illuminated betrayal of his new wife and longtime girlfriend, Ebon Shale flees to the quiet seaside town of Aaron, a place that's been calling him back since he was a child. But once there, Ebon feels lost. The small town's citizens are as odd as its energy, and seem to shift the reality before him. Will Aaron help Ebon forget, or will it swallow him whole?
"Stupid Waste of Time"
In a crime-filled town run by thieves and gangsters, one man stands against the darkness. Jack Breeder possesses an inexplicable talent for finding things, even when someone doesn't want them found. After ruining several high-value schemes, a dark underground syndicate decides Jack needs a career change.
When CIA agent Marv Cohagen and his two SEAL bodyguards are kidnapped in the desert, a deadly new threat looms over the West. Cohagen is a drone expert, and his knowledge could equip the enemy with the means to create the unthinkable. An ISIS airforce of robotic aircraft. Unmanned. Unaccountable. Loaded with explosives, and able to strike terror anywhere in the West at a moment's notice. An urgent recall goes out for Lieutenant Kyle Nolan to lead two teams of SEALs into Iraq.
With a noose around his neck, Samuel arrives in a forest littered with caution tape and artifacts of the deceased. He struggles to regain his memory while fending off a pack of wolves and the mysterious visitors who seem to know more about this dying world than he does. Major, Kole, and Mara, new companions also trapped in this strange place, realize they must outrun the ominous cloud eating away at their world before it collapses upon itself. Samuel must find a way to escape the reversion.
Absalom “Abbie” Kearney grew up an outsider in her own hometown. Even being the adopted daughter of a revered cop couldn’t keep Abbie’s troubled past from making her a misfit in the working-class Irish American enclave of South Buffalo. And now, despite a Harvard degree and a police detective’s badge, she still struggles to earn the respect and trust of those she’s sworn to protect. But all that may change, once the killing starts. When Jimmy Ryan’s mangled corpse is found in a local church basement, this sadistic sacrilege sends a bone-deep chill through the winter-whipped city.
"Mystery + history lesson = Great read!"