Brat

Brat


Author : Andrew McCarthy
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN : 9781538754290
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (754 users)

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Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's StoriesI Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member, now in paperback. Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less than Zero, and as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack. That iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, and has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. In his memoir Brat: An '80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze on that singular moment in time. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity. New York City of the 1980s is brought to vivid life in these pages, from scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park to skipping school in favor of the dark revival houses of the Village where he fell in love with the movies that would change his life. Filled with personal revelations of innocence lost to heady days in Hollywood with John Hughes and an iconic cast of characters, Brat is a surprising and intimate story of an outsider caught up in a most unwitting success.


The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe

The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe


Author : Amanda Gorman
Publisher : Hoffmann und Campe
Release Date :
ISBN : 3455011772
Pages : 21 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (455 users)

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Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20. Januar 2021 bei der Inauguration des 46. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Joe Biden, vortrug, schenkte eine junge Lyrikerin den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt eine einzigartige Botschaft der Hoffnung und Zuversicht. Am 20. Januar 2021 wurde die erst zweiundzwanzigjährige Amanda Gorman zur sechsten und jüngsten Dichterin, die bei der Vereidigung eines US-amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Gedicht vortrug. »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf« ist jetzt in der autorisierten zweisprachigen Fassung als kommentierte Sonderausgabe erhältlich.


Brat

Brat


Author : Andrew McCarthy
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1538754282
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

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Fans of Patti Smith's Just Kids and Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends will love this beautifully written, entertaining, and emotionally honest memoir by an actor, director, and author who found his start as an 80s Brat pack member. Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less than Zero, and as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack. That iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, and has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. In his memoir Brat: An '80s Story, McCarthy focuses his gaze on that singular moment in time. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity. New York City of the 1980s is brought to vivid life in these pages, from scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park to skipping school in favor of the dark revival houses of the Village where he fell in love with the movies that would change his life. Filled with personal revelations of innocence lost to heady days in Hollywood with John Hughes and an iconic cast of characters, Brat is a surprising and intimate story of an outsider caught up in a most unwitting success.


Walking with Sam

Walking with Sam


Author : Andrew McCarthy
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
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ISBN : 1538709228
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

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An intimate, funny, and poignant travel memoir following New York Times bestselling author and actor Andrew McCarthy as he walks the Camino de Santiago with his son Sam in an effort to get to know each as adults. When Andrew McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, McCarthy found himself wishing time would slow down. Looking to create a more meaningful connection with Sam before he fled the nest, as well as recreate his own life-altering journey decades before, McCarthy decided the two of them should set out on a trek like few others: 500 miles across Spain's Camino de Santiago. Over the course of the journey, the pair traversed an unforgiving landscape, having more honest conversations in five weeks than they'd had in the preceding two decades. Discussions of divorce, the trauma of school, McCarthy's difficult relationship with his own father, fame, Kanye West, and Flaming Hot Cheetos threatened to either derail their relationship or cement it. WALKING WITH SAM captures this intimate, candid and hopeful expedition as the father son duo travel across the country and towards one another.


Just Fly Away

Just Fly Away


Author : Andrew McCarthy
Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers
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ISBN : 9781616208004
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (28 users)

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A New York Times Bestseller "Ever wish that you could just fly away?" When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, an eight-year-old boy who lives in her own suburban New Jersey town, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her home and her life. How could Lucy's father have betrayed the entire family? How could her mother forgive him? And why isn't her sister rocked by the news the way Lucy is? As her father's secret becomes her own, Lucy grows more and more isolated from her friends, her family, and even her boyfriend, Simon, the one person she thought understood her. When Lucy escapes to Maine, the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather, she finally begins to get to the bottom of her family's secrets and lies. Just Fly Away is a debut novel about family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one's way in the world from an award-winning writer, actor, and director.


Fast Times and Excellent Adventures

Fast Times and Excellent Adventures


Author : James King
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN : 1472123735
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

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'Brilliant' Mail on Sunday Take a trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS and 'Axel F'; of outsiders, lost boys and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's, two Coreys and one summer when everyone called her Baby . . . Fast Times and Excellent Adventures goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers and where ambitious future superstars Sean, Demi and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy and politics - all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the '80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain a magnet to all ages. Time of your life, huh kid? From a late '70s Hollywood in flux to an early '90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, respected film expert James King smartly highlights the personal struggles, the social changes and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history.


Movies of the 80s

Movies of the 80s


Author : Jürgen Müller
Publisher : Taschen
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ISBN : 9783822817377
Pages : 878 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (817 users)

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This book's 140 A-Z entries include synopses, film stills, and production photos.


The Art of Eric Guillon

The Art of Eric Guillon


Author : Ben Croll
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1683836812
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (683 users)

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Delve behind the scenes of artist Eric Guillon's artwork for Illumination Entertainment's popular films, including Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and the upcoming Minions 2. Illumination Entertainment has produced some of this century's most popular and successful animated films for children and families all over the world. Artist Eric Guillon helped design many of the most beloved and iconic characters from these films, such as Gru and the Minions from Despicable Me, the adorable animals from The Secret Life of Pets, and more. Explore behind the scenes of Eric Guillon's artwork with this comprehensive coffee-table book, which delves into Guillon's creative process and Illumination Entertainment's hit films. The Illumination Art of Eric Guillon features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, film stills, and other unique graphics, tracing the animation process from start to finish, and examines Guillon's many different roles, ranging from art director, character designer, and production designer to co-director.


PEOPLE Celebrating the '80s

PEOPLE Celebrating the '80s


Author : People Magazine
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
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ISBN : 1547855894
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (547 users)

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Time to get back to the future! In this special edition from the editors of People, we celebrate the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown turned a DeLorean into a time machine. 1985 was the year of The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire, of Princess Diana's iconic twirl with John Travolta at the White House, and of Live Aid and Farm Aid when the music world came together to do good. On TV we were watching The Golden Girls, Moonlighting (Hello, Bruce Willis!), Dynasty, and Dallas. We look back at Star Tracks and Heart Monitor from 1985 to see what the most memorable celebrities of the day were up to, and who was falling in or out of love, as well as the biggest news of the year. This 96-page photo-filled issue also includes People's Ultimate Pop Culture Quiz: How well do you remember 1985?


You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried

You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried


Author : Susannah Gora
Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0307716600
Pages : 386 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

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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.


Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History [2 volumes]

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History [2 volumes]


Author : Nancy Hendricks
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440851832
Pages : 870 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

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This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade


The American Blockbuster: Movies that Defined their Generations

The American Blockbuster: Movies that Defined their Generations


Author : Benjamin Crace
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440877815
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

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Providing an indispensable resource for students and adults, this book serves as an entry point for a conversation on America's favorite pastime, focusing in on generational differences and the evolution of American identity.


Shine

Shine


Author : Aaric Z. Rodriguez
Publisher : Aaric Z. Rodriguez
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ISBN :
Pages : 38 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Self-bio


Rockstar Games and American History

Rockstar Games and American History


Author : Esther Wright
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110716615
Pages : 282 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (11 users)

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For two decades, Rockstar Games have been making games that interrogate and represent the idea of America, past and present. Commercially successful, fan-beloved, and a frequent source of media attention, Rockstar’s franchises are positioned as not only game-changing, ground-breaking interventions in the games industry, but also as critical, cultural histories on America and its excesses. But what does Rockstar’s version of American history look like, and how is it communicated through critically acclaimed titles like Red Dead Redemption (2010) and L.A. Noire (2011)? By combining analysis of Rockstar’s games and a range of official communications and promotional materials, this book offers critical discussion of Rockstar as a company, their video games, and ultimately, their attempts at creating new narratives about U.S. history and culture. It explores the ways in which Rockstar’s brand identity and their titles coalesce to create a new kind of video game history, how promotional materials work to claim the "authenticity" of these products, and assert the authority of game developers to perform the role of historian. By working at the intersection of historical game studies, U.S. history, and film and media studies, this book explores what happens when contemporary demands for historical authenticity are brought to bear on the way we envisage the past –– and whose past it is deemed to be. Ultimately, this book implores those who research historical video games to consider the oft-forgotten sources at the margins of these games as importance spaces where historical meaning is made and negotiated.



The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie

The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie


Author : James King
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release Date :
ISBN : 1635765838
Pages : 571 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (635 users)

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For fans of The Movies That Made Us, a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the favorite blockbuster films of the 1980s. A trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap, and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS, and “Axel F”; of outsiders, lost boys, and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields, and the Brat Pack; of three Porky’s flicks, two Coreys, and one summer when “Baby” refused to be put in a corner. The Ultimate History of the ’80s Teen Movie goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers, and where future superstars Sean, Demi, and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy, and politics all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the ’80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain relevant to all ages. From a late ’70s Hollywood influx to an early ’90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, film expert James King highlights the personal struggles, the social changes, and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history. “Admirably opting for analysis over nostalgia and gossip, King examines the origin, production, and cultural afterlife of seemingly every youth-centric 1980s movie you've ever heard of and more . . . An excellent adventure through a distinct and genre-spanning era in cinema history. For casual movie fans and industry-minded cinephiles alike.” —Library Journal


Walter Hill

Walter Hill


Author : Wayne Byrne
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476648875
Pages : 217 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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This is a comprehensive journey through the long career of auteur Hollywood filmmaker Walter Hill, director of The Driver, The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Streets of Fire and many more. The book covers every motion picture that Hill directed, with historical detail and critical commentary on each, and discusses Hill's overall cultural relevance and industrial impact. It includes candid conversations with Hill; producer Larry Gordon; actors Nicholas Guest, William Sadler and Michael Pare; cinematographers Lloyd Ahern and Matthew Leonetti; composers Van Dyke Parks and David Mansfield; screenwriter Larry Gross, and others who worked with Hill throughout his prolific career.