Since his death in 1989, John Cassavettes has become increasingly renowned as a cinematic hero--a renegade loner who fought the Hollywood system, steering his own creative course in a career spanning thirty years. Having already established himself as an actor, he struck out as a filmmaker in 1959 with Shadows, and proceeded to build a formidable body of work, including such classics as Faces, Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Gloria. In Cassavettes on Cassavettes, Ray Carney presents the great director in his own words--frank, uncompromising, humane, and passionate about life and art.
Punk Rock Jesus Paperback by Sean Murphy (Author, Illustrator)
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A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new graphic novel written and drawn by Sean Murphy, the acclaimed illustrator of JOE THE BARBARIAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE.
The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living [Paperback] Wendy Jehanara Tremayne (Author), Dale Dougherty (Foreword), Christopher Bamford (Foreword), Brad Lancaster (Foreword), Sandor Ellix Katz (Foreword), Alyce Santoro (Foreword), Pir Zia Inayat-Khan (Foreword), The Reverend Billy (Foreword), Doug Rushkoff (Foreword)
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This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money. Tremayne wholeheartedly believes that everyone has the skill, imagination and creativity to make it work.
The Groucho Letters: Letters from and to Groucho Marx [Paperback] Groucho Marx (Author)
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Donated to the Library of Congress in the mid-1960s, Groucho Marx's correspondence was first crafted into this celebration of wit and wisdom in 1967. Reissued today with his original letters and humor intact, The Groucho Letters exposes one of the twentieth century's most beloved comedian's private insights into show biz, politics, business, and, of course, his illustrious personal life. Included are Marx's conversations with such noted personalities as E. B. White, Fred Allen, Goodman Ace, Nunnally Johnson, James Thurber, Booth Tarkington, Alistair Cooke, Harry Truman, Irving Berlin, and S. J. Perelman.
A Farewell to Arms Publisher: Scribner [Hardcover] Ernest Hemingway (Author)
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Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.
Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (Wordsworth Reference) (Wordsworth Collection) [Paperback] Walter W. Skeat (Author)
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Walter Skeat (1835-1912) was one of the greatest investigators of the roots of the English language, and his remarkable scholarship was instrumental in the revival of the great works of early English Literature. His astonishing detective work into the origins and development of the world's most widely used language provides an unsurpassed guide to its flexibility and richness.
Language in Thought and Action: Fifth Edition [Paperback] S.I. Hayakawa (Author), Alan R. Hayakawa (Author), Robert MacNeil (Introduction)
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Renowned professor and former U.S. Senator S. I. Hayakawa discusses the role of language in human life, the many functions of language, and how language—sometimes without our knowing—shapes our thinking in this engaging and highly respected book. Provocative and erudite, it examines the relationship between language and racial and religious prejudice; the nature and dangers of advertising from a linguistic point of view; and, in an additional chapter called “The Empty Eye,” the content, form, and hidden message of television, from situation comedies to news coverage to political advertising.
Please Please Me: Sixties British Pop, Inside Out [Paperback] Gordon Thompson (Author)
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The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Who, and numerous other groups put Britain at the center of the modern musical map. Please Please Me offers an insider's view of the British pop-music recording industry during the seminal period of 1956 to 1968, based on personal recollections, contemporary accounts, and all relevant data that situate this scene in the economic, political, and social context of postwar Britain.
Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing [Hardcover] Melissa Mohr (Author)
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Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo.
All Star Superman [Paperback] Grant Morrison (Author), Frank Quitely (Illustrator)
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The amazing creative team of writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM) and artist Frank Quitely (WE3) join forces to take Superman back to basics and create a new vision of the World's First Super-Hero. This hardcover collection features the first twelve issues of the acclaimed series. Witness the Man of Steel in exciting new adventures featuring Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Bizarro, and more.
Infinity Gauntlet [Paperback] Jim Starlin (Author), George Perez (Illustrator), Ron Lim (Illustrator)
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It's the Avengers, the New Warriors, the X-Men and more against the omnipotent Eternal, Thanos! The Mad Titan has become the most powerful being in the universe, and enslavement or destruction may be the only choices he gives it! The successive Starlin sagas that shook space and time start here!
Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition) [Paperback] Mel Gordon (Author)
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This seductive sourcebook of rare visual delights from pre-Nazi, Cabaret-period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture, inspiring hip club goers, filmmakers, gay historians, graphic designers, and musicians like the Dresden Dolls and Marilyn Manson.
Bertrand Russell Bundle: Autobiography (Routledge Classics) [Paperback] Bertrand Russell (Author)
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Bertrand Russell remains one of the greatest philosophers and most complex and controversial figures of the twentieth century. Here, in this frank, humorous and decidedly charming autobiography, Russell offers readers the story of his life – introducing the people, events and influences that shaped the man he was to become. Originally published in three volumes in the late 1960s, Autobiography by Bertrand Russell is a revealing recollection of a truly extraordinary life written with the vivid freshness and clarity that has made Bertrand Russell’s writings so distinctively his own.
Fantastic Four Visionaries - John Byrne, Vol. 2 [Paperback] John Byrne (Author)
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"The second year of Byrne's legendary run on the Fantastic Four is some of the best American superhero stories, bar none. John Byrne was able to write compelling comics without veering from the formula that makes the FF great. He's also the master storyteller. The amount of information conveyed in a single panel continues to astound me, densely but clearly showing the actions and reactions all at once. Issues 241-245 are the standouts, but all of them are SWEET! In twelve issues they fight Galactus, a hippy with a surprising identity, and some X-Men who don't seem to be acting quite right."
Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus - Volume 1 [Hardcover] John Byrne (Author), Chris Claremont (Author), Marv Wolfman (Author), Bill Mantlo (Author), Stan Lee (Author), Roger Stern (Author), Mike Zeck (Illustrator), Ron Wilson (Illustrator)
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It was the world's greatest comic magazine - again! Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had a creator so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic sense of adventure of Marvel's First Family. Fresh off an earth-shattering and reputation-making run as penciler on UNCANNY X-MEN, John Byrne proved his writing talent was every bit the equal of his art as he pulled double-duty on FANTASTIC FOUR, launching Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny into realms of imagination and wonder into which few creators before had dared to travel.
The Kid Stays in the Picture [Paperback] Robert Evans (Author)
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From his marriage to Ali McGraw, his cocaine bust, the accusations of murder, the friendships with the likes of Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman, to his legendary court case and bust up with Francis Ford Coppola, this is the tell-all autobiography from Robert Evans, the legendary Hollywood producer ("The Godfather", "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown") who's lived the Hollywood dream.
Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop [Paperback] Timothy Samara (Author)
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For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.
Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. [Hardcover] Bruce Schneier (Author)
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Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves? In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we're encouraged to think about security by law enforcement agencies, businesses of all shapes and sizes, and our national governments and militaries.
Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four: An Unofficial Guide (The Remarkable Comics Reader) [Kindle Edition] Daniel S. Christensen (Author)
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Jonathan Hickman’s run on Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four franchise was hailed by critics and fans as the best of his generation. It featured one of the most complicated series of storylines in mainstream comic book history, continually rewarding longtime fans with an astute attention to detail.
This unofficial guide to Hickman’s run contains issue summaries and review notes. It is intended to serve as a companion for readers of both Hickman’s “Fantastic Four” and “FF” titles, helping to sort out the minutia and connect the dots to the title’s past.
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four [Paperback] Jonathan Hickman (Author), Sean Chen (Illustrator)
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Dark Reign strikes Marvel's first family - in an explosive way! Prepare to be blown away as: H.A.M.M.E.R. agents attack the Baxter Building, Reed changes everything, The Human Torch suffers a horrible loss, and Franklin and Val go shopping! There's Time Travel, Alternate Realities, Celestials, Eternals, Deviants, and Doombots... and more important than all of that, we find out the answer to the question: What is the Bridge?