A first-hand account of how Chris DeRose investigated, and finally busted, some of the most heartless and corrupt federally licensed pet-theft rings in the nation. Facts about our federal and local governments´ involvement in the multi-million dollar pet-theft industry. Frontline intelligence to what actually occurs in animal laboratories. Shocking, riveting and moving. Millions of animals are stolen each year and sold for experimentation and ´´human´´ consumption. DeRose doesn´t hold back, exposing the horrible truths of animal research and the newest form of organized crime: pet theft. Well-known celebrities who applaud his efforts and have made their own contributions to this cause including Kim Basinger, John Travolta, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Alicia Silverstone, Brigitte Bardot and John Paul Jones, to name a few. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Pasqualone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076342/bk_acx0_076342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner´s legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor´s training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper´s, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor´s Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors´ instincts?it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.
In´´ The Actor Speaks, ´´Patsy Rodenburg takes actors and actresses, both professional and beginners, through a complete voice workshop. She touches on every aspect of performance work that involves the voice and sorts through the kinds of vexing problems every performer faces onstage: breath and relaxation; vocal range and power; communication with other actors; singing and acting simultaneously; working on different sized stages and in both large and small auditoriums; approaching the vocal demands of different kinds of scripts. This is the final word on the actor´s voice and it´s destined to become the classic work on the subject for some time to come.
Stuart Leandro knows he´s washed up, both on the big screen and in his marriage. Then, when things take an even bigger turn for the worse one night, he winds up blind drunk and lost in a foreign city. Thankfully, someone´s there to rescue him before his face ends up plastered all over the tabloids. Wary of the motives of the reclusive stranger who brings the fading star into the quiet shelter of a hip but isolated loft, Stuart nonetheless can´t deny his curiosity...or his attraction. Tim is unlike anyone the actor has ever met, but underneath the mystery and quiet attempts at invisibility, Stuart discovers someone whose life has been intertwined with his own for years. Neither could have predicted that Tim´s act of kindness would lead to one of the most intense encounters of their lives - but, are they willing to weather the media storm their extraordinary relationship will cause? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078719/bk_acx0_078719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All James wanted was a little solitude at his favorite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share ´´his´´ beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fueled encounter in the dark. Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he´s kept hidden under mountains of denial. However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behavior and makes him see that life needn´t be spent running away from his desires. Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of the Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081524/bk_acx0_081524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ekman and Friesen´s breakthrough research on the facial expression of emotion uses scores of photographs showing emotions of surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, and sadness. The authors of UNMASKING THE FACE explain how to identify these basic emotions correctly and how to tell when people try to mask, simulate, or neutralize them. It features several practical exercises that help actors, teachers, salesmen, counselors, nurses, law-enforcement personnel and physicians -- and everyone else who deals with people -- to become adept, perceptive readers of the facial expressions of emotions.
Considered to be one of the best jazz trumpeters worldwide, Till Brönner has a hidden talent unbeknownst to most: He is also an excellent photographer. He began shooting with his first Leica camera, a Digilux 3, since then following his second passion adamantly. His black-and-white portraits portray celebrated personalities, e.g., international musicians and actors like Armin Mueller-Stahl, Beth Ditto, David Guetta, Sergio Mendes and Seal. His images capture the true essence of those before his lens, displaying them in a gorgeously unrefined and raw state. Bronner strives to establish a deep connection with his subjects, giving the viewer a glimpse into their day-to-day lives.
While people have known for centuries that facial expressions can reveal what people are thinking and feeling, it is only recently that the face has been studies scientifically for what it can tell us about internal states, social behavior, and psychopathology. Today, because sophisticated measuring systems are more widely available, a wealth of new research on facial behavior has contributed enormously to our understanding of human psychology. The chapters in this volume represent the state-of-the-art in the study of facial expression. They address key topics and questions such as the dynamic and morphological differences between voluntary and involuntary expressions, the relationship between what people show on their faces and what they say they feel, whether it is possible to use facial behavior to draw distinctions among psychiatric populations, and the latest research on automating facial measurement. The book also includes updated commentary by the authors on any contributions appearing previously and a concluding integration and critique of all the contributions by Paul Ekman. Contents - Part I: Basic Research Emotion - 1 Paul Ekman, Wallace V. Friesen, Ronald C. Simons: Is the Startle Reaction an Emotion? - Afterword: Is the Startle Reaction an Emotion?Paul Ekman: - Afterword: FACS in the Study of the Latah Syndrome2 Ronald C. Simons: The Asymmetry of Facial Actions is Inconsistent with Models of Hemispheric Specialization - Afterword: Asymmetry in Facial Muscular ActionsJoseph C. Hager: - 3 Erika L. Rosenberg and Paul Ekman: Coherence Between Expressive and Experiential Systems in Emotion - Afterword: Erika Rosenberg - 4 Willibald Ruch: Will the Real Relationship between Facial Expression and Affective Experience Please Stand Up: The Case of Exhilaration - Afterword: The FACS in Humor ResearchWillibald Ruch: - 5 Willibald Ruch: Extroversion, Alcohol, and Enjoyment - Afterword: Laughter and TemperamentWillibald Ruch: - 6 Dacher Keltner: Signs of Appeasement: Evidence for the Distinct Displays of Embarrassment, Amusement, and Shame - 7 Kenneth D. Craig, Susan A. Hyde, Christopher J. Patrick: Genuine, Suppressed, and Faked Facial Behavior During Exacerbation of Chronic Low Back Pain - Afterword: On Knowing Another´s PainKenneth Craig: - 8 Kenneth M. Prkachin: The Consistency of Facial Expressions of Pain: A Comparison Across Modalities - Afterword: The Consistency of Facial Expressions of PainKenneth M. Prkachin: - 9 Paul Ekman, Wallace V. Friesen, Maureen O´Sullivan: Smiles When Lying - Afterword: Smiles When LyingPaul Ekman: - 10 Mark G. Frank, Paul Ekman, Wallace V. Friesen: Behavioral Markers and Recognizability of the Smile of Enjoyment - Afterword: Some Thoughts on FACS. Dynamic Markers of Emotion and BaseballMark G. Frank: - 11 Pierre Gosselin, Gilles Kirouac, Francois Y. Dore: Components and Recognition of Facial Expression in the Communications of Emotion by Actors - Afterword: Components and Recognition of Facial Expressions in the Communication of Emotion by Actors Gilles Kirouac - 12 Ursula Hess, Robert E. Kleck: Differentiating Emotiom Elicited and Deliberate Emotional Facial Expression - Afterword: Ursula Hess - 13 Linda Camras, Harriet Oster, Joseph J. Campos, Kazuo Miyake, Donna Bradshaw: Japanese and American Infants´ Responses to Arm Restraint - 14 Diana Rosenstein, Harriet Oster: Differential Facial Responses to Four Basic Tastes in Newborns - Afterword: Facial Expressions as a Window on Sensory Experience and Affect in Newborn InfantsHarriet Oster: - 15 Daniel Messinger, Alan Fogel, K Laurie Dickson: All Smiles are Positive, But Some Smiles are More Positive than Others - Afterword: A Measure of Early JoyDaniel S. Messinger: - 16 Karen L. Schmidt, Jeffrey F. Cohn, and Yingli Tien: Signal Characteristics of Spontaneous Facial Expression: Automatic Movement in Solitary and Social Smiles - 17 Jeffrey F. Cohn, Adena J. Zlochower, James Lien and Takeo Kanade: Automated Face Analysis by Feature Point Tracking has High Concurrent Validity with Manual FACS Coding - 18 Marion Stewart Bartlett, Javier R. Movellan, Gwen Littlewort, Bjonr Braathen, Mark G. Frank and Terrance J. Sejnowski Afterword: The Next Generation of Automatic Facial Expression Measurement: Towards Automatic Recognition of Spontaneous Facial Actions - Part II Applied Research - 19 Paul Ekman, David Matsumoto, Wallace V. Friesen: Facial Expression in Affective Disorders - 20 Howard Barenbaum, Thomas F. Oltmanns Afterword: Emotion,
From the mind of Walter Koenig (Star Trek: The Original Series, Babylon 5) comes Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot - a science-fiction comedy unlike anything you´ve ever heard before! When an alien invasion annihilates most of humanity, it´s up to a small pocket of survivors to restart civilization. There´s just one problem: they´re all losers. From an Irish pub to the Florida Everglades, from the outermost reaches of space to the innermost regions of the mind, join a rag-tag group of humans and aliens as they face the end of one way of life and the beginning of another. Packed with absurdity, pathos, wry observations, about human nature, and a story that will keep you on your toes until the final word, Buck Alice is an emotional journey you´ll want to take again and again. With a full-cast, a sweeping original music score, and thousands of sound effects, the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air proudly presents a black comedy with a heart that pumps slightly acidic blood. Grab a manhole cover and prepare yourself for a story that begins when all others end - Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Koenig, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002554/bk_brll_002554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the help of the Rambling Rosehip Players, Brome and Felldoh embark on a daring plan to free the prisoners. Meanwhile, Martin and Rose travel on towards Noonvale to seek help in their quest - but the road is long, and they must face many dangers along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Jacques. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005185/bk_bbcw_005185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.