Witty, self-effacing and painfully honest, the themes of life, death and laughter come together as Daphne Ashbrook recounts her many on- and off-screen scrapes with mortality. Packed with rich anecdotes from her career in TV, stage and film, this refreshingly candid and conversational memoir spans a childhood in a theatrical family to pulling back the curtain of Hollywood, revealing the glamour and ridiculousness of a business mired in a struggle between art and profit. Known for both her comic timing and deep emotional portrayals, Daphne has appeared in many TV and film roles including the 1996 Doctor Who movie, in which she played the role of Dr. Grace Holloway and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the titular character in ´Melora´. Reflecting on her life and her career, Daphne discovers the surprising patterns and hilarious absurdities that accompany being a modern-day professional actor. The result is an amusing, informative and intimate memoir. So pull up a barstool, grab a beer and lose yourself in Dead Woman Laughing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daphne Ashbrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000094/bk_lbrk_000094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him . . . For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination. . . For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city´s greatest love story - between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert - is incalculable. For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes. An obsessed stalker is after Gaia. One attempt on her life is made days before she leaves her Bel Air home to fly to Brighton. Now, he has been warned, the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning. Not Dead Yet is the eighth novel featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, from the number one bestselling author Peter James.
´´Laugh out loud funny, and a tiny bit disturbing. In other words, perfect.´´ - The Huffington Post An amusing and captivating tale that´s a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable: If you´re a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you´re a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you´re a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud, illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children´s book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents hilariously entertaining stories about life and existential predicaments. The simple yet effective imagery, the personification of inanimate objects, and short, hilarious quips come together to create an amusing adventure through each character´s unique grievance and wide-eyed dilemmas. Written by Avery Monsen, an actor, artist, and writer and Jory John, a writer, editor, and journalist. They are friends, and neither is dead. Yet. All My Friends Are Dead is both the saddest funny book and the funniest sad book you´ll ever read. Children´s book written for adults Displayed in an accessible cartoon form
New York Times bestseller One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: ´´I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a ´´B´´ Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a ´´mid-grade, kind of hammy actor´´ (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an ´´Act II” if you will, could be considered my ´´maturing years” in show business, when I began to say ´´no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you´ll come along for the ride. – Bruce ´´Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell An icon of B movies and a champion of independent filmmaking, Bruce Campbell is an actor, director and writer best known for his roles as Ash in the Evil Dead franchise and Sam Axe on the hit TV show Burn Notice. Written and read by Bruce Campbell. Co-written with Craig Sanborn. Recording and sound design by Sean McCoy at Oregon Sound Recording. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103500/bk_acx0_103500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Welton Academy, ein privates Eliteinternat im Amerika der 60er Jahre: Der charismatische Englischlehrer Mr Keating appelliert an seine 16- bis 17-jährigen Schüler, den Tag zu nutzen (´´Carpe Diem!´´) und aus ihrem Leben etwas Besonderes zu machen (´´Make your lives extraordinary!´´). Und Neil, Todd, Charlie sowie Knox folgen dem Rat ihres Idols - ´´Oh captain, my captain!´´. Der Film Dead Poets Society (Der Club der toten Dichter), 1989 mit einem grandiosen Robin Williams in der Hauptrolle gedreht, ist längst zu einem Kultfilm unter den Jugendlichen avanciert. Das emotional ergreifende teenpic (young adult film), das die Sehnsüchte und Probleme von Jugendlichen thematisiert, führt diese an die Reflexion existentieller Fragen sowie die Behandlung von Gedichten und filmanalytischen Techniken heran. Peter Weirs Film ist ab der 9. Klasse einsetzbar. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell liefert einen praxisorientierten Leitfaden zur Behandlung im Unterricht. Contents: Der Film - Die Personen - Actors - Szenenübersicht der DVD - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz des Films im Unterricht - Klausuren - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Internetadressen - Weiterführende Literatur Component 1: Setting & Protagonists (Intensive Viewing): Setting - Cinematography - Keating´s ´´Pritchard Poetry Lesson´´ - First cave meeting Component 2: Dead & Living Poets (Workshop): Dead poets come alive - Classroom cave Component 3: Keating´s Followers & Antagonists (Extensive Viewing): Movie time - Jigsaw time Component 4: Climax & Finale: Neil´s suicide - Oh Captain, my Captain! Component 5: After & Beyond: Freiarbeit - Presentations
The long-awaited autobiography from Phil Collins, one of the bestselling music artists of all time. This is the rollercoaster journey from his beginnings as a child actor to his domination of the charts both as a solo artist and part of Genesis. His success is astounding, his music has global reach and his story is legendary
April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage, and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford´s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ´´Burn the place down!´´ This is the untold story of Lincoln´s assassination: The forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit. In Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination, historian Thomas A. Bogar delves into previously unpublished sources to tell the story of Lincoln´s assassination from behind the curtain, and the tale is shocking. Police rounded up and arrested dozens of innocent people, wasting time that allowed the real culprit to get further away. Some closely connected to John Wilkes Booth were not even questioned, while innocent witnesses were relentlessly pursued. Booth was more connected with the production than you might have known - learn how he knew each member of the cast and crew, which was a hotbed of secessionist resentment. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination also tells the story of what happened to each of these witnesses to history after the investigation was over - and how each one lived their lives after seeing one of America´s greatest presidents shot dead without warning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003373/bk_tant_003373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not Dead Yet is Phil Collins´ candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell over 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but he has never lost his talent for crafting songs that touch listeners around the globe. This is the story of his epic career, from child actor to one of the most successful songwriters of the pop music era. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on-the-job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Later he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel, and compose the songs that would rocket him to international solo fame with the release of Face Value and ´In the Air Tonight´. Whether he´s recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, playing twice at Live Aid, or writing the Oscar-winning music for Disney´s smash-hit animated film Tarzan, Collins keeps it intimate and his storytelling gift never wavers.