The Full Ridiculous

Publisher : Text Publishing
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ISBN : 1922148326
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (922 users)

Download or read book The Full Ridiculous written by Mark Lamprell and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-25 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A funny, moving novel about love, family and the precarious business of being a man. Michael O'Dell is hit by a car. When he doesn't die, he is surprised and pleased. But he can't seem to move from the crash position. He can't concentrate, or control his anger and grief, or work out what to do about anything much. His wife Wendy is heroically supportive but his teenage children don't help his post-accident angst: daughter Rosie punches out a vindictive schoolmate and all hell breaks loose; son Declan is found with a stash of illicit drugs. A strange policeman starts harrassing the family and ordinary mishaps take on a sinister desperation. To top it all off, Michael's professional life starts to crumble. Mark Lamprell's extraordinary debut examines the terrible truth: sometimes you can't pull yourself together until you've completely fallen apart. Reading group notes available at textpublishing.com.au/resources/reading-group-guides. Mark Lamprell has worked in film and television for many years. He co-wrote the film Babe Pig in the City and wrote and directed the award-winning feature My Mother Frank. His most recent project is the movie musical Goddess, which he co-wrote and directed. The Full Ridiculous is his first novel. textpublishing.com.au 'Gorgeous and heartfelt...The Full Ridiculous is a portrait of individual crisis and family dysfunctionality. But although Michael's family is on the edge, their collective situation never degenerates into the brutally satirical world of, say, the Joy family in Peter Carey's Bliss. Although the story hovers on the cusp of seriously dark territory, Lamprell chooses a gentler path, one closer to Graeme Simsion's highly successful recent comic novel, The Rosie Project. Ultimately, The Full Ridiculous is a story about a family's love and durability.' Weekend Australian 'The Full Ridiculous will appeal to readers of quirky, contemporary fiction such as The Rosie Project and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It reminds us that sometimes, to really appreciate the beautiful highs of life, you need to hit rock bottom first.' Bookseller and Publisher 'This is a funny, thought-provoking and ultimately inspiring tale that will have the reader thinking about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, adoption, self-worth, suicide, peer pressure, unconditional love, self-delusion and hospital ceilings. An outstanding debut novel.' Fantastic Fiction blog 'Mark Lamprell's debut novel, The Full Ridiculous is laugh-out-loud funny from page one. Pacey, wry and observant, this is a novel set to tickle a fair few funny-bones.' The Hoopla 'A fast-paced and witty take on the highs and lows of modern family life.' Good Reading 'Lamprell's novel shows a deft touch. His writing is serious and wise, but is underpinned by a great sense of humour...This is a short breezy novel, easy to read...I love it.' Waikato Times 'A stunning debut.' Courier Mail/Herald Sun/Sunday Territorian

The Lovers' Guide to Rome

Publisher : Atlantic Books
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ISBN : 1925575276
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (925 users)

Download or read book The Lovers' Guide to Rome written by Mark Lamprell and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2017-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This gorgeous novel set around the beautiful sights of Rome tells the story of three couples and their adventures with love in the eternal city. Young artist Alice has come to Rome for adventure and inspiration before settling down. Is there such a thing as love at first sight and how will she know if it's happening to her? Middle-aged Meg and Alec have come to Rome to rekindle their love affair, which has faded over the years. Constance and Lizzie are here to scatter the ashes of Constance's beloved husband, Lizzie's brother Henry. Rome will play a part in the lives of all these characters to make sure they find the happiness they deserve.

Australian Cinema in the 1990s

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136326928
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (136 users)

Download or read book Australian Cinema in the 1990s written by Ian Craven and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study is a collection of critical and scholarly analyses of the organisation of the Australian Film Industry since 1990. Particular emphasis is put on globalisation, authorship, national narrative and film aesthetics.

Up Here

Publisher : Jim Shomos
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ISBN : 1922465070
Pages : pages
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Download or read book Up Here written by Jim Shomos and published by Jim Shomos. This book was released on 2020-08-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When you've had two dream marriages, choosing your eternal soulmate in heaven is one hell of a dilemma. Can you have more than one soulmate at the same time? After two blissful marriages are cut short by tragic circumstances, Peter’s own early entry to heaven fills him with skepticism. Peter soon faces an impossible choice: with both wives Up Here, which woman is his eternal soulmate? Christina and Jane have their own issues to resolve, especially considering they were best friends. From two marriages made in heaven, all three now have one hell of a dilemma. And with Peter’s mother Up Here, too … well, she’s got her opinion! The debut novel from Australian film & TV pioneer Jim Shomos. Up Here is a unique love-triangle featuring two dynamic women and one ro-man-tic; it’s a feel-good exploration of a modern romantic dilemma that asks the age-old question: what if?

Australian Genre Film

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 042988981X
Pages : 262 pages
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Download or read book Australian Genre Film written by Kelly McWilliam and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australian Genre Film interrogates key genres at the core of Australia’s so-called new golden age of genre cinema, establishing the foundation on which more sustained research on film genre in Australian cinema can develop. The book examines what characterises Australian cinema and its output in this new golden age, as contributors ask to what extent Australian genre film draws on widely understood (and largely Hollywood-based) conventions, as compared to culturally specific conventions of genre storytelling. As such, this book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of Australian genre film, undertaken through original analyses of 13 significant Australian genres: action, biopics, comedy, crime, horror, musical, road movie, romance, science fiction, teen, thriller, war, and the Western. This book will be a cornerstone work for the burgeoning field of Australian film genre studies and a must-read for academics; researchers; undergraduate students; postgraduate students; and general readers interested in film studies, media studies, cultural studies, Australian studies, and sociology.

The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810863477
Pages : 430 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (863 users)

Download or read book The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema written by Albert Moran and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. With entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as the films indicated above and many others, this reference also presents the early pioneers, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1538111276
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema written by Karina Aveyard and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-12-26 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on leading films as well as many directors, writers, actors and producers.

Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007

Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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ISBN : 9780740771798
Pages : 944 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (771 users)

Download or read book Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2008-02 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of the critic's most positive film reviews of the last four decades, arranged alphabetically from "About Last Night" to "Zodiac."

The Teacher's Secret: All is not what it seems in this close-knit community...

Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
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ISBN : 1785079085
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (785 users)

Download or read book The Teacher's Secret: All is not what it seems in this close-knit community... written by Suzanne Leal and published by Legend Press Ltd. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Teacher's Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumor and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonor and humiliation.

A Model Summer

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1401387527
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (41 users)

Download or read book A Model Summer written by Paulina Porizkova and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2007-04-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An incisive, beautifully written first novel by a former supermodel that explores the glamorous and gritty world she inhabited Only a handful of women in the world have experienced what Paulina Porizkova has--being whisked away to model in Paris while still a teenager, reaching the pinnacle of the profession before her schoolmates had even graduated--and fewer still have the insight to capture it on paper. In her first novel, Paulina tells the story of Jirina. A tall, scrawny fifteen-year-old girl from Sweden, she's much more accustomed to taunts and disdain than admiration and affection, whether from her classmates or her own family. That all changes when her only friend, Hatty, asks to practice her makeup and photography skills on Jirina. Almost before she knows it Jirina is on a plane to Paris, where she will spend the summer in a milieu entirely alien to her. Living at the home of her modeling agency's owner and constantly subjected to blunt physical assessments, catty and often cruel fellow models, and womanizing photographers--and, miraculously enough, while sometimes feeling truly beautiful--Jirina embarks on a journey beyond her wildest imaginings. Between photo shoots in Italy and Morocco and parties with models and musicians, Jirina manages to make a few friends, fall in love, and, eventually, feel the very adult pain of betrayal and heartbreak. Told with the grace, simplicity, and accuracy that can only come from real-life experience, A Model Summer is both the debut of a notably talented novelist and an unusually well-informed look behind the scenes at a world many people fantasize about, but few really know.

Reel Diversity

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9781433104039
Pages : 271 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (14 users)

Download or read book Reel Diversity written by Brian C. Johnson and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2008 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reel Diversity: A Teacher's Sourcebook is a resource manual for teachers who want to infuse the concepts of diversity and social justice into their secondary and college courses. Lecturers and workshop presenters will also appreciate this text for its practical uses. The authors present proven guidelines for teaching diversity using a framework that deconstructs national opinion and culture from both majority and minority perspectives. Emphasizing the development of a shared language among teachers and learners, the text provides a list of important definitions about difference and power. It discusses the role of the teacher in minimizing cultural dominance, prejudice, and discrimination in society. The text includes an extensive section on designing a diversity education course, and teachers will benefit from the suggested instructional activities, readings, assignments, and advice on creating a classroom atmosphere for these issues. More than just another book on film literacy and criticism, this manual stands out from the competition for its practical, user-friendly mini-lessons using film clips from mainstream Hollywood feature films to illustrate the 25 diversity definitions provided in the text, and develops a list of questions following each clip that can be used to encourage cross-cultural dialogue.

The Deceptions

Publisher : Allen & Unwin
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ISBN : 1760873837
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (76 users)

Download or read book The Deceptions written by Suzanne Leal and published by Allen & Unwin. This book was released on 2020-03-31 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives built on lies and deceit. Prague, 1943. Taken from her home in Prague, Hana Lederova finds herself imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt, where she is forced to endure appalling deprivation and the imminent threat of transportation to the east. When she attracts the attention of the Czech gendarme who becomes her guard, Hana reluctantly accepts his advances, hoping for the protection she so desperately needs. Sydney, 2010. Manipulated into a liaison with her married boss, Tessa knows she needs to end it, but how? Tessa's grandmother, Irena, also has something to hide. Harkening back to the Second World War, hers is a carefully kept secret that, if revealed, would send shockwaves well beyond her own fractured family. Inspired by a true story of wartime betrayal, The Deceptions is a searing, compassionate tale of love and duplicity-and family secrets better left buried. 'The Deceptions is a stunning example of the way fiction tells war better than any other form - I could taste its madness, its horror. Saw from the outside, its utter absurdity. For days after reading the novel I found myself wrestling with the price of betrayal, and the value of truth.' - Sofie Laguna, winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 'At what cost can a survivor of hell rebuild a seemingly normal life? The Deceptions is a gripping and tragic story for our times.' - Leah Kaminsky, author of The Hollow Bones 'Impossible to put down. Leal is a master storyteller. Mesmerising, heartbreaking, honest-The Deceptions is ferociously good.' - Nikki Gemmell, author of After 'Those who grew up in the shadow of the Second World War had Elie Wiesel's Night to define for them the enormity for the Holocaust. Those who were born later can now rely upon Suzanne Leal's brilliant and confronting novel The Deceptions to open their eyes to the true horrors of Nazism.' - Alan Gold, author of Bloodline

Australian Children's Books: 1989-2000

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Pages : 720 pages
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Download or read book Australian Children's Books: 1989-2000 written by Marcie Muir and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This third volume brings the series up to the year 2000 and includes a consolidated index to all the volumes, which enables readers to identify and locate books published in a particular year.

BFI Film and Television Handbook 2001

Publisher : British Film Institute
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ISBN : 9780851708188
Pages : 452 pages
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Download or read book BFI Film and Television Handbook 2001 written by Eddie Dyja and published by British Film Institute. This book was released on 2000-12-01 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No Marketing Blurb

Australian National Bibliography

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Download or read book Australian National Bibliography written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Australian Film & TV Companion

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Pages : 756 pages
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Download or read book Australian Film & TV Companion written by Tony Harrison and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 756 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything you ever wanted to know about 4,000 Australian films and TV productions. Includes details on every feature film made in Australia since 1930, every Australian-made TV production since 1956, and biogs for 450 casts and crews. Introduction by Geoffrey Rush. The bible for film buffs, DVD buyers and hirers, TV fans and media/communications students.

Film Writers Directory

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Pages : pages
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Download or read book Film Writers Directory written by and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: