Finish the Script!

A College Screenwriting Course in Book Form

Author: Scott King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781492820864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Finish The Script! is a screenwriting book for anyone who wants to be a writer. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into book form that will take novice writers from concept through rewrite. Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance.
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FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference

Author: Scott Love,Steve Lane,Bob Bowers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132713757

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 7115

FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference is the only book on the market expressly focused on describing each calculation formula and how and when to use each one. With this book's real-world, concrete examples of how to use each function, you will go far beyond FileMaker 8's help system. Just as a dictionary helps supplement one's memory, this book is an invaluable companion to users working to develop solutions to their every day software problems.
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3ds Max MAXScript Essentials

Author: Autodesk,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136140379

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Write your own MAXScript functions and utilities to automate repetitive tasks and create custom tools and UI elements. Beginning with an introduction to essential programming concepts, you learn the MAXScript basics that include cloning objects, MAX commands, toolbar access, picking scene nodes, picking points, and using the mousetrack command and painter interface. Real-world tutorial examples are provided throughout the book to demonstrate how to use the MAXScript techniques in your own production environment.
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FileMaker 9 Developer Reference

Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars, with Extensive Custom Function Examples (Adobe Reader)

Author: Bob Bowers,Steve Lane,Scott Love

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132713764

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Maybe you know FileMaker, and you have used it for years, but need a quick reference, immediately accessible while not interrupting your work on screen. This is the only book on the market expressly focused on describing each calculation formula and how and when to use each! Filled with real-world, concrete examples, this book is an invaluable companion to readers working to develop solutions to their every day software problems. Contains hundreds of calculation functions, script steps, and operations that will appeal to every FileMaker user, new and old.
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The Illuminati Papers

Author: Robert Anton Wilson

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 1579511597

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 162

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Ia all of history a vast conspiracy? Cosmic joke? Robert Anton Wilson developed the story of the Illuminati, a conspiracy as old as time itself, as a vehicle to amuse and enlighten. His best-selling books, The Illuminati Trilogy and Cosmic Trigger, have delighted readers the world over and made the Illuminati conspiracy the perfect metaphor for our time. In the ILLUMINATI PAPERS, Robert Anton Wilson speaks through characters from his novels and other realities and presents his views on our future way of life. Includes The HEAD Revolution Secrets of Evolution How to Eliminate Stupidity Illuminati Interoffice Memos The Position Papers of Hagbard Celine Economic Liberation The Usual Gang of Lunatics, Mystics, and Characters Clamoring for a New Social Order
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Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More

Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra,Rick Anderson,Mike Wasson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695695

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
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Star

The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty

Author: Peter Biskind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439199800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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In this compulsively readable and constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty. Famously a playboy—he has been linked to costars Natalie Wood, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, and Madonna, among others—Beatty has also been one of the most ambitious and successful stars in Hollywood. Several Beatty films have passed the test of time, from Bonnie and Clyde to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he won the best director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth. Few filmgoers realize that along with Orson Welles, Beatty is the only person ever nominated for four Academy Awards for a single film—and unlike Welles, Beatty did it twice, with Heaven Can Wait and Reds. Biskind shows how Beatty used star power, commercial success, savvy, and charm to bend Hollywood moguls to his will, establishing an unprecedented level of independence while still working within the studio system. Arguably one of the most successful and creative figures in Hollywood over the last few decades, Beatty exercised unique control over his films, often hiring screenwriters out of his own pocket (and frequently collaborating with them), producing, directing, and acting, becoming an auteur before anyone in Hollywood knew what the word meant. In this fascinating biography, the ultimate Hollywood Star comes to life—complete with excesses and achievements—as never before.
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KnockoutJS Essentials

Author: Jorge Ferrando

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395285

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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If you are a JavaScript developer who has been using DOM manipulation libraries such as Mootools or Scriptaculous, and you want go further in modern JavaScript development with a simple and well-documented library, then this book is for you. Learning how to use Knockout will be perfect as your next step towards building JavaScript applications that respond to user interaction.
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"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538227

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today.
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Makeovers Can Be Murder

A Fat City Mystery

Author: Kathryn Lilley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101136188

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Plus-size reporter Kate Gallagher is facing the ultimate challenge. She has to bare her belly in a bikini on camera for an upcoming assignment about weight loss scams. Sticking to her diet won't be easy—especially since it’s her love life that’s wasting away. Kate learns she’s not alone at a meeting of a women’s support group, the Newbodies—where her friend Lila confides that her marriage is in trouble. When Lila turns up dead, Kate’s suspicions immediately fall on the husband. But that’s before she finds out that Lila wasn’t the first “Newbody” to meet a violent death. Apparently a killer has an appetite for plus-sized victims, and Kate may be next. Well, chasing a murderer is one way to trim down.
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Author: Therese Anne Fowler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250028647

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TELEVISION DRAMA Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look closer...and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed. When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner's, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take the rest as it comes. What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein. Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott's, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler's New York Times bestseller brings us Zelda's irresistible story as she herself might have told it.
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It's All Your Fault

How To Make It as a Hollywood Assistant

Author: Bill Robinson,Ceridwen Morris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743221915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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An Essential Guide to Landing -- and Keeping -- Your first Hollywood Job A position as an assistant to a producer, agent, director, studio executive, or star can be the path to a fabulous career -- or a one-way ticket to hell. How can the aspiring Hollywood assistant quickly learn the inside track to success while avoiding the land mines? It's All Your Fault is the answer. Written by two former Hollywood assistants who've been there and done that, It's All Your Fault is bursting with hard-earned advice, from figuring out who's who and who isn't to sex, drugs, and other work-related issues. Filled with outrageous anecdotes and countless celebrity stories, It's All Your Fault proves an indispensable addition to the nightstand of every wannabe Hollywood mover and shaker.
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Collected Jack Kirby Collector

Author: John Morrow,Jack Kirby

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Back for its fourth printing, this colossal 240-page trade paperback reprints issues #1-9 of The Jack Kirby Collector, the highly acclaimed magazine for Kirby fans! Included are the low-distribution early issues, the Fourth World theme issue (#6), and the out-of-print Fantastic Four theme issue (#9)! Also included is a new special section with over 30 pieces of Kirby art never before published, including Jack's uninked pencils from The Prisoner, New Gods, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Thor, Hunger Dogs, Jimmy Olsen, SHIELD, and more! Learn behind-the-scenes secrets through interviews with Kirby, Joe Simon, Mike Royer, Mark Evanier, Steve Sherman, Joe Sinnott, and other Kirby collaborators. This volume features a new introduction by Mark Evanier, and page after page of rare Kirby art, much in its original pencil form. Celebrate the life and career of comics' most prodigious imagination: Jack Kirby!
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Holistic Game Development with Unity

An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming

Author: Penny de Byl

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136147179

Category: Art

Page: 490

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The independent developer has ascended, and the new business model demands agility. You have to be able to work on all aspects of game creation, and your team's game will publish directly to platforms like Android, iPhone, and Facebook. You'll use Unity, the hottest game engine out there, to do it. In order to earn your place on the elite development team, you must master both sides of the development coin: art and programming. Holistic Game Development with Unity is an authoritative guide to creating games in Unity. Taking you through game design, programming, and art, Penny de Byl uses a holistic approach to equip you with the multidisciplinary skills you need for the independent games industry. With this book, you will master essential digital art and design principles while learning the programming skills necessary to build interactivity into your games. The tutorials will put these skills into action. The companion website offers: source code for completed projects from the book, art assets, instructional videos, a forum, author blog and lesson plans and challenge questions for professors. Examines art and programming in unison-the only one-stop shop for individual developers and small teams looking to tackle both tasks.
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Fast Friends

Author: Stuart Kaufman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462833608

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

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FAST FRIENDS is the story of Dr. Ernest Berger, a college English professor, and his pal, Bobby Taylor, a tennis player and playboy, that takes place up in the woods of Vermont. The novel would have to be considered a picaresque, a tale of rogues and rascals and a recounting of their various adventures and incidents. It is a series of incidents and episodes connected chronologically, with little or no motivation or complication of plot: it is simply a realistic unfolding of many lives, their trials and tribulations and their ultimate redemption, and salvation. The book is about Dr. Berger, a frustrated, married English professor and poet, who is totally bored with teaching the rich progeny of Americas finest families up in the green mountains of Vermont and longs to go out to Hollywood and become a scriptwriter and live the glamorous tabloid existence that he has dreamed of. He loves his wife and young sons, but is seduced by the flesh of many a young, eager and confused coed. And, of course, part of his dream is to be rich and cavort with Hollywood stars, and leave the drab world of teaching behind. The catalyst, as it turns out, is Mr. Bobby Taylor, a swinging, handsome, down to earth Vermonter, who is a stark contrast to all the snobby, snooty writers and artist types that people the world of the infamous Endington College in southern Vermont. To Dr. Berger, his wife and young children, Bobby is a breath of fresh air. Then things begin to unravel, and the dream goes through various cycles of destruction and disruption. His odyssey finally comes full circle as Dr. Berger learns many lessons about love, and loss and battles desperately to regain the idyllic life that he gave away for a hollow fantasy.
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1932

Author: Gerald Stone

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1743514107

Category: History

Page: 448

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Scandals, disasters, shocks and crises: 1932 could truly be described as one of the most electrifying years in Australian history, alive with unforgettable characters and momentous events. Looking back, it's hard to believe how much happened in that fateful year to become the stuff of enduring national legend: the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened by surprise with the slashing sword of Captain Francis de Groot; the birth of the Australian Broadcasting Commission; the mysterious death of the beloved race horse Phar Lap, the controversial dismissal of NSW Premier Jack Lang, and the start of cricket's infamous Bodyline series. Those were among the best remembered incidents but there were others - from an epic outback rescue of two lost aviators to the most expensive divorce case ever heard - that reflected the distinctive flavour of the times. Overshadowing all else, the Great Depression seemed to single Australians out for special punishment, pushing a fragile young society to the brink of disintegration. By 1932 - the worst of it - a third of the population had been reduced to living like refugees in their own land while a lucky few emerged rich as third world rajahs. Acclaimed journalist and author Gerald Stone takes us on an exhilarating and fascinating journey through a year that quite literally changed a nation. Evocative and brilliantly researched, this is a book that turns history into compelling reading at its very best.
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Advanced Logo

A Language for Learning

Author: Michael Friendly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317766784

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

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Advanced Logo shows how LOGO can be used as a vehicle to promote problem solving skills among secondary students, college students, and instructors. The book demonstrates the wide range of educational domains that can be explored through LOGO including generative grammars, physical laws of motion and mechanics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and calculus.
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Creating Your World

The Official Guide to Advanced Content Creation for Second Life

Author: Aimee Weber,Kimberly Rufer-Bach,Richard Platel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470171146

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Enrich your virtual existence by mastering the techniques and tactics the experts use to create jaw-dropping SL content—everything from buildings and vehicles to clothing, landscapes, and animations. This official, exclusive guide from a team of Second Life content-creation experts was written with the full support of Linden Lab and features in-depth instructions for creating beautiful content and putting it to work in-world. It’s both a practical, step-by-step guide and a creative session with some of the most artistic and talented minds in the Second Life community. CD included.
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Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4

All-in-one, multi-platform game development

Author: Sue Blackman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249005

Category: Computers

Page: 808

View: 7819

Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4 is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production. This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create interactive games, ideal in scope for today's casual and mobile markets, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design. The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand. In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game—including reusable state management scripts, dialogue trees for character interaction, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map. With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design. By the end of the book, you will be able to actively use the Unity 3D game engine, having learned the necessary workflows to utilize your own assets. You will also have an assortment of reusable scripts and art assets with which to build future games.
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Polanski

Author: Christopher Sandford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446455564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Born in Paris to Polish-Jewish parents, Polanski dealt with the terrors of his childhood - including internment in Auschwitz - by creating an elaborate fantasy world in which he lived as a film star. He would go on to become one of the very best and most infamous directors in Hollywood's history - with a backlist that includes Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Macbeth, Chinatown, Tess, Frantic and, more recently, the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning The Pianist. Yet, it is within his own personal life that the most dramatic story unfolds - he's been at the centre of two of the most lurid crimes ever committed in Hollywood. In August 1969 his wife Sharon Tate, eight months pregnant, and seven of the couple's friends were butchered by the Manson family; Polanski himself, who was in London at the time, was the intended target. Eight years later he was arrested by LA police on charges of drugging and raping a 13-year old model and aspiring actress He fled the country and has since lived in exile in Paris, where he complains of continual harassment by the US authorities. Polanski's latest film was the hit Oliver Twist and, Variety insists, he promises to follow it with his long-awaited version of the Tate killings. Both projects, dealing with child exploitation and murder, can only fuel the controversy that surrounds him. This biography is the first chance his fans and detractors will have to read about him in real depth. It will reveal the brilliant invention, self-destruction, talent, self-destruction, sex, drugs and wild excesses, with names and stories told for the first time. Fascinating, flawed, wildy creative, this is the full, uncut story of one of the greatest directors of our time.
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