The Mystery of Orcival
This early work by Émile Gaboriau was originally published in 1867 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Mystery of Orcival' is one of Gaboriau's novels of crime and mystery. Émile Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon, Charente-Maritime, France. During his twenties, he became a secretary to Paul Féval – a an author now regarded as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction, whose Jean Diable (1862) is seen as the world's first modern detective novel.
Corpus Linguistics at Work
This work aims to provide insights into the way a corpus can be used, the type of findings that can be obtained, the possible applications of these findings as well as the theoretical changes that corpus work can bring into linguistics and language engineering. Topics include the rise of corpus linguistics, delexicalization, semantic prosodies and different corpora for different purposes.
The Rise of David Levinsky
A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.
Cinema Censorship and the State
The First time I made a film in color... I imposed a small taboo on myselfinternally. It was to never shoot the color green. Nagisa Oshima is generally regarded as the mostimportant Japanese film director after Kurosawa and is one of Japan's most productive and celebratedpostwar artists. His early films represent the Japanese New Wave at its zenith, and the films he hasmade since (including In the Realm of the Senses and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) have woninternational acclaim. The more than 40 writings that make up this intellectual autobiography reveala rare conjunction of personal candor and political commitment. Entertaining, concise,disarmingingly insightful, they trace in vivid and carefully articulated detail the development of0shima's theory and practice.The writings are arranged in chronological order and cover the periodfrom the mid-1950s to the late 1970s. Following a historical overview of contemporary Japanesecinema, a substantial section articulates the theoretical and political rationale of 0shima's ownfilm production, which he sees as being profoundly influenced by the social formation and politicalprocesses of postwar Japan. Among many other topics considered in his essays, Oshima questions theeconomics of film production, the ethics of the documentary film, censorship (both political andsexual), and the relation of aesthetics and social taboos. A filmography and notes round out thisimportant collection.
The Vanishing American Jew
A well-known lawyer and best-selling author of Chutzpah argues that the dwindling of anti-Semitism in America actually threatens the Jewish community and outlines specific steps Jews can take to ensure their continuance in the next century. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
The Maneige Royal
A translation of one of the most important books ever written about the art of horsemanship.Antoine de Pluvinel (1555-1620), a French nobleman whose wider roles included those of chamberlain and ambassador to The Netherlands, was, from a young age, a pupil of Pignatelli in Italy. Shortly after his return to Paris, he opened an academy for the broad-based education of young gentlemen of noble birth, at which equitation was just one of a number of subjects taught. His most famous pupil was the young Louis XIII. The book shows the instruction of the young Louis XIII (1601-43) who was crowned in 1610 under the regency of his mother and reigned from 1617 onward. The text and illustrations explain Pluvinel's principles of training horses in the form of a dialogue with the king, interspersed with commentaries by M. le Grand and other distinguished authorities. Pluvinel's book was groundbreaking in its advocacy of humane training methods, a departure from the harsher practices commonplace at the time.
A sixteen-year old illiterate woman cares for the elderly rector of a tumbledown church in a mountain hamlet, but when the town hall across from the church is converted into a dance hall, the narrator is recruited for some of the hall's finer clientele
No Borders No Limits
Volume 2 of the new Cinema Classics Collection from FAB Press! Drawing inspiration from Hollywood and the French New Wave, Nikkatsu Action pictures blended East and West, movie-fuelled fantasies and gritty realities of life in postwar Japan. No Borders No Limit includes a history of the studio, profiles of stars and directors, film reviews and career interviews with top figures including Joe Shishido, Toshio Masuda and Seijun Suzuki. It is the first ever book in English devoted entirely to this hugely influential film genre, and it is packed with colour illustrations.
I Wake Up Screening
George Stevens was the first to know - months before Frank D. Gilroy had even an inkling. As they scouted locations for The Only Game in Town in 1968, Stevens repeatedly handed Gilroy his viewfinder to consider possible scenes. Asked to explain why he was so insistent on this procedure, Stevens answered with certainty, "You're going to direct some day." Gilroy recalled Stevens' words two years later when, unhappy with the limited role of screenwriter, he optioned Desperate Characters by Paula Fox, determined not only to adapt her novel for the screen but to direct the film. Fortunately for film buffs, film historians, film students, and prospective independent film producers, Gilroy is a compulsive diarist who wrote I Wake Up Screening! while he made four independent feature films - each accorded three stars in Leonard Maltin's TV Movies and Video Guide - for a total investment of two million dollars (for all four films!). These intimate logs of the making of Desperate Characters, Once in Paris, The Gig, and The Luckiest Man in the World show clearly that a film school that doesn't include in its curriculum discussions of negotiating with the Teamsters and of raising money by independent producers is leaving out vital parts of the film-making process. Because Gilroy wrote the scripts, raised the money, assembled the production team, directed, opened each of the four films, and even ventured into the murky world of distribution, I Wake Up Screening! is a vast repository of information about film making in general and independent film making in particular. It is not recommended for anyone who wishes to preserve a fairy-tale notion about feature film making. When Gilroy first consideredpublishing these logs, his wife encouraged him. "Do it, " she said. "If it stops one person from following in your footsteps it will be worthwhile."