Since 1992, The Directors Guild of America has hosted annual seminars featuring its nominees for outstanding feature film directing. In this all-new sequel to Directors Close Up, film and television director Jeremy Kagan culled the most insightful and entertaining responses from these acclaimed directors from the 2006 to 2012 seminars. From script development through pre-production to production and post-production, the directors—including George Clooney, Ethan and Joel Coen, Ron Howard, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg, among others—offer personal insights into every step of the creative process. Featuring materials from many of the productions, this book will be of interest to professional and aspiring directors as well as to film fans.
This book provides a comprehensive linguistic exploration of textism use by bilingual young adults, illustrating the function of alternative and creative linguistic features and their role in conveying tone through text. Drawing on a corpus of nearly 45,000 text messages donated by bilingual young adults in New York City, this volume explores the ways in which the use of texting features such as ‘lol,’ emojis, abbreviations, and acronyms is systematic and essential. In part, toward the aim of exposing the tensions bilinguals face navigating a platform that preferences monolingual language practices, the book highlights creativity as a means of both constructing meaning and performing identity for bilingual youths. These findings are extended to explore the role texting plays in communication and identity construction in contemporary society more generally. This volume extends the boundaries of emerging research on language and digital communication, and will be of particular interest to graduate students and scholars in computer-mediated communication, pragmatics, and new media.
In 1972, Dr Margaret Pollak published her book Today's Three-Year Oids in London. This was a sensitive study of family life and the social environment of a large number of London children, together with an account of their developmental assessment by various test methods. She showed that variations of developmental performances were more closely related to the quality of family life than to social and economic factors. Dr Pollak has now re-investigated the same children at nine years of age and this book is a record of her findings. The differences in development which were noted at three years of age remain in the older children. Those children who, at three years of age, were underachiever...
Knit two socks at a time, while working from the toe up! In this delightful guide, Melissa Morgan-Oakes shares her revolutionary knitting technique that allows you to try on the socks as you work, avoid running out of yarn, and steer clear of the dreaded Kitchener stitch to finish off the toes. You can apply this exciting new technique to absolutely any sock pattern to help you to knit fabulous, perfectly formed pairs of socks for the whole family.
Phrasal Verbs in American English provides useful information and guided exercises for ESL/EFL language learners. The contents of Phrasal Verbs come from written and spoken corpora of American English. The most frequent phrasal verbs are taught along with their associated words (collocates). This means that rather than focussing on a phrasal verb such as "get into," this book covers common phrases: "get into an argumen," "get into trouble," etc. Thus the book covers the phrasal verbs and phrases that the learner is likely to meet in everyday situations.