First published in 1952, “Modern Coin Magic” is J. B. Bobo’s classic work on coin magic. The purpose of this efficient guide is to review and discuss all of the practical aspects to coin magic tricks utilizing sleight of hand. Bobo examines all of the older, traditional sleights of hand and retains only those that are truly useful and helpful, discarding any that are out-of-date or impractical to work. “Modern Coin Magic” is remarkable in its ability to present all of the best tips and techniques in one easy-to-read book so that any student of coin magic and sleight of hand will find guidance for their practice and technique. Coin magic tricks are one of the most accessible and useful tricks for any magician to know as coins are always readily available and the ability to do a few sleights of hand is guaranteed to entertain any audience. “Modern Coin Magic” remains a timeless classic, one of the most complete and helpful books ever written on coin magic.
“Expert Card Technique” by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue is a detailed and instructive guide on how to master the manipulation of cards. Jean Hugard, born John Gerard Rodney Boyce in Queensland, Australia in 1872, began his professional career as a magician in 1896 and eventually moved to America in 1915 where he worked in vaudeville and as a stage magician. He retired from performing professionally around 1930 and began a prolific and successful career writing books on magic. As he became older and lost his eyesight, the magician Frederick Braue began co-writing several books with Hugard on the art of card magic. Braue was a journalist and semi-professional magician who specialized in card tricks and was viewed as a master at this skill. In their book “Expert Card Technique”, these magical geniuses show even the most novice beginner how to learn to manipulate cards in basic ways and then moves on to teach more advanced flourishes, such as forces, fans, and prearranged decks. This guide is indispensable to anyone who wishes to handle cards with impressive dexterity and for those studying magic, as these are skills that must be mastered before complicated card tricks can be performed with ease.
The vivid and untold story of the Golden Age of classic animation and the often larger-than-life artists who created some of the most iconic cartoon characters of the twentieth century In 1911, famed cartoonist Winsor McCay debuted one of the first animated cartoons, based on his sophisticated newspaper strip “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” itself inspired by Freud’s recent research on dreams. McCay is largely forgotten today, but he unleashed an art form, and the creative energy of artists from Otto Messmer and Max Fleischer to Walt Disney and Warner Bros.’ Chuck Jones. Their origin stories, rivalries, and sheer genius, as Reid Mitenbuler skillfully relates, were as colorful and subversive as their creations—from Felix the Cat to Bugs Bunny to feature films such as Fantasia —which became an integral part and reflection of American culture over the next five decades.Pre-television, animated cartoons were aimed squarely at adults; comic preludes to movies, they were often “little hand grenades of social and political satire.” Early Betty Boop cartoons included nudity; Popeye stories contained sly references to the injustices of unchecked capitalism. “During its first half-century,” Mitenbuler writes, “animation was an important part of the culture wars about free speech, censorship, the appropriate boundaries of humor, and the influence of art and media on society.” During WWII it also played a significant role in propaganda. The Golden Age of animation ended with the advent of television, when cartoons were sanitized to appeal to children and help advertisers sell sugary breakfast cereals. Wild Minds is an ode to our colorful past and to the creative energy that later inspired The Simpsons , South Park , and BoJack Horseman .
Odin Teatret blev opfattet som udansk og fremmedartet, da italienske Eugenio Barba og fem unge skuespillere i 1966 indvandrede til Holstebro. Lige siden har teatrets arbejde med erobring af anderledeshed vAeret en stAerk inspiration for bade den danske og den internationale teaterverden – ligesom teatret gennem arene udviklede et frodigt samspil med sin hjemby.En kreds af danske kunstnere og kulturforskere fortAeller her om deres personlige mode og faglige udvekslinger med Odin Teatret, i forlob der ofte spAender over 30-40 ar. Samtidig giver teksterne indblik i, hvordan teaterlaboratoriet arbejder med kunstneriske, kulturelle og politiske forandringer.Bogen belyser det ellers internationale Odin Teaters danske rodder og relationer og papeger dermed en dansk kulturtradition, hvor modet mellem fremmede identiteter er basis for kreativ vAekst.
PopulAerkulturens spillefilm er meget mere end blot underholdning. I denne bog demonstrerer 10 yngre forskere, hvordan en rAekke udvalgte spillefilm kan tjene som ramme om en analyse og diskussion af vAesentlige sporgsmal relateret til terror og terrorbekAempelse: Hvad er prAeventiv krig, og hvilke problemer er forbundet med denne form for krigsforelse – se Minority Report! Hvad er argumenterne for og imod anvendelse af tortur i forsoget pa at komme terroren i forkobet – se The Siege! Hvordan former den stigende overvagning vores adfAerd – se The Truman Show! Hvordan kan vi beskrive forholdet mellem medierne og terroristerne – se Mad City!Filmmediet fungerer som en form for eksperimentarium i forhold til komplicerede moralske og politiske sporgsmal. Derfor kan film anvendes som en pAedagogisk loftestang i forstaelsen og diskussionen af mulige losninger pa udfordringerne for nutidens samfund.Terror og film abner for en anderledes og sjovere made at lAere pa – og dermed for en mere varieret og inspirerende undervisning i fx gymnasiet. Ved at tage udgangspunkt i, hvad vi allerede ved fra timerne foran lAerredet eller skAermen, men maske ikke har begreber for, letter bogen forstaelsen af, hvad terror er, og hvilke problem der der rejser sig i forsoget pa at bekAempe den.
Paradoksalt nok elsker vi fiktionens gys og den pirrende skrAek, den udloser i os, uanset om det er i form af boger om forforeriske vampyrer eller film om morderiske aliens. Det mest slaende ved overnaturlige monstre er selvfolgelig, at de ikke findes i virkeligheden. Ikke desto mindre bliver vi ved med at fortAelle hinanden historier om spogelser og uhyrer. Faktisk reagerer vi ens pa tvAers af kulturer, nar vi ser en gyserfilm. Denne ens reaktion pa gru er der en god forklaring pa, som man finder ved at kigge pa vores evolutionshistorie.Gru-forsker Mathias Clasen viser i bogen Monstre, at vi faktisk har brug for de opdigtede rAedselshistorier, fordi de er et resultat af evolutionen. I millioner af ar levede vi nemlig side om side med virkelige, sultne monstre, som havde menneske pa menuen. Derfor har vores forhistoriske tilvAerelse som jaget vildt sat sig dybe spor i vores dna. Vores evne til at vagne pa et splitsekund med alle sanser skAerpet har udgjort forskellen pa liv og dod for vores forfAedre. Sa bag vores rationelle, moderne hjerner gemmer der sig en forskrAekket primat, som gyser ved synet af lysende ojne og glinsende hugtAender i tusmorket – prAecis som vi gor i biografens morke, nar monstret maser sig ind pa helten.Monstre en er del af serien 'TAenkepauser', der lanceres i samarbejde med DR, Jyllands-Posten, Litteratursiden.dk og bibliotekerne.
This volume offers a new and expanded history of the documentary form across a range of times and contexts, featuring original essays by leading historians in the field In a contemporary media culture suffused with competing truth claims, documentary media have become one of the most significant means through which we think in depth about the past. The most rigorous collection of essays on nonfiction film and media history and historiography currently available, A Companion to Documentary Film History offers an in-depth, global examination of central historical issues and approaches in documentary, and of documentary's engagement with historical and contemporary topics, debates, and themes. The Companion 's twenty original essays by prominent nonfiction film and media historians challenge prevalent conceptions of what documentary is and was, and explore its growth, development, and function over time. The authors provide fresh insights on the mode's reception, geographies, authorship, multimedia contexts, and movements, and address documentary's many aesthetic, industrial, historiographical, and social dimensions. This authoritative volume: Offers both historical specificity and conceptual flexibility in approaching nonfiction and documentary media Explores documentary's multiple, complex geographic and geopolitical frameworks Covers a diversity of national and historical contexts, including Revolution-era Soviet Union, post-World War Two Canada and Europe, and contemporary China Establishes new connections and interpretive contexts for key individual films and film movements, using new primary sources Interrogates established assumptions about documentary authorship, audiences, and documentary's historical connection to other media practices. A Companion to Documentary Film History is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses covering documentary or nonfiction film and media, an excellent supplement for courses on national or regional media histories, and an important new resource for all film and media studies scholars, particularly those in nonfiction media.
Filled with classic photography of the film’s famous cast, this new collector’s edition Gone With the Wind is a celebration of one of the world’s favorite Hollywood epics. Released in 1939, Gone With the Wind continues to sustain a place in American popular culture, and this volume offers readers an irresistible combination of history, glamour, and intrigue about the movie that was voted the most popular film in history by the American Film Institute. In contemporary dollars, the film stands firm as the most successful box-office hit in of all time—not even tumbled by such modern-day blockbusters as Avatar, Titanic, or Star Wars.This new volume is filled with rare insight into the stars and creators of this timeless masterpiece, including much behind-the-scenes detail about the casting and making of the film that made “Scarlett O’Hara” and “Tara” household words around the world. Looking beyond the movie’s artistic accomplishments, Gone With the Wind also explores the history and politics of nineteenth-century America, making this volume of interest to devotees of the American South and Civil War buffs alike.Discover fascinating details about the making and magic of Gone With the Wind, including:-The search for Scarlett O’Hara—over 1,000 actresses interviewed for the role—and the controversial casting of Vivien Leigh-How the casting and cost of Clark Gable nearly derailed the multi-Oscar-winning film-How directors Victor Fleming, his predecessor George Cukor, and producer David O. Selznick shaped Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel into a true and timeless Southern epic-A glimpse at the film’s home state of Georgia, its famous Gone With the Wind museums and its prominence in the Confederate South-Captivating portraits of film’s four stars, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard, as well as author Margaret Mitchell