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Chasing The Light by Oliver Stone

Title Chasing the Light
Author Oliver Stone
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2020-07-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780358345664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An intimate memoir by the controversial, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Oliver Stone Before moving to Los Angeles and the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while working odd jobs in Manhattan. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with in-the-moment details of the highs and lows: meetings with Al Pacino over Stone’s early scripts; the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction; the failure of his first feature; his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; and much more. Chasing the Light is a true insider’s guide to Hollywood’s razor-edged years of upheaval in the 1970s and ’80s with untold stories of decade-defining films from the man behind the camera.

Chasing The Light by Oliver Stone

Title Chasing the Light
Author Oliver Stone
Publisher HMH Books For Young Readers
Release Date 2020
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780358346234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An intimate memoir by the controversial and outspoken, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his complicated New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface. Before the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with in-the-moment details of the high and low moments: We see meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino; the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Award-winning film, Midnight Express. Chasing the Light is a true insider's look at Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s.

Chasing The Light by Oliver Stone

Title Chasing The Light
Author Oliver Stone
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-07-21
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781913183202
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*** "A rip-roaring read. It left me breathless." - Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast Show "Riveting." - The New York Times "... a Hollywood movie in itself." - Spike Lee "Raw, savagely honest, as dramatic as any of his movies." - Mail on Sunday "A tremendous book - readable, funny and harrowing." - The Sunday Times In this powerful and evocative memoir, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone, takes us right to the heart of what it's like to make movies on the edge. In Chasing The Light he writes about his rarefied New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface. Before the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while taking miscellaneous jobs and driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with vivid details of the high and low moments: we sit at the table in meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; relive the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); experience his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; and see his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino. We also learn of the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and witness tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Award-winning film, Midnight Express. The culmination of the book is the extraordinarily vivid recreation of filming Platoon in the depths of the Philippine jungle with Kevin Dillon, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp et al, pushing himself, the crew and the young cast almost beyond breaking point. Written fearlessly, with intense detail and colour, Chasing the Light is a true insider's story of Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s, and Stone brings this period alive as only someone at the centre of the action truly can.

Chasing The Light by Ibarionex Perello

Title Chasing the Light
Author Ibarionex Perello
Publisher Pearson Education
Release Date 2011-03-28
Category Photography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0132575531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Light. It's the most transformative tool at any photographer’s disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife, or landscape, the creative use of light is often the difference between a snapshot and a powerful photograph. In Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light, renowned photographer, writer, and educator Ibarionex Perello shares his unique insights for partnering with natural light to create evocative digital images. He brings his palpable passion and personal approach rooted in decades of experience, and reveals his honed techniques for controlling focus, exposure, white balance, and sharpness to create beautiful and impactful photographs. In an industry so obsessed with gear, this book bridges the gap between the technical and the creative and returns to a personal, inspirational narrative about perceiving and photographing light. This book will enlighten photographers of all levels about • the elements of exposure, metering, and ISO • light’s impact on color and controlling color balance • combining brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, and pattern enhancing portraits with available lighting • direction and quality of sunlight and shooting in rural and urban landscapes • the power of light in black and white

Chasing The Light by Jesse Blackadder

Title Chasing the Light
Author Jesse Blackadder
Publisher HarperCollins Australia
Release Date 2013-02-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781743097823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fictional recounting of the little-known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica, and her extraordinary fight to get there. A fictional recounting of the little-known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica, and her extraordinary fight to get there. It's the early 1930s. Antarctic open-sea whaling is booming and a territorial race for the mysterious continent between Norwegian and British-Australian interests is in full swing. Aboard a ship setting sail from Cape town carrying the Norwegian whaling magnate Lars Christensen are three women: Lillemor Rachlew, who tricked her way on to the ship and will stop at nothing to be the first woman to land on Antarctica; Mathilde Wegger, a grieving widow who's been forced to join the trip by her calculating parents-in-law; and Lars's wife, Ingrid Christensen, who has longed to travel to Antarctica since she was a girl and has made a daunting bargain with Lars to convince him to take her. Loyalties shift and melt and conflicts increase as they pass through the Southern Ocean and reach the whaling grounds. None of the women is prepared for the reality of meeting the whaling fleet and experiencing firsthand the brutality of the icy world. As they head for the continent itself, the race is on for the first woman to land on Antarctica. None of them expect the outcome and none of them know how they will be changed by their arrival. Based on the little-known true story of the first woman to ever set foot on Antarctica, Jesse Blackadder has captured the drama, danger and magnetic pull of exploring uncharted places in our world and our minds.

Chasing Light by Amanda Lucidon

Title Chasing Light
Author Amanda Lucidon
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release Date 2017-10-17
Category Photography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780399581199
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.

Chasing Light by Stefanie Tong

Title Chasing Light
Author Stefanie Tong
Publisher Word Alive Press
Release Date 2016-05-16
Category Religion
Total Pages 104
ISBN 9781486612079
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Patterns Of Light by Steven Beeson

Title Patterns of Light
Author Steven Beeson
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2007-10-23
Category Science
Total Pages 196
ISBN 9780387751078
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Any student or engineer working in optics or the field of laser technology will find this a fascinating read. The book begins by addressing the properties of light as seen in the everyday world: events such as refraction in a pool, lenses in the form of glasses, the colors of objects, and atmospheric events. Latter chapters explain these events at the atomic and subatomic level and address the use of electron and optical microscopy in observing the worlds unseen by the unaided eye. Exercises and activities will be found in an appendix, but the primary volume can stand alone if the reader so desires.

Title Chasing the Mountain of Light
Author Kevin Rushby
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2015-09-22
Category Travel
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781250098771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Koh-i-Noor diamond known as the Mountain of Light, the world's largest diamond, was found in India, traveled from Golconda to the Mughal palaces in the north. Fought over, cursed at and occasionally lost, it finally reached the Sikhs in the Punjab, only to be seized by British agents eager to please young Queen Victoria. It now lies in the Tower of London where some say its curse controls the fate of the Windsor family. In Chasing the Mountain of Light, Kevin Rushby pursues the dramatic career of the Koh-i-Noor on a journey to the heart of Indian culture meeting dealers, smugglers, and petty crooks along the way. It's another adventure from Rushby whom the Washington Post recently compared to William S. Burroughs and Arthur Rimbaud.

Chasing The Light by Mark Allister

Title Chasing the Light
Author Mark Allister
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-09-08
Category MUSIC
Total Pages 206
ISBN 1452943338
Language English, Spanish, and French
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OC Cloud CultOCOs grand, unkempt indie rock is at once jam band, emo, and avant-garde. Their songs, born out of personal tragedy, are otherworldly lessons in being human.OCO OCoPitchfork During the past decade, Minnesota-grown band Cloud Cult has become one of the most inspirational indie bands, with a deeply devoted fan base and an approach to music and the environment that is hard not to admire. Beyond a musical biography, Chasing the Light tells the story of the heartbreaking yet affirming journey of lead singer and songwriter Craig Minowa and delves into the career of the band known by music lovers as the least cynical and most idealistic band in the country. Tracing Cloud CultOCOs rise to critical acclaim, author Mark Allister details the bandOCOs defining moments, beginning with the death of Craig and Connie MinowaOCOs two-year-old son and the hundreds of songs that grew out of the tragic loss. Allister describes the bandOCOs unique philosophy and principles, including how Minowa created a zero carbon footprint for the bandOCOs recording and touring, adopting DIY and green-sustainable practices well before the ideas became mainstream. Allister also presents a first-person account of a day in the life of a quintessential indie band and conveys the immense emotional impact of Cloud CultOCOs albums and live shows. Described by a fan in the book as OC the anthem for the soul searcher in us all, OCO Cloud CultOCOs music and message are both stirring and sincere. Featuring rarely seen photos from Cloud CultOCOs history and passionate testimonials by fans, Chasing the Light is a testament to the profound influence one bandOCOs personal evolution can have on its followers and on indie rock aficionados in search of beauty, meaning, and redemption."

Chasing The Light by Ken Duncan

Title Chasing the Light
Author Ken Duncan
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-11-06
Category Australia
Total Pages 168
ISBN 0987295888
Language English, Spanish, and French
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KEN DUNCAN's new book, "Chasing the Light - AUSTRALIA WIDE" features his latest images from all over Australia, along with a few timeless classics. The book invites the reader to join Ken on a very personal journey to many favourite corners of our diverse island continent. Ken's expansive "panographs" captured on film (for which he is most famous), are gloriously showcased along with a selection of his latest digital images, displaying his mastery across a variety of photographic media and formats.From family events to intrepid adventure tours or simply a leisurely holiday, we all collect images that ultimately illustrate our life's story. In his text Ken suggests how images can be presented and explains the importance of archiving and cataloguing to leave a photographic legacy for future generations. And for photography enthusiasts, he has included detailed notes on every photo, plus technical information about the equipment he uses.

Chasing The Dime by Michael Connelly

Title Chasing the Dime
Author Michael Connelly
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2002-10-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 0759527407
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The phone messages waiting for Henry Pierce clearly aren't for him: "Where is Lilly? This is her number. It's on the site." Pierce has just moved into a new apartment, and he's been "chasing the dime"--doing all it takes so his company comes out first with a scientific breakthrough worth millions. But he can't get the messages for Lilly out of his head. As Pierce tries to help a woman he has never met, he steps into a world of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. A world where his success and expertise mean nothing...and where he becomes the chief suspect in a murder case, trapped in the fight of his life.

Like Father Like Son by Michael Parkinson

Title Like Father Like Son
Author Michael Parkinson
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Release Date 2020-11-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781529362480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'a quietly impressive book, which does something most celebrity autobiographies shy away from: it seeks the truth and, more often than not, finds it.' - THE MAIL A look at the life and times of the man Sir Michael most looked up to. It started in the shadow of the pithead in a South Yorkshire mining village and ended up in tears before an audience of millions. Michael Parkinson's relationship with his late father John William was, and remains, a family love story overflowing with tenderness and tall tales of sporting valour, usually involving Yorkshire cricket or Barnsley FC. However, it was the overwhelming grief which poured out of Michael when Piers Morgan pressed him about John William in a television interview - four decades after the death of the father he encapsulated as 'Yorkshireman, miner, humorist and fast bowler' - that convinced one of the outstanding broadcasters and journalists of our time to delve deeper into the dynamics of their lives together. Co-written with his son Mike, this affectionate and revealing memoir explores the influences which shaped John William, Michael and succeeding generations of Parkinsons. The journey leads them from the depths of a Yorkshire coal mine, via the chapel, pub and picture-house, to a spot behind the bowler's arm at Lord's and the sands at Scarborough. While Like Father, Like Son conveys a powerful sense of time and place, it is wit, insight and, above all, enduring love which shine through its pages.

Chasing The Light by Ibarionex Perello

Title Chasing the Light
Author Ibarionex Perello
Publisher New Riders Pub
Release Date 2011-12-24
Category Computers
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0321822617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Light. It's the most transformative tool at any photographer's disposal. Whether the lens is turned to people, wildlife, or landscapes, the creative use of light can often make the difference between a snapshot and a powerful photograph. This instructional video provides a look into one photographer's approach to seeing and using available light. Ibarionex Perello, author of the acclaimed book Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light, takes you on a visual journey through the streets of Los Angeles, not only explaining his approach to creating great street photography but also teaching how to develop your own way of seeing. You get the experience of shooting over his shoulder as he explains how he considers light, shadow, and color, and how he approaches strangers for street portraits. This video will help you find your own way of seeing as well as empower you to overcome the obstacles that can stand in the way of your creativity. Total running time: 1:52

Chasing The Scream by Johann Hari

Title Chasing the Scream
Author Johann Hari
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2015-01-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781620408926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times Bestseller What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? Johann Hari's journey into the heart of the war on drugs led him to ask this question--and to write the book that gave rise to his viral TED talk, viewed more than 62 million times, and inspired the feature film The United States vs. Billie Holiday and the documentary series The Fix. One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, not knowing what to do, he set out and traveled over 30,000 miles over three years to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their own war on drugs--with extraordinary results. Chasing the Scream is the story of a life-changing journey that transformed the addiction debate internationally--and showed the world that the opposite of addiction is connection.

Chasing The Light by Sagar Kumar

Title Chasing the Light
Author Sagar Kumar
Publisher Partridge Publishing
Release Date 2015-06-12
Category Art
Total Pages 466
ISBN 9781482849721
Language English, Spanish, and French
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He cries alone at night; he is hardly 4; it is almost 4 am. The world around him is fast asleep. He is new to this constant grappling with his mind and he learns how to torture himself. He comes up with elemental questions of life and philosophy but finds no answers and this frustrates him. He is a thinker; so much so that he cant sleep, it hurts. He doesnt cry anymore. He is close to 24. He thinks he has seen everything but then half the idiots out there feel the same way. So what makes him special? He is special because at different times and in different roles in his life he has touched perfection even if he has done so momentarily. The crash n burn too is poetic and beautiful. Lazarus!? He really has taken some outstanding catches and scored some unbelievable goals and more than anything else he wants the world to know this about him. Perhaps it is the only thing he wants the world to know about him. So this book is about the 4 year old, it is also about the 24 year old, and pretty much everything in between; the good, the bad and the ugly!

Chasing Light by Frank Lee Ruggles

Title Chasing Light
Author Frank Lee Ruggles
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-06
Category Landscape photography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0692836802
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The words and photographs from Frank Lee Ruggles, National Parks Eminent Photographer.

Made Men by Glenn Kenny

Title Made Men
Author Glenn Kenny
Publisher Harlequin
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781488059131
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the thirtieth anniversary of its premiere comes the vivid and immersive history behind Martin Scorsese’s signature film Goodfellas, hailed by critics as the greatest mob movie ever made. When Goodfellas first hit the theatres in 1990, a classic was born. Few could anticipate the unparalleled influence it would have on pop culture, one that would inspire future filmmakers and redefine the gangster picture as we know it today. From the rush of grotesque violence in the opening scene to the iconic hilarity of Joe Pesci’s endlessly quoted “Funny how?” shtick, it’s little wonder the film is widely regarded as a mainstay in contemporary cinema. In the first ever behind-the-scenes story of Goodfellas, film critic Glenn Kenny chronicles the making and afterlife of the film that introduced America to the real modern gangster—brutal, ruthless, yet darkly appealing, the villain we can’t get enough of. Featuring interviews with the film’s major players, including Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Made Men shines a light on the lives and stories wrapped up in the Goodfellas universe, and why its enduring legacy is still essential to charting the trajectory of American culture thirty years later.

Chasing The Light by Sagar Kumar

Title Chasing the Light
Author Sagar Kumar
Publisher PartridgeIndia
Release Date 2015-06-11
Category Art
Total Pages 466
ISBN 1482849739
Language English, Spanish, and French
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He cries alone at night; he is hardly 4; it is almost 4 am. The world around him is fast asleep. He is new to this constant grappling with his mind and he learns how to torture himself. He comes up with elemental questions of life and philosophy but finds no answers and this frustrates him. He is a thinker; so much so that he can't sleep, it hurts. He doesn't cry anymore. He is close to 24. He thinks he has seen everything but then half the idiots out there feel the same way. So what makes him special? He is special because at different times and in different roles in his life he has touched perfection even if he has done so momentarily. The crash n' burn too is poetic and beautiful. Lazarus!? He really has taken some outstanding catches and scored some unbelievable goals and more than anything else he wants the world to know this about him. Perhaps it is the only thing he wants the world to know about him. So this book is about the 4 year old, it is also about the 24 year old, and pretty much everything in between; the good, the bad and the ugly!

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor

Title Chasing Painted Horses
Author Drew Hayden Taylor
Publisher Cormorant Books
Release Date 2019-09-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781770865617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Ralph Thomas comes across graffiti of a horse in an alleyway in the early hours of the morning, he is stopped in his tracks. He recognizes this horse. A half-asleep Indigenous homeless man sees Ralph’s reaction to the horse and calls out to him. Over the course of a morning’s worth of hot coffee on a bitterly cold day, Ralph and the homeless man talk and Ralph remembers a troubling moment from his childhood when an odd little girl, Danielle, drew the most beautiful and intriguing horse on his mother’s Everything Wall, winning the competition set up for children on the Otter Lake Reserve. Ralph has lived with many questions that arose from his eleventh winter. What did the horse mean — to him, his sister, his best friend, and, most importantly, the girl who drew it? These questions have never left him. Chasing Painted Horses has a magical, fablelike quality that will enchant readers, and haunt them, for years to come.