Life Moves Pretty Fast

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Life Moves Pretty Fast

From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Hadley Freeman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-14
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781501130663


Life Moves Pretty Fast

Life Moves Pretty Fast

From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Hadley Freeman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-14
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781501130458


Ferris Bueller S Day Off

Ferris Bueller S Day Off

The iconic 1986 John Hughes film about living life to the fullest is now a joyful picture book for readers of all ages! Life moves pretty fast–and Ferris Bueller is determined not to let it pass him by! On a beautiful spring day, Ferris fakes being sick and plays hooky from school. He convinces his friends, reluctant Cameron and carefree Sloane, to come along for the ride. The three friends hop in the car and race to the most exciting place they know: downtown Chicago. They climb to the very top of the tallest skyscraper, eat lunch at a fancy French restaurant, cheer on a baseball game, and marvel over the paintings in the museum. But stickler teacher Mr. Rooney, determined to catch Ferris skipping school, is on their trail. Will the kids get away with it and have the best day off ever? And will anxious Cameron ever learn to live in the moment? This joyful and nostalgic story about friendship, adventure, and seizing the day will appeal to children and fans of the movie alike. TM & Copyright 2021 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author :
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release : 2022-08-02
Total Pages : 44 Pages
ISBN : 9781683693116


You Couldn T Ignore Me If You Tried

You Couldn T Ignore Me If You Tried

A social evaluation of the influence and legacy of the "Brat Pack" films explores their 1980s cultural themes, in an account that draws on interviews with such celebrities as Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and John Cusack. Original.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Susannah Gora
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2011-02
Total Pages : 367 Pages
ISBN : 9780307716606


Don T You Forget About Me

Don T You Forget About Me

No one captured the teen portion of the eighties as poignantly as writer-director John Hughes. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful are timeless tales of love, angst, longing, and self-discovery that illuminated and assuaged the anxieties of an entire generation. Fondly nostalgic, filled with wit and surprising insights, don't you forget about me contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists on the films' far-reaching effects on their own lives -- an irresistible read for anyone who came of age in the eighties (or just wishes they did). Featuring new writing from: Steve Almond * Julianna Baggott * Lisa Borders * Ryan Boudinot * T Cooper * Quinn Dalton * Emily Franklin * Lisa Gabriele * Tod Goldberg * Nina de Gramont * Tara Ison * Allison Lynn * John McNally * Dan Pope * Lewis Robinson * Ben Schrank * Elizabeth Searle * Mary Sullivan * Rebecca Wolff * Moon Unit Zappa

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Jaime Clarke
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-03-06
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1416950370


House Of Glass

House Of Glass

Writer Hadley Freeman investigates her family’s secret history in this “exceptional” (The Washington Post) “masterpiece” (The Daily Telegraph) uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations. Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her grandmother’s death, she found a shoebox tucked in the closet containing photographs of her grandmother with a mysterious stranger, a cryptic telegram from the Red Cross, and a drawing signed by Picasso. This discovery sent Freeman on a decade-long quest to uncover the significance of these keepsakes, taking her from Picasso’s archives in Paris to a secret room in a farmhouse in Auvergne to Long Island to Auschwitz. Freeman pieces together the puzzle of her family’s past, discovering more about the lives of her grandmother and her three brothers, Jacques, Henri, and Alex. Their stories sometimes typical, sometimes astonishing—reveal the broad range of experiences of Eastern European Jews during the Holocaust. This “frightening, inspiring, and cautionary” (Kirkus Reviews) family saga is filled with extraordinary twists, vivid characters, and famous cameos, illuminating the Jewish and immigrant experience in the World War II era. Reviewers have asked: “is there a better book about being Jewish?” (The Daily Telegraph) Addressing themes of assimilation, identity, and home, House of Glass is “a triumph” (The Bookseller) and a powerful story about the past that echoes issues that remain relevant today.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Hadley Freeman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-03-24
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781501199226


Debating The Reagan Presidency

Debating The Reagan Presidency

The presidency of Ronald Reagan has become a Rorschach Test for politicians and citizens alike. While many conservatives see the Reagan era of the 1980s as the high-water mark for their movement and a time of national recovery from the difficulties of the 1970s, many liberals maintain that the rosy Reagan legacy is based largely on myth, and that in fact his eight years as president caused serious harm to the country. John Ehrman and Michael W. Flamm give due attention to the lasting controversies surrounding the Reagan record and provide a balanced view of the fortieth president's foreign and domestic policies. Students are encouraged to draw their own conclusions by reading key primary documents.

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Genre : History
Author : John Ehrman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2002-09-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780742570573


Best Movies Of The 80s

Best Movies Of The 80s

A bodacious treasury of photos, trivia, lists, stats, and more that take you back to the films that defined the decade. Don't miss this trip through the movies that defined the 1980s era. Packed with photos and memorabilia of Hollywood stars, this collection of classic cinema blockbusters offers summaries, release dates, trivia, and fun facts on each motion picture. We’ll cover the invention of massive-budget action films, the Brat Pack, and even popular foreign flicks of the day. Nobody puts this book in the corner. You’ll be donning your Ray-Bans and immersing yourself in gnarly nostalgia from the neon-colored 1980s in no time!

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Helen O'Hara
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-09-04
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781684125821


Write Open Act

Write Open Act

If life were a project and you knew you had a limited time to get it done, wouldn't it make sense to develop a plan? "Write, Open, Act: An Intentional Life Planning Workbook" delivers a life of promise and purpose. No one wants to be lying on their deathbed wishing they would have done this or that. This book helps people achieve their life dreams, even when day-to-day issues get in the way. Author Lee Weinstein is a former Nike public relations leader. One Saturday, he and his wife, Melinda, pulled out a large sheet of butcher paper and invented a process they call Intentional Life Planning.It began with a conversation about where they wanted to live. This led to their looking at the decades they had ahead and the key upcoming milestones for their family, and imagining what they wanted to do with their lives. They ended up creating a highly visual Intentional Life Plan--a timeline filled with dreams and goals--that they've updated every year since. When they shared photos of their annual planning day on Facebook, friends went crazy. Many asked how they, too, could get started. And several asked them to turn their process into a workshop, which they did. Their next move was to publish "Write, Open, Act" to bring the Intentional Life Planning method to a wider audience to explore on their own. This practical, hands-on workbook will change your life. Use the four steps in "Write, Open, Act" to build a visual Intentional Life Plan and chart your plan in less than a day. Written for people of all walks of life, ages 18-85, readers will be treated to an actionable process that is highly visual, with original illustrations and inspirational messages sprinkled throughout. After completing the workbook, you will have a plan for how to live your best life on this planet!

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Genre : Conduct of life
Author : Lee Weinstein
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 0999411802


John Hughes A Life In Film

John Hughes A Life In Film

The first complete, illustrated tribute to the legendary writer and director.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Kirk Honeycutt
Publisher : Race Point Pub
Release : 2015-03-25
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781631060229