Samuel Chell

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Ort: Kenosha,, WI United States
Jahrestag: 20. August
Geburtstag: 29. Juni
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Not long ago I read a news story about an Amazon reviewer who, though "# 2" in Amazon's rankings, was abandoning the chase because of the (then) new policy allowing readers to address written commentary to the reviewers themselves. I couldn't care less about the rankings, but as someone who's posted over 2500 reviews (many of which I've removed), I simply request that those who write to reviewers-… Mehr dazu

Literature, film, music, psychology, philosophy, theology, pedagogy, baseball, the markets --all compete about equally for my time and interest. The world's a text, and its contents all share the common denominator of language and rhetoric. I always… Mehr dazu


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Understanding Movies with Video von Louis D. Giannetti
Understanding Movies with Video von Louis D. Giannetti
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Still the Best Bet., 28. Juli 2000
There is no shortage of comprehensive textbook tomes in this competitive market (several new ones have appeared since this 8th edition). But Giannetti achieves the "right" level of diction, readability, and detail whereas the other books tend to disappoint more frequently. Some are simply too obvious, unacademic, unselective in use of illustrations and others too weighted down by film jargon left over from graduate school. Even if Giannetti's distinction between "formalism" and "expression" occasionally seems difficult and overly arbitrary, it provides his overview with a focus that is lacking in the competition.
Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art von Will Friedwald
I find myself consulting Friedwald's comprehensive treatment of Sinatra's entire recording career practically on a weekly basis. If this opinionated, non-musician's aesthetic judgements are not always on target, the documentation, historical contexts, and wealth of information are simply invaluable. He's also an entertaining, lively stylist, especially when expressing his distaste for some of the low points in Sinatra's recording career, most notably the "Duets" sessions. But the ultimate book about the century's ultimate vocal artist will be one that manages to account for the apparent paradoxes: the brazen and controversial lifestyle alongside the sheer beauty and… Mehr dazu
Pride and Prejudice von Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice von Jane Austen
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Humphrey Bogart's line to his secretary in "The Maltese Falcon" could as easily have been addressed to Jane Austen. Long before the woman's movement of the 60s and women's studies courses of the 70s, perceptive and discriminating readers were in agreement about Jane Austen as the supreme master of her craft. In her characterizations, plotting, and language she is the model of exactness and efficiency. There simply is no gratuitous business, no room for sentiment, no place for self-indulgence or personal fantasy. Elizabeth's world is a microcosm of the complex society we habit, each of us making daily compromises, negotiations, and decisions that allow us the maximum… Mehr dazu