Author: David Ignatius
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A New York Times Bestseller. “If you think cybercrime and potential worldwide banking meltdown is a fiction, read this sensational thriller.”—Bob Woodward, Politico Graham Weber has been the director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Like the new world of cyber-espionage from which it's drawn, The Director is a maze of double dealing, about a world where everything is written in zeroes and ones—and nothing can be trusted.
From Naturalism to Grotowski
Author: Edward Braun
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Performing Arts
Beginning with the triple impulses of Naturalism, symbolism and the grotesque, the bulk of the book concentrates on the most famous directors of this century - Stanislavski, Reinhardt, Graig, Meyerhold, Piscator, Brecht, Artuaud and Grotowski. Braun's guide is more practical than theoretical, delineating how each director changed the tradition that came before him.
Author: J. K. Stein
Publisher: Balboa Press
J, a recent college grad, met the Director almost a decade ago when he approached her at a coffee shop on the Upper West Side. He complimented her beauty and told her that she was what he needed in order to realize his next film. Their exchange of phone numbers that afternoon marked the beginning of a five-year-long abusive relationship. The national #metoo movement has inspired many, including J. K. Stein, to challenge the stigmas surrounding sexual assault and to share their personal stories. These unedited journals and their subsequent analyses offer readers a glimpse into the painful realities of sexual abuse and the ways in which giving consent is more complicated than a simple yes or no. J. K. Steins memoir invites readers to step inside the mind of a young woman trying to find herself in the face of power, manipulation, and self-hatred. At its heart, this book offers analyses of abjection; the grotesque; consent; what it means to override ones feelings when the stakes are high; the ways in which selling ones body, even when never paid, might be read as a form of prostitution; the impact of these actions on self-image; the ways in which the authors choices were motivated by her distorted body image and long-standing eating disorder; and finally what it means to have an opinion but no voice. Today the author has found her voice.
A Practical Handbook
Author: Michael Bloom
"Concise and engaging, Michael Bloom's book is for anyone who has ever uttered the phrase, "But what I really want to do is direct.""--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Thomas M. Leitch
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Social Science
Developing a model of narrative based on game theory, Thomas Leitch offers a compelling new explanation for the distinctiveness and power of Hitchcock's films. Games such as the director's famous cameo appearances, the author says, allow the audience simultaneously to immerse itself in the world created by the narrative and to stand outside that world and appreciate the self-consciously suspenseful or comic techniques that make the movie peculiarly Hitchcockian. A crucial aspect of the director's gameplaying, Leitch contends, emerges in the way he repeatedly redefines the rules. Leitch divides Hitchcock's career into key periods in which one set of games gives way to another, reflecting changes in the director's concerns and the conditions under which he was making movies at the time. For example, the films of his late British period (the original Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes) pivot on witty situational games that continually surprise the viewers; the American films that followed in the next decade (Rebecca, Notorious, The Paradine Case) depend more on drawing the viewer into a close identification with a central character and that character's plight. These films in turn are followed by such works as Rope and Strangers on a Train, in which cat-and-mouse games--between characters, between Hitchcock and the characters, between Hitchcock and the audience--are the driving force. By repeatedly redefining what it means to be a Hitchcock film, Leitch explains, the director fosters a highly ambivalent attitude toward such concerns as the value of domesticity, the loss of identity, and the need for--and fear of--suspenseful apprehension.
Author: William Ginsburg
The DEA realizes that something has gone horribly wrong with their drug interdiction program aimed at the cocaine and heroin trade in Central America. Despite their best efforts, drugs from Colombia still flood the US market. The DEA, which loses every team it sends to investigate, turns to Congress for help. What they dont realize is that the culprit is right under their nosessomeone in a high-ranking position in the government. The heroin is coming from his Colombian operation, established in South America using operatives left hanging around from when the United States pulled out of Vietnam. This drug mastermind will do anything to prevent anyone from learning of his secret drug labs. Thus begins the deadly hunt for one man, National Internal Security Agency special undercover agent John Davis. He knows too much and has to be eliminated. Just as the fox in the traditional battle of wits, he is running for his lifebut this fox is different. This time the fox is just as smart as the hounds.
True Stories of Everyday Miracles
Author: Aryeh B. Taback
Publisher: Mesorah Publications, Limited
Like a perfectly directed play, life is full of interrelated characters, suspense, insights, and rare dramatic moments. Many people have experienced personal miracles in their lives - the plane that crashed which they had missed by minutes; the lost op
Your Duties Responsibilities and Liabilities
Author: Institute of Directors
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
The Director's Handbook, first published in 2005, filled a gap in the market by providing a practical guide to key issues facing board directors and senior business decision-makers in the UK. Now, with far-reaching changes in directors' duties and other principles of company law, this new edition updates and explains the laws which affect the way every director does their job. It deals with all aspects of a company director's role, duties, responsibilities and liabilities within the context of the current law and good practice. Written by leading experts and fully supported by research findings, this 3rd edition also contains case studies from companies of varying sizes and sectors, plus new chapters on the role of the company secretary plus the latest legal developments in the health and safety arena. The Director's Handbook is the essential reference and source of advice for all new and existing directors, as well as those who aspire to this position.
The Path to Great Directing
Author: Ken Dancyger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
Ken Dancyger mixes theory with practice to bring the notion of the 'director's idea' to life, determining the director's approach to the actors, cameras and the script. He argues this will make a film deeper, more layered and ultimately more effective.