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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009

By Roger Ebert
  • ISBN Code: : 0740792164
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 944
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

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Farmers have engaged in collective systems of conservation and innovation – improving crops and sharing their reproductive materials – since the earliest plant domestications. Relatively open flows of plant germplasm attended the early spread of agriculture; they continued in the wake of (and were driven by) imperialism, colonization, emigration, trade, development assistance and climate change. As crops have moved around the world, and agricultural innovation and production systems have expanded, so too has the scope and coverage of pools of shared plant genetic resources that support those systems. The range of actors involved in their conservation and use has also increased dramatically. This book addresses how the collective pooling and management of shared plant genetic resources for food and agriculture can be supported through laws regulating access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their use. Since the most important recent development in the field has been the creation of the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, many of the chapters in this book will focus on the architecture and functioning of that system. The book analyzes tensions that are threatening to undermine the potential of access and benefit-sharing laws to support the collective pooling of plant genetic resources, and identifies opportunities to address those tensions in ways that could increase the scope, utility and sustainability of the global crop commons.

Seduced By Mrs. Robinson

By Beverly Gray
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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Book Code : 1616207663
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 823
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An in-depth look at the making of the classic movie and its effect on filmmaking and society. When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations for what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story—a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents’ friends and then runs off with her daughter—would turn out to be a monster hit, with an extended run in theaters and seven Academy Award nominations. The film catapulted an unknown actor, Dustin Hoffman, to stardom with a role that is now permanently engraved in our collective memory. While turning the word plastics into shorthand for soulless work and a corporate, consumer culture, The Graduate sparked a national debate about what was starting to be called “the generation gap.” In celebration of the film’s fiftieth birthday, author Beverly Gray offers a smart close reading of the film as well as vivid, never-before-revealed details from behind the scenes of the production—including all the behind-the-scenes drama and decision-making. For movie buffs and pop culture fanatics, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson illuminates The Graduate’s huge influence on the future of filmmaking. And it explores how this unconventional movie rocked the late-sixties world, both reflecting and changing the era’s views of sex, work, and marriage. An Amazon Best Book of the Month “[Gray] writes smartly and insightfully. . . . The book . . . offers a fascinating look at how this movie tells a timeless story.” —The Washington Post

Georgia on my mind

By Sonia Maria Melchiorre,Manan Rusheisvili
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  • Publisher : Edizioni Sette Città
  • Book Code : 8878539856
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 839
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The series Genderising. Redesigning Gender is a gamble that demonstrates how much the networking activity of universities, together with other society actors, such as our publisher here, and all over the world, can contribute to bringing different cultures together, to help them grow in their respective socio-cultural contexts. This volume is a result of academic cooperation between the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Tbilisi, Georgia. The papers were written by academic staff and young researchers working at TSU. They all discuss some of the issues concerning gender from different points of view. Gender has become an interesting issue for research in academia due to its interdisciplinarity. This volume reveals the diversity of the directions for research in this respect. This series is dedicated to all those who have always believed that gender studies, as a transdisciplinary field, could have a future in the academia.