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Monte Carlo
Frederic Mitterrand
0865659532
Dec 1994
Hardcover
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How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
James Monaco
019503869X
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1977, this popular book has become the source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a revised and rewritten third edition incorporating every major aspect of this dynamic medium right up to the present.

Looking at film from many vantage points, How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, Multimedia explores the medium as both art and craft, sensibility and science, tradition and technology. After examining film's close relation to such other narrative media as the novel, painting, photography, television,
and even music, Monaco discusses those elements necessary to understand how films convey meaning and, more importantly, how we can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate.

In a key departure from the book's previous editions, the new and still-evolving digital...


The Grimaldis of Monaco
Anne Edwards
0688088376


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From Publishers Weekly
Scandals outweight the grace notes in Edwards's (Queen Mary and the House of Windsor) utterly engrossing dynastic history of Monaco. A stronghold for warring armies from 200 B.C. onward, Portus Monachus became a possession of the Grimaldi family during the 12th century and the principality has survived against cataclysmic events in neighboring countries and greedy exploitation by Monaco's rulers as well as by outsiders. But in our own day, Edwards shows, Prince Rainier III has proved to be a wise governor, improving life for his subjects while guarding his Mediterranean rock from would-be marauders. The most recent plunderer, Aristotle Onassis, was bested by Rainier in a showdown in 1964, which Edwards describes as having all the elements of the shootout in the Hollywood Western. The bullet, however, was a check...


Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
J. Randy Taraborrelli
0446613800
April 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
She was an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress; he the scion of Europe's longest reigning monarchy. The marriage of movie star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier Grimaldi of Monaco (a romance ironically spawned by a chance, MGM publicity-driven photo op) was one of the 20th century's most enchanting fables come to life. Yet, in veteran Hollywood biographer J. Randy Taraborelli's retelling, (the first comprehensive chronicle of the royal couple's romance and quarter-century reign) their day-to-day struggle with romantic inertia and a legacy of familial dysfunction cast their fairy tale existence in a bittersweet light long before the 1982 automobile accident that took Grace's life.

Taraborelli's struggle to walk the fine line between the respectful biography he intends and the salacious, tell-all exposes he decries makes for...



The Royal House of Monaco
John Glatt
0312193262
October 15, 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Before there was Di, there was GraceApersonable, stylish and the casualty of an unusual car crash. Those readers enchanted by the fairy tale of Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier should find this latest examination of the Grimaldi family intriguing. English journalist Glatt describes Monaco as part police state and part Disneyland because of its glamorous facade and its squeaky-clean environment. He makes a strong argument that Princess Grace was far more valuable to the principality of Monaco than anyone could have imagined, andthat when she died in September 1982, Monaco's tourism and fortunes declined dramatically into "a spiral of scandal, betrayal, and divorce." Within five years of Grace's death, reports Glatt, the Grimaldi family was awash in scandal and disgrace; the round of paternity suits,...


Monaco
Grace L. Hudson
1851091173
May 1991
Library Binding
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Monastic Art in Lorenzo Monaco's Florence: Painting And Patronage in Santa Maria Degli Angeli, 1300-1415
George R. Bent
0773459685
March 31, 2006
Hardcover
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How to Read a Film
James Monaco
0966974433
December 2000
DVD (NTSC)
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DVD Association
Winner of the DVD Excellence Award, 2000

Book Description
DVD-ROM. 4.6 GB. Mac/PC compatible. Imagine! — an entire film course — the history of film, the secrets of film technology, discussion of films, filmmakers, traditions, and genres — available all on one disc. That’s what you get with the multimedia edition of How To Read a Film. James Monaco’s book How To Read a Film has been a best-selling favorite since 1977, and has become a standard introduction to film for a generation of readers, viewers, filmmakers, and filmgoers. The DVD-ROM brings the book to life: you can read it, but it also talks to you, plays movie clips, shows you pictures and slide shows, guides you to other references, and lets you play filmmaker by making your...


Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
J. Randy Taraborrelli
0446531642


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Book Review
She was an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress; he the scion of Europe's longest reigning monarchy. The marriage of movie star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier Grimaldi of Monaco (a romance ironically spawned by a chance, MGM publicity-driven photo op) was one of the 20th century's most enchanting fables come to life. Yet, in veteran Hollywood biographer J. Randy Taraborelli's retelling, (the first comprehensive chronicle of the royal couple's romance and quarter-century reign) their day-to-day struggle with romantic inertia and a legacy of familial dysfunction cast their fairy tale existence in a bittersweet light long before the 1982 automobile accident that took Grace's life.

Taraborelli's struggle to walk the fine line between the respectful biography he intends and the salacious, tell-all exposes he decries makes for...



Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City
Thomas Eccardt
0781810329
June 2004
Paperback
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Monaco
Martin Hintz
0516242512
March 2004
Library Binding
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Brothers and Sisters: Glimpses of the Cloistered Life [BARGAIN PRICE]
Frank Monaco, Ron Hansen
B0007YJ3SE
September 9, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Among contemporary photographers, Frank Monaco has been granted an unusual degree of access to the lives of monks and nuns. His stewardship of this gift has produced images of uncommon beauty, collected in Brothers and Sisters: Glimpses of the Cloistered Life. Novelist Ron Hansen (Mariette in Ecstasy) notes in the foreword that "The happiness that men and women find in consecrated, cloistered life is what surprises outsiders most." Happiness does radiate from the black-and-white photographs depicting monks and nuns of various traditions (from Carthusians to Poor Clares) washing windows, reading, gardening, making music, and tending graves. Most of the images are accompanied by excerpts from the orders that structure cloistered lives, such as the following, from St. Teresa of Avila's Way of Perfection: "And if you are in the...


Monaco Cool
Robert Westgate
0910155232
October 1992
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Westgate and his family recently spent several months living in Monaco, where they saw this glamourous mini-country as only a privileged few do. His experiences would seem to be the perfect foundation for a book: an insider's guide to the real Monaco. Unfortunately, Westgate does not approach his topic seriously, and his biting, tongue-in-cheek style wears thin after the first chapter or two. The Monaco that emerges from these pages is as appealing as slam dancing at the local junior high. Westgate does not limit himself to Monaco; his hopscotch prose style mimics his travels, as he verbally abuses most of Western Europe and its inhabitants. What could have been a gem of a book instead leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.- Jane Gilliland, Carnegie Mellon Univ., PittsburghCopyright 1993 Reed Business Information,...


Sixties, 1960-1969
Paul Monaco
0520238044
June 2003
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
Nowhere was the cultural upheaval of the 1960s more dramatically expressed than in the motion picture industry. Groundbreaking films such as The Wild Bunch, Dr. Strangelove, and Easy Rider marked a sharp contrast to the predominately tame, conventional fare of the previous decade. Monaco (cinema and video, Montana State Univ.) skillfully delineates this transformation. While the big studio system faded, the old downtown movie theaters and outdoor drive-ins were gradually replaced by a proliferation of multiplexes owned by corporate conglomerates. Adherence to the time-honored Hollywood "Production Code" significantly relaxed, resulting in more sexually frank films, such as Blow-Up and I Am Curious (Yellow), and an increase in screen violence, exemplified by Bonnie and Clyde. The author provides detailed analyses of...


Grand Prix De Monaco: Profile of a Legend
Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink
3829006586
December 1998
Hardcover
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Palace: My Life in the Royal Family of Monaco
Charles Higham, Christian De Massy
0689116365


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From Publishers Weekly
The late Princess Grace is among the few members of Monaco's sovereign family who escape De Massy's harsh criticism. With Higham's help, the baron relates accounts of the attempted constrictions placed on his life by a cold, demanding mother, Princess Antoinette, Prince Rainier's sister. The story abounds with machinations as seen from De Massy's perspective: Grace's wedding, and the bride's harassment by palace intrigue and slights to her American family; Antoinette's attempts to usurp her brother's throne. Of more interest are details on daily life in the principality, Grace's contributions to its flourishing amenities and the political climate. But such data are merely background for the baron's main topic: rejection by his mother and uncle. Apparently, the royal nephew doesn't link his sorry status to the...


How to Read a Film
James Monaco
0966974492
December 2000
Hardcover
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DVD Association
Winner of the DVD Excellence Award, 2000 --This text refers to the DVD-ROM edition.

Book Description
DVD-ROM. 4.6 GB. Mac/PC compatible. Imagine! — an entire film course — the history of film, the secrets of film technology, discussion of films, filmmakers, traditions, and genres — available all on one disc. That’s what you get with the multimedia edition of How To Read a Film. James Monaco’s book How To Read a Film has been a best-selling favorite since 1977, and has become a standard introduction to film for a generation of readers, viewers, filmmakers, and filmgoers. The DVD-ROM brings the book to life: you can read it, but it also talks to you, plays movie clips, shows you pictures and slide shows, guides you to...


Brothers and Sisters: Glimpse of the Cloistered Life
Frank Monaco
1569245231
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Among contemporary photographers, Frank Monaco has been granted an unusual degree of access to the lives of monks and nuns. His stewardship of this gift has produced images of uncommon beauty, collected in Brothers and Sisters: Glimpses of the Cloistered Life. Novelist Ron Hansen (Mariette in Ecstasy) notes in the foreword that "The happiness that men and women find in consecrated, cloistered life is what surprises outsiders most." Happiness does radiate from the black-and-white photographs depicting monks and nuns of various traditions (from Carthusians to Poor Clares) washing windows, reading, gardening, making music, and tending graves. Most of the images are accompanied by excerpts from the orders that structure cloistered lives, such as the following, from St. Teresa of Avila's Way of Perfection: "And if you are in the...

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