It was not because i had any appreciable appetite for celebrity gossip, but to me it was a way to get to know my favourite tv and musical artists outside of the realm of their public personas. This period also offered my first experiences in being inspired by celebrity"s, especially when they related to the creative process and working at ones craft. In 1986, when taking a break from an all-nighter, working on a paper for university, i recall a middle-of-the-night trip to the 24-hour grocery store and stumbling upon Shirley macLaines book dancing in the light. The notes on the jacket struck a chord with. I bought the paperback and read it in a few weeks. At 21 years old, i was struggling with a number of things, faith, identity, and my place in the world as a young adult. Miss MacLaines book offered the right words at the right time. Dancing in the light was a catalyst in helping me understand my natural curiosity about life and my innate desire to continuously evolve.
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Honest, candid, and thorough, both versions of the book are great reads for any fan of the actress. Bacall discusses the highs and lows of her life, celebrating the good times but not shying away from discussing the bad, either. The writing style is engaging and conversational, making the book a fun and entertaining read. When it comes to finding a good book to read whether for some light reading before bed, for something fun to read while on vacation, or just to curl up on the couch with the cat on a rainy day, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs are. I would consider that my first exposure to biographies took place the in my pre-teens through my idol, Erma bombeck. Her unique style demonstrated a consistent ability to make readers crack a smile or laugh out loud, from her seemingly effortless ability recount those everyday moments of family life we have all lived through, whether as a child or as a parent. Her talent was in the ability to hit the nail on the head in breaking down the story and examining every detail through her microscope of humour. Even though I would suspect that she might have used some creative licence in retelling her humourous stories of a suburban housewife, at its core, her storytelling style had to be built on a foundation of truth, authenticity and love. While her books may not have been typically classified as biographies, letting us into the intimate details of her family life as she did, in memoir style, was to me, my gateway into biographies. Throughout my teen years, i would spend much of my allowance money buying fan magazines and entertainment magazines.
But when Bogart died of cancer in 1957, bacall had to find a way of living beyond the fairytale. In a time of post war communism, hollywood blacklisting and revolutionary politics she moved with the legends: Hemingway, the Oliviers, katharine hepburn, business bobby kennedy, an engagement to Frank sinatra and a second turbulent marriage to jason Robards. Now in her eighties, by myself and then some brings her story up to date including her recent films and Broadway runs, fond memories of her many close lifelong friendships, not least the greatest love of her life, humphrey bogart. Next book on my entertainment biography shelf: by myself and Then Some, by lauren Bacall This is an expanded and updated version of lauren Bacalls first autobiography by myself (excerpt here). Weve got more photos (some really great ones more. There is no shortage of biographies or autobiographies (sometimes ghostwritten) of classic film stars — but lauren Bacalls. By myself, later updated and re-published. By myself and Then Some, just might be the best of the bunch.
There were no songs at all during the movie screening, especially the dream sequences. The only music or maybe a few lyrics thats heard in the movie were played in the background. Although hazy, the filmmakers are realizing that some stories dont require such dream sequences or any songs to disturb the continuity of the movies plot. If Bollywood filmmakers and production houses take a note of these factors and try to evolve the trend of filmmaking in India setting new benchmarks, i am sure that our films will be highly appreciated across the globe, garnering too many accolades and awards. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the. Daas Consumer Choice page, the, nAI's website, and/or the, eu online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the.
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Are discussed, determined and executed well to bring realism in the blue portrayal of each character in the film. Just watch Christian Bale films and his body transformation for each character he plays in each one of his movies. Bollywood must also give up on the glamour"ent and focus on creativity and reality when it comes to portray characters in their films. Work on story more than dance numbers. Other than glamour, bollywood filmmakers also give a lot of importance to item songs and other dance numbers just to pump some money from music rights resume and album sales. Almost half of the budget of the film is spent on these dance numbers, while the importance of working on the story takes a backseat.
Top actresses and actors are roped in for a single item number, while the story is compromised to fit in the dance number disturbing the continuity of the film. Lesser dream Sequences, i am not against dream sequences, where the hero and the heroine start singing a song in the Swiss Alps. For a love story or a film in romance genre, such dream sequence works like a jackpot in India. However, just because it is well appreciated in romantic films doesnt mean that such dream sequences should be forcefully added into the movie. Take an example of the film, baby starring Akshay kumar, Anupam Kher, rana daggubati and Tapsee pannu in the lead roles.
Filmmakers can adapt these beautiful stories and craft magnificent movies out of them, giving the audience a new taste of cinema with better story telling. Giving importance to Writing and Screenplay. In the past as well as present, bollywood has come up with some great movies without any superstars. However, the production companies dont bank on such movies as they believe that an average film with a superstar on the ranks of Salman Khan, akshay kumar, Shah rukh Khan or Aamir Khan can fetch them better box office business than a film with good. Despite great hits such as a wednesday, the Indian film producers dont wish to take risks and instead opt to bank of popular stars in the industry, while compromising on story and creativity in the process. While production houses blame it on the audience, the audience blame it on them for the lack of creativity in Bollywood.
However, i believe this will change once the trend begins where the importance is given on story, screenplay, direction and acting more than singing superstars for a film. Glamor is important but Creativity is much more important. Nowadays, it has become a trend to glamorize everything in the film. A hero or a heroine in the films is never seen as common people as they dress elegantly irrespective of the economical condition. Hollywood takes the character portrayal of each member in the movie way too seriously. The dressing, the makeup, the language etc.
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While, i am not against of such larger than life characters or films, i still hope that our film industry tries to focus on realistic approach when it comes to filmmaking. A bit of drama, a bit of action and a bit of entertainment through music dance is fine, but it shouldnt tamper with the realism in the film. Here are some important factors that Bollywood must consider now to revolutionize our style of film making: Film assignment Adaption from Popular novels, almost 60-70 of Hollywood films are adapted from bestselling novels, short stories, comics as well as non-fiction books based on true events including. Being adapted from well-written books, the theme or story of the film becomes appealing to the audience. Also, considering the fact that not everyone loves reading, so movie adaptations from popular books help the story reach the wider audience and getting larger appreciation from all over the world. India is also highly rich in so many marvels from literature works. The great works of some legendary authors and poets in the Indian history are still in the dust on the library shelves around the country.
So, whats stopping the Indian film industry in achieving similar feats of international recognition as our Hollywood counterpart? This question has been circling through my mind a lot these days. Now, i would want to clarify that Bollywood does make a good list of movies every year that are worth watching. Also, the article is nowhere about Hollywood. However, i will be playwriting drawing some comparisons between the two largest cinema industries of the world and try to take some positives from Hollywood, which can be adapted by bollywood for better cinema. But, before that I would like to share my understanding of cinema and how it can work for the societys development. Cinema is a medium that allows filmmakers and writers to represent our society, our culture, and our landscapes through beautifully crafted realistic stories. However, sometimes the vision of a filmmaker becomes so larger than life that the outcome is nowhere near to reality.
of gripping near death scenarios. The heroin diaries nikki sixx. Im unsure if this one counts as an auto-biography- mostly due to the fact that its material is compiled largely from an actual diary kept by the motley crue bassist back in the 1980s. Either way, its an exquisite read which takes you into the depths of rock and roll depravity. Taken from journal entries in the year between Christmas, the books full title reads The heroin diaries: a year in the life of a shattered Rockstar. Speaks for itself really. Bollywood has been around for more than 100 years now. In these 100 years of Indian cinema, the bollywood film industry has received so many accolades and honors worldwide for our culture rich, highly emotional, full of dance and musical films. Despite receiving appreciation from the audience worldwide, we are yet to surpass or be at par with the standards set by the hollywood film industry, in terms of story/plot, special effects, and most importantly establishing different genres.
My booky wook russell Brand. I suppose the enjoyment of this book would be helped along if you were indeed a fan of Russ- if you cant tolerate the guy in any way, shape or form however- Id give this one a miss. I happen to word be a fan, hence why ive read this bookthe content therein is not only often as grim as it is hilarious, but extremely eloquently written- making it all the more enjoyable a read. Documenting his rise from humble drug riddled beginnings in showbiz at stage school in London, all the way through his controversy ridden time as a toilet circuit stand-up, and concluding right on the tip of the hollywood fame he currently enjoys- my booky wook. The way i am Eminem. A must read for any fan of the hip hop superstar- The way i am brings together archive material of a scrapbook nature as well as the artists personal insights and thought processes. Giving you an idea of his opinion on several wider issues as well as telling the tale of his eventful career thus far- this really is one for the hardcore followers. The endless amounts of old photographs combined with an open and honest writing style confirm there is a lot more going on with this guy than some may think. Slash, who wouldnt want to read a book written by one of the most iconic figures in rock music?
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The autobiography is a work which must be treated very tenderly. If you happen to feel other people may be interested in your life story- then I have some advice for you should you be looking to complete a memoir in the future. First of all, try to keep it away from the bottomless abyss that is self-indulgence and secondly- read the ones on this list first. Total Recall: my unbelievably True life Story arnold Schwarzenegger. This features first on my list as an presentation example of exactly what constitutes an insufficient memoir. Essentially, this is 600 pages of Arny justifying every decision he made during his political career (that Im pretty sure no-one cares about) and telling us about all of his many excellent sexual conquests. Its quite funny if you read it in his voice yes, but in terms of being a credible slice of intriguing and charismatic literature- no, just.