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The experience that a woman has during childbirth shapes how the rest of her child-raising experience goes, in many ways. A good birth can have a huge effect on how good you feel about your child, whereas a bad birth can often lead to feelings of sadness or PDST-type symptoms due to the pain and struggle of the birth experience. However, you don't need to worry about that now, because the information in this book gives you ALL of the experience and expert advice that you need in order to have a really amazing birth, that really marked that day as the truly special day that it is. This book teaches you how to use natural, holistic remedies to heal yourself during pregnancy in order to make sure that you feel your best during the whole birth experience. You can also learn everything you need to know about natural birth Everything you need to know to have a great pregnancy and birth is in this guide! Read more here...

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Allegorical authenticity

DeMille took from his archives Jeannie Macpherson's scenario for the silent version, which had consisted of two parts a biblical prologue about Moses' later years, followed by a modern story about lovers violating the commandments. At first, DeMille inclined towards another two-parter, and one of his staff suggested giving the second half an explicitly political twist by focusing on the devious forces aligned against an American city official. However, this whole idea was soon discarded in favour of a conventional narrative telling Moses' life story stretching from birth through slavery to Mount Sinai, which was thought to be more commercially appealing and would look less propagandistic. By concentrating entirely on Moses, who was honoured as a prophet by Jews, Christians and Muslims, DeMille also hoped to use the film overseas 'as a means of welding together all faiths against the common enemy of all faiths, atheistic Communism'. He and assistant producer Henry Wilcoxon expected to...

The Sixties And Seventies

In the fifties, the harsh reality of fame reared its ugly head. Actors and actresses turned to alcohol and drugs, admitted failure, and the decade was awash in really bad scenarios of this business called show business. The sixties would continue to add to this reality-based theme . . . and even go a bit farther than anyone making films about working in the industry would have imagined up until this point. And finally, in the seventies, tacky tabloid elements take over completely and give birth to movies that exploit the movies-about-moviemaking genre.

Final Look at The Foundation Focus

In addition to raising the stakes of The First Significant Event, The Foundation Focus must give birth to The First Significant Repercussion in the same way that The Foundation gives birth to The First Significant Event. It should arrange events so that The First Significant Repercussion is easy, obvious, and natural. It's important, now, to understand your role in the play. If you are not character 1 or character 2, then your job in The Foundation Focus is to help draw attention to the people who are. It takes a certain maturity, here, to step back and realize that the play is not

Reefer Madness Poster

Reefer Madness Poster

The exploitation film is something else. Whereas classical genres like the western or the detective film depend on a base collection of stock characters, themes and situations, exploitation films can, and do, draw on a range of subjects as wide as fiction itself, from the innocent burlesque of the late 50s 'nudies' like Russ Meyer's The Immoral Mr. Teas to the ketchup-soaked sadism of a 60s shocker like Herschell Gordon Lewis's Color Me Blood Red. An exploitation film can be about childbirth or venereal disease, drug abuse or drag racing, a dance craze or crime spree. It may be the one genre defined not by content, but by attitude - a certain willingness on the part of filmmakers, and an unbridled enthusiasm on the part of exhibitors, to appeal to the public's less noble impulses.

The Silence Of The Lambs And The Rise Of Jodie Foster

Which Foster's working-class mother fights with a lonely and repressed female career psychologist over the fate of her son, in the process 'suggesting that the career woman is hopelessly inadequate because she hasn't given birth. Could Foster be ambivalent about her stardom ' (New York, 21 October 1991 95). And J. Hoberman interpreted Foster's explanation of Nells theme as a statement about her own difficulties with being a different kind of female star in Hollywood 'This movie is about defying description, about not being put in a box, and not being labeled and marketed.'

American Auteur Cinema

The retrospective vanishing point from which these critical obituaries were written was located in the early 1970s. Especially the years between 1967 and 1975 became the Golden Age of the 'New Hollywood', beginning with Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967), The Graduate (Mike Nichols 1967), Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper Peter Fonda, 1968) and ending with Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1975) and Robert Altman's Nashville (1975). Coincidentally or not, these were also the years of the most violent social and political upheavals the United States had experienced for at least a generation, and probably not since the Depression in the mid-1930s. Between the assassination of Martin Luther King in April 1968, and Richard Nixon's resignation in August 1974, America underwent a period of intense collective soul-searching, fuelled by open generational conflict, and no less bitter struggles around what came to be known as 'race' and 'gender'. The protests against...

The Triumph Of A Brand Of Independent Production And Of The Majors

Personnel, finally saw the benefits of independent production. By 1957 and under Joseph Vogel's regime MGM had arranged distribution deals with ten independent filmmakers who collectively produced twenty-four pictures in the 1957-8 period and brought in 5 million in profits to the distributor.55 The new industrial conditions were helped undoubtedly by the loosening of the conservative political and social mores that made politically progressive films almost impossible in the early 1950s. Films in the late 1950s were again 'connected to political, social and cultural issues',56 while on 11 December 1956, even the Production Code was revised to permit the representation of previously taboo subjects like abortion, childbirth and drug addiction.

Film Exhibition And Theater Ownership

Films to immigrant audiences in the United States. But it was most commonly employed from the 1920s through the 1950s as an exhibition strategy for sensationalistic exploitation films about childbirth, drug addiction, prostitution, and sexually transmitted diseases. At the other end of the spectrum, Sun Classic Pictures and other firms specializing in family-oriented product had considerable success during the 1970s with four-wall exhibition of films like The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974).

Postwar Neorealism A Brief Decade

Within their narratives, thereby expanding the boundaries of traditional film realism. This group of commercially successful works include Vivere in pace (To Live in Peace, 1947) by Luigi Zampa (1905-1991), a comical view of Germans, Italians, and Allied soldiers at war that cannot help but bring to mind the World War II TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes Senza pieta (Without Pity, 1948) by Alberto Lattuada (1913-2005), a daring film noir about the black market, prostitution, and American racism in postwar Livorno Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949) by Giuseppe De Santis, a vaguely Marxist film about proletarian class solidarity that gave birth to the phenomenon in Italy of the ''sweater girl'' known as the maggiorata, making Silvana Mangano (1930-1989) an overnight sensation and Il Cammino della speranza (Path of Hope, 1950) by Pietro Germi (1914-1974), a film about poor Sicilian miners migrating to France in search of work. These four films reflect a shift from the war themes of Rossellini to the...

The Catalytic Event

Oscar's birth is the catalytic event of the narrative. In the birth canal, he appears already fully formed, with knowing eyes, the same size he will be when he makes his fateful decision to stop growing. He is thus presented at birth with a sense of seeing and knowing that one does not associate with a newborn child. This presentation makes credible the act of will that marks the end of his growth. It also positions Oscar as the perennial observer rather than participant in the events that shape his life. Also, because he is presented as a passive observer in essence the position of the child in society we observe events as he does, with an unusual detachment given the nature of the events that will follow.

Peirces thirdness and mental relations

After having distinguished between affection and action, which he calls Firstness and Secondness, Peirce added a third kind of image the 'mental' or Thirdness. The point of thirdness was a term that referred to a second term through the intermediary of another term or terms. This third instance appeared in signification, law or relation. This may seem to be already included in action, but this is not so. An action, that is to say a duel or a pair of forces, obeys laws which make it possible, but it is never its law which makes it act. An action does have a signification, but this is not what constitutes its end the end and the means do not include signification. An action relates two terms, but this spatio-temporal relation (for example, opposition) must not be confused with a logical relation. On the one hand, according to Peirce, there is nothing beyond thirdness beyond, everything is reducible to combinations between 1,2,3. On the other hand, thirdness, that which is three by...

The Postwar Recession

The reality, however, proved very different. A large number of ex-soldiers who returned from service chose to go into adult education, which minimised their leisure time.12 A boom in marriages and a sharp increase in birth rates created a huge number of new families which had little time to visit the cinema, especially as they started migrating to newly built homes in the suburbs of large cities, often miles away from

From Poverty Row To Exploitation And Showmanship

Although the phenomenon of exploitation pictures was as old as cinema itself, the low-budget exploitation films of the 1950s and 1960s represented a drastically different approach to film content from previous forms of exploitation (though this was not the case when it came to questions of advertising and publicity). In previous decades, exploitation films dealt specifically with 'the gratification of forbidden curiosity', more often than not under the pretence of educating the audience.13 Ostracised from the content of films made by the majors, top-rank independents and Poverty Row studios, taboo subjects such as venereal diseases, miscegenation, homosexuality, drug use, sexual relations outside wedlock, abortion and childbirth found their way into a number of films that were made strictly outside the American film industry, distributed through the states rights market and screened at any place a distributor could get (including tents and warehouses that were transformed into...

Age Admitted

Guilty Parents was introduced with a 'square-up reel' that denounced sexual ignorance as 'the black plague of adolescence'. The square-up reel was a common feature of exploitation industry films. It was usually characterized by a statement from the film's producer, or an 'expert' in the relevant field, which condemned the immoral nature of the subject matter that was about to be shown. Often used as a means of 'justifying' the exhibition of the film on the grounds of its 'educational' content, the square-up reel stressed the sincerity of the filmmakers' intentions and the necessary service they were providing to the American people by imparting valuable information, which was otherwise denied to them, on topics such as sex, drugs, venereal disease or childbirth.

Building Masks

You will find detailed instructions in the appendix for full-face, half-face, and bag mask construction. Obviously, you'll want to build (or otherwise acquire) your masks before embarking on a course of study in them. Actors who build masks experience a deep connectedness with these children, especially when working in them. Indeed, building masks is a bit like giving birth you love your creations regardless of their intrinsic beauty. There is a deeper sense than just ownership the masks become theatrical family. It is an act of generosity to share your masks with fellow actors. And it's an act of friendship to fill another actor's mask with your breath, eyes, mind, and heart.

In a Year of Moons

Every encounter undertaken by Elvira Erwin ends in an emotional dead end. She he was doomed from birth, through early traumatic years in an orphanage to the painful vaudeville of sex-role reversals, and we bear witness to the almost unrelieved pain and suffering of this uncomfortably androgynous victim. Yet for the truly discerning cineaste, In a Year of 13 Moons ends up as a truly exalting experience. More than ever before, Fassbinder has taken me so far outside myself that I do not think that my sensibility can ever be completely straight again. Undoubtedly, Fassbinder's film will not find conspicuous support from the more sybaritic spokesmen for gay liberation. Too much gloom and doom and all that. But it will be difficult for anyone, straight or gay, to argue that Fassbinder does not work on his superficially unsavory subject from the inside out, instead of vice versa. And Spengler provides a performance of such exquisite gravity and resilience as to call forth every last impulse...


Directors and actors who will be involved with the project, are attached. Development is really a birthing process. It is the time of preproduction that takes place for every project. Once the project is ready to go, fully edited and all elements attached, production, or birth, will commence, and those individuals in development will turn to new ideas to discover and nurture.

Life in Cinema

The blockbuster impact of a single Fellini film in 1959 - La dolce vita - gave birth to new expressions or vocabulary. In Europe, the aesthetic impact of La dolce vita may be accurately compared to the impact of Gone with the Wind or The Godfather upon American culture. The title itself became identified abroad with the bittersweet life of high society, while in Italy, dolce vita came to mean turtleneck sweater, since this kind of garment was popularized by the film. The name of one of the film's protagonists (Paparazzo) gave birth to the English word paparazzi, which came to mean unscrupulous photographers who snap candid but embarrassing shots of celebrities for the tabloids. Finally, the adjective Fellinian became synonymous with any kind of extravagant, fanciful, even baroque image in the cinema and in art in general. More than just a film director, Federico Fellini had become synonymous in the popular imagination in Italy and abroad with the figure of the Promethean creative...

Movie Indians

Ford's films are often cited for his cinematic use of the Southwest's desert topography, which he made famous by framing his characters within the naturally sculptured land formations called Monument Valley. Ford's use of that landscape also established the West as an empty wilderness just prior to being colonized by white settlement. Similarly, Ford's Cheyenne Autumn endorses Manifest Destiny in that the wilderness must be tamed by the imprisonment of Cheyenne Indians by the US military. Although numerous film critics have suggested that Cheyenne Autumn was Ford's apology to Indians for his earlier negative portrayal of them, this view is not warranted. In the film, defeated Indians fight with one another, captured by the army and held captive until their fate is decided by a US official in Washington, D.C. Also, white actors portrayed key roles as Cheyenne chiefs in the film and a Mexican woman who gave birth to Cheyenne sons was played by the Mexican actress Delores Del Rio.

Fantasies Of Women

Sensuality' of Bardot or the 'earthy' appeal of Moreau.5 He describes Deneuve as an idealised source of illumination ('pale and radiant', even after giving birth to their son) and also as a controlling 'domestic tyrant'.6 Her image is maternal yet cold, as symbolised in the final, snowy scene of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), the film that made her a star. In contrast to 'the glacial Catherine Deneuve', Moreau exudes a 'fluid' and 'primal sexuality'.7 Her eroticised performance in Les Amants (1958), including a famous scene where cunnilingus is implied, made this 'the film that shocked the world'.8 Like the Red woman, Moreau 'can be very volatile, very capricious, and swear like a truck-driver when her temper erupts'.9 If Deneuve personifies serene beauty, Moreau embodies passion and pleasure. Where Deneuve freezes, Moreau flows.

Getting To Work

The writer producer's first work on a project can be broken down into two stages (1) from birth of the idea to completion and acceptance of the proposal, and (2) from the research stage to acceptance of the shooting script. A great deal of writing will be done at both stages but to different ends. The final objective of the first stage is to sell potential backers such as a TV commissioning editor on the idea of a film. The objective of the second stage is to prepare a working document that will guide the film from shooting through completion.


When I show 8-1 2 in my lecture at Columbia, most of the students in a class of 65 respond to it in probably the way Fellini hoped an audience would amused by the foibles and weaknesses of an artist attempting to give birth in a world that is quite unsympathetic to his dilemma. (Fellini regarded this film as a comedy and had taped a sign above the eyepiece of the camera This is a comedy. )


The terms semiology and semiotics are frequently used interchangeably by academics and film theorists. Broadly speaking, both terms refer to the study of signs and language systems, though the term semiology owes its provenance to the work of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) and semiotics to the American philosopher Charles Peirce (1839-1914). This is a deceptively simple definition of semiology, which in fact encompasses a wide range of academic debates and positions. Semiology is a theoretical model for the study of language, and its methods have been used for the analysis of a range of cultural texts, including film. This method has been championed by Structuralist academics, and its aim is to uncover what and why it is that the signs and symbols used in a cultural system mean what they do. Semiology, then, is concerned with language in its broadest sense and has given birth to some of the most notoriously difficult and abstract of theories. As a method, it focuses uncovering...

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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