As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy by Jen Chaney

By Jen Chaney

Can we ever get bored of Clueless? Ugh, as if!
Acclaimed popular culture journalist Jen Chaney celebrates the 20 th anniversary of the vintage film's unlock within the first ebook of its type, weaving jointly unique interviews with author and director Amy Heckerling; key solid participants, together with Alicia Silverstone (Cher), Paul Rudd (Josh), Stacey sprint (Dionne), Donald Faison (Murray), Elisa Donovan (Amber), Wallace Shawn (Mr. Hall), Twink Caplan (Ms. Geist and affiliate producer); and different an important Clueless avid gamers like gown fashion designer Mona may perhaps, casting director Marcia Ross, director of images invoice Pope, former Paramount chairwoman Sherry Lansing, and lots of extra. forged and team additionally pay heartfelt tribute to the past due Brittany Murphy, who lit up the reveal as Cher's protégée, Tai.

Chaney explores the effect of Jane Austen's Emma because the not going framework for Heckerling's script, the rigorous casting method (including the long run stars who didn't make the cut), the practical but fashion-forward cloth wardrobe, the original slang that drew from the prior and coined new words for the longer term, the sun-drenched soundtrack that set the tone, and—above all—the immense volume of labor, creativity, and craft that went into making Clueless glance so without difficulty vivid and glossy.

As If! illuminates why plaid skirts and knee socks won't ever exit of fashion, and why Clueless is still essentially the most loved comedies of all time.

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Blood Sex & Scooby Snacks by Ian Watson

By Ian Watson

Horror motion picture or Scooby Doo cartoon?

When the most characters are The Hero/Leader, The Damsel In misery, The Nerd, The Stoner and so forth, the adults cannot be relied on and the masked villain seems whilst and the place he pleases, it is demanding to inform the difference.

From the writer of dead night motion picture insanity comes every thing you ever desired to understand (but have been too afraid to invite) approximately Scooby's impact on smooth horror movies. Which Slasher motion picture was once written by way of Joseph Barbera's son? Which Wes Craven movie has an identical finishing as an episode of A puppy Named Scooby Doo? Is Michael Bay rather Scrappy Doo in hide? and the way do you're taking Freddy Vs Jason's Sheriff heavily while he was once additionally in Scooby Doo The secret Begins?

So come on become involved till the secret is solved, and loiter around for a couple of phrases from Michael Bay (not the filmmaker, the quick nutrients employee).

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Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Jacob M. Held

By Jacob M. Held

Dr. Seuss' tales are greater than simply catchy poems; they typically combat with critical philosophical and ethical dilemmas, if it is Horton researching the very essence of existence or the Lorax educating us approximately morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical techniques equivalent to the character of the great existence in Oh the locations You'll Go, the tactic and cost of considering severely in Oh the Thinks you could Think, and morality and ethics in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, between many others. somebody who loves Dr. Seuss or is drawn to philosophy will locate this e-book to be fascinating and enlightening.

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Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! by George A. Reisch, Gary L. Hardcastle

By George A. Reisch, Gary L. Hardcastle

From the Nineteen Seventies cult television exhibit, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the present hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been on the heart of pop culture and leisure. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are more and more well-known and venerated for his or her creativity and enduring impression within the worlds of comedy and movie. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that reputation into the area of philosophy. Fifteen specialists in subject matters like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, common sense, ethics, and the philosophy of technology deliver their services to undergo on Python video clips comparable to Monty Python’s lifetime of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays equivalent to the Argument health facility, the lifeless Parrot cartoon, and, after all, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled imaginative and prescient of an Australian philosophy division. Monty Python and Philosophy follows an analogous hit layout because the different titles during this renowned sequence and explains the entire philosophical thoughts mentioned in laymen’s phrases.

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Teaching Social Foundations of Education: Contexts, by Dan Butin

By Dan Butin

This book, the first entire, severe exam of the idea and pedagogy of the sector of social foundations of schooling and its relevance and position inside instructor education:*Articulates crucial questions within the field--such as "What is social foundations?"; "Is there a social foundations canon?"; "Is it attainable to educate for social justice?"; "What is scholar resistance?";*Explores the bounds and chances of instructing social foundations of education;*Provides powerful arguments for the continuing relevance of the self-discipline for instructor education;*Features numerous sincerely offered, theoretically grounded types for instructing social foundations inside of instructor schooling programs--including aesthetic schooling, severe idea, and eco-justice views, using community-based oral histories, and experiential studying activities;*Provides concrete examples, real syllabi, and a number of extra assets to aid school train, put up, and do study; and*Proposes new instructions for examine and discussion in the field.This quantity is a perfect front into the sphere for graduate scholars, junior school, and professors from different components of schooling who're educating within the social foundations box for the 1st time.

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The Philosophy of Joss Whedon (The Philosophy of Popular by Dean A. Kowalski, S. Evan Kreider

By Dean A. Kowalski, S. Evan Kreider

Each iteration produces a counterculture icon. Joss Whedon, author of the long-running tv sequence Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is famed for his subversive wit, wealthy characters, and impressive plotlines. His renown has purely grown with next creations, together with Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and the leading edge on-line sequence Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. via premises as strange as a supernatural detective enterprise run via a vampire and a Western set in outer area, Whedon weaves tales approximately characters compelled to make general ethical judgements below the main weird and wonderful of conditions. The Philosophy of Joss Whedon examines Whedon's plots and characterizations to bare their philosophical takes at the limits of private freedom, sexual morality, radical evil, and Daoism.

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Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV by Brian J. Robb

By Brian J. Robb

This serious background of health care professional Who covers the sequence forty five years, from the construction of the express to its triumph as Britain's number one television drama.Opening with an in-depth account of the production of the sequence in the BBC of the early Sixties, every one decade of the exhibit is tackled via a special political and dad cultural old standpoint, exploring the hyperlinks among modern Britain and the tales surgeon Who advised, and the way such hyperlinks saved the convey well-liked by a mass tv audience.Timeless Adventures finds how health professional who's at its most powerful whilst it displays the political and cultural matters of a mass British viewers (the Sixties, Seventies and twenty first Century), and at its weakest while catering to a slender fan-based viewers (as within the 1980s).Chapters variety from discussions at the cultural and political relevance of health care professional Who monsters just like the Daleks (based on lingering wartime fears) and the Cybermen (1960s spare half substitute surgery), via to topics like strength and the surroundings within the Seventies (Doctor Who tales tackled sizeable real-life topics in a delusion structure and so hooked up with a mass audience).The publication additionally addresses the cancellation of the exhibit within the past due Nineteen Eighties (following the sequence changing into expanding self-obsessed) and the ways that a narrowly-focused devoted fandom contributed to the show's death and but used to be additionally instrumental in its regeneration for the twenty first Century below Russell T. Davies, and analyses the recent sequence to bare what has made it so well known, reflecting genuine international concerns like consumerism and weight loss diet.

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Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson

By Steven Johnson

Put out of your mind every thing you've examine the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification tradition. during this provocative, clever, and convincing endorsement of today's mass leisure, nationwide bestselling writer Steven Johnson argues that the popular culture we soak in each day-from The Lord of the Rings to Grand robbery Auto to The Simpsons-has been growing to be increasingly more subtle and, faraway from rotting our brains, is de facto posing new cognitive demanding situations which are making our minds measurably sharper. you are going to by no means regard the glow of the online game or tv display an analogous means back.

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Researching Children's Popular Culture: The Cultural Spaces by Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

By Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Where of early life in pop culture is person who invitations new readings either on youth itself, but additionally on methods to learning adolescence. Discussing diverse equipment of discovering kid's pop culture, they argue that the interaction of the age of the gamers, the prestige in their pop culture, the transience of the items, and certainly the ephemerality - and lengthy lastingness - of youth, all give a contribution to what may be considered as a particularized area for youth experiences - and one who demanding situations some of the conventions of "doing examine" regarding little ones.

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The Last Stand of the DNA Cowboys by Mick Farren

By Mick Farren

The hunt of the DNA Cowboys, a trilogy by way of Mick released inthe superb 70's, has been heralded because the 'lost' vintage ofadventure/pulp sci-fi novels. an extended, enjoyable story of the picaresque misadventures of the 'DNA cowboys' (is the Minstrel now not Mick's semi-biographical persona?), the unique trilogy, of which this ebook is the purported finale, is a literary LSD head-trip via Mick's designated, hallucinatory fantasy-scape of kung-fu videos, sphaghetti westerns, high-tech beauty and dazed drugged decadence. in brief, a deliciously addictive mix of 70's Americana popular culture. the unique trilogy is now very very infrequent and fanatically wanted by means of lovers. This new publication is a pleasant shock while it first got here out, for not anyone had anticipated Mick to retread the DNA Cowboy gambit. a number of continuity difficulties asides (poor Mick didn't appear to have re-read his previous paintings ahead of scripting this 'sequel'!), this most modern installment isn't any much less exciting than the sooner ones, and has essentially benefitted from Mick's adventure as a author due to the fact. A worthwhile and hugely a laugh learn, a must-BUY!

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