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Rubato By Shawn Swanky
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During the annual mid-summer Carnival celebrations, Rita Fiedler, a married, mid-30s ambitious real estate agent, accepts a strange client masquerading as Mark Baker, a wealthy bachelor. While... More > viewing an expensive property, the shadowy client turns the tables. He sells Rita on joining him in an unusual erotic adventure in harmony with the Carnival spirit. Under pressure to make the sale, anxious about aging, disappointed in herself for letting work and routine rule her life, and inexplicably attracted by the stranger’s charm, Rita finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into the Carnival’s dangerous side. Meanwhile, a serial rapist nicknamed Dapper Dan terrorizes the city…sometimes masquerading as Mark Baker. Will Rita escape in time? Or will she pay the ultimate price for embracing stolen time?< Less
How to Improve Your Movie Literacy with Akira Kurosawa By Shawn Swanky
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Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was a Japanese movie director whose movies were enjoyed all over the world. Although he made over 30 movies with a wide range of themes and settings to considerable... More > acclaim, he humbly claimed always to be a student of movies. Late in life, Kurosawa considered "Ran" as his best movie. However, several of his movies have been influential in many different ways. The subjectivity of recollections about an event witnessed by different observers is now sometimes named The Rashomon Effect after Kurosawa’s "Rashomon." "The Hidden Fortress" provided inspiration for the Star Wars series of movies. "Seven Samurai" may be Kurosawa’s best loved movie, and was 17th in the critic’s 2012 Sight & Sound poll of best all-time movies. Fantasy screen worlds in feudal Japan, contemporary settings, current topics, Shakespeare or Dostoyevsky, Kurosawa was at home everywhere. This introduction to Kurosawa provides the student with a quick but thorough exposure to this talented artist.< Less
How to Improve Your Movie Literacy With Akira Kurosawa By Shawn Swanky
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Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was a Japanese movie director whose movies were enjoyed all over the world. Although he made over 30 movies with a wide range of themes and settings to considerable... More > acclaim, he humbly claimed always to be a student of movies. Late in life, Kurosawa considered "Ran" as his best movie. However, several of his movies have been influential in many different ways. The subjectivity of recollections about an event witnessed by different observers is now sometimes named The Rashomon Effect after Kurosawa’s "Rashomon." "The Hidden Fortress" provided inspiration for the Star Wars series of movies. "Seven Samurai" may be Kurosawa’s best loved movie, and was 17th in the critic’s 2012 Sight & Sound poll of best all-time movies. Fantasy screen worlds in feudal Japan, contemporary settings, current topics, Shakespeare or Dostoyevsky, Kurosawa was at home everywhere. This introduction to Kurosawa provides the student with a quick but thorough exposure to this talented artist.< Less
How to Improve Your Movie Literacy With Robert Bresson By Shawn Swanky
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Robert Bresson (1901-1999) was a French movie director. Over 25 years, he compiled some reflections about movies as an art form and applied these in his work. Bresson may be best known for two... More > tragedies, "Au Hasard Balthazar" and "Mouchette," and for a black comedy commenting on modern society, "The Devil Probably." In 1975, he published his reflections as "Notes on Cinematography." This remains essential reading today because many of the movie-making issues explored there are fundamental and not just about the state of the art during his time. Apart from clarifying key terms, this introduction aids students in four ways: 1) It selects from among the "Notes" to introduce only the most important themes. 2) It re-arranges the presentation topically, following the stages of movie production. 3) It contains observations, reflections, suggestions or criticisms of Bresson. 4) It concludes with a consideration of the movie storylines and issues tackled by Bresson in his style.< Less
How to Improve Your Movie Literacy with Robert Bresson By Shawn Swanky
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Robert Bresson (1901-1999) was a French movie director. Over 25 years, he compiled some reflections about movies as an art form and applied these in his work. Bresson may be best known for two... More > tragedies, "Au Hasard Balthazar" and "Mouchette," and for a black comedy commenting on modern society, "The Devil Probably." In 1975, he published his reflections as "Notes on Cinematography." This remains essential reading today because many of the movie-making issues explored there are fundamental and not just about the state of the art during his time. Apart from clarifying key terms, this introduction aids students in four ways: 1) It selects from among the "Notes" to introduce only the most important themes. 2) It re-arranges the presentation topically, following the stages of movie production. 3) It contains observations, reflections, suggestions or criticisms of Bresson. 4) It concludes with a consideration of the movie storylines and issues tackled by Bresson in his style.< Less
Rubato By Shawn Swanky
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During the annual mid-summer Carnival celebrations, Rita Fiedler, a married, mid-30s ambitious real estate agent, accepts a strange client masquerading as Mark Baker, a wealthy bachelor. While... More > viewing an expensive property, the shadowy client turns the tables. He sells Rita on joining him in an unusual erotic adventure in harmony with the Carnival spirit. Under pressure to make the sale, anxious about aging, disappointed in herself for letting work and routine rule her life, and inexplicably attracted by the stranger’s charm, Rita finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into the Carnival’s dangerous side. Meanwhile, a serial rapist nicknamed Dapper Dan terrorizes the city…sometimes masquerading as Mark Baker. Will Rita escape in time? Or will she pay the ultimate price for embracing stolen time?< Less
Golden Streams, Dangerous Dreams By Shawn Swanky
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Will the Anderson brothers discover Jim Richmond's buried treasure and emerge from the gold rush rich as princes? Will the innocent Thomas be pulled along as his older brother takes ever bigger and... More > increasingly more questionable risks? Will Paul realize his dream or go mad as it consumes him? Will the constable arrive in time to save Claire, Jim's fiancée, from becoming a gold rush casualty at Paul's hand? Among the conflicting personal dreams here, there is also an ever deepening conflict between different visions of what makes a human being rich, truly rich, and about "...what it takes" to become rich. It is this conflict that might kill Thomas, or let him emerge from Devil's Canyon a rich man.< Less
Golden Streams, Dangerous Dreams By Shawn Swanky
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Will the Anderson brothers discover Jim Richmond's buried treasure and emerge from the gold rush rich as princes? Will the innocent Thomas be pulled along as his older brother takes ever bigger and... More > increasingly more questionable risks? Will Paul realize his dream or go mad as it consumes him? Will the constable arrive in time to save Claire, Jim's fiancée, from becoming a gold rush casualty at Paul's hand? Among the conflicting personal dreams here, there is also an ever deepening conflict between different visions of what makes a human being rich, truly rich, and about "...what it takes" to become rich. It is this conflict that might kill Thomas, or let him emerge from Devil's Canyon a rich man.< Less
The Great Darkening By Shawn Swanky
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Based on survivor accounts, native elders from across British Columbia have long taught that the devastating smallpox epidemics that swept B.C. in 1862/63 were an ethnic cleansing exercise. Natives... More > died by the tens of thousands in only one year. Natives believed that the settler community under Gov. James Douglas intended to kill them in order to impose British institutions without treaties & to seize control of land without paying. As it then did. This period closed with B.C. martyring the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs at a mass hanging in 1864. The Tsilhqot’in had confronted settlers found spreading smallpox, executing some under their laws. They also had killed 14 settlers to prevent the introduction of smallpox at Bute Inlet. In The Great Darkening, preparing for a documentary, Shawn Swanky has created a dramatic narrative from archival records & local traditions that allow the audience to hear the Tsilhqot’in War Leader, settlers, officials & newspapers describe in their own words what happened.< Less
The Great Darkening By Shawn Swanky
eBook (ePub): $4.95
Based on survivor accounts, native elders from across British Columbia have long taught that the devastating smallpox epidemics that swept B.C. in 1862/63 were an ethnic cleansing exercise. Natives... More > died by the tens of thousands in only one year. Natives believed that the settler community under Gov. James Douglas intended to kill them in order to impose British institutions without treaties & to seize control of land without paying. As it then did. This period closed with B.C. martyring the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs at a mass hanging in 1864. The Tsilhqot’in had confronted settlers found spreading smallpox, executing some under their laws. They also had killed 14 settlers to prevent the introduction of smallpox at Bute Inlet. In The Great Darkening, preparing for a documentary, Shawn Swanky has created a dramatic narrative from archival records & local traditions that allow the audience to hear the Tsilhqot’in War Leader, settlers, officials & newspapers describe in their own words what happened.< Less

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