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Classic Film Series: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining By chris wade
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In this book, Chris Wade explores Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's novel, The Shining. The film concerns Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), who takes on the job of winter caretaker... More > for the isolated Overlook Hotel, taking with him his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and Danny (Danny Lloyd), only to find the vast establishment is home to a host of spirits and dark forces. The Shining is one of the most discussed, dissected and popular films of the past fifty years, garnering an intense cult following which seems to grow as the years go on. Wade explores various themes prevalent in the film, examines the differences between Kubrick and King's visions, and digs deep to look at the various subliminal and metaphorical layers beneath the surface.< Less
The Life and Work of George Melly By chris wade
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George Melly was a larger than life figure, a jazz singer, raver, raconteur, writer, art lover and cultural icon. This book goes chronologically through his life and work, taking in his formative... More > years, his emergence as a jazz star, his legendary books and other varied activities. It also includes interviews with his wife Diana, his son Tom, cartoonist and fellow jazzer Wally Fawkes, plus contributions from other people who knew him. So fasten your seat belt and take a ride on the Mellymobile... Chris Wade is a writer, musician and filmmaker. He runs the acclaimed music project Dodson and Fogg, writes non fiction books and makes films. His other work includes Cutey and the Sofaguard, an audiobook narrated by Rik Mayall.< Less
Classic Album Series: Trees The Garden of Jane Delawney and On the Shore By chris wade
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The Classic Album Series highlights records from the past, forgotten, overlooked and cherished alike, selected for their influence, relevance and worth. In this edition, writer, musician and... More > filmmaker Chris Wade looks at the two albums made by the legendary folk rock band Trees, both in 1970, The Garden of Jane Delawney and On the Shore. Overlooked at the time, they have now become seminal albums of their era, influential and timeless to a certain listener. This book goes into the making of them, but mostly focuses on the music's personal effect on the listener. As a bonus there is also a Q and A with the band's singer, Celia Humphris, conducted by the author. Chris Wade is a UK based writer, musician, artist and filmmaker. His work includes the acclaimed music project Dodson and Fogg, films such as The Apple Picker, and numerous fiction and non fiction books. He also worked with Rik Mayall who voiced his audiobook Cutey and the Sofaguard and edits the ongoing Hound Dawg Magazine.< Less
Classic Album Series: Bob Dylan Desire By chris wade
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The Classic Album Series highlights records from the past, forgotten, overlooked and cherished alike, selected for their influence, relevance and worth. In this edition, writer, musician and... More > filmmaker Chris Wade looks at Bob Dylan's hit album Desire, first released in January of 1976. Featuring the musical dynamics of Dylan, Scarlet Rivera on violin, Emmylou Harris on backing vocals, Rob Stoner on bass and Howie Wyeth on drums, not to mention the song writing contributions of Jacques Levy, the LP is one of the most remarkable and exotic of Dylan's long career. This book looks at the making of the album itself, the songs within, their meaning and power, as well as the record's importance in the whole of Dylan's oeuvre. Also includes snippets of interviews the author conducted with Rivera, Stoner, and engineer Don Meehan.< Less

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