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Miranda Kerr Stays Fit on Vegetarian Diet   

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In order to maintain a thin, fit figure Miranda Kerr opts for mainly vegetarian food with small amounts of fish and chicken. Again, it is important to go back to the basics of eating unprocessed food with lots of fresh green vegetables. Congrats to Miranda Kerr for maintaining a healthy lifestyle to meet the demands … Continue reading Miranda Kerr Stays Fit on Vegetarian Diet

          

Trespassers Will Be   

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Release Year: 2016
Video language: English

After getting word that her estranged man was attempting to take back her friend Oriana, Miranda realised she had to get to Illium and get her friend off-world to safety. Unfortunately Shepard was far too busy dealing with important issues, like feeding her pet fish to help Miranda out. With no other choice, Miranda set out alone to Illium to save her friend. She would soon find out that she had bitten off more than she could chew …or swallow.

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Toronto's murder rate reached historic highs last year   

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Toronto is a wonderful place to live and work for a multitude of reasons, but the city isn't exactly known for its safety. 

Instead, our reputation has been recently plagued by an upsetting surge in gun violence, and the number of murders and attempted murders in the GTA in 2018 was unprecedentedly high. 

That's according to the Toronto Foundation's 17th annual Toronto's Vital Signs report, which was released earlier this week. 

The report features in-depth research on areas including income inequality, housing, education, culture, health, safety and more. 

And unfortunately, not all the findings were uplifting.

In the safety section, the report states that the number of murders in the GTA in 2018 increased by 53 per cent over 2017, and attempted murders saw a 37 per cent increase.

"No other year in the past 20 years had more than 112 murders, while 2018 had 142," the report points out. "This is while the rest of the country saw a decline of four per cent in the homicide rate."

And while these numbers include “the discovery of victims of serial homicides committed over a seven-year period (2010 to 2017), an attack in the North York City Centre business district, where pedestrians were deliberately struck by a van, and a shooting on Danforth Avenue in the city’s Greektown,” the number of murders and attempted murders in 2018 would still be the highest on record had these homicides not been included. 

The report also found that all major crime has increased in the City of Toronto over the last four years.

"All six of the major crime indicators that Toronto Police Service track have experienced considerable increases over the last four years," the report states. 

Between 2015 and 2018, auto thefts increased by 45 per cent, sexual violations by 20 per cent, break and enters by nine per cent, assaults by nine per cent, robbery by two per cent, and murders by 66 per cent.

Thankfully, some of the research wasn't quite so discouraging. 

The report found that, although 2018 saw an unprecedented number of murders, 2019 has shown a decline so far. 

"As of July 15, 2019, the number of homicides is down considerably since the previous year," it states, "with only 33 versus 55 through the same period, and the number of shootings is also down since the prior year (222 through this time in the prior year versus 203 in the current year)."

It also explains that, despite these high numbers, Toronto still has a lower Crime Severity Index score than all other major cities in Canada.

It says that while Toronto’s Crime Severity Index score is 54, the Ottawa/Gatineau area's score is 55, Montreal’s is 58, Vancouver’s is 84, Calgary’s is 88, and Edmonton’s is 115.586.

"Even with the increases in major crimes," the report adds, "Toronto is still a relatively safe place when compared to most urban centres."


          

Lin-Manuel Miranda Attends Opening Night of 'The Wrong Man'   

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is at opening night! The 39-year-old Hamilton creator was in attendance for the opening night of The Wrong Man on Monday (October 7) at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lin-Manuel Miranda Here’s a plot summary: “The wrong man meets the [...]

          

Teaching the History of Film Craft (pt. 2)   

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Teaching the History of Film Craft:

The Scholarship

(second in a series of posts. See the introductory post)

As I mentioned in my first post, my main inspiration for teaching film craft has been the terrific scholarship in areas that I've been interested in. Not to take away from foundational studies, but over the last decade there has been a wave of good monographs on film craft.

I don't have the time or space to compile full bibliographies here, and I've left off essays, unfortunately. Rather, I wish to suggest books that may serve as building blocks for a course syllabus or that could inspire a course. The list can also serve as a kernel for a bibliography for students in film history courses.

The list below focuses on scholarly histories on film craft. I've bracketed theory (or related topics like star studies) for the moment, even though something like Michel Chion's work on sound could be an important addition to a sound course. Also, I'm omitting interviews, popular histories, trade press sources, and production-oriented books, though these are important for research projects.

The ones with an asterisk are ones I've used in a class, either in part or whole.

Behind the Silver Screen Series (Rutgers UP)
I'd particularly recommend this series as a starting point. They're all organized chronologically with each essay tackling a different part of Hollywood history. The bibliography of each also points to useful resources. (And I'm in one of them, as disclosure.)

Acting - Claudia Springer, Julie Levinson, eds.
Animation - Scott Curtis, ed.
Art Direction and Production Design - Lucy Fischer, ed.
Cinematography - Patrick Keating, ed. *
Costume, Makeup, and Hair - Adrienne L. McLean, ed.
Directing - Virginia Wright Wexman, ed.
Editing and Special/Visual Effects - Charlie Keil, Kristen Whissel, eds.
Producing - Jon Lewis, ed.
Sound: Dialogue, Music, and Effects - Kathryn Kalinak, ed. *
Screenwriting - Andrew Horton, Julian Hoxter, ed. *

General books
Barry Salt, Film Style and Technology *
David Bordwell, Janet Staiger and Kristin Thompson, Classical Hollywood Cinema *
Steve Neale, ed., The Classical Hollywood Reader *
Erin Hill, Never Done: A History of Women's Work in Media Production  
John Gibbs and Douglas Pye, eds. Style and Meaning: Studies in the Detailed Analysis of Film

Cinematography
Patrick Keating, Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noir *
Patrick Keating, The Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood Cinema
Joshua Yumibe, Moving Color: Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism
Scott Higgins, Harnessing the Technicolor Rainbow *
Richard Misek, Chromatic Cinema *
Christopher Beach, A Hidden History of Film Style
Frances Guerin, A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany
Daisuke Miyao, The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema *
John Belton , Sheldon Hall, et al. Widescreen Worldwide *
Nick Hall, The Zoom: Drama at the Touch of a Lever
Todd Rainsberger, James Wong Howe *
Harper Cossar, Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema 

Sound Design
Donald Crafton, The Talkies 
Helen Hanson, Hollywood Soundscapes: Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era 
Jay Beck, Designing Sound: Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema
Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, eds., Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound
Mark Kerins, Beyond Dolby (Stereo): Cinema in the Digital Sound Age *
Lilya Kaganovsky and Masha Salazkina, eds., Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema
Vlad Dima, Sonic Space in Djibril Diop Mambety's Films

Screenwriting
Steven Price, A History of the Screenplay *
Miranda Banks, The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild
Douglas Hell, Prime-Time Authorship: Works about and by Three TV Dramatists *
Rosanne Welch, When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry

Film Music
Claudia Gorbman, Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music
Jeff Smith, The Sounds of Commerce
Kathryn Kalinak, Film Music: A Very Short Introduction
David Neumeyer, The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies
Kevin Donnelly, The Spectre of Sound: Music in Film and Television
David Schroeder, Hitchcock's Ear: Music and the Director's Art

Acting
James Naremore, Acting in the Cinema
Scott Balcerzack, Beyond Method: Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Special Effects
Lisa Bode, Making Believe: Screen Performance and Special Effects in Popular Cinema
Julie Turnock, Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Production Design/Location
Joshua Gleich, Lawrence Webb, eds. Hollywood on Location: An Industry History
R. Barton Palmer, Shot on Location: Postwar American Cinema and the Exploration of Real Place
Daniel Steinhart, Runaway Hollywood: Internationalizing Postwar Production and Location Shooting

Unfortunately some areas like editing and art direction are still underrepresented. And the scholarship is much stronger on Hollywood cinema than on other cinemas. But it's exciting to see so much great scholarship emerging in these areas of film history.

          

Equipos conductores trailer (doble) para ruta miranda-paris   

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Seleccionamos 2 equipos de conductores (doble) para realizar transporte internacional de mercancías. objetivo: cubrir una ruta entre miranda de ebro y paris importante: el equipo debe venir confeccionado por los aspirantes. residir en alrededores de miranda de ebro estabilidad laboral. salario según convenio guadalajara. empresa seria. puntualidad en el pago.

          

Landscaping Ideas – A Sunken Courtyard In A Sun Soaked Backyard   

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Photography by Miranda Estes Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape has designed a backyard that weaves together a series of new gardens and outdoor living spaces for a young couple’s home. At the front of the house, a new custom mailbox and house number identifies the entrance. Photography by Miranda Estes Wide landings, paved with custom pre-cast pavers, […]

          

Bernie and the Wolf Interview   

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Features interviewer Miranda Phelps caught up with Bernadette and Erik of Chicago based Bernie and the Wolf in the CHIRP studios. They talk tour life, upcoming shows, and who they are listening to right now!

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Best Mother In the World   

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Sofia the First Explore Sofia's village life with her Mother Miranda and her best friends Ruby & Jade.

          

Platinum-plated “Girl”: The #1 by Maren Morris is a million-seller   

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Platinum-plated “Girl”: The #1 by Maren Morris is a million-seller

Columbia NashvilleMaren Morris picked up some precious metal in the Crescent City this weekend.

Backstage at the New Orleans stop on Miranda Lambert's Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour, Maren's label surprised her with a plaque celebrating the platinum certification of “Girl.”

Maren's chart-topping hit may not be done winning awards, either. She's the most-nominated artist at next month's CMA Awards with six nods, including mentions in the Single, Song, and Music Video of the Year categories for “Girl.”

Tune in to see if Maren wins November 13 when Country Music's Biggest Night airs live from Nashville starting at ...read more


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