Author: Robert Williams
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science
Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing is an updated and expanded edition of a valuable guide to writing for film and television. Mr. Vale takes the aspiring writer through every phase of a film's development, from the original concept to the final shooting script. Teachers of the craft as well as writers and directors have acclaimed it as one of the best books ever written on how to write a screenplay. This book combines practical advice for the aspiring or established writer with a lucid overview of the unique features of this most contemporary art form, distinguishing film and video from other media and other kinds of storytelling. It teaches the reader to think in terms of the camera and gives practical advice on the realities of filmmaking. At the same time, Vale, who began his own career as a scriptwriter for the great French director Jean Renoir, provides a solid grounding in the history of drama from the Classical Greek theater through the great cinematic works of the twentieth century. Both philosophical and pragmatic, this is a very readable book for students and active professionals who want to improve their writing skills, and for film enthusiasts interested in knowing more about what they see on the screen.Mr. Vale is that rare combination, a practitioner of great experience who can offer a lucid explanation of his craft.Eugene Vale was born in Switzerland and began his career in France in the 1930s. He was an award-winning novelist, film and TV scriptwriter and teacher, whose works include the bestselling novel The Thirteenth Apostle and the scripts for Francis of Assisi, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Second Face. He also worked in many other areas of the motion picture industry, including directing, producing, cutting, distribution and finance. His archives are held by Boston University and University of Southern California. Mr. Vale died in 1997, shortly after he completed the updated version of this handbook.
Author: John B. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Social Science
Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such prominence today? What are the social and political consequences of the preoccupation with political scandal in the public domain? In this major new book Thompson develops a systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon of political scandal. He shows that the rise of political scandal is linked to the changes brought about by the development of communication media, which have transformed the nature of visibility and altered the relations between public and private life. He analyses the characteristics of scandals as mediated events and he explains why mediated scandals in the political field have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Distinguishing between three basic types of political scandal, Thompson reconstructs the development of sex scandals, financial scandals and what he calls 'power scandals' in Britain and the United States, showing how scandals unfold and how they form part of distinctive political cultures of scandal. In the final chapter, Thompson develops an original theoretical account of political scandal and its consequences which highlights the connections between scandal, reputation and trust. This book is a path-breaking analysis of a troubling phenomenon which has become a central feature of public life in our societies today. It will be of great interest to students of sociology, politics, and media and cultural studies. It will also appeal to a wider readership interested in social and political issues.
Author: La Trice M. Washington
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Political Science
Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. Featuring a detailed analysis of over 50 political scandals, this book examines the impact those events have on the lives of political officials, their families, and public trust. Political Scandals diminishes the typical sensationalism associated with scandal coverage and dissects what happens when human beings yield to greed, power, sex, lust, and theft in their personal and professional lives.
Author: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2003-12-15
Examines the actions of Boss Tweed, the powerful, influential, and corrupt public works commissioner for New York City from 1863-1871, and of the political organization that he and his associates controlled.
Discusses the problem of political scandals in the United States, the connection between personal morality and public leadership, President Clinton's impeachment, and reforms that might prevent political corruption.
Author: Paul Jankowski
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2007-12-30
At the end of the twentieth century France found itself in the midst of another scandalous fin de siècle, awash with rumors and revelations of wrongdoing in high places. As the millennium expired, the Republic's servants, some sitting, others retired, received much condemnation, whether welcomed or resented. When taken together, surely les affaires now approximate in political significance (if not in noise or invective) those of the Dreyfus or Panama scandals a century ago? Yet the author argues this is not so. Today, treason has vanished and is slowly giving way to a transgression different in kind, but equivalent in gravamen: the crime against humanity. Corruption is far from disappearing, yet now it inspires resignation rather than indignation - and as such, it has lost its power to scandalize. Jankowski claims that such transformations tell a tale. The state that once aspired to pre-eminence as the sole magnet of loyalty, touchstone of probity, and guarantor of right, has yielded significant ground to the individual who is now more likely to elevate his own dignity and cry scandal on his own behalf. [In these times,] Individualism is de-politicizing the group and [ultimately] diluting the mystique of France, the nation-state par excellence.
Author: John Garrard
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 2006-03-17
Genre: Political Science
"Primarily directed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be useful for academics with an interest in corruption and scandal. It will also be of interest to anyone concerned about an increasingly conspicuous feature of modern liberal democratic societies."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Andy Hughes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2013-11-06
Genre: Political Science
A MUST-BUY BOOK for everyone interested in history and the scandalous behaviour of politicians across the world. Andy Hughes' fascinating book guides us through centuries of political abuse - and just plain stupidity. The Profumo Affair is still shocking to modern voters, possibly because the MP actually stepped down after being caught out after sharing his mistress with a Russian spy. This Pocket Guide will expose the secret side of politics, including which politicians risked or ruined their own careers for personal gain. This gripping book includes stories include the MP who liked to party hard and be whipped even harder, the Prime Minister and his hookers, expenses claims for manure and the US President who called for all gay men to be castrated. There is definitely no shortage of scandalous behaviour. In fact, politicians have mixed scandal with eggs, adult movies, helicopters, drugs, shoes, beef burgers, public toilets, mobile phones, rape, turkeys, orgies and even ice cream. You name it and politicians have been mixed up in it somehow. It is not just today's politicians who are embroiled with scandal, as this explosive Pocket Guide to Political Scandals reveals the questionable behaviour of politicians of yesteryear and from around the world; the corruption, dishonesty and like of morals and judgement all come out in the stories in the book. As featured on BBC Three Counties Radio
Essays debate American political scandals, covering such topics as whether political corruption erodes public trust, harms political parties, or affects voter turnout, and whether legislative efforts to prevent such activities are effective.
Author: David R. Dewberry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Scandals are pervasive, perplexing, and an all-too-common feature of contemporary political communication; David Dewberry explores the rhetoric of scandal from start to finish, and identifies consistent patterns in how they unfold.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: GSIS-Meralco bribery case, Operation Big Bird, 2009 National Artist of the Philippines controversy, Hello Garci scandal, Philippine National Broadband Network controversy, Jabidah massacre, Euro Generals scandal, List of Philippine political scandals, Dovie Beams, Pimentel III vs. Zubiri Senate Electoral Protest, Fertilizer Fund scam, Rolex 12. Excerpt: The GSIS-Meralco bribery case is a political controversy and pending legal case being heard by the Supreme Court of the Philippines. This complex case began with a complaint filed by the GSIS with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines (SEC) questioning the unvalidated proxy votes used by the Lopez family in the last board election of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). The SEC issued a cease and desist order (CDO) against Meralco, which was ignored by the latter. A show cause order (SCO) was then issued by the SEC, whereupon Meralco petitioned the Court of Appeals, questioning the jurisdiction of the SEC. The Court of Appeals issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to the SEC while the Special 9th Division composed of Associate Justices Vicente Q. Roxas, Jose L. Sabio Jr. and Myrna Dimaranan Vidal heard the case. Roxas was assigned as the ponente while Sabio was the acting chairman. Later, Sabio called a press conference and alleged that an emissary of Meralco tried to bribe him with P10 Million to have a case transferred to another appeals court justice. The criminal charges are obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. Sabio did not mention any names, but businessman Francis de Borja stepped forward and claimed that he was the alleged emissary, accusing Sabio of asking for a P50 Million bribe to side with Meralco, in response to De Borja's question "What will it take for you to resist the government's offer?" The alleged government...
Author: Andrei S. Markovits
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Political Science
Through analytical discussions of such events as Watergate and Britain's Profumo affair, this book demonstrates that such political scandals are neither idiosyncratic to democratic regimes nor unique to the United States (or, for that matter, unique to world-weary Europeans). Nor are they, as some political scientists claimed some years ago, routine to those underdeveloped societies who have a high toleration of corruption. While sex and money play their part, at the heart of the great scandals of the post-war era lies the violation of process in the pursuit of power.
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Political Scandals in Alaska, Political Scandals in California, Political Scandals in Illinois, Political Scandals in Indiana, Political Scandals in Massachusetts, Political Scandals in Nevada, Political Scandals in New Hampshire, Political Scandals in New Jersey, Political Scandals in New York, Political Scandals in Ohio, Political Scandals in Pennsylvania, Political Scandals in South Carolina, Political Scandals in Texas, Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Dismissal, Rod Blagojevich Corruption Charges, United States Senate Election in New Jersey, 2006, Chappaquiddick Incident, Alaska Political Corruption Probe, Eliot Spitzer Political Surveillance Controversy, 2002 New Hampshire Senate Election Phone Jamming Scandal, Rampart Scandal, Tom Delay Campaign Finance Investigation, Eliot Spitzer Prostitution Scandal, Mark Sanford Disappearance and Extramarital Affair, Controversial Ohio Database Searches of Joe Wurzelbacher, Indiana Klan, 2006 Pennsylvania General Assembly Bonus Controversy, Black Day of the Indiana General Assembly, Operation Board Games, Sharpstown Scandal, 2005 Pennsylvania General Assembly Pay Raise Controversy, Operation G-Sting, Operation Silver Shovel, Public Official A, Operation Greylord, Veterans' Land Board Scandal, Ohio Gang, Blocks of Five. Excerpt: The Alaska Public Safety Commissioner dismissal, also known as Troopergate, involves the July 2008 dismissal of the Public Safety Commissioner for the State of Alaska by Governor Sarah Palin. On October 10, 2008, the Alaska Legislative Council voted unanimously to release the Branchflower investigative report, which implicated Palin in violating the public trust through abuse of power. On November 3, 2008, the day before Election Day, the gubernatorially appointed Alaska... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=19096270