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: 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: 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
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: 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: Corona Brezina
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
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.
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.
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: Paul Jankowski
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2008
At the end of the 20th century, France found itself in the midst of another scandalous fin de siécle. Republic's servants received much condemnation. This text refutes the connection between the government's later misdeeds and the political significance of the Dreyfus or Panama affairs a century ago.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 131. Chapters: Watergate scandal, Teapot Dome scandal, Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy, List of federal political scandals in the United States, Rod Blagojevich corruption charges, Jerry Lewis - Lowery lobbying firm controversy, List of state and local political scandals in the United States, Checkers speech, Jackie Presser indictment scandal, Niger uranium forgeries, Inslaw, List of federal political sex scandals in the United States, U.S. Forest Service airtanker scandal, Air Mail scandal, Operation Tennessee Waltz, Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, Burr conspiracy, Anna Pou case, Florida Taj Mahal scandal, Sheila Dixon trial, Coingate scandal, List of state and local political sex scandals in the United States, Lockheed bribery scandals, Cr dit Mobilier of America scandal, Cunningham scandal, Ribbon Creek incident, Walking Purchase, Political scandals in Logan County, West Virginia, Santa Fe Ring, Conway Cabal, Star routes, Pinchot-Ballinger controversy, Countrywide financial political loan scandal, Wedtech scandal, Little Green House on K Street, Petticoat affair, Wheeler Compromise, Debategate, Whiskey Ring, Public Official A, Dixon-Yates contract, Teamstergate, A. B. plot, Atlanta graft ring, Swartwout-Hoyt scandal, Blocks of Five, John Robinson estate scandal, Sanborn incident, Whitey tape incident, Chinh-Hunnicutt affair. Excerpt: The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy was initiated by the unprecedented midterm dismissal of seven United States Attorneys on December 7, 2006 by the George W. Bush administration's Department of Justice. Congressional investigations focused on whether the Department of Justice and the White House were using the U.S. Attorney positions for political advantage. Allegations were that some of the attorneys were targeted for dismissal to impede investigations of Republican politicia...
We analyze the coverage of U.S. political scandals by U.S. newspapers during the past decade. Using automatic keyword-based searches we collected data on 35 scandals and approximately 200 newspapers. We and that Democratic-leaning newspapers -- i.e., those with a higher propensity to endorse Democratic candidates in elections -- give relatively more coverage to scandals involving Republican politicians than scandals involving Democratic politicians, while Republican-leaning newspapers tend to do the opposite. This is true even when controlling for the average partisan leanings of readers. In contrast, newspapers appear to cater to the partisan tastes of readers only for local scandals.