Their fantasy is her reality in this bright and uplifting contemporary coming-of-age novel by the acclaimed author of Breaking Sky and You Were Here. Iris Thorne wants to blaze her own path. That's easier said than done when you're the granddaughter of M. E. Thorne, famous author of the Elementia series, hailed as the feminist response to J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. And with a major motion picture adaptation of her grandmother's books in the works, Iris can say goodbye to her dream of making her own way in the music industry. So when Iris and her brother get invited to the film set in Ireland, she's pretty sure the trip will be a nightmare. Except Iris can't deny the rugged beauty of the Irish countryside. And brushing shoulders with the hot, young cast isn't awful, especially the infuriatingly charming lead, Eamon O'Brien. Iris even finds the impassioned female director inspiring. But when the filming falls into jeopardy, everything Iris thought she knew about Elementia—and herself—is in question. Will making a film for the big screen help Iris to see the big picture?
[Read by Jonathan Keeble] The official tie-in to the blockbuster Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk (July 2017), by the film's official historian, with background on the film as well as the epic true story of Dunkirk. The epic history of Dunkirk, May 1940: when over 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the evacuation during the nine days from 27 May to 4 June 1940 has passed into legend. Now the subject of an epic motion picture from director Christopher Nolan, starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles -- the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is described by bestselling author Joshua Levine in its full, sweeping context. Including new interviews with veterans and survivors, this book goes behind the scenes to explore the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food and ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape. Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's Dunkirk is a dramatic account of this glorious defeat.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, held captive in Nero's bleakest prison cell. Before Paul's execution, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of "The Way" and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians.Paul has survived so much--floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure--yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past. He wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
A Powerful Novelization from Bestselling Author Angela HuntEpic in scope, yet deeply personal, this novelization offers a unique perspective on the story of the resurrection. Roman Tribune Clavius is assigned by Pilate to keep the radical followers of the recently executed Yeshua from stealing the body and inciting revolution. When the body goes missing despite his precautions, Clavius must hunt it down.His investigation leads him from the halls of Herod Antipas to the Garden of Gethsemane and brings him in touch with believer and doubter alike. But as the body still remains missing, Clavius commits to a quest for the truth--and answers that will not only shake his life but echo throughout all of history.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public ServiceThe story behind this groundbreaking book--one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate--has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes. Here is the trail of "hush money" that the Catholic Church secretly paid to buy victims' silence--deeds that left millions of the faithful in the U.S. and around the world shocked, angry, and confused. Here as well is a vivid account of the ongoing struggle, as Catholics confront their Church and call for sweeping change.
Ever watched a movie and thought, "I wish I could be that guy!" about the lead character? Becoming a stand-in is the closest thing to being that character without actually "being" that character.Perhaps you've been an extra or have worked on crew and you've seen a person "standing in" for the spot of the lead actor while the camera and lighting crew set up around them. Perhaps you've seen the stand-in take direction from the director and watched as he acted out a scene for several takes before the actual actor comes in. Or perhaps you've watched the behind the scenes footage of your favorite DVD reel, and saw the stand-in acting out the scene. You thought to yourself, "I'd like to do that!"The Universal Guide to Standing In for Major Motion Pictures and Television is the perfect book for you. I'll discuss valuable information about every aspect of being a stand-in, from understanding on-set terminology and who does what in the production, to becoming the best stand-in you can be, not only earning your reputation in the industry, but saving yourself from losing your job through embarrassing, amateur mistakes.Picture's up. Rolling...and ACTION!Author Matthew Eldridge has stood in and body doubled for famous actors such as Adam Sandler, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, John Hamm, Jake Johnson, Theo James, Sam Claflin, James Marsden, Adam Goldberg, Billy Burke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Carey Elwes, Will Forte, Jon Cho, and Tim Guinee, among others.