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Amy Schumer Posed (Nearly) Nude Photo in an Empowering Photo Shoot Four Olympic gold medals, a National Book Award and an Emmy may not sound like the qualifications required to land a page in the Pirelli Calendar, which since 1964 has paired top international models with renowned photographers to sell—however incongruously—tires. But this year’s calendar marks a dramatic shift in approach, with photographer Annie Leibovitz suggesting that models be selected on the merit of their accomplishments. Amy Schumer, also known as Miss December, posted her portrait on Instagram Monday with the caption, “Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you, Annie Leibovitz!” Schumer has been outspoken about body image in the past, with much of her comedy—most notably, her incisive parody of 12 Angry Men—holding up a mirror to the inordinate value placed on women’s appearance. In a video about the making of the calendar, she said, “I felt I looked more beautiful than I’ve ever felt in my life.

Funniest Movie Moments and Scenes Funniest Movie Scenes: Although it would be impossible to compile a list of every single funny scene ever screened, this collection moves toward that goal. It should be obvious that a selection of funny movie moments and scenes is entirely subjective and can only scratch the surface. The following illustrated list presents a solid collection of the most classic, 'funniest' scenes in movie history, including film scenes from the silent era, the classic comedies of the 30s (the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, etc.), through to some of the best comedies of today. Some are scenes from other genres (drama, horror, science-fiction, etc.) that provide comic relief. They include slapstick, parody, screwball comedies, romantic comedies, black comedies, satire, farce, and films with witty dialogue. Most of these suggested scenes are quotable and/or cause smiles - they are often 'laugh-out-loud' funny, universally hilarious, and hold up for repeated viewings.

8. Features determining genre - Understanding Film Horror films are defined as " unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience" ( ). Horror films must include a monster (human, alien, mutant, creature, or otherwise), and a collection of directorial, editorial, or cinematographic factors meant to shock and frighten the audience. In a film like Psycho, such factors include characters, set design, lighting, and music. > In the 1960s, the genre moved towards the "psychological horror" using human as the warning sign of danger rather than supernatural aspects to frighten the audience because it can represent the evil as something real -- the classic horror thriller that transformed horror from unconvicing scenarios and characters to real-world locations. Characters: -- A villain such as Norman Bates/Mrs.

What Is Déjà Vu? Michio Kaku Wonders If It's Triggered by Parallel Universes I’ve spent the past week on a road trip across America, and, during it, experienced perhaps my most intense case of déjà vu ever. Rolling into Memphis for the first time in my life, I walked into the lobby of the hotel at which I’d reserved a room for the night and immediately felt, in every fiber of my being, that I’d walked into that lobby before. But I then realized exactly why: it followed the same floor plan, to the last detail — the same front desk, the same business center computers, the same café with the same chalkboard asking me to “Try Our Classic Oatmeal” — of the one I’d visited the previous day in Oklahoma City.

Comprehension progression select and integrate a wide range of comprehension strategies have an awareness of how to use strategies and evaluate their effectiveness use strategies to summarise and synthesise information across a wider range of more complex texts and for more complex purposes integrate prior knowledge with new information within and across several different texts to deepen their understanding. Readers can read practically all texts, including long, complex texts, for a range of purposes, integrating a wide range of comprehension strategies at an advanced level. They have an awareness of how and why to use strategies across a range of reading situations, and they can talk about their use of strategies and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies.

Composition Composition Guidelines Before reading composition guidelines you should read all of the Elements and Principles sections. Using the composition guidelines can help you use the elements and principles of visual art to make compositions that please the eye and tell your story as clearly as possible. Why does good composition help communicate? The Independent Moviemaker - Understanding Genre: Film Noir Tracing its origins to the German Expressionism and the dark, pessimistic films coming out of Germany in the 1920s, film noir is a genre unlike any other. While many genres deal with specific storylines, and the noir film does as well, film noir is more of a style than a genre. And yet, film noir goes beyond the dark, moody lighting of a rain-soaked city at night. The noir film possesses the same defining characteristics of any other genre; however, where it differs is in the flexibility of its conventions. Noir has proven itself to be an extremely adaptable movie form, however it does possess a set of expectations the screenwriter must address when working within this genre. Motifs of Film Noir

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness? These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. Cognitive benefits of last night's sleep: daily variations in children's sleep behavior are related to working memory fluctuations - Könen - 2014 - Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Introduction Cognitive performance fluctuations are largely known as the phenomenon of having good or bad days or moments. Poor results on tests or shortcomings in the cognitive demands of everyday life are often attributed to such bad days or moments.

This is a great website giving a run down of the huge variety of genres and sub-genres, including lists of films and examples. Essential for understanding genre. by mediastudiesfinearts Sep 18