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"This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It's not the whole story, but it's a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading."What changed in one Hollywood year to produce a record-breaking box office after two years of decline? How can the Sundance Festival influence a film's fate, as it did for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Searching for Sugar Man, which both went all the way to the Oscars? Why did John Carter misfire and The Hunger Games succeed? How did maneuvers at festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, and New York and at conventions such as CinemaCon and Comic-Con benefit Amour, Django Unchained, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables, The Life of Pi, The Avengers, Lincoln, and Argo? What jeopardized Zero Dark Thirty's launch? What role does gender bias still play in the industry? What are the ten things that changed the 2012 Oscar race?When it comes to film, Anne Thompson, a seasoned reporter and critic, addresses these questions and more on her respected daily blog, Thompson on Hollywood. Each year, she observes the Hollywood machine at work: the indies at Sundance, the exhibitors' jockeying at CinemaCon, the international scene at Cannes, the summer tentpoles, the fall's "smart" films and festivals, the family-friendly and big films of the holiday season, and the glamour of the Oscars®. Inspired by William Goldman's classic book The Season, which examined the overall Broadway scene through a production-by-production analysis of one theatrical season, Thompson had long wanted to apply a similar lens to the movie business. When she chose 2012 as "the year" to track, she knew that box-office and DVD sales were declining, production costs were soaring, and the digital revolution was making big waves, but she had no idea that events would converge to bring radical structural movement, record-setting box-office revenues, and what she calls "sublime moviemaking."Though impossible to mention all 670-plus films released in 2012, Thompson includes many in this book, while focusing on the nine Best Picture nominees and the personalities and powers behind them. Reflecting on the year, Thompson concludes, "The best movies get made because filmmakers, financiers, champions, and a great many gifted creative people stubbornly ignore the obstacles. The question going forward is how adaptive these people are, and how flexible is the industry itself?"

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9780062218018 | Newmarket Pr, March 4, 2014, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: "This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry.

Paperback:

9780062218025 | Newmarket Pr, January 6, 2015, cover price $15.99

By Anne Thompson (trans)

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9781494271459 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 24, 2013, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: Marina Bay Sands, a $5 billion, high-density, mixed-use integrated resort that brings together a 2560 room hotel, convention center, shopping and dining, theaters, museum, and a casino across the water from Singapore's Central Business District, opened to the public on June 23, 2010...read more
By Sheldon Adelson (contributor), Peter Bowtell (contributor), Cheong Koon Hean (contributor), Christa Mahar (editor) and Anne Thompson (editor)

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9780981985763 | Oro Editions, October 30, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Marina Bay Sands, a $5 billion, high-density, mixed-use integrated resort that brings together a 2560 room hotel, convention center, shopping and dining, theaters, museum, and a casino across the water from Singapore's Central Business District, opened to the public on June 23, 2010.

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Product Description: The editors provide an illuminating commentary to eleven key articles covering the main issues affecting the post-compulsory education sector today. Contributions include an analysis of what influences students to drop out from their learning programs, how the participation of hard-to-reach learners can be widened, how adults with basic skills can be encouraged to learn, and how research can help make sense of the 'muddle' of middle management in Further Education colleges...read more
By Yvonne Hillier (editor) and Anne Thompson (editor)

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9780826472939 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, March 1, 2005, cover price $170.00 | About this edition: The editors provide an illuminating commentary to 12 key articles covering the main issues affecting the post-compulsory education sector today.

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9780826493545 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 22, 2007, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: The editors provide an illuminating commentary to eleven key articles covering the main issues affecting the post-compulsory education sector today.
9780826472946 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, January 30, 2005, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The editors provide an illuminating commentary to 12 key articles covering the main issues affecting the post-compulsory education sector today.

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Product Description: In recent years, FE colleges have come to play an increasingly important role as providers of Higher Education programs. Aimed at senior managers, this book provides guidance and examples of good practice to support the provision of HE in FE colleges...read more

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9780826488466 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 15, 2007, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In recent years, FE colleges have come to play an increasingly important role as providers of Higher Education programs.

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