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Leaving Las Vegas

Author : John O'Brien
ISBN : 9781611859508
Genre : Performing Arts
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A re-issue of John O'Brien's debut novel, a masterpiece of modern realism about the perils of addiction and love in a city of loneliness. Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera is a prostitute, content with the independence and routine she has carved out for herself in a city defined by recklessness. But she is haunted by a spectre in a yellow Mercedes, a man from her past who is committed to taking control of her life again. Ben is an alcoholic intent on drinking his way towards an early death. Newly arrived from Los Angeles, he survived the four-hour intoxicated drive across the desert with his entire savings in his wallet and nothing else left to lose. Looking to satisfy hungers both material and existential, Ben and Sera stumble together on the strip and discover in each other a respite from their unforgiving lives. A testimony to the raw talent of its young author, Leaving Las Vegas is a compelling story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised and lost souls - an overlooked American classic.
Category: Performing Arts

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571297450
Genre : Performing Arts
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Ben Sanderson is an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom. Cutting all personal and professional ties to his L.A. existence, he sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. In the words of David Thompson of Los Angeles Magazine, Leaving Las Vegas is a masterpiece. Best Actor Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage and Best Actress nominee Elisabeth Shue set the screen ablaze in this profoundly moving love story. Nominated for two additional Academy Awards (R), Director and Adapted Screenplay, this emotionally charged powerhouse of a film graced over 100 '10 Best' lists including Roger Ebert's #1 Movie of the Year.
Category: Performing Arts

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : OCLC:754733478
Genre : Motion picture plays
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Category: Motion picture plays

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Neal Robinson
ISBN : 9798650275381
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Adapted from the novel by John O'Brien, this acclaimed drama follows alcoholic screenwriter Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage) as he drinks himself into oblivion in Las Vegas. When Ben meets the beautiful prostitute Sera (Elisabeth Shue), they strike up an unconventional relationship -- one where she can't ask him to curb his drinking, and he can't fault her for her job. Though they offer each other support, Ben's self-destruction threatens to eclipse their bond.
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Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Aleah Barley
ISBN : 9781622660841
Genre : Fiction
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Leaving Las Vegas by Aleah Barley: "I'm so glad that what happened in Vegas didn't stay there. A sexy, fun, thrilling romp of a romance that had me alternating between a swoon and laughing out loud." --bestselling author, Robin Covington When West Virginia wild child, Glory Allen enters a private poker game with her town's dreams at stake she loses it all. To make matters worse, she's trapped in a car with the sexy but infuriating man who won—and accused her of cheating. Now because of him, she's on the run from the mafia who put out a hit on the stuck-up casino magnate with the toe-curling good looks—and he isn't even her type. So why can't she cool the explosive chemistry between them? She's out of control...and she's enough to drive Luke Tanner crazy. Yet she's the only one willing to put her neck on the line...for him—a complete stranger she professes to hate. Now he's in debt...to her. And it's a debt he's willing to work off any way she wants...on the hood of his sports car, in a waterfall—wherever she'll have him, he's willing to pay the price. But the stakes are raised when they return to West Virginia—helping Luke escape has put Glory and her hometown in the sites of someone who wants him dead. This time Glory decides she's not going to end up empty-handed—it's time for the winner to take all and she won't stop 'til she wins his heart.
Category: Fiction

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : John O'Brien
ISBN : 9780802197290
Genre : Fiction
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This “brutal and unflinching” novel of fleeting love in Sin City inspired the film starring Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue (Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City). John O’Brien’s debut novel, Leaving Las Vegas, is an emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it; a powerful tale of hard luck, hard drinking, and a relationship of tenderness and destruction. An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable.
Category: Fiction

All In For Love

Author : Amy Walcott
ISBN : 9780981107813
Genre : Fiction
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Ally wonders why she is still in Las Vegas. It is time to leave. She vows to leave right after the Global Poker Challenge. She will make this the last tournament she will ever deal in Las Vegas. But then, she never counted on seeing Ben again, let alone Ben making the final table of the poker tournament. Ben Taylor - handsome, charming and one of the best players on the strip, and Ally's ex-lover. Ally hasn't seen Ben for several years, until now, when she is set to leave. Damn him, why now. Throughout the week, as the tournament unfolds, Ben plays his way back into Ally's life. Ben wants nothing more than to rekindle the flames of their last love. Ally wants nothing more than to leave the Las Vegas strip - and Ben - behind. Too much has happened to go back to all that. Will ally finally leave Las Vegas for good, or will Ben win the big prize after all - Ally. Publisher's Note: This book contains graphic scenes sexual in nature.
Category: Fiction

Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Project Space Leeds
ISBN : 0956043429
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Projections 10

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571297481
Genre : Performing Arts
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Mike Figgis has always been intrigued by the workings of the Hollywood System. As he progressed from his acclaimed US debut Internal Affairs, through hellish studio wrangles on Mr. Jones, to Oscar-laurelled success with Leaving Las Vegas, Figgis always wanted to find a way to document the mores of the Hollywood industry, before it could swallow him whole. For Projections, he accepted an invitation to return to LA in late 1998 and create just such a document. In conversation with established players such as Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Jerry Bruckheimer, plus ascending talents such as Salma Hayek and Paul Thomas Anderson, Figgis paints a refreshingly honest but unmistakably dark portrait of an industry where money does more than talk. Mike Figgis's witnesses include Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Mickey Rourke, Nastassja Kinski, Elizabeth Shue, Salma Hayek, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jerry Bruckheimer and many more . . .
Category: Performing Arts

Wild Card

Author : Aleah Barley
ISBN : 9781633755819
Genre : Fiction
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Las Vegas showgirl Gina Malloy isn’t looking for trouble when she walks in on a shady backroom deal, but when the bullets start flying, she grabs the bag full of stolen loot and hits the road out of town. Of course, she didn’t count on the bad guys tailing her, or the sexy detective who comes to her rescue. Detective Gabriel Finn is no one’s knight in shining armor. A former priest, he just wants to drag the witness’s butt back to town. Instead, he gets a tough as nails woman who’s all grit and heart. When a pair of thugs take a shot at her, he decides the best way to keep her safe is to stay out of Las Vegas and launch his own investigation. Take one long-legged showgirl, a former priest turned detective, and a couple of mafia thugs. Mix carefully. The results should be explosive. Series order: Leaving Las Vegas Book 1: Leaving Las Vegas Leaving Las Vegas Book 2: All In Leaving Las Vegas Book 3: Wild Card
Category: Fiction

Leaving Las Vegas 1995

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ISBN : OCLC:947110292
Genre : Alcoholics
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When Ben goes to Las Vegas, with the sole purpose of drinking himself to death, he meets a hooker, Sera, and one wild night of passion soon leads to a blowout love affair, with each vowing to not judge the others life. But when Sera asks Ben to see a doctor about his problem, Ben leaves Las Vegas. Going their separate ways, they both learn that they cannot live without each other after all. Directed by Mike Figgis (Timecode) and based on the poignant cult novel by John O'Brian, Leaving Las Vegas is an emotionally demanding and truly extraordinary film, starring Nicolas Cage and Elizabeth Shue in career defining roles.
Category: Alcoholics

Keep It Simple Asshole 100 Simple Web Truths About Movie Leaving Las Vegas

Author : Sebastian Hannay
ISBN : 545886137X
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing movie reviews of "Leaving Las Vegas." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Digital Film Making Revised Edition

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571305063
Genre : Computers
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In this indispensable guide to digital film-making, leading film-maker Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital technology so as to get the best from it. Mike Figgis, with experience from films such as Miss Julie and Leaving Las Vegas - for which he received two Oscar nominations - is an authoritative and insightful guide through the details of film-making. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. This handbook is essential whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.
Category: Computers

The Elisabeth Shue Handbook Everything You Need To Know About Elisabeth Shue

Author : Emily Smith
ISBN : 1743334958
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress and producer, most famous for her roles in the films The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future Parts II and III and Leaving Las Vegas, for which she won five acting awards and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. This book is your ultimate resource for Elisabeth Shue. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Elisabeth Shue, The Karate Kid (1984 film), Link (film), Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail (1988 film), Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Soapdish, The Marrying Man, Twenty Bucks, Heart and Souls, Radio Inside, Blind Justice (1994 film), Leaving Las Vegas, The Underneath (film), The Trigger Effect, The Saint (film), Deconstructing Harry, Cousin Bette (film), Palmetto (film), Molly (film), Hollow Man, Tuck Everlasting (2002 film), Mysterious Skin, Hide and Seek (2005 film), Dreamer (2005 film), Gracie (film), Hamlet 2, Don McKay (film), Piranha 3D, Waking Madison, House at the End of the Street.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

World Film Locations

Author : Marcelline Block
ISBN : 9781841505886
Genre : Performing Arts
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An analyses of scenes from a broad selection of 46 films filmed in Las Vegas. Essays examine a range of topics, such as the Rat Pack's Las Vegas, art and culture on and off the Strip, Las Vegas as a backdrop for science fiction, and portrayals of iconic pop-culture figures.
Category: Performing Arts

Digital Film Making

Author : Mike Figgis
ISBN : 9780571261352
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Now there is no reason to prevent anybody from making a film. The technology exists, the equipment is much cheaper than it was, the post-production facilities are on a laptop computer, the entire equipment to make a film can go in a couple of cases and be carried as hand luggage on a plane.' Mike Figgis In this indispensable guide, leading director Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital filmmaking technology so as to get the very best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. Offering everything that you could wish to know on the subject, this is a handbook that will become an essential back-pocket reference for the digital film enthusiast - whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.
Category: Performing Arts

Nicolas Cage

Author : Ian Markham-Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110933871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Since his Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas, Nicholas Cage has become one of the most high-profile stars of contemporary cinema. Yet despite all the media attention, Cage remains one of Hollywood’s most inscrutable stars; in fact, his real life is as curious as some of the characters he plays. This new book follows the actor’s life and appraises his career, including his roles in cult movies like Raising Arizona and Wild at Heart, his oddball leading-man parts in films like Moonstruck, and his incarnation as action hero in Con Air and Face/Off. Complete with photos and a filmography, this is a must-read for Nicolas Cage’s many fans.
Category: Biography & Autobiography