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Ted Hope

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producer

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Ted Hope is an American independent film producer based in New York City. He is best known for co-founding the production/sales company Good Machine, where he produced the first films of such notable filmmakers as Ang Lee, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Field, Michel Gondry, Moisés Kaufman, and Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, among others.
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Do Nothing
How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving
Celeste Headlee - Mar 10, 2020
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We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? This manifesto helps us break free of our unhealthy devotion to efficiency and shows us how to reclaim our time and humanity with a little more leisure.Despite our constant search for new ways to "hack" our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more in...
Ted Hope
Apr 11, 2021
@nancysun I like that book.      source
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The Collaborator
The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach
Alice Kaplan - Nov 01, 2001 (first published in 2000)
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On February 6, 1945, Robert Brasillach was executed for treason by a French firing squad. He was a writer of some distinction—a prolific novelist and a keen literary critic. He was also a dedicated anti-Semite, an acerbic opponent of French democracy, and editor in chief of the fascist weekly Je Suis Partout, in whose pages he regularly printed war...
Ted Hope
Jan 10, 2021
One of my favorite writers on the fascist right in Europe: Alice Kaplan. Her book on Brasillach is a model of humanistic intelligence and patient lucidity. (Likewise, Yehuda Bauer.)      source
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Fantasyland
How America Went Haywire
Kurt Andersen - Sep 05, 2017
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A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe . . . to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that whats happening in our country todayt...
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Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen - Sep 27, 2016
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“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to RunIn 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilaratin...
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The Gender Knot
Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy 3rd Ed.
Allan G Johnson - Oct 19, 2014 (first published in 1997)
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New Third Edition!The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's response to the pain and confusion that men and women experience by living with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, how it works, and what gets in the way of understanding and doing something about it. Johnson's simple yet powerful approach avoids the paralyzing trap of guilt,...
100 Ideas that Changed Film
David Parkinson - Apr 18, 2012
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This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. Entertaining and intelligent, it is both a concise history and a fascinating resource. Each idea is presented through informed text and arresting visuals paying homage to the medium's great classics. We learn why and how the ideas first evolved and ...
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Philip K. Dick - Oct 18, 2011 (first published in 1965)
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“A psychedelic odyssey of hallucinations-within-hallucinations from which no reader emerges unscathed.”—Boston Globe On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which translates its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When t...
Cognitive Surplus
How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators
Clay Shirky - May 31, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us for the better. In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now, with Cognitive Surplus, he reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative prod...
The Uses of Enchantment
The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales
Bruno Bettelheim - May 11, 2010 (first published in 1975)
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Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,...
Think Outside the Box Office
The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution and Marketing for the Digital Era
Jon Reiss - Dec 08, 2009
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Critically acclaimed filmmaker Reiss delivers the ultimate guide to film distribution and marketing for the digital era. With the collapse of the traditional independent film distribution model, filmmakers need this information for their films to be acquired and released nationally....
A Killer Life by Christine Vachon
Shock Value by John Waters
Shooting to Kill by Christine Vachon
Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson
On Directing Film by David Mamet
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut