The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-07-15
ISBN: 1409078469
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orchid Thief Book Excerpt:

Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve. Fascinated both by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers, she stayed on, to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid obsessives and of Florida, that haunting and weird 'debatable land' of swamps and condos, retirement communities and real-estate scams. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders and showmen, their rivalries, vendettas and crimes, smuggling, thefts and worse provide the backdrop to a fascinating exploration of one of the byways of human nature, the obsessive world of the collector, and the haunting beauty of the flowers themselves.

The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN: 1442465417
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orchid Thief Book Excerpt:

This New York Times bestselling girl detective has one hot summer ahead! Nancy, Bess, and George are off to Key Largo, Florida for a week of sun, swimming and exploring the fabulous coral reef that stretches along the Florida keys. They've been invited by Delia Duke, a friend of theirs and also a marine biologist at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which covers a 175 sq. miles of reef and shoreline along the coast of Kay Largo. The park is a scuba diver's delight, with dazzling corals and tropical fish, and Delia promises to show the girls the best snorkling and diving spots. But as they head through the mangroves toward her boat, someone takes off in a small motor boat, leaving behind a bag filled with rare, endangered butterfly orchids. This is just the beginning of a shocking eco-mystery that'd be too complex for anyone but Nancy Drew. . .

Summary of Susan Orlean s The Orchid Thief

Summary of Susan Orlean s The Orchid Thief
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2022-05-30T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Susan Orlean s The Orchid Thief Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Laroche is a tall, skinny man with pale eyes and a sharp appearance. He is extremely passionate and driven. He has been working for the Seminole Tribe of Florida since he was twenty-one years old, setting up a plant nursery and an orchid-propagation laboratory on the tribe’s reservation in Hollywood, Florida. #2 Laroche is a very unusual person. He is also the most moral amoral person I’ve ever known. He loves doing things the hard way, especially if it means that he gets to do what he wants to do but also leaves everyone else wondering how he managed to get away with it. #3 I met John Laroche in Florida a few years ago. He was arrested with rare orchids he had stolen out of a swamp called the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. He explained that the plants were going to be cloned and sold to orchid collectors around the world. #4 The trial took place in a courthouse south of Sanibel. Laroche was charged with illegally removing more than two hundred rare orchid and bromeliad plants from the Fakahatchee Swamp. He was also charged with criminal possession of endangered species and of illegally removing plant life from state property, both of which are punishable by jail time and fines.

Beyond Adaptation

Beyond Adaptation
Author: Phyllis Frus,Christy Williams
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN: 0786455780
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Adaptation Book Excerpt:

Some film and novel revisions go so far beyond adaptation that they demand a new designation. This critical collection explores movies, plays, essays, comics and video games that supersede adaptation to radically transform their original sources. Fifteen essays investigate a variety of texts that rework everything from literary classics to popular children’s books, demonstrating how these new, stand-alone creations critically engage their sources and contexts. Particular attention is paid to parody, intertextuality, and fairy-tale transformations in the examination of these works, which occupy a unique narrative and creative space.

The Orchid Thief Reimagined

The Orchid Thief Reimagined
Author: Jane Kent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Authorship in Film Adaptation

Authorship in Film Adaptation
Author: Jack Boozer
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN: 0292783159
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authorship in Film Adaptation Book Excerpt:

Authoring a film adaptation of a literary source not only requires a media conversion but also a transformation as a result of the differing dramatic demands of cinema. The most critical central step in this transformation of a literary source to the screen is the writing of the screenplay. The screenplay usually serves to recruit producers, director, and actors; to attract capital investment; and to give focus to the conception and production of the film project. Often undergoing multiple revisions prior to production, the screenplay represents the crucial decisions of writer and director that will determine how and to what end the film will imitate or depart from its original source. Authorship in Film Adaptation is an accessible, provocative text that opens up new areas of discussion on the central process of adaptation surrounding the screenplay and screenwriter-director collaboration. In contrast to narrow binary comparisons of literary source text and film, the twelve essays in this collection also give attention to the underappreciated role of the screenplay and film pre-production that can signal the primary intention for a film. Divided into four parts, this collection looks first at the role of Hollywood's activist producers and major auteurs such as Hitchcock and Kubrick as they worked with screenwriters to formulate their audio-visual goals. The second part offers case studies of Devil in a Blue Dress and The Sweet Hereafter, for which the directors wrote their own adapted screenplays. Considering the variety of writer-director working relationships that are possible, Part III focuses on adaptations that alter genre, time, and place, and Part IV investigates adaptations that alter stories of romance, sexuality, and ethnicity.

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Author: Judi T. Kiraly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Camera Lens To Critical Lens

From Camera Lens To Critical Lens
Author: Rebecca Housel
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2009-01-14
ISBN: 1443804010
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Camera Lens To Critical Lens Book Excerpt:

From Camera Lens to Critical Lens: A Collection of Best Essays on Film Adaptation, edited by Rebecca Housel, takes the reader through films by directors like Alfred Hitchcock to examining the relevance of twenty-first century British politics with current film; from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman to author Virginia Woolf; and, examining new theoretical approaches to international film adaptations from China, Japan, Britain, Canada, and France, as well as films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Daughters of the Dust. The collection is derived from the Popular Culture Association (PCA) film-adaptation-area conference papers, researched and written by fourteen diverse scholars from all over the world, who gathered together in San Diego, California in April 2005 to further their research by presenting their ideas on film adaptation, now in full text versions within this exciting new volume. Accessible, engaging and informative, any audience may read and enjoy this edited collection on film adaptation. The volume would also work well for pedagogical purposes, both in and out of the classroom. Such a volume may easily be used in courses for English, film studies, gender studies, women’s studies, fine art, psychology, political science, history, and more. A work of diverse international voices, this collection represents the very best on film adaptation today.

The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1998-01
ISBN: 9781409078487
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman

The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman
Author: David LaRocca
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN: 0813133920
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman Book Excerpt:

From the Academy Award–winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Academy Award–nominated Adaptation (2002) to the cult classic Being John Malkovich (1999), writer Charlie Kaufman is widely admired for his innovative, philosophically resonant films. Although he only recently made his directorial debut with Synecdoche, New York (2008), most fans and critics refer to “Kaufman films” the way they would otherwise discuss works by directors Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, or the Coen brothers. Not only has Kaufman transformed our sense of what can take place in a film, but he also has made a significant impact on our understanding of the role of the screenwriter. The Philosophy of Charlie Kaufman, edited by David LaRocca, is the first collection of essays devoted to a rigorous philosophical exploration of Kaufman’s work by a team of capable and critical scholars from a wide range of disciplines. From political theorists to philosophers, classicists to theologians, professors of literature to filmmakers, the contributing authors delve into the heart of Kaufman’s innovative screenplays, offering not only original philosophical analyses but also extended reflections on the nature of film and film criticism.

The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998-11
ISBN: 9780434881574
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Twist of Orchids

A Twist of Orchids
Author: Michelle Wan
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN: 9781429936408
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Twist of Orchids Book Excerpt:

"Cross-pollinates Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief with Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence."—The Washington Post Book World on Deadly Slipper In this electrifying third installment of the highly acclaimed Death in the Dordogne series, Mara Dunn and Julian Wood are living together in an uneasy, on-and-off way—so uneasy that each begins to wonder if they are really meant to be together. But when Julian, with his unerring understanding of the orchidlover's mind, thinks he has found the link between a killer and a local murder, one of them might lose the other—permanently.

The Orchid in Lore and Legend

The Orchid in Lore and Legend
Author: Luigi Berliocchi
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780881926163
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orchid in Lore and Legend Book Excerpt:

The orchid is the most evocative of flowers, inspiring in some of its admirers a fanaticism akin to madness, as demonstrated in Susan Orlean's popular novel The Orchid Thief. This elegant survey of the orchid treats its place in legend and suggests the impact that these exotic plants had on the temperate European mind. Berliocchi chronicles the adventurers and scientists who introduced these marvels, discusses their place in the arts from literature and magic to cuisine, and concludes with accounts of the most important genera and their cultivation. Splendidly illustrated with period engravings and botanical paintings, it is literate and delightful.

Saturday Night

Saturday Night
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN: 1451661010
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saturday Night Book Excerpt:

Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post, Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special? To answer it, she embarked on a remarkable journey across the country and spent the evening with all sorts of people in all sorts of places—hipsters in Los Angeles, car cruisers in small-town Indiana, coeds in Boston, the homeless in New York, a lounge band in Portland, quinceañera revelers in Phoenix, and more—to chronicle the one night of the week when we do the things we want to do rather than the things we need to do. The result is an irresistible portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived that remains.

Throw Me a Bone

Throw Me a Bone
Author: Cooper Gillespie,Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN: 9781451603989
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Throw Me a Bone Book Excerpt:

Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the transcription services of his favorite human, Susan Orlean, has put together 50 delectable recipes for snacks, meals, and treats for your canine companion. Maybe you're cooking everything because your collie has colitis or your Akita has a wheat allergy or your older dog just isn't thriving on commercial kibble. Maybe you're mixing up the occasional biscuit or treat to help your best fur-bearing friend over that I-just-ate-a-tennis- ball-and-don't-feel-so-good episode. Whatever the reason, the recipes in this book (which have been approved by dog trainer and nutritional consultant Stacy Alldredge) will satisfy the most discerning doggie palate. Many of them, in fact, can be shared with a favorite human (though preferably not from the same dish). Illustrated with more than 50 endearing black-and-white photographs of Cooper and friends by Cami Johnson, and liberally seasoned with stories, quotes, and nutrition tips, Throw Me a Bone makes a dog's dinner something to look forward to.

Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 Decode and Develop The Orchid Thief

Oxford Reading Tree  Stage 5  Decode and Develop The Orchid Thief
Author: Rod Hunt,Annemarie Young,Alex Brychta
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN: 9780198484141
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 Decode and Develop The Orchid Thief Book Excerpt:

An exciting new set of Biff, Chip and Kipper stories from Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta full of modern-day appeal. These stories support children's transition from fully decodable phonic readers to stories with richer language. Children will enjoy exploring the humorous illustrations and familiar situations.

Writing on the Edge

Writing on the Edge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Floral Ghost

The Floral Ghost
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN: 9780986281495
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Floral Ghost Book Excerpt:

This one-of-a-kind collaboration between acclaimed author Susan Orlean and celebrated artist Philip Taaffe unites the literary and the visual, the nostalgic and the optimistic, and brings greenery to your bookshelf. Taking inspiration from the rapidly dwindling "flower district" of New York City, Orlean and Taaffe offer tandem musings on the conceit of "the floral ghost." Orlean's essay, one of her first botanically themed writings since she penned the widely lauded "The Orchid Thief," reflects on a poignant moment when she first visited the district in its resplendent heyday. Her text is accompanied by Taaffe's colorful silkscreen monotypes-a bouquet of paper and ink recalling the unique yet universal nature of time passing and petals fading. An evocative rendering of both the memories of youth and the ephemeral nature of the cityscape, "The Floral Ghost" makes an elegant gift for every aspiring writer, artist and dreamer who moves to a city to make his or her mark or who admires its mutable glory from afar. Susan Orlean (born 1955) is the bestselling author of eight books, including "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup"; "My Kind of Place"; "Saturday Night"; and "Lazy Little Loafers." In 1999, she published "The Orchid Thief," a narrative about orchid poachers in Florida, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film "Adaptation," written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. Her 2011 book, "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend," was a "New York Times" bestseller. Orlean has been a staff writer for the "The New Yorker" since 1992. She lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York. Philip Taaffe was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1955, and studied at the Cooper Union in New York. He has exhibited worldwide since his first solo exhibition in New York, in 1982. Taaffe has traveled widely in the Middle East, South America and Morocco, where he collaborated with Mohammed Mrabet on the 1993 book "Chocolate Creams and Dollars," translated by Paul Bowles. His work is in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Taaffe lives and works in New York and West Cornwall, Connecticut.

On Animals

On Animals
Author: Susan Orlean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 1982181540
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Animals Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Magnificent.” —The New York Times * “Beguiling, observant, and howlingly funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle * “Spectacular.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis) * “Full of astonishments.” —The Boston Globe Susan Orlean—the beloved New Yorker staff writer hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Library Book—gathers a lifetime of musings, meditations, and in-depth profiles about animals. “How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages,” writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she’s been drawn to stories about how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures—the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. In her own backyard, Orlean discovers the delights of keeping chickens. In a different backyard, in New Jersey, she meets a woman who has twenty-three pet tigers—something none of her neighbors knew about until one of the tigers escapes. In Iceland, the world’s most famous whale resists the efforts to set him free; in Morocco, the world’s hardest-working donkeys find respite at a special clinic. We meet a show dog and a lost dog and a pigeon who knows exactly how to get home. Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean’s stylish prose and precise research, these stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence.

Adaptation Studying Film and Literature

Adaptation  Studying Film and Literature
Author: John Desmond,Peter Hawkes
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation Studying Film and Literature Book Excerpt:

This concise and readable new text for courses in Film Adaptation or Film and Literature introduces students to the art of adapting works of literature for film. Adaptation describes the interwoven histories of literature and film, presents key analytical approaches to adaptation, and provides an in-depth overview of adaptations of novels, short stories, plays, nonfiction, and animation. The book concludes with an analysis of why adaptations sometimes fail.