THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT With a touch of makeup, even you, a meth smoking punk on the streets can grow up to be a political superstar. The first ever complete campaign playbook as compiled by an "actual" Beltway Insider. In this easy to read guide, Doug Goudsward lays out the simple steps that will enable you, the reader (and presumably a lazy slacker at that) to get elected President of the United States of America. Every election cycle, too many people ask, "Why bother to vote, there are no good choices?" or "How come no honest and talented people ever run for office?" Well the answer is really quite simple: the average American citizen just has no idea how to go about launching an effective presidential campaign. With this book, Goudsward takes away all excuses. Presented in the form of a Campaign Playbook, this no holds barred political farce mercilessly lampoons the three ring circus and media feeding frenzy that our modern presidential elections have degenerated into. Each chapter is filled with seemingly outrageous tips on how to dress, speak, or act like the future president, yet the sobering truth is that real life candidates may actually find this to be a useful primer for managing their own campaigns. Skewering both the left and the right Goudsward takes no sides, but instead reaches across the aisle to connect with the disgruntled majority! ... And since most politicians have neither the time nor the inclination to actually read, every major talking point in the book is hilariously illustrated with Doug's original cartoons that will leave you laughing all the way to the polls.
Jerzy Skolimowski is one of the most original Polish directors and one of only a handful who has gained genuine recognition abroad. This is the first monograph, written in English, to be devoted to his cinema. It covers Skolimowski's career from his early successes in Poland, such as Identification Marks: None and Barrier, through his emigre films, Deep End, Moonlighting and The Lightship, to his return to Poland where, in 2008, he made the internationally acclaimed Four Nights with Anna. Ewa Mazierska addresses the main features of Skolimowski's films, such as their affinity to autobiographism and surrealism, while discussing their characters, narratives, visual style, soundtracks, and the uses of literature. She draws on a wide range of cinematic and literary texts, situating Skolimowski's work within the context of Polish and world cinema, and drawing parallels between his work and that of two directors, with whom he tends to be compared, Roman PolaA ski and Jean-Luc Godard. 'Ewa Mazierska's monograph is the first book-length study of his [Jerzy Skolimowski's] work, nearly half a century after his emergence as a one-man Polish New Wave ...Mazierska eschews a chronological survey in favour of five themed essays . ..this approach allows her to make connections between outwardly disparate films and mount a convincing challenge to the received opinion that there are fundamental differences between his Polish and non-Polish output ...this is an important, desperately overdue book.' Sight & Sound Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Contemporary Cinema, Department of Humanities, University of Central Lancashire. Her publications include Crossing New Europe: The European Road Movie (Wallflower Press, 2006), Dreams and Diaries: The Cinema of Nanni Moretti (Wallflower Press, 2004) and From Moscow to Madrid: Postmodern Cities, European Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2003), all co-authored with Laura Rascaroli and Women in Polish Cinema (Berghahn Books, 2006), co-authored with ElA bieta Ostrowska.