Borat

Title proper appears as Cyrillic letters that would be transliterated "Voi︠a︡dt", although intended to be read as Latin script name "Borat"
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The Grip of Film

Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking to people about film: whether a comely student with low confidence and a father complex, a Studio 'development' exec who doesn't trust his own judgement, or the countless people Gordy LaSure's encountered in his capacity as the web moderator on an Excessive Sweating Discussion Forum. Gordy LaSure's alwaystalking about films and how they'd be a shit ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible?How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) areany good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots...
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TheOberonBookofComicMonologues forWomen

Hot on the heels of her bestselling first volume of Comic Monologues for Women, Katy Wix has written another forty brand-spanking new speeches. Finding original and amusing material to perform can be a daunting task, especially for women. This second collection of comic monologues provides female performers with even more choice and opportunity to shine. Take your pick from a wide range of warm and witty characters of various age ranges. Each monologue has a running time of two to three minutes.
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The Queen

Named one of the New York Times' 14 books to watch out for in May Slate editor Josh Levin's masterful account of the life and crimes of America's original welfare queen is "an invaluable work of nonfiction." (David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon) On the South Side of Chicago in 1974, Linda Taylor reported a phony burglary, concocting a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. The detective who checked it out soon discovered she was a welfare cheat who drove a Cadillac to collect ill-gotten government checks. And that was just the beginning: Taylor, it turned out, was also a kidnapper, and possibly a murderer. A desperately ill teacher, a combat-traumatized Marine, an elderly woman hungry for companionship-after Taylor came into their lives, all three ended up dead under suspicious circumstances. But nobody-not the journalists who touted...
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The Wrong Boy

The Dewsbury Desperadoes are on their way to Pontefract for a gig at the Allied Butchers' & Architects' Club. The Girl with the Chestnut Eyes is on her way to somewhere. And Raymond is heading for Gulag Grimshy.Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. His dad left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo; his fun-hating grandma believes she should have married Jean-Paul Sartre: '1 could never read his books, but y' could tell from his picture, there was nothing frivolous about John-Paul Sartre.' Felonious Uncle Jason and Appalling Aunty Paula are lusting after the satellite dish; frogs are flattened on Failsworth Boulevard; and Sickening Sonia's being sick in the majestic cathedral of words.Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. Until, on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, the Flytrapping craze begins and, for Raymond and his mam, nothing is ever quite so normal again.In Raymond, prize-winning and internationally acclaimed playwright Willy Russell has created an unforgettable character to rival his Shirley Valentine and educated Rita. The Wrong Boy is his extraordinary first novel.
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Damsels in Distress

This is a trilogy of plays by the most performed playwright in the world, all set in a flat in Docklands. Lynette's teenage daughter comes up with a surprising way to save the family finances. A night of passion takes a mysterious and dangerous turn. An important family occasion is thrown into chaos by the arrival of some uninvited guests.
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Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals

From the creator of Peep ShowIt's 1994 and a gang of good-hearted young people set off in a Ford Transit van armed with several sacks of rice and a half-written play. Their aim is to light a beacon of peace across the Balkans and, very probably, stop the war.Andrew would love to stop the war. But what he'd also love to do – perhaps even more than stop the war – is sleep with Penny. Does Penny like him though? Or does she love Simon, Andrew's rival, an irritatingly authentic Geordie poet? Or Shannon, the fierce, inspiring American leader of the troupe? And how will this all play out in a war-zone where all the rules have been abandoned?
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A Matter of Marriage

Debut novelist Lesley Jørgensen delivers a rich, funny delight of a novel in which the "marriage plot" is on dazzling display. But as scandals, secrets, culture clashes, and misunderstandings abound—how will anyone find time for love? Mrs. Begum is the doting, anxious mother of three grown children—Tariq, an art curator with a secret he's not quite ready to share with his parents; her baby, Shunduri, the pampered princess of the family; and her daughter Rohimum, who has returned home to rural England in shame. Mrs. Begum is determined to marry them off, and marry them off well. But where to start? Mrs. Begum's husband, the fastidious, stuffy Dr. Choudhury, has moved the family to a cottage on the grounds of Bourne Abbey, a grand but crumbling estate whose restoration he is overseeing. There, the Choudhury family lives alongside the estate's youngish heirs—Henry and Richard. The Bournes and the Choudhurys are equally snared...
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