Risky Business

This book is essential for those interested in communications, popular culture, and social change.

Risky Business

Risky Business

The role of motion pictures in the popularity of rock music became increasingly significant in the latter twentieth century. Rock music and its interaction with film is the subject of this significant book that re-examines and extends Serge Denisoff's pioneering observations of this relationship.Prior to Saturday Night Fever rock music had a limited role in the motion picture business. That movie's success, and the success of its soundtrack, began to change the silver screen. In 1983, with Flashdance, the situation drastically evolved and by 1984, ten soundtracks, many in the pop/rock genre, were certified platinum. Choosing which rock scores to discuss in this book was a challenging task. The authors made selections from seminal films such as The Graduate, Easy Rider, American Grafitti, Saturday Night Fever, Help!, and Dirty Dancing. However, many productions of the period are significant not because of their success, but because of their box office and record store failures.Risky Business chronicles the interaction of two major mediums of mass culture in the latter twentieth century. This book is essential for those interested in communications, popular culture, and social change.

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Risky Business
Language: en
Pages: 801
Authors: William D. Romanowski
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-28 - Publisher: Routledge

The role of motion pictures in the popularity of rock music became increasingly significant in the latter twentieth century. Rock music and its interaction with film is the subject of this significant book that re-examines and extends Serge Denisoff's pioneering observations of this relationship.Prior to Saturday Night Fever rock music
RISKY BUSINESS
Language: en
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Authors: Jane Sullivan, Yoshiko Hanatsu
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-09 - Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

When the man in the photo sees himself framed on her desk, he asks a stunned Rachel when they got married. They aren’t actually married?she just told everyone that to get her job. A little white lie. But now this man she slept with half a year ago is going
Risky Business in China
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: J. Gordon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-29 - Publisher: Springer

Risk is a major reason that companies fail in, or fail to enter, China. Packed with case studies, this unique book demonstrates how correctly applied due diligence can not only reduce business risk in China, but also provide excellent business intelligence to support negotiations and business relationships.
Ethnography as Risky Business
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Kees Koonings, Dirk Kruijt, Dennis Rodgers
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-26 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Ethnography as Risky Business addresses how to carry out ethnographic fieldwork on socio-political conflict and collective violence with a focus on the global south. Drawing on real-life case studies, it reflects on key methodological problems and the ethical and personal challenges faced when conducting and reporting on "risky" ethnography.
Risky Business
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Ronald M. Pavalko
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

Examines sociological perspectives on gambling and the history of gambling in the United States from colonial times through the new millennium.

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