In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.
Written by the son of one of the lead scientists involved, this book offers a firsthand account of the development of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine, one of the most important historical events in the world of medicine.
In the Blink of an Eye, Mary Jane Gonzales went from being functional to homebound, independent to dependent. The scariest part was neither she nor the doctors knew why. Join Mary Jane as she recounts the sequence of injuries, the bizarre symptoms, the physical and emotional pain that took over her life, and the eventual diagnosis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS). Discover how Mary Jane coped with the sudden changes in her life and how her friends and family stepped in to help her. 'Who better to write about RSDS than one who has lived through it for twenty-five years, enduring all that encompasses that world, yet never losing the joy of living, loving, and giving. I have been blessed to be a witness to her story of perseverance in pain, patience with provider care, and her glue of laughter and faith that helps her keep it together when it is all coming apart.' —Shirley Bryson, former property manager for Manufactured Housing Communities and long-time friend
One man's battle to get his life back after locked-in stroke left him totally paralysed.Peter Coghlan is an ordinary bloke whose life is transformed, for the second time, after a knock to the head. So begins an extraordinary story of recovery. Peter takes the reader on a journey that will appeal to those who can relate to Peter's circumstances as well as those wanting to understand what it means to be 'Locked-in', what it takes to break free and how to build a new life. A story told in two parts, it is (at times) uncomfortable, drawing the reader into a reality where what happens is not in his control; but Peter's easy dialogue, honesty and irrepressible humour make that journey very well worth taking with him. Be prepared to laugh, cringe and cry. His story offers some answers, but also raises many questions about the obstacles to overcome and what 'success' can look and feel like, as well as shining a light on how society can view people with disabilities. Despite many setbacks and difficulties, at the heart of this story is an acknowledgement of the sacrifices he and others made, with a deep appreciation of the love, care and professionalism shown by those helping him along the way to becoming Peter Coghlan - reborn.
A talented young scientist unlocks the secrets of nature's "Big Bang" 550 million years ago, speculating that the ability to see created a proliferation of life--and variety of life--across the planet. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Story of Mia Austin and Her Triumph over Locked-In Syndrome
Author: Mia L Austin
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
My name is Mia Austin. I have locked-in syndrome after having a stroke at the age of twenty-one. This is a book like no other. Its short snippets of what I can remember of my journey from the night before my accident, through to each ward I was thrown into, and finally, my coming home and getting my life back. Expect laughs, amazement, and surprises. Warning: this girl has attitude!
Release on 2009-06-25 | by Hasso and Catherine von Bredow
An Inspiring And True Story Of Enduring Love
Author: Hasso and Catherine von Bredow
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The heartbreaking true story of a love that transcended tragedy. On 1 May 2000 Hasso von Bredow's life was forever changed. The young and active father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him totally paralysed and unable to speak. With his mind as cognitive and as active as it had always been, his body became his painful prison. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is Hasso's moving and life-affirming memoir. At 42 Hasso had to come to terms with a life 'locked in', being dependent on others for every breath, but worst of all, losing his most precious of possessions: his voice. The only way Hasso could communicate with the world was by blinking his eyes. And using coded blinking and state of the art technology, he wrote this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine.