What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of writing a book?
Im going to be 1% honest here My favorite part of writing a book is watching the sales numbers climb in the first week it out. It still odd to me that people will pay to read something I wrote. I feel the same way about teaching too sometimes. You want me to read this book at the same time these kids read it then talk about it with them? Is this really a job? I mean anyone can do this. It easy and even fun if you let it be. italic Perhaps that because teaching is my second career and my first career retail management felt very much like a real job. I wasn excited to go to work every morning. I was exhausted at the end of the day. Not so much with teaching. But that not really about the writing of the book but the publishing. As far as the writing itself my favorite thing is figuring out the best way to put my experiences into words. It like a movie I can see in my mind because I lived it but I have to describe it for people who weren there to experience it themselves. It a fun mental challenge. My least favorite aspect of writing a book is the editing. I get edit suggested a lot on Quora usually for little misspellings. I edited this whole book then sent preview copies to the co-authors and they found at least 1 mistakes that I missed. When you read something dozens of times you just start to skip over mistakes. That why people hire professional editors I suppose. This answer is from a question submitted during my question session on my new book which is available here italic A Comedy of (Classroom) Errors Matthew Bates Lesley Barklay Dave Consiglio K. P. Gould Timothy Barklay 9781717933881 Books italic s
Why doesn't Apple Numbers have a Save As command?
It doesn need one. You can a new name when you issue the Savemand. This is from Apple support Click anywhere in the spreadsheet window to make it active then choose File Save (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Which is the smartest Indian movie ever made?
As the detail rightly mentions there is a difference between a smart film and a good film. I think a smart Indian film is one which is from an unexplored genre. But its uniqueness doesn'te in the way of making it audience's favorite. I will refrain from exing the ones mentioned in the wiki list. Here are the ones from the list thates in my list toon A Wednesday n Kahaani n Special 26 n 3 idiots n Rang de basanti n Drishyam nNow going to the movies not mentioned there Jaane bhi do Yaaro n This film came at a time (in 8's) when Bollywood was obsessed over melodrama. The standards of this satire is high even for today! If you see this film now you may think the film is full of clichue9s. That's because there are innumerable films which have borrowed from theic scenes of this film. Add to that the talented star cast and the production being done on a shoestring budget this is by far the most smartest Indian film according to me. Lagaan n nWhat do we Indians love the most? Bollywood and Cricket. Whenever there is a merge of these two we go giddy with excitement. Long before IPL was introduced it was this film which had thisbo. Add to that an excellent ensemble well-written script and a marvelous soundtrack by AR Rahman what you get is a cult classic! I bet all of us forgot for a while that we were watching a film not a cricket match during the climax! What was more surprising was even the Oscar jury loved the film! Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Dil Dhadakne Do nThe underlying purpose is same for both these films. On the surface this seems to be an entertainer for its humor quotient. But dive deep inside and you will see Zoya dealing with life and relationships.n This film made us believe Katrina can act. You need further proof? PnThe film changes its track from romance to travelogue toedy to philosophy throughout with utmost coherency. Some credit goes to the actors too.n DDD was almost on the similar page this time dealing with family. Though less entertaining than ZNMD the depth in the writing was seen here too. It could well be a story of a family belonging to some lower class. But keeping a rich setting and putting their characters on a cruise the film ensured that we had a visual treat as we see the strained relationships in a family. You enjoy the visuals and one-liners during the film. But once you are out of the theater you don't stopparing their lives with yours. 36 China town n nOkay so this mighte as a shocker for some. Yes it was inspired from a Hollywood film and yesit had too many plotholes. But when I first watched this film as a kid I found it very gripping and humorous at the same time. The entire film was like a full-onedy but the murder mystery was intact. It was maybe the performances of all the actors crammed in that worked. Even today theic scenes of the film are first-rate. Go Goa Gone n nIndia's first zom was relatively low on budget and not even amercial success. But I still marvel at how did they manage to make those zombies look convincing with such budget constrains. Theedy specially in the first half was excellent. This film could have easily been a Hollywood one because it had none of those clichue9s that would make it Bollywood. For someone like me (who never watched any zombie movie) the film managed to keep me entertained despite entering apletely new genre. I haven't watched many regional films (unfortunately) so they are not in my list.
What are the best classic Hollywood movies of all time?
Every now and then we need a refresher on lost artefacts from the world of movies and works that we should have experienced in case we didn't. Here's a fairly simple list of movies from the last century that we think should be on every Hollywood buff's to-watch list. In no particular order here are some of the best of the lot that you absolutely should watch if you haven't. The Godfather (1972) The first essential on the list is obviously the Francis Ford Coppola classic The Godfather italic starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in their most memorable roles in movie history. Ben-Hur (1959) This 1959 epic historical drama film directed by William Wyler is the most recognisable classic on slavery war and revenge. Psycho (196) The Alfred Hitchcock classic follows the story of deranged Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his psychopathic escapades. Citizen Kane (1941) The Orson Welles directed drama film follows the story of a publishing tycoon and his scandalous life and is a must watch. Apocalypse Now (1979) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now italic is an epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War and one of film history's greatest classics. The Shining (198) Which list isplete without Stanley Kubrik? His 198 horror classic starring Jack Nicholson first bombed at the box office but soon became critics' and researchers' favourite. Pulp Fiction (1994) Directed by Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction italic is considered to be one of his best works and one of the best movies of all time. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Based on the story by Stephen King and directed by Frank Darabont The Shawshank Redemption italic is the classic telling of Andy Dufresne's (Tim Robbins) break out of the Shawshank prison. Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino's writing and directorial debut Reservoir Dogs italic earned him the rabid following that he enjoy's. The neo-crime thriller is a must have on any movie list. 21 A Space Odyssey (1968) Kubrik's most archaic and progressive science fiction work 21 A Space Odyssey italic is a mindbender and a half. Watch with care and let it blow your mind. A Clockwork Orange (1971) Kubrik's dystopian crime film starring Malcolm McDowell was a one-of-a-kind cult film that earned him the grandeur that is attached to his name as a film maker. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) The Jack Nicholson starrer features the story of a prison convict who gets admitted to a psychiatric facility and his subsequent attempt at breaking out. Definitely an engaging watch! Schindler's List (1993) Directed by Steven Spielberg Schindler's List italic is the real story based on the work of Nazi Czech business man Oskar Schindler who saved over 11 Jews from execution which is why we suggest everyone to watch it. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Starring Johnny Depp What's Eating Gilbert Grape italic follows the bitter sweet journey of a young man torn between his love and responsibilities towards his family. The Exorcist (1973) Directed by William Friedkin and based on William Peter Blatty novel The Exorcist italic has been dubbed as one of the scariest horror films of all time. Network (1976) Network italic is a satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet about a fictional television networkpany and their questionable ways. Raging Bull (198) Raging Bull italic is a biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese based on the journey of a middleweight boxer played by Robert De Niro. The Great Dictator (194) A political satireedy-drama film written directed produced and scored by and starring Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator italic probably doesn't need any introduction. Just watch it already.