June 2017 – New Arrivals

Dear readers, here are some of the new arrivals at the library@esplanade in June. For more titles, do visit our library or browse our catalogue.

(All summaries and covers are from publishers/catalogue unless otherwise stated)

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FILM

The Eagle Huntress
Director: Otto Bell   
Call No.: Others 305.235082 EAG-[ART]
Rating: PG
Formats available: DVD/ Blu-Ray
Summary:
Follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.

The Beauty Inside
Director: Jong-Yeol Baek
Call No.: Others 791.4372 BEA -[ART]
Rating: PG13
Formats available: DVD
Summary:
Every morning, Woo-jin wakes up in a different body. His age, gender, and nationality may change, but the one constant in his life is Yi-soo – the woman he loves. She knows his secret, and loves him anyway. With every transformation, Woo-jin has to figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.

Jeruzalem

Director: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
Call No.: English 791.4372 JER -[ART]
Rating: M18
Formats available: DVD
Summary:
Two American girls on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them.

Elle
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Call No.: Others 791.4372 ELL -[ART]
Rating: M18
Formats available: DVD/Blu-Ray
Summary:
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game–a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

The Whole Truth

Director: Courtney Hunt
Call No.: English 791.4372 WHO-[ART]
Rating: NC16
Formats available: DVD/Blu-Ray
Summary:
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle tries to dig deeper.

The Eyes of My Mother
Director: Nicolas Pesce
Call No.: English 791.4372 EYE -[ART]
Rating: M18
Formats available: DVD/Blu-Ray
Summary:
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. But after a shocking event shatters their idyllic life, the young girl must cope with the nightmarish repercussions that echo into adulthood. As she matures, it becomes clear that this beautiful but dangerous young woman has some very peculiar desires.

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MUSIC

Uncharted / The Piano Guys

Creator(s): Piano Guys (Musical group), Arranger of music, Composer
Call No.: English 786.2163 PIA -[ART]
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, [2016]
Format: Music Score, Piano solo / Optional Violin
Summary:
Matching folio to the Piano Guys’ 2016 release featuring 11 new tracks. This songbook features piano solo arrangements with an optional pull-out violin part.

Titles include: Fight Song/Amazing Grace • A Sky Full of Stars • Hello/Lacrimosa • Okay • Themes from Pirates of the Caribbean • Celloopa • Jungle Book/Sarabande • Holding On • Can’t Stop the Feeling • Uncharted

The James Horner collection

Creator(s): James Horner, Composer
Call No.: English 782.421542 HOM -[ART]
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, [2016]
Format: Music Score for voice and piano, or piano solo. Staff notation; Chord symbols; Guitar chord diagrams.
Summary:
The late James Horner composed music for over 100 films, winning two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.

This collection features 20 themes from iconic movies such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, and Titanic arranged for piano, voice and guitar: Becoming Spider-Man • Cocoon (Theme) • Courage Under Fire (Theme) • Theme from Field of Dreams • I See You (Theme from Avatar) • The Land Before Time – End Credits • My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic) • Somewhere Out There • Star Trek® II – The Wrath of Khan • Then You Look at Me • Where Are You Christmas? • and more.

La La Land : music from the motion picture soundtrack / music by Justin Hurwitz ; lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Creator(s): Justin Hurwitz, Composer; Benj Pasek, Lyricist; Justin Paul, Lyricist
Call No.: English 782.14 HUR -[ART]
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, [2017]
Format: Music Score, Piano/Vocal/Guitar
Summary:
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

This matching folio features 10 piano/vocal/guitar arrangements from the award-winning soundtrack featuring original songs by Justin Hurwitz with lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

The Real Pop Book : Volume I, C instruments

Call No.: Others 782.42164 REA -[ART]
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, [2016]
Format: Music Score
Summary:
The Real Book series isn’t just for jazzers anymore! This collection features over 200 pop mainstays of modern repertoire laid out in the favored Real Book style.

Songs include: Addicted to Love • All She Wants to Do Is Dance • American Pie • Bad Day • Billie Jean • Bohemian Rhapsody • Bridge over Troubled Water • Cat’s in the Cradle • Clocks • Dancin’ in the Moonlight • Every Breath You Take • Eye of the Tiger • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) • Hallelujah • Hey Jude • Hey, Soul Sister • Hotel California • I Will Remember You • Imagine • Jar of Hearts • Leaving on a Jet Plane • Let It Go • Losing My Religion • Love Shack • Piano Man • Roar • Rolling in the Deep • Some Nights • Start Me Up • Summer of ’69 • Tears in Heaven • You’re So Vain • You’ve Got a Friend • and more!

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March 2017 – New Arrivals

Dear readers, here are some of the new arrivals at the library@esplanade in March. For more titles, do visit our library or browse our catalogue.

(All summaries and covers are from publishers/catalogue unless otherwise stated)

THEATRE

Mary Page Marlowe
Creator(s): Tracy Letts
Call No.: English 812.6 LET
Publisher: London :New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2016
Format: Book
Summary:
Known for his complex portrayals of the human psyche, Tracy Letts’ new play expands what at first appears to be an intimate snapshot of one woman’s seemingly ordinary life into a grand and elaborate manifest, complete with different versions of the same woman at various stages of her life. In a series of elegant, nonlinear scenes spanning the years from 1946 all the way to 2015, the play hopscotches through Mary Page Marlowe’s quiet existence as an accountant from Ohio-complicating the notion of what it means to lead a “simple life.”

Theatre
Creator(s): Robin Loon, Kok Heng Leun, Zizi Azah Binte Abdul Majid, Vadivalagan Shanamuga
Call No.: English 792.095957 LOO
Publisher: Singapore : Institute of Policy Studies : Straits Times Press Pte Ltd, [2016]
Format: Book
Summary:
This book surveys the beginnings, evolution and current state of theatre in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil against the backdrop of Singapore’s rise as a nation and as a cultural polity. It examines issues of regulation, cultural-linguistic imperatives, and the use of theatre as a mirror, asking the nation and its people to reflect on themselves and their contexts.

Drama education and dramatherapy : Exploring the space between disciplines 
Creator(s): Clive Holmwood
Call No.: English 792.071 HOL -[ART]
Publisher: London : Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Routledge, 2016.
Format: Book
Summary:
Dramatherapy is increasingly being used in schools and educational establishments as a way of supporting young people’s emotional needs. This book examines the space between drama education and Dramatherapy exploring the questions: Does a therapist teach? When does the role of the drama teacher border on that of therapist? How do these two professions see and understand each other and the roles they play?

This book will be of interest to those involved in using drama in an educational or therapeutic context, including: drama teachers, arts therapists, teachers of arts therapy and researchers within wider arts, applied arts and educational faculties within colleges and universities.

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FILM

Mia Madre
Director: Nanni Moretti
Call No.: Others 791.4372 MIA -[ART]
Rating: PG13
Formats available: DVD/ Blu-Ray
Summary:
A harried filmmaker tries to juggle the demands of her latest movie with a personal life in shambles. The star of her film, a bombastic American actor imported for the production, presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her mother’s illness progresses and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant.

Captain Fantastic
Director: Matt Ross
Call No.: English 791.4372 CAP -[ART]
Rating: M18
Formats available: DVD/ Blu-Ray
Summary:
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he’s taught them.

War Dogs
Director: Todd Phillips
Call No.: English 791.4372 WAR -[ART]
Rating: M18
Formats available: DVD/ Blu-Ray
Summary:
Two friends in their early twenties living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military.

Bridget Jones’s baby
Director: Sharon Maguire
Call No.: English 791.4372 BRI -[ART]
Rating: NC16
Formats available: DVD/Blu-Ray
Summary:
Bridget is forty-something and single again after breaking up with Mark Darcy. She decides to focus on her job and surround herself with old friends and some new ones. But her love life takes a turn when she meets a dashing American named Jack. In an unlikely twist, Bridget finds herself pregnant but she can only be fifty percent sure of the father’s identity.

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MUSIC

She loves me : 2016 Broadway cast recording : a romantic-ish musical comedy
Creator(s): Jerry Bock (composer); Joe Masteroff (librettist); Sheldon Harnick (lyricist)
Call No.: English 782.14 BOC -[ART]
Publisher: New York : Ghostlight Records, 2016
Format: Music CD
Summary:
Based on the same story that inspired the hit movie You Got Mail, the revival of the hit musical features Tony Award-nominated performances from Jane Krakowski, Laura Benanti, and Zachary Levi.

La La Land : original motion picture soundtrack
Creator(s): Justin Hurwitz (composer, instrumentalist); Benj Pasek (lyricist);
Justin Paul (lyricist)
Call No.: English 781.542 HUR -[ART]
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Interscope Records, 2016
Format: Music CD
Contents:
Another day of sun — Someone in the crowd — Mia & Sebastian’s theme — A lovely night — Herman’s habit — City of stars — Planetarium — Summer montage ; Madeline — City of stars — Start a fire / John Legend — Engagement party — Audition (The fools who dream) — Epilogue — The end — City of stars (humming).

Time : space
Creator(s): Charlie Lim (composer, singer)
Call No.: English 782.421644 LIM -[ART]
Publisher: Singapore : Universal Music, 2016
Format: Music CD
Contents:
Intro — Blah blah blues — Choices — Bitter — Light breaks in — Conspiracy — Knots — Nothing more cruel — I only tell the truth — Outro.

Trolls : original motion picture soundtrack
Creator(s):  Justin Timberlake (composer, performer)
Call No.: English 781.542 TRO -[ART]
Publisher: New York : Villa 40 : RCA Records, 2016
Format: Music CD
Contents:
Soundtrack for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls features new music from Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani. – Source: publisher

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DANCE

The Aging Body in Dance: a cross-cultural perspective
Creator(s): Nanako Nakajima (editor); Gabriele Brandstetter (editor)
Call No.: English 792.8 AGI -[ART]
Publisher: Berlin : Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Format: Book
Summary:
The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility.

Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers, dancers and directors from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Anna Halprin and Roemeo Castellucci to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda. They draw a fascinating comparison between youth-oriented Western cultures and dance cultures like Japan’s, where aging performers are celebrated as part of the country’s living heritage.

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