Valerie Taylor an Adventurous Life

Valerie Taylor  an Adventurous Life

From trainee animator to Spielberg, from JAWS to BLUE LAGOON, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.

Author: Valerie Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733641725

Category: Cinematographers

Page: 327

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At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life. Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Elizabeth Kenny's treatment plan; it was two years before she could walk unaided. When Valerie was fifteen, she found work as an animator and moved back to Australia with her family. All the while she thrived on being close to the ocean, and was a keen spear fisher. In the 1950s, she met Ron Taylor and then her real adventures started. Together they sailed all over the world, photographing and filming their travels for magazines, TV and movies, and making many documentaries. Valerie and Ron became interested in conservation, and focused on sharks in particular. They did all the shark work on Jaws, and James Cameron decided he wanted to become a filmmaker because of Valerie and her husband. Valerie is working with the brilliant Ben Mckelvey to share her story of falling in love with the ocean and with her husband, Ron. From trainee animator to Spielberg, from JAWS to BLUE LAGOON, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.
Categories: Cinematographers

Valerie Taylor An Adventurous Life

Valerie Taylor  An Adventurous Life

VALERIE TAYLOR " A strong , inspiring Australian who shows us all the true spirit of adventure . " Jessica Watson , OAM An Adventurous Life The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist , photographer and shark experi .

Author: Valerie Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733641732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Now the focus of a major documentary VALERIE TAYLOR: PLAYING WITH SHARKS, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. From JAWS to BLUE LAGOON and beyond, this is the exceptional and unique life story of pioneering marine conservationist, photographer and shark expert Valerie Taylor. At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life. Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Elizabeth Kenny's treatment plan; it was two years before she could walk unaided. When Valerie was fifteen, she found work as an animator and moved back to Australia with her family. All the while she thrived on being close to the ocean, and was a keen spear fisher. In the 1950s, she met Ron Taylor and then her real adventures started. Together they sailed all over the world, photographing and filming their travels for magazines, TV and movies, and making many documentaries. Valerie and Ron became interested in conservation, and focused on sharks in particular. They did all the shark work on Jaws, and James Cameron decided he wanted to become a filmmaker because of Valerie and her husband. Valerie is working with the brilliant Ben Mckelvey to share her story of falling in love with the ocean and with her husband, Ron. From trainee animator to Spielberg, from JAWS to BLUE LAGOON, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Of Marsupials and Men

Of Marsupials and Men

Valerie Taylor and Ben Mckelvey, Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life – The Remarkable Story of the Trailblazing Ocean Conservationist, Photographer and Shark Expert, Hachette Australia, Sydney, 2019. 'Valerie Taylor interview' ...

Author: Alistair Paton

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781743822487

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Of Marsupials and Men recounts the fascinating and often hilarious history of the men and women who dedicated their lives to understanding Australia’s native animals. To the first European colonists, Australian wildlife was bewildering. Marsupials and gum trees seemed strange and hostile; rabbits, sheep and oak trees were familiar and safe. A bustling animal trade soon developed in both directions: foxes, starlings and other reminders of ‘home’ were unleashed on the Australian landscape, while countless Australian animals found themselves in Europe as stuffed specimens or living curiosities in zoos and private collections. Into this picture stepped a remarkable band of enthusiastic amateurs who were determined to get to know the fauna of the new colony. Equal parts inspiring and outlandish, over the next 150 years they would advance scientific understanding and transform public attitudes to Australian wildlife. From the ‘snake men’ who fearlessly thrust their arms into hollow logs just to see what might happen, to the top-secret plan to smuggle a platypus to Winston Churchill at the height of World War II, these are their stories.
Categories: Nature

Mosul

Mosul

... Literary Award and Australian Book Industry Award for biography; The Commando, which received The Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award for Military History; and Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life (with Valerie Taylor).

Author: Ben Mckelvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780733645426

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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From the best-selling author of The Commando and Born to Fight comes a fascinating investigation of modern warfare that combines methodical research and the fast-paced action of battle with the personal stories of the combatants on both sides of the line. Taking us from the suburbs of western Sydney and Australia's military army bases, to the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, this is a remarkable book that reveals the as-yet untold story of the battle for Mosul and the secret involvement of Australians on both sides of the war - both our Commandos and Australian ISIS fighters. Mosul details the rise of ISIS influence in Australia, the Iran and Australia allegiance to fight Daesh and shows what led up to the battle and the ramifications that are still being felt at home - by our soldiers and the victims of that war. Ben Mckelvey has extraordinary access to SOOCOMD/2COMMANDO units - the most decorated modern Australian fighting unit; ISOF - Iraq's premier fighters; Yazidis women who had been slaves of ISIS; returned Commandos and their devastated families, and explains how petty criminals in Western Sydney became some of our worst jihadists who took their families to Iraq to fight for ISIS. Focusing on the stories of key figures like 2 Commando's Ian Turner and one of Australia's most infamous Jihadist, Khaled Sharrouf, Mckelvey takes us the heart of this brutal battle and brings history to life in an honest, thoughtful and compelling examination of modern warfare. A must-read for anyone interested in modern military history.
Categories: Political Science

LIFE Jaws

LIFE Jaws

LIFE Magazine. director told Ain't It Cool News in 2011. “I was pretty naive about Mother Nature, and the hubris of a ... It was Carl's lack of experience that was a worry,” Valerie Taylor wrote in her 2019 memoir, An Adventurous Life.

Author: LIFE Magazine

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781547851744

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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In 1975, Steven Spielberg's Jaws transformed the Hollywood landscape, sparked a cultural phenomenon and took a huge bite out of the collective psyche, with the public always wondering what lurked just beneath the surface of the water. The first true summer blockbuster was a masterpiece of the thriller genre, following the terrifying ordeal of a beach community under attack by a monstrous great white shark. This LIFE special issue celebrates the 45th anniversary of this iconic film (which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture) with an in-depth look at Spielberg's revolutionary filmmaking and storytelling techniques, the chaotic making of the movie and its lasting legacy, and why, 45 years later, it's still scary.
Categories: Performing Arts

Australian Westerns in the Fifties

Australian Westerns in the Fifties

Valerie Taylor, An Adventurous Life, Sydney: Hachette Australia, 2019, pp. 27–30. 143. Ibid. 144. 'Cast from Abroad: ATN-7 Revue: Stunt Men,' The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1961, p. 28. 145. Grahame Ware, Telephone interview with ...

Author: Derham Groves

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031128837

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 165

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Australian Western in the Fifties: Kangaroo, Hopalong Cassidy on Tour, and Whiplash looks at Australian Westerns from three points of view—film, personal appearance, and television at the beginning, middle, and end of the 1950s, the American Western’s golden age. It looks at three significant but “forgotten” cases: (1) Kangaroo: The Australian Story, the first Technicolor film made in Australia, produced by the Hollywood movie studio 20th Century Fox, directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Lewis Milestone, starring Maureen O’Hara, Peter Lawford, and Richard Boone. (2) The successful goodwill tour of Australia by the Hollywood actor William Boyd who played the film, radio, and television cowboy Hopalong Cassidy. (3) The British-American produced black-and-white TV series Whiplash, made in Australia and starring the Hollywood actor Peter Graves. The American filmmakers’ ignorance of Australia meant they learned the hard way there was more to Australian Westerns than simply replacing the prairie with the bush, bison with kangaroos, and Native Americans with Aboriginals. Indeed, the depiction of place and the presentation of Aboriginal culture are two of the most intriguing aspects of Australian Westerns. In retelling the filmmakers’ stories, a unique picture of the Australian film and television industry and everyday life during the 1950s is revealed.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Adventurous Life

An Adventurous Life

From trainee animator to Spielberg, from JAWS to BLUE LAGOON, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.

Author: Valerie Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0369334221

Category: Cinematographers

Page: 426

View: 548

At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life. Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Elizabeth Kenny's treatment plan; it was two years before she could walk unaided. When Valerie was fifteen, she found work as an animator and moved back to Australia with her family. All the while she thrived on being close to the ocean, and was a keen spear fisher. In the 1950s, she met Ron Taylor and then her real adventures started. Together they sailed all over the world, photographing and filming their travels for magazines, TV and movies, and making many documentaries. Valerie and Ron became interested in conservation, and focused on sharks in particular. They did all the shark work on Jaws, and James Cameron decided he wanted to become a filmmaker because of Valerie and her husband. Valerie is working with the brilliant Ben Mckelvey to share her story of falling in love with the ocean and with her husband, Ron. From trainee animator to Spielberg, from JAWS to BLUE LAGOON, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.
Categories: Cinematographers

Great Shark Writings

Great Shark Writings

Valerie Taylor, Ron Taylor Peter Goadby. Poli seems to lead an adventurous life . His book is fast - moving and exciting . He is a man who takes life in his stride and has the capacity to make people feel and see what he saw and felt ...

Author: Valerie Taylor

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822028686459

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 807

With Peter Goadby The classic collection of shark writings, both fiction and non-fiction - with selections from Peter Matthiessen, Arthur C Clarke, and Ernest Hemingway. This is the first volume ever to present a large selection of the literature and lore surrounding these awesome creatures of the sea, and includes the most famous shark encounters of all time, as well as the amazing discoveries of such famous scientists as William Beebe and Eugene Clark, shark legends of Polynesia and India and stories from the sets of films Jaws-
Categories: Nature

Blue Wilderness

Blue Wilderness

Author: Ron Taylor

Publisher: Fourth Day Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822025969742

Category: Nature

Page: 180

View: 902

Denizens of the deep leap from the pages of this lavish photo book. Readers share the seas with a fabulous cast of marine characters. With 40 years of experience in shooting oceanic wildlife--and boasting a specialty in sharks--the two have compiled an impressive portfolio. 119 color photos. reviews in New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Featured on PBS and the Discovery Channel.
Categories: Nature

A Foreign Affair

A Foreign Affair

A Passionate Life in Four Languages Valerie Barnes, Valérie Taylor-Bouladon. Chapter 14 Maffaria y affair with ... It was the first time I had dared to invite him to my home and I felt very adventurous . I had planned an ambitious meal ...

Author: Valerie Barnes

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1863253750

Category: Translators

Page: 308

View: 385

'Walking along the drab, grey streets past bomb craters and piles of rubble, I day-dreamed about a more romantic world where people spoke exotic languages, played music, and sang and danced with passion.' Trapped in the austerity of post-war London, 20-year-old Valerie Barnes dreamt of the good times promised by the wartime songs. Then two chance meetings catapulted her into a high-flying career at the UN in Geneva and the arms of a glamorous Frenchman... Joining an elite breed of independent women who travelled the world in the 1950s and 1960s, Valerie lived a jetset life as an interpreter, working in exotic locales and rubbing shoulders with prime ministers and presidents. At the same time she was juggling a Swiss chalet home, three children and a love- rat of a husband back in Geneva. But whatever Valerie did, she threw herself into it with zest. From dancing flamenco to being kidnapped in Cairo, wooed as wife number 14 by an African president or falling for a passionate Pole, Valerie's tales from home and abroad make A FOREIGN AFFAIR a lively, funny, utterly delightful memoir.
Categories: Translators