EAN-139780571192809   EAN-13 barcode 9780571192809
Product NameSayles on Sayles (Directors on Directors)
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
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Width5.33 inches    (convert)
Height0.93 inches    (convert)
Length8.47 inches    (convert)
AuthorJohn Sayles
Page Count216
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionJohn Sayles is a filmmaker of many faces: the writer/director of authentically independent films rooted in good talk, character study and social reflection ( The Return of the Secaucus Seven , Baby, It's You , Brother from Another Planet , Matewan , and Passion Fish ). He has also crafted vibrant, sardonic projects for Roger Corman ( Piranha , Alligator and The Lady in Red ), as well as working as a screenwriter-for-hire ( The Hollowing , Apollo 13 ). Recent films such as City of Hope and Lone Star exhibit his great gifts as he follows his characters' complex journeys towards self-honesty and personal truth. Twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, he has also written novels, short stories, a book on low-budget film-making, and created the television series Shannon's Deal . In Sayles on Sayles , Gavin Smith takes Sayles step by step through the trajectory of his career and film-making practice, and in the process illuminates the work of the one of the truly authentic US independent film-makers. Gavin Smith is a contributing editor to Film Comment .
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ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. Originally this was a 10 digit number known as ISBN-10, but has been replaced with a 13 digit version known as ISBN-13 (aka EAN-13) to better fit in with the industry standard product numbering system.

The ISBN system offers a unique numbering system for books and publications of various types. ISBN offers 9 identification digits for each book or publication and one check digit. ISBN-13 expands the available number set by doubling the available numbers. You might think that the extra three digits would more than double the available numbers but ISBN is limited within the EAN-13 numbering system and will always start with 978 or 979 as the first three digits, leaving only 9 more digits for the actual identification digits and again the last digit is the check digit.

Any ISBN-10 number can be converted to ISBN-13. Any ISBN-13 number that starts with 978 can be converted back to ISBN-10. ISBN-13 numbers that start with 979 cannot be converted to ISBN-10.

The conversion process from ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 is a rather simple one. Start with the first 9 digits of the ISBN-10 number, place 978 in front and calculate the new check digit using the standard EAN check digit calculation.

If you want to calculate the check digit for ISBN-10, that is done using a MOD-11 calculation that is very different than the EAN check digit process.


Look at the number above and below the barcode. You will see that except for the last digit in the ISBN number, all of the digits exist in the 13 digit version shown under the barcode right after the 978 and just before the new check digit of 5.

Now you can see how easy it is to convert between ISBN-10 and ISBN-13.