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Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles
Rosebud
The Story of Orson Welles
Paperback      ISBN: 0679772839
A stunning portrait of the life and career of Orson Welles describes his early success in the worlds of radio, theater, and film; the boredom and self-destructive impulses that led to his rapid decline; and his colorful personal life. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
Four Films of Woody Allen
Four Films of Woody Allen
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0394712293
The complete screenplays of Woody Allen's four most recent movies--"Annie Hall," "Interiors," "Manhattan," and "Stardust Memories"--are accompanied by stills from each
About John Ford...
About John Ford...
Paperback      ISBN: 0859650146
The career of John Ford, considered by some to be America’s greatest film director, spanned nearly half a century. With masterpieces like Stagecoach, The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Searchers, he was one of the world’s most popular filmmakers and one of the most universally admired. About John Ford is a critical interpretation and a personal tribute. Lindsay Anderson’s comprehensive survey of Ford’s work has the authority of a writer who was himself a distinguished filmmaker, and the portrait that emerges has the vividness and warmth of friendship. “About John Ford leaves no room for challenge.” — David Robinson, The Times (London)
The Making of the African Queen: Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind
The Making of the African Queen
Or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394562720
Recalls her experience of making this popular film, revealing her emotional highs and lows during the filming, her competitiveness, and her insecurities
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Paperback      ISBN: 0140447180
Presents the story of Italian sculptor Benvenuto Cellini and provides an account of his flamboyant exploits in the world of Galileo, Michelangelo, and the Medicis, giving a firsthand account of Renaissance Italy.
Marilyn
Marilyn
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805000607
Offering new information about, and strong new insights into, the complex and tragic life of Marilyn Monroe, this biography features photographs of the world-famous movie star taken during the last two months of her life
Joel & Ethan Coen
Joel & Ethan Coen
Paperback      ISBN: 0879109637
An analysis of the Coen oeuvre through O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy escapade. As Ethan Coen says: "We grew up in America, and we tell American stories in American settings within American frames of reference. Perhaps our way of reflecting our system is more comprehensible to non-Americans because they already see the system as something alien." Well illustrated.
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
Alfred Hitchcock
A Life in Darkness and Light
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 006039322x
A portrait of the iconic filmmaker traces his six-decade career and numerous works, noting his role in the establishment of industry standards and the characteristics most associated with his persona while offering insight into his private, professional, and family life. 26,000 first printing.
Hitchcock
Hitchcock
Paperback      ISBN: 0671604295
The classic study of the great director and his films, comprising a series of dialogues between Hitchcock and Truffaut, is fully updated with material on Hitchcock's last years and his final four films
Truffaut
Truffaut
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375400893
Provides a study of the acclaimed French film director, detailing his body of work, the impact of contemporary politics on his films, and his passionate love affairs