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.
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
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
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.
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 The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy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.
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.