Woody Allen at Work
The Photographs of Brian Hamill
Hardcover ISBN: 0810919575
A pictorial survey of the filmmaker's career since Annie Hall provides a first-hand look at Allen on the set, on location, and behind and in front of the camera, in more than two hundred photographs and commentary.
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 The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy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.
Last Man Down
A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center
Paperback ISBN: 0425189880
An inside look at the devastating events of September 11, 2001, from the perspective of a high-ranking FDNY officer, describes the rescue efforts at Ground Zero and his personal ordeal of being buried for more than four hours in the rubble of the North Tower. Reprint.
The Kennedy Curse
Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
Paperback ISBN: 0312312938
Traces the misfortunes of the Kennedy family from the 1830s to the present to consider the author's theories about the family's biological inclinations toward trouble, citing such events as Joseph Kennedy's political activities, John Jr.'s marriage to Carolyn Bessette, and Jackie's struggles with anxiety. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0609805533
The author of Katherine Hepburn presents a painstakingly researched, thoroughly documented, searching account of the life, loves, career, and death of Marilyn Monroe, including an examination of her relationship with John F. Kennedy. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Gilda Radner : A Sort of Love Story
Paperback ISBN: 1557832765
In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he "merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head," and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation.