The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire
Paperback ISBN: 037570549x
The life story of the Open Society philanthropist recounts how he survived World War II in Budapest despite his Jewish ancestry, the ambitions that led to his Wall Street successes, and his role in the fight against totalitarianism and communism. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Authorized Biography
Paperback ISBN: 1557835039
Sir John Guildud's acting career was among the most distinguished of his generation. In a lifetime that lasted nearly a century, he appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions and films, receiving virtually every acting honor given, including an Academy Award for his performance as Hobson the butler in the film Arthur. Now, in this insightful authorized biography, written with unprecedented access to Gielgud's diaries and personal letters, author Sheridan Morley traces not only the actor's career, but gives a refreshingly frank look into Gielgud the man, and how his professional success as an actor often came at the expense of his personal happiness.
The Unkindest Cut
How a Hatchet-Man Critic Made His Own $7,000 Movie and Put It All on His Credit Card
Hardcover ISBN: 0786860901
A film critic and columnist offers a hilarious account of the art of low-budget moviemaking, from conning capital out of investors through his mastery of the essential skills of writing, directing, scoring, casting, and marketing.
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 The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy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.
With Ossie and Ruby
In This Life Together
Paperback ISBN: 0688175821
Published to coincide with the acting couple's fiftieth wedding anniversary, a warm and uplifting autobiography follows their career from Harlem to Hollywood stardom, the ups and downs of their marriage, and their work for civil rights. Reprint.
The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah
Hardcover ISBN: 155611236x
Extensive interviews and research mark a detailed look at the volatile life and brilliant films of legendary director Sam Peckinpah, who has changed the face of modern cinema and influenced a generation of directors
A Life In Film
Paperback ISBN: 1566636027
Woody Allen is a private person who talks about his work infrequently. So it was unprecedented when he recently spoke to the camera about the entire range of his work in an interview with Richard Schickel. Woody talked about how he makes films, why he does it, the roots of this passion in his early life, and his current thinking about the state of his art.