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Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire
Soros
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.
John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography
John Gielgud
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
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
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 The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy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
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.
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670882364
The highly acclaimed biographer of Montgomery Clift turns the light on Marlon Brando, exploring the sexuality, passion, and sensitivity that fueled this film icon's rise to superstardom. 20,000 first printing.
Death at Chappaquiddick
Death at Chappaquiddick
Paperback      ISBN: 0882892495
Draws conclusions from a private investigation of the court proceedings and evidence surrounding the 1969 accident resulting in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne
Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah
Bloody Sam
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
Woody Allen: A Life In Film
Woody Allen
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.
Billy Wilder in Hollywood
Billy Wilder in Hollywood
Paperback      ISBN: 0879100702
A biography of the prominent film director and screenwriter follows him from his days in Germany as a paid escort and dancing partner through his years in Hollywood as an award-winning director