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Three Films: Smoke/Blue in the Face/Lulu on the Bridge
Three Films
Smoke/Blue in the Face/Lulu on the Bridge
Paperback      ISBN: 0312423144
02 From The New York Trilogy to The Book of Illusions, Paul Auster's novels have earned him a reputation as "one of American's most spectacularly inventive writers." Here, published together for the first time, are the screenplays of the three films he made in the 1990s. Smoke (starring Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, and Stockard Channing) tells the story of a novelist, a cigar store manager, and a black teenager who unexpectedly cross paths and end up changing each other's lives in indelible ways. Set in contemporary Brooklyn, Smoke directly inspired Blue in the Face, a largely improvised comedy shot in a total of six days. A film unlike any other it stars Harvey Keitel, with featured performances by Roseanne, Lily Tomlin, Lou Reed, and Michael J. Fox. Lulu on the Bridge (Auster's solo directorial debut, again starring Harvey Keitel, with Mira Sorvino, Willem Dafoe, and Vanessa Redgrave) opens with the accidental shooting of jazz musician Izzy Maurer during a performance in a New York club. Izzy is then led on a journey into the strange and sometimes frightening labyrinth of his soul. Both thriller and fairy tale, Lulu on the Bridge is above all a story about the redemptive powers of love. From The New York Trilogy to The Book of Illusions, Paul Auster's novels have earned him a reputation as "one of American's most spectacularly inventive writers." Here, published together for the first time, are the screenplays of the three films he made in the 1990s. Smoke (starring Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, and Stockard Channing) tells the story of a novelist, a cigar store manager, and a black teenager who unexpectedly cross paths and end up changing each other's lives in indelible ways. Set in contemporary Brooklyn, Smoke directly inspired Blue in the Face, a largely improvised comedy shot in a total of six days. A film unlike any other it stars Harvey Keitel, with featured performances by Roseanne, Lily Tomlin, Lou Reed, and Michael J. Fox. Lulu on the Bridge (Auster's solo directorial debut, again starring Harvey Keitel, with Mira Sorvino, Willem Dafoe, and Vanessa Redgrave) opens with the accidental shooting of jazz musician Izzy Maurer during a performance in a New York club. Izzy is then led on a journey into the strange and sometimes frightening labyrinth of his soul. Both thriller and fairy tale, Lulu on the Bridge is above all a story about the redemptive powers of love.
Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art
Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0240803094
The twelve interviews in this book cover all aspects of cinematography from pre-production planning to post-production, special effects, aerial photography, and second unit. Each interview gives a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most popular shots in movies and television shows were lit and captured. Technically and philosophically oriented, Contemporary Cinematographers on Their Art explores the tools, trends, personalities, and professional achievements of contemporary cinematographers, highlighting the behind-the-scenes struggles of the business of making motion pictures. Each chapter delves into the personal challenges, political properties, inter-departmental interactions, and artistic achievements of the artists who bring scripts to life through their choice of cameras, lights, lenses, filters, gels, and other supporting equipment. Covering a variety of film and television genres--from soaps to half-hour sitcoms, to cable and network productions and low- and big-budget features--each interview explores the tools cinematographers use to capture their shots, from traditional equipment to innovative camera and lighting "toys," as well as the integration of mechanical and computer graphic effects. Interviews with prominent, award-winning cinematographers Insight into some of the most popular and innovative movies today Covers all aspects of cinematography, including post-production and special effects
Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey to Magic Kingdoms
Art of Walt Disney
From Mickey to Magic Kingdoms
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810903210
What Is Cinema
What Is Cinema
Paperback      ISBN: 0520000927
The philosophy and unique insights of the late French film critic are revealed in these essays
Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Alice Doesn't
Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema
Paperback      ISBN: 0253203163
"There is hardly a page in this collection of hard-thought and brilliantly written essays that does not yield some new insight." -- Hayden White "... de Lauretis's writing is brisk and refreshingly lucid." -- International Film Guide
Film School Confidential: The Insider's Guide to Film Schools
Film School Confidential
The Insider's Guide to Film Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 0399523391
Evaluates twenty-six film school programs in the United States, offers tips on the application and admission process, and includes comments from students and faculty
Marilyn: The Classic
Marilyn
The Classic
Hardcover      ISBN: 0883657317
Part biography, part pictorial retrospective, this informative volume captures all of the magic, all of the subtleties of the screen legend's beauty, vulnerability, and love affair with the camera.
Lynch on Lynch
Lynch on Lynch
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0571195482
David Lynch erupted on to the cinema landscape with Eraserhead, establishing himself as one of the most original, imaginative and truly personal directors at work in contemporary cinema. He is a surrealist in the tradition of the great Spanish film-maker, Luis Bunuel. Over the course of a career that includes films such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and the TV series Twin Peaks, David Lynch has remained true to a vision of the innocent lost in darkness and confusion. In this volume, David Lynch speaks openly not only about his movies, but also about the full range of his many activities: a life-long commitment to painting; his continuing work in photography; his extensive work in television; and the musical collaborations with Julee Cruise and Angelo Badalamenti.
A Cinema of Loneliness 2nd Ed.
A Cinema of Loneliness 2nd Ed.
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0195053907
Places the films of five contemporary directors in an ideological perspective that illuminates their relationship to one another and their commentary on American society and man's isolation
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