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David O. Russell

Interviews

by Holly Willis

<p>David O. Russell (b. 1958) boasts a diverse body of work as a writer and director, spanning multiple genres and featuring radically differing aesthetic styles. While his early work comically explored taboo subjects with unerring directness, ...

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Days of Twilight, Nights of Frenzy

A Memoir

by Werner Schroeter & Claudia Lenssen

<p>Werner Schroeter was a leading figure of New German Cinema. In more than forty films made between 1967 and 2008, including features, documentaries, and shorts, he ignored conventional narrative, creating instead dense, evocative collages of ...

ISBN: 9780226019253

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de Toth on de Toth

by Anthony Slide

This book provides a fascinating survey of the career of one of Hollywood's great mavericks. In his memoir <b>Fragments</b>, Andre de Toth took his readers on a roller coaster ride through his life. He gave scant mention to his film work. In ...

ISBN: 9780571261338

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Fred Schepisi

Interviews

by Tom Ryan

<p>In the <em>New Yorker</em>, Stephen Schiff has described Fred Schepisi (b. 1939) as &quot;probably the least-known great director working in the mainstream American cinema--a master storyteller with a serenely muscular style that can make ...

ISBN: 9781496811486

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Great British Movies

The Best British Films to Watch, 1929 - 2005

by Don Shiach

<p>Which British movies are the best that this country has produced? In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures ...

ISBN: 9781843447504

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HOLLYWOOD GOSSIPS The good, the bad, and the ugly!

by Tracy Cooper

<p data-version="1.1">SUMMARY</p><p/><p>What’s all the rage in Hollywood? Who did the most outrageous things in 2013 and were arrested for drunk driving? Who got married and which stars split up? Stars who make it big and the paparazzi who make ...

ISBN: 9781516372645

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In Concert

by Carl Vigeland

<p>An intimate, moving, dramatic story about the musicians in a great orchestra who make music come alive in performance and recording. The musicians here are members of the fabled Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Seiji Ozawa, during ...

ISBN: 9781504033749

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Jacques Demy

by Waldron Darren

<p>Saccharine for some, poignant for others, Jacques Demy's 'enchanted' world is familiar to generations of French audiences accustomed to watching Christmas repeats of his fairytale Peau d'âne (1970) or seeing Catherine Deneuve and Françoise ...

ISBN: 9781526111340

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Jafar Panahi

Interviews

by Drew Todd

<p>Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (b. 1960) is as famous for his remarkable films as for his courageous defiance of Iran’s state censorship. Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film debut, <em>The White Balloon</em>, the ...

ISBN: 9781496823212

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John Cassavetes

Interviews

by Gabriella Oldham

<p>American filmmaker John Cassavetes (1929-1989) made only nine independent films during a quarter century, but those films affected the cinema culture of the 1960s to the 1980s in unprecedented ways. With a close nucleus of actors and crew ...

ISBN: 9781496806703

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Julien Duvivier

by Ben McCann

<p>This book is the first ever English-language study of Julien Duvivier (1896-1967), once considered one of the world's great filmmakers. It provides new contextual and analytical readings of his films that identify his key themes and ...

ISBN: 9781526107626

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Krzysztof Kieslowski

Interviews

by Renata Bernard & Steven Woodward

<p>Krzysztof Kieslowski's untimely death came at the height of his career, after his <em>Three Colors</em> trilogy of films garnered international acclaim (and an Oscar nomination), and he had been proclaimed Europe's most important filmmaker by

ISBN: 9781626745742

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Laurent Cantet

by Martin O'Shaughnessy

<p>Laurent Cantet is of one France's leading contemporary directors. In a series of important films, including Human Resources, Time Out, Heading South, The Class and Foxfire, he takes stock of the modern world from the workplace, through the ...

ISBN: 9781784992101

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Margarethe von Trotta

Interviews

by Monika Raesch

<p>Margarethe von Trotta (b. 1942) entered the film industry in the only way she could in the 1960s--as an actress. Throughout her career, von Trotta added thirty-two acting credits to her name; however, these credits came to a halt in 1975. Her

ISBN: 9781496815620

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Martin Scorsese

Interviews, Revised and Updated

by Robert Ribera

<p>Martin Scorsese (b. 1942) has long been considered one of America's greatest cinematic storytellers. Over the last fifty years he has created some of the most iconic moments in American film, never afraid to confront controversial issues with

ISBN: 9781496809247

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Michael Curtiz

A Life in Film

by Alan K. Rode

<p>Academy Award--winning director Michael Curtiz (1886--1962) -- whose best-known films include <em>Casablanca</em> (1942), <em>Yankee Doodle Dandy</em> (1942), <em>Mildred Pierce</em> (1945) and <em>White Christmas</em> (1954) -- was in many ...

ISBN: 9780813173962

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Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary

by Jennifer L. Borda, Christine Harold, Brian L. Ott & others

<p>Not afraid to tackle provocative topics in American culture, from gun violence and labor policies to terrorism and health care, Michael Moore has earned both applause and invective in his career as a documentarian. In such polarizing films as

ISBN: 9780809334087

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Orson Welles in Focus

Texts and Contexts

by James N. Gilmore & Sidney Gottlieb

<p>Through his radio and film works, such as <em>The War of the Worlds</em> and <em>Citizen Kane</em>, Orson Welles became a household name in the United States. Yet Welles’s multifaceted career went beyond these classic titles and included ...

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Oscar Micheaux and His Circle

African-American Filmmaking and Race Cinema of the Silent Era

by Pearl Bowser, Jane Marie Gaines & Charles Musser

<p>Oscar Micheaux—the most prolific African American filmmaker to date and a filmmaking giant of the silent period—has finally found his rightful place in film history. Both artist and showman, Micheaux stirred controversy in his time as he ...

ISBN: 9780253021557

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Palaces of Memory

American Composer Diane Thome on her Life and Music

by Diane Thome

Palaces of Memory is the story of a pioneer in the music world – the first woman to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Music and the first woman to compose computer-synthesized music. Much has been written about Dr. Thome, now ...

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