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AMERICAN BEAUTY : (US, Sam Mendes, 1999)
If magazine (Dec 1999-Jan 2000) iss.20 p.23 More info
American beauty : the screenplay
London: Channel 4, 2000.
Down and dirty pictures : Miramax, Sundance and the rise of independent film / Peter Biskind
London: Bloomsbury, 2004.
Call No: 721.3(73) BIS Author: Biskind, Peter Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 24 cm ; 545 p Subject: DIRECTORS. USA; HOLLYWOOD; USA; AWARDS. ACADEMY; INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION; INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION; INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION. USA; DISTRIBUTION. USA; FESTIVALS. PARK CITY. SUNDANCE; MIRAMAX FILMS; AFFLECK, BEN; ALTMAN, ROBERT; ANDERS, ALLISON; ANDERSON, PAUL THOMAS; ANDERSON, WES; ARAKI, GREGG; ARONOFSKY, DARREN; ARTETA, MIGUEL; WEINSTEIN, BOB; WEINSTEIN, HARVEY; ALLEN, WOODY; ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (US, Billy Bob Thornton, 2000); FABULEUX DESTIN D'AMELIE POULAIN, LE (FR/GG, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001); APOSTLE, THE (US, Robert Duvall, 1997); AMERICAN BEAUTY (US, Sam Mendes, 1999); RESERVOIR DOGS (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1992) Summary: In Down and Dirty Pictures, Peter Biskind tells the story of the filmmakers and the independent distributors who revitalised Hollywood in the 1990s. He follows the growth of Sundance from a regional film festival to the premier showcase of independent film that it became, showing how it succeeded almost despite Robert Redford, whose visionary plans were often thwarted by his quixotic personality. He charts the meteoric rise of the controversial Harvey Weinstein, often described as the last mogul who, with his brother Bob, left a trail of carnage in his wake, yet created an Oscar factory that is the envy of the studios. [Taken from inner jacket sleeve]. ISBN: 0747565708 ID2: 341 More info
The men who would be king : an almost epic tale of moguls, movies, and a company called DreamWorks / Nicole LaPorte
Boston ; New York: Mariner Books, 2011.
Call No: 19DRE LAP Author: LaPorte, Nicole Source: US Place: Boston ; New York Publisher: Mariner Books PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xix, 491 pages ; 21 cm Subject: DREAMWORKS SKG; HOLLYWOOD; PRODUCERS; PRODUCTION CENTRES : HOLLYWOOD; EISNER, MICHAEL; GEFFEN, DAVID; KATZENBERG, JEFFREY; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; AMERICAN BEAUTY (US, Sam Mendes, 1999); AMISTAD (US, Steven Spielberg, 1997); PRINCE OF EGYPT, THE (US, Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner & Simon Wells, 1998); SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (US, Steven Spielberg, 1998); SHREK (US, Kelly Asbury & Andrew Adamson, 2001) Summary: "For sixty years, the lineup of Hollywood's major studios varied little. Then came the Circus Maximus created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg (who gave the world The Lion King). Nothing in decades had approached the excitement surrounding the empire called DreamWorks, where hype, glory, and investors vying to kick in billions gave way to blowups, battles, and betrayals worthy of THE GODFATHER. Nicole LaPorte reveals for the first time the delicious truths of what happened behind the scenes. Readers will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte's fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood's bizarre rules of business. We see clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg's troops and Katzenberg's warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, such as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. We see Geffen seducing investors and watch as the studio burns through billions while its rich owners get richer and everybody else suffers. Here is Hollywood - up close, glamorous, and gritty." [TAKEN FROM BOOK BLURB] Notes: Includes index ISBN: 9780547520278 Donation: Simon Wincer More info
Understanding film texts / Patrick Phillips
London: British Film Institute, 2000.
Call No: 512.1 PHI Author: Phillips, Patrick Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xiii, 158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; METHODOLOGY OF FILM CRITICISM; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; COSTUMES; DIALOGUE; EDITING; EXHIBITION; HONG KONG; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; PERCEPTION; REALISM IN FILMS; SPECTATORSHIP; VIRTUAL REALITY; DICAPRIO, LEONARDO; MUNSTERBERG, HUGO; AFTER LIFE (JA, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998); AMERICAN BEAUTY (US, Sam Mendes, 1999); BRONENOSETS POTEMKIN [BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1925); C`EST ARRIVE PRES DE CHEZ VOUS (BE, Remy Belvaux & Andre Bonzel & Benoit Poelvoorde, 1992); E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); FESTEN (DK, Thomas Vinterberg, 1998); JACKIE BROWN (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1997); LOLA RENNT (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); ONCE WERE WARRIORS (NZ, Lee Tamahori, 1994); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SECRETS & LIES (FR/UK, Mike Leigh, 1996); SINNUI YAUMAN (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); CHINESE GHOST STORY, A (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); SLIDING DOORS (US, Peter Howitt, 1998); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996) ISBN: 085170798X; 0851707998(pbk.) LON: 21445642 More info