American directors : volume II / Jean-Pierre Coursodon with Pierre Sauvage
New York: McGraw-Hill, c1983.
Call No: 802.25(73) COU vol.2 Author: Coursodon, Jean-Pierre; Sauvage, Pierre Place: New York Publisher: McGraw-Hill PubDate: c1983 PhysDes: 2 v. ; 24 cm Subject: DIRECTORS. USA; ALDRICH, ROBERT; ALLEN, WOODY; ALTMAN, ROBERT; BOETTICHER, BUDD; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; BROOKS, RICHARD; CASSAVETES, JOHN; CASTLE, WILLIAM; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; CORMAN, ROGER; DASSIN, JULES; DE PALMA, BRIAN; DMYTRYK, EDWARD; DONEN, STANLEY; EASTWOOD, CLINT; EDWARDS, BLAKE; FLEISCHER, RICHARD; FRANKENHEIMER, JOHN; FULLER, SAMUEL; HARRINGTON, CURTIS; KAZAN, ELIA; KELLY, GENE; KERSHNER, IRVIN; KUBRICK, STANLEY; LEWIS, JERRY; LOGAN, JOSHUA; LOSEY, JOSEPH; LUMET, SIDNEY; Lupino, Ida; MANKIEWICZ, JOSEPH L.; MINNELLI, VINCENTE; PARRISH, ROBERT; Peckinpah, Sam; PENN, ARTHUR; POLLACK, SYDNEY; POLONSKY, ABRAHAM; RAFELSON, BOB; RAFELSON, BOB; RAY, NICHOLAS; RITCHIE, MICHAEL; ROSSEN, ROBERT; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SIDNEY, GEORGE; SIEGEL, DON; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; STURGES, JOHN; TASHLIN, FRANK; WELLES, ORSON; WISE, ROBERT; ZINNEMANN, FRED Notes: Includes filmographies and indexes ISBN: 0070132623 (pbk. : v. 2) : $8.95; 0070132631 (v. 1) : $13.95; 0070132615 (pbk. : v. 1) : $8.95; 007013264X (v. 2) : $13.95 LON: 2198273 More info
American film now : the people, the power, the money, the movies / by James Monaco
New York: New American library, 1979.
Call No: 71(73) MON Author: Monaco, James Source: US Place: New York Publisher: New American library PubDate: 1979 PhysDes: 544 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: MOTION PICTURES - HISTORY; ALLEN, WOODY; ALTMAN, ROBERT; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; BROOKS, MEL; CASSAVETES, JOHN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; DE PALMA, BRIAN; LUCAS, GEORGE; MAZURSKY, PAUL; RITCHIE, MICHAEL; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; SCHRADER, PAUL; SIMON, NEIL Summary: "Hollywood movies today are bigger - but are they better than ever? In this major examination of modern American cinema, one of our leading film critics ponders this question - and produces a wide-screen picture of the answer. Here in detail are the careers and creative milestones of the new "Whiz Kids" of hollywood - such glittering names as Scorsese, De Palma, Lucas, Spielberg, Altman, Mazursky, and Coppola. Here are the new masters of comedy - Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen. Here are the blockbusters that made fiscal history- Jaws, The Exorcist, the Godfather, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Nashville, Superman, and all the others. Here, too, are the masterpieces that passed unnoticed, and the disasters that Hollywood would like to forget. Here are the new writers turning out novelizations of screenplays and screenplays of novels, and the current and rising stars who collectively represent America's vision of glamour and aristocracy. Above all, here is a bottom-line report on the new economics that have turned Hollywood from an old-fashioned industry centered on making movies into a "leisure-time" business obsessed with making money for coporate owners. Add to this a complete rundown of the top critics' choice for the best films of the decade, and a comprehensive "Who's Who" in current American filmmaking, and you have American Film Now- the definitve guide to the film industry as it is today and as it will be tomorrow." BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index. Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2010 Contents: -- 1 Properties and packages: Getting started, building "projects", the rules of the game -- 2 Products and profits: conglomeration, the cash flow, slicing the pie, agenting -- 3 The entertainment machine: " Eat, swim, play, not talk!", the family of genres, the quarks of film -- 4: The people who make movies: the assets, Obiter Dicta: major contributors, the rest of the crew -- 5 The Whiz kids: Peter Bogdanovich, Billy Friedkin, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Paul Schrader -- 6 The black film ( and the black image): Hello, Sam; Ossie davis, Gordon Parks, Melvin Van Peebles, Bill Gunn, Michael Schultz -- 7 The importance of being funny: comics and comedians: whats funny?, the genre and the style, the sunshine boys make movies: Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen -- 8 Myth, reality, and other ways of meaning: Realism and documentary, the mythos and ethos, myth for myth's sake, "If you want to send a message, call Western Union", The way we live now -- 9 Who's talking? Cassavetes, Altman, and Coppola: John Cassavetes and the mystiwue of the actor, Robert Altman and the myth of the character, Francis Coppola: the Stinky Kid as mogul -- 10 Who's talking? Ritchie and Mazursky: Michael Ritchie the ironist, Paul Mazursky the satirist -- 11 The fourth estate: Begelmania, A new constellation, What is to be done? -- The Data -- Critics and critical choices -- the best films of the decade -- ten major filmographies: Woody Allen, Robert Altman, John Cassavetes, Francis Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Paul Mazursky, Michael Ritchie, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg -- reading about American film now: a guide -- references -- Who's who in Americn film now?: writers, directors, actors, actresses, producers, cinematographers, composers, designers, special effects, sound -- index -- credits More info
The best American movie writing 1999 / edited by Peter Bogdanovich
New York: St. Martin's, 1999.
Call No: 67(04) BES Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: 280 p. Subject: WOMEN IN FILMS; RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; ADAPTATIONS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SOUND PERIOD; BLACKS IN FILMS; GAZE IN FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; WAR FILMS; BOORMAN, JOHN; FRANKENHEIMER, JOHN; SINATRA, FRANK; FORD, JOHN; THOMPSON, KAY; OZU YASUJIRO; MANGOLD, JAMES; RISKIN, ROBERT; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SARRIS, ANDREW; MCCAREY, LEO; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; CAPRA, FRANK; VIDAL, GORE; DOVE, BILLIE; GRANT, CARY; BURNETT, CHARLES; HAPPINESS (US, Todd Solondz, 1998); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); EVE'S BAYOU (US, Kasi Lemons, 1997); TOUCH OF EVIL (US, Orson Welles, 1958); L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (US, Alexander Mackendrick, 1957); GENERAL, THE (UK, John Boorman, 1998); RONIN (US, John Frankenheimer, 1998); STARDUST MEMORIES (US, Woody Allen, 1980); TROUBLE IN PARADISE (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932); RED RIVER (US, Howard Hawks, 1948); DETOUR (US, Edgar G. Ulmer, ,1946); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); NOTORIOUS (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1946); BIG SLEEP, THE (US, Howard Hawkes, 1946); LADY EVE, THE (US, Preston Sturges, 1941); M (G, Fritz Lang, 1931); WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, A (US, John Cassavetes, 1974) ISBN: 0312244832 ID2: 291 More info
personality microfilm collection
Call No: PERSONALITY CLIPPINGS FILE; PERSONALITY MICROFILM COLLECTION PhysDes: Clippings Subject: BOGDANOVICH, PETER More info
The Classic American novel and the movies / edited by Gerald Peary and Roger Shatzkin
New York: Ungar, 1977.
Call No: 753.4 CLA Author: Peary, Gerald; Shatzkin, Roger Place: New York Publisher: Ungar PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: xii, 356 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Series: Ungar Film Library Subject: ADAPTATIONS; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M.; ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE (US, Norman Taurog, 1938); ALICE ADAMS (US, George Stevens, 1935); BABBITT (US, Harry Beaumont, 1924); BILLY BUDD (UK, Peter Ustinov, 1962); CARRIE (US, William Wyler, 1952); DAISY MILLER (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1974); DODSWORTH (US, William Wyler, 1936); FAREWELL TO ARMS, A (US, Frank Borzage, 1933); GREAT GATSBY, THE (US, Elliott Nugent, 1949); GREAT GATSBY, THE (US, Jack Clayton, 1974); GREED (US, Erich von Stroheim, 1925); HEIRESS, THE (US, William Wyler, 1949); HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, THE (US, Joe May, 1940); I MARRIED A DOCTOR (US, Archie L. Mayo, 1936); INNOCENTS, THE (UK, Jack Clayton, 1962); LAST OF THE MOHICANS, THE (US, Maurice Tourneur, 1920); LITTLE WOMEN (US, George Cukor, 1933); LITTLE CAESAR (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1931); LITTLE WOMEN (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1948); MOBY DICK (UK, John Huston, 1956); PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, THE (US, William Keighley, 1937); RED BADGE OF COURAGE, THE (US, John Huston, 1951); SEA WOLF, THE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1941); SCARLET LETTER, THE (US, Victor Sjostrom, 1926); SOUND AND THE FURY, THE (US, Martin Ritt, 1959); SUN ALSO RISES, THE (US, Henry King, 1957); VIRGINIAN, THE (US, Stuart Gilmore, 1946); VIRGINIAN, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1929); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Summary: "Does a successfl novel make a good movie? That question and others are explored in this first comprehensive collection of essays on novel into film adaptations - from Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (1826) to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury (1929). Over two thirds of these essays were written expressly for this volume, the work of a new generation of literature-trained but film-oriented teachers and critics. Together they examine how novels and their film adaptations differ from one another in technique, characterisation, scope, and ideological content. To the original essays the editors have added some of the best available writings on adaptations by such critics as Stanley Kauffman and Manny Farber, plus selected commentaries from the actual participants in the process of adaptations - screenwriters and film directors." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. 321-336; Bibliography: p. 337-344 ISBN: 0804426813 : $12.50. 0804466475 pbk. : $4.95 LON: qum00211939; 12437055 857055 More info
The director's event : interviews with five American film-makers: Budd Boetticher, Peter Bogdanovich, Samuel Fuller, Arthur Penn, Abraham Polonsky / by Eric Sherman and Martin Rubin
New York: Atheneum, 1970 [c1969].
Call No: 802.25(73) SHE Author: Sherman, Eric; Rubin, Martin, 1947- joint author; Rubin, Martin, joint author; Boetticher, Budd, 1916 Edition: [1st ed.] Place: New York Publisher: Atheneum PubDate: 1970 [c1969] PhysDes: vii, 200 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm Subject: BOETTICHER, BUDD; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; FULLER, SAMUEL; PENN, ARTHUR; POLONSKY, ABRAHAM LON: 79086559; 100899 More info
Easy riders, raging bulls : how the sex-drugs-and-rock-'n'-roll generation saved Hollywood / Peter Biskind
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Call No: 71(73) BIS Author: Biskind, Peter Place: New York, NY Publisher: Simon & Schuster PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 506 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: HOLLYWOOD; USA. 1970's; COLUMBIA PICTURES; PARAMOUNT STUDIOS; TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX; UNIVERSAL PICTURES; WARNER BROS.; ZOETROPE STUDIOS; ALTMAN, ROBERT; ASHBY, HAL; BEATTY, WARREN; BEGELMAN, DAVID; BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; BRANDO, MARLON; BROWN, DAVID; BURSTYN, ELLEN; CALLEY, JOHN; CHRISTIE, JULIE; COPPOLA, ELEANOR; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; DE NIRO, ROBERT; DE PALMA, BRIAN; DILLER, BARRY; EVANS, ROBERT; FONDA, PETER; FRIEDKIN, WILLIAM; GEFFEN, DAVID; HAWKS, HOWARD; HOPPER, DENNIS; IRVING, AMY; KAEL, PAULINE; KIDDER, MARGOT; LUCAS, GEORGE; LUCAS, MARCIA; MILIUS, JOHN; NEWMAN, DAVID; NICHOLSON, JACK; PENN, ARTHUR; PHILLIPS, JULIA; PLATT, POLLY; POLANSKI, ROMAN; RAFELSON, BOB; SCHNEIDER, BERT; SCHRADER, LEONARD; SCHRADER, PAUL; SCORSESE, MARTIN; SHEPHERD, CYBILL; SIMPSON, DON; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; SYLBERT, RICHARD; TANEN, NED; TOWNE, ROBERT; WEINTRAUB, SANDRA; YABLANS, FRANK; ZANUCK, RICHARD; AMERICAN GRAFFITI (US, George Lucas, 1973); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); BONNIE AND CLYDE (US, Arthur Penn, 1967); CHINATOWN (US, Roman Polanski, 1974); CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (US, Steven Spielberg, 1977); EXORCIST, THE (US, William Friedkin, 1973); GODFATHER, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1972); HEAVEN'S GATE (US, Michael Cimino, 1980); JAWS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1975); LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971); MCCABE AND MRS MILLER (US, Robert Altman, 1971); M*A*S*H (US, Robert Altman, 1969); MEAN STREETS (US, Martin Scorsese, 1973); PAPER MOON (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1973); PERSONAL BEST (US, Robert Towne, 1982); RAGING BULL (US, Martin Scorsese, 1980); REDS (US, Warren Beatty, 1981); SHAMPOO (US, Hal Ashby, 1975); SORCERER (US, William Friedkin, 1977); STAR WARS (US, George Lucas, 1977); SUGARLAND EXPRESS, THE (US, Steven Spielberg, 1974); TAXI DRIVER (US, Martin Scorsese, 1976) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -482) and index; Filmography: p. -448 ISBN: 0684809966 LON: 98002919; 13698645 More info
Filmmakers on filmmaking : the American Film Institute seminars on motion pictures and television. volume 1 / edited by Joseph McBride
Los Angeles Boston: J.P. Tarcher Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co., c1983.
Call No: 802 FIL vol.1 Author: McBride, Joseph CorpAuthor: American Film Institute Edition: 1st ed Place: Los Angeles Boston Publisher: J.P. Tarcher Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co. PubDate: c1983 PhysDes: ports. ; 24 cm Subject: WALLIS, HAL B.; ZANUCK, RICHARD; BROWN, DAVID; BERGMAN, INGMAR; WILDER, BILLY; POITIER, SIDNEY; BALL, LUCILLE; HOWE, W.J.; PLATT, POLLY; BEATTY, WARREN; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; SILVER, JOAN MICKLIN; SPIELBERG, STEVEN; DIAMOND, I. A. L.; ROSENMAN, LEONARD; FIELDS, VERNA; SYLBERT, ANTHEA; MENGERS, SUE; EAST OF EDEN (US, Elia Kazan, 1955); JAWS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1975); SHAMPOO (US, Hal Ashby, 1975); TARGETS (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1968) Notes: Includes bibliographies and indexes ISBN: 0874772664 (v. 1) : $15.95 (per vol.); 0874772672 (v. 2); 0874772494 (pbk. : v. 1) : $7.95 (per vol.); 0874772508 (pbk. : v. 2) LON: 2606290 More info
Focus on Hitchcock / Albert J. La Valley
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1972.
Call No: 81HIT LAV Author: La Valley, Albert J. (ed.) Source: US Place: Englewood Cliffs Publisher: Prentice Hall PubDate: 1972 PhysDes: 186 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Film Focus Subject: HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; BAZIN, ANDRE; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; SARRIS, ANDREW; DURGNAT, RAYMOND; AGEE, JAMES; KAEL, PAULINE; CHANDLER, RAYMOND; ROHMER, ERIC; CHABROL, CLAUDE; TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; NOTORIOUS (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1946); STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1951); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954); WRONG MAN, THE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1957); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) ISBN: 0133923657 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: Introduction - Albert J. LaValley -- Chronology -- HITCHCOCK ON HITCHCOCK -- I wish I didn't have to shoot the picture: an interview with Alfred Hitchcock - Budge Crawley, Fletcher Markle, and Gerald Pratley -- Interviews with Alfred Hitchcock - Peter Bogdanovich -- Direction - Alfred Hitchcock -- Rear Window - Alfred Hitchcock -- HITCHCOCK ON CONTROVERSY -- Alfred Hitchcock - Lindsay Anderson -- Hitchcock versus Hitchcock - Andre Bazin -- Why we should take Hitchcock seriously - Robin Wood -- Hitchcock - Andrew Sarris -- The strange case of Alfred Hitchcock, part three - Raymond Durgnat -- THE FILMS -- James Agee - Notorious -- Pauline Kael - Three Films -- Raymond Chandler - Notebooks on Strangers on a Train -- Ronald Christ - Strangers on a Train - the pattern of encounter -- Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol - The Wrong Man -- Leo Braudy - Hitchcock, Truffaut, and the irresponsible audience -- Raymond Durgnat - Inside Norman Bates -- John Crosby - Macabre Merriment -- Jack Edmund Nolan - Hitchcock's TV films -- Analysis of the Plane and Cornfield Chase sequence in North by Northwest More info
Literary life : a second memoir / Larry McMurty
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Call No: 81MCM MCM Author: McMurty, Larry Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Simon and Schuster PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: 175 pages ; 23 cm Subject: CRITICISM; FILM WORKERS; SCRIPTWRITERS; SCRIPTWRITING; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; MCMURTRY, LARRY; LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971); LONESOME DOVE (US, Simon Wincer, 1989) Summary: "Larry McMurtry is that rarest of artists, a prolific and genre-transcending writer who has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In LITERARY LIFE, the sequel to BOOKS, he expounds on the private trials and triumphs of being a writer. From his earliest inkling of his future career while at Rice University, to his tenure as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford with Ken Kesey in 1960, to his incredible triumphs as a best-selling author, this intimate and charming autobiography is replete with literary anecdotes and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself. It is a work to be cherished not only by McMurtry's admirers, but by the innumerable aspiring writers who seek to make their own mark on American literature." [BOOK BLURB] ISBN: 9781439159941 Donation: Simon Wincer More info
Not quite the last laugh
Saturday Age [Spectrum] (15/08/2015) p.16 More info
Orson Welles's last movie : the making of The Other Side of the Wind / Josh Karp
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Call No: 79 OTH KAR Author: Karp, Josh Edition: First edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: St. Martin's Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm. Subject: WELLES, ORSON; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; HUSTON, JOHN; HOPPER, DENNIS; OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, THE (US/FR/IR, Orson Welles, 2018) Summary: In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took twelve years and remains unreleased and largely unseen. Orson Welles' Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious and remarkable making of what has been called "the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen." Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-321) and index. ISBN: 9781250007087 Contents: Prologue: After "The End" --Backstory: Before the Beginning --Orsonology: What You Must Know --The Greatest Home Movie Ever Made --Act One --Act Two --Act Three --Afterlife --Now What? --Acknowledgements --Notes --Bibliography --Index More info
Peter Bogdanovich Interviews / edited by Peter Tonguette
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c2015.
Call No: 81BOG PET Author: Tonguette, Peter Source: US Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: 183p. ; 24 cm Series: Conversations with Filmmakers Series Subject: BOGDANOVICH, PETER Summary: "This volume collects thirteen of his best, most comprehensive, and most insightful interviews, many long out of print and several never before published in their entirety. They cover more than forty years of directing, with Bogdanovich talking candidly about his great triumphs, such as The Last Picture Show and What's Up, Doc?, and his overlooked gems, such as Daisy Miller and They All Laughed. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index and filmography ISBN: 9781628461848 Contents: Peter Bogdanovich / Eric Sherman and Martin Rubin (1968) -- Without a dinosaur / Gordon Gow (1972) -- An interview with Peter Bogdanovich / Martin Rubin (1974) -- Dialogue on film: Peter Bogdanovich / American Film Institute (1978) -- Peter Bogdanovich interview / Stephen Myers and Larry Estes (1979) -- Peter Bogdanovich: "What is the point of making pictures?" / Michael Ventura (1982) -- Dialogue on film: Peter Bogdanovich / American Film Institute (1986) -- Peter Bogdanovich interview / Thomas J. Harris (1988) -- Between action and cut: Peter Bogdanovich / John Gallagher (1997) -- Interview with Peter Bogdanovich / Gerald Peary (2002) -- Peter Bogdanovich's year of the cat / Alex Simon (2002) -- Peter Bogdanovich / Stephen Lemons ( 2002) -- Peter Bogdanovich / Peter Tonguette (2005). More info
Who the hell's in it : portraits and conversations / Peter Bogdanovich
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 2004.
Call No: 802.27 BOG Author: Bogdanovich, Peter Edition: 2005 Place: London Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 528 pages ; illustrated ; 20 cm Subject: ACTING; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; GISH, LILLIAN; BOGART, HUMPHREY; BRANDO, MARLON; ADLER, STELLA; CLIFT, MONTGOMERY; GRANT, CARY; LEMMON, JACK; LEWIS, JERRY; MARTIN, DEAN; MINEO, SAL; Stewart, James; WAYNE, JOHN; FONDA, HENRY; KARLOFF, BORIS; CASSAVETES, JOHN; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; CAGNEY, JAMES; DIETRICH, MARLENE; Perkins, Anthony; SINATRA, FRANK; GAZARRA, BEN; HEPBURN, AUDREY; POITIER, SIDNEY; PHOENIX, RIVER; MONROE, MARILYN Summary: From Peter Bogdanovich - director, screenwriter, actor, and cinema scholar - 26 fascinating portraits of Hollywood's most acclaimed movie actors and actresses: stars whom he has known, admired, and occasionally worked with.
Within these pages is Bogdanovich on Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Lemmon, Boris Karloff, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, and many more. With an acute and affectionate eye, Bogdanovich shows us Lillian Gish, the first virginal hearth goddess of the silver screen; Marlon Brando, refusing to play the same from one picture to the next, yet ever recognisable as the great actor, in spite of himself; Jerry Lewis, whose goofy comedy represented the nine-year-old in all of us; and Cary Grant, the epitome of screen elegance, benignly aware that in life even he could never live up to his own legend. Bogdanovich captures brilliantly - in their own words and his - the personality, the work, the style and the enduring iconic appeal of America's movie greats. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9780571224319 Donation: James Sabine More info