“It’s all that ripe information on the dim early days that really makes Let’s Do It an essential part of any music library.”
The canon of queer cinema has exploded over the past half-century. There are excellent films from all countries that allow such films to be made.
“funny, well-written and an absolute blast to plow through.”
“we should respect this iconoclastic disobedient Jew, one who used his Jewish sensibilities to pummel and reframe American comedy.”
It’s not about the cars, and it’s not about the coffee.
Joyce Chopra was part of a wave of women filmmakers who came to Hollywood in the ‘70s and ’80s, bringing with them fresh viewpoints and human stories.
“The scholarship here is astounding, and the reader leaves the book not only with an abundance of dog-eared pages, but also an appreciation of both the biographer’s subject (i.e., Lehman) a
“A thoughtful, revealing book about a horrid man and serial predator who produced some fine movies.”
“No matter how much you think you know about Harvey Weinstein, this book will make you realize how much bigger—and more interesting—the story is.”
“Butler offers a fascinating history that includes appraisals of the work of actors most associated with The Method.
“For those of us who care about opera, Don Giovanni Captured is a fascinating book.”
“With bright thumbnails on key figures and entertaining vignettes on memorable moments, The BBC sheds considerable light on the history of a leading broadcaster.”
“the founder of state-communism Vladimir Lenin once quipped that the capitalists would sell communists the rope with which the communists would hang the capitalists.
As the book’s subtitle indicates, Camera Man is not a conventional birth-to-death narrative of the life of Buster Keaton.
“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”
“The redeeming power of Freedman’s book is that it allows his fans to be exposed one more time to Cohen’s incredible personality and intelligence and, for that reason, the book is a success
While recovering from a serious stroke in 1995, British author, critic, and editor Robert McCrum found that the only words that made sense to him were bits of Shakespeare.
James Ivory, now 93 and no longer making films, is one of the most distinguished American filmmakers of the last half-century.
“World War II was a unique experience for Hollywood.”
“The first thing I learned about parenting is that kids ain’t goin’ nowhere.”
“Shadmi’s deeply absorbing and moving biography will appeal to Dracula afficionados of all ages.”
Britain’s Desert Island Discs has been on the BBC since 1942. They don’t have to choose records on that mythical patch of sand with a lone palm tree for company, but many do.
“a definitive guide to an important and enduring series of British programming that has left a lasting influence on American popular culture and PBS.”
“A nicely crafted popular history, Battle for the Big Top will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about the men who gave us the thrill of three-ring circuses.”
“Isn’t the final goal of surrealism, after all, to transform the world?”