“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””
A Light in the Dark by veteran film scholar and critic David Thompson is not so much a comprehensive history of film directors—that would take a much larger volume than this—as it is a ser
“Liz Heinecke has shined a light on two remarkable women whose work and friendship was a gift to each other and to the world.”
“I have sometimes been called difficult. The truth is that I insist upon respect.”
“Mike Nichols: A Life is an invaluable contribution to the history of American theatre and film since World War II as well as a colorful portrait of one of its most celebrated and
Michael J. Fox has played several iconic roles in his stellar acting career: his Marty McFly, Alex Keaton, and Mike Flaherty characters bear his indelible stamp.
“‘I have often said that my songs are my children and that I expect them to support me when I’m old. Well, I am old, and they are!’”
Did you ever read a book where it’s obvious the author has no burning desire to write a book, where he puts down phrases in staccato bursts that are not really sentences or paragraphs or even prope
Paul Morley is fond of the playlist.
“This is a well-sourced biography and dimensional portrait that bypasses much of the usual gossip around this inimitable star.”
“Wes Anderson: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work is a satisfying book that will deepen enjoyment of watching (or rewatching) an Anderson film for any fan.”
Philip Norman has tackled some interesting luminaries of the golden age of rock and roll.
“Guthrie, from what we learn, is part of a bigger picture, challenging the 'simple narrative' of individual freedom of expression."
Leonard Cohen Untold Stories could not have happened before social media. Through Facebook, Google, and WhatsApp, Michael Posner located people who once knew Leonard Cohen and fell away.
“A small, fun, and insightful book, She Come By It Natural can be enjoyed on its own or as a perfect companion to Smarsh’s Heartland.”
“‘If I was the sky, Bobbie was the earth. She grounded me. Two years older, she also protected me.’”
“The Beatles were not just a band but a magic act.”
Start Oliver Stone’s extravagant autobiography by reading the “contents” that lists ten chapters, including “Downfall,” “Waiting for the Miracle,” “South of the Border” and “Top of the World.”
Max Steiner essentially created the concept of composing for the movies. From the start of the sound era, Steiner defined a musical orchestral “cinematic” scoring for the American movies.
Sam Wasson’s biography of Bob Fosse was an engrossing portrait of a complex artist and man. It was also a fabulous read, so fast-paced that it felt like having a three-week affair with Fosse.
Between 1955 and 1989, legendary choreographer-dancer Martha Graham and her company made a series of international tours under the aegis of various government agencies and governm
“The real sadness might have been if Disney had not nurtured his imagination because, as George Bernard Shaw tells us, ‘Imagination is the beginning of creation.’ In this case, it was the b
“One senses on every page Kaplan’s enthusiasm for his subject as well as his deep knowledge.”
“The Contender is an impressive book, a must for fans of Brando and of film acting. . . .
“Inside Out by Demi Moore, is an entertaining, enlightening memoir from a popular, controversial actress.”