“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?”
“‘This book was born during my recovery, when I finally had the time to sit back and ruminate on my own life.’”
Australian journalist Chloe Angyal’s Turning Pointe delves into the many troubling issues that have been pervasive in classical ballet companies in the US.
For 50 years he was known around the world as master of suspense, from his 1928 silent The Lodger to 1972’s Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock continued to mesmerize audiences.
“There is more to say about war than it is just bad.”
“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”
“‘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.