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There are days when it’s difficult to believe Ntozake Shange is dead. She died on October 27, 2018, in Bowie, Maryland.

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“A dynamite cultural history account that focuses laser-like on the fraught translation of Edward Albee’s 1962 searing stage play about marriage . . .

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“An engrossing story of the tumultuous final years of a movie icon.”

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“a snarky, slapstick, clever buddy comedy in printed form where each riffs off the other’s talents, making Hell a hell of a lot of fun.”

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“This book will appeal to film and television enthusiasts of all ages, provide a deep dive for film buffs and an entertaining revelation for others merely interested in movies as entertainm

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Leading Lady is a breezy chronicle of Busch’s life and career, interspersed with anecdotes about his encounters with divas of the stage and screen.”

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Hollywood in the studio era was devoted to the definition and production of glamour, particularly for the large female audience, accomplished not only through the female stars the studios developed

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“filled with passion for his subject, fascinating if sometimes eccentric insights, and delicious backstage gossip.”

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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.”

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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.

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“funny, well-written and an absolute blast to plow through.”

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“we should respect this iconoclastic disobedient Jew, one who used his Jewish sensibilities to pummel and reframe American comedy.”

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It’s not about the cars, and it’s not about the coffee.

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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.

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“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

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“A thoughtful, revealing book about a horrid man and serial predator who produced some fine movies.”

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“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.”

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“Butler offers a fascinating history that includes appraisals of the work of actors most associated with The Method.

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“For those of us who care about opera, Don Giovanni Captured is a fascinating book.”

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“With bright thumbnails on key figures and entertaining vignettes on memorable moments, The BBC sheds considerable light on the history of a leading broadcaster.”

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“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.

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As the book’s subtitle indicates, Camera Man is not a conventional birth-to-death narrative of the life of Buster Keaton.

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“‘I dedicate this book to everyone who helped create its contents in any way, including the assholes.’”

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“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

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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.

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