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.
“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.
“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.
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.”
“Shadmi’s deeply absorbing and moving biography will appeal to Dracula afficionados of all ages.”
“Isn’t the final goal of surrealism, after all, to transform the world?”
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.”
“‘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
“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
“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.”
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.”
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.
“The Contender is an impressive book, a must for fans of Brando and of film acting. . . .
“a crackling history of the war betwe
“Nearly 40 years after his death, Hitchcock still is a formidable influence on today’s movie aesthetics, a factor Paul Duncan emphasizes on every page of this book.”
“Lynch’s art is like his films: unconventional, dark, bizarre, and expressive.
“Throughout his moviemaking career, Hughes relentlessly worked the Hollywood system to fuel his ego, his libido, and his ambition, but in the end, he was undone by his own paranoia.
The recent retake on A Star is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, got wonderful reviews.