Film

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“Shadmi’s deeply absorbing and moving biography will appeal to Dracula afficionados of all ages.”

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“Isn’t the final goal of surrealism, after all, to transform the world?”
—Luis Buñuel

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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.

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“There is more to say about war than it is just bad.”

                                                  —Stanley Kubrick

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“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””

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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

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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

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“This is a well-sourced biography and dimensional portrait that bypasses much of the usual gossip around this inimitable star.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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“The Contender is an impressive book, a must for fans of Brando and of film acting. . . .

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“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.”

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“Lynch’s art is like his films: unconventional, dark, bizarre, and expressive.

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“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.

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The recent retake on A Star is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, got wonderful reviews.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning former Washington Post reporter and journalism professor Glenn Frankel has found a new calling as an incisive interpreter of classic Western films.

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What can make or break a book dealing with this subject is the angle from which the author approaches the subject.

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This is a coffee table book. It's that simple. An oversized hardcover that sports a garish and sickly yellow-green dust jacket with a landscape scene of the undead walking through a field.

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In its own inimitable way, West of Eden is as epic as John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden.”

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“As always Buruma is a reporter first; he does not argue a particular side without citation and witness.

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“For any film student, cinema scholar, or movie fan . . . The Big Screen is not to be missed.”

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