“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.
“Clausewitz meets Darth Vader . . .”
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.
What can make or break a book dealing with this subject is the angle from which the author approaches the subject.
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.
“In its own inimitable way, West of Eden is as epic as John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden.”
“As always Buruma is a reporter first; he does not argue a particular side without citation and witness.
“. . . a book filled with gold nuggets.”
“For any film student, cinema scholar, or movie fan . . . The Big Screen is not to be missed.”
“When it comes to memoirs, things don’t get more heartfelt than this. And when it comes to storytelling, few could match the humor, passion, and humanity of these pages.