Hardcover. NY, Columbia University Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 448 pages. Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 592 pages, b&w illustrations. Samuel Fuller, independent director-producer extraordinaire, tells the story of his life, a life that spanned most of the twentieth century. His twenty-nine tough, gritty pictures made from 1949 to 1989 set out to capture the truth of war, racism, and human frailties, and incorporate some of his own experiences. He writes of his years in the newspaper business--selling papers as a boy on the streets of New York, working for Hearst's New York Journal American, first as a copyboy, then as personal runner for the famous Hearst editor in chief Arthur Brisbane. His film Park Row was inspired by his years as a reporter for the New York Evening Graphic, where his beat included murders, suicides, state executions, and race riots--he scooped every other New York paper with his coverage of the death by drug overdose of the legendary Jeanne Eagels. Fuller talks about directing his first picture (he also wrote the script), I Shot Jesse James . . . and how, as a result, he was sought after by every major studio, choosing to work for Darryl Zanuck of Twentieth Century Fox. We see him becoming one of the most prolific, independent-minded writer-directors, turning out seven pictures in six years, among them Pickup on South Street, House of Bamboo, and China Gate. He writes about making Underworld U.S.A., a movie that shows how gangsters in the 1960s were no longer seen as thugs but as "respected" tax-paying executives . . . about the making of the movie Shock Corridor--about a journalist trying to solve a murder in a lunatic asylum--which exposed the conditions in mental institutions . . . and about White Dog (written in collaboration with Curtis Hanson), a film so controversial that Paramount's then studio heads, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Eisner, refused to release it. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, paper-covered boards, 172 pages. One of the most innovative films ever made, Sam Peckinpah's motion picture The Wild Bunch was released in 1969. From the outset, the film was considered controversial because of its powerful, graphic, and direct depiction of violence, but it was also praised for its lush photography, intricate camera work, and cutting-edge editing. Peckinpah's tale of an ill-fated, aging outlaw gang bound by a code of honor is often regarded as one of the most complex and impactful Westerns in American cinematic history. The issues dealt with in this groundbreaking film-violence, morality, friendship, and the legacy of American ambition and compromise-are just as relevant today as when the film first opened. To acknowledge the significance of The Wild Bunch, this collection brings together some of the leading Peckinpah scholars and critics to examine what many consider to be the director's greatest work. The book's nine essays cover an array of topics. Explored are the function of violence in the film and how its depiction is radically different from what is seen in other movies, the background of the film's production, the European response to the film's view of human nature, and the strong sense of the Texas/Mexico milieu surrounding the film's action. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Rizzoli, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 304 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The most lavishly produced and profusely illustrated volume on Akira Kurosawa ever published, timed for the centennial of his birth. Akira Kurosawa is arguably the greatest of all Japanese film directors and is respected around the world as one of the masters of the art form. This is the first illustrated book to pay tribute to his unmistakable style--with more than two hundred images, many never before published. The filmmaker is also famous for his attention to detail, and fans will delight in seeing annotated script pages, sketches, and storyboards that reveal the meticulous craft behind Kurosawa's genius. Peter Cowie examines how Kurosawa took the samurai genre to its apogee in such films as Yojimbo and Seven Samurai; his literary influences in such films as Throne of Blood [Macbeth] and Ran [King Lear]; and in his take on our relationship to the modern world in such films as High and Low and Dreams.
Hardcover. NY, Regan Books/HarperCollins, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. 850 pages, b&w illustrations. This comprehensive biography of one of the most notorious film directors in history is a remarkably thorough and balanced portrayal of a complicated, brilliant man. Iit follows "Hitch" from his humble beginnings as a greengrocer's son in England, a sensitive and reserved boy who somehow still had the charisma to amass an enormous network of friends and colleagues, to his domination of the American film industry. His fascination with murder and the psychology of killers began early in life, as the slightly-eccentric Hitchcock family enjoyed lively dinner discussions about famous villains of their day: Dr. Crippen, Jack the Ripper, and Adelaide Bartlett, among others. One of the gems of this book is the inclusion of a treasury of early short stories Hitchcock wrote for The Telegraph, as well as an extensive filmography, which alone is 100 pages long! It's also heavily sprinkled with entertaining anecdotes and references from and about the actors, writers and musicians he worked with on every film: his deep friendship with Ingrid Bergman, teaching Gregory Peck about wine, falling out with Tippi Hedren, battles with the Selznicks, collaborations with writers like John Steinbeck and Ray Bradbury, and much more.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 336 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy. Black & white and color images throughout. Tight copy. Introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 333 pages. Hardcover with laminated boards. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Color pictures throughout. Photographs and ephemera, many from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman?s films and his process. Introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Hardcover. Newcastle UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 260 pages, b&w illustrations. If you look for a meaning, you'll miss everything that happens. Almost twenty-five years after the death of Andrei Tarkovsky, the mystery of his films remains alive and well. Recent years have witnessed an ever-increasing number of film theorists, critics and philosophers taking up the challenge to decipher what these films actually mean. But what do these films actually show us? In this study Thomas Redwood undertakes a close formal analysis of Tarkovsky's later films. Charting the stylistic and narrative innovations in Mirror, Stalker, Nostalghia and The Sacrifice, Redwood succeeds in shedding new light on these celebrated but often misunderstood masterpieces of narrative film. Tarkovsky is revealed here both as a cinematic thinker and as an artistic practitioner, a filmmaker of immense poetic significance for the history of cinema. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Viking Studio, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 271 pages including an Index and a Chronology of Hanna-Barbera Animated Series. Color illustrations throughout. SIGNED BY BOTH HANNA AND BARBERA.
Metuchen NJ, Scarecrow Press, 1st, 1991, Hardcover, 242 pages, b&w photos. Extensive interview with a veteran assistant director (who actually started out as a cameraman) whose career stretched over six decades, from 1918 to 1970. During the studio era he worked largely at Paramount and then 20th Century-Fox. Fun fact: He was also one of Clara Bow's boyfriends. No dust jacket issued.
Softcover. Berkeley CA, New Riders Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, Revealing the post-production process of a major motion picture (Cold Mountain) edited in Final Cut Pro, this book offers a glimpse at the creative process of one of cinema's giants: three time Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch. It includes anecdotes from the director, edit staff, and producers; photos, emails, and journal entries
Hardcover. New York, Crown Publishers, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 463 pages, b&w illustrations. What do you need to make money making movies? The answer, according to cult hero, creator of the sexploitation film, and the man the Wall Street Journal once dubbed the King Leer of Hollywood, Russ Meyer, is: "big bosoms and square jaws." In the first candid and fiendishly researched account of the late cinematic instigator's life, Jimmy McDonough shows us how Russ Meyer used that formula to turn his own crazed fantasies into movies that made him a millionaire and changed the face of American film forever.
Hardcover. New York, Crown, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 463 pages, b&w photos. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 16 pages of b&w photos. McDonough persuasively argues that Russ Meyer, creator of such epic films as Super Vixens and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is the father of the modern porn industry, a pop cultural icon in his own right, and something of an auteur who may be appreciated more by film historians of the future than he is now. Meyer achieved technical excellence in low-to- no-budget productions that reveal his "oddly passionate vision of the world," says McDonough. In so doing, Meyer was "a pioneer who represents what's most seductive and what's most repulsive about the USA." McDonough proceeds to compare Meyer to, among others, Elvis (seductive and repulsive, after all) and incorporates vivid, well-referenced anecdotes and observations from Meyer's friends, associates, and stars, including most notably, perhaps, movie critic Roger Ebert (co-conspirator for Meyer's crowning achievement, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) and porn-parodist director John Waters. Four Meyer movies have been among Variety's 100 all- time top grossers.
Softcover. NY, Faber and Faber, 7th pr., 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 526 pages, b&w illustrations. Since his death in 1989, John Cassavettes has become increasingly renowned as a cinematic hero--a renegade loner who fought the Hollywood system, steering his own creative course in a career spanning thirty years. Having already established himself as an actor, he struck out as a filmmaker in 1959 with Shadows, and proceeded to build a formidable body of work, including such classics as Faces, Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Gloria. In Cassavettes on Cassavettes, Ray Carney presents the great director in his own words--frank, uncompromising, humane, and passionate about life and art. NOTE: 12 pages with some yellow highlighting to text, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York , Time Warner International, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 286 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Foreward by Robin Williams. The director of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Road Runner cartoons discusses his childhood influences, gives advice on how to draw, and reveals how his characters were created.
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2022, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2022, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career. The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era. Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker.
Hardcover. Lexington KY, University Press of Kentucky, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 448 pages. Greta Garbo proclaimed him as her favorite director. Actors, actresses, and even child stars were so at ease under his direction that they were able to deliver inspired and powerful performances. Academy-Award-nominated director Clarence Brown (1890-1987) worked with some of Hollywood's greatest stars, such as Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Mickey Rooney, Katharine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy. Known as the "star maker," he helped guide the acting career of child sensation Elizabeth Taylor (of whom he once said, "she has a face that is an act of God") and discovered Academy-Award-winning child star Claude Jarman Jr. for The Yearling (1946). He directed more than fifty films, including Possessed (1931), Anna Karenina (1935), National Velvet (1944), and Intruder in the Dust (1949), winning his audiences over with glamorous star vehicles, tales of families, communities, and slices of Americana, as well as hard-hitting dramas. Although Brown was admired by peers like Jean Renoir, Frank Capra, and John Ford, his illuminating work and contributions to classic cinema are rarely mentioned in the same breath as those of Hollywood's great directors. In this first full-length account of the life and career of the pioneering filmmaker, Gwenda Young discusses Brown's background to show how his hardworking parents and resilient grandparents inspired his entrepreneurial spirit. She reveals how the one-time engineer and World War I aviator established a thriving car dealership, the Brown Motor Car Company, in Alabama-only to give it all up to follow his dream of making movies. He would not only become a brilliant director but also a craftsman who was known for his innovative use of lighting and composition.
Softcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 343 pages, many b&w photos. Written in a question-and-answer format, this remarkable interview with the legendary Hollywood writer-director shares his thoughts on screenwriting, cinematography, the studio system, the Golden Age of film, and the many stars with whom he worked. Clean, sharp copy.
Hardcover. London, Richard Cohen Books, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn, unclipped dust jacket. Monumental biography and critical study, 810 pages, 200+ photographs, 16 pages in color. Kevin Brownlow, a film editor in his own right and author of the seminal silent film trilogy initiated with The Parade's Gone By. . ., brings to Lean's biography an exhaustive knowledge of the art and the industry. The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately titled Great Expectations.There followed his legendary black-and-white films of the 1940s and his four-film movie collaboration with Noel Coward. Lean's 1955 film Summertime took him from England to the world of international moviemaking and the stunning series of spectacular color epics that would gain for his work twenty-seven Academy Awards and fifty-six Academy Award nominations. All are classics, including The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. Ownership name on half-title page, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Scalo, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 287 pages. A book of movie stills and photographs that provide a window into the high camp artistic sensibility of director John Waters, "Hair Spray", "Pink Flamingos" etc. An eclectic collection of images from influences (Peyton Place, The Bad Seed, Baby Doll, Susan Slade); personalities (Divine, Liberace, Don Knotts); random credits, tacky stills, and original material from Waters. Includes an illuminating and catty essay by Waters at back in which he discusses his film making and artistic sensibility.
Softcover. New York, Billboard Books, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 656 pages. Softcover with no dust jacket. Remainder mark on top edge, otherwise, clean, unmarked copy. Light edgewear to wrappers. Black and white pictures throughout. Mann, a novelist and author of books on film history, presents this biography of director John Schlesinger (1926-2003), based on interviews with the director and his family following his stroke in 2001, in addition to other primary source documents, articles, and reviews. He describes Schlesinger's childhood; his early days as a documentary director at the BBC; his films during the era of New Hollywood; and Midnight Cowboy, which won an Academy Award. His other films, such as Billy Liar, Darling, Cold Comfort Farm, and The Day of the Locust, are discussed, as well as his accurate depictions of homosexuality, and his personal and professional relationships.
Hardcover. London, Hutchinson, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 318 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY ATTENBOROUGH on title page, otherwise clean and tight copy. Pictures throughout. The long awaited autobiography by one of the world's best-loved actors and directors. The story begins in 1983 with a famously weeping Attenborough accepting two Oscars when his film Gandhi broke all previous records to win a total of eight Academy awards. Hawkins, 67, is Attenborough's publicist, confidante, co-producer and long-term business partner.Attenborough reflects on the highs and lows of a long life both in and out of the public gaze. Few know, for instance, that he once risked prison on a matter of conscience or that, as an air-gunner cameraman, he took part in bombing raids over Germany during the war. More poignantly, Attenborough will finally break his silence about his long-running friendship with Princess Diana, and the tsunami tragedy that robbed him of his eldest daughter and granddaughter in December 2004.
Hardcover. NY, Metropolitan Books, 2nd pr., 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 701 pages, b&w illustratios. When Jean-Luc Godard, exemplary director of the French New Wave, wed the ideals of film-making to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. In this study, the author has amassed hundreds of interviews with friends, family and collaborators to demystify the elusive director and paint the fullest picture yet of his life and work.
Hardcover. New York, Grove Press, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 255 pages, Illustrated in b&w. Very good condition. Dust jacket spine tanned, one small tear and crease at bottom back.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 369 pages, b&w photos. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The author presents a memoir of her father the well-known playwright, producer, director and screenwriter of such Hollywood classics as The Desert Fox, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Three Faces of Eve, The Dirty Dozen and many others.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 511 pages. Hardcover, slipcase, ribbon marker. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Candid accounts of the people, hit movies, and adventures that have shaped his career enliven these memoirs from the director of Romeo and Juliet, Endless Love, and Jesus of Nazareth. 24 black-and-white, 16 color illustrations.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Black & white photos. 579 pages. A massive and well-researched biography of one of the most powerful and influential men in Hollywood, from his days as a poor Polish immigrant through his steady climb to prominence. Photographs, notes, and sources, index.
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow and Company, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 255 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE BY WERTMULLER, Italian screenwriter and film director. She was the first woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for Seven Beauties in 1977. She is also known for her films The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away. Tight copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 224 pages. Roger Ebert was the most influential film critic in the United States, the first to win a Pulitzer Prize. For almost fifty years, he wrote with plainspoken eloquence about the films he loved for the Chicago Sun-Times, his vast cinematic knowledge matched by a sheer love of life that bolstered his appreciation of films. Ebert had particular admiration for the work of director Werner Herzog, whom he first encountered at the New York Film Festival in 1968, the start of a long and productive relationship between the filmmaker and the film critic.Herzog by Ebert is a comprehensive collection of Ebert's writings about the legendary director, featuring all of his reviews of individual films, as well as longer essays he wrote for his Great Movies series. The book also brings together other essays, letters, and interviews, including a letter Ebert wrote Herzog upon learning of the dedication to him of "Encounters at the End of the World;" a multifaceted profile written at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival; and an interview with Herzog at Facet's Multimedia in 1979 that has previously been available only in a difficult-to-obtain pamphlet. Herzog himself contributes a foreword in which he discusses his relationship with Ebert.
Hardcover. NY, Assouline , 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 196 pages. From the motel in Psycho and the bachelor pad in Rear Window to the blonde elegance of Tippi Hedren and Grace Kelly, this is the first book about Hitchcock to explore the great director's style, art direction, and use of fashion. Hitchcock's images reveal an aesthetic as vivid as his suspenseful subject matter. Jean-Pierre Dufreigne explores the world of Hitchcock, examining the director's unique atmospheric sensibilities. Featuring many of the actors, set and costume designers, cameramen, composers, and title creators from Hitchcock's inner circle, this stylistic study ends with a catalogue raisonne of Sir Alfred's entire oeuvre. Well illustrated in color and b&w. Clean copy.
Hardcover. University Press of Kentucky, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 279 pages, b&w photos. With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899-1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the many famous people he knew. Among other things, Bennett was a decorated WWI hero, an eminent Shakespearean actor, and an Allied spy and propagandist during WWII, but he is best remembered for his commercially and critically acclaimed collaborations with directors Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille. The fruitful partnership began after Hitchcock adapted Bennett's play Blackmail (1929) as the first British sound film. Their partnership produced six thrillers: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935), Sabotage (1936), Secret Agent (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), and Foreign Correspondent (1940). In this witty and intriguing book, Bennett discusses how their collaboration created such famous motifs as the "wrong man accused" device and the MacGuffin. He also takes readers behind the scenes with the Master of Suspense, offering his thoughts on the director's work, sense of humor, and personal life.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 220 pages, b&w photos. The author was an actor, film editor, and director and this book is the sequel to his first book of memoirs, Growing Up in Hollywood.
Hardcover. New York, Grove Press, 1st printing, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 217 pages. Illustrated. Black cloth, silver titles. Pictorial dust jacket. This title is of Swedish origin by a Swedish film maker and is erotic in nature. His film was banned in the US and seized by US Customs.
Hardcover. NY, Grove Press, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 578 pages, b&w photos. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Remainder line on top edge, otherwise clean. The first major biography of David Samuel Peckinpah, who began writing scripts for Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, and The Westerner and went on to direct phenomenal films such as Riding the High Country, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and The Wild Bunch.
Hardcover. London, Bloomsbury, 1st UK, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 441 pages. An analysis of the cinematic work of Ingmar Bergman by the director himself. Using scripts, working notes and memory, he comments on his failures as well as his successes; the themes that bind his work together; his concerns and anxieties; and on the relationship between his life and art. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, W.H. Allen, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 303 pages, b&w photos. Previous owner's signature on fly leaf otherwise very good in a similar dust jacket. The filmmaker of Nanook of the North.
Softcover. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 327 pages, b&w illustrations. At least three of director Jacques Tourneur's films--Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man--are recognized as horror classics. Yet his contributions to these films are often minimized by scholars, with most of the credit going to the films' producer, Val Lewton. A detailed examination of the director's full body of work reveals that those elements most evident in the Tourneur-Lewton collaborations--the lack of monsters and the stylized use of suggested violence--are equally apparent in Tourneur's films before and after his work with Lewton. Mystery and sensuality were hallmarks of his style, and he possessed a highly artistic visual and aural style. This insightful critical study examines each of Tourneur's films, as well as his extensive work on MGM shorts (1936-1942) and in television. What emerges is evidence of a highly coherent directorial style that runs throughout Tourneur's works. Clean copy.
Softcover. Philadelphia, Ratpac/Running Press, 1st US, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 942 pages, b&w photos. Clean, bright copy. Renoir made more than forty films from the silent era to the late '60s and today he is revered by filmmakers and seen by many as one of the greatest of all time. Previously unknown information including Renoir's close affiliation with Communism in the '30s is detailed in this definitive biography.
Hardcover. New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. Published on occasion of the exhibition October 30-November 30, 1992 at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC. In very good condition, clean inside and out. 311 illustrations, 61 in color throughout. Dust jacket unclipped. Touch of foxing to inside of dust jacket but doesn't affect illustrations front or back. Covers bound in black fabric.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Sherbourne Press, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Biography of the controversial and award-winning director, covering the entire span of his career. Illustrated with photographs. Two appendixes: The Projects of John Huston: Films and Plays 1931-1965, and A Huston Bibliography. 247 pages.
Hardcover. New York, Oxford University Press , 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. "In addition to appraising his thirty-one features, Caute provides a compelling portrait of a hugely driven talent, honoured in Europe but ignored by Hollywood, whose creative generosity, alcohol addiction and sometimes brutal egoism excited equally fierce reactions."