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Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils
Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils
By Audible Studios
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
From exclusive interviews with director Ken Russell and new interviews with cast, crew, and historians, comes this examination of the beautifully blasphemous film The Devils. Based on historical fact, this controversial 1971 film is about an oversexed priest and a group of sexually repressed nuns in 17th-century France and the ensuing trials and exorcisms that followed. Detailing the production and the personalities of two of cinema's great eccentrics, director Ken Russell and star Oliver Reed,


Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome
Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome
By Tantor Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
From the ashes of World War II, Rome was reborn as the epicenter of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made ''Italian'' a global synonym for taste, style, and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci and Brioni. Rome's huge movie studio, Cinecitta, attracted a dizzying array of stars, from Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and


A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt
A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten, and Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt
By Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781721348626, isbn: 172134862X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
Almost everything you know about Mickey Mouse is wrong: He wasn't Disney's first star; Steamboat Willie wasn't his first movie; Mickey wasn't a nice guy - and Walt Disney didn't invent him. In 1928, two very different best friends invented Mickey Mouse. And the success tore them apart. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks' friendship is a story of betrayal, love, war, money, power, tragedy, intrigue, humor, despair, and hope. You'll love them both - when you don't want to drop anvils on their heads.


Aim High in Creation!: A One-of-a-Kind Journey Inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine
Aim High in Creation!: A One-of-a-Kind Journey Inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine
By Dreamscape Media, LLC
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
When Anna Broinowski learned that fracking had invaded downtown Sydney, she had a brilliant idea: she would seek guidance for a kryptonite-powerful, anti-fracking movie from the world's greatest propaganda factory - apart from Hollywood. After two years of trying, she was allowed to make her case in Pyongyang and was granted full permission to film. She worked closely with the leading lights of North Korean cinema, even playing an American in a military thriller. Interviewing loyalists and


The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
The story of the man who changed people's relationships with their showers forever, thanks to Psycho, this is the classic, Edgar Award-winning biography of the enigmatic and intensely private Alfred Hitchcock. One of America's greatest film directors, his suspenseful subject matter ranged from the dark drama of a man possibly trying to kill his wife, to the humorous problem of disposing of a body, to the ecological underpinnings of an attack by fowl fiends in a sleepy harbor town. Acclaimed


Robert Altman: The Oral Biography
Robert Altman: The Oral Biography
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
Robert Altman - visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend - comes roaring to life in this rollicking cinematic biography, told in a chorus of voices that can only be called Altmanesque.His outsized life and unique career are revealed as never before: here are the words of his family and friends, and a few enemies, as well as the agents, writers, crew members, producers, and stars who worked with him, including Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Tim Robbins,


Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to 'Citizen Kane'
Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to 'Citizen Kane'
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781504660594, isbn: 1504660595,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
[Read by Keith Szarabajka] For the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography of his early years -- from his first forays in theater and radio to the inspiration and making of Citizen Kane. In the history of American popular culture, there is no more dramatic story, no swifter or loftier ascent to the pinnacle of success, and no more tragic downfall than that of Orson Welles. In this magisterial biography, Patrick


Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
By Recorded Books
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
It was the best of times and the worst of times for Hollywood before the war. The box office was booming, and the studios' control of talent and distribution was as airtight as could be hoped. But the industry's relationship with Washington was decidedly uneasy - hearings and investigations into allegations of corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too ''un-American'' in its values and causes. Could


Wes Craven: The Man and his Nightmares
Wes Craven: The Man and his Nightmares
By Turner Publishing Company
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
The life and film genius of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven. Wes Craven is one of the most successful and iconic horror movie directors in Hollywood. His masterful examination of the nightmarish nexus of dreams and reality helped spark a career that has spanned close to forty years. Then, with their mix of horror, sex, and humor, Craven's Scream movies helped revitalize the slasher film genre. An absorbing portrait of cult film director Wes Craven's life and career in


Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. It was about a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took 12 years and


Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making Of the Other Side of the Wind: Library Edition
Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making Of the Other Side of the Wind: Library Edition
By Blackstone Pub
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ean: 9781504643764, isbn: 1504643763,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. It was about a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical.The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took twelve years and


The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir
The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir
By Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781480539426, isbn: 1480539422,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
With such seminal movies as The Exorcist and The French Connection, Academy Award–winning director William Friedkin secured his place as a great filmmaker. A maverick from the start, Friedkin joined other young directors who ushered in Hollywood’s second Golden Age during the 1970s. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, Friedkin provides a candid portrait of an extraordinary life and career.His own success story has the makings of classic American film. He was born in Chicago, the son of Russian


Role Models
Role Models
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400117031, isbn: 1400117038,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Role Models is filmmaker John Waters's self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities-some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the American playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis-these are the extreme


Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side
Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side
By Audible Studios
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker - for the first time. Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist obsessed with his work and privacy to the point of madness. But who was he really? Emilio


Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (Library Edition)
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (Library Edition)
By Brand: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781470846435, isbn: 1470846438,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.][Read by Paul Michael Garcia] Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking. First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood's most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein,


Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies
Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies
By HarperAudio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films, such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond's hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker's movies - a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes' biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeless. For as long as Jason Diamond can remember, he's been infatuated with John Hughes' movies. From the outrageous, raunchy


Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'
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ean: 9781470846442, isbn: 1470846446,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
[Read by Paul Michael Garcia]Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking. First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood's most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of


Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films
By Tantor Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
''Everything about me is in my films,'' Steven Spielberg has said. Taking this as a key to understanding the hugely successful moviemaker, Molly Haskell explores the full range of Spielberg's works for the light they shine upon the man himself. Through such powerhouse hits as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones, to less-appreciated movies like Empire of the Sun, to the haunting Schindler's List, Haskell shows how Spielberg's uniquely evocative filmmaking


Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel
Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel
By Audible Studios
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
One of America's most intriguing show-business luminaries and true rebels, Dennis Hopper's amazing life was a roller-coaster series of triumphs and failures. Always intent on proving his genius and leaving a legacy, the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hopper acted in more than 115 movies and four TV series, directed seven films, and passionately pursued an artist's life as a photographer and creator and collector of modern art, embracing the work of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein before


The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (Library Edition)
The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (Library Edition)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781455161263, isbn: 1455161268,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
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