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Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils
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
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
By Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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
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
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
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
By Turner Publishing Company
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
Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side
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)
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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,
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho'
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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