Warner Bros. 100 Years of Storytellingby Mark A. VieiraRunning Press/Turner Classic Movies, 360 pp., Hardcover, $40.00, also available as an e-bookPublished May 30, 2023 Initially, it was Warner Brothers, named after Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack, sons of Benjamin Wonsal … Continue reading WARNER BROS. 100 YEARS OF STORYTELLING
Eddie Muller is known as “the czar of noir,” and for good reason. He’s penned booked on the movies—Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir and Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir, among others—started the Film Noir Foundation … Continue reading EDDIE MULLER’S NOIR BAR
Change your mind. For once in your life, change your mind. Those are the words Fen hurls at Thomas Dunson, a hardheaded man with money on his mind. Fourteen years later, another woman will say something similar to Dunson, only this … Continue reading RED RIVER
The cinema has few theorists as gifted as David Bordwell. Film Art: An Introduction, co-written with Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith, is taught in just about every intro to film class, while Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling … Continue reading PERPLEXING PLOTS: POPULAR STORYTELLING AND THE POETICS OF MURDER
What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Careerby Joseph McBrideThe University Press of Kentucky, 394 pp., Paperback, $29.95Published Jan. 11, 2022 What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? grew out of writer Joseph McBride’s frustration with the public … Continue reading WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ORSON WELLES?
Hollywood Victory: The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War IIby Christian BlauveltRunning Press/Turner Classic Movies, 240 pp., Hardcover, $30.00 ($38.00 Canada), also available as an e-bookPublished Nov. 2, 2021 When America went to war in 1941, Hollywood followed suit. … Continue reading HOLLYWOOD VICTORY: THE MOVIES, STARS, AND STORIES OF WORLD WAR II
Warrior: Audrey Hepburnby Robert MatzenGoodKnight Books, 368 pp., $27.95 (hardcover), $14.99 (ebook)Published Sept. 28, 2021 It’s been nearly 30 years since Audrey Hepburn died, yet her visage is still synonymous with Hollywood movies and glamour. It’s no accident that one … Continue reading WARRIOR: AUDREY HEPBURN
Norman Jewison: A Director’s Lifeby Ira WellsSutherland House, 455 pp., Hardcover, $28.95 ($34.95 Canada)Available now Chances are when you think of the films and filmmakers of the New Hollywood Cinema, Jewison is not the name that comes to mind first. … Continue reading NORMAN JEWISON: A DIRECTOR’S LIFE
Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror Filmby Brad WeismannUniversity Press of Mississippi, 264 pp., Paperback, $25.00Available now They always say write the book that you want to read,” Brad Weismann says. “I was looking for a reference … Continue reading LOST IN THE DARK: A WORLD HISTORY OF HORROR FILM
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