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Schickel, Richard

Works: 310 works in 906 publications in 4 languages and 42,587 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Catalogs  Film adaptations  Fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Director, Editor, Scenarist, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Film editor, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, B
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The world of Goya, 1746-1828 by Richard Schickel ( Book )
25 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and held by 3,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life, career and paintings of the Spanish court painter, Francisco Goya, with information on the times in which he lived and other artists of that era
The Disney version; the life, times, art, and commerce of Walt Disney by Richard Schickel ( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book Description: This classic history of Walt Disney's life and works takes us from his wandering youth through the desperate gamble of opening his own animation studio, his daring decision to crash Hollywood, the sudden and inspired invention of Mickey Mouse-and on to the creation of a multimillion-dollar international entertainment empire. Throughout Richard Schickel asks penetrating questions about Disney's achievements and shortcomings, and the enormous popularity of the "Disney version."
Clint Eastwood : a biography by Richard Schickel ( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of American actor and director Clint Eastwood (b. 1930). Based on personal conversations with Eastwood, and interviews with friends, colleagues and family members, the author provides a candid and close-up portrait of Eastwood. Readers see the boy, Clint, regularly changing homes and schools as his family struggles to overcome the hardships of the Depression. We watch a restless West Coast adolescent obsessed with cars and jazz turn into an angry young man going through years of frustration and rejection as he tries to establish himself as an actor. After Eastwood achieves star status in the television series Rawhide, we witness him making the daring choices that propel him first to international stardom - the decision to make a spaghetti western (Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars) - and then to superstardom as the controversial Dirty Harry. He traces, too, the emergence of Eastwood the director, from modest beginnings (Play Misty for Me) through increasingly complex and ambitious films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales and Bronco Billy to the Oscar-winning success of Unforgiven. And finally Eastwood becomes not only one of the most admired figures in his profession, but an American icon. Here is the essential Eastwood, caught in action as he directs and stars in some of his most important movies, reflecting on what is unquestionably a remarkable career. Here is Eastwood describing his feelings about his own work, about his unwillingness to settle for the roles he knows he can play and his desire to challenge himself; about films and filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses; about his family; about what he has accomplished and what he hopes to accomplish
D.W. Griffith : an American life by Richard Schickel ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He transformed a nickelodeon novelty into a new art form and a powerful, glamorous American industry. He codified the rules and techniques of screen story-telling, and pioneered the conventions that brought films to life, from surging spectacle to soul-baring close-ups. A poor farm boy from the South, Griffith rose to fame with The Birth of a Nation, a cinematic masterpiece stained by the racism that infected his heritage. Though he went on to direct some of the most
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Cary Grant : a celebration by Richard Schickel ( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features two hundred black-and-white photographs, a perceptive critical analysis of the popular actor's roles and his contributions to the history of film, and new biographical material on the private man
Elia Kazan : a biography by Richard Schickel ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few figures in film and theater history tower like Elia Kazan. Born in 1909 to Greek parents in Istanbul, Turkey, he arrived in America with incomparable vision and drive, and by the 1950s he was the most important and influential director in the nation, simultaneously dominating both theater and film. His productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman reshaped the values of the stage. His films -- most notably On the Waterfront -- brought a new realism and a new intensity of performance to the movies. Kazan's career spanned times of enormous change in his adopted country, and his work affiliated him with many of America's great artistic moments and figures, from New York City's Group Theatre of the 1930s to the rebellious forefront of 1950s Hollywood; from Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy to Marlon Brando and James Dean. Ebullient and secretive, bold and self-doubting, beloved yet reviled for "naming names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Kazan was an individual as complex and fascinating as any he directed. He has long deserved a biography as shrewd and sympathetic as this one. In the electrifying Elia Kazan, noted film historian and critic Richard Schickel illuminates much more than a single astonishing life and life's work: He pays discerning tribute to the power of theater and film, and casts a new light on six crucial decades of American history
The Men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. Wellman by Richard Schickel ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rich in behind-the-scenes stories about such modern classics as It Happened One Night, Dawn Patrol, The Champ, Born Yesterday, Father of the Bride, and Shadow of a Doubt, as well as in anecdotes about the men and women of Hollywood, this book is an enduring tribute to the men who made the movies."--Cover
Brando : a life in our times by Richard Schickel ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografi om den amerikanske filmskuespiller Marlon Brando
Conversations with Scorsese by Martin Scorsese ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese's career is a dense map of critical darlings and experimental films--from "Mean Streets" to "Shutter Island." Now fans are given the chance to see all of his movies, and moviemaking in general, through the eyes of the master director himself
Lena by Lena Horne ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey
The band wagon by Howard Dietz ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
You must remember this : the Warner Bros. story by Richard Schickel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history of the Warner Brothers production company from its origins in the 1920s to the present, highlighting the key films created by the company
The stars by Richard Schickel ( Book )
11 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distills and enlivens the essence of more than 100 star personalities. Examines those forces of personality, public demand and professional tactics which converge to create a star
The world of Carnegie Hall by Richard Schickel ( Book )
13 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carnegie Hall in New York City from its beginning in 1891, a decade-by-decade picture of the concert stage that has produced some of the finest virtuoso performances in musical history and lectures
Intimate strangers : the culture of celebrity by Richard Schickel ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clint : a retrospective by Richard Schickel ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A richly illustrated retrospective celebrating the life and films of Clint Eastwood. Acclaimed as both actor and director, as well as for his musical compositions, he's won multiple Oscars for his achievements in front of and behind the camera and has established himself as a true cinematic great. Covers a uniquely successful career that's spanned more than half a century and sixty movies
Bogie : a celebration of the life and films of Humphrey Bogart by Richard Schickel ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Two accomplished film writers pay tribute to one of cinema's most enduring symbols in this lavishly illustrated monograph complete with a foreword from Bogart's son, published in association with his estate. Richard Schickel assesses Humphrey Bogart's career and enduring legacy while George Perry provides a detailed review of the films he made over three decades, with a particular focus on his key roles, in this highly illustrated survey of a much-loved star. From his emergence as a figure to be reckoned with in High Sierra and as private eye Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon in 1941, and his iconic performance in Casablanca two years later, to his Oscar-winning role in The African Queen in 1952, Humphrey Bogart ensured his place as a true Hollywood legend. Following the success of his Oscar-winning role in The African Queen, Bogart starred in several other notable movies, including Beat the Devil and The Caine Mutiny. While Bogart's personal charm is to this day unmatched onscreen, his private life was also the stuff of legend. His relationship with Lauren Bacall is explored here, as they formed one of Hollywood's most celebrated on and off-screen couples
The essential Chaplin : perspectives on the life and art of the great comedian ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents essays on the life and accomplishments of the filmmaker, discussing the impact of his early life of poverty on the the recurring themes of his films, the evolution and refinement of his movie-making techniques, and his final recognition as a comic genius
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Шикель, Ричард
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English (251)
French (6)
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