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Baxter, John 1939-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 519 publications in 7 languages and 17,468 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Science fiction 
Roles: Compiler, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1993.5.U65, 791.430233092
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Von Sternberg by John Baxter ( )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce, and earned three times as much as the president. Von Sternberg traces the choices that carried the unique director from poverty in Vienna to power in Hollywood, including his eventual ostracism in Japan. Historian John Baxter reveals an artist few people knew
The fire came by : the riddle of the great Siberian explosion by John Baxter ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the Great Siberian Explosion of 1908 and possible explanations of its cause. For many years thought due to a meteorite, theory now advanced is that it was due to a nuclear-powered, extraterrestrial spacecraft which destructed on attempting to land on earth
Woody Allen : a biography by John Baxter ( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and French and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explores the life and work of the famous director and "that more shadowy region where the real Woody Allen, a self-confident, steely professional with a fashionable New York address, meets his nebbishy movie twin."--Jacket
Stanley Kubrick : a biography by John Baxter ( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une biographie qui met le grand réalisateur sous l'objectif et le suit dans les principales étapes de sa vie et de sa carrière. La minutieuse recherche de l'auteur permet d'en apprendre un peu plus sur ce personnage plein de contradictions, ce "génie maniaque", cet autodidacte qui avait développé une expertise dans toutes sortes de domaines, cet "emmerdeur bourré de talent" selon l'expression de Kirk Douglas
Steven Spielberg : the unauthorised biography by John Baxter ( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografi om den amerikanske filminstruktør (f. 1946)
Fellini by John Baxter ( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Baxter, in this first major biography of the director (and the first since his death), limns the life and career of a man who made dreams and lies into great films. He was a man deeply disturbed, who proved that with genius came hardness: Fellini elicited extraordinary work from all around him, but bridled when their fame approached his; constantly won love he was unable to return; wove a filmworld whose fantasy seemed truer than real life. One producer compared him to Attila the Hun; another charged, "He's as phoney as a glass eye." The genius of his films rests on a foundation of deceptions, creations, and, above all, lies - woven by a man who frankly admitted that he invented everything." "By a meticulous study of original sources in Italian, French, and English, and through interviews with friends and collaborators, as well as with the man himself, Baxter has brought into focus the real life of the man universally recognized as one of the greatest filmmakers ever: Fellini."--BOOK JACKET
Science fiction in the cinema by John Baxter ( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buñuel by John Baxter ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author draws on interviews with family and friends in Hollywood, France, Spain, and Mexico to present the story of the "dangerous, enigmatic, elusive" Buñuel, "one of the century's most important filmmakers."--Jacket
Hollywood in the thirties by John Baxter ( Book )
25 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Niro : a biography by John Baxter ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hollywood exiles by John Baxter ( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stunt; the story of the great movie stunt men by John Baxter ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the men and women whose daring stunts have thrilled Hollywood's audiences - from the slapstick of the Keystone Kops to the present
Mythmaker : the life and work of George Lucas by John Baxter ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixty years of Hollywood by John Baxter ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gangster film by John Baxter ( Book )
14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cinema of John Ford by John Baxter ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hollywood in the sixties by John Baxter ( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris at the end of the world : the City of Light during the Great War, 1914-1918 by John Baxter ( Book )
8 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city's history. During World War I, the terrifying sounds of the nearby front could be heard from inside the French capital; Germany's "Paris Gun" and enemy aviators routinely bombarded the city. And yet in its darkest hour, the City of Light blazed more brightly than ever. Its taxis shuttled troops to the front; its great railway stations received reinforcements from across the world; its grand museums and cathedrals housed the wounded; and the Eiffel Tower hummed at all hours, relaying messages to and from the trenches. At night, Parisians lived with urgency and without inhibition, embracing the lush and the libertine. The rich hosted parties that depleted their wine cellars of the finest vintages. Artists such as Pablo Picasso achieved new creative heights. And the war brought a wave of foreigners to the city for the first time, including Ernest Hemingway and Baxter's own grandfather, Archie, whose diaries he uses to reconstruct a soldier's-eye view of the war years
The cinema of Josef von Sternberg by John Baxter ( Book )
9 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perfect meal : in search of the lost tastes of France by John Baxter ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As old ways of agriculture, butchering, and cooking fade and are forgotten, so too are some of the most revered and complex elements of French cuisine in danger of disappearing. Part grand tour of France, part history of French cuisine, Baxter takes readers on a journey to discover and savor some of the world's great cultural achievements before they disappear completely
 
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Alternative Names
Bakster, Džon
Baxter-Atkins, .. 1939-
Baxter, John
Baxter, John 1939-...
Baxter, John M. 1939-
Baxter, John M. 1939- John Martin
Бакстер, Джон 1939-
バクスター, ジョン
Languages
English (274)
Spanish (17)
French (11)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Hungarian (1)
Russian (1)
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