Most widely held works by Eric Lax
Woody Allen : a biography by Eric Lax ( Book )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 10 languages and held by 2,194 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the filmmaker, Woody Allen, describing his work, career, and life.
The mold in Dr. Florey's coat : the story of the penicillin miracle by Eric Lax ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
"Admirable, superbly researched ... perhaps the most exciting tale of science since the apple dropped on Newton's head."--Simon Winchester, The New York Times. Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in his London laboratory in 1928 and its eventual development as the first antibiotic by a team at Oxford University headed by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain in 1942 led to the introduction of the most important family of drugs of the twentieth century. Yet credit for penicillin is largely misplaced. Neither Fleming nor Florey and his associates ever made real money from their achievements; instead it was the American labs that won patents on penicillin's manufacture and drew royalties from its sale. Why this happened, why it took fourteen years to develop penicillin, and how it was finally done is a fascinating story of quirky individuals, missed opportunities, medical prejudice, brilliant science, shoestring research, wartime pressures, misplaced modesty, conflicts between mentors and their proteges, and the passage of medicine from one era to the next.
Bogart by A. M Sperber ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Bogart is not just a movie star biography. Perhaps no other book has ever provided a more graphic rendering of what life was like for a contract player when the big studios ruled Hollywood or has so dramatically captured what happened in the late 1940's as some of the biggest names in the industry pitted themselves against the excesses of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the early days of the Cold War. Based on more than two hundred interviews with everyone.
Conversations with Woody Allen : his films, the movies, and moviemaking by Eric Lax ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
For more than three decades, Woody Allen has been talking regularly and candidly with Eric Lax, and has given him singular and unfettered access to his film sets, his editing room, and his thoughts and observations. In discussions that begin in 1971 and continue into 2007, Allen discusses every facet of moviemaking through the prism of his own films and the work of directors he admires. In doing so, he reveals an artist's development over the course of his career to date, from joke writer to standup comedian to world-acclaimed filmmaker. Allen talks about the seeds of his ideas and the writing of his screenplays; about casting and acting, shooting and directing, editing and scoring.--From publisher description.
Paul Newman : a biography by Eric Lax ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 615 libraries worldwide
In 1954, by then a successful Broadway actor, Newman launched his film career - disastrously - as Basil the slave in The Silver Chalice. Yet before long he would be considered not only a fine actor but one of the sexiest men in films. Eventually determined to control his own career, Newman broke away from the old studio system, which dictated what roles an actor could take, and with astute choices in scripts and directors, he ultimately established a screen presence that.
On being funny : Woody Allen and comedy by Eric Lax ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and German and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Life and death on 10 West by Eric Lax ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and French and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Faith, interrupted : a spiritual journey by Eric Lax ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Explores the role of faith in the author's life, describing the acute moral compass he developed as the son of an Episcopal priest, his service in the Peace Corps, and his relationship with a close friend.
The mould in Dr Florey's coat : the remarkable true story of the penicillin miracle by Eric Lax ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Humphrey Bogart by A. M Sperber ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Newman : Paul Newman, a celebration by Eric Lax ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Techniques in job development and placement for ex-addicts : a success story by Eric Lax ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Woody Allen and his comedy by Eric Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Woody Allen : his films, the movies & movie-making by Eric Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Woody Allen : wie ernst es ist, komisch zu sein by Eric Lax ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in German and English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Newman : Paul Newman, a biography by Eric Lax ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Paul Newman : a celebration by Eric Lax ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Conversaciones con Woody Allen by Eric Lax ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Draws on a series of interviews and dialogues with the acclaimed filmmaker, spanning from 1971 to the present, to look at the world of making movies from the perspective of the artist's own work and his development as an artist.
The mould in Dr Florey's coat by Eric Lax ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Woody Allen : his films, the movies, and moviemaking ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Alcoholics--Employment Alcoholics--Rehabilitation Allen, Woody Biography Bogart, Humphrey,--1899-1957 Bone marrow--Transplantation California Cetus Corporation Chain, Ernst,--Sir,--1906- Comedians Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drug addicts--Employment Drug addicts--Rehabilitation England--Oxford Episcopalians Fleming, Alexander,--1881-1955 Florey, Howard,--Baron Florey,--1898-1968 Galbraith, Linda Heatley, Norman George,--1911- History Interviews Medicine Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture producers and directors Myeloid leukemia--Patients Newman, Paul,--1925-2008 Penicillin Popular works United States
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