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Lax, Eric

Overview
Works: 54 works in 269 publications in 9 languages and 10,402 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Popular works  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Interviewer
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Most widely held works about Eric Lax
 
Most widely held works by Eric Lax
The mold in Dr. Florey's coat : the story of the penicillin miracle by Eric Lax( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member 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
Conversations with Woody Allen : his films, the movies, and moviemaking by Eric Lax( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,240 WorldCat member 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
Bogart by A. M Sperber( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member 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
Paul Newman : a biography by Eric Lax( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 516 WorldCat member 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 has remained both popular and respected. From Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Hustler to The Sting and Slap Shot, and on to the The Color of Money, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, and the recent Nobody's Fool, Paul Newman has demonstrated again and again how versatile and compelling an actor he is. In films that Newman directed, such as Rachel, Rachel and Harry and Son, which starred Joanne Woodward, his wife of nearly forty years, ordinary people attempt to make sense of their lives. In contrast, this most unordinary man has lived a life of remarkable achievement on the stage and in cinema, has won four national amateur race car titles, devoted himself to political activism, and started a nonprofit food business, Newman's Own, that so far has donated nearly $70 million to worthy causes. Drawing on interviews with Newman and others who have worked with him, Eric Lax has succeeded in bringing out the real man from behind the enduring screen image
On being funny : Woody Allen and comedy by Eric Lax( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the comedian-filmmaker-actor-essayist's career to date and, with the aid of his own comments and reflections, explores his outlook and style
Life and death on 10 West by Eric Lax( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and French and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En racontant l'histoire d'une greffe de moelle chez une jeune femme leucémique, ce livre "nous fait découvrir l'épopée de la médecine moderne à travers les hommes qui la pratiquent et la font avancer."
Start to finish : Woody Allen and the art of moviemaking by Eric Lax( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A cinephile's dream: the chance to follow legendary director Woody Allen throughout the creation of a film--from inception to premiere--and to enjoy his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen almost every step of the way. He chronicled Allen's transformation from stand-up comedian to filmmaker in On Being Funny (1975). His international best seller, Woody Allen: A Biography (1991), was a portrait of a director hitting his stride. Conversations with Woody Allen comprised interviews that illustrated Allen's evolution from 1971 to 2008. Now, Lax invites us onto the set--and even further behind the scenes--of Allen's Irrational Man, which was released in 2015, and starred Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. Revealing the intimate details of Allen's filmmaking process, Lax shows us the screenplay being shaped, the scenes being prepared, the actors, cinematographers, other crew members, the editors, all engaged in their work. We hear Allen's colleagues speak candidly about working with him, and Allen speaking with equal openness about his lifetime's work. An unprecedented revelation of one of the foremost filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is sure to delight not only movie buffs and Allen fans, but everyone who has marveled at the seeming magic of the artistic process." -- Publisher's description
The mould in Dr Florey's coat : the remarkable true story of the penicillin miracle by Eric Lax( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techniques in job development and placement for ex-addicts : a success story by Eric Lax( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman : Paul Newman, a celebration by Eric Lax( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody Allen : eine Biographie by Eric Lax( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humphrey Bogart by A. M Sperber( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Finnish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody Allen and his comedy by Eric Lax( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiation by Robert Peter Gale( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clarifying, fascinating, urgently needed book on radiation--what it is, what should and shouldn't concern us about it, and what place radiation and radiation-related technologies have in our world. The universe and our galaxy and planet Earth were born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet, and without radiation there would be no life here. While radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Dr
Conversaciones con Woody Allen by Eric Lax( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member 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
Woody Allen : a biography by Eric Lax( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entretiens avec Woody Allen by Eric Lax( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman : Paul Newman, a biography by Eric Lax( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogart by A. M Sperber( Recording )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and convincingly layered portrait of Bogart
 
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The mold in Dr. Florey's coat : the story of the penicillin miracle
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