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Schickel, Richard

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The world of Goya, 1746-1828 by Richard Schickel( Book )
44 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 3,273 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 )
39 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,403 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 )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,710 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 )
21 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
Legendary films of the silent era, Griffith was doomed by his over-reaching drives, and he died an embittered man, shunned by the community he had largely created. His story is told here with unsparing truth and compelling narrative sweep
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,505 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 )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 1,346 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 )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,223 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 , noted film historian and critic 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 )
16 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,194 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
Conversations with Scorsese by Martin Scorsese( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 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
Brando : a life in our times by Richard Schickel( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
Biografi om den amerikanske filmskuespiller Marlon Brando
Lena by Lena Horne( Book )
18 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 libraries worldwide
The band wagon by Howard Dietz( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 915 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
Intimate strangers : the culture of celebrity by Richard Schickel( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
"Richard Schickel, who has been called "one of our most perceptive and connective critics," has written a knowing, witty, and alarming study of a public phenomenon that profoundly affects our private lives -- and our secret lives of dreams and fantasy. In trying to understand the power of celebrity in modern life, Mr. Schickel ranges through every realm of our culture -- film, theatre, television, literature, art, the media, pop music, politics -- for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends our minds. He considers the careers of figures as diverse as John Kennedy and Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, among dozens of others. And he reflects on the dangerous, sometimes deadly political and social consequences of the fascinating, largely unacknowledged relationship between the famous elite and the unfamous majority. In demonstrating how the carefully fostered illusion of intimacy between these two groups has created a devastating confusion between public life and private life, in showing how the play of celebrity symbols has largely replaced the play of ideas in American society, Schickel takes us on a journey to the heart of contemporary darkness -- and offers, finally, a chilling warning about the psychopathic consequences of our national obsession with celebrity. In a new Afterword he shows how the new democratization of celebrity -- in the form of the Internet -- fits into his analysis."--Page 4 of cover
You must remember this : the Warner Bros. story by Richard Schickel( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 874 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 )
12 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 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 778 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
Clint : a retrospective by Richard Schickel( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 732 libraries worldwide
A richly illustrated retrospective celebrates the life and films of Clint Eastwood, This stunning volume presents a chronological look at look at Eastwood's astonishing body of work along with movie stills from memorable screen performances. Includes a free 20 minute DVD of commentary and movie highlights
Alias Nick & Nora ( visu )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Two documentaries saluting William Powell, originally silent film star and loveable villian and Myrna Loy's passage to the reigning queen of Hollywood
Movies; the history of an art and an institution by Richard Schickel( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Account of the movies as an art form, a business, and a cultural institution
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Шикель, Ричард
シッケル, リチャード
English (279)
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