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Bach, Steven

Overview
Works: 44 works in 165 publications in 9 languages and 5,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Drama  Western films  War films  Spaghetti Westerns  Action and adventure films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Production personnel, Author of introduction, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1998.3.R54, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steven Bach
Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leni Riefenstahl, the woman best known as "Hitler's filmmaker," is one of the most controversial personalities of the twentieth century. Her story is one of huge talent and huger ambition, one that probes the sometimes blurred borders dividing art and beauty from truth and humanity. Two of her films, Olympia and Triumph of the Will, are universally regarded as among the greatest and most innovative documentaries ever made, but they are also insidious glorifications of Hitler and the Third Reich. Relying on new sources--including interviews with her colleagues and intimate friends, as well as on previously unknown recordings of Riefenstahl herself--biographer Bach untangles the truths and lies behind this gifted woman's lifelong self-vindication as an apolitical artist who claimed she knew nothing of the Holocaust and denied her complicity with the criminal regime she both used and sanctified.--From publisher description
Marlene Dietrich : life and legend by Steven Bach( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penetrates the enigma and focuses on both the woman and the myth of the star of The Blue Angel
Dazzler : the life and times of Moss Hart by Steven Bach( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the "Prince of Broadway" highlights the wit and sophistication of the playwright and director, describing his rise from poverty to success in the theatrical world, and remarks on his contributions to American theater
Final cut : dreams and disaster in the making of Heaven's gate by Steven Bach( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an inside look at the making of "Heaven's Gate", a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. There were major setbacks in the film's production due to cost and time overruns, negative press, and rumors about Cimino's allegedly overbearing directorial style. It is generally considered one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, and in some circles has been considered to be one of the worst films ever made. Due to this fiasco, studio control of budgets and productions became tighter, ending the free-wheeling excesses that had begotten Heaven's Gate
Final cut : art, money, and ego in the making of Heaven's gate, the film that sank United Artists by Steven Bach( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster, for ego run rampant, for epic mismanagement, for wanton extravagance. It was also the film that brought down one of Hollywood's major studios - United Artists, the company founded in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith, and Charlie Chaplin. Steven Bach was senior vice president and head of worldwide production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven's Gate, and apart from the director and producer, the only person to witness the film's evolution from beginning to end. Combining wit, extraordinary anecdotes, and historical perspective, he has produced a landmark book on Hollywood and its people, and in so doing, tells a story of human absurdity that would have made Chaplin proud."--BOOK JACKET
Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leni Reifenstahl, "Hitler's filmmaker," remains one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century. Susan Sontag, one of her severest critics, said that Triumph of the will and Olympia, Leni's most noted films, "may be the two greatest documentaries ever made ... Others see her story as an object lesson about opportunism: the story of an ambitious narcissist and unrepentant Nazi sympathizer whose glorification of Hitler and the Third Reich helped pave the way to the horrors of World Was II and the Holocaust. Bach lets the facts speak for themselves-including many newly uncovered-and the facts are rarely kind to Reifenstahl. We see Reifenstahl at the age 100 as someone who could face the cameras to announce that, as a member of Greenpeace, she mourned the fates of sea creatures that die in transport from their native habitats to the aquariums of the world, but who could not express remorse for the millions of Jews, gypsies, and others murdered by the Third Reich and the Fuhrer she elevated to myth
Marlene Dietrich : life and legend by Steven Bach( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This massive, admiring biography refutes the notion that Marlene Dietrich's femme fatale image was wholly the invention of director Josef von Sternberg. Bach, a film producer and author of Final Cut, who studied with von Sternberg, portrays the latter as a megalomaniac whose amorous frustrations with the star he had created drove him to maintain that she was a puppet who danced to his strings. Bach rejects the standard comparisons with Garbo as he plumbs Dietrich's special blend of erotic power, irony and humor and limns a strong-willed woman whose innumerable sexual affairs satisfied a simple need for companionship
Leni Riefenstahl : neizprosna moč slik by Steven Bach( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Slovenian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final cut : dreams and disaster in the making of Heaven's gate by Steven Bach( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final cut : dreams and disaster in the making of Heaven's gate by Steven Bach( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlene Dietrich : die Legende--das Leben by Steven Bach( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and work by Steven Bach( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing biography of one of the twentieth century's most controversial figures; and the first significant biography to have been published since the subject's death
Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlene Dietrich : "die Wahrheit über mich gehört mir" by Steven Bach( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlen Ditrikh : zhizn' i legenda by Steven Bach( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Russian and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Billion( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian automobile mechanic, Guido Falcone (Terence Hill), inherits a billion dollar financial empire from his late uncle. Business mogul John Cutter (Jackie Gleason) attempts to steal Guido's inheritence for his own possession
Movies 4 you : timeless westerns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlton Heston plays a retired sheriff who suddenly gets back in the saddle after the man he put away a decade ago escapes and kidnaps his daughter
Reni rīfenshutāru no uso to shinjitsu by Steven Bach( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leni : Leni Reifenstahl élete és munkássága by Steven Bach( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius of the system : Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era by Thomas Schatz( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Genius of the System is the first complete portrait of moviemaking in Hollywood's classic studio era. Incisive, entertaining, and based on actual industry documents--memos, production reports, story conference notes, personal correspondence--this book cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legends, to get at how the studio system actually worked. Film historian Thomas Schatz focuses on tour representative companies--Warner Brothers, MGM, Universal, and Selznick International--tracing their distinctive house styles and studio operations from the 1920s through the 1950s. These were Hollywood's glory years, when the movies captured the American imagination. Schatz takes us on to the sets of Bette Davis melodramas and Bogart thrillers, Harlow-Gable romances and Gene Kelly musicals. We sit in with Irving Thalberg, MGM's 'boy wonder' production boss, for script conferences on Grand Hotel; follow Selznick's negotiations with the censors over the climactic suicide scene in Spellbound; attend the deliberations at Universal about whether to kill off Dr. Frankenstein and his monster--or let them live for future exploitation. The Genius of the System tells Hollywood's story as it's never been told before. Rich with strong personalities, full of new and fascinating information, this book finally lays to rest the persistent myth that business and producers stifle artistic talent, and reveals instead the genius of a system of collaboration and confrontation."--Jacket
 
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Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl
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Marlene Dietrich : life and legendDazzler : the life and times of Moss HartFinal cut : art, money, and ego in the making of Heaven's gate, the film that sank United ArtistsLeni : the life and work of Leni RiefenstahlLife and workThe genius of the system : Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era
Alternative Names
Bach, Stephen 1938-2009

Bach, Stiven.

Bakh, Stiven

Bakh Stiven 1938-2009

Steven Bach American biographer and film executive

Бах, Стивен

Стивен Бах

バック, スティーヴン

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