Film Crazy

Interviews with Hollywood Legends

Author: Patrick McGilligan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466875739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In Film Crazy, McGilligan shares some of his fascinating interviews with screen luminaries from his salad days as a young journalist working the Hollywood beat. He rides the presidential campaign bus with Ronald Reagan, visits Alfred Hitchcock on the set of the Master of Suspense's last film, "Family Plot," meets George Stevens at the Brown Derby and conducts the last interview with the director of "Shane" and "Giant." Other interview subjects captured for posterity include rough-and-ready pioneer directors William Wellman and Raoul Walsh; likeable actor Joel McCrea; actress - and the only female director of her era - Ida Lupino; French legend Rene Clair; and lowly-contract-writer-turned-studio-mogul Dore Schary. Film Crazy is a must for film students, scholars and professionals.
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Film Crazy

Interviews with Hollywood Legends

Author: Patrick McGilligan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312261314

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

View: 6297

Provides interviews with notable Hollywood actors, directors, and producers, including Alfred Hitchcock, George Stevens, Joel McCrea, and Ronald Reagan.
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Film Crazy

Interviews with Hollywood Legends

Author: Patrick McGilligan

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312280383

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 9039

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Movie Crazy

Stars, Fans, and the Cult of Celebrity

Author: S. Barbas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137103191

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 9803

While the impact that legendary actors and actresses have had on the development of the Hollywood film industry is well known, few have recognised the power of movie fans on shaping the industry. This books redresses that balance, and is the first study of Hollywood's golden era to examine the period from the viewpoint of the fans. Using fan club journals, fan letters, studio production records, and other previously unpublished archival sources, Samantha Barbas reveals how the passion, enthusiasm, and ongoing activism of film fans in Hollywood's golden era transformed early cinema, the modern mass media and American popular culture.
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Crazy Rich Asians

Author: Kevin Kwan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385536984

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel—now a major motion picture! “This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.” —Entertainment Weekly When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
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Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595821195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

View: 5188

Presents a selection of material from the author's newsletter of the same name that provides a history of Hollywood's golden age through personal recollections and interviews with its actors, writers, and directors.
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Crazy Title, Crazy Movie

Author: Robert Frosdick,Michael Kendall

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781364957469

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

View: 2751

If you love movies then you are sure to appreciate the thought, ingenuity and downright creativity that some film makers have shown when it comes to naming their work. A witty pun, clever play on words, blood curdling situation or terrifyingly scary creature in the title can help to draw you in and build your anticipation prior to viewing. In this book we have selected over 400 of the wackiest, strangest and funniest movie titles that we have come across. Titles such as Microwave Massacre, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, Redneck Zombies and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Amazingly they are all real films. Crazy Title, Crazy Movie provides an indispensable compendium that is sure to entertain and amuse any film buff prone to the curious compulsion of watching the best and worst that cinema has to offer. Spanning decades and genres the book selects a range of titles so bizarre that you wonder how some of them ever got made.
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C.R.A.Z.Y.: A Queer Film Classic

Author: Robert Schwartzwald

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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A Queer Film Classic on the 2005 film debut by French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (best known for Dallas Buyers Club and Wild), about a young gay man who struggles to find his sense of self amidst a "crazy" family of four brothers and a homophobic father who seeks to cure him. The film won a best picture Genie Award (Canada's version of the Oscars) in 2006. Robert Schwartzwald in a professor at the Université de Montréal.
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Gun crazy

Author: Jim Kitses,British Film Institute

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 86

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Gun Crazy is the very essence of film noir, a low-budget, high-octane thriller whose reputation has grown with every passing year since its first appearance in 1950. While its story of two doomed lovers, crashing through the small towns of the mid-West, running the gauntlet of hold-ups and shoot-outs to a bloody nemesis, owes much to the true-life tale of Bonnie and Clyde, the film achieves an intense poetry eloquently expressive of the dark side of the American Dream. The film's origins in the poverty-row operation of the King Brothers are expertly described by Jim Kitses. He traces Gun Crazy's roots in the rain-slicked, nighttime world of noir, and in the post-war American society that gave birth to it. He teases out the effects of the Production Code, and the distinctive contributions of director Joseph H. Lewis, writers MacKinlay Kantor and the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, and stars, Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Above all, Kitses provides a wonderfully alert and informative reading of a small masterpiece, a film that rises triumphantly above the modesty of its means.
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China Rich Girlfriend

A Novel

Author: Kevin Kwan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385539096

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4712

From the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (Now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE) comes a deliciously fun story of family, fortune, and fame in Mainland China. Book Two of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle. Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.
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Tales from the Cult Film Trenches

Interviews with 36 Actors from Horror, Science Fiction and Exploitation Cinema

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786429941

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 6614

From movie villains to scream queens, here are interviews with 36 actors and actresses familiar to fans of sixties and seventies cult cinema. Interviewees include the well-known (David Carradine, Christopher Lee), the relatively obscure (Marrie Lee), sex symbols (Valerie Leon), surfers who became movie stars (Don Stroud), and action heroes (Fred Williamson), among many others. Each interview is accompanied by a biography and filmography.
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Crazy U

One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College

Author: Andrew Ferguson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439101221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 4236

The author recounts his haphazard experiences of helping his son get into college, an effort marked by quantities of self-help books, contradictory counselor advice, and steep costs.
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Crazy Town

The Rob Ford Story

Author: Robyn Doolittle

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143191349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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His drug and alcohol-fuelled antics made world headlines and engulfed a city in unprecedented controversy. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s personal and political troubles have occupied centre stage in North America’s fourth largest city since news broke that men involved in the drug trade were selling a videotape of Ford appearing to smoke crack cocaine. Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle was one of three journalists to view the video and report on its contents in May 2013. Her dogged pursuit of the story has uncovered disturbing details about the mayor’s past and embroiled the Toronto police, city councilors, and ordinary citizens in a raucous debate about the future of the city. Even before those explosive events, Ford was a divisive figure. A populist and successful city councillor, he was an underdog to become mayor in 2010. His politics and mercurial nature have split the amalgamated city in two. But there is far more to the story. The Fords have a long, unhappy history of substance abuse and criminal behavior. Despite their troubles, they are also one of the most ambitious families in Canada. Those close to the Fords say they often compare themselves to the Kennedys and believe they were born to lead. Regardless of whether the mayor survives the scandal, the Ford name is on the ballot in the mayoralty election of 2014. Fast-paced and insightful, Crazy Town is a page-turning portrait of a troubled man, a formidable family and a city caught in an jaw-dropping scandal.
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Media in China

Consumption, Content and Crisis

Author: Stephanie Donald,Michael Keane,Yin Hong

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716142

Category: History

Page: 240

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Multinational media companies increasingly look to China as a highly important market for the future, but with what degree of confidence should they do so? Media in China is about a new kind of revolution in China - a revolution in which rapidly commercializing media industries confront slow-changing power relations between political, social and economic spheres. This interdisciplinary collection draws on the expertise of industry professionals, academic experts and cultural critics. It offers a variety of perspectives on audio-visual industries in the world's largest media market. In particular, the contributors examine television, film, music, commercial and political advertising, and new media such as the internet and multimedia. These essays explore evolving audience demographies, new patterns of media reception in regional centres, and the gradual internationalization of media content and foreign investment in China's broadcasting industries. This book will of use to students and professionals involved in media and communication, as well as anyone interested in contemporary China.
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Crazy Heart

A Novel

Author: Thomas Cobb

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062325523

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling alleys. Enter Ms. Right. Can Bad stop living the life of a country-western song and tie a rope around his crazy heart?
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Leonard Maltin's 2005 Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452285927

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1637

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With more than eighteen thousand capsule film reviews and three hundred new entries, this updated version of this classic movie and video guide offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than seven thousand DVD titles, along with valuable information on ratings, and much more. Simultaneous.
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Rich People Problems

Author: Kevin Kwan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542240

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9405

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE) and China Rich Girlfriend, here is the uproarious conclusion to the Crazy Rich Asians Series. Esquire Best Books of 2017 Kirkus Best Fictional Families of 2017 Book Three of the Crazy Rich Asians Series When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.
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Film Noir Reader 4

Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879103057

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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This text identifies a handful of plot elements that consistently recur within film noir and analyses in depth the memorable pictures that, while being vivid prototypes of certain cinematics themes, bend and break their moulds to find new ways to enthral and frighten us.
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The Cinema of Scandinavia

Author: Jacob Neiiendam

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."
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Movie Crazy

Stars, Fans and the Cult of Celebrity, 1910-1950

Author: Samantha Sumi Barbas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 654

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