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"Considered by many critics to be one of Welles's great works, the film gets a superb review in this first-rate anthology. . . . Recommended." --Film Study "This is a welcome addition to the growing collection of scripts of film classics, one to put on the shelf next to Welles's Citizen Kane. .…read more

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Nominated for both an Academy Award for scriptwriting and a National Book Award, John Sayles has written screenplays, teleplays, short stories, and novels and has worked as a script doctor for a virtual who's who of Hollywood film and television talent. He has acted in films and on stage and even…read more

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(Applause Books). Pull up a ringside seat to the exultant pageant of New York's night life, commerce and scoiety, from the Cotton Club to Wall Street to Broadway. Charles Wohlsetter was a young acolyte to George Gershwin, Bernard Baruch, Abe Burrows, J. Paul Getty and George S. Kaufman.…read more

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Amid extraordinary controversy at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1999, Elia Kazan was belatedly presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career as a director of American films. Despite the protests regarding his "friendly" testimony at the HUAC hearings in 1952, there was never…read more

Claude Chabrol

by Guy Austin|

December 10, 1999

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This clear and comprehensive study is the first book-length analysis of Claude Chabrol to be published in English since 1970. It brings back into focus a giant of French cinema, a man recently described by the French film press as "possibly the greatest living French film-maker." Claude Chabrol…read more

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Acts of Intervention examines the ways that gay men have used theatre and performance to intervene in the AIDS crisis. It discusses dramatic texts and public performances-from cabarets and candlelight vigils to full-scale Broadway productions such as Angels in America and Rent-that have shaped,…read more

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Anna Halprin is one of the most important innovators in the history of modern dance, performance art, and post-modern dance. Moving Toward Life brings together for the first time her essays, interviews, manifestos, and teaching materials, along with over 100 illustrations, providing a rich account…read more

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This first biography of Susan Sarandon highlights the real person behind the screen image, exploring her idealism, values, and combative spirit in the service of higher goals, while also celebrating her stunning film career. Renowned celebrity biographer Marc Shapiro traces Sarandonfs life from…read more

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Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told. Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of…read more

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Roberto Rossellini (1906–1977)—movie-maker, bon vivant, and passionate intellectual—was the key figure of Italian neo-realism, the godfather of the French New Wave, and a television pioneer; the maker of such classics as Open City, Paisan, Stromboli, Flowers of St. Francis, Voyage…read more

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Will Rogers was a true American icon. His newspaper column was read daily by 40 million people, and as radio entertainer, lecturer, movie star, and homespun sage, he was one of our most popular entertainers.read more