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Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

Mark Harris · Penguin Press
Pages: 490
Format: Hardcover

The epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood,...
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The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood

David Thomson · Knopf; First Edition edition
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A magnificent history of Hollywood from the invention of film to the present day, by the everywhere acclaimed David Thomson, who has established himself as the “greatest living film critic and historian” (The Atlantic Monthly), “irreplaceable” (The New York...
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Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep

Michael Schulman · Harper
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep - the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three - that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling...
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Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

Peter Biskind · Simon & Schuster; First edition. edition
Format: Hardcover

In this compulsively readable and constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty. Famously a playboy, Beatty...
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Paul Newman: A Life

Shawn Levy · Harmony Books
Pages: 490
Format: Print book

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money,...
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Ava Gardner: "Love Is Nothing"

Lee Server · St. Martin's Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic life of the incomparably beautiful and swashbuckling Ava Gardner--one of Hollywoods most beautiful actresses and lover of many men from bullfighters to Frank Sinatra--by The New York Times bestselling author of ROBERT MITCHUM Baby I Dont Care
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Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

William J. Mann · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling biographer of Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor tells the electrifying story of how Barbra Streisand transformed herself into the greatest star of her era, etching “an indelible portrait of the artist as a young woman” (Publishers Weekly).In 1960, she was a seventeen-year-old...
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Keepers: The Greatest Films--and Personal Favorites--of a Moviegoing Lifetime

Richard Schickel · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a legendary film critic and movie fan extraordinaire, the highlights reel of a life spent at the movies Richard Schickel has seen, by his own estimate, more than twenty thousand films. He has been a reviewer since 1965 (long for Time magazine), has written almost forty books on the subject,...
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Conversations with Scorsese

Richard Schickel · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Mean Streets Taxi Driver Raging Bull The Last Temptation of Christ Kundun The Departed The Aviator Shutter Island these are just a few of the critically acclaimed films startling experimental works and spectacular commercial blockbusters with which Martin Scorsese has forever enriched American...
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Julia: Her Life

James Spada · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Julia Roberts represents a return to the glamour of the great Hollywood stars of another era. Fans flock to her movies, and shes a staple cover subject of People magazine and every entertainment show imaginable, but her real life has only been seen in tabloid glimpses until now. James...
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Who the Hell's in It: Portraits and Conversations

Peter Bogdanovich · Knopf
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian's Rainbow) ; he watched actors work (he went to the theater...
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