Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Ronald Neame, an by Ronald Neame,with Barbara Roisman Cooper,Michael Caine

By Ronald Neame,with Barbara Roisman Cooper,Michael Caine

Now in Paperback! Ronald Neame's autobiography takes its identify from considered one of his best-loved motion pictures, The Horse's Mouth (1958), starring Alec Guinness. In an informative and enjoyable type, Neame discusses the making of that movie, besides a number of others, together with during which We Serve, Blithe Spirit, short stumble upon, nice expectancies, Tunes of Glory, i'll cross on making a song, The best of pass over Jean Brodie, Scrooge, The Poseidon event, and Hopscotch. instantly from the Horse's Mouth offers a desirable, first-hand account of a special filmmaker, who all started his profession as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went directly to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and lots of different trendy performers. The e-book contains stories of the on-and-off-the-set antics of comic George Formby, and unique bills of his reports operating with Noel Coward and David Lean. this isn't easily an autobiography, yet particularly a heritage of British cinema from the Twenties during the Sixties, and Hollywood cinema from the Nineteen Sixties during the current. apart from Neame's personal writing, the ebook includes unique statement via lots of his contemporaries and co-workers together with Alec Guinness, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Shirley MacLaine, Walter Matthau, John generators and Shelley Winters. contains greater than forty photos!

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Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle by Peter Coyote

By Peter Coyote

In his lively, humorous, and clever memoir, Peter Coyote relives his fifteen-year journey throughout the center of the counterculture—a trip that took him from the quiet rooms of privilege because the son of an East Coast stockbroker to the riotous lifetime of political road theater and the self-imposed poverty of the West Coast communal flow referred to as The Diggers. With this leading edge collective of artist-anarchists who had assumed as their activity not anything lower than the new version of the nation’s political and social soul, Coyote and his partners quickly turned strength players.

In prose either picture and unsentimental, Coyote finds the corrosive aspect of affection that used to be referred to as “free”; the anxieties and low terrors of late-night, drug-fueled visits of biker gangs seeking to celebration; and his personal quest for the subsequent excessive. His highway via revolution introduced him to maturity and to his significant position as a political strategist: from radical communard to the chairman of the California Arts Council, from a highway theater apprentice to a motion-picture star.

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Errol Flynn: The Life and Career by Thomas McNulty

By Thomas McNulty

Errol Flynn set the normal for the fashionable motion hero in motion pictures like The Adventures of Robin Hood, avert City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his beginning in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his demise in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. incorporated is research of his motion pictures, dialogue of the 1943 rape trial that modified his lifestyles, a survey of the FBI’s notorious surveillance, and the 1st unique account of his tv appearances within the Fifties. First-hand interviews with Flynn’s buddies and co-workers are complemented by way of study from FBI records, correspondence, Flynn’s diary, and different assets. Illustrated with infrequent and formerly unpublished images, the learn additionally offers consciousness to the old backgrounds and cultural impacts that contributed to Flynn’s popularity; the paintings takes an goal and analytical examine the actor’s adventurous life.
The research contains appendices: the 1st is a set of quotations from a variety of celebrities, from thoughts of his expertise and elegance to anecdotes approximately his wild pool events. the second one appendix is a filmography together with all Flynn’s paintings for movie, level, and tv, with solid and team information.

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Jennifer Jones: The Life and Films by Paul Green,Robert Osborne

By Paul Green,Robert Osborne

the celebrated movie occupation of Academy Award–winning actress Jennifer Jones (1919–2009) is carefully chronicled from her faltering commence as Phylis Isley (her genuine identify) at Republic Studios in 1939, to her re-invention as a huge big name by way of manufacturer David O. Selznick, the actress’ moment husband. every one of her 24 films—among them The music of Bernadette, because you Went Away, Duel within the sunlight, Portrait of Jennie, Madame Bovary and Love Is a Many Splendored Thing—is mentioned in depth.
Robert Osborne, host of the Turner vintage video clips cable channel, affectionately remembers his interview with Jennifer Jones within the Foreword. The actress’ biography, radio appearances and unrealized tasks also are coated, in addition to formerly undocumented info of her constrained level occupation, together with a 1966 revival of Clifford Odets’ The kingdom Girl.

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Up From Central Park by Alan Mowbray,Alan Mowbray Jr.

By Alan Mowbray,Alan Mowbray Jr.

The memoirs of cherished movie actor Alan Mowbray - should you watched Robert Altman’s award-winning 2001 movie “Gosford Park,” you could bear in mind the scene the place Morris Wiesman the Hollywood movie director, shouts into the phone: “Get Me Alan Mowbray,” after being requested through his manufacturer what he wanted so much to make the movie “Charley Chan in London” profitable. for nearly part a century the word “Get me Alan Mowbray” was once a well-known call for via many a film maker hoping to solid the suitable actor in a pivotal in a movie. Alan Mowbray used to be a British-born actor whose acceptance with motion picture enthusiasts has persevered to the current day, because of cable television networks. His videos are being noticeable back by way of those that fondly bear in mind his paintings in movie, and by way of a brand new iteration of audience who're having fun with his paintings for the 1st time. He seemed on Broadway in a sequence of performs within the past due nineteen twenties, earlier than succumbing to the trap of Hollywood, the place he seemed in approximately 2 hundred movies spanning the 19 thirties, forties, fifties and sixties. With 9 different actors, he based the monitor Actors Guild in 1933. because the epitome of the “British stiff-upper-lip” university, he was once a lot prominent, making as many as 4 or 5 relocating photographs a year.for over 40 years. His final motion picture visual appeal was once in “A Majority of 1” (1961) with Alec Guiness and Rosalind Russell. He died in Hollywood on the age of seventy three in 1969.
So, relax and revel in those 'Scenes from an Actor's lifestyles' written in the course of Hollywood's 'Golden Age' ...

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Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx,Rowland Barber

By Harpo Marx,Rowland Barber

(Limelight). "This is a riotous tale that is kind of mad and as exact as a Marx brother could make it. regardless of just a 12 months and a half education, Harpo, or even his collaborator, is the easiest author of the Marx Brother. hugely recommended." Library magazine . "A humorous, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography performed with a sharply specialist support from Rowland Barber." ny instances ebook Review

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Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for by Sherri Snyder

By Sherri Snyder

Barbara los angeles Marr's (1896--1926) publicist as soon as confessed: "There was once no cause to lie approximately Barbara los angeles Marr. every thing she stated, every thing she did used to be coloured with news-value." while l. a. Marr was once 16, her older half-sister and a male significant other reportedly abducted her, inflicting a sensation within the media. 12 months later, her habit in la nightclubs prompted legislations enforcement to claim her "too appealing" to be on her personal within the urban, and he or she used to be ordered to go away. whilst los angeles Marr lower back to Hollywood years later, her loveliness and uncooked expertise stuck the eye of manufacturers and catapulted her to motion picture stardom.

In the 1st full-length biography of the lady referred to as the "girl who used to be too beautiful," Sherri Snyder offers a whole portrait of 1 of the silent era's so much notorious display sirens. In 5 brief years, los angeles Marr seemed in twenty-six movies, together with The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), Trifling Women (1922), The everlasting City (1923), The capturing of Dan McGrew (1924), and Thy identify Is Woman (1924). but through 1925 -- discovering herself beset via various scandals, numerous failed marriages, a hidden being pregnant, and private prejudice in response to her onscreen personality -- she fell out of public desire. while she used to be clinically determined with a deadly lung situation, she persevered to paintings, undeterred, till she collapsed on set. She died on the age of twenty-nine.

Few stars have burned as brightly and as in brief as Barbara l. a. Marr, and her striking existence tale is certainly one of tempestuous passions in addition to perseverance within the face of adversity. Drawing on never-before-released diary entries, correspondence, and inventive works, Snyder's biography deals a beneficial viewpoint on her contributions to silent-era Hollywood and the cinematic arts.

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Jason Statham: Taking Stock by Len Brown

By Len Brown

Hollywood's favorite motion hero

After an exhilirating ten years, Jason Statham has eventually proven his position within the Hollywood elite. And starring along his formative years heroes Stallone, Schwarznegger, Willis and Jet Li, it really is tough to visualize him at any place else.

Born in south London, Jason Statham has constantly been an action-man. As a boy, Jason selected to not stick to within the footsteps of his mom and dad and in its place cultivated his thirst for adrenaline in athletics and diving - a ability that took him to the realm Championships in 1992. however it was once at the athlectics song that he used to be first found by way of a modelling scout for Tommy Hilfiger and French Connection, which ultimately led Jason to the then fledgling director man Ritchie. A string of Hollywood blockbusters - Lock inventory, Revolver, seize - undefined. yet possibly his most sensible identified function got here in 2002 whilst Jason used to be solid as Frank Martin within the Transporter.
Statham's history in martial arts defies the norm of the action-hero as he plays his personal scenes and stunts in a few of Hollywood's so much death-defying motion scenes. a tremendous field place of work hit, The Transporter spawned sequels and has earned the attractiveness of a cult vintage.

Len Brown's biography is an insightful, finished and gripping account of Britain's all-action hero.

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