A los angeles times bestseller a new york times book review “editor’s Choice” Selection “Even the die-hardest Casablanca fan will find in this delightful book new ways to love the movie they were certain they could never love more. Sam wasson, best-selling author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A. M. Casablanca is “not one movie, ” Umberto Eco once quipped; “it is ‘movies.
Film historian noah isenberg’s we’ll always have casablanca offers a rich account of the film’s origins, the myths and realities behind its production, and the reasons it remains so revered today, over seventy-five years after its premiere.24 illustrations.
Making of Casablanca, The
Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780786888146. Critically acclaimed when published in 1992 as round Up the Usual Suspects, The Making of Casablanca offers the ultimate insider's look at the politics and personalities behind the most celebrated movie of all time--Casablanca. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
Richly detailed and full of surprises, and stars, script, story, The Making of Casablanca debunks many cherished myths about the casting, to reveal the realities of the highly pressured Hollywood studio system during World War II. Updated and timed for the 60th anniversary thanksgiving day, including the late paul henreid, as well as interviews with many of those close to the film, this critically acclaimed book draws upon years of research, 1942 of this movie, including access to Ingrid Bergman's personal acting diaries and the vast Warner Brothers archives, Lauren Bacall, and scriptwriters Howard Koch and Julius Epstein.
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The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood
Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. Here too is robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written.
Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In telling that larger story, the big goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for sam wasson:"Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities.
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Here is director roman polanski, haunted by the savage death of his wife, the scene of the crime, returning to Los Angeles, both predator and prey, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. In sam wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history.
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic
Both the classic film and its turbulent political times emerge newly illuminated. And it became a cultural touchstone, often cited by politicians as a favorite film, celebrating moral fortitude. Yet what has been often overlooked is that High Noon was made during the height of the Hollywood blacklist, a time of political inquisition and personal betrayal.
Condition: New. Refusing to name names, he was eventually blacklisted and fled the United States. In the middle of the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was forced to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his former membership in the Communist Party. Isbn13: 9780786888146. It won four academy awards in 1953, including a best actor win for Cooper.
Tracking provided on most orders. It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. From the new york times bestselling author of The Searchers, the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created.
Starring screen legend gary cooper and grace Kelly in her first significant film role, High Noon was shot on a lean budget over just thirty-two days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. His co-authored screenplay for another classic, The Bridge on the River Kwai, went uncredited in 1957.
The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Cavalry and texas rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. The dominant story that has emerged departs dramatically from documented history: it is of the inevitable triumph of white civilization, underpinned by anxiety about the sullying of white women by "savages. What makes john ford's film so powerful, sexuality, frankel argues, is that it both upholds that myth and undermines it, and so important, baring the ambiguities surrounding race, and violence in the settling of the West and the making of America.
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In 1836 in east texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . Isbn13: 9780786888146. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.
Casablanca: Script and Legend
Charles champlin, roger ebert, umberto eco, and others contribute incisive analyses of the movie Isbn13: 9780786888146. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition. Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. This volume contains the complete screenplay as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the Oscar-winning movie was made, by one of its writers, Howard Koch.
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Casablanca Companion: The Movie Classic and Its Place in History
You will learn the actual calendar days of the events in Casablanca and Paris - why Rick couldn't return to America - why there were Germans in Casablanca - and whether or not there was an actual document known as a "letter of transit. You will learn such things as how rick ran guns to Ethiopia - what he did while he was fighting for the loyalist in Spain - and what mysterious activities he was up to in Paris.
. And more. This book fully explains words and phrases used in the movie such as "Vichy" - "Clipper to America" - "the Angriff" - "Brazzaville" - "second front" - "French 75. Explained, too, are several historical errors in the movie, acting and photography "glitches" and bits of the Warner Brothers' political philosophy worked into the movie.
The final chapters of the book detail the experiences of the various participants in wartime Hollywood and wartime problems in making the movie. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. The classic movie "casablanca" is a ww ii story, made during WW II for WW II audiences and is loaded with very accurate WW II history which is fully explained in this book.
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Casablanca 70th Anniversary: Special Edition DVD
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Casablanca: Behind the Scenes
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The Movie Musical!
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Theatrical Trailers. And judy G. From bing to frank to elvis; from Ann Miller to Ann-Margret; from Disney to Chicago. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Used book in Good Condition. Louis; the sound of music as well as unduly obscure gems eddie Cantor's Whoopee!; Murder at the Vanities; Sun Valley Serenade; One from the Heart, this book is astute, informative, and pure pleasure to read.
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2 separate commentaries: Roger Ebert and Film Historian Rudy Behlmer. Whether analyzing a classic gene kelly routine, or touting a dynamic hip hop number in the underrated Idlewild, relishing a Nelson-Jeanette operetta, she is a canny and charismatic guide to the many ways that song and dance have been seen--and heard--on film.
The Essential Casablanca: 101 Things You Didn't Know About America's Favorite Film
The essential casablanca" is brimming with amazing true stories, corrected myths, and particular particulars about the most popular movie in the history of cinema. Introduction By Lauren Bacall. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Michael curtiz: the Greatest Director You Never Heard Of. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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No matter how familiar the images, how memorable the lines, the answer is, there’s a whole book worth of things most will be “shocked, how timeless the story, yes, shocked” to learn. Used book in Good Condition. It’s not meant to provide a comprehensive nor com¬plete academic reference, a delightful confection in its own right, but rather an accessible distillation, about a film that is one of the most beloved pieces of motion picture art and one that has resonated across nearly three-quarters of a century.
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