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YUL, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING A Memoir of Father and Son
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YUL, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING A Memoir of Father and Son

By Brynner, Rock

NY: Simon & Schuster. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 067169006X; Binding is almost as new. Two tiny red dots on the bottom edge. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new, clean and unworn, with printed price. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1989.9-1/2" Tall, 253pp. Medium blue boards, Red cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. 32p b/w photos. HOLLYWOOD BIOGRAPHY. Here is a dazzling biographical memoir of one of the most charismatic figures of stage and screen - Yul Brenner - by his only son. Here, at last, is the man behind the legend. He electrified audiences with his portrayal of the King of Siam. This is the moving tale of a man who became king, and a king who becme slave to his own extravagance. It is also a spellbinding book about a star-studded era. ; 9-1/2" Tall; 253 pages .

$19.00

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS The Making of CASABLANCA - Bogart, Bergman,  and World War II
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ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS The Making of CASABLANCA - Bogart, Bergman, and World War II

By Harmetz, Aljean

NY: Hyperion. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 1562829416; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Name, writ small, on ffep. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1992. XIV + 402pp. Smooth, illustrated boards, red and black spine lettering. MOVIES. "No one expected CASABLANCA to be anything more than a standard World War II romantic suspense film - unitil it was finished. What turned CASABLANCA into an exceptional movie? Aljean has written the inside story of the making of CASABLANCA. He brings to life the personalities and politics at the studio and enriches the book with illuminating insights into the workings of the Hollywood studio system including a penetrating analysis of the effects of World War II on the studios and the government's use of the movies as a weapon of war. " Extensive Reference Notes and Sources. Bibliography. Index. Dozens of b/w photos, including movie stills. .

$19.00

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CINEMA

By O'Regan, Tom

NY: Routledge. Very Good-. 2001. First Edition. Paperback. 0415956319; Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text; the upper fore corners on about half of the book are very slightly bent upward. ; Second printing of the First Edition, cprt. 1996. 9-1/8" Tall, IX + 403pp. Paper Covers. FILMS. "Since 1970, Australian cinema has enjoyed a national and international revival . In this book O'Regan offers a critique of the films in the course of an absorbing re-examination of the relationship between cinema, culture and society in Australia. He asserts the distinct and diverse nature of Australian cinema, placing it in the context of a complex cinematic culture encompassing film-making, markets, criticism, film policy, and cinema audiences. The book shows how Australian films and film-makers have engaged with urgent social and cultural issues of class, religion, race, gender, and sexual orientation. " ... List of Feature films, documentaries, short films, TV-mini-series and series cited. Directors cited. Name Index. List of films cited. Bibliograph y. .

$19.00

THE OXFORD HISTORY OF WORLD CINEMA
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THE OXFORD HISTORY OF WORLD CINEMA

By Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey, editor

Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0198112572; Binding is almost as new. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ, with some wrinkling. This is a thick, heavy book and will require extra postage for Priority and International mail. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1996. 7-1/2" x 9-3/4", XXII + 824pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine lettering. MOVIES. "This book traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular form of entertainment. Covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact, the book celebrates and chronicles over one hundred years of diverse achievement from westerns to the New Wave, from animation to Avant-Garde, and from Hollywood to Hong Kong. It tells the story of the major inventions and developments in the cinema business, its institutions, genres, and personnel. Chapters outline the evolution of national cinemas round the world - the varied and distinctive filmic traditions that have developed alongside Hollywood. A unique aspect are the special inset features on the film-makers and personalities who have had an enduring impact in popular memory and cinematic lore. With over 280 illustrations, a full bibliographjy, and an extensive index, this is THE BUFF'S ULTIMATE GUIDE to cinema worldwide. " 8-Page Full-Color photo section. .

$25.00

MOVIES: CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH

By McCluskey, Paul

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good-. 1974. Paperback. 0153187352; Paper covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. The pages have very minor damp-wrinkling but no damp odor; else Contents are clean and unworn. ; 8-1/4" x 9-1/8", 134pp. Cprt. 1974. White PAPER COVERS with black spine & front cover lettering. . Cover is a little lighter than posterboard. MOVIES. "This is a book for people who like to go to the movies, who like to settle back in their seats, waiting for the theater to darken so that they may laugh or cry as the magic begins to happen on the screen. Most of this book consists of conversations with Peter Bogdanovich. He agreed to talk to me about the films he has made and his thoughts about movies - the people who make them, the people who go to them, the people who criticize them. He talks about movies, growing excited when he remembers a favorite quotation by a director he admires, slumping into his chair in boredom when asked whether he feels movies are an art form. Peter Bogdanovich is a fascinating man, and this book is an invitation to join in the conversations. They may tell you a great deal about the history of movies, how movies are made, how a particular director works, but they are not lectures. They are visits, full of stories, remembrances, recreations of memorable scenes. " ... Scores of b/w photos, many of them movie stills. .

$19.00

NOW & THEN, THE MOVIES GET IT RIGHT A Dozen Films That Dazzle, Delight... and SAY Something

By Stannard, Neal

Duncan, Oklahoma: Bear Manor Media. Very Good-. 2010. Paperback. 9781593936143; Paper Covers. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Gift note on title page may possibly be signed by the author, but signature is illegible. Contents are almost as new, with a name written in the margin of p.16 . ; 9" Tall, 315pp. Cprt. 2010.. PAPER COVERS. Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. Six b/w photos on front cover. MOVIES. "There's something about movies that inspires all of us. There is nothing better than a film like IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE or THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE. We all have our favorites, the movies that inspire us and change us. In this wonderful little book, Neal Stannard has found thirteen films that do both of those things, or try to, and he shows us how they did it. Most of the films that Neal looks at come from the early 1960s. The 1960s seemed to be a time of change for everything politically and socially, and film certainly reflected those changes. The thirteen films in this book 'get it right' in the stories they told and the values they imparted. So here are thirteen films that reach for the same brass ring we were going for in those days - films that try to do something important. The stories of the films and the people who made them are important and inspring, too. " Scores of b/w photos, mostly movie stills. Bibliography. .

$25.00

SCREEN WORLD 1975 VOLUME 26
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SCREEN WORLD 1975 VOLUME 26

By Willis, John

NY: Crown Publishers. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517521024; Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 9-1/4" Tall, 256pp. Light gray cloth, black spine and front cover lettering. MOVIES. "The comprehensive pictorial and statistical record of the 1975 movie season with more than 1, 000 b/w photographs. Packed with dramatic photographs from virtually every domestic and foreign movie shown in the United States, this book presents exciting screen shots, vivid close-ups, and portraits of top movie stars. Crammed with vital statistics, plus an 9, 000-entry index, it has every fact the movie historian or buff needs to satisfy his/her interest. " The sections: Top box office stars of 1974; Domestic films released in the US from 1/1/74 through 12/31/74; Promising new actors of 1974; Academy awards of 1973 presented April 2, 1974; Academy Award winners from other years; Foreign films released in the US from 1/1 through 12/31/74; Biographical data on film actors; Obituaries from 1974; Index. .

$15.00

SCREEN WORLD 1973 VOLUME 24
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SCREEN WORLD 1973 VOLUME 24

By Willis, John

NY: Crown Publishers. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517504154; Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 9-1/4" Tall, 255pp. Light gray cloth, black spine and front cover lettering. MOVIES. "The comprehensive pictorial and statistical record of the 1972 movie season with more than 1, 000 b/w photographs. Packed with dramatic photographs from virtually every domestic and foreign movie shown in the United States, this book presents exciting screen shots, vivid close-ups, and portraits of top movie stars. Crammed with vital statistics, plus an 8, 000-entry index, it has every fact the movie historian or buff needs to satisfy his/her interest. " The sections: Top box office stars of 1972; Domestic films released in the US from 1/1/72 through 12/31/72; Promising new actors of 1972; Academy awards of 1971 presented April 10, 1972; Academy Award winners from other years; Foreign films released in the US from 1/1 through 12/31/72; Biographical data on film actors; Obituaries from 1972; Index. .

$15.00

HEROES AND VILLAINS The True Story of the Beach Boys

By Gaines, Steven

NY: New American Library. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0453005195; Very Minor edge wear on clean and sound binding. Short blue marker line on top edge. The paper is just beginning to turn brown in the outer margins, otherwise contents are clean and unmarked. Very Minor edge wear on clean DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. Black boards, Black cloth spine, bright silver spine lettering. Index. 32p b/w photos. HOLLYWOOD biography. In this electrifying account, Gaines reveals the gothic tale of drugs, sex, music, greed, booze, and genius behind the wholesome image of the Beach Boys, America's oldest and best-loved rock group. Capturing the great moments of rock-and-roll history and its colorful characters over the past 25 yeas, Gaines profiles the heroes and villains who brought the California myth to its prominence. ; 9-1/8" Tall; 374 pages .

$12.00

FORGOTTEN FILMS TO REMEMBER And a Brief History of Fifty Years of the American Talking Picture

By Springer, John

Secaucus NJ: Citadel Press. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 080650692X; This is a large book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. Very minor soil and wear on the sound binding. Contents are clean and unworn. Top of DJ's spine is quite worn, otherwise minor wear and soil on the complete dust jacket. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. Blue boards, Yellow cloth spine, black spine lettering. Illustrated with hundreds of rare stills from private collections. HOLLYWOOD. The films in this fascinating book did not win any Academy Awards, and they rarely turned up on any critic's best ten list, but they gave a great deal of pleasure to their audiences when they were first released. Some of them, unhappily, have been destroyed by the ravages of time and neglect; a few have been deliberately destroyed. Yet each of these films had its appeal in its own day. This book is a veritiable treasure trove of memories. Five decades of films - hundreds of them - are brought back to life through the hundreds of rare stills from private collections. Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, John Barrymoe, Robert Montgomery, Joan Bennett, Richad Barthelmess, Ronald Colman, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Jimmy Cagney, Loretta Young, etc. , etc. , etc. . ; 8-3/4 x 11-1/4" ; 256 pages .

$19.00

75 YEARS OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES ENTERTAINING THE WORLD

By Grant, William E. , Executive editor

U. S. A.: Warner Bros. Distributing. Very Good-. 1997. Paperback. Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding, with a full length crease on the front cover. Contents are almost as new. ; 8-1/2" x 11", horizontal format. 329pp. The bw photo-illustrated PAPER COVER is about the weight of posterboard. MOVIES. "This book lists more than 6000 titles in the Warner Bros. library and features over 700 of our most memorable motion pictures, short films and animated series. As you look through the many beautiful photographs and detailed descriptions, we hope you enjoy finding your favorite films or discoverng new movies you wish to see. " Starting with page 2 and continuing through page 299, most of the pages contain three b/w photos, one for each of the films described, with information on the film including: plot , director, screenplay author (s) , cast, length, b/w or color , and rating. Those pages that do not contain three photos, contain one full-page photo, with the same information. Almost all the photos are movie stills. The movies are in alphabetical order within their chapters. The chapters are: Acton/adventure; Comedy; Crime/Mystery/suspense ; Drama; Drama romance; Drama western; Family; Musicals; Science fiction/horror/fantasy; Short films. An Appendix lists all the film titles, in alphabetical order, while separate appendixes list the cast members, the directors, and the screenplay authors. .

$25.00

AMERICA ON FILM Representng Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality At  the Movies
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AMERICA ON FILM Representng Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality At the Movies

By Benshoff, Harry M. & Sean Griffin

Malden MA: Blackwell Publishers. Very Good-. 2004. Paperback. 0631225838; Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with a few, maybe ten pages, with very minor pencil underlining. ; 9-5/8" Tall, XVI + 371pp. PAPER COVERS. Color-photo illustrated Cover is a little lighter than posterboard. MOVIES. "Accessible and user-friendly, AMERICA ON FILM features 101 b/w illustations, a glossary of key terms, and lists for further reading and further viewing. The book is organized within a broad historical framework, with specific theoretical concepts - including film genre, auturism, cultureal studies, Orientalism, the 'male gaze'', feminism, and queer theory - integrated throughout. Each individual chapter features a concise overview of the topic at hand, a discussion of representative films, figures, and movements, and an in-depth analysis of a single film, including THE LION KING, THE JAZZ SINGER, SMOKE SIGNALS, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, and THE CELLULOID CLOSET. It is a lively introduction to issues of diverstity as represented within the American cinema. " ... Index. .

$19.00

LIVING IMAGES Film Comment and Criticism

By Kauffmann, Stanley

NY: Harper & Row. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0060122692; Ex-library with call label on DJ's spine. Library markings on ffep, title page, top/bottom edges and bfep. The DJ, which is protected by clear plastic, is/was taped to the covers. Other than tape marks, the binding is clean and sound with very minor wear. Minor edge soil. Contents are clean and unworn. Very minor wear and soil on the complete dust jacket. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 8-1/2" Tall, XII + 404pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine lettering. Index. MOVIES. Kauffmann brings together his important reviews and comments on motion pictures and motion picture making for the period 1970 to 1974. The first part of the book consists of 132 reviews. The second section includes eight essays on landmark films, and the third section consists of two important critical pieces: "Notes on Theater-and-Film" and "Foreign and Domestic: Exchanges through Film History. "; 8-1/2" Tall; 404 pages .

$12.00

HOLLYWOOD RENAISSANCE The Cinema of Democrary in the Era of Ford,  Capra, and Kazan
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HOLLYWOOD RENAISSANCE The Cinema of Democrary in the Era of Ford, Capra, and Kazan

By Girgus, Sam B.

NY: Cambridge University Press. Very Good-. 1998. First Edition. Paperback. 0521625521; Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Very minor edge foxing. Pen underlininng on pages 56-58, 82, 86-104, 149, and 214; remainder of text is clean and unworn. ; 8-7/8" Tall, XII + 258pp. PAPER COVERS. Cover is a little lighter than posterboard. MOVIES. "American film directors from the late 1030s to the early 1960s instigated a renaissance of original artistic works that helped reinvigorate and rewnew American culture. During a time of unprecedented danger from antidemocratic forces both abroad and at home, the most imaginative and creative films of these directors - John Ford, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Fred Zinnemann, Eliz Kazan, George Stevens - articluated issues, themes, and realities at the core of the Americn experience. In this provocative and original book, Sam Girgus offers a fresh look at films such as THE SEARCHERS, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, HIGH NOON, and ON THE WATEFRONT, and shows how they are part of the cultural and historical debate that examines, structures, and questions what modern America means to its people, the world, and history. . " Filmography. Index. About a dozen b/w photos - mostly movie stills. .

$15.00

WAR MOVIE POSTERS Volume Thirteen of the Illustrated History of Movies  through Posters
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WAR MOVIE POSTERS Volume Thirteen of the Illustrated History of Movies through Posters

By Allen, Richard & Bruce Hershenson, editors

West Plains, MO: Bruce Hershenson. Fine. 2000. Paperback. 1887893407; This is a large book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. Paper Covers. Binding and contents are almost like new. ; 8-3/4" x 10-7/8", 80 unnumbered pages. PAPER COVERS. Colorful Cover is a little lighter than posterboard. 297 full-color reproductions of war movie posters, 16 of them being full-page. MOVIES. "I could have limited the book solely to films that are primarily concerned with actual battles, but I felt this was too limiting. Therefore, I have also included films concerning related matters, such as espionage, prisoners of war, the home front, returning home, etc. Far more films have been made about World War II than any other war, so roughly half of this volume is devoted to that war. I tried to always give preference to posters that have the most visual appeal, although I have also tried to include images from all the best known war films. Unless othewise noted, each image is of the original US one-sheet poster from the first release of the film. Also included are reproductions of lobby cards, window cards, inserts, half-sheets, three-sheets, six-sheets, and foreign posters. This is not a catalog of posters for sale. " Index of movie titles. .

$25.00

THE FILM DIRECTOR A Practical Guide to Motion Picture and Television Techniques

By Bare, Richard L.

NY: MacMillan. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ which is protected by clear plastic. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 9-1/2" Tall, XII + 243pp. Medium gray cloth, black spine lettering. MOVIES. Here is "...a practical, step-by-step handbook written by a full-time successful director. Dick Bare is a pro's pro - a student film-maker turned professional - who has been an award-winning television and movie director for the past two decades. In these pages he takes the beginner carefully through every stage of his development, from the fundamentals of camera angle, sound synch, lighting, and editiing, right on up to what a beginning director's salary scale is and what he can expect to make on reruns of his films. But it is much more than a solid, nuts-and-bolts textbook; it is a fascinating, behind-the-kliegs look at the director's world, filled with firsthand examples from the direction of all the giants, including Hitchcock, Wilder, Kubrick, Nichols, Stevens, Wise, and Vidor. Finally, in addition to the mechanics and techniques of staging and handling the camera, this book delves delightfully into all the dramatic and emotional processes involved in coaxing the best performances from actors and actresses, and keeping the story moving. " ... Glossary of motion picture and television terms. Index. Scores of b/w photos. .

$19.00

IT WASN'T ALL VELVET An Autobiography
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IT WASN'T ALL VELVET An Autobiography

By Torme, Mel

NY: Viking. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670822892; Binding, DJ and Contents are almost like new but name & address are stamped on the ffep and the title page. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. Light green boards, White cloth spine, bright silver spine lettering. HARDCOVER. Discography. Index. 16p b/w photos. HOLLYWOOD AUTOBIOGRAPHY. For more than 50 years he was one of the most popular, most versatile, and most accomplished singers. He grew up in showbusiness, making his first appearance at the age of four. He made his reputation during the Big Band Era as a songwriter, arranger, drummer and, of course, singer. Told with the flair of a born raconteur, this book is a witty, remarkably poignant autobiography of one of the classiest entertainers of our time. 1925 - 1999.; 9-3/8" Tall; 384 pages .

$15.00

THE FACE ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR The Story of Movie and Television Censorship

By Schumach, Murray

NY: William Morrow. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding is clean, sound and unworn, except the light tan coloring of the boards is a little mottled . Minor edge soil/foxing. Very minor age-yellowing of endpapers. Contents are almost as new. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information. ; First Printing of First Edition. 9-1/8" Tall, 305pp. Light tan boards with bright silver accents, black cloth spine with red and bright silver spine lettering. MOVIES. "The intriguing history of cinema censorship is as much a panorama of American morality in the twentieth century as it is a tale of quick-buck chicanery, hypocrisy, bigotry, ignorance, and the admirable struggle to make movies a great art form. This book tells the absorbing specific stories of the many films on which the censors went to work. Here, also, is an inside look at the movie industry 'black list' and how 'unemployable' writers get work via the Hollywood underground. The book discusses the role played by pressure groups and detailed evidence is presented to show how our federal government continually censors motion pictures despite the guarantees of the Constitution. Here, too, is the first full report of Khrushchev's visit to Hollywood in 1960, an account that would be hilarious if it didn't expose the movie industry at its worst. " The Appendix includes the complete Motion Picture Production Code. ..Index. 40-page b/w photo section, mostly movie stills. .

$12.00

THE WESTERN From Silents to Cinerama

By Fenin, George N. & William K. Everson

NY: Orion Press. Good+. 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a heavy book and is not eligible for Priority , Air or Internationa l under standard fees. The spine and portions of the covers are a little faded; lettering, 'tho dimmed, is clear. Front cover's fore corners are lightly bumped, else very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Tape scars on front pastedown. Contents are clean and unworn. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 7-1/2 x 9", XX + 362pp. Light brown cloth, light tan spine and front cover lettering with illustration on front cover. MOVIES. "This is a detailed history of the Western, a book which represents not only a useful study of the industrial and aesthetic growth of a popular movie genre, but which is a critical analysis of it, as well. For the most part, we have adopted a strictly chronological approach, but, in the parlance of the film, it has sometimes been necessary to use 'flash-forwards' and 'cut-backs' and even a form of montage, in order to follow a thesis through to its logical conclusion. We hope that our efforts will contribute to a fuller appreciation of the real essence of what is considered by many to be the most representative form of the American cinema. " Over 150 b/w movie stills and other b/w photos. Index. .

$17.00

JAMES IVORY IN CONVERSATION How Merchant Ivory Makes its Movies
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JAMES IVORY IN CONVERSATION How Merchant Ivory Makes its Movies

By Long, Robert Emmet

Berkeley, CA: University Of California Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 0520234154; "Examination Copy Not For Resale" stamped on bottom edge. Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor edge wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 9-1/8" Tall, xi + 337pp. Gray boards, black spine, bright gold spine lettering. MOVIES. "An exclusive series of interviews with a director known for the international scope of his filmmaking on several continents. Ivory speaks with remarkable candor and wit about his more than forty years as an independent filmmaker. In this highly engaging book, he comments on the many aspects of his world-traveling career. Throughout the book, Ivory provides an invaluable account of his celebrated collaborators Ismail Merchant and Ruth Jhabvala. A self-portrait and an insider's account of the complex and fascinating world of movie-making by America's most articulate film director. Supported by seventy illuminating photographs selected by Ivory himself, the book offers a wealth of information about the director's life and the art of making movies. " Index. .

$12.00

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