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Crab Monsters Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurses

Author: Chris Nashawaty
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129815
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Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses is an outrageously rollicking account of the life and career of Roger Corman—one of the most prolific and successful independent producers, directors, and writers of all time, and self-proclaimed king of the B movie. As told by Corman himself and graduates of “The Corman Film School,” including Peter Bogdanovich, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese, this comprehensive oral history takes readers behind the scenes of more than six decades of American cinema, as now-legendary directors and actors candidly unspool recollections of working with Corman, continually one-upping one another with tales of the years before their big breaks. Crab Monsters is supplemented with dozens of full-color reproductions of classic Corman movie posters; behind-the-scenes photographs and ephemera (many taken from Corman’s personal archive); and critical essays on Corman’s most daring films—including The Intruder, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Big Doll House— that make the case for Corman as an artist like no other. Praise for Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: “This new coffee table book, brimming with outrageous stills from many of Corman’s hundreds of films, looks at the wild career of the starmaker who was largely responsible for so much of the Hollywood we know today.” —New York Post “Vividly illustrated.” —People “An enthusiastic ode to colorful, seat-of-your-pants filmmaking, this one’s hard to beat.” —Booklist (starred review) “It includes in-depth aesthetic appreciations of ten of Corman’s movies, which, taken together, make a compelling case for Corman as an artist.” — “Author Nashawaty deftly describes how Corman’s legacy is far more nuanced than most realize.” —American Way magazine “Outrageously entertaining . . .” —Parade magazine “Endlessly fascinating.” — “You’d think it’d be impossible for any writer to put together a Roger Corman biography that's anywhere near as fun as his movies, but Entertainment Weekly writer/critic Chris Nashawaty has done just that.” —Complex magazine

Roger Corman

Author: Robert Zion
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3748101015
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ROGER CORMAN, der seine politische Haltung selbst einmal als "liberal bis radikal" beschrieben hat, war als Regisseur kein Protestfilmer im herkömmlichen Sinne. Er war ein Rebell des Unmittelbaren, ein Seismograf der Erschütterungen seiner Zeit. Nach seinen Büchern über Vincent Price, William Castle und Dario Argento, erzählt ROBERT ZION nun mit Roger Corman die Geschichte eines kulturellen und filmischen Aufbruchs in Amerika, der zunächst im Kino New Hollywoods mündete und dessen Zyklus heute abgeschlossen scheint. Mit Roger Corman führt uns Zion noch einmal in das Zentrum der popkulturellen Mythen dieser Zeit. 320 Seiten. 143 Abbildung. 10 Farbtafeln. Filmografie, Bibliografie, Index.

Fifty Hollywood Directors

Author: Suzanne Leonard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317593936
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Fifty Hollywood Directors introduces the most important, iconic and influential filmmakers who worked in Hollywood between the end of the silent period and the birth of the blockbuster. By exploring the historical, cultural and technological contexts in which each director was working, this book traces the formative period in commercial cinema when directors went from pioneers to industry heavyweights. Each entry discusses a director’s practices and body of work and features a brief biography and suggestions for further reading. Entries include: Frank Capra Cecil B DeMille John Ford Alfred Hitchcock Fritz Lang Orson Welles DW Griffith King Vidor This is an indispensible guide for anyone interested in film history, Hollywood and the development of the role of the director.

Paul Bartel

Author: Stephen B. Armstrong
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627673
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Director Paul Bartel enjoyed poking holes in the expectations of audiences and critics with amusing films about murder, greed and transgressive sex—among them Death Race 2000 (1975), Eating Raoul (1982) and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989). He believed that strange stories that aroused laughter had the potential to disorient viewers and challenge their beliefs about American culture and values. This first book-length study of Bartel’s life and work traces his emergence as an independent auteur whose work was praised by Hollywood luminaries like Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch and Brian De Palma. Bartel’s experiences as a gay man are explored. Interviews with people who knew him—including Roger Corman, Joe Dante and John Waters—are provided, along with critical analysis of each film.


Author: Chris Nashawaty
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250105978
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“More fun to read than the movie was to watch... a scene-stealing book.” — The Washington Post An Entertainment Weekly "Must List" selection Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working class kids and the white collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn’t start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn’t have the word “classic” in mind as the cameras were rolling. In Caddyshack:The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story film critic for Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy’s greatest deranged minds as they form The National Lampoon, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. Caddyshack is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there’s ever been, and a rich portrait of the biggest, and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it’s got that going for it...which is nice.


Author: Sébastian Perez
ISBN: 9783946593478
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Robert De Niro

Author: Shawn Levy
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310403477X
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***Die fulminante Biographie des großen Filmidols*** Robert De Niro gehört zu den besten und erfolgreichsten Schauspielern der Welt (»Taxi Driver«,»Der Pate«, »Es war einmal in Amerika«). Der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autor Shawn Levy hat bislang unveröffentlichtes Material und private Aufzeichnungen De Niros zusammengetragen, darunter Gespräche mit Scorsese, Coppola und Pacino. Er eröffnet ein neues faszinierendes Bild der grandiosen Arbeit des zweifachen Oscar-Preisträgers mit seltenen Einblicken in das private Leben des öffentlichkeitsscheuen Schauspielers. Mit großem Bildteil