My Life And My Films

My Life And My Films

" In this book, Jean Renoir (1894-1979) presents his world, from his father's Montemarte studio to his own travels in Paris, Hollywood, and India.

Author: Jean Renoir

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306804573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Here is the autobiography of the little boy with golden curls in the paintings of his father, Pierre Auguste Renoir—the boy who became the director many consider the greatest in history. François Truffaut called him “an infallible filmmaker . . . Renoir has succeeded in creating the most alive films in the history of cinema, films which still breathe forty years after they were made.” In this book, Jean Renoir(1894-1979)presents his world, from his father's Montemarte studio to his own travels in Paris, Hollywood, and India. Here are tantalizing secrets about his greatest films—The Rules of the Game, The Grand Illusion, The River, A Day in the Country, La Bête Humaine, Toni. But most of all, Renoir shows us himself: a man if dazzling simplicity, immense creativity, and profound humanity.
Categories: Performing Arts

My Life and My Films

My Life and My Films

Author: Jean Renoir

Publisher: London : Collins

ISBN: 0002167050

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 287

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Categories: Motion picture producers and directors

Images

Images

When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them.

Author: Ingmar Bergman

Publisher: Arcade

ISBN: 1628727012

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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“The finest filmmaker of my lifetime . . . Bergman was a born spinner of tales.” —Woody Allen In this new paperback edition, Ingmar Bergman presents an intimate view of his own unique body of work in film. His career spanned forty years and produced more than fifty films, many of which are considered classics: The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring, Persona, Smiles of a Summer Night, Wild Strawberries, and Fanny and Alexander, to name but a few. When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them. Resorting to scripts and working notebooks, and especially to memory, he comments brilliantly and always cogently on his failures as well as his successes; on the themes that bind his work together; on his concerns, anxieties, and moments of happiness; on the relationship between his life and art. Readers are allowed a glimpse of the inner workings behind his well-known masterpieces: his anxiety and pain as he edited a 312 minute Fanny and Alexander for a three-hour feature film release; his attempt to reconcile the towering figures of his parents with Wild Strawberries. He relates his own starkly honest view of his great triumphs and quiet failures. More clearly than ever before, Images allows us to listen to his “voice of genius” (Woody Allen, New York Times Book Review).
Categories: Performing Arts

The Films in My Life

The Films in My Life

From a cinematic grand master, “one of the most readable books of movie criticism, and one of the most instructive” (American Film Institute).

Author: François Truffaut

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781626813960

Category: Art

Page: 370

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From a cinematic grand master, “one of the most readable books of movie criticism, and one of the most instructive” (American Film Institute). An icon. A rebel. A legend. The films of François Truffaut defined an exhilarating new form of cinema for moviegoers the world over. But before Truffaut became a great director, he was a critic who stood at the vanguard, pioneering an innovative way to view movies and to write about the cinematic arts. Now, for the first time in eBook, the legendary director shares his own words, as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time examines the art of movie-making through engaging and deeply personal reviews about the movies he loves. Truffaut writes extensively about his heroes, from Hitchcock to Welles, Chaplin to Renoir, Buñuel to Bergman, Clouzot to Cocteau, Capra to Hawks, Guitry to Fellini, sharing analysis and insight as to what made them film legends, and how their work led Truffaut and his fellow directors into classics like The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, and the French New Wave movement. Articulate and candid, The Films in My Life is for everyone who has sat in a dark movie theater and dreamed. “Truffaut brings the same intelligence and grace to the printed page that he projects onto the screen. The Films in My Life provides a rare knowledgeable look at movies and moviemaking.” —Newsday
Categories: Art

Just Me and My Films

Just Me and My Films

It has amazed and astounded me, as well as perhaps even saving my life too.The cinema has the power to affect us all so deeply, leaving us with indelible memories. These are mine.

Author: Dave Small

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798649984898

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Page: 433

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Films have always had the ability to create memories. Whether we watch them with our parents as children, with our friends as teenagers, with our dates as we get older, and then with our own children once we become parents, films can pinpoint specific times in our lives and highlight those memories attached to them.This book is a collection of my memories, based on eighty selected films which have played a huge part in my life, as a boy, as a teenager, as a young man, as a husband, and as a father. From the early childhood delights of the late 1970s and early 1980s, such as the classics "Star Wars", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "E.T.", through to the second childhood I had with my own kids, watching some equally brilliant films such as "Toy Story", "The Wizard of Oz" and "Nativity!", films have given me and my own family some of the happiest memories ever.Films are there to be shared, and I've certainly enjoyed sharing my love for film and cinema with many people throughout my life, as others have done with me. I now want to share my love for film with as many people as possible. The memories I share may well bring some of your own flooding back, and help you to remember why you fell in love with the cinema too.In between my first and second childhood, I have been on a cinematic journey with films from every era of the cinema, from Hollywood blockbusters, to European Arthouse classics, along with getting to know the greatest of movie stars, their directors and the characters they have portrayed on the silver screen. Some have been loveable, some repulsive, but all have been significant to me.My journey has taken me into different worlds, even different galaxies. It has taken me into the past, as well as into the future. It has made me weep with joy, and weep with sadness, sometimes at the same time. It has petrified me, it has soothed me. It has taught me how horrible we can be, but also how wonderful we can be. It has amazed and astounded me, as well as perhaps even saving my life too.The cinema has the power to affect us all so deeply, leaving us with indelible memories. These are mine.
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The Film That Changed My Life

The Film That Changed My Life

Spanning several generations--from newcomers to Oscar Award-winning veterans--this volume features a discussion of the movies that shaped the careers of these filmmakers and, in turn, cinema history.

Author: Robert K. Elder

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569768280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Spanning several generations—from newcomers to Oscar Award-winning veterans—this volume features a discussion of the movies that shaped the careers of these filmmakers and, in turn, cinema history. Here directors, including Peter Bogdanovich, Kimberly Peirce, Arthur Hiller, and John Waters, explore the film they saw at an especially formative moment, how it influenced their own work—or, in some cases, led them to tell stories through movies themselves—and the effects it had on their thoughts about cinema. Revealing stories include how after watching Rebel Without a Cause, John Woo started combing his hair like James Dean and even began talking like him; Apocalypse Now inspired Danny Boyle to take risks and make larger-than-life films; and a line in The Wizard of Oz—"Who could ever have thought a good little girl like you could destroy all my beautiful wickedness?"—has become almost a personal mantra or prayer for John Waters.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life

To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life

agreement to take on the role, which would enable me to set up the production of
my film without any problem, as well as worried by her ambiguous reservations,
which might seriously complicate things. It was around that time that I learned, ...

Author: Hervé Guibert

Publisher: Semiotext(e)

ISBN: 9781635901238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A novel that describes, with devastating, darkly comic clarity, its narrator's experience of being diagnosed with AIDS. First published by Gallimard in 1990, To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life describes, with devastating, darkly comic clarity, its narrator's experience of being diagnosed with AIDS. Guibert chronicles three months in the penultimate year of the narrator's life as, in the wake of his friend Muzil's death, he goes from one quack doctor to another, describing the progression of the disease and recording the reactions of his many friends. The novel scandalized the French media, which quickly identified Muzil as Guibert's close friend Michel Foucault. To the Friend became a bestseller, and Guibert a celebrity. Guibert continued to document the daily experiences of his body in a series of novels and diaries, mostly published posthumously. To the Friend has since attained a cult following for its intimate and candid tone, its fragmented and slippery form. As Edmund White observed, “[Guibert's] very taste for the grotesque, this compulsion to offend, finally affords him the necessary rhetorical panache to convey the full, exhilarating horror of his predicament.” In his struggle to piece together a language suited to his suffering, Hervé Guibert catapulted himself into notoriety and sealed his reputation for uncompromising, transgressive prose.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

So You Want to Make Movies

So You Want to Make Movies

The author, an independent film producer, looks back on his career in the movie industry, and shares his impressions of actors and directors with whom he has worked

Author: Sidney Pink

Publisher: Pineapple PressInc

ISBN: IND:39000000104344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 767

The author, an independent film producer, looks back on his career in the movie industry, and shares his impressions of actors and directors with whom he has worked
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

LIFE

LIFE

If I could not create my dreams — my films — that would make me completely
crazy. Dreams are a sort of creative process, don't you think? My films come from
the same factory. They are like dreams in my mind before I write, and they are ...

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Page: 100

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
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Movie Freak

Movie Freak

In Movie Freak, his enthrallingly candid, funny, and eye-opening memoir, Gleiberman captures what it's like to live life through the movies, existing in thrall to a virtual reality that becomes, over time, more real than reality itself.

Author: Owen Gleiberman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316382946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 346

Entertainment Weekly's controversial critic of more than two decades looks back at a life told through the films he loved and loathed. Owen Gleiberman has spent his life watching movies-first at the drive-in, where his parents took him to see wildly inappropriate adult fare like Rosemary's Baby when he was a wide-eyed 9 year old, then as a possessed cinemaniac who became a film critic right out of college. In Movie Freak, his enthrallingly candid, funny, and eye-opening memoir, Gleiberman captures what it's like to live life through the movies, existing in thrall to a virtual reality that becomes, over time, more real than reality itself. Gleiberman paints a bittersweet portrait of his complicated and ultimately doomed friendship with Pauline Kael, the legendary New Yorker film critic who was his mentor and muse. He also offers an unprecedented inside look at what the experience of being a critic is really all about, detailing his stint at The Boston Phoenix and then, starting in 1990, at EW, where he becomes a voice of obsession battling-to a fault-to cling to his independence. Gleiberman explores the movies that shaped him, from the films that first made him want to be a critic (Nashville and Carrie), to what he hails as the sublime dark trilogy of the 1980s (Blue Velvet, Sid and Nancy, and Manhunter), to the scruffy humanity of Dazed and Confused, to the brilliant madness of Natural Born Killers, to the transcendence of Breaking the Waves, to the pop rapture of Moulin Rouge! He explores his partnership with Lisa Schwarzbaum and his friendships and encounters with such figures as Oliver Stone, Russell Crowe, Richard Linklater, and Ben Affleck. He also writes with confessional intimacy about his romantic relationships and how they echoed the behavior of his bullying, philandering father. And he talks about what film criticism is becoming in the digital age: a cacophony of voices threatened by an insidious new kind of groupthink. Ultimately, Movie Freak is about the primal pleasure of film and the enigmatic dynamic between critic and screen. For Gleiberman, the moving image has a talismanic power, but it also represents a kind of sweet sickness, a magnificent obsession that both consumes and propels him.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Studio Affairs

Studio Affairs

Many years later, as a retired film director with more than thirty movies to his credit, Vincent Sherman is no less surprised when he looks back on that life. In Studio Affairs he retraces his steps with candor and enthusiasm.

Author: Vincent Sherman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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As a young Jewish boy growing up in Vienna, Georgia, Abe Orovitz could never have predicted the twists and turns his life would take. Many years later, as a retired film director with more than thirty movies to his credit, Vincent Sherman is no less surprised when he looks back on that life. In Studio Affairs he retraces his steps with candor and enthusiasm. Sherman relates the events of his days directly and honestly. He candidly discusses the details of his three-year relationship with Joan Crawford, his inadvertent connection with the death of Bette Davis's second husband, and his poignant romantic involvement with Rita Hayworth. Providing counterpoint to these liaisons is the love and devotion of Sherman's wife, Hedda, who accepted her husband's occasional infidelities as part and parcel of his career. The heart of Studio Affairs provides an inside look at the motion picture industry during the heyday of the studio system by one who worked his way from nearly starving actor and playwright to respected director. Drawing examples from his long career, Sherman discusses how he reworked flawed scripts, elicited strong performances from sometimes limited actors, placated his superiors and big-name talent, and won the support of his crews. Like so many talented individuals in Hollywood during the 1950s, Sherman was targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, owing in part to his active support of the WPA Theatre project in New York two decades previous. Time spent on the lesser-known gray list kept him out of work for several years. Eventually, he again enjoyed some critical success, but after the demise of the studio system life was never quite the same. This quintessential"studio director" ended his career directing for television.
Categories: Performing Arts

John Starks

John Starks

"John Starks: My Life" chronicles John Starks's miraculous ascension from going undrafted after one just one season at Oklahoma State to his stellar career with the New York Knicks.

Author: John Starks

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582618029

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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John Starks: My Life chronicles John Starks' miraculous ascension from going undrafted after one just one season at Oklahama State to his stellar career with the New York Knicks. Fans remember his memorable career in New York, capsuled by two remarkable, yet polar-opposite games. The highest of highs would be his triumphant dunk over Horace Grant and Michael Jordan, known in Knick history as "The Dunk," in the waning moments of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls which put the Knicks up two games to none. Starks also holds nothing back about his 2-for-18 shooting drought in Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets, which was the last real chance the Knicks have had for a championship since 1973. Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, Anthony Mason, Mark Jackson, Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy are all seen anew through Starks' clear, no-nonsense eyes. Starks also describes his other NBA stops in Golden State, Utah and, briefly, Chicago. In addition, Starks names his all-minor league-to-NBA team, his all-heart-on-the-jersey team and his all-shooting team. Starks' autobiography describes the star's rise from life in inner-city Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a child, John did not escape trouble, stealing from stores and later cars with a friend who later died in a high-speed car crash with the police. He credits his escape and rapid rise to the influence of his older brother, Monry, who watched the majority of John's NBA career from behind bars, and the single mother that raised John and his siblings. John later attended four junior colleges before making his breakthrough and playing Division I college basketball at Oklahoma State. Montry, before he was sent away to prison, was the one who drove John, toughening him up in savage games of one-on-one and convincing John that he had more in him than just being a drug dealer like himself and playing basketball on the playgrounds of Tulsa. It was Monty who called Leonard Hamilton, the then-coach of Oklahoma State, and got Coach Hamilton to come down and watch John play at Oklahoma Junior College, resulting in a scholarship. Finally, it is a book about family and Starks moving back to Tulsa and raising his family of three children (John Jr. is an aspiring basketball player with a dream to make it to the NBA like his father) with his wife, Jackie, and helping Monty after his release from prison in 2000. Montry now lives in a house on John's property, adjacent to John's house, and has helped him find employment. The two are avid golf partners who, although they constantly fight over everything from Montry rooting for OU and John for OSU, share a bond forged on the hardscrabble streets of North Tulsa.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

My Life My War World War 2

My Life  My War  World War 2

bombs— evidently recon planes taking pictures and I can remember trying to
shield the film from this light— we were successful in our attempt. I have a letter of
... I collected films from several people and was going to develop one of my own.

Author: Stanley B. Loomis (Sr.)

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452074030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 586

Wars are started by a person or persons and are usually a quest for power for a person or a group of people and they don't really care how many people are killed nor how many families are losing a father, mother or brothers or whole families and their relatives. Sometimes, it is necessary to start a war by a peaceful nation against countries tat are harming and have the publically displayed their intentions to extend their borders by taking land from established country's land and people. This I would consider declaring a war to be the only necessary solution to the problem----but still a war with people getting maimed and killed. In World War One---Germany was the problem----once again lust for power. I wasn't even thought of at that period of time----in fact, I hadn't even arrived on the scene at that point of time. But, think about it for a moment-----there's not one inch of land that has increased in size in those thousands of years of civilization and wars. I was a training in Camp Blanding in Florida---we could look in any direction and there was a sign posted in large letters------"Kill or Be Killed"----"Kill or Be Killed." We were just 18 or 19 year old kids--------think about it--------"Kill or Be Killed"-what an education-but necessary to imprint it inside our young brains. It gave us young kids a reason to become killers-----hesitate for a second and you're dead. Back then in training, we used to repeat over and over was that wars were necessary to "Decrease The Surplus Population"--------It is most certainly a true statement.
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How to Read a Film

How to Read a Film

Renoir , Jean . My Life and My Films . New York : Atheneum , 1974 . Sesonske ,
Alexander . Jean Renoir : The French Films 1924 – 1939 . Cambridge : Harvard
University Press , 1980 . RESNAIS , ALAIN Armes , Roy . The Cinema of Alain ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011591644

Category: Film criticism

Page: 533

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Now thoroughly revised and updated, the book discusses recent breakthroughs in media technology, including such exciting advances as video discs and cassettes, two-way television, satellites, cable and much more.
Categories: Film criticism

Ebony

Ebony

It leads nowhere, and if you don't grow life will dismiss you. Equality will free
everybody. ... Whoever works on my films, though, will be people with quality,
people who are qualified to work on my films. I will definitely be what they call an
equal ...

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Our Betty

Our Betty

OUR BETTY is Liz's life story, from her lonely childhood in Scunthorpe with her beloved grandparents, to her marriage and children; through divorce and poverty, and working in dead-end jobs for years.

Author: Liz Smith

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 1846175801

Category: Large type books

Page: 197

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Liz Smith is one of Britain's much loved character actresses. This is her life story - from her cosseted yet lonely childhood with her beloved grandparents, through the war, marriage and children, divorce and poverty, long years working in dead-end jobs to her big break at the age of fifty.
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My Life

My Life

This book tells the life story of movie star, Burt Reynolds. From growing up a troubled adolescent who gained popularity at school by becoming a top athlete, to making a break into Hollywood, he tells his story with wit and humour.

Author: Burt Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: 0340638087

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 322

View: 384

This book tells the life story of movie star, Burt Reynolds. From growing up a troubled adolescent who gained popularity at school by becoming a top athlete, to making a break into Hollywood, he tells his story with wit and humour.
Categories: Motion picture actors and actresses

Flashback

Flashback

Bob Christo landed his first film role at the age of sixteen in a German movie; after working as an extra in the Düsseldorf National Theatre; Germany.

Author: Bob Christo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184755114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Robert John Christo; popularly known as Bob Christo; was born in 1938 in Sydney; Australia. After completing his civil engineering in Sydney; he took on projects which involved supporting the military supply lines of the South Vietnamese army and working as construction supervisor on the film sets of Apocalypse Now. Led by his instincts; Christo zealously followed one aspiration after another: chasing after a lost spy ship; running an escort service; modelling for African beer; singing in rock concerts; and so on. Bob Christo landed his first film role at the age of sixteen in a German movie; after working as an extra in the Düsseldorf National Theatre; Germany. Hoping to meet Parveen Babi in India; he chanced upon a part in Sanjay Khan’s Abdullah (1980) and then went on to act in hundreds of Hindi; Telugu; Tamil; Malayalam and Kannada films. In the year 2000 he became a yoga instructor after shifting base from Mumbai to Bangalore; where he passed away on 20 March 2011.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Life as a Mankiewicz

My Life as a Mankiewicz

The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was genuine Hollywood royalty. This book is an autobiography of his life.

Author: Tom Mankiewicz

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813136059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was genuine Hollywood royalty. This book is an autobiography of his life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

H Is for Happiness

H Is for Happiness

Film tie-in edition of My Life as an Alphabet which is now the major Australian film, H is for Happiness.

Author: Barry Jonsberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1760527408

Category:

Page: 272

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Film tie-in edition of My Life as an Alphabet which is now the major Australian film, H is for Happiness. A delightful story of an unusual girl who goes to great lengths to bring love and laughter into the lives of everyone she cares about.
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