Biography & Autobiography - Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors

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The View from the Bridge: Memories of...

Nicholas Meyer

The critically acclaimed director and writer shares his account of the making of the three classic Star Trek filmsThe View from the Bridge is Nicholas Meyer's enormously entertaining account of his involvement with the Star Trek films...

Published: Aug 2010

Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles

David Thomson

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year'Easily the best book on Orson Welles.'  --The New YorkerOrson Welles arrived in Hollywood as a boy genius, became a legend with a single perfect film, and then spent the next forty years flo...

Published: Sep 1997

Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Yea...

Robert Rodriguez

In Rebel Without a Crew, screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez discloses all the unique strategies and original techniques he used to make his remarkable debut film, El Mariachi, on a shoestring budget. This is both one man's rem...

Published: Sep 1996

Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Ba...

John Waters

To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins John Waters's autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his uringing in Balti...

Published: Mar 2005

Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefe...

Steven Bach

Leni Riefenstahl, the woman known as "Hitler's filmmaker," made some of the greatest and most innovative documentaries ever made. They are also insidious glorifications of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Now, Steven Bach r...

Published: Feb 2008

Stanley Kubrick: A Biography

John Baxter

Noted publicly for such films as Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining, among others, privately Stanley Kubrick lives in seclusion. Now biographer John Baxter breaks through the mystique to reveal...

Published: Aug 1997

Goldwyn: A Biography

A. Scott Berg

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers a life story as rich with drama as anything found on the silver screen...

Published: Oct 1998

Orson Welles: Volume 2: Hello America...

Simon Callow

The first volume of Simon Callow's magisterial biography of Orson Welles was praised as a "splendidly entertaining, definitive work" by Entertainment Weekly. Now, this eagerly anticipated second volume examines the years fol...

Published: Dec 2007

How I Made A Hundred Movies In Hollyw...

Roger Corman

In these pages Roger Corman, the most successful independent filmmaker in Hollywood relates his experiences as the director and/or producer of such low-budget classics Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Raven...

Published: Aug 1998

Conquest of the Useless: Reflections ...

Werner Herzog

A vision had seized hold of me, like the demented fury of a hound that has sunk its teeth into the leg of a deer carcass and is shaking and tugging so frantically that the hunter gives up trying to calm him. It was the vision of a lar...

Published: Jul 2010

Skywalking: The Life And Films Of Geo...

Dale Pollock

Filled with revelations about the origins and making of American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, this only full-length biography of filmmaker and cinematic visionary Georg...

Published: Jun 1999

Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcoc...

Donald Spoto

"The trouble today is that we don't torture women enough."—Alfred HitchcockIt is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the beautiful, legendary and talented actre...

Published: Oct 2009
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