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My Lunches With Orson

Author : Peter Biskind
ISBN : 0805097260
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on long-lost recordings, a set of riveting and revealing conversations with America's great cultural provocateur There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over regular lunches in the years before Welles died. The tapes, gathering dust in a garage, did indeed exist, and this book reveals for the first time what they contain. Here is Welles as he has never been seen before: talking intimately, disclosing personal secrets, reflecting on the highs and lows of his astonishing Hollywood career, the people he knew--FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more--and the many disappointments of his last years. This is the great director unplugged, free to be irreverent and worse--sexist, homophobic, racist, or none of the above-- because he was nothing if not a fabulator and provocateur. Ranging from politics to literature to movies to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films he was still eager to launch, Welles is at once cynical and romantic, sentimental and raunchy, but never boring and always wickedly funny. Edited by Peter Biskind, America's foremost film historian, My Lunches with Orson reveals one of the giants of the twentieth century, a man struggling with reversals, bitter and angry, desperate for one last triumph, but crackling with wit and a restless intelligence. This is as close as we will get to the real Welles--if such a creature ever existed.

My Lunches With Orson

Author : Henry Jaglom
ISBN : 9780805097252
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on long-lost recordings, a set of revealing conversations between the film historian author and the iconic cultural provocateur unstintingly reflects on topics ranging from politics and literature to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films Welles wanted to make. 50,000 first printing.

The Eve Of Destruction

Author : Peter Biskind
ISBN : 0805095756
Genre : Art
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In The Eve of Destruction Peter Biskind reveals the ideological battles behind the violent and seemingly mindless escapism of 21st century popular culture Wondering why we're constantly inundated with zombies, vampires, witches, aliens from outer space, extras from the Book of Revelation, and a Pandora's box of other supernatural creatures? Drawing on shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, films like Avatar and World War Z, and various other dystopian, and supernatural fantasies, cultural critic Peter Biskind explains why these formerly disreputable subjects have suddenly become mainstream, minting money and creating a vast fan base. Rather than dismissing these fictions as the worst that mass culture has to offer Biskind reveals them as battlefields on which clashing ideologies struggle for advantage. Right assails left, left bashes right, and both gang up on the center. Biskind shows how the grand, bipartisan accord that defined post-war society broke down over successive decades, hammered first from the left by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, and then from the right by the Reagan Revolution, 9/11, and later the Tea Party. Where once we had consensus, we now have polarization. Extremism, which used to be a vice, has become a virtue-and a hallmark of our popular culture, even as it tears our political system to shreds.

Discovering Orson Welles

Author : Jonathan Rosenbaum
ISBN : 9780520247383
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Discovering Orson Welles' collects Rosenbaum's writings to date on Welles and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man. The book is also a chronicle of Rosenbaum's highly personal writer's journey and his efforts to arrive at the truth.

My Mother S Kitchen

Author : Peter Gethers
ISBN : 9781250120656
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, moving memoir about a son’s discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn’t really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateur—the restaurant was New York’s legendary Ratner’s—Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us—they can nourish our souls.

Orson Welles Volume 3

Author : Simon Callow
ISBN : 9781473545762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In One-Man Band, the third volume in his epic survey of Orson Welles’ life and work, Simon Callow again probes in comprehensive and penetrating detail into one of the most complex artists of the twentieth century, looking closely at the triumphs and failures of an ambitious one-man assault on one medium after another – theatre, radio, film, television, even, at one point, ballet – in each of which his radical and original approach opened up new directions and hitherto unglimpsed possibilities. The book begins with Welles’ self-exile from America, and his realisation that he could only function happily as an independent film-maker, a one-man band; by 1964, he had filmed Othello, which took three years to complete, Mr Arkadin, the biggest conundrum in his output, and his masterpiece Chimes at Midnight, as well as Touch of Evil, his sole return to Hollywood and, like all too many of his films, wrested from his grasp and re-edited. Along the way he made inroads into the fledgling medium of television and a number of stage plays, including Moby-Dick, considered by theatre historians to be one of the seminal productions of the century. Meanwhile, his private life was as dramatic as his professional life. The book shows what it was like to be around Welles, and, with a precision rarely attempted before, what it was like to be him, in which lies the answer to the old riddle: whatever happened to Orson Welles?

In My Father S Shadow

Author : Chris Welles Feder
ISBN : 9781845968670
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Of all the myriad stars and celebrities Hollywood has produced, only a handful have achieved the fame - and, some would say, infamy - of Orson Welles, the creator and star of what is arguably the greatest film ever, Citizen Kane. Many books have been written about him, detailing his achievements as an artist as well as his foibles as a human being. None of them, however, has come so close to the real man as Chris Welles Feder does in this beautifully realised portrait of her father. In My Father's Shadow is a classic story of a life lived in the public eye, told with affection and the wide-eyed wonder of a daughter who never stopped believing that some day she would truly know and understand her elusive and larger-than-life father. The result is a moving and insightful look at life in the shadow of a legendary figure and an immensely entertaining story of growing up in the unreal reality of Hollywood.

Vanity Will Get You Somewhere

Author : Joseph Cotten
ISBN : 9780595091331
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Joseph Cotten’s story begins in Tidewater, Virginia, moves on to an episode as a Miami ‘potato salad’ tycoon and then brings us to his first big break as an actor, in the New York theatre. Cotten describes how he met the flamboyant Orson Welles- at a radio audition at which Welles set a wastepaper basket on fire- and their involvement with the Mercury theatre. This led to Cotten’s first film role, as Orson’s co-star in Citizen Kane, quickly followed by parts in The Magnificent Ambersons and The Third Man. Orson- perhaps the only man to use Churchill as a stooge while trying to set up a film deal- was a lifelong friend of Cotten’s, and this autobiography was one of the last works he read before his untimely death in 1985. Cotten takes us behind the scenes of his stage plays and films, recalling amusing and intimate stories of his adventures with Ingrid Bergman, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, David Niven, David O. Selznick, Alfred Hitchcock and many others. Sensitive to his own motivations, frank about his marriages and warmly revealing about himself and his friends, Cotten has written much more than the usual film star biography. His skills as an actor have made him a master of character and dramatic momentum, and he brings the same talents to his writing. Vanity Will get You Somewhere is a generous, loving and humorous portrait of a man without a shred of vanity in his nature- and of his friends and colleagues in the larger-than-life world of show business.

The Films Of Orson Welles

Author : Robert Garis
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the Orson Welles' life and career, highlighting the shape of the filmmaker's career, his astonishing precocity and his extraordinary gifts that resulted in both splendid successes and puzzling failures. At the core of this book are sustained readings of Welles' masterpieces, Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, and critically incisive accounts of his other major films, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, Othello, Macbeth, and Chimes at Midnight.

The Films Of Orson Welles

Author : Charles Higham
ISBN : 0520020480
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Orson Welles Remembered

Author : Peter Prescott Tonguette
ISBN : 9780786427604
Genre : Performing Arts
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With a career spanning almost five decades, Orson Welles became--and in many ways still is--one of entertainment's biggest names. His temperamental vitality, his humor and his general theatricality contributed volumes to the American stage and movie screen. His concepts of lighting and staging brought a new era to American productions. Welles influenced an entire generation of directors. These interviews conducted between 2003 and 2005 record the reminiscences of 30 individuals who worked with Orson Welles in a professional capacity. Beginning with 1937 and his work in Mercury Theatre, it follows a selected few of many who were part of Welles's life up to his sudden death in October 1985. Including actors, editors, cinematographers, camera assistants and magicians, the work presents a rounded view of Welles's career and, to some extent, his personal life. Each interview is presented in question and answer format with occasional commentary inserted for context or clarification. Projects discussed include Welles's most notable (Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds) as well as others like Heart of Darkness and The Cradle Will Rock which never quite reached fruition.

Blinded By Vision

Author : Tracy Williams, Spiritual Consultant
ISBN : 9781452590271
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In the first few chapters of Blinded by Vision, you may think to yourself, “What an unlucky girl!” And you may also think that she had endured enough to last more than one lifetime. By the end, you may feel as if you have just read a sci-fi thriller—and yet it is the truth. Author Tracy Williams shares a range of feelings—humor, love, fear, tragedy, drama, and sorrow—but most of all, hope. Tracy and Nancy have known each other for twenty years. Nancy started out as a customer, and now they are great friends. Who could be better to help write Tracy’s story? The point of Blinded by Vision is to demonstrate that psychics actually do have very different life experiences from that of the average person. Enjoy the journey.

Fading Into The Limelight

Author : Peter Sallis
ISBN : 9781409105725
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The autobiography of Peter Sallis, the brilliant actor best known for his roles as the voice of Wallace and as Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine For more than 30 years, Peter Sallis has played Clegg in 'Last of the Summer Wine', the world's longest-running sitcom. With his dry, cynical wit and cautious nature, Clegg has been taken to the hearts of the nation. Now the man behind this creation, and the voice of Wallace in Wallace & Gromit, is telling his story. From his early days in the RAF in the Second World War, through an extraordinary theatrical career that saw him perform alongside the likes of Joan Collins, John Gielgud and Orson Welles, to the fame that came to him late in his career, Peter Sallis has a wonderful, heartwarming story to tell. Packed with brilliant stories and amusing anecdotes, this is a memoir that will appeal to Peter Sallis's millions of fans, as he looks back over his career with a warm glow of nostalgia.

Safe At Home

Author : Orson Bean
ISBN : 9781452575292
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When I take communion (ritualized cannibalism) tears come to my eyes. This happens because during that rite I remember that the two thousand year old man (sorry Mel Brooks) whom I believe (in some way I can’t explain) to be the Son of God (Whom I also can’t explain) instructed His followers (one of whom I have become) to symbolically drink His blood (sorry Bela Lugosi) and eat His body (sorry Jeffrey Daumer) and by doing so to become a part of Him. I find that deeply moving....

In Memory Of My Feelings

Author : Frank O'Hara
ISBN : 0870705105
Genre : Art
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By Frank O'Hara. Edited by Bill Berkson. Essay by Kynaston McShine.

The Process Of Fiction

Author : Barbara McKenzie
ISBN : PSU:000014157516
Genre : College readers.
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Fictional works by Updike, Roth, McCarthy, and Malamud are presented together with critical comments on their literary elements. Bibliogs

A View From The Diners Club

Author : Gore Vidal
ISBN : UOM:39015025009583
Genre : American literature
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Includes reviews or appraisals of H.L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Somerset Maugham, Dawn Powell, etc.

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556026833822
Genre : Literature
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12 Short Story Writers

Author : Paul Marx
ISBN : PSU:000029555451
Genre : Short stories
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Bong Mom S Cookbook

Author : Sandeepa Datta Mukherjee
ISBN : 9789350296288
Genre : Cooking
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The elaborate Sunday morning breakfasts, the seasonal delicacies, the preserves that made available non-seasonal flavours - this is the stuff of childhood memories. Tragically, given the sheer pace of life today, it has become harder and harder to follow in our mothers' footsteps, to recreate moments of bonding in the kitchen, to maintain family traditions - especially when it comes to food. Sandeepa Mukherjee Datta - blogger, foodie and mother of two - strives to make this possible in her own life, and yours. This delicious book travels from Sandeepa's grandmother's kitchen in north Calcutta to her home in a New York suburb through heart-warming anecdotes and quick-and-easy recipes. Find out how to cook the classic kosha mangsho, throw in a few mushrooms to improvise on the traditional posto, make your own paanchphoron. The new woman's spin on old traditions - the tastes of an old Kolkata kitchen, as well as the quick and healthy recipes for a family meal - The Bong Mom's Cookbook is a must-have kitchen supplement for Bongs and non-Bongs alike. 'Authentic and enjoyable, clear and personal, studded with anecdotes that warm the heart and stir up your own memories of your favourite family recipes, Bong Mom's Cookbook is a delight to read. The only problem: you'll have to interrupt your reading many times to try out these mouth-watering recipes!' - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of Sister of My Heart, One Amazing Thing and Oleander Girl

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