The first-ever biography of the seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history
In 1968, when 2001: A Space Odyssey was released, the world was watching and waiting for man to take his first step on the moon. Stanley Kubrick's seminal film, with its innovative special effects and haunting score, offered audiences what felt like a realistic glimpse of the future.
Based on William Makepeace Thackeray's picaresque novel of 1844, Barry Lyndon tells the story of a social-climbing opportunist (Ryan O'Neal) who succeeds in marrying a beautiful aristocrat far above his social station (Marisa Berenson), only to see his gains eventually undone by avarice and spite.
Based on the futuristic novel by Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange is a masterwork of cinematic satire. When a flamboyant, Beethoven-obsessed, murderous gang leader agrees to undergo experimental violence-aversion therapy in exchange for early release from prison, he winds up "cured" of his own free will.
I Seem to Live chronicles the beginnings of New York's avant-garde film world and the emergence of a counterculture
With a career spanning four decades, Wes Craven (1939-2015) bridged independent exploitation cinema and Hollywood big-budget horror. A pioneer of the modern horror cinema, Craven directed such landmark films as The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream--considered not only classics of the genre, but examples of masterful filmmaking.
For the first time in English, and in his signature prose poetry, the film scripts of four of Werner Herzog’s early works
“Herzog doesn’t write traditional scripts,” Film International remarked of the master filmmaker’s Scenarios I and II.
This is a new edition of the diary kept by Federico Fellini, in which the great director faithfully recorded his dreams and nightmares.
Blake Edwards (1922-2010) was a multitalented, versatile director constantly exploring who he was, not only in filmmaking but also in life. Often typecast as a comedy director, he also created westerns, thrillers, musicals, and heart-wrenching dramas.
Taiwanese born, Ang Lee (b. 1954) has produced diverse films in his award-winning body of work. Sometimes working in the West, sometimes in the East, he creates films that defy easy categorization and continue to amaze audiences worldwide.
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory.