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Director Henry Jaglom lunched weekly with Orson Welles at West Hollywood's Ma Maison. In 1983 Jaglom began recording thier conversations at Welles' request. Three years of trascripts have been pieced together by Peter Biskind, the author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. Welles is at his most opinionated here, prompted by Jaglom and the famous faces who stop by their table. This is a fine campanion to Peter Bogdanovich's This is Orson Welles.
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Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author's own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.
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These transcripts of recorded conversations between Welles and "The Last Picture Show" director Bogdanovich are highly engaging whether you are a Welles fan or just enjoy listening to a man of many opinions. Arguably the most innovative American director of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Welles offers up nuggets that are as quotable as any line from his classic films.
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In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, "Easy Rider", shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the '70s, an era that produced such modern classics as "The Godfather", "Chinatown", "Shampoo", "Nashville", "Taxi Driver", and "Jaws". "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times. Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood's last golden age.
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This handy tool of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will tell you everything you want to know about the history of Academy Award nominees and winners. Search by year, category, and performer or browse through their list of Oscar stats.
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These recommendations from other movie lovers might inspire you to seek out these overlooked gems and classics you might have missed.
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