Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life

Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life

A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great vo... More info →
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Art of Noir: The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era Of Film Noir

Art of Noir: The Posters And Graphics From The Classic Era Of Film Noir

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Film noir is all about style, even as much as it is about crime. The poster art from the noir era has a bold look and an iconography all its own. A sizzling marriage of sex and violence -- the sinuous figures of femme fatales alongside the granite features of the era's tough-guy stars -- made this a... More info →
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Audrey and Bill: A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden

Audrey and Bill: A Romantic Biography of Audrey Hepburn and William Holden

Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden were America's sweethearts. Both won Oscars that year and together they filmed Sabrina, ... More info →
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The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema

The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema

Welles. Hitchcock. Kubrick. These names appear on nearly every list of the all-time greatest filmmakers. But what makes these directors so great? Despite their very different themes and sensibilities, is there a common genius that unites them and elevates their work into the realm of the sublime? ... More info →
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Fred MacMurray: A Biography

Fred MacMurray: A Biography

Fred MacMurray was one of the most durable stars in motion picture history. Fred arrived in Hollywood in 1934 and within a year he was one of the top leading men in the movie industry. He was the leading actor or one of the leads in films through 1973 when Walt Disney Studios released his final star... More info →
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Hitchcock

Hitchcock

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. More info →
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Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter

Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on his amazing life in Life Beyond Measure, offering inspira... More info →
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The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah’s Book Club)

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah’s Book Club)

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite the contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in selfquestioning. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated li... More info →
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More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts

More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts

"Film noir" evokes memories of stylish, cynical, black-and-white movies from the 1940s and '50s—melodramas about private eyes, femmes fatales, criminal gangs, and lovers on the run. James Naremore's prize-winning book discusses these pictures, but also shows that the central term is more complex a... More info →
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Portrait of Jennifer

Portrait of Jennifer

Much of Jennifer Jones’s life was spent bathed in the glow of Hollywood’s brightest lights—but in the shadows lurked the demons that can turn dreams of fame into nightmares. This never-before-told story of one of our greatest screen legends is a modern version of the Pygmalion-Galatea myth…w... More info →
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Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood

Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood

Before Sam Worthington and Hugh Jackman, before Russell Crowe and Mel Gibson... there was Rod Taylor. For over 20 years Rod Taylor was the biggest Australian movie name in Hollywood, starring in such films as The Time Machine, The Birds and The VIPs. Best known for his action roles, he was equally a... More info →
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Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson, A

Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson, A

In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the many myths that even today veil her life. The true origins of her birth, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her career struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are revealed for the first time. Garson combined an everywoman ... More info →
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