CINEMA STUDIES BooksforCourses2006
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO FRANK SINATRA
An essential fan’s companion to the most famous
entertainer of all time, this new Rough Guide covers
Sinatra’s life, his music, his influences and those influenced by him, as well as the 50 essential Sinatra performances, the stories behind his greatest songs, and
coverage of his acting career and the movies that both
hit and missed.
Rough Guides 400 pp. 1-84353-414-2 $12.99
New in Paperback!
The Man Behind the Myth
“For all movie lovers.... The seven-decade journey of
a man who became a legend in his own lifetime.”
—The Virginian-Pilot. This controversial biography
of the towering Hollywood icon details Wayne’s professional and personal highs and lows, from his classic
film roles and director John Ford’s contribution to
Wayne’s career to his three failed marriages and
the secret Communist conspiracy against him.
“A fine tribute.”—Publishers Weekly.
NAL 400 pp. 0-451-21414-5 $14.95
The Woman Behind the Man
Pat Hitchcock O’Connell and Laurent Bouzereau
“O’Connell traces her mother’s life from her early
career as a film editor, scenarist and silent-movie
actress to her ongoing collaboration on the scripting,
casting and direction of her husband’s movies. She
structures her narrative around a breezy filmography
of her father’s movies, notes the development of
Hitchcock trademarks like the “MacGuffin,”
and regales readers with Hollywood anecdotes.”
Berkley 289 pp. 0-425-19619-4 $14.00
“Illuminates the complex inner life of the highest-paid
actress of her time.”—San Francisco Chronicle. “Rich
and definitive...fascinating.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Berkley 464 pp. 0-425-18212-6 $16.95
A Penguin Lives Biography
“Illuminating....Patricia Bosworth [is] a superb biogra-pher...she is an ardent but critical Brandophile, who
elegantly puts life and art into context, paying necessary attention to Brando’s politics and complicated
marital life.”—Gary Giddins, The New York Times
Book Review. B/w photographs.
Lipper/Viking 240 pp. 0-670-88236-4 $21.95
A Penguin Lives Biography
“Tinged with poetic brilliance and surgical dispassion
...an engrossing battle of wills.”—Publishers Weekly
(starred). Focusing on Warhol’s provocative films,
Koestenbaum shows that Warhol’s oeuvre, in its
variety of form, maintains a striking consistency of
theme: Warhol discovered in classic American images
the erotic of time and space. B/w photographs.
Lipper/Viking 240 pp. 0-670-03000-7 $21.95
Charmian Carr with Jean A. S. Strauss
Carr, who captivated moviegoers as Liesl von Trapp,
shares her memories of making The Sound of Music,
including how she won the role with no acting experience. The story brims with anecdotes and funny
moments, from romances on the set and scenes that
were cut, to the glorious alpine locations and wild
nights at the Bristol Hotel in Salzburg.
Penguin 256 pp. 0-14-029840-1 $12.00
Translated by Sally Sampson
Overlook 214 pp. 0-87951-581-3
“Scrupulously detailed accounts buttressed by
a meticulous catalog of Jarman’s works... This is
the definitive text.”— The New York Times Book Review.
“Peake is a fine, even witty stylist who is not afraid
to stand aside and let Jarman’s own raw eloquence
stride to the fore.”—The Washington Post Book World.
48 b/w and 22 full-color photographs.
Overlook 613 pp. 1-58567-331-5 $21.95
KICKING THE PRICKS
“This impassioned and reflective final volume in the
late avant-garde filmmaker’s diaries articulately mixes
personal recollections, travelogues, and interviews,
plus a few fantastic vignettes thrown in. Written during the making of Jarman’s apocalyptic antipatriotic
film The Last of England, the journal more or less
anchors itself on that work-in-progress.”—Kirkus.
Overlook 249 pp. 0-87951-844-8 $16.95
The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant
From the actor who played Withnail in the 1986
British Cult film Withnail and I. “With just the right
smattering of poison in his pen, this Swazi/British
actor recounts the daily trials and tribulations of making movies....A refreshing combination of comedy,
confession, and coruscation.”—Kirkus.
Overlook 337 pp. 0-87951-935-5 $15.95
A. Scott Berg
“Moving, funny, compassionate and richly entertain-
ing.... The book proves worthy of what would be, in
context, the highest praise of all: It has the Goldwyn
touch.”—The Washington Post Book World.
Riverhead 592 pp. 1-57322-723-4 $16.00
THE MARILYN ENCYCLOPEDIA
Includes hundreds of rare photographs and complete
information on Marilyn Monroe’s films, including
comprehensive credit listings, cross-referencing, an
exhaustive bibliography, and an extensive name index.
170 full-color and 205 b/w photographs.
Overlook 342 pp. 1-58567-188-6 $32.50