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Bowman, Manoah

Works: 8 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,690 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Biography  Illustrated works  History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: PN2287.C5, 791.43028092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Manoah Bowman
Buster Keaton remembered by Eleanor Keaton( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for his legendary stone face and physical gags, Buster Keaton was a genius of silent-film comedy. Decades after their release, his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic invention and mechanical timing. In Buster Keaton remembered, an illustrated survey of Keaton's career, Eleanor Keaton, his wife of 26 years, and film historian Jeffrey Vance provide a personal account of this icon of American cinema. Drawing on professional papers, screenplays, studio records, and scrapbooks, the authors trace Keaton's beginnings in vaudeville, where he perfected his gags; his first silent shorts with Roscoe Arbuckle; the brilliant features he conceived, directed, produced, and performed in; and his later sound films for M-G-M and others. Fresh prints of classic film stills and never-before-published photos from the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, together with a lively, anecdotal text, offer a behind-the-scenes look at how Keaton came up with his hilarious ideas, choreographed his elaborate stunts, and crafted his films
Natalie Wood : reflections on a legendary life by Manoah Bowman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first family-authorized photographic study of Natalie Wood, and the first book to examine her glamorous film career as well as her private, off-screen life as a wife and mother"--Front jacket flap
The stewardess is flying the plane! : American films of the 1970s by Ron Hogan( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book begins with a glossy, thematic narrative of '70s movies in an illuminating conversation with Peter Bogdanovich, director of The Last Picture Show and other iconic films from that decade. After all, it was Bogdanovich and his cohort of directors-Cassavetes, Coppola, Scorsese and others-who broke from the bloated studio system in favor of smaller scale, more experimental filmmaking. Bogdanovich explains that their new style used "essentially classic American narrative film technique but not looking at things in a conventional, cleaned-up way." Hogan then indulges in a free-form romp through various film genres-science fiction, disasters, war, thrillers, westerns, etc.-mentioning more than 400 movies. In a few words or phrases about the plot or star, Hogan reveals quirky details on the making of the films, from inspiration to budgets to box office results. While the text is engrossing and written with verve, the photos are the real delight. Some are candid shots from the set, others promotional stills, and a few-enough, perhaps-are favorite scenes from favorite films (like M*A*S*H's version of The Last Supper)
Grace Kelly : Hollywood dream girl by Jay Jorgensen( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stunning gallery of more than 400 prized and rare photographs and illustrations, precious childhood snapshots, previously unpublished Edith Head and Helen Rose wardrobe sketches, original portraits, scene stills, on-set candids, wardrobe test shots, vintage magazine covers, and rare reproductions of exhibitor's showmanship manuals showing how film studios marketed Grace Kelly as a star, Grace Kelly captures this beloved luminary's eternal beauty as never before, and is a fresh, celebratory look at her remarkable career and her enduring cultural influence"--
Fellini : the Sixties by Manoah Bowman( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fellini: The Sixties is a stunning photographic journey through the director's most iconic classics: La Dolce Vita, 81/2, Juliet of the Spirits, and Fellini Satyricon. Carefully selected imagery from the Independent Visions photographic archive, many published here for the first time, illuminate these films as they have never been seen before, and reveal fascinating details of the director's working style and ebullient personality. With more than 150 photographs struck from original negatives, these images spring to life from the page with the depth and quality of the films themselves. Complemented with insightful essays from contemporary writers, Fellini: The Sixties is a true testament to the man and his work, a remarkable compendium of the legendary filmmaker's greatest achievements"--Jacket
Chaplin : genius of the cinema by Jeffrey Vance( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on research and interviews with those who knew Chaplin, Jeffrey Vance presents an illustrated account which captures Chaplin's fascinating life and his creative process, as well as describing in detail the main themes and ideas that persist through the major Chaplin films
Natalie wood (turner classic movies) : reflections on a legendary life by Manoah Bowman( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manoah Bowman is the author of Fellini: The Sixties. He maintains the Independent Visions photographic archives, a collection featuring more than a million unique images that details the history of cinema and television. He has contributed material to many publications, movie studios, and museums, including Eastman House, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Paramount, and Disney. His work as a photo editor includes the books Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema and Buster Keaton Remembered. He resides in Los Angeles, CA. Natasha Gregson Wagner has led an unorthodox career for the descendent of Hollywood royalty. Since making her film debut in 1992's Fathers and Sons, the actress established her place in the indie film world with titles such asAnother Day in Paradise, High Fidelity, Two Girls and a Guy, and David Lynch's Lost Highway, and she has received acclaim for her stage work and television appearances in Ally McBeal, House MD, and Chicago Hope. She recently completed work on the independent film Anesthesia. Wagner resides in Los Angeles
Charlie Chaplin : genius of the cinema by Jeffrey Vance( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Buster Keaton remembered
The stewardess is flying the plane! : American films of the 1970sChaplin : genius of the cinemaCharlie Chaplin : genius of the cinema
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