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Schickel, Richard

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Most widely held works by Richard Schickel
The world of Goya, 1746-1828 by Richard Schickel( Book )

84 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 3,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life, career and paintings of the Spanish court painter, Francisco Goya, with information on the times in which he lived and other artists of that era
The Disney version ; the life, times, art, and commerce of Walt Disney by Richard Schickel( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in English and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Description: This classic history of Walt Disney's life and works takes us from his wandering youth through the desperate gamble of opening his own animation studio, his daring decision to crash Hollywood, the sudden and inspired invention of Mickey Mouse-and on to the creation of a multimillion-dollar international entertainment empire. Throughout Richard Schickel asks penetrating questions about Disney's achievements and shortcomings, and the enormous popularity of the "Disney version."
Clint Eastwood : a biography by Richard Schickel( Book )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a biography of American actor and director Clint Eastwood (b. 1930). Based on personal conversations with Eastwood, and interviews with friends, colleagues and family members, the author provides a candid and close-up portrait of Eastwood. Readers see the boy, Clint, regularly changing homes and schools as his family struggles to overcome the hardships of the Depression. We watch a restless West Coast adolescent obsessed with cars and jazz turn into an angry young man going through years of frustration and rejection as he tries to establish himself as an actor. After Eastwood achieves star status in the television series Rawhide, we witness him making the daring choices that propel him first to international stardom - the decision to make a spaghetti western (Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars) - and then to superstardom as the controversial Dirty Harry. He traces, too, the emergence of Eastwood the director, from modest beginnings (Play Misty for Me) through increasingly complex and ambitious films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales and Bronco Billy to the Oscar-winning success of Unforgiven. And finally Eastwood becomes not only one of the most admired figures in his profession, but an American icon. Here is the essential Eastwood, caught in action as he directs and stars in some of his most important movies, reflecting on what is unquestionably a remarkable career. Here is Eastwood describing his feelings about his own work, about his unwillingness to settle for the roles he knows he can play and his desire to challenge himself; about films and filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses; about his family; about what he has accomplished and what he hopes to accomplish
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
D.W. Griffith : an American life by Richard Schickel( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of the first successful Hollywood directors whose film, "Birth of a Nation," shaped the art form of moviemaking
Cary Grant : a celebration by Richard Schickel( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features two hundred black-and-white photographs, a perceptive critical analysis of the popular actor's roles and his contributions to the history of film, and new biographical material on the private man
The men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. Wellman by Richard Schickel( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited versions of interviews originally conducted for the television series The men who made the movies
Elia Kazan : a biography by Richard Schickel( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few figures in film and theater history tower like Elia Kazan. Born in 1909 to Greek parents in Istanbul, Turkey, he arrived in America with incomparable vision and drive, and by the 1950s he was the most important and influential director in the nation, simultaneously dominating both theater and film. His productions of --, noted film historian and critic Richard Schickel illuminates much more than a single astonishing life and life's work: He pays discerning tribute to the power of theater and film, and casts a new light on six crucial decades of American history
Brando : a life in our times by Richard Schickel( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the life and career of Brando who redefined the nature of screen heroism and the standards of screen acting
Conversations with Scorsese by Martin Scorsese( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese's career is a dense map of critical darlings and experimental films--from "Mean Streets" to "Shutter Island." Now fans are given the chance to see all of his movies, and moviemaking in general, through the eyes of the master director himself
The band wagon by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage
Lena by Lena Horne( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate strangers : the culture of celebrity by Richard Schickel( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Schickel, who has been called "one of our most perceptive and connective critics," has written a knowing, witty, and alarming study of a public phenomenon that profoundly affects our private lives -- and our secret lives of dreams and fantasy. In trying to understand the power of celebrity in modern life, Mr. Schickel ranges through every realm of our culture -- film, theatre, television, literature, art, the media, pop music, politics -- for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends our minds. He considers the careers of figures as diverse as John Kennedy and Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol, among dozens of others. And he reflects on the dangerous, sometimes deadly political and social consequences of the fascinating, largely unacknowledged relationship between the famous elite and the unfamous majority. In demonstrating how the carefully fostered illusion of intimacy between these two groups has created a devastating confusion between public life and private life, in showing how the play of celebrity symbols has largely replaced the play of ideas in American society, Schickel takes us on a journey to the heart of contemporary darkness -- and offers, finally, a chilling warning about the psychopathic consequences of our national obsession with celebrity. In a new Afterword he shows how the new democratization of celebrity -- in the form of the Internet -- fits into his analysis."--Page 4 of cover
Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey
You must remember this : the Warner Bros. story by Richard Schickel( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of the Warner Brothers production company from its origins in the 1920s to the present, highlighting the key films created by the company
Garbo by Antoni Gronowicz( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the actress Greta Garbo as told by her to Antonin Gronowicz
The world of Carnegie Hall by Richard Schickel( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnegie Hall in New York City from its beginning in 1891, a decade-by-decade picture of the concert stage that has produced some of the finest virtuoso performances in musical history and lectures
Keepers : the greatest films-and personal favorites-of a moviegoing lifetime by Richard Schickel( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critic and historian who has been watching cinema for seventy years and has seen almost nineteen thousand films presents a tour of his favorite movies, highlighting forgotten treasures and explaining what makes a film a hit or a flop
Clint : a retrospective by Richard Schickel( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richly illustrated retrospective celebrating the life and films of Clint Eastwood. Acclaimed as both actor and director, as well as for his musical compositions, he's won multiple Oscars for his achievements in front of and behind the camera and has established himself as a true cinematic great. Covers a uniquely successful career that's spanned more than half a century and sixty movies
The big red one by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction version includes 15 entirely new sequences and 23 additional augmented ones
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Clint Eastwood : a biography
Clint Eastwood : a biographyD.W. Griffith : an American lifeCary Grant : a celebrationThe men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. WellmanElia Kazan : a biographyBrando : a life in our timesConversations with ScorseseThe band wagon
Alternative Names
Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel American film scholar

Richard Schickel Amerikaans journalist

Richard Schickel amerikai filmkrtikus

Richard Schickel critico cinematografico, saggista e giornalista statunitense

Richard Schickel US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dokumentarfilmer und Filmkritiker

Richard Schickel Yazar

Schickel, Richard 1933-

Schickel, Richard Warren, 1933-

Šikels, Ričards, 1933-

Ричард Шикель

Шикель, Ричард

Шикель, Ричард, 1933-

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