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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 )

44 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 3,193 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 )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,379 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 )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,709 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,485 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 )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary films of the silent era, Griffith was doomed by his over-reaching drives, and he died an embittered man, shunned by the community he had largely created. His story is told here with unsparing truth and compelling narrative sweep
Cary Grant : a celebration by Richard Schickel( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 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
Brando : a life in our times by Richard Schickel( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den amerikanske filmskuespiller Marlon Brando
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 )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rich in behind-the-scenes stories about such modern classics as It Happened One Night, Dawn Patrol, The Champ, Born Yesterday, Father of the Bride, and Shadow of a Doubt, as well as in anecdotes about the men and women of Hollywood, this book is an enduring tribute to the men who made the movies."--Cover
Conversations with Scorsese by Martin Scorsese( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 950 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 )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 903 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
You must remember this : the Warner Bros. story by Richard Schickel( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 870 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
Clint : a retrospective by Richard Schickel( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 803 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 stars by Richard Schickel( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distills and enlivens the essence of more than 100 star personalities. Examines those forces of personality, public demand and professional tactics which converge to create a star
The world of Carnegie Hall by Richard Schickel( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Spanish and held by 767 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
Bogie : a celebration of the life and films of Humphrey Bogart by Richard Schickel( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Two accomplished film writers pay tribute to one of cinema's most enduring symbols in this lavishly illustrated monograph complete with a foreword from Bogart's son, published in association with his estate. Richard Schickel assesses Humphrey Bogart's career and enduring legacy while George Perry provides a detailed review of the films he made over three decades, with a particular focus on his key roles, in this highly illustrated survey of a much-loved star. From his emergence as a figure to be reckoned with in High Sierra and as private eye Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon in 1941, and his iconic performance in Casablanca two years later, to his Oscar-winning role in The African Queen in 1952, Humphrey Bogart ensured his place as a true Hollywood legend. Following the success of his Oscar-winning role in The African Queen, Bogart starred in several other notable movies, including Beat the Devil and The Caine Mutiny. While Bogart's personal charm is to this day unmatched onscreen, his private life was also the stuff of legend. His relationship with Lauren Bacall is explored here, as they formed one of Hollywood's most celebrated on and off-screen couples
Alias Nick & Nora( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two documentaries saluting William Powell, originally silent film star and loveable villain and Myrna Loy's passage to the reigning queen of Hollywood
Good morning, Mr. Zip Zip Zip : movies, memory, and World War II by Richard Schickel( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Clint Eastwood : a biography
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Richard Schickel Amerikaans journalist

Richard Schickel critico cinematografico, saggista e giornalista statunitense

Richard Schickel US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Dokumentarfilmer und Filmkritiker

Schickel, Richard (1933- ).

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Clint Eastwood : a biographyD.W. Griffith : an American lifeCary Grant : a celebrationBrando : a life in our timesThe Men who made the movies : interviews with Frank Capra, George Cukor, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor, Raoul Walsh, and William A. WellmanConversations with ScorseseThe band wagonIntimate strangers : the culture of celebrity