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McBride, Joseph 1947-

Works: 63 works in 353 publications in 6 languages and 17,280 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographies  Film adaptations  Romance films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Conference papers and proceedings  Western films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joseph McBride
Most widely held works by Joseph McBride
Steven Spielberg : a biography by Joseph McBride( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uneven films as The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun, until finally, with Schindler's List, Spielberg's emotional candor and courage yielded what is widely acknowledged as a cinematic masterpiece
Frank Capra : the catastrophe of success by Joseph McBride( )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life). A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the right thing, triumphs! But as Joseph McBride reveals in this meticulously researched, definitive biography, the reality was far more complex, a true American tragedy. Using newly declassified U.S. government documents about Capra's response to being considered a possible "subversive" during the post-World War II Red Scare, McBride adds a final chapter to his unforgettable portrait of the man who gave us It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and Meet John Doe
Searching for John Ford : a life by Joseph McBride( )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Searching for John Ford surpasses all previous biographies of the filmmaker. Encompassing and illuminating Ford's complexities and contradictions, Joseph McBride comes as close as anyone ever will to solving what Andrew Sarris called the "John Ford movie mystery." McBride traces the whole trajectory of Ford's life, from his beginnings as "Bull" Feeney, the nearsighted, football-playing son of Irish immigrants in Portland, Maine, through to his establishment as America's most formidable and protean filmmaker."--Jacket
What ever happened to Orson Welles? : a portrait of an independent career by Joseph McBride( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? A Portrait of an Independent Career challenges the conventional wisdom that Welles's career after Kane was a long decline and that he spent his final years doing little but eating and making commercials while squandering his earlier promise. In this intimate and often surprising personal portrait, Joseph McBride shows instead how Welles never stopped directing radical, adventurous films and was always breaking new artistic ground as a filmmaker."
Hawks on Hawks by Howard Hawks( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview on life and works of Howard Hawks
Orson Welles by Joseph McBride( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du cinéaste confondu avec les personnages de ses fictions. Analyse poussée des treize films qu'il a réalisés
Focus on Howard Hawks by Joseph McBride( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ford by Joseph McBride( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair to remember by Leo McCarey( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever after: A young woman of the 16th century stands up to her scheming stepmother and works miracles on the lives of everyone around her, including the crown prince of France
Rock 'n' roll high school( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vince Lombardi High School is the wildest, most rockin' high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of the Ramones, the students battle the principal's iron-fisted rule and take their battle to a truly rockin' conclusion
Filmmakers on filmmaking : the American Film Institute seminars on motion pictures and television( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in pictures : screenwriting made (mostly) painless by Joseph McBride( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary adaptation as the best way to learn the basics and avoiding the usual formulaic approach. With its wealth of useful tips, along with colorful insights from master screenwriters past and present, this book is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn the craft of screen storytelling."--Back cover
John Ford's My darling Clementine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang
Design for living( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult 'gentleman's' agreement, in this continental pre-Code comedy freely adapted by Ben Hecht (Notorious) from a play. A risque relationship comedy and a witty take on creative pursuits, it concerns a commercial artist unable, or unwilling, to choose between the equally dashing painter and playwright she meets on a train en route to the City of Light
How did Lubitsch do it? by Joseph McBride( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernst Lubitsch's sophisticated, elegant, and stylish films of the 1930s and 1940s are often credited with creating the genre of the classic Hollywood romantic comedy. Famed for the "Lubitsch touch" and his distinct comedic style particularly when it came to romance and sex and American hypocrisy around them. Lubitsch's films influenced and won the admiration of his fellow directors, including Welles, Hitchcock, and most notably Billy Wilder. And, while he is now best known as the director of such films as Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, and To Be or Not To Be, much of his work and his name is less well known. In this book, Joseph McBride, the author of best-selling biographies of Steven Spielberg and Frank Capra, reconsiders Lubitsch's place in film history and reminds us of the genius of and the many pleasures of his film. In How Did Lubitsch Do It? (the title is a play on a sign that was in Billy Wilder's office) McBride examines all of Lubitsch's films beginning with his work in Germany where he became known as "The D.W. Griffith of Europe" for his historical epics as well as being celebrated for his comedies. McBride then considers Lubitsch's work in Hollywood and how his films reflected his amused indulgence of human behavior and a celebration of un-American virtues such as the joys of adultery and serial philandering while depicting marriage in a more realistic way. McBride's discussions of Lubitsch's films answer the question asked in the book's title to explain "The Lubitsch Touch" and the endlessly inventive and fresh ways the director found of telling stories, as well as his distinctive style, his handling of character, and his ability to strike the right tone in his films"--
Othello( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity
Becoming John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming John Ford takes a look at the enduring impression Ford made on film and filmmaking. Focuses primarily on his years at Fox, his relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck, and the effect the second World War had on both men & their filmmaking
Orson Welles, actor and director by Joseph McBride( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High and inside : an A to Z guide to the language of baseball by Joseph McBride( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of movie lists : an offbeat, provocative collection of the best and worst of everything in movies by Joseph McBride( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.01 for Hawks on H ... to 0.64 for The broken ...)

Steven Spielberg : a biography
Frank Capra : the catastrophe of successSearching for John Ford : a lifeWhat ever happened to Orson Welles? : a portrait of an independent careerOrson WellesJohn FordHigh and inside : an A to Z guide to the language of baseballThe book of movie lists : an offbeat, provocative collection of the best and worst of everything in movies
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