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McBride, Joseph 1947-

Works: 57 works in 306 publications in 7 languages and 16,649 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Conference papers and proceedings  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 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 1,967 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( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 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
Orson Welles by Joseph McBride( Book )

41 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du cinéaste confondu avec les personnages de ses fictions. Analyse poussée des treize films qu'il a réalisés
Searching for John Ford : a life by Joseph McBride( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 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
Focus on Howard Hawks by Joseph McBride( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ford by Joseph McBride( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What ever happened to Orson Welles? : a portrait of an independent career by Joseph McBride( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McBride is the first author to provide a comprehensive examination of the films of Welle's artistically rich yet little know later period in the United States (1970-1985) when McBride knew and worked with him. McBride reports on Welles's daringly experimental film projects, including the legendary 1970-1976 unfinished film The Other Side of the Wind, Welles's satire of Hollywood during the Easy Rider era. McBride gives a unique, inside perspective on Welles from the viewpoint of a young film critic playing a spoof of himself in a cast headed by John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich. To put Welles's widely misunderstood later years into context, What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? reexamines the filmmaker's entire life and career
Leo McCarey's An affair to remember( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although each is engaged to someone else, when Nickie and Terry meet aboard an ocean liner, they fall in love. After they agree to rendezvous six months later atop the Empire State Building, tragedy strikes, and the lovers' future takes an uncertain turn"--Container
Filmmakers on filmmaking : the American Film Institute seminars on motion pictures and television( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 421 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
Rock 'n' roll high school( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 363 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
Design for living( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 362 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
John Ford's My darling Clementine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 333 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
Becoming John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 185 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
Rock 'n' roll high school( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy set in a high school where the students have the lowest academic average in Southern California, the athletes haven't won a game in years, and three principals have gone insane. Features scenes of a concert by the Ramones
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 95 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

Ford at Fox by Joseph McBride( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Capra bonus disc( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of documentary films about the life and work of Frank Capra
Hawks on Hawks by Howard Hawks( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview on life and works of Howard Hawks
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Steven Spielberg : a biography
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Frank Capra : the catastrophe of successOrson WellesSearching for John Ford : a lifeJohn FordWhat ever happened to Orson Welles? : a portrait of an independent careerHigh 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 moviesFrank Capra bonus disc