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McBride, Joseph 1947-

Works: 48 works in 299 publications in 7 languages and 16,761 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographies  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Comedy films  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Interviewer
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 )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,950 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 1,228 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 )

42 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 1,077 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 1,056 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 )

9 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 592 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 518 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
Rock 'n' roll high school( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 516 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
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 493 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 419 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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 398 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 by Charles Wellborn( 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
Becoming John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 186 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
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 94 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 87 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of documentary films about the life and work of Frank Capra
Kirk Douglas by Joseph McBride( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo McCarey's affair to remember by Leo McCarey( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 39 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
Hawks on Hawks by Howard Hawks( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hawks (1896-1977) is the most versatile of all the great American directors, having worked with equal ease and brilliance in screwball comedies, Westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and adventure films. 'Hawks on Hawks' draws on interviews Joseph McBride conducted with the director over the course of the last seven years of his life, giving rare insight into Hawks's artistic philosophy, his relationships with some of the major figures in Hollywood, and his position in an industry that was rapidly changing
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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