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McBride, Joseph 1947-

Works: 65 works in 256 publications in 4 languages and 16,539 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographies  Film adaptations  Romance films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Conference papers and proceedings  Western films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Other, 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 )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,388 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( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 2,095 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 ma
Searching for John Ford : a life by Joseph McBride( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,980 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 1,649 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
Hawks on Hawks by Howard Hawks( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,011 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
Orson Welles by Joseph McBride( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and French and held by 857 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 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 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
John Ford by Joseph McBride( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock 'n' roll high school( Visual )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 525 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 )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 483 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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 424 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
Othello( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 243 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 190 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 91 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ford at Fox by Joseph McBride( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Steven Spielberg : a biography
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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