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McGilligan, Patrick

Overview
Works: 81 works in 408 publications in 4 languages and 18,192 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Biographies  Screenplays  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about Patrick McGilligan
 
Most widely held works by Patrick McGilligan
Alfred Hitchcock : a life in darkness and light by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the filmmaker traces his career and numerous works, noting his role in the establishment of industry standards and the characteristics most associated with his persona, while offering insight into his private, professional, and family life
Tender comrades : a backstory of the Hollywood blacklist by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October of 1947, The House Un-American Activities Committee launched hearings in Washington, D.C., to investigate Communist influence in the motion picture industry. Writers, actors, directors, and other industry figures were called before HUAC and commanded to "name names": to save themselves by betraying their colleagues. In what amounted to a signal instance of cultural repression, those who defied HUAC were shouted down - and marked down on lists that ruined their lives and careers. And they have never been given their full chance to speak ... until now. In the pages of Tender Comrades, thirty-six blacklist survivors tell their life stories. Together their voices form a unique collection of Hollywood profiles in courage. For years before 1947, a close-knit left-wing and liberal community had thrived in Hollywood, taking stands on controversial issues and causes while making some of the finest films of the 1930s and 1940s. Hardly a circle bent on revolt, these individuals were, rather, committed to integrating their humanism into their lives and work. When they were blacklisted and driven from the industry - some into false identities, some out of the country altogether - the world of film suffered an immeasurable loss
Jack's life : a biography of Jack Nicholson by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No male American film star of the post-Brando era - not Pacino, not De Niro, not Hoffman - has demonstrated the talent, the charisma, the larger-than-life audacity, and the string of screen triumphs of Jack Nicholson. In Jack's Life, Patrick McGilligan, one of our finest film biographers, captures Nicholson's private, public, and cinematic life in all its complexity and contradictions - a portrait of the film icon as man and artist and hedonist and closet intellectual. It is as deep and intimate a biography of an American actor as we've had in many years, certain to be one of the most talked-about books of 1994." "That John J. Nicholson of Neptune, New Jersey, product of a tangled and bizarre parentage, should grow up to be Jack Nicholson, Hollywood legend, is a grand American success story - one that begins like Dickens and goes on like Mark Twain, with long stretches of a Fielding romp along the way. Here for the first time is a family tree with more false leads than Chinatown. Here is the Catholic boyhood of secrets, mischief, moviegoing, and timeless male ritual. Here are the early years in Hollywood, the formative time of struggle and growth in the fifties and early sixties when Nicholson scrambled professionally and formed the circle of friends who remain with him to this day. Here is Jack's "overnight" break-through in Easy Rider as an electrifying and entirely new kind of screen presence. Most crucially, here are the stories behind the great film roles to follow - in Five Easy Pieces, Carnal Knowledge, The Last Detail, Chinatown, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, Terms of Endearment, Prizzi's Honor, Batman, A Few Good Men, and Hoffa - that have made Nicholson one of the most acclaimed screen actors of our time."
Clint : the life and legend by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Eastwood was the image of the American lone wolf personified. Recently, he has become the point man for the American conservative movement. McGilligan draws on extensive interviews with intimates, legal documents and behind-the-scenes reportage on the making of Eastwood's films. This updated edition encompasses Eastwood's personal life and all his recent films, through to the success and controversy of American Sniper
Fritz Lang : the nature of the beast by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The name of Fritz Lang - the visionary director of Metropolis, M, Fury, The Big Heat, and thirty other unforgettable motion pictures - is hallowed the world over. But what lurks behind his greatest legends, and his genius as a filmmaker? Was he a closet Nazi in Germany, and later, a virtual Communist in America? Did he really refuse an offer from Hitler to become the Third Reich's "Fuhrer of film" before he fled to the United States in the early 1930s, or was this oft-repeated anecdote the embroidered invention of an ingenious storyteller? Was Lang a sensitive and compassionate artist, as well as a lover of famous women (among them his Berlin compatriot Marlene Dietrich)? Or was he a sado-masochistic beast whose torturous on-set behavior was mirrored, off the job, in a sordid love life crowded with prostitutes and mistresses?
George Cukor : a double life : a biography of the gentleman director by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the great contract film directors of the studio age, George Cukor was unique. Literate, witty, sophisticated, he was one of the few theater denizens to make the transition from Broadway to Hollywood--and to stay on top of his profession, for some fifty years and fifty films. The highest-paid director of his time, hailed as "the classicist of MGM," Cukor was five times nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director, winning for My Fair Lady. In publicity and mystique he was dubbed the "women's director" for guiding the most sensitive and temperamental leading ladies to immortal performances: Garbo in Camille, Jean Harlow in Dinner at Eight, Norma Shearer in Romeo and Juliet, Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight, Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday, Judy Garland in A Star Is Born, and--in ten films, including The Philadelphia Story--his lifelong friend and collaborator, Katharine Hepburn. But behind the "women's director" label lurked a stigma, the open secret that set Cukor apart from the generally macho, swaggering fraternity of directors. He was the only homosexual among his colleagues. Throughout his professional life Cukor walked the tightrope between public image and private life in an era when homosexuality was regarded as shameful or criminal. In some ways Cukor's sexual orientation was the least important aspect of his life, but in other ways it influenced his psychology and his career. It was the basis of his firing from the most popular movie ever made, Gone With the Wind--a shocking and ignominious tale that is revealed for the first time in this book. Cukor prided himself on being tough, but this book reveals a poignantly dichotomous creature--a man whose ideal of beauty was in contrast to his own feelings of ugliness; an essentially lonely man who surrounded himself with friends, and threw a lifetime of Hollywood's most glittering parties; a man whose appreciation of female characters derived from his own sensibilities; a consummate director of screen romance who in his own life paid for sex--and scoffed at love."--Dust jacket
Oscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmaker by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and career of a pioneering director from the genre of African-American cinema, discussing his childhood in the homesteading communities of South Dakota, his direction of numerous silent and sound films at a time before black-produced movies could be shown in white theaters, and his lesser-known influence on American black culture
Backstory : interviews with screenwriters of Hollywood's golden age( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Orson : The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the history of American popular culture, there is no more dramatic story--no swifter or loftier ascent to the pinnacle of success and no more tragic downfall--than that of Orson Welles. In this magisterial biography, Patrick McGilligan brings young Orson into focus as never before. He chronicles Welles's early life growing up in Wisconsin and Illinois as the son of an alcoholic industrialist and a radical suffragist and classical musician, and the magical early years of his career, including his marriage and affairs, his influential friendships, and his artistic collaborations"--
Cagney : the actor as auteur by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstory 2 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstory" is the screenwriter's term for what happens in a plot before the screen story begins. In this companion volume to McGilligan's widely praised Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, fourteen studio scribes active in later decades rail and reminisce about their fifty-plus years of inventing and scripting movies. Richard Brooks, Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, Arthur Laurents, Ben Maddow, Stewart Stern, Daniel Taradash, and Philip Yordan are among the distinguished figures included. The 1940s were a period of transition for the motion picture industry, from an era of hope and glory and the upheavals of World War II to a postwar era of caution and confusion. The 1950s brought a great decline in the number of films produced and led to the extinction of that peculiar creature, the contract writer. The survivors of Hollywood's most productive years remain wonderfully talkative, however. In this lively collection of interviews they contribute useful writing tips, radical correctives to screen history and industry folklore, and just plain fascinating gossip. As a whole, the interviews provide a compelling biographical close-up of an entire generation of men and women whose talent, vision, and tenacity were critical to the institution we know as "Hollywood
Film crazy : interviews with Hollywood legends by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides interviews with notable Hollywood actors, directors, and producers, including Alfred Hitchcock, George Stevens, Joel McCrea, and Ronald Reagan
Robert Altman : jumping off the cliff : a biography of the great American director by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Ray : the glorious failure of an American director by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare glimpse into the life of the troubled filmmaker who directed "Rebel Without a Cause" traces the evolution of this creative genius, from his small-town roots to his success and ultimate alienation and banishment from Hollywood
Backstory 3 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1960s( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Backstory series of unique "oral histories" chronicles the lives and careers of notable Hollywood screenwriters--in their own words. Backstory 3 takes up the history of American screenwriting in the 1960s, through the experiences of fourteen key scenarists. These interviews, conducted by Pat McGilligan and others, feature Jay Presson Allen, George Axelrod, Walter Bernstein, Horton Foote, Walon Green, Charles B. Griffith, John Michael Hayes, Ring Lardner Jr., Wendell Mayes, Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr., Arnold Schulman, Stirling Silliphant, and Terry Southern
Yankee Doodle Dandy by Robert Buckner( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six screenplays by Robert Riskin( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White heat by Ivan Goff( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstory 4 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1970s and 1980s( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstory 5 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1990s by Patrick McGilligan( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how Hollywood is changing to meet economic and creative challenges. This title probes the working methods of a diverse range of screenwriters to explore how they come up with their ideas, how they go about adapting a stage play or work of fiction, and whether their variegated life experiences contribute to the success of their writing
 
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Alfred Hitchcock : a life in darkness and light
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パトリック・マクギリガン

マクギリガン, パトリック

麦吉利根, 帕特里克

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English (295)

French (10)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (2)

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Tender comrades : a backstory of the Hollywood blacklistJack's life : a biography of Jack NicholsonClint : the life and legendFritz Lang : the nature of the beastGeorge Cukor : a double life : a biography of the gentleman directorOscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmakerBackstory : interviews with screenwriters of Hollywood's golden ageBackstory 2 : interviews with screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s