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Turan, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 136 works in 219 publications in 3 languages and 10,477 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Reviews  Melodrama  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Turan
Call me Anna : the autobiography of Patty Duke by Patty Duke( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir reveals Patty Duke's traumatic and bizarre upbringing, her Academy Award-winning acting career, her headline-making behavior with drugs, drinking, and promiscuity, and her triumphant struggle to a responsible adulthood
The Squid and the Whale by Noah Baumbach( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents. Their mom begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, dad has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing
Free for all : Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever told by Kenneth Turan( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan takes you behind the scenes at the Public Theater and tells the amazing story of how Joe Papp made American theatrical and cultural history
Never coming to a theater near you : a celebration of a certain kind of movie by Kenneth Turan( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Hollywood blockbusters invade every megaplex, smaller, quality films often don't get screen time. Fans of these films have to count on catching up to them on video and DVD, but even the most hard-core devotees have trouble remembering what sounded good when a film was originally released. This book will remedy that situation. This collection of renowned film critic Kenneth Turan's reviews, now revised and updated to factor in the tests of time, point viewers toward the films they can't quite remember, but should not miss. Moviegoers know they can trust Turan's taste. His eclectic selection represents the kind of sophisticated, adult, and entertaining films intelligent viewers are hungry for. More importantly, Turan shows readers what makes these unusual films so great, revealing how talented filmmakers and actors have managed to create the highs we experience in front of the silver screen.--From publisher description
Not to be missed : fifty-four favorites from a lifetime of film by Kenneth Turan( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a child in 1950s Brooklyn, Kenneth Turan often turned to television programs like "Million Dollar Movie" on WOR-TV. Featuring a much-loved theme song from Gone with the Wind, "Million Dollar Movie" would run one feature film twice a day, every day, all week. It was there that he developed a life-long love of the world of the movies. One of the most discerning critics writing today, Kenneth Turan offers insights that are sure to delight and inspire movie-lovers of all kinds in his latest book, Unforgettable. As sophisticated and illuminating as the films they discuss, Turan's sketches are a blend of cultural analysis, historical anecdote and sordid Hollywood controversy, astute critical appraisals, all suffused with his abiding love for the silver screen. Turan's favorite films range across all genres, low and high. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Spirited Away, these are now timeless films--classic and contemporary, familiar and obscure, with big budgets and small--each as interesting as the lives of the authors and actors that made the usually two-or-so-hour-long cinematic experience itself"--
Sundance to Sarajevo : film festivals and the world they made by Kenneth Turan( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tour of the world's film festivals by an insider whose familiarity with the personalities, places, and culture surrounding the cinema uniquely suits him to his role."
Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about class divisions in Edwardian England, and the tragic series of events that occurs when two impulsive middle-class sisters become involved with a working class couple and a wealthy family
Sinema: American pornographic films and the people who make them by Kenneth Turan( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future is now; George Allen, pro football's most controversial coach by William Gildea( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in theaters everywhere : a celebration of a certain kind of blockbuster by Kenneth Turan( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now, in this illuminating collection of reviews, Turan points us to the big studio successes we must not under-estimate simply because they ruled the box office. More than merely defending these cinematic pleasures, he shows readers what makes these films so great and reveals which filmmakers and actors repeatedly bring quality entertainment to a mass audience. Finally, Turan offers a behind-the-scenes look at two classic big-budget films, Blade Runner and Conan the Barbarian, demonstrating the intellect and energy that goes into what is nominally a popular entertainment."--Jacket
For the love of movies : the story of American film criticism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the raw beginnings of criticism before D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s, to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all through the insights and expertise of a diverse group of passionate film critics. Those who hear them may gain new respect for the profession of film criticism"--Container
I'd rather be Wright : memoirs of an itinerant tackle by Steve Wright( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Not to be missed : fifty-four favorites from a lifetime of film by Kenneth Turan( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Turan discovered film as a child left undisturbed to watch Million Dollar Movie on WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York, a daily showcase for older Hollywood features. It was then that he developed a love of cinema that never left him and honed his eye for the most acute details and the grandest of scenes. Not to Be Missed blends cultural criticism, historical anecdotes, and inside-Hollywood controversy. Turan's selection of favorites ranges across all genres. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Sherlock Jr., these are all timeless films, each underscoring the truth of director Ingmar Bergman's observation that "no form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."
Making trouble by Rachel Talbot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles six female comic entertainers of the last century and explores "what it means to be Jewish, female and funny"--Container
100 books on Hollywood & the movies( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free for all Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever told by Kenneth Turan( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan takes you behind the scenes at the Public Theater and tells the amazing story of how Joe Papp made American theatrical and cultural history
Fanfan la Tulipe by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Comédie. Les aventures rocambolesques d'un jeune soldat intrépide servant sous Louis XV. [(c) Boîte Noire]. Avec Gérard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot, Henri Rollan, Nerio Bernardi, Jean Marc Tennberg, Geneviève Page
Beneath the surface : Jon Weiner, host with Navasky, Turan, and Finnegan( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beneath the Surface Program #234 on KPFK broadcast live Wednesday, April 24, 2002 with Jon Weiner, host. Guests: Victor Navasky, The Nation Magazine, on Gore Vidal, book festival; Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times, "Sundance to Sarajevo: Film festivals and the World They Made." William Finnegan, New Yorker, "Leasing the Rain," global privatization of water. Self-contained. Musical content: intro-CD Cannonball "Jive Samba"; music breaks- Angie Stone track 6; Outro- same as intro."
Oral history interview with Tom O'Horgan by Tom O'Horgan( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American theatre and film director Tom O'Horgan shares his memories about the New York Shakespeare Festival production of the musical Hair: the American tribal love-rock musical (book and lyrics by J. Rado and G. Ragni ; music by Galt MacDermot) that started its run during the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1967 and transfered to Broadway in 1968. He talks about his experience working with Joseph Papp, the authors and other production and cast members of the Broadway edited production of this musical that became his Broadway directorial debut and finally brought him great success. He also speaks about Papp's personality and his professionalism as a producer and director of the New York Shakespeare Festival
 
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The Squid and the Whale
Alternative Names
Kenneth Turan Amerikaans journalist

Kenneth Turan critico cinematografico statunitense

Кеннет Туран

کنت توران ژورنالیست آمریکایی

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The Squid and the WhaleFree for all : Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever toldNever coming to a theater near you : a celebration of a certain kind of movieSundance to Sarajevo : film festivals and the world they madeNow in theaters everywhere : a celebration of a certain kind of blockbusterFree for all Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever toldFanfan la Tulipe