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Turan, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 143 works in 232 publications in 3 languages and 10,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Reviews  Historical films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Turan
Sundance to Sarajevo : film festivals and the world they made by Kenneth Turan( )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,539 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."
Call me Anna : the autobiography of Patty Duke by Patty Duke( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,967 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 1,492 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
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 979 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"--
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 968 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
Free for all : Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever told by Kenneth Turan( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 688 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
Howards End( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
Sinema : American pornographic films and the people who make them by Kenneth Turan( )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 200 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 )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 47 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 27 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 25 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
100 books on Hollywood & the movies( Book )

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

Seven samurai( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 9 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
Fanfan la Tulipe( 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
Projections of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the darkest hour of the WWII, a team of idealistic filmmakers hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world. Led by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin, the filmmakers created 26 short documentaries about American life shown to millions of people around the world. The "Projections of America" films told stories of cowboys and oilmen, farmers and window washers, immigrants and school children, capturing the optimism and messiness of American democracy. The gorgeously crafted films were idealized versions of what America could be, created by politically engaged filmmakers who while fighting tyranny abroad, wanted also to fundamentally change America itself. But 70 years later, the films have disappeared. John Lithgow narrates this story of war, idealism, and the power of cinema."--Container
 
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Sundance to Sarajevo : film festivals and the world they made
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Kenneth Turan Amerikaans journalist

Kenneth Turan critico cinematografico statunitense

Кеннет Туран

کنت توران ژورنالیست آمریکایی

ケネス・トゥラン

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Call me Anna : the autobiography of Patty DukeThe Squid and the WhaleNever coming to a theater near you : a celebration of a certain kind of movieFree for all : Joe Papp, the public, and the greatest theater story ever toldNow in theaters everywhere : a celebration of a certain kind of blockbusterFanfan la Tulipe