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Woods, Paul A.

Overview
Works: 85 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 3,595 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Doo-wop  Interviews  Case studies  True crime stories  Reviews  Conversation and phrase books  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Thesis advisor, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1998.3.C6635, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul A Woods
King Pulp : the wild world of Quentin Tarantino by Paul A Woods( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1992 a low-budget genre movie, shot almost entirely in a grisly concrete warehouse by a first-time director, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The script had been written in felt-tip pen in just three and a half weeks by a self-confessed 'movie geek' with no formal training, just a lifetime's diet of pulp paperbacks and "B" movies for inspiration. A few months later, Reservoir Dogs was being heralded as the cult film of the decade, with Julie Burchill describing it as "the best film ever made"."--BOOK JACKET. "No other film debut has generated the same amount of controversy and moral indignation as Reservoir Dogs. Quentin Tarantino is now undeniably the hottest name in the film world. He has been accused of glamorizing crime, of glorifying drugs, of gratuitously using violence, yet his warped pop-action thrillers with their sharp line in surreal dialogue, intricate structure and inspired casting have established him as the film stylist of the Nineties."--BOOK JACKET. "Reservoir Dogs rocketed Tarantino from struggling unknown to mass-media entity. All eyes were on his follow-up. Pulp Fiction proved he was more than just a weird iconoclast with a very twisted sense of humour. A contemporary film noir that succeeded in being simultaneously hilarious, surreal, shocking and sexy, it screamed the presence of a major league talent."--BOOK JACKET. "All Tarantino's projects - including the screenplays for Natural Born Killers and True Romance - are characterised by their brutally hard-core imagery, yet in person he is notable for his boyish enthusiasm for films, his insatiable interest in the trash aesthetic and his gangling, awkward charm. Paul A. Woods, equally fanatical film-buff, brings a mine of little-known information and anecdote to make this the ultimate portrait of the crown prince of contemporary cinema and his films."--BOOK JACKET
Goth chic : a connoisseur's guide to dark culture by Gavin Baddeley( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel and Ethan Coen by R. Barton Palmer( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprising an anthology of essays this volume considers the work of the Coen brothers. It features writing on all of their films including 'Intolerable Cruelty'. Previous ed.: 1999
Weirdsville USA : the obsessive universe of David Lynch by Paul A Woods( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his wildly varied career, David Lynch has experienced cult adulation, mainstream success, virtual rejection by the film industry, and a renaissance in which he created a style that can only be called Weird Americana. This text charts Lynch's work from his experimental art school years and the midnight movie hit Eraserhead, the mainstream success of The Elephant Man and the commercial failure of Dune, the birth of Weird Americana with Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks and the neo-noir mystery Lost Highway, to the present day and the film The Straight Story. Also includes many anecdotes and quotes, a look at Lynch's personal life, detailed film analysis and film stills
The best of doo wop ballads( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Jackson : from gore to Mordor( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Jackson made history with The lord of the rings. The unassuming New Zealander amazed the world of cinema with his audacity and verve. This former director of anarchic, low-budget splatter movies was the unlikeliest of filmmakers to tackle a revered work of 20th century literature. But, in adapting Tolkein's Middle-earth mythos into blockbusters that are equal parts spectacle, computer effects and emotional poeticism, he has changed the rules of modern filmmaking
Bob Marley : a rebel life : a photobiography, 1973-1980 by Dennis Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Burton : a child's garden of nightmares by Paul A Woods( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive study charts the career of Tim Burton from his days as a malcontent animator at Walt Disney Productions to his current place as one of America’s most remarkable directors. It examines Burton's ?monster culture” influences ? from the films of Ed Wood, Jr. to Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine ? that imbue his films with rich visual imagery and emotional depth. For each film, the book provides a detailed analysis, articles and interviews, and a vivid selection of stills
Ed Gein--psycho! by Paul A Woods( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a biography on Ed Gein, the Wisconsin serial killer responsible for various atrocities, and offers an analysis of his psyche and describes how his childhood and mother influenced him to murder
King Kong cometh!( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Cobain : the Cobain dossier( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel bijdragen over de Amerikaanse popzanger (1967-1994)
Indonesian phrasebook by Paul A Woods( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorsese : a journey through the American psyche( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of articles, interviews and reviews providing comprehensive coverage of the career of film director Martin Scorsese
Vlad the Impaler : son of the devil, hero of the people by Gavin Baddeley( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrissey in conversation : the essential interviews by Morrissey( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Morrissey's wit and vitriol. The book comprises of the famous statements of Britain's unlikeliest rock 'n' roll star. He tells of the mould-breaking days of The Smiths, the early solo triumphs, the hurtful ostracism by the music press and the story of his recent return after years in the wilderness
Punk on 45 : revolutions on vinyl 1976-79 by Gavin Walsh( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three decades on from the punk explosion of the mid-1970s, its unprecedented wave of creative dynamism is visually preserved in the sleeve art of the period
The curious life and work of Scott Walker by Paul A Woods( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel before meeting up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They enjoyed huge success with singles including Make It Easy On Yourself and The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore before splitting in 1967 when Walker launched his solo career
Saucy Jack : the elusive Ripper by Paul A Woods( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exposé of the fact and fiction behind the legend of Jack the Ripper, perhaps Britain's first serial killer. The text examines the heinous case from every angle, exploring theories both plausible and eccentric which have captured the imagination of the public for over a century
Life in Strangeways : from riots to redemption, my thirty-two years behind bars by Alan Lord( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key player in the worst prison riot in British history at Strangeways Prison in April 1990, Alan Lord was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drawn to trouble like water to a sponge.After experiencing a troubled childhood during which Alan was in and out of children's homes ⁰́₃ after being put into care at the tender age of eighteen months old ⁰́₃ Alan was a teenager in 1981 when he was sentenced to life in prison for murder during a robbery that had gone badly wrong. He served thirty-two years in various prisons throughout the United Kingdom. This book tells the truth of what goes on behind prison walls and exposes the level of inhumane treatment and brutality that Alan had to endure throughout his thirty-two year journey, during which he never stopped standing up for human rights.Fighting against the degrading prison system of the late twentieth century, Alan helped change the historical humiliating slop out and weekly shower that hundreds of thousands of prisoners had to adhere to throughout the centuries. The battle came at a cost though as it meant more time behind bars, time spent mainly in the segregation unit.Powerfully detailing the way prisoners are treated on a daily basis, Life in Strangeways is a gripping tale that will change the perception of Alan Lord: convicted murderer and riot leader
 
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Peter Jackson : from gore to Mordor
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Goth chic : a connoisseur's guide to dark cultureJoel and Ethan CoenWeirdsville USA : the obsessive universe of David LynchPeter Jackson : from gore to MordorBob Marley : a rebel life : a photobiography, 1973-1980Tim Burton : a child's garden of nightmaresEd Gein--psycho!King Kong cometh!