Get That Cat Outa Here Behind the Scenes of My Favorite Films

our cases, if you look at our movies, the writers on our movies are pretty
phenomenal and I would say forty percent have gone off ... And he got the movie
a green light with his past but then we got into some complications with the
Writer's Guild ...

Author: Ben Ohmart

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

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Citizen Kane and Titanic might have an artistic and popular monopoly on greatness, but when it comes to sitting down to a strictly enjoyable film, give me The North Avenue Irregulars any day. What you hold in your hand now is a collection of behind the scenes essays dealing with the unheralded wonders of my youth. I am nobody, but I do have a publishing company, so please excuse the one vanity project you now read. However, I think you’re going to find some really good stuff here. If you, like me are a true fan of ignored classics like The Shaggy DA and The Good Fairy, then this is going to be a book you will treasure. I tried to collect up a group of my favorite films that have not been covered much in print before, then asked a few good writers I knew if they would be interested in writing chapters on each, with a particular emphasis on how the films were made and interviews with any cast or crew they could catch, rather than just criticism. I am pleased with this book and hope you will be too. - Ben Ohmart

The Future of the Movies

But films have a camera , we ' ve got the lab to process the film , we ' ve got the
lights , we ' ve got the sound . No , I think we ' ve got all we need . SISKEL : You
don ' t strive to use the best high - speed film and the best cameras , I mean ?

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015021497634

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 116

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Interviews with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas reveal the personal visions of three of America's best and most innovative directors

A Star Is Born Turner Classic Movies

This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation.

Author: Lorna Luft

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 076246481X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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New York Times bestselling author and daughter of Judy Garland tells the story of A Star Is Born -- at once the crowning achievement and greatest disappointment in her mother's legendary career. This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation. A Star Is Born -- the classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover along the way -- has never gone out of style. It has seen five film adaptations, but none compares to the 1954 version starring Judy Garland in her greatest role. But while it was the crowning performance of the legendary entertainer's career, the production turned into one of the most talked about in movie history. The story, which depicts the dark side of fame, addiction, loss, and suicide, paralleled Garland's own tumultuous life in many ways. While hitting alarmingly close to home for the fragile star, it ultimately led to a superlative performance -- one that was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost in one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. Running far too long for the studio's tastes, Warner Bros. notoriously slashed extensive amounts of footage from the finished print, leaving A Star is Born in tatters and breaking the heart of both the film's star and director George Cukor. Today, with a director's cut reconstructed from previously lost scenes and audio, the 1954 A Star is Born has taken its deserved place among the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, and continues to inspire each new generation that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and the film's producer, Sid Luft, tells the story of the production, and of her mother's fight to save her career, as only she could. Teaming with film historian Jeffrey Vance, A Star Is Born is a vivid and refreshingly candid account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born, to round out a complete history of a story that has remained a Hollywood favorite for close to a century.

Get Shorty

And because I liked Western movies a lot, and I wanted to sell to Hollywood right
away and make some money, I approached this with a desire to write but also to
make as ... So I got into the industrial movies and a little freelance advertising.

Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061807381

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“A Hollywood hit….Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.” —Detroit News The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, “the coolest, hottest writer in America.” In the same league as the legendary great ones—John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain—the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) demonstrates his remarkable mastery with Get Shorty, one of the most adored of his forty-plus novels. The basis of the hit movie starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito, Get Shorty chronicles the over-the-top, sometimes violent Hollywood misadventures of a Florida mob loan shark who chases a deadbeat client all the way to Tinseltown and decides to stick around and make movies. Get Shorty’s shylock protagonist, Chili Palmer, is a truly inspired creation—as memorable as another unforgettable Leonard hero, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified—and readers will relish his moves and countermoves in this electrifying, funny, bullet train-paced winner from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!” (New York Times Book Review)

The 50 Coolest Movies of All time

Needless to say , the happy couple quickly get the fuck out of dodge , make their
way out to the West Coast to sell the white ... CRITIQUE : In my humble opinion ,
you are not going to find too many cooler movies in this book , than the one for ...

Author: Berge Garabedian

Publisher: Quiet Storm Publishing Group

ISBN: 0971429669

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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With over 900,000 unique visitors every single month JoBlo.com is one of the largest movie review services in the world. JoBlo himself has determined the 50 coolest films of all time in this guide.

How Sex Got Screwed Up The Ghosts that Haunt Our Sexual Pleasure Book Two

The sympathy of the audience should never go to the side of crime, wrongdoing,
evil, or sin. 2. A film shall present correct standards of life, subject only to the
requirements of drama and entertainment. 3. A film shall not ridicule the law,
natural ...

Author: Jon Knowles

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734160

Category: Psychology

Page: 1034

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The ghosts that haunt our sexual pleasure were born in the Stone Age. Sex and gender taboos were used by tribes to differentiate themselves from one another. These taboos filtered into the lives of Bronze and Iron Age men and women who lived in city-states and empires. For the early Christians, all sex play was turned into sin, instilled with guilt, and punished severely. With the invention of sin came the construction of women as subordinate beings to men. Despite the birth of romance in the late middle ages, Renaissance churches held inquisitions to seek out and destroy sex sinners, all of whom it saw as heretics. The Age of Reason saw the demise of these inquisitions. But, it was doctors who would take over the roles of priests and ministers as sex became defined by discourses of crime, degeneracy, and sickness. The middle of the 20th century saw these medical and religious teachings challenged for the first time as activists, such as Alfred Kinsey and Margaret Sanger, sought to carve out a place for sexual freedom in society. However, strong opposition to their beliefs and the growing exploitation of sex by the media at the close of the century would ultimately shape 21st century sexual ambivalence. Book Two of this two-part publication traces the history of sex from the Victorian Era to present day. Interspersed with ‘personal hauntings’ from his own life and the lives of friends and relatives, Knowles reveals how historical discourses of sex continue to haunt us today. This book is a page-turner in simple and plain language about ‘how sex got screwed up’ for millennia. For Knowles, if we know the history of sex, we can get over it.

Crafting Movies

How did you get into the making of ' Chakra ' which , I believe , was your first
production under the Neo Films banner ? I got into production work much before '
Chakra ' – though that was the first feature film we did . Way back in 1975 , when I
 ...

Author: Sanjit Narwekar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052681056

Category: Cinematographers

Page: 231

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Author's interviews with leading Indian cinematographers.

A Star Is Born

This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation.

Author: Lorna Luft

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762464807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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New York Times bestselling author and daughter of Judy Garland tells the story of A Star Is Born -- at once the crowning achievement and greatest disappointment in her mother's legendary career. This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation. A Star Is Born -- the classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover along the way -- has never gone out of style. It has seen five film adaptations, but none compares to the 1954 version starring Judy Garland in her greatest role. But while it was the crowning performance of the legendary entertainer's career, the production turned into one of the most talked about in movie history. The story, which depicts the dark side of fame, addiction, loss, and suicide, paralleled Garland's own tumultuous life in many ways. While hitting alarmingly close to home for the fragile star, it ultimately led to a superlative performance -- one that was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost in one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. Running far too long for the studio's tastes, Warner Bros. notoriously slashed extensive amounts of footage from the finished print, leaving A Star is Born in tatters and breaking the heart of both the film's star and director George Cukor. Today, with a director's cut reconstructed from previously lost scenes and audio, the 1954 A Star is Born has taken its deserved place among the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, and continues to inspire each new generation that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and the film's producer, Sid Luft, tells the story of the production, and of her mother's fight to save her career, as only she could. Teaming with film historian Jeffrey Vance, A Star Is Born is a vivid and refreshingly candid account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born, to round out a complete history of a story that has remained a Hollywood favorite for close to a century.

American Film

You can do a lot of stuff in a movie , but as soon as you get into gratuitous cruel -
ty to animals , people detach from the ... Cornfeld : The week that The Fly came
out , I got a phone call from someone who said , “ I ' ve got the perfect script for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033279962

Category: Motion pictures

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Fifty Grand Movies of the 1960s and 1970s Including Interviews with Their Stars Directors and Screenwriters

Still , Altman said it was a struggle to get 20th Century - Fox to let him make the
movie the way he wanted . Studio boss Richard Zanuck did not like it . He wanted
the blood and gore taken out . " The only reason the picture got made and ...

Author: David H. Zinman

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: UCSC:32106015463349

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 246

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Offers plot summaries, cast, and credits for the fifty best films of the sixties and seventies, and includes brief interviews with writers, directors, actors, and actresses

American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing

A unique perspective on half a century of American cinema -- from the audience's point of view. Tom Stempel goes beyond the comments of professional reviewers, concentrating on the opinions of ordinary people.

Author: Tom Stempel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813121833

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Now that the critics and film historians have spoken on movies of the past half century, Stempel (cinema, Los Angeles City College) gives audiences a voices on them. He considers box office statistics, but also asked over 150 movie fans to talk to him about the human side of going to the movies. Among other conclusions, he finds that the mass media are not nearly as influential as they say they are. -- Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Film Review

Rejecting an earlier script by Blade screenwriter David S Goyer because it would
have taken the film into R - rated territory , Johnson opted for a lighter tone that
would allow the potentially expensive , effects - heavy film to get made .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066368922

Category: Motion pictures

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Joe Leydon s Guide to Essential Movies You Must See If You Read Write About Or Make Movies

You ' ve got to go on , and you ' ve got to give and give and give ! They ' ve got to
like you — got to ! You understand ? You can ' t fall down , you can ' t ! Because
your future ' s in it , my future and everything all of us have is staked on you !

Author: Joe Leydon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059123128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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The longtime film critic lists one hundred films everyone should see, ranging from Citizen Kane to Plan 9 From Outer Space, analyzing each and discussing the various genres and critical standards that critics use to decide which movies are worth seeing twice. Original.

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

I was happy to get back to the studio . ” Barbara Nichols is featured in one of the
film ' s funniest bits when Jim Hutton ' s TV dives into a water tank to admire the
underwater dancer ' s “ lungs . ” The rest of the gang ( trying to rescue the smitten
 ...

Author: Tom Lisanti

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015060841189

Category: Performing Arts

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Description Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, and producers banked on them. They were surf and beach movies—which were Hollywood's interpretation of the surf culture. For a short period in the 1960s these films were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the combination of sand and surf, the musical performers, the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, and the wild surfing footage.This lavishly illustrated work features profiles on 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow. It offers an introduction with an overview of the surf movie genre; film entries with credits, plot synopses, DVD availability, memorable lines, reviews and awards; and biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre. The work also includes behind-the-scenes commentary from such actors as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Catch the wave!

Dialogue on Film

That means he ' s going to seek out the ducer , the independent man , and he ' s
going to say , cok , make me a movie , make me five movies , make - ten movies .
" These mausoleums out here are ng to crumble from their own weight and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012833169

Category: Motion pictures

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1997 Videohound s Guide to Three and Four Star Movies

1969 92m / C GE Hanna Schygulla , Harry Bear ; D : Rainer Werner Fassbinder .
VHS *** Going Hollywood Amusing musical / romantic fluff about a French
teacher ( Davies ) who falls in love with a radio crooner ( Crosby in his first MGM
film ) .

Author: Videohound Editors

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 055306715X

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 640

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The creators of VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever present another winner--the ultimate guide to more than 3,000 of the best movies of all time. Extensive indexes of stars, directors, and over 325 wildly original categories, from Adolescence and Airborne Disasters to Wedding Bells and Wrong Side of the Tracks make it easy to hone in the perfect movie for any mood or occasion. Line drawings.

Cult Movie Stars

Then he broke into movies and supported singing cowboy Ken Maynard in a
couple of pictures at Mascot . When Maynard went elsewhere , Autry was given
the lead in the science - fictionwestern serial Phantom Empire , a predecessor to
 ...

Author: Danny Peary

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059135627

Category: Cult films

Page: 608

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Film

You get fallen Hollywood hero Burt Reynolds . You get Calvin Klein billboard boy
Mark Wahlberg . You get a director , Paul Thomas Anderson , whose only
previous film , the barely released Hard Eight , gets him recognised in his own ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000071146835

Category: Motion pictures

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Minute Movies

Tk YESTERDAY WHEN YOU L GOT THE VERE IN MY OFFICE SOS TELE :
THAT YOU WERE GRAM WHEN GOWG WEST SI I GOT HOME ED WHEELAN '
S THRILL - SERIAL THE GREAT AIR MAIL MYSTERY EPISODE 11 CALIFORNIA
 ...

Author: Edgar Stow Wheelan

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000097267870

Category: Motion pictures

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This wholly remarkable, almost unparalleled strip (there were only two feeble imitations in the 1920s, both short-lived) brought the charm and gaucherie of the silent cinema to the daily comic page, presenting endless programs of mildly satirical take-offs on silent feature films, newsreels, travelogues, and animated cartoons within the compass of its daily ten to sixteen panels of intricately-detailed but crisply clear graphic continuity. Inventing his own studio and cast of major players fitted to the basic parts found in most silent features, Ed Wheelan first called his strip "Midget Movies" in the early 1920s, then changed the title to the better-known "Minute Movies" when he took control of his feature at the close of that decade. Followed by hundreds of thousands of movie and strip fans at the height of its fame and wide newspaper distribution, the strip died almost as precipitously as the silent films to which it was wedded thematically in the early 1930s. A notably memorable part of its era, and an essential element in any analysis of popular response to the movies of its time, Minute Movies is represented in this collection by a typical year of continuity from the peak period of its fame.