Film après film, cet ouvrage propose une plongée dans la vision du réalisateur de génie qui a marqué la culture populaire.
Depuis 30 ans, Quentin Tarantino a développé un style unique en son genre.Le journaliste Ian Nathan retrace l'ensemble de sa carrière, de ses premiers scénarios pour True Romance et Natural Born Killers, à sa dernière oeuvre en date, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. L'auteur revient sur les débuts de la notoriété du cinéaste avec Reservoir Dogs, son ascension avec Pulp Fiction, ses films mythiques (Kill Bill volume 1 et 2) ainsi que ses films plus récents, Inglourious Basterds ou Django Unchained.Cet ouvrage richement illustré nous entraîne au plus près du tournage des films mais aussi de la vie du réalisateur, et propose une réflexion sur ses inspirations et ses acteurs fétiches.
Spike Lee is a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a cultural icon, and one of the most prominent voices on race and racism for more than three decades. His prolific career has included over 35 films, including his directorial debut She's Gotta Have It (1986), his seminal masterpiece Do the Right Thing (1989), and more recently, his Oscar-winning film BlacKkKlansman (2018). Spike Lee's provocative feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos, have shone the spotlight on significant stories and have made an indelible mark in both cinematic history and in contemporary society.
This career-spanning monograph titled SPIKE is a visual celebration of his life and career to date. The custom bold, typographic design is inspired by the LOVE/HATE brass rings that Radio Raheem wore in Do the Right Thing and that Spike Lee wore at the 2019 Academy Awards. The gold foil deboss on SPIKE on the vibrant fuchsia front cover is a bold and beautiful, eye-catching design. Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen photographs by David Lee, Spike's brother and long-time still photographer, SPIKE the book, includes behind-the-scenes, insider images that underscore his creative process and his significant impact on the culture at large. From his critically acclaimed film Malcolm X (1992) starring Denzel Washington, to his recent film Da 5 Bloods (2020) featuring the late Chadwick Boseman, Spike Lee's work continues to resonate now more than ever. Also included here are his beloved commercials with Michael Jordan for Nike, which helped launch the billion-dollar Jordan brand product empire, as well as his music videos with Prince and Michael Jackson. This is a must-have collector's item and ideal gift for any cinephile and fan of one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers in history.
The legendary Academy award-winning writer and director takes the reader on a unique joyride of personal memoir, cultural criticism and Hollywood history. For the first time, in his own words, explore the mind, the myth, and the movie magic of the one and only Quentin Tarantino.
The raw, candid, unvarnished memoir of an American icon Several years before he died in 2008, Paul Newman commissioned his best friend to interview actors and directors he worked with, his friends, his children, his first wife, his psychiatrist, and Joanne Woodward, to create an oral history of his life. After hearing and reading what others said about him, Newman then dictated his own version of his life. Now, this long-lost memoir-90% Newman''s own narrative, interspersed with wonderful stories and recollections by his family, friends, and such luminaries as Elia Kazan, Tom Cruise, George Roy Hill, Martin Ritt-will be published. This book will surprise and even shock people, it reveals unknown sides of Paul Newman: funny and tragic, charming and insightful, personal and professional. Newman''s traumatic childhood is brilliantly detailed: his terrible relationship with his mother (he says she always considered him purely a decoration, not an actual child), his complicated relationship with his father (who once insisted eight-year-old Paul walk home several miles with a broken leg). He talks with extraordinary honesty, insight and humor, about his insecurities as a teenager, his lack of success with women, his feelings of failure. Tales of his army years feel like a movie in itself. His college years, his early yearnings to be an actor, learning his craft, his acting rivals at the beginning of his career (Brando and Dean), his films (good and bad) - he spares no one, including himself. He discusses the complicated relationship he had with his first wife, his son Scott''s death, and his guilt about that death. Perhaps the most moving material in the book comes when he discusses Joanne Woodward-their love for each other, his dependence on her, even their sexually charged life together.
There are few shows in our lifetime that have garnered over a billion views, that have reached a global audience of 220 countries, that elicits an emotional reaction from a theme song, or that defined a period of time more for its viewers. That is simply because there is no show that is more iconic or beloved than Friends . It didn''t matter that their apartment was unrealistic by New York City''s standards or that they always had enough free time to hang out in a coffee shop, they were our friends, they were us. And over the last twenty-seven years, it has yet to lose its title of the greatest sitcom of all time. Yet, the nostalgia and the truth about their relationships is a story that only Matthew Perry could tell?especially as his addiction soared faster than his career. Heartbreaking and funny, Matthew''s honesty is explosive and unrivaled. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that shares the most intimate details of the love he lost, his darkest days, and his greatest friends.
No one knows more about everything - especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling - than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos , Polyester , the original Hairspray , Cry-Baby , and A Dirty Shame , is one of the world's great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: "Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all." Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters's most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book - another instant Waters classic. 'Waters doesn't kowtow to the received wisdom, he flips it the bird . . . [Waters] has the ability to show humanity at its most ridiculous and make that funny rather than repellent' Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post ' Carsick becomes a portrait not just of America's desolate freeway nodes - though they're brilliantly evoked - but of American fame itself' Lawrence Osborne, The New York Times Book Review
Actors need actions. They cannot "act" adjectives, they need verbs; they need an aim to achieve, an action to perform. This is a thesaurus of active verbs with which the actor can refine the action-word until she or her hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive.
The complete Fleabag. Every Word. Every Side-eye. Every Fox. Fleabag: The Scriptures includes new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge alongside the filming scripts and the never-before-seen stage directions from the Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winning series. ''Perfect'' Guardian ''Perfect'' Daily Telegraph ''Perfect'' Stylist ''Perfect'' Independent ''Perfect'' Evening Standard ''Perfect'' Metro ''Perfect'' Irish Times ''Perfect'' RTE ''Perfect'' Spectator ''Perfect'' Refinery29 ''Perfect'' Catholic Herald ''Perfection'' Financial Times *** HAIRDRESSER NO. (pointing to Claire) That is EXACTLY what she asked for. FLEABAG No it''s not. We want compensation. HAIRDRESSER Claire? CLAIRE I''ve got two important meetings and I look like a pencil. HAIRDRESSER NO. Don''t blame me for your bad choices. Hair isn''t everything. FLEABAG Wow. HAIRDRESSER What? FLEABAG Hair. Is. Everything. We wish it wasn''t so we could actually think about something else occasionally. But it is. It''s the difference between a good day and a bad day. We''re meant to think that it is a symbol of power, a symbol of fertility, some people are exploited for it and it pays your fucking bills. Hair is everything, Anthony .
B>The first major biography in more than two decades of one of motion pictures greatest comedians and filmmakers, by acclaimed film historian and biographer of W. C. Fields, Preston Sturges, James Whale, and Spencer Tracy./b>br>br>It was;James Agee who christened;Buster Keaton The Great Stone Face. Keatons face, Agee wrote, "ranked almost with Lincolns as an early American archetype; it was haunting, handsome, almost beautiful, yet it was also irreducibly funny. Keaton was the only major comedian who kept sentiment almost entirely out of his work and . . . he brought pure physical comedy to its greatest heights.br>;br>Mel Brooks: A lot of my daring came from Keaton.br>;br>Martin Scorsese, influenced by Keatons pictures in the making of RAGING BULL: The only person who had the right attitude about boxing in the movies for me, Scorsese said, was Buster Keaton.br>br>Keatons deadpan stare in a pork pie hat was as recognizable as Charlie Chaplins tramp and Harold Lloyds straw boater and spectacles, and, with W. C. Fields, the four were each considered a comedy king--but Keaton was, and still is, considered to be the greatest of them all.br>;br>His iconic look and acrobatic brilliance obscured the fact that behind the camera Keaton was one of our most gifted filmmakers. Through nineteen short comedies and twelve magnificent features, he distinguished himself with such seminal works as Sherlock Jr., The Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr., The Cameraman, and his masterpiece, The General.br>;br>Now James Curtis, admired biographer of Preston Sturges (definitive--Variety), W.C. Fields (by far the fullest, fairest and most touching account we have yet had. Or are likely to have.--Richard Schickel, front page of The New York Times Book Review); and Spencer Tracy (monumental; definitive,--Kirkus), gives us the richest, most comprehensive life to date of the legendary actor, stunt artist, screenwriter, director--master--who transformed movie making; by elevating physical comedy on film to the highest of arts and whose more than thirty ingenious silent shorts and features remain as startling, innovative, modern--irresistible--today as they were when they beguiled audiences almost a century ago.
A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider's perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwriters-from novices to practiced writers-hone their craft. Filled with updated material-including all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films, from American Beauty to Lord of the Rings
Cette boite de jeux pour les amateurs de cinéma présente 150 cartes contenant chacune un acteur ou une actrice et un film dans lequel il ou elle a joué. Aux participants de s'affronter pour découvrir qui trouvera le plus de films associés à la filmographie de cette personnalité du cinéma.
Ce volume riche en détail présente pour la première fois une histoire alternative de l'image en mouvement, faisant la chronique de la fascination sans cesse en évolution des artistes pour le cinéma du début du XXe siècle à nos jours. Mettant en vedette plus de 400 créateurs internationaux d'images en mouvement et s'appuyant sur des exemples multidisciplinaires allant du film expérimental à la vidéo, l'installation et le multimédia, ce livre offre une introduction incomparable à cette forme d'art de plus en plus populaire et en constante évolution.
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches, and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald''s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines? The official screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the ultimate companion to the film, and invites readers to explore every scene of the complete script penned by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves. Special features include behind-the-scenes content and commentary from David Yates, David Heyman, Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Colleen Atwood and more.
''Something''s crossed over in me and I can''t go back,'' says Geena Davis''s Thelma to Susan Sarandon''s Louise. The path to empowerment never did run smooth ...
From two-time Academy Award winner and screen icon Geena Davis, Dying of Politeness is the candid, surprising tale of her journey from her epically polite childhood to the roles that put her in the spotlight and gave her the strength to become a powerhouse in Hollywood.
At three years old, Geena announced she was going to be in movies. Now, with a slew of iconic roles and awards under her belt, she has surpassed her childhood dream, but her journey has been one of fits and starts, with a pothole or two along the way.
In this hilarious memoir, Geena regales us with tales of a career playing everything from an amnesiac assassin to the parent of a rodent in Stuart Little ; a soap star in her underwear to a housewife turned road warrior in Thelma & Louise ; a baseball phenomenon in A League of Their Own to the first female President of the United States in Commander in Chief , and more. She is frank about her eccentric childhood; her many relationships, including her spontaneous Las Vegas wedding to Jeff Goldblum; her archery exploits which led her to the Olympic trials; and how she became a tireless advocate for women and girls, founding her own institute which engages film and TV creators to better represent women and actors from diverse backgrounds.
Dying of Politeness is a touching account of one woman''s journey to fight for herself, and ultimately fighting for women all around the globe.
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father-figure, M. Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sledges and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel recreates a by-gone era through its arresting visuals and sparkling dialogue. The charm and vibrant colours of the film gradually darken with a sense of melancholy as the forces of history conspire against a vanishing world.
After months pass without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes pays for three signs challenging the authority of William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon, a mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement threatens to engulf the town. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Martin McDonagh. The film won Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes 2018, and the Best Film and Best Original Screenplay awards at the 2018 BAFTAs.
Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight--always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie , who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."--Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."--Gregory Peck