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Untouchable Robert De Niro

Author : Andy Dougan
ISBN : 9780753546840
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Andy Dougan draws on first-hand interviews with some of De Niro's closest friends and colleagues. The result is a revealing and sometimes startling account of an intensely private man. While previous biographies of De Niro have only scraped the surface of his complex character, this sensitive and perceptive portrayal lays bare the psychological and emotional scars that De Niro has sought to hide for so long.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Untouchable

Author : Andy Dougan
ISBN : 1560251808
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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From Mean Streets to Casino, Robert De Niro has dominated Hollywood for nearly a quarter of a century. Dynamic & electrifying, his performances have been consistently memorable, & the films he has made with director Martin Scorsese (including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, & Goodfellas) make a roll-call of some of the greatest cinema of our times. But despite his fame & success, De Niro's private existence is little known & has seldom been explored. Now, for the first time, here is the full story of this astonishing actor's life. Drawing on first-hand interviews with De Niro & some of his closest friends & colleagues, Untouchable is a revealing-and sometimes startling-account of an intensely private man. While previous biographer of De Niro have only scraped the surface of his complex character, Andy Dougan's sensitive & perceptive portrayal lays bare the psychological & emotional scares which this consummate Method actor has sought to hide for so long. Compelling & full of insight, Untouchable: A Biography of Robert De Niro is the definitive account of a great actor's career, & a fascinating view of his complex inner world. Andy Dougan is a respected film reviewer & broadcaster.
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Muscles In The Movies

Author : John D. Fair
ISBN : 9780826274502
Genre : Art
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John Fair and David Chapman tell the story of how film-makers use and manipulate the appearance and performances of muscular men and women to enhance the appeal of their productions. The authors show how this practice, deeply rooted in western epistemological traditions, evolved from the art of photography through magic lantern and stage shows into the motion picture industry, arguing that the sight of muscles in action induced a higher degree of viewer entertainment. From Eugen Sandow to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, muscular actors appear capable of performing the miraculous, and with the aid of stuntmen and filming contrivances, they do. By such means, muscles are used to perfect the art of illusion, inherent in movie-making from its earliest days.
Category: Art

Untouchable

Author : Randall Sullivan
ISBN : 9780802195654
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The investigative biography of Michael Jackson’s final years: “A tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations never heard before” (ABC Nightline). When Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, millions of fans around the world were shocked. But the outpouring of emotion that followed his loss was bittersweet. Dogged by scandal for years and undone by financial mismanagement, Jackson had become untouchable in many quarters. Untouchable pulls back the curtain Jackson’s public person to introduce a man who, despite his immense fame, spent his entire life utterly alone; who, in the wake of a criminal trial that left him briefly hospitalized, abandoned Neverland to wander the globe before making one final—and fatal—attempt to recover his wealth and reputation. The Jackson that emerges in these pages is both naïve and cunning, a devoted father whose parenting became an international scandal, a shrewd businessman whose failures nearly brought down a megacorporation, and an inveterate narcissist who craved a quiet, normal life. Randall Sullivan delivers never-before-reported information about Jackson’s business dealings, his relationship with his family, and the pedophilia allegations that derailed his life and mar his legacy today, as well as the suspicious nature of his death. Based on exclusive access to Jackson’s inner circle, Untouchable is an intimate, unflinching portrait of the man who continues to reign as the King of Pop. “A dishy Michael Jackson biography that makes the exhaustively covered King of Pop fascinating all over again.” —People
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eliot Ness And The Untouchables

Author : Kenneth Tucker
ISBN : 0786407727
Genre : Performing Arts
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The name Eliot Ness carries with it images of Chicago gangland speakeasies and shootouts with some of the nation's most notorious criminals. Ness has been transformed into a legendary figure by the films and television programs that depicted the war he and his Untouchables waged against the mobsters of Prohibition-era Chicago. Yet the real Ness is an enigma and the actual men who worked with him are little known. This analysis of Ness the person and Ness the myth brings together careful historical analysis and descriptive critiques of the many films and television programs devoted to interpreting his life and war with Al Capone. Reasons for the popularity of Eliot Ness and his mythic importance are also explored. Photographs, bibliography, and an index are included.
Category: Performing Arts

The Superman Project

Author : A. E. Roman
ISBN : 1429938234
Genre : Fiction
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After a series of low-paying jobs, Chico Santana, PI, is living in his tiny office on 149th Street in the Bronx. He's in an absolutely foul mood when Pablo Sanchez and his mother drop in, seeking help for one of Chico's old childhood pals----the handsome and charismatic Joey Ventura. Chico has not seen Joey since Joey disappeared from St. Mary's Home for Boys, headed for Tahiti. He ended up, instead, on the island of TSP---The Superman Project. The Superman Project peddles German philosophy, Hinduism, and American comic book mythology as a method toward self-improvement, but its members are hiding more than a few secrets. The leader of TSP is a man named Father Ravi. One of his daughters, Gabby, who is also Joey's wife, is missing. Joey was accused by the TSP leaders of killing Gabby and has fled the police. Pablo and his mother insist he is innocent. Compelled to believe in his old friend, and by the promised payment of a very valuable Superman comic, Chico investigates the competing interests in the organization, falling for a beautiful suspect and trying to look out for a friend's troubled niece in the process. A. E. Roman brings New York City and its eccentric characters to life in this second in the original and energetic Chico Santana series.
Category: Fiction

Book Review Index 1998 Cumulation

Author : Beverly Baer
ISBN : 0787622656
Genre : Reference
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Category: Reference

Latino Image Makers In Hollywood

Author : Frank Javier Garcia Berumen
ISBN : 9781476614113
Genre : Performing Arts
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Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.
Category: Performing Arts

Photoplay

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ISBN : IND:30000006534204
Genre : Motion pictures
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The Films Of Martin Scorsese And Robert De Niro

Author : Andrew J. Rausch
ISBN : UCBK:C103290131
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas.
Category: Performing Arts

The Guardian Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066404081
Genre : Guardian (Manchester, England)
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Film Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021203380
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

Martin Scorsese

Author : Andy Dougan
ISBN : 0752818236
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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Martin Scorsese is one of the elite band of filmmakers whose originality and craftsmanship has influenced a generation of film directors. His collaborations with Robert De Niro and skill in telling stories sets him apart as one of the all time original directors. When Taxi Driver blasted onto the scene in 1979 it confirmed what everyone recognised as a huge new talent when Mean Streets was released six years earlier. 'This is a powerful film.. the final scene is a cinematically brilliant sequence...' crowed Variety. At least one of Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Raging Bull and The King Of Comedy is on everyone's top ten best films. After thirty years filmmaking Scorsese is one of the few directors working in Hollywood whose movies still surprise and shock. He is still prepared to take risks and is still producing great movies. So what is it that makes Scorsese tick? What makes him take on a movie? How does he approach the script and decide the what he wants up there on the screen? Andy Dougan has interviewed Scorsese many times and has talked to many of the stars who have appeared in his movies including, most recently, Sharon Stone, to create a fascinating inside look at the making o
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Goodfellas

Author : Iain Colley
ISBN : UOM:39015056200796
Genre : Performing Arts
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"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. " - Henry Hill in Goodfellas Provides a brief background to the "gangster" movie genre and includes excerpts from key reviews of the film. Includes biographies of key cast and crew and describes the cultural context in which the movie was made. Examines the production, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Discover how Martin Scorsese's gangster movie draws on a repertoire of cinematic elements to create a movie that has widely been accepted as a classic and established Scorsese as a film artist. Find out how Scorsese has created a style which resurfaces throughout his career and how this was influenced by a biographical element. Consider the importance of film style and key scenes, and learn how the film engages the audience by the use of narrative. Understand what role lighting, camera shots and music had on building the scene and the subsequent emotions. Read about the decisions behind casting Ray Liotta in the role of Henry and what Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci brought to the film. Includes short biographies of Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, and the director Martin Scorese, Dr. Colley included information about the production, the critical response and a bibliography of books having to do with the movie. Written in an accessible style, Goodfellas is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike. Dr. Iain Colley is a freelance writer
Category: Performing Arts

Scorsese

Author : Paul A. Woods
ISBN : 0859653552
Genre : Performing Arts
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The fifth in the ultrascreen series of eclectic anthologies examines the influence of Scorsese's upbringing in Little Italy on Mean Streets and Goodfellas; the urban madness of Taxi Driver and Bringing Out the Dead; the Catholic religiosity that permeates all the way from Mean Streets to the controversial interpretation of the Gospels in The Last Temptation of Christ. It also describes the devotion to US cinema that led the director to tackle the all-American musical in New York, New York, make a sequel to a classic in The Color of Money, and remake a pulp crime movie in Cape Fear. In its surprising wealth of interviews, essays and reviews, Martin Scorsese: A Journey through the American Psyche examines a filmmaker whose works offer little pieces of history reflected through the viewfinder, be it in the era-of-assassination backdrop of Taxi Driver or the bloody nineteenth-century canvas of Gangs of New York.
Category: Performing Arts

The Commission

Author : O’Shun M Jones
ISBN : 9781456877859
Genre : Fiction
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It's survival of the fittest as the Money Mobb Mafia reigns over the underworld with an iron clad fist. With their notorious leader Barry McCoy and his all American basketball playing brother Donell as the underboss, along with the aid of their cousin Ronnie- they achieve The American Dream by using power and cunning manipulation to take control of everything they set their minds to. But when wars amongst rival crews and undercover Agents leave behind a trail of murders in the process- one up and coming Detective decides to put up his zealous will and street knowledge to go after the brothers in a way where others have failed if not lost their lives in the process. The story unfolds as Barry sustains his empire through out envious and near fatal circumstances while Detective Johnson undergoes deep undercover-when he realizes that he is literally entrapped within a maze of henchmen conspiring to take out the leaders of the Mafia. Once the tables are turned, it's every many for himself as Detective Johnson finds himself trying to bring down Barry's organization, yet stay alive as the brothers and the Money Mobb Mafia members display their differencing intentions having to do with extortion, drugs and arms trafficking. Trying to lose himself of what was once a brotherly empire, Barry not only find himself trying to beat the odds of being murdered as well as being caught by Federal Law enforcement, but make a way out of the criminal web that he and his brothers have tied themselves into.
Category: Fiction

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373930
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
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Moving Music

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105130514255
Genre : Composers
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Category: Composers