The Essential Mickey Rooney

Author: James L. Neibaur
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442260963
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Mickey Rooney is a cinematic icon whose career lasted from the silent era into the twenty-first century. From the shorts he made as Mickey McGuire to supporting roles in such films as Night at the Museum, Rooney had more than 300 film appearances to his credit. Mickey Rooney was not just a movie star, he was the most popular film performer for several years in a row in the 1930s. In addition to his four Academy Award nominations, Rooney received two special Oscars, including an honorary award for his variety of memorable performances spanning several decades. In The Essential Mickey Rooney, James L. Neibaur examines more than sixty feature films in which the actor appeared, from starring roles in Boys Town, Babes in Arms, and The Human Comedy to acclaimed supporting performances in The Bold and the Brave and The Black Stallion. In addition to familiar works like the Andy Hardy comedies or musicals opposite Judy Garland, lesser known films like Quicksand and Drive a Crooked Road are discussed as examples of the masterful performances he offered again and again. An actor of rare talent and unrestrained exuberance, Rooney appeared so often on film that it probably is impossible to view every performance of his career—one that lasted longer than any other actor in Hollywood. While minor roles are not discussed here, all of his vintage works are, making The Essential Mickey Rooney an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the best work of this film icon.

The Essential Jack Nicholson

Author: James L. Neibaur
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442269898
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For ten years Jack Nicholson toiled in low-budget films and guest spots in such television shows as Dr. Kildare and The Andy Griffith Show before his breakout performance in Easy Rider. Despite “retiring” in 2010, Nicholson remains one of the most revered actors of the last half century. Nominated for twelve Academy Awards—the most of any male actor—Nicholson has received three Oscars and countless other honors. The Essential Jack Nicholson looks at the key films in the career of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. After a brief profile of the actor, James L. Neibaur highlights each of Nicholson’s most important works, explaining why his performances are essential viewing. In addition to Easy Rider, the films discussed include Five Easy Pieces, The Last Detail, Chinatown, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining, Reds, Terms of Endearment, Prizzi’s Honor, Ironweed, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets, About Schmidt, and The Departed. Neibaur also provides details about each film’s production, critical reaction, commercial reception, major nominations, and awards. A filmography of all of Nicholson’s movie roles (and select television performances) is also included. The Essential Jack Nicholson is a valuable source of information for fans of this iconic star and his films.

The Nine Lives Of Mickey Rooney

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The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery

Author: Herbie J. Pilato
Editor: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589798252
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Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery was one of the most prolific and popular actresses of the twentieth century. In her more than five hundred appearances on television, film and the stage, Elizabeth Montgomery’s talent, charisma, and personality have charmed millions for decades. This delightful new book delineates, dissects, and celebrates the diversity and minutia of Montgomery’s remarkable career, while chronicling just how much her real life spilled into her historic roles on stage and screen. The book is based on Pilato’s exclusive interviews with the actress and supplemented with commentary provided by myriad entertainment professionals, journalists, and media and classic TV historians, including the Oscar-nominated actress Juanita Moore (Montgomery’s co-star from the historic “White Lie” episode of TV’s 77 Sunset Strip), and producer/writer/actor Jimmy Lydon (Elizabeth’s co-star from the Wagon Train episode “The Victorio Bottecelli Story.”) Including plot summaries, airdates, release dates, and behind-the-scenes notes and anecdotes of select performances, The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery is the ultimate handy, entertaining, and informative reference to the on- and off-screen adventures of one of the world’s most beloved stars.

The Essential James Garner

Author: Stephen H. Ryan
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278218
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Since his television debut in the mid-1950s, James Garner entertained millions of fans on screens both big and small. From supporting roles in memorable films like Sayonara and The Notebook to leading roles in box office hits including The Great Escape, Victor / Victoria, and the feature film version of Maverick, the actor appeared in some of the most entertaining movies of all time. In The Essential James Garner, Stephen H. Ryan and Paul J. Ryan consider the prolific output of one of America’s most beloved actors. This book looks at the key feature films, made-for-television movies, and television episodes of Garner’s career. The authors discuss each of the actor’s most well-known films—The Great Escape, The Americanization of Emily, Support Your Local Sheriff! and Murphy’s Romance, among others—as well as critically acclaimed television movies including Barbarians at the Gate, Breathing Lessons, Decoration Day, Heartsounds, My Names Is Bill W., and Promise. Each entry provides details about the film’s production, critical reception, and commercial success. The best episodes of Garner’s two iconic television, Maverick and The Rockford Files—as well as his highly regarded but little seen series Nichols—are also identified. The authors make clear why these choices are indispensable viewings, not only for those already familiar with Garner, but also for those who have yet to enjoy the work of this Oscar nominee and multiple Emmy winner. A tribute to the career of a Hollywood legend, The Essential James Garner will appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the actor’s best films and programs.

The Essential Shakespeare

Author: Larry S. Champion
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
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Motion Picture Review Digest

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An Essential Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Macmillan College
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The Art Of Watching Films

Author: Joseph M. Boggs
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This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, this text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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500 Essential Graphic Novels

Author: Gene Kannenberg
Editor: Ilex Press
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File Size: 36,64 MB
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Featuring full-color images from the best moments in graphic novel history, this comprehensive reference explores everything from dragons, cow races, and monstrous rats to insider secrets from Casanova himself. Includes top ten must-reads for every popular genre.

500 Essential Anime Movies

Author: Helen McCarthy
Editor: Harper Design
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A tribute to top-selected Japanese animation films currently available in English profiles movies from a variety of genres from science fiction and fantasy to romance and historical fiction, in a reference that is complemented by character assessments and filmmaker evaluations. Original.

Bowker S Complete Video Directory 2000

Author: Bowker
Editor: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9780835243056
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Essential Film

Author: Daniel Borden
Editor: New Amsterdam Books
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This is a chronological look at the development of movies and film. The book examines topics such as cinematographic techniques, stars and stardom, film movements and genres, awards, world cinema and changes in the industry. There are in-depth looks at famous actors, directors, films and movements. The book is highly illustrated. The result is an easy to use and authoritative guide to this most fascinating of subjects.

Bowker S Complete Video Directory 2001

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ISBN: 9780835244275
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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
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File Size: 79,63 MB
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Complemented by more than eight hundred movie stills and actor photographs, an updated film reference lists 1,001 "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.

Saturday Review Of Literature

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Broadcasting Telecasting

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The Rip Chord

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Photoplay Treasury

Author: Barbara Gelman
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History and reprints from Photoplay magazine, one of the first fan magazines to follow the careers and personal lives of motion picture actors and actresses from the early 1900's to the 1940's.