New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

January 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A Kim Jong-Il production : the extraordinary true story of a kidnapped filmmaker, his star actress, and a young dictator's rise to power

January 28, 2015
Fischer, Paul, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
x, 353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
August, 1982 -- Reel one: a sense of destiny. A photograph on the blue house lawn ; Director Shin and Madame Choi ; Shrimp among whales ; A double rainbow over Mount Paekdu ; Kim Jong Il's first loves ; Fathers and sons ; Inside the Pyongyang picture show ; A three-second kiss ; Repulse bay -- Reel two: guests of the dear leader. The hermit kingdom ; Accused ; Musicals, movies, and ideological studies ; Taken ; The others ; Escape from Chestnut Valley ; Shin Sang-Ok died here ; The torture position ; Division 39 ; The hunger strike ; Director Shin is coming -- Intermission: the people's actress Woo in-Hee -- Reel three: produced by Kim Jong-Il. Together ; The tape recorder ; Lights, camera ; Out of the North ; Like a European movie ; The press conference ; Same bed, different dreams ; A full shooting schedule ; The rubber monster -- Vienna ; From Kim to Kim ; The stars and stripes -- 2013.
"A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, [this book] offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today"

Poirot and me

January 27, 2015
Suchet, David, author.
London : Headline, 2014.
x, 373 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2013.
Includes index.

For the right reasons : America's favorite bachelor on faith, love, marriage, and why nice guys finish first

January 26, 2015
Lowe, Sean, 1983- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xiii, 237 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
The guy with potential -- Answering the call -- What a way to make a living -- A not-so-memorable first impression -- The big baby -- Getting on my soapbox -- The L word -- The one where I got my heart broken -- Newfound notoriety -- The driver's seat -- Moving out of the friend zone -- One step at a time -- Warning signals -- The decision -- Down on one knee -- Trying to dance with the stars -- The big day -- Bachelor no more.
"After The Bachelorette broke his heart, Sean Lowe suspected his 'nice guy' image hurt him. The show never emphasized it, but Sean committed to living according to biblical standards of sexuality, even as producers emphasized the risqué and promiscuous. A Texas boy from a Baptist home, Sean tells the story of how he went from a Division I college football player to a fan favorite on reality television, taking readers behind the scenes of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to see the challenges of living out his values and faith--and ultimately winning his true loves heart"

Singing to a bulldog : from "Happy Days" to Hollywood director, and the unlikely mentor who got me there

January 22, 2015
Williams, Anson.
New York : The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., [2014].
167 pages ; 22 cm

Independent Ed : inside a career of big dreams, little movies, and the twelve best days of my life

January 21, 2015
Burns, Edward, 1968-
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2015]
x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Hou Hsiao-hsien

January 21, 2015
269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"For younger critics and audiences, Taiwanese cinema enjoys a special status, comparable with that of Italian neorealism and the French New Wave for earlier generations, a cinema that was and is introducing an innovative sensibility and fresh perspective. Hou Hsiao-hsien is the most important Taiwanese filmmaker working today, and his sensuous, richly nuanced films reflect everything that is vigorous and genuine in contemporary film culture. By combining multiple forms of tradition with a uniquely cinematic approach to space and time, Hou has created a body of work that, through its stylistic originality and historical gravity, opens up new possibilities for the medium. This new volume includes contributions by Olivier Assayas, Peggy Chiao, Chung Mong-hong, Jean-Michel Frodon, Hasumi Shigehiko, Ichiyama Shozo, Jia Zhang-ke, Kent Jones, Koreeda Hirokazu, Jean Ma, Ni Zhen, Abé Mark Nornes, James Quandt, Richard I. Suchenski, James Udden, and Wen Tien-hsiang, as well as conversations with Hou Hsiao-hsien and some of his most important collaborators over the decades."--Page 4 of cover.

Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction

January 20, 2015
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2014.
576 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
1818-1925. Early science fiction : the birth of a genre -- 1920-50. The days of pulp : the 'golden age' of science fiction -- 1950-70. The era of the atom : the marvels and perils of science -- 1970-90. Dark futures : apocalypses and the war in space -- 1990-present. The adventure continues : modern science fiction -- Famous space ships -- The science fiction chronology -- Genre definitions.
This book is the definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a science fiction expert, plus: The lifespan of sci-fi creations, for example, from book to movie to television series; Other key media, such as comics, graphic novels, video games, manga, where appropriate; Film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material. Larger franchises -- such as Doctor Who and The War of the Worlds -- feature lavish spreads of photographs illustrating how they have evolved from black-and-white beginnings to big-budget blockbusters. Seminal sagas like Star Wars and Star Trek enjoy not only a "real world" timeline of films and TV broadcasts, but also a fascinating spread detailing their role in the series' fictional universe. Sci-Fi Chronicles is a truly international guide, with entries focusing on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Russian cult classics, and from European literature to Australian franchises. It is perfect for dipping into, while its memory-jogging mentions and illustrations make it impossible to put down. It will delight long-standing sci-fi aficionados, yet with a scope that extends from vintage volumes to amazing anime, Sci-Fi Chronicles will also entrance a younger generation. - Publisher.

Interstellar : beyond time and space : inside Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic

January 19, 2015
Vaz, Mark Cotta, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014]
153 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
A companion to Christopher Nolan's film, Interstellar, provides explanations of its underlying science and philosophy themes while offering cast and crew interviews, storyboards and pre-production sketches.

Sons of Anarchy : the official collectors edition

January 19, 2015
Bennett, Tara.
New York : Time Home Entertainment Inc, [2014]
207 p. : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Photographic history of the television series Sons of Anarchy.

The world of musicals : an encyclopedia of stage, screen, and song

January 19, 2015
Robinson, Mark A., 1973-
2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z ; Appendix 1. Most popular musicals performed by high schools : a teacher-friendly guide ; Appendix 2. Musical suggestions for schools looking for a challenge ; Appendix 3. Audition songs ; Appendix 4. Tony Award-winning best musicals ; Appendix 5. Theatrical rights licensing agents ; Appendix 6. Broadway theaters ; Appendix 7. Academy Awards for "Best song" ; Appendix 8. Musicals at the Academy Awards ; Appendix 9. Highest-grossing film musicals (adjusted for inflation) ; Appendix 10. Longest-running Broadway musicals (as of June 23, 2013)

The many faces of Josephine Baker : dancer, singer, activist, spy

January 16, 2015
Caravantes, Peggy, 1935-
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2015.
195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Author Peggy Caravantes follows Baker's life from her childhood in the depths of poverty to her comedic rise in vaudeville and fame in Europe. This lively biography covers her outspoken participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resistance during World War II, and adoption of 12 children--her "rainbow tribe." Also included are informative sidebars on relevant topics such as the 1917 East St. Louis riot, Pullman railway porters, the Charleston, and more. The lush photographs, appendix updating readers on the lives of the rainbow tribe, source notes, and bibliography make this is a must-have resource for any student, Baker fan, or history buff"-- Provided by publisher.

Life could be verse : reflections on love, loss, and what really matters

January 16, 2015
Douglas, Kirk, 1916- author.
Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc., [2014]
ix, 116 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
"Through poems, prose, and photos, Douglas candidly shares it all as he chaperones us through the stages of his life, including the untimely death of his youngest son and the stroke that left him unable to speak"--Page 4 of cover.

What I love about movies. Vol. No. 1

January 14, 2015
[New York] : Opus Books, 2014.
221 pages : ill. (col.) ; 25 cm
"Featuring Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Ryan Gosling, Tim Burton, Spike Jonze, Alfonso Cuarón, Kristen Stewart and more..." -- cover.
Francis Ford Coppola -- Claire Denis -- Jake Gyllenhaal -- Pedro Almodovar -- Richard Ayoade -- Quentin Tarantino -- Kelly Reichardt -- John Hurt -- Simon Pegg -- Mila Kunis -- Olivier Assayas -- Jude Law -- Spike Jonze -- Helen Mirren -- Jia Zhangke -- Michel Gondry -- Kristen Stewart -- Alexander Payne -- Daniel Radcliffe -- Danny Boyle -- Viggo Mortensen -- Juliette Binoche -- Harmony Korine -- Casey Affleck -- Wes Anderson -- Mia Wasikowska -- William Friedkin -- Tsai Ming-Liang -- Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Shane Carruth -- Tom Hardy -- Terence Davies -- Park Chan-Wook -- Alfonso Cuaron -- Ryan Gosling -- Darren Aronofsky -- Ralph Fiennes -- Terry Gilliam -- Carey Mulligan -- Steven Soderbergh -- Steve McQueen -- Tim Burton -- Rian Johnson -- Michael Fassbender -- Nicolas Winding Refn -- Walter Murch -- Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- Richard Linklater -- Joanna Hogg -- The Coen Brothers.

What I know for sure

January 12, 2015
Winfrey, Oprah.
391 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

De Niro : a life

January 12, 2015
Levy, Shawn.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
815 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

[Cincinnati theater scrapbook : plays and players, 1920-1925]

January 7, 2015
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Chautauqua], [1925?]
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Articles on Chautauqua from Wikipedia and University of Iowa inserted.
Includes every theatrical production (full cast and theater name) for 1920-1925 in the city of Cincinnati (manual entries), and attached programs from Erlanger Grand Opera House, Tivoli Theatre, The Cincinnati Stuart Walker Company, Schubert Theatre, and Cox Theatre.

Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film

January 5, 2015
Oswalt, Patton, 1969- author.
New York : Scribner, 2015.
xi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol or sex: it was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton's life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of L.A.'s alternative comedy scene, Oswalt's memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective and a cast of now-notable young comedians supporting him all along the way"-- Provided by publisher.

Doctor Who : the visual dictionary

December 29, 2014
Loborik, Jason, author.
New York, New York : DK, 2014.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.

It's the pictures that got small : Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age

December 26, 2014
Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
xviii, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Film and culture"--Title page verso.

The voiceover book : don't eat toast

December 26, 2014
Hodge, David.
London : Oberon Books, 2014.
xii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Alien : the archive : the ultimate guide to classic movies.

December 18, 2014
316 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 33 cm
Alien is a science fiction milestone and one of the most thrilling, terrifying, and beautiful film franchises of all time. Alien: The Archive is the first complete book of the stunning artwork and photography from all four films.

Tradition! : the highly improbable, ultimately triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood story of Fiddler on the roof, the world's most beloved musical

December 18, 2014
Isenberg, Barbara (Barbara S.)
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xii, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Beginnings. The boys ; Forging tradition ; Mostel and company ; The fourth author ; Rehearsals -- Broadway. On the road ; Opening on Broadway ; Conquering Broadway ; London calling -- The movie. Enter Hollywood ; Casting the movie ; Making music ; Shooting the movie ; Opening the movie -- The phenomenon. All those Tevyes ; Something different ; Traveling America ; Fiddler goes abroad ; The phenomenon -- Closing the circle.
Since it first opened on Broadway in September, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has constantly been onstage somewhere, including four Broadway revivals, four productions on London's West End and thousands of schools, army bases and countries from Argentina to Japan. Isenberg interviewed the men and women behind the original production, the film and significant revivals to produce a lively chronicle of the making of Fiddler, published in celebration of Fiddler's fiftieth anniversary.

Live from New York : the complete, uncensored history of Saturday Night Live as told by its stars, writers, and guests

December 18, 2014
Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
781 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Exordium : 1975-1976 -- Heyday : 1976-1980 -- The stars come out : 1980-1985 -- Behemiel rising : 1985-1990 -- Overpopulation : 1990-1995 -- Still crazy after all these years : 1995-2002 -- Politica : 2002-2008 -- One man's family : 2008-2014 -- Lorne.
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed--and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.

Blue-collar Broadway : the craft and industry of American theater

December 17, 2014
White, Timothy R., 1976-
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2015.
275 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

The wizard of Oz.

December 17, 2014
174 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Subtitle from cover.
The eternal Oz / an essay by Richard Corliss -- Who was L. Frank Baum? -- Imagining Oz -- Sowing the seeds -- The Wizard of Oz -- Not exactly boffo -- Judy, Judy, Judy -- The class of '39 -- Long live the Wizard! -- Just one more.


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