New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

July 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Wizard of Oz FAQ : all that's left to know about life according to Oz

July 18, 2014
Hogan, David J., 1953-
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, An Imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2014].
xix, 447 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Charlie Chaplin, director

July 18, 2014
Kornhaber, Donna, 1979- author.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2014].
xiii, 341 pages, 18 numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. Chaplin in context -- Chaplin at Keystone, Griffith at Biograph -- The slapstick exemption -- Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and the classical style -- Part II. The silent era -- Chaplin's filmmaking technique -- Chaplin's filmmaking philosophy -- A masterpiece of mediation: City lights -- Part III. The sound era -- Dangerous voices: modern times and the great dictator -- Substituting speech for style: Monsieur Verdoux, Limelight, and A king in New York -- Return to form: A countess from Hong Kong -- Epilogue: the Chaplin century.

Edgar G. Ulmer : a filmmaker at the margins

July 18, 2014
Isenberg, Noah William.
xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Preface -- Traces of a Viennese youth -- Toward a cinema at the margins -- Hollywood horror -- Songs of exile -- Capra of PRC -- Back in black -- Independence days -- Postscript.

Star wars rebels : the visual guide

July 16, 2014
Bray, Adam, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Lucas Books."
"Characters, weapons, vehicles, locations."

Joss Whedon : the biography

July 16, 2014
Pascale, Amy.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014].
viii, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

Watching them be : star presence on the screen from Garbo to Balthazar

July 15, 2014
Harvey, James, 1929-
New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Icons. Garbo ; Dietrich and Sternberg ; Bergman and Selznick ; Wayne and Ford ; Davis and Wyler ; Charles Laughton -- Realists. Robert De Niro ; Altman's Nashville ; Jackie Brown and others ; Godard's closeups -- Transcenders. Bergman and Rossellini ;Dreyer's heroines ; Balthazar.

Voice acting for dummies

July 15, 2014
Ciccarelli, Stephanie, author.
xx, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Learn to: get into character, create a demo, prepare for an audition, land your dream role"--Cover.
Introduction -- Exploring voice acting basics -- Creating your audio résumé -- Auditioning and finding work -- Setting up your voice acting business -- Establishing your home recording studio -- The part of tens.
Voice acting is a unique career, and this guide gives you expert tips and strategies on how to succeed. From finding your signature voice and creating a demo, to auditions and booking jobs, you'll learn how to improve your vocal talents and make a career out of them.

I remember me

July 10, 2014
Reiner, Carl, 1922-
Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, 2013.
xix, 303 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
The author shares ninety years of reminiscences from his private life as a son, husband and father, and from his public life as a comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author.

The art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman

July 10, 2014
Beck, Jerry, author.
155 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 29 cm
Main characters -- Peabody's world -- Peabody's travels -- Building a scene.

Spike Lee

July 10, 2014
McGowan, Todd.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
163 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Confronted with too much. Singular subjects -- Driven by fantasy -- The politics of passion -- Fight the paranoia -- The costs of community -- Depictions of antagonism -- No outside -- Disturbing the spectator -- The effect of Spike Lee -- Interview with Spike Lee / by Lisa Collins.
Since the release of Do the Right Thing in 1989, Spike Lee has established himself as a cinematic icon. Lee's mostly independent films garner popular audiences while at the same time engaging in substantial political and social commentary. He is arguably the most accomplished African American filmmaker in cinematic history, and his breakthrough paved the way for the success of many other African Americans in film. In this first single-author scholarly examination of Spike Lee's oeuvre, Todd McGowan shows how Lee's films, from She's Gotta Have It through Red Hook Summer, address crucial social issues such as racism, paranoia, and economic exploitation in a formally inventive manner. McGowan argues that Lee uses excess in his films to intervene in issues of philosophy, politics, and art.

Godzilla : the art of destruction

July 9, 2014
Vaz, Mark Cotta.
San Rafael, Calif. : Insight Editions, 2014. ©2014.
164 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Introduction / by Gareth Edwards -- Dreaming. Atomic monster ; Journey story ; Brainstorming ; Evolution ; Previz ; Primal sounds ; The presentation ; The trestle bridge ; Setting the stage -- Conjuring. Role-playing ; The inner sanctum ; Control room ; Into the Q-Zone ; Making monsters ; Path of destruction ; Smoke and shadow ; War stories ; The end of the line ; Godzilla encounter at Comic-Con -- Creation. Monster bloodbath ; Into the digital realm ; 'This is going to work, this is going to be cool...".
Introduces the creative process behind the film, with concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials, and features interviews with the director, key crew, and cast members.

Hollywood's New Yorker : the making of Martin Scorsese

July 8, 2014
Raymond, Marc, 1975-
Albany, NY : SUNY Press, c2013.
xi, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"The SUNY series, horizons of cinema"--T.p. verso.
Scorsese and the university -- The formation of Scorsese's critical reputation -- Scorsese and the fall of the Hollywood Renaissance -- Histories of cinema and cinematic histories: Scorsese as historian -- What is Scorses? : Scorsese's role in contemporary postmodern culture.
In Hollywood'd New Yorker Marc Raymond offers a fresh looko at Scorsese's career in relation to the critical and social environment of the past fifty years. He traces Scorsese's career and films through his association with various cultural institutions, from his role as as a student and instructor at New York University, to his move to Hollywood and his relationship with the studio system, to his relationship with prestigious institutions like the Museum of Modern Art. This sociological approach to film authorship provides analysis of previously overlooked Scorsese projects, particularly his documentary work, and gives importance to the role his extracurricular activities in the film preservation movement have played in the rise of his reputation.

The complete book of 1960s Broadway musicals

June 30, 2014
Dietz, Dan, 1945- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xii, 609 pages ; 29 cm
In The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines every musical and revue that opened on Broadway during the 1960s. In addition to providing details on every hit and flop, Dietz includes revivals and one-man and one-woman shows that centered on stars like Jack Benny, Maurice Chevalier, Marlene Dietrich, Danny Kaye, Yves Montand, and Lena Horne. In addition to entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes: a discography, film and television versions, published scripts, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and lists of productions by the New York City Center Light Opera Company, the New York City Opera Company, and the Music Theatre of Lincoln Center.

Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers

June 30, 2014
Sacks, Mike.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2014].
xvii, 453 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

The Todd Glass situation : a bunch of lies about my personal life and a bunch of true stories about my 30-year career in standup comedy

June 30, 2014
Glass, Todd, 1964-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xiv, 235 pages ; 24 cm
"A hilarious, poignant memoir from comedian Todd Glass about his decision at age forty-eight to finally live openly as a gay man--and the reactions and support from his comedy pals, from Louis CK to Sarah Silverman. Growing up in a Philadelphia suburb in the 1970s was an easy life. Well, easy as long as you didn't have dyslexia or ADD, or were a Jew. And once you added gay into the mix, life became more difficult. So Todd Glass decided to hide the gay part, no matter how comic, tragic, or comically tragic the results. It might have been a lot easier had he chosen a profession other than stand-up comedy. By age eighteen, Todd was opening for big musical acts like George Jones and Patti LaBelle. His career carried him through the Los Angeles comedy heyday in the 1980s, its decline in the 1990s, and its rebirth via the alternative comedy scene and the explosion in podcasting. But the harder he worked at his craft, the more difficult it became to manage his "situation." There were the years of abstinence and half-hearted attempts to "cure" himself. The fake girlfriends so that he could tell relationship jokes onstage. The staged sexual encounters to burnish his reputation offstage. It took a brush with death to cause him to rethink the way he was living his life; a rash of suicides among gay teens to convince him that it was finally time to come out to the world. Now, Todd has written an open, honest, and hilarious memoir in an effort to help everyone--young and old, gay and straight--breathe a little more freely. Peppered with anecdotes from his life among comedy's greatest headliners and tales of the occasionally insane lengths Todd went through to keep a secret that--let's face it--he probably didn't have to keep for as long as he did, The Todd Glass Situation is a front-row seat to the last thirty plus years of comedy history and a deeply personal story about one man's search for acceptance"-- Provided by publisher.

Diary of a mad diva

June 30, 2014
Rivers, Joan, author.
New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A no-holds-barred ... look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A to D list), all in her ... signature style"--Dust cover flap.

Brando's smile : his life, thought, and work

June 26, 2014
Mizruchi, Susan L.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xxxix, 469 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
His smiles -- Lessons of the Midwest -- Manhattan schooling -- Building the repertoire -- The epic mode, 1960-1963 -- Political films, 1963-1969 -- Annus mirabilis, 1972 -- Villains and supermen -- Citizen of the planet -- Lying for a living.
Drawing from the actor's personal letters, audiotapes and annotations on screenplays and books, the author paints a unique picture of the legendary star's off-screen life including his embrace of foreign cultures and his collection of 4,000 books.

I said yes to everything : a memoir

June 26, 2014
Grant, Lee, 1927-
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2014]
463 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
An Academy Award-winning actress and former Vogue "It Girl" describes her rise to fame and the subsequent destruction of her career caused by being added to the Hollywood blacklist and how she eventually rebuilt her life and career after being exonerated.

Joe and Marilyn : legends in love

June 25, 2014
Heymann, C. David (Clemens David), 1945-2012.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2014.
438 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Explores the passionate, sometimes volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

World politics on screen : understanding international relations through popular culture

June 25, 2014
Sachleben, Mark, 1965-
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Part swan, part goose : an uncommon memoir of womanhood, work and family

June 25, 2014
Kurtz, Swoosie.
New York, New York : Perigee, 2014.
327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
In a wise, warmhearted memoir that celebrates her extraordinary life and stellar career, Swoosie Kurtz shares just the right combination of personal misadventure and showbiz lore, candidly reflecting on the right choices that empowered her, the wrong choices that enlightened her, and the intimate journey of caring for an aging parent.

Leonardo DiCaprio : the biography

June 24, 2014
Wight, Douglas, author.
London : John Blake, [2013].
x, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Previous edition: 2012.
While looking at the story of DiCaprio's meteoric rise to fame, this updated edition delves beneath his polished Hollywood image to examine just what makes him tick It was only the beginning when Leonardo DiCaprio stood astride the bow in Titanic. Leo has rocketed to become one of the highest paid actors in the world, and his position looks set to be secure for some time to come as the release of a new 3D version of Titanic heralds another sensational year for one of Hollywood's hottest talents. Recently Leo has taken on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and as the villain in Quentin Tarantino?s blockbuster Django Unchained. Both are a far cry from the heartthrob?s humble beginnings when he had to scrape for parts in TV commercials and soap operas before his eye catching performance in Baz Luhrmann?s Romeo + Juliet. Cementing his reputation with captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. A keen environmentalist and conservationist, he has given millions to good causes around the globe and has never been shy about wearing his political ideals on his sleeve. Yet, although he's spent over 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the world's most beautiful women but seems no nearer to settling down, and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving for perfection despite his stunning successes.

Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe

June 24, 2014
Guterl, Matthew Pratt, 1970-
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2014].
250 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Too busy to die -- No more bananas -- Citizen of the world -- Southern muse -- An ambitious assemblage -- French Disney -- Mother of a wounded world -- Unraveling plots -- Rainbow's end -- Epilogue.

Vanessa : the life of Vanessa Redgrave

June 24, 2014
Callahan, Dan, 1977-
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, [2014].
343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Michael : mask or face -- Vanessa : a great actress is born -- Rosalind and Tony -- Swinging Vanessa -- Isadora -- Trojan Women and Devils -- Keeping left -- Ellida and Julia -- Playing for time -- TV and the Boston Symphony case -- The Bostonians -- Michael -- Healy's ouster -- Features again and TV -- Second serve -- The classics and Peggy -- Orpheus -- Lynn -- The ballad of the Sad Café -- Howards End -- A memoir, margaritas, and Mrs. Dalloway -- If these walls could talk 2 -- Chechnya and Lady Windermere -- Long day's journey and The fever -- The year of magical thinking -- Natasha -- On top of the mountain.
Describes the life and career of the English stage, screen, and television actress and political activist from her early performances of Shakespeare to her Academy Award nomination for Howard's End.

Dangerous rhythm : why movie musicals matter

June 23, 2014
Barrios, Richard.
276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
All that jazz -- Everything's been done before -- Where do they come from (and where do they go?) -- Seeing's believing -- People from Jolson to Justin in 85 years -- The art of the possible -- Music makes me -- Music makes me -- With plenty of money -- I get the neck of the chicken -- Turn on the heat -- Painting the clouds : Snow White, South Park, and other ways to animate a musical -- Under my skin: musicals musicals and race, musicals and sexuality -- Put 'em in a box -- Epilogue : Dream dancing.


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