New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

October 12, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I'm fine ...and other lies

October 11, 2017
Cummings, Whitney, 1982- author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The Self-Help Chapter -- The Codependence Chapter -- The Roast Joke Chapter -- The Sexism Chapter -- The Egg Freezing Chapter -- The Eating Disorder Chapter -- The Boobs Chapter -- The Headache Chapter -- The Pit Bull Chapter -- The Middle East Chapter.
The creator, writer and executive producer of "2 Broke Girls" presents a personal account of her life and career, detailing her struggles with challenges ranging from anxiety and an eating disorder to relationships and pop therapy.

Start to finish : Woody Allen and the art of moviemaking

October 10, 2017
Lax, Eric, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
353 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The script -- The money -- The cast, the cinematographer -- The locations, the production design, the costumes -- The shoot -- The edit -- The music -- The color correction, the mix -- The end.

Fierce at four foot two

October 5, 2017
Jolé, Terra, author.
New York : Post Hill Press, [2017]
xiv, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With little more than a dream in her heart, the passion in her soul, and two hundred dollars in her pocket, Terra Jolé burst onto the Hollywood scene with a fierce determination to make her mark on the entertainment industry. But she quickly learned that while she may have been ready for Hollywood, Hollywood wasn't necessarily ready for her. At four foot two, Terra was born with achondroplasia, a form of short-limbed dwarfism, and because of her diminutive stature she often faced unimaginable prejudice and bigotry. After spending time in the trenches, as an evil elf on Ozzie Osbourne's Merry Mayhem Tour and later as a dancer on Miley Cyrus's Bangerz Tour, Terra struck out on her own and carved out a career for herself as a mini-Britney and mini-Gaga "inpersonatore". But with her larger than life optimism and absolute belief in herself, Terra was determined not to be a "mini-anything" for long and she ultimately captured the hearts of reality TV fans around the world as the star and executive producer of the groundbreaking A+E Network's Lifetime television show Little Women: LA" --
"A Post Hill Press Book" -- Title page verso.

Slayers & vampires : the complete uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Buffy & Angel

October 4, 2017
Gross, Edward (Edward A.), author.
524 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Once more, with kneeling / by Mark A. Altman -- Vampires and slayers, oh my! / by Edward Gross -- Part one: Buffy the vampire slayer: "She saved the world...a lot." -- Blonde on blonde -- Hellmouth or high water -- High school confidential -- Bewitched, bothered, and Buffy -- Soul man -- You gotta have faith -- The spy who loved me -- A fight for love and glory (aka Death is your gift) -- More than a feeling -- Leaving Sunnydale -- Part two: Angel: "Fangs, don't fail me now." -- Back in black -- Out of the past -- Here comes the son -- Beauty and the beast -- L.A. law -- Part three: Across the Buffyverse: "If there is no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." -- Beyond Buffy -- Girl power forever.
Go behind the scenes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel with the candid and uncensored recollections of myriad writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics, and cast members. Together they unveil how a failed motion picture became a critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated cult television series. -- Adapted from book jacket.

Sophia Loren : movie star Italian style

September 28, 2017
De La Hoz, Cindy, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC., a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group Inc., 2017.
263 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
"TCM, Turner Classic Movies."
"From the humblest of beginnings in her native Italy, Sophia Loren has gone on to have one of the most interesting paths in motion picture history. In a career spanning close to seven decades, she starred in epic blockbusters of the '50s, '60s, and '70s; dazzled in dramatic roles opposite the likes of Cary Grant, Marcello Mastroianni, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, and Marlon Brando; and turned heads in classics like Houseboat, Marriage Italian Style, Grumpy Old Men, and Two Women, for which she was awarded the first Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role given to the star of a foreign film. Sophia Loren is a photographic tribute to the beloved icon, taking you on an illustrative journey through her remarkable life, dearest relationships, and diverse film canon. Filled with hundreds of rare color and black-and-white photographs and featuring quotes by Sophia and those who have known her best, it's a volume as stunning as its ageless subject"--Inside dust jacket.

Chinese furniture : a guide to collecting antiques

September 27, 2017
Mazurkewich, Karen.
North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle, 2017.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"At its core, Chinese style is a marriage of the traditional philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Its aesthetic is also influenced by the long history of Chinese art, the regional characteristics of northern and southern houses, and the fusion trend which began in the 1930s when western style furniture was incorporated into the homes of the Chinese elite. With detailed descriptions of furnishings, materials, component pieces and color, Chinese Style is a must for those who are looking for some quick and simple ways to give their own personal living space a touch of Chinese flair."--Publisher's website.

The Improv : an oral history of the world-famous comedy club that revolutionized stand-up

September 25, 2017
Friedman, Budd, 1932- author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2017]
xxiii, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Have you heard the one about the aspiring Broadway producer who bought a closed restaurant and changed the course of American comedy? It's no joke-his name is Budd Friedman, and his legendary club helped shape the stand-up comedy that is still a staple of entertainment today. From the microphone to the iconic brick wall, the Improv has been the launching pad of the nation's most talented comedians. By providing a stage for them to riff on everything from race and religion to politics and sex, the Improv not only generated legions of comedy fans, it reinvented the art form by overturning the comedy traditions of the Borscht Belt. Budd Friedman's legendary comedy club wasn't the first to feature comedians, but it was the first of its kind to present comedians in a continuous format, and the first one to give unknown performers the opportunity to try out new material in front of a live audience-with the opportunity to be discovered by talent agents and late-night TV bookers. The Improv is an oral history of the most important comedy club in America, emceed by Budd Friedman himself, and featuring in-depth interviews with some of the most important names in comedy -including Jay Leno, Michael Keaton, Bill Maher, Larry David, Larry Miller, Jeff Garland, Jerry Stiller, Kevin Nealon, Gilbert Gottfried, Joe Piscopo, Tim Reid, Will Shriner, Roseanne Barr, Judd Apatow, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis, Leslie Moonves, Howie Mandel, Bill Engvall, Lily Tomlin, Rick Newman, Norman Lear, Billy Crystal, Alan Zweibel, Dick Cavett, Fred Willard, Jimmie Walker, David Steinberg, and many more! The Improv gives readers an exclusive, insider look at what really happened on stage and off-mike. From the revelry and the rivalry to the smash hits, near misses, love affairs, show biz politics, chemical experimentation, exhilarating rises, tragic downfalls and just plain fun, The Improv features true insiders' accounts of a unique institution in America's cultural history and the man who unofficially provided the laugh track for an entire nation"-- Provided by publisher.

Live cinema and its techniques

September 22, 2017
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2017].
xiii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
A guide to a visionary new form of filmmaking discusses how advances in digital technology have made it possible to create a "live" film that can be sent instantly via satellite for viewing around the world.

Star Trek : the art of Juan Ortiz : The next generation.

September 21, 2017
Ortiz, Juan, 1963- author.
205 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm.
Includes index.
Following on from Juan Ortiz's fabulous Original Series poster collection, this latest treat for art-loving Trek fans features 178 posters that capture the essence of The Next Generation. Inspired by indie-film and black-light posters, comics and rock/punk culture and showcasing Ortiz's unique creative vision.

Herzog by Ebert

September 21, 2017
Ebert, Roger, author.
xiv, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Foreword by Werner Herzog -- Editorial note -- Facets Multimedia, 1979 -- Images at the horizon -- Notes -- Reviews -- Aguirre, the wrath of god -- Nosferatu the vampyre -- Fitzcarraldo -- Burden of dreams (directed by Les Blank) -- Where the green ants dream -- Little Dieter needs to fly -- My best fiend -- Invincible -- Grizzly man -- The white diamond -- Rescue dawn -- Walking to Werner (directed by Linas Phillips) -- Encounters at the end of the world -- Bad lieutenant: port of call, New Orleans -- My son, my son, what have ye done -- Cave of forgotten dreams -- Into the abyss -- Interviews -- At Cannes Film Festival, May 1982 -- Herzog defies death for his films, May 20, 1984 -- Herzog finds truth beyond fact, September 29, 1998 -- A conversation with Werner Herzog, August 28, 2005 -- "Tell me about the iceberg, tell me about your dreams," July 7, 2008 -- The ecstasy of the filmmaker Herzog, April 6, 2010 -- The great movies -- Aguirre, the wrath of god -- The enigma of Kaspar Hauser -- Heart of glass -- Stroszek -- Nosferatu the vampyre -- Fitzcarraldo -- Summing up -- A letter to Werner Herzog: in praise of rapturous truth, November 17, 2007 -- Herzog and the forms of madness, July 20, 2008 -- Comments -- The great ecstasy of the sculptor Herzog, January 26, 2013 -- Appendix: Walker Art Center, 1999 -- Note concerning Herzog's films -- Herzog's "Minnesota declaration."

The dharma of The princess bride : what the coolest fairy tale of our time can teach us about Buddhism and relationships

September 20, 2017
Nichtern, Ethan, author.
New York : North Point Press, 2017.
viii, 275 pages ; 20 cm
Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into, taking as departure points the indelible characters Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others from Rob Reiner's perennially popular film -as he also draws lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. Nicthern devotes the first section of the book to exploring the dynamics of friendship. Why do people become friends? What can we learn from the sufferings of Inigo Montoya and Fezzik? Next, he leads us through all the phases of illusion and disillusion we encounter in our romantic pursuits, providing a healthy dose of lightheartedness along the way by sharing his own Princess Buttercup List and the vicissitudes of his dating life as he ponders how we idealize and objectify romantic love. Finally, Nichtern draws upon the demands of his own family history and the film's character the Grandson to explore the dynamics of zthe last frontier of awakening,y a reference to his teacher Chogyam Trungpa's claim that it's possible to be enlightened everywhere except around your family.

Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis

September 15, 2017
Sermak, Kathryn, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2017.
viii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
I have a hunch about you -- On the set in London -- The Pygmalion year -- Family reunion -- All for love -- Gigi's return -- The battle begins -- Back in California -- Pierre's visit -- The breakdown in San Ysidro -- On the beach in Malibu -- A farewell from Bede -- Road trip: day one-- Biarritz to Bourdeaux -- Road trip: day two-- Bourdeaux to Poitiers -- Road trip: day three-- Poitiers to Orleans -- Road trip: day four-- Orleans to Paris -- Afterword: Denouement in San Sebastian.
The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora

September 8, 2017
Dee Das, Joanna, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Becoming a New Negro in Chicago -- Finding a Politics of Diaspora in the Caribbean -- Aesthetics as Politics -- Race and Representation During World War II -- Rehearsal for Revolution : the Dunham School -- The Unofficial Ambassador of Diaspora : performing abroad -- Living Diaspora in Haiti and Senegal -- The Radical Humanist Meets the Black Power Revolution : Dunham in East St. Louis -- Epilogue : Dunham's Legacy.

It takes two : our story

September 5, 2017
Scott, Jonathan, 1978 April 28- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
xiv, 287 pages : illustrations, (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Drew: Get a job -- Jonathan: Pursuit of happiness -- Drew: Brother vs. brother -- Jonathan: Smoke and mirrors -- Drew: Lights, camera, action! -- Jonathan: Romance -- Drew: Romance, part II -- Jonathan: Band of brothers -- Drew: TV world -- Jonathan: Speak up, step up -- Afterparty.

I'll have what she's having : how Nora Ephron's three iconic films saved the romantic comedy

August 30, 2017
Carlson, Erin, 1981- author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm
Introduction -- It was a sign -- Transitional people -- The orgasm and the aftershock -- This is her life -- Sleepless nights -- Nearest thing to heaven -- Sleepless, stressed and addicted to Starbucks -- Make Nora happy -- Stardust -- "A bouquet of newly sharpened pencils" (also known as IM-ing with the enemy) -- Pride and prejudice and perfect hair -- A heart in New York -- Afterword.

Rabbit : the autobiography of Ms. Pat

August 28, 2017
Williams, Patricia, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
viii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Bear cat -- Hot lead -- Struggling and scheming -- Angel in leather boots -- Devil in disguise -- First dance -- Love lesson -- Age of consent -- Love and options -- Wife on the side -- It's time -- Baby formula -- Hustlers and the weak -- Night crawlers -- Partners in crime -- Mama on the block -- The breakup -- Aim higher -- Locked up -- Hood wisdom -- Mr. Nice Guy -- Four more -- Letting go -- Job readiness -- Eight minus four -- Angels -- Epilogue.
The popular comedian traces her youth in Atlanta's most troubled neighborhood at the height of the crack epidemic, discussing her experiences with petty crime and prostitution that led to her becoming a mother at age thirteen before resolving to secure a better life for her children.

The Diesel Brothers : a trucking awesome guide to trucks and life

August 28, 2017
Heavy D., 1985- author.
viii, 213 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In the world of monster trucks, no one builds bigger and more extreme rides--and has more fun in the process--than Heavy D, Diesel Dave, and their crew at DieselSellerz. Their larger-than-life creations and awesome truck giveaways are legendary, but for those less fortunate who havent had the opportunity to experience a Bros' souped-up truck, this thrill-ride of a book is the next best thing.

Little boxes : 12 writers on television

August 22, 2017
Minneapolis, MN : Coffee House Press, 2017.
viii, 129 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"What happens when television is part of your cultural DNA? Twelve writers talk about their influences, and they're more Magnum PI that Marcel Proust. This is cultural criticism from an enthusiast's point of view--taking sitcoms and dramedies and very special episodes seriously, not because they're art, but because they matter to us. Little Boxes is TV writing not as "Why I Loved Parker Lewis Can't Lose" but "What Is Up with Everyone in the 80s Having a Domestic: The Different Strokes/Gimme a Break/Mr. Belvedere/Charles in Charge Story." From Edan Lepucki's "My Monster": What I remember: a dead girl wrapped in plastic, and another one half-alive and stumbling along train tracks, her body covered in cuts and bruises, her clothes torn. Letters tweezed from beneath fingernails. The dead girl blue-white like a vein. Her name is Laura Palmer. There's also a lady cradling a log, and a beautiful woman who knots cherry stems with her tongue. Handsome Agent Cooper with his hair slicked back. The name Peggy Lipton lingering across the screen as the eerie theme song sluices through my veins"-- Provided by publisher.

Paul Thomas Anderson

August 21, 2017
Toles, George E., author.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016]
xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Machine-generated contents note: WORDS AND MUSIC: THE MAGNOLIA CRISIS -- Wise Up -- The Sledgehammer of Eros in Punch-Drunk Love -- The Trail of the Ellipsis in There Will Be Blood -- Form and Formlessness in The Master -- Notes -- COMPOSITE INTERVIEW -- Filmography.

Hail to the chin : further confessions of a B movie actor

August 16, 2017
Campbell, Bruce, 1958- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
xxi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous.

So much I want to tell you : letters to my little sister

August 14, 2017
Akana, Anna, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
xviii, 176 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Pt. 1. Creativity -- Find your voice -- Once you've found your voice, let it evolve -- If you want to be the star, create the show -- The only way to start is to start -- It's called work for a reason -- Ideas are a dime a dozen -- It's okay if it sucks -- Fail more -- You are not your art -- Develop a thick skin -- Pt. 2. Identity -- When it comes to self-care, find what works for you -- Succeed because of your race, not despite it -- It's okay to want to be beautiful a s long as it's your definition of beauty -- You can't treat an emotional problem physically -- Pt. 3. Money, work, and career -- More money, more independence -- On being an internet personality -- How to be a boss -- Give yourself permission -- You don't need balls -- Take care of your people -- Crunch the numbers -- Stand up for yourself; no one else is going to -- Don't sign anything unless you understand what it means -- Do every job -- Work hard, work smart -- Know your shit -- If you don't know how to do something, find someone who does -- Pt. 4. Relationships -- You don't realize how important friends are until you're friendless -- Don't be afraid to cross people off the list -- Love -- If he doesn't listen, ditch him -- Take your birth control -- The hardest part of being in an emotionally abusive relationship is actually admitting that you're in one -- Nice guys don't finish last -- Choose life.
"From Internet sensation Anna Akana comes a candid and poignant collection of essays about love, loss, and chasing adulthood. In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy. So she began making YouTube videos as a form of creative expression and as a way to connect with others. Ten years later, Anna has more than a million subscribers who watch her smart, honest vlogs on her YouTube channel. Her most popular videos, including "How to Put On Your Face" and "Why Girls Should Ask Guys Out," are comical and provocative, but they all share a deeper message: Your worth is determined by you and you alone. You must learn to love yourself. In So Much I Want to Tell You, Anna opens up about her own struggles with poor self-esteem and reveals both the highs and lows of coming-of-age. She offers fresh, funny, hard-won advice for young women on everything from self-care to money to sex, and she is refreshingly straightforward about the realities of dating, female friendship, and the hustle required to make your dreams come true. This is Anna's story, but, as she says, it belongs just as much to Kristina and to every other girl who must learn that growing up can be hard to do. Witty and real, Anna breaks things down in a way only a big sister can. Advance praise for So Much I Want to Tell You "This book is filled with the kind of honesty, vulnerability, and determination that makes Anna such a captivating person. One warning: You'll want to hug her a lot while reading this."--Natalie Tran, actress and comedian "As a woman working in entertainment, Anna Akana is accustomed to feeling vulnerable. Which means that she's used to being brave. This book is a tribute to the duality of bravery and fear as told through Anna's experiences to date."--Hannah Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded "Frank advice on how to live a productive, happy life. written in tribute to a 'fearless, talented, and bold' sister."--Kirkus Reviews"-- Provided by publisher.


August 10, 2017
Cincinnati Ballet.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Ballet]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Title supplied by cataloger.

The girl in the show : three generations of comedy, culture, and feminism

August 10, 2017
Fields, Anna, 1981- author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
xxvii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
An exploration of how women's comedy and women's liberation have evolved draws on interviews with actresses, comics, writers, producers, and female comedy troupes.

It's alive! : classic horror and sci-fi movie posters from the Kirk Hammett Collection

August 8, 2017
119 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Catalog for the exhibition held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts from August 12 through November 26, 2017.
Paper that lures like the vampire himself: the art of horror and science fiction movie posters / Daniel Finamore -- Fearing: why we enjoy horror movies / Joseph LeDoux -- My mojo has thirteen eyes! On the horrific beauty of the unconscious unchained / Steve Almond.
"Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures." -- From Peabody Essex Museum exhibition website.

Star Trek psychology : the mental frontier

July 26, 2017
xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Launch time. Why we go / Clay Routledge ; Bullies, heroes, and the bystander directive / Travis Langley ; Quests and questions / Travis Langley and Jenna Busch ; Child of two worlds / Elizabeth Kus and Alan Kistler -- Inner worlds. The trek through identity / Eric D. Wesselmann and J. Scott Jordan ; Emotion data / Janina Scarlet ; Gene Roddenberry saw the future / Frank Gaskill ; Right brains, left brains, and the brains in the middle / Craig Pohlman -- Warped drives. What happened to mental illness by the 23rd century? / Steven Schlozman ; Holodeck therapy / Patrick O'Connor and Chris Day ; Starfleet and military psychology / Jenna Busch and Janina Scarlet ; Terror management / Wind Goodfriend -- Federation. The captain's seat / Billy San Juan and Travis Langley ; Four quadrants, many life forms / W. Blake Erickson and John C. Blanchar ; The authoritative captain / Scott Allison and Jim Beggan ; The logic of friendship / Jay Scarlet -- Others. The needs of the man / Colt J. Blunt ; Imagination, creativity and aliens / Jim Davies ; The measure of a machine / Anthony Francis and Jim Davies ; Chatting with Chekov on stereotypes and role models / Travis Langley and Jenna Busch -- Final word: engage!
The next entry in Sterling's pop culture psychology series features 20 essays and an exclusive interview with Rod Roddenberry--son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. In a fun and accessible way, Star Trek Psychology delves deep into the psyches of the show's well-known and beloved characters.


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