New Arrivals · Television, Movies & Stage

August 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hope for film : from the frontline of the independent cinema revolutions

August 25, 2014
Hope, Ted, author.
Berkeley [California] : Soft Skull Press, [2014]
x, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry's most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration. Ted Hope, whose films have garnered 12 Oscar nominations, draws from his own personal experiences working on the early films of Ang Lee, Eddie Burns, Hal Hartley, Michel Gondry, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz and other indie mavericks, relating those decisions that brought him success as well as the occasional failure. Whether navigating negotiations with Harvey Weinstein over final cuts or clashing with high-powered CAA agents over their clients, Hope offers behind-the-scenes stories from the wild and often heated world of low-budget cinema-where art and commerce collide. As mediator between these two opposing interests, Hope offers his unique perspective on how to make movies while keeping your integrity intact and how to create a sustainable business enterprise out of that art while staying true to yourself. Against a backdrop of seismic changes in the indie-film industry, from corporate co-option to the rise of social media, Hope for Film provides not only an entertaining and intimate ride through the ups and downs of the business of art-house movies over the last 25 years, but also hope for its future"-- Provided by publisher.

What I know for sure

August 22, 2014
Winfrey, Oprah.
New York : Flatiron Books, [2014].
x, 228 pages ; 19 cm
"After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years, years in which she retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated program of its kind in history), launched her own television network, became America's only black billionaire, was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, watched friends and colleagues come and go, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, and celebrated milestone birthdays. Throughout it all, she's continued to offer her profound and inspiring words of wisdom in her "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine.Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme--joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power--these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and dynamic, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of wisdom and truth that readers will turn to again and again. "-- Provided by publisher.

I'll be back right after this : my memoir

August 15, 2014
O'Brien, Pat, 1948 February 14--
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xiii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father ... His life was unceremonious--until he was picked up in [a] student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in the late Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs and drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson"-- Provided by publisher.

Much love, Jac

August 13, 2014
Weaver, Jacki, 1947-
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011.
280p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.

I just remembered

August 4, 2014
Reiner, Carl, 1922-
Beverly Hills, CA : Random Content, c2014.
xix, 324 p. : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Sequel to "I Remember Me" in which 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.

Saturday night live : shaping TV comedy and american culture

August 4, 2014
Kaplan, Arie.
Minneapolis., MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
64 pages : some color illustrations ; 24 cm

Taking the lead : lessons from a life in motion

August 1, 2014
Hough, Derek, 1985- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xi, 189 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show "Dancing with the Stars" shares the lessons he has learned on and off the dance floor that helped him embrace and overcome daily challenges, along with behind-the-scenes stories from the show.

Frozen in ice : the story of Walt Disney productions, 1966-1985

August 1, 2014
Arnold, Mark, 1966- author.
592 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Mark Arnold explores the major accomplishments of Walt Disney Productions during the years 1966-1985, paying particular attention to their theatrical film output, but also discussing the various new theme park attractions and the TV shows produced during that period."--Back cover.

Inside The maze runner : the guide to the glade

July 31, 2014
Deets, Veronica.
New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, [2014]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The photo companion to The Maze Runner movie based on the New York Times bestselling series by James Dashner"-- Provided by publisher.

Behind the curtain : an insider's view of Jay Leno's Tonight show

July 24, 2014
Berg, Dave, 1948-
Gretna : Pelican Publishing Company, 2014.
272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Varsity's ultimate guide to cheerleading

July 23, 2014
Webber, Rebecca.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]
142 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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


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