Goal Dust:The Warm and Candid Memoirs of a Pioneer Black Athlete and Actor Woody Strode, Sam Young
Woody Allen has accomplished that which no American filmmaker in the modern era has or perhaps ever will: directing to date 49 films (47 full-length theatrical releases, 1 short film in an anthology, and 1 television film), writing 42 of those films (and co-writing the remaining 7) and acting in 29 of them. Collectively, these films have earned Allen 4 Oscars (1 for Best Director; 3 for Best Screenplay), as well as another 6 Academy Award nominations for Best Director, 13 for Best Screenplay and 1 for Best Actor. Actors, members of his film staff, and his producers have received 7 Oscars and another 20 nominations. All told, his films have garnered 132 awards and another 209 nominations from American and international bodies. Historical Dictionary of Woody Allen contains a chronology, an introduction, a filmography, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on the actors, actresses, cinematographers, editors, designers, and producers he´s worked with as well as his films and awards. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Woody Allen.
¿Existe alguien que no lo considere un genio del cine? Allan Stewart Königsberg, su verdadero nombre, es como la figura condensada de todo el séptimo arte. Además de notable director, es guionista, actor, músico, escritor y ganador del premio Óscar en múltiples ocasiones. Hoy es uno de los personajes más respetados, influyentes y prolíficos de la era moderna. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000013/bk_olst_000013_sample.mp3.
For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific or as paradoxical as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) to Midnight in Paris (2011) and Blue Jasmine (2013), Allen has produced an average of one film a year; yet in many of these movies Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists.In this second edition Peter J. Bailey extends his classic study to consider Allen´s work during the twenty-first century. He illuminates how the director´s decision to leave New York to shoot in European cities such as London, Paris, Rome, and Barcelona has affected his craft. He also explores Allen´s shift toward younger actors and interprets the evolving critical reaction to his films?authoritatively demonstrating why the director´s lifelong project of moviemaking remains endlessly deserving of careful attention.The book is published by University Press of Kentucky.´´Bailey´s rigorous study will please the serious student of film and of 20th-century artistic impression.´´ (Virginia Quarterly Review)´´An important contribution to American film studies.´´ (American Studies)´´Bailey knows Woody Allen´s work backwards and forwards, and his book makes many illuminating connections among the films in the Allen canon.´´ (Christopher Ames, author of Movies About the Movies) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clint Worthington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100207/bk_acx0_100207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s easy to overlook public art — until it suddenly disappears. Recently, Penn State removed its statue of the late football coach Joe Paterno after a huge outcry (both for and against keeping it). Last year, Maine’s governor made the controversial decision to remove a mural that celebrated the labor movement, housed at the state’s Department of Labor. Next, who would have thought that the fresh-faced, dopey bartender on the TV show Cheers would turn into one of the most versatile, prolific actors of his time? Woody Harrelson has played a stone-faced Marine, a porn king, and a sociopathic criminal. He’s just arrived Off-Broadway in two new roles: playwright and director. Then, the pink ribbon has been an incredibly successful piece of marketing for breast cancer research. For cancer survivor Leonor Caraballo, though, it´s supremely annoying. ´´I’ve always hated the color pink,´´ she says. ´´I don’t like the association between the infantilization of pink and women.´´ And finally, growing up in the socially tumultuous 1960s, Jonathan Amsbary wanted to be a lawyer to ´´help America be what it was supposed to be.´´ He idealized TV’s Perry Mason, the righteous defense attorney who stood up for the little guy and always made sure justice was done. [Broadcast Date: August 4, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120804/rt_stud_120804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gene Wilder is one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970s and 1980s in movies. From his work with Woody Allen, to the rich group of movies he made with Mel Brooks, to his partnership on screen with Richard Pryor, Wilder´s performances are still discussed and celebrated today. Kiss Me Like a Stranger is an intimate glimpse of the man behind the image on the screen. In this audiobook, Wilder talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into comedy (his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor) to how a midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. He writes about the creative process on stage and on screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of some of the most iconic movies of our time. Wilder also opens up about his search for love and his marriages, including his marriage to comedienne Gilda Radner. But the core of Kiss Me Like a Stranger is an actor´s search for truth and a thoughtful analysis of why the choices he made, some of them so serendipitous they were practically accidental, changed the course of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000441/bk_aren_000441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor Michael Caine on this edition of Fresh Air. Caine has made over 70 films, from Alfie to Sleuth to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Hannah and Her Sisters. He has worked with such esteemed directors as Brian DePalma, John Huston, and Woody Allen. His autobiography is, What´s It All About? Caine stars in the film The Quiet American based on the Graham Green murder mystery centered on a love triangle set during the French Indochina War in Vietnam around 1952. (Original Broadcast Date: November 17, 1992) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030207/rt_whyy_030207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Hanks is unquestionably one of the finest actors of his generation. With an array of stunning performances to his name, he has an outstanding reputation as one of the world´s greatest leading men. With roles as diverse as Josh in Big and Woody in Toy Story to Chuck Noland in Castaway and Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, this award-winning star is ensured enduring popularity and box-office success. In a career spanning 25 years, Tom Hanks has won hearts the world over and become one of the most popular Hollywood names. An actor and producer, he has starred in almost fifty films; including the big budget thriller The Da Vinci Code. Yet, despite his worldwide success, Tom Hanks remains a mysterious character. Behind the many roles, lies an intensely complex figure. In this wonderful portrait of a dedicated individual, David Gardner looks at Tom Hanks´ life. With insightful interviews with his close friends and family, this book is an intimate look at the much-loved Hollywood star. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Gilligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000051/bk_pros_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actors Edward Norton and Sidney Poitier on this edition of Fresh Air as they both discuss their careers. Norton is co-starring in the film The Score along with Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando. His first major role was in the 1996 film Primal Fear as a quiet, stuttering altar boy accused of a brutal murder. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal. Norton went on to roles in Woody Allen´s Everyone Says I Love You, The People vs. Larry Flint, and Fight Club. He was nominated for an Academy Award again for his role in American History X. Poitier is the leading African-American actor of his generation. He was the first, and so far the only, African-American to win the Academy Award for best actor, which he did in 1963 for his performance in Lilies of the Field. His other films include The Defiant Ones, A Patch of Blue, Guess Who´s Coming to Dinner, and To Sir, With Love. His autobiography is The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography. (Rebroadcast from April 17 and April 18, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010713/rt_whyy_010713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.