📒 The Big Goodbye by Sam Wasson

Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Flatiron Books
ISBN_10 : 9781250301833
Copyright Year : 2020-02-04
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story, The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for Sam Wasson: "Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities...More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it." - The New Yorker "Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly." - Hilton Als

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📒 The Big Goodbye by Michael Lister

Genre : Fiction
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 1888146788
Copyright Year : 2011-09-01
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In 1940's Panama City, Florida, the growing panhandle paradise is doing its part for the war. Wealthy banker Harry Lewis is running for mayor, unaware his wife, Lauren, has a secret to hide and is running for her life. "The Big Goodbye" is Florida noir at its finest.

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📒 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780394757681
Copyright Year : 1992
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An encounter with a drunk brings both adventure and trouble to a cynical middle-aged private detective

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Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Aurum Press Limited
ISBN_10 : 9781845136550
Copyright Year : 2011-09-25
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DIV Before Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn was still a little-known actress with few film roles to speak of; after it – indeed, because of it - she was one of the world’s most famous fashion, style and screen icons. It was this film that matched her with Hubert de Givenchy’s “little black dress”. Meanwhile, Truman Capote’s original novel is itself a modern classic selling huge numbers every year, and its high-living author of perennial interest. Now, this little book tells the story of how it all happened: how Audrey got the role (for which at first she wasn’t considered, and which she at first didn’t want); how long it took to get the script right; how it made Blake Edwards’ name as a director after too many trashy films had failed to; and how Henry Mancini’s soundtrack with its memorable signature tune ‘Moon River’ completed the irresistible package. This is the story of how one shy, uncertain, inexperienced young actress was persuaded to take on a role she at first thought too hard-edged and amoral – and how it made Audrey Hepburn into gamine, elusive Holly Golightly in the little black dress - and a star for the rest of her life. /div

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780743476577
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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With the release of the hit feature Star Trek: Nemesis this is the perfect opportunity to update this book with all of the Star movies featuring The Next Generation cast! Here is the complete official guide to every episode of the television adventures of the Starship Enterprise and all four of the major motion pictures from Star Trek Generations to latest Star Trek: Nemesis. This companion is a compendium of information including plot summaries and credits for each show and motion picture, as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into creation of The Next Generation. Take a glimpse into the shows incredible seven-year run where it reigned at the very top of the syndicated television ratings. Illustrated with more than 150 black and white photographs, this is the official reference guide to Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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📒 The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Little, Brown
ISBN_10 : 9780316225953
Copyright Year : 2016-11-01
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER Notable Book of 2016 --Washington Post 10 Favorite Books of 2016 -- Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times 10 Best Mysteries of 2016 -- Adam Woog, Seattle Times Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it? Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story--and finds uncanny links to his own past--he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth. At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced. Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly "continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle" (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

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📒 Fosse by Sam Wasson

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN_10 : 9780547999227
Copyright Year : 2013-11-05
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Now the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams with Lin-Manuel Miranda executive producing. “Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colorful firsthand tales.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times “Fascinating . . . Wasson has taken complete control of his subject.” — Wall Street Journal The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment. His signature style would influence generations of performing artists. Yet in spite of Fosse’s innumerable—including Cabaret, Pippin, All That Jazz, and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever—his offstage life was shadowed by deep wounds and insatiable appetites. To craft this richly detailed account, best-selling author Sam Wasson has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, Fosse is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywood’s most complex and dynamic icons. “Spellbinding.” —Entertainment Weekly “Impeccably researched.” —Vanity Fair An NPR Best Book of the Year

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📒 Good Bye To All That by Robert Graves

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN_10 : 9780141395272
Copyright Year : 2014-05-01
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"There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing." This is the original version of Robert Graves's intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches. 'We see the dark heart of the book even more clearly, and hear it beating even more loudly, in this original edition than we do in the comparatively careful and considered terms of the later one' Andrew Motion 'One of the most candid self-portraits, warts and all, ever painted' TLS

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📒 The Wrong Goodbye by Chris F. Holm

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
ISBN_10 : 9780857662224
Copyright Year : 2012-09-25
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Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls. Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance - provided he can stick to the straight and narrow. Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul Sam's sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight-and-narrow pretty quick. File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Missing | Soul Provider | Call Collect | Demon Child ] From the Paperback edition.

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📒 The Deep Blue Good By by John Dann MacDonald

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
ISBN_10 : 9780812983920
Copyright Year : 2013
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He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half....

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