The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies: Toby Talbot
Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of San Francisco´s legendary American Conservatory Theater, pens a lively and revealing memoir of her 20-plus years at the helm and delivers a provocative and impassioned manifesto for the role of live theater in today´s technology-infused world. Perloff´s personal and professional journey - her life as a woman in a male-dominated profession, as a wife and mother, a playwright, director, producer, arts advocate, and citizen in a city erupting with enormous change - is a compelling, entertaining story for anyone interested in how theater gets made. She offers a behind-the-scenes perspective, including her intimate working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers, including Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Robert Wilson, David Strathairn, and Olympia Dukakis. Whether reminiscing about her turbulent first years as a young woman taking over an insolvent theater in crisis and transforming it into a thriving, world-class performance space, or ruminating on the potential for its future, Perloff takes on critical questions about arts education, cultural literacy, gender disparity, leadership, and power. Carey Perloff is an award-winning playwright, theater director, and the artistic director of the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco since 1992. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carey Perloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026745/bk_adbl_026745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin´s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of ´´the trial of the century.´´ Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Praise for The Run of His Life ´´This is the book to read.´´-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ´´This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world´s attention.´´-Boston Sunday Globe ´´A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.´´-Entertainment Weekly ´´A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.´´-USA Today ´´Engrossing . . . Toobin´s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.´´-People (one of the top ten books of the year)
The list of films Irwin Winkler has produced in his more-than-50-year career is extraordinary: Rocky, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Creed . His films have been nominated for 52 Academy Awards, includingfive movies for Best Picture, and have won 12. And Winkler is still working . Creed II, starring MichaelB. Jordan, opens this fall, followed by Martin Scorsese´s The Irishman , a major mafia saga for Netflixstarring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. In A Life in Movies , his charming and insightful memoir, Winkler tells the stories of his careerthrough his many films as a producer and then as a writer and director, charting the changes inHollywood over the past decades. Winkler started in the famous William Morris mailroom and made hisfirst film-starring Elvis-in the last days of the old studio system. Beginning in the late 1960s, and thenfor decades to come, he produced a string of provocative andinfluential films, making him one of the most critically lauded,prolific, and commercially successfulproducers of his era. This is an engrossing and candid book, a beguilingexploration of what it means to be a producer, from howrights get purchased and scripts developed to actors cast,directors managed, film edited, and awards won. Filled withtales of legendary and beloved films, as well as some not-so-legendaryand forgotten ones, A Life in Movies takes readersbehind the scenes and into the history of Hollywood.Irwin Winkler is an American film producer, writer, and director. He is the recipient of numerous American and international honors.
With BREAKING BAD, Bryan Cranston created moments that had the world on the edge of their seats and coined catchphrases that became famous all over the globe. Now, at last, we can learn of the man behind one of TV´s most successful programmes ever. Bryan Cranston´s profile has skyrocketed, due to his portrayal of chemistry teacher turned drug manufacturer Walter White, for five seasons in the award-winning BREAKING BAD. For the first time readers can discover how he beat off competition from Matthew Broderick and Steve Zahn for the role, to stories about the cast and life after Walter. Told with honesty and intrigue this will be Bryan´s first - and - definitive autobiography. It is the ultimate book for the fans of BREAKING BAD.
David Attenborough is one of the most influential and admired figures in English television. Abroad there are people just as remarkable, journeys up tropical rivers, to the interior of New Guinea or the Australian outback, dragons, birds of paradise, flying snakes and walls of cockroaches.
An entertaining and inspiring behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, told in the words of beloved actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi, shortly before he passed away.
Die Reaktionen auf den Tod Patrick Swayzes waren weltweit von überwältigender Anteilnahme. Kollegen, Freunde und Millionen Fans huldigten dem Schauspieler, dem mit »Dirty Dancing« der internationale Durchbruch gelang. Zusammen mit seiner großen Liebe Lisa Niemi hat er sein Leben aufgeschrieben: Er erzählt von seinen Erfolgen, seinen Abstürzen, seiner Sucht, seiner Krankheit. Dieses Buch ist nicht nur beeindruckendes Zeugnis vom Kampf eines Unbeugsamen gegen den tödlichen Krebs. Es ist eine Hommage an die Liebe und das Leben. »Habe ich in dieser Welt ein Zeichen gesetzt? Dieses Buch habe ich geschrieben, um eben dies herauszufinden.« Patrick Swayze