Age of Movies Selected Wirtings

ISBN-10: 1598531093
ISBN-13: 9781598531091
Edition: 2011
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 750
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!, 12th of Never, Alex Cross, Run, Confessions: The Private School Murders, Cross My Heart and The Christmas Wedding. Patterson is the co-author of Guilty Wives (2012) and Mistress (2013) with David Ellis. First Love, co-authored with Emily Raymond, made the New York Times bestseller list in January, 2014. James Patterson co-authored Private L.A. with Mark Sullivan and it made The New York Times Best Seller List in March 2014. Patterson also made The New York Times Best Seller List with Unlucky 13, Invisible, Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile, and children's title Ultimate Showdown, book 5 in the Middle Scholl Series, in 2014.

Introduction
Movies, the Desperate Art
I Lost it at the Movies
The Glamour of Delinquency
The Golden Coach
Shoeshine
Breathless, and the Daisy Miller Doll
West Side Story
Lolita
Jules and Jim
Billy Budd
Yojimbo
Devi
Hud, Deep in the Divided Heart of Hollywood
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Laurence Olivier as Othello
Marlon Brando: An American Hero
Movie Brutalists
Tourist in the City of Youth [Blow-Up]
Movies on Television
Orson Welles: There Ain't No Way [Falstaff/Chimes at Midnight]
Bonnie and Clyde
Going Steady
Movies as Opera [China Is Near]
A Minority Movie [La Chinoise]
Faces
A Sign of Life [Shame]
Trash, Art, and the Movies
Saintliness [Simon of the Desert]
Deeper into Movies
The Bottom of the Pit [Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]
High School
Fellini's "Mondo Trasho" [Fellini Satyricon]
Notes on Heart and Mind
The Poetry of Images [The Conformist]
Pipe Dream [McCabe & Mrs. Miller]
Helen of Troy, Sexual Warrior [The Trojan Women]
Louis Malle's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog [Murmur of the Heart]
Urban Gothic [The French Connection]
The Fall and Rise of Vittorio De Sica [The Garden of the Finzi-Continis]
Stanley Strangelove [A Clockwork Orange]
Alchemy [The Godfather]
Collaboration and Resistance [The Sorrow and the Pity]
Reeling
Tango [Last Tango in Paris]
Pop Versus Jazz [Lady Sings the Blues]
The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book
Days and Nights in the Forest
A Rip-off with Genius [Marilyn]
After Innocence [The Last American Hero]
Everyday Inferno [Mean Streets]
Movieland - The Bums' Paradise [The Long Goodbye]
Moments of Truth [The Iceman Cometh]
Politics and Thrills
Survivor [Sleeper]
Killing Time [Magnum Force]
Cicely Tyson Goes to the Fountain [The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman]
The Used Madonna [The Mother and the Whore]
When the Saints Come Marching In [Lenny]
Fathers and Sons [The Godfather, Part II]
Beverly Hills as a Big Bed [Shampoo]
Coming: Nashville
When the Lights Go Down
The Man from Dream City [Cary Grant]
All for Love [The Story of Adele H.]
Walking into Your Childhood [The Magic Flute]
Notes on the Nihilist Poetry of Sam Peckinpah [The Killer Elite]
The Artist as a Young Comedian [Next Stop, Greenwich Village]
Underground Man [Taxi Driver]
Sparkle
Notes on Evolving Heroes, Morals, Audiences
Hot Air [Network]
Marguerite Duras [The Truck]
A Woman for All Seasons? [Julia]
Shivers [The Fury]
Fear of Movies
Bertrand Blier
The God-Bless-America Symphony [The Deer Hunter]
Pods [Invasion of the Body Snatchers]
Taking It All In
Why Are Movies So Bad? or, The Numbers
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
The Man Who Made Howard Hughes Sing [Melvin and Howard]
Used Cars
Religious Pulp, or The Incredible Hulk [Raging Bull]
Atlantic City
Hey, Torquemada [History of the World-Part I]
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Gadgeteer [Blow Out]
Pennies from Heaven
Shoot the Moon
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Up the River [Fitzcarraldo, Burden of Dreams]
Tootsie
Memory [The Night of the Shooting Stars]
State of the Art
A Masterpiece [The Leopard]
The Perfectionist [Yentl]
Golden Kimonos [The Makioka Sisters]
Hooked
Out There and In Here [Blue Velvet]
Irish Voices [The Dead]
The Lady From the Sea [High Tide]
Movie Love
Unreal [Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown]
A Wounded Apparition [Casualties of War]
Satyr [My Left Foot]
The Grifters
Sources and Acknowledgments
Index

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