Like most of the world, John Pearson assumed that James Bond was nothing more than a character in Fleming´s highly charged imagination. He finally became convinced that James Bond was not only real, but actually alive.
This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which Werner Herzog discusses his career from its very beginnings to his most recent productions. Herzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive.
Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios? This book argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well.
Sie waren das Traumpaar Hollywoods, der Klatschpresse, ja der ganzen Welt: Elizabeth Taylor, ´´die schönste Frau unter der Sonne´´, und Richard Burton, ´´the sexiest man alive´´. 1962, auf dem Höhepunkt ihrer Karrieren, lernten sie sich bei den Dreharbeiten zu ´´Cleopatra´´ kennen und lieben. Es folgten eine zehnjährige Ehe, Alkohol-Exzesse, Trennungen, Versöhnungen, Scheidung und erneute Heirat, Triumphe, Oscar-Nominierungen, Spitzengagen und Weltruhm.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! ohn Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 ? January 1, 1997), best known as Townes Van Zandt, was a country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet. Many of his songs, including ´´If I Needed You,´´ ´´To Live Is To Fly,´´ and ´´No Place to Fall´´ are considered standards of their genre. AllMusic has called him ´´one of the greatest country and folk artists of his generation.´´ While alive, Van Zandt was labeled as a cult musician: though he had a small and devoted fanbase, he never had a successful album or single, and even had difficulty keeping his recordings in print. In 1983, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song ´´Pancho and Lefty´´, scoring a number one hit on the Billboard country music charts. Despite achievements like these, the bulk of his life was spent touring various dive bars, often living in cheap motel rooms, backwoods cabins and on friends´ couches.
From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer´s rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms-and staying true to himself Before Mark Morris became ´´the most successful and influential choreographer alive´´ (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited. Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham´s finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp´s virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs´s genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because ´´if you missed anything, you missed everything.´´ This collective, led by Morris´s fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group. Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by The New Yorker´s critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo´s David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative. Out Loud is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris´s memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.
The technical crafts of sound in classical Hollywood cinema have, until recently, remained largely ´unsung´ by histories of the studio era. Yet film sound - voice, music and sound effects - is a crucial aspect of film style and has been key to engaging and holding audiences since the transition to sound by Hollywood´s major studios in 1929. This innovative new text restores sound technicians to Hollywood´s creative history. Exploring a range of films from the early sound period (1931) through to the late studio period (1948), and drawing on a wide range of archival sources, the book reveals how Hollywood´s sound designers worked and why they worked in the ways that they did. The book demonstrates how sound technicians developed conventions designed to tell stories through sound, placing them within the production cultures of studio era filmmaking, and uncovering a history of collective and collaborative creativity. In doing so, it traces the emergence of a body of highly skilled sound personnel, able to apply expert technical knowledge in the science of sound to the creation of cinematic soundscapes that are alive with mood and sensation.
´He achieves the miraculous,´ the sculptor Auguste Rodin wrote of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. ´He embodies all the beauty of classical frescoes and statues´. Like so many since, Rodin recognised that in Nijinsky classical ballet had one of the greatest and most original artists of the twentieth century, in any genre. Immersed in the world of dance from his childhood, he found his natural home in the Imperial Theatre and the Ballets Russes, he had a powerful sponsor in Sergei Diaghilev - until a dramatic and public failure ended his career and set him on a route to madness. As a dancer, he was acclaimed as godlike for his extraordinary grace and elevation, but the opening of Stravinsky´s The Rite of Spring saw furious brawls between admirers of his radically unballetic choreography and horrified traditionalists. Nijinsky´s story has lost none of its power to shock, fascinate and move. Adored and reviled in his lifetime, his phenomenal talent was shadowed by schizophrenia and an intense but destructive relationship with his lover, Diaghilev. ´I am alive´ he wrote in his diary, ´and so I suffer´. In the first biography for forty years, Lucy Moore examines a career defined by two forces - inspired performance and an equally headline-grabbing talent for controversy, which tells us much about both genius and madness. This is the full story of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century, comparable to the work of Rosamund Bartlett or Sjeng Scheijen.
The official, fully illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the first two seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon´s bestselling Outlander novels. It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon´s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed. Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide, which reveals that it takes a village (or perhaps a Scottish isle) to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes. Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation, The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen. In exclusive interviews, the show´s stars, including Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction´s most beloved characters-and satisfying the high expectations of devoted Outlander readers. Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers´ room, shares his crew´s travels to the authentic overseas locations, and chronicles the brainstorming, building, breakneck pacing, and boundless energy that make everything from the show´s architecture to its outfits period-perfect. In addition, the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors, providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour. Best of all, The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs-including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters´ grandeur and up-close personal portraits. Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon herself, this magnificent insider´s look at the world of the Outlander TV series is the companion all fans will want by their side.