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    The Complete Book of Les Misérables
    By Edward Behr
    (Arcade Publishing)
    After opening on October 5, 1985, Les Misérables remains the world’s longest running and most beloved musical. Productions have played in 319 cities across forty-two countries, it has won more than a hundred major theatre awards, including an Olivier, Tony, and Grammy, and it has seen by an estimated... [READ MORE]
    Stanley Kubrick and Me
    Thirty Years at His Side
    By Emilio D'Alessandro, With Filippo Ulivieri, Translated by Simon Marsh
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This intimate portrait by his former personal assistant and confidante reveals the man behind the legendary filmmaker—for the first time. Stanley Kubrick, the director of a string of timeless movies from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove to A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, and others,... [READ MORE]
    A Life
    By Stephen Weissman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema,” wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short his father’s flourishing career, and his beloved mother first lost her voice, then her mind, to... [READ MORE]
    Cary Grant
    Dark Angel
    By Geoffrey Wansell
    (Arcade Publishing)
    His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this... [READ MORE]
    Allan, Burning: A Novel
    By Donald Everett Axinn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Happily married with two beautiful children, successful architect and avid amateur aviator Allan Daniels finds his life plummeting into a nightmare when his wife suddenly announces that she wants a separation, maybe a divorce. Then, two days later, as he is piloting a seaplane from Long Island to Key... [READ MORE]
    The Cinema of Cruelty
    From Buñuel to Hitchcock
    By André Bazin, Edited by François Truffaut
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Perhaps the single most important voice of cinema in the twentieth century, André Bazin profoundly influenced the development of the scholarship that we know now as film criticism. Bazin has acutely analyzed the cinematic values of our time, extending to his international audiences “the impact of art... [READ MORE]
    The Coen Brothers, Second Edition
    By Ronald Bergan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their complete work so far, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with a reassessment of... [READ MORE]
    My Life in Film
    By Ingmar Bergman, Translated by Marianne Ruuth, Introduction by Woody Allen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned forty years as he produced more than fifty films, many of which are considered classics. When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them. Resorting to scripts and working notebooks, and especially to memory, he comments, brilliantly... [READ MORE]
    Audrey Hepburn
    A Charmed Life
    By Robyn Karney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    With 177 superb photographs, Audrey Hepburn is a sumptuous celebration of Hepburn as a beloved fashion icon and actress. Karney tells the story of Hepburn’s life, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, through her early aspirations to become a ballet dancer, the instant and universal acclaim of... [READ MORE]
    Jimmy Stewart
    A Wonderful Life
    By Jonathan Coe
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and, of course, It’s A Wonderful Life are far more than mere movies; they are visions of America as... [READ MORE]
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