Описание: Stefan Kanfer, acclaimed biographer of Lucille Ball and Groucho Marx, now gives us the definitive life of Marlon Brando, seamlessly intertwining the man and the work to give us a stunning and illuminating appraisal. Beginning with Brando’s turbulent childhood, Kanfer follows him to New York where he made his star-making Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at age twenty-three. Brando then decamped for Hollywood, and Kanfer looks at each of Brando’s films over the years—from The Men in 1950 to The Score in 2001—offering deft and insightful analysis of his sometimes brilliant, sometimes baffling performances.
And, finally, Kanfer brings into focus Brando’s self-destructiveness, ambivalence toward his craft, and the tragedies that shadowed his last years.
Автор: Kanfer Stefan Название: Somebody ISBN: 0571244130 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571244133 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1015 р. Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление.
Описание: Marlon Brando will never cease to fascinate us: for his triumphs as an actor as well as his disasters; for the power of the screen portrayals he gave. This title examines each of Brando`s films. It brings into focus Brando`s self-destructiveness, his lifelong dissembling, his deeply ambivalent feelings towards his chosen vocation.
In this comprehensive biography of one of the great movie icons of our time, Stefan Kanfer, the acclaimed biographer of Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, and Marlon Brando, illuminates the life and career of Humphrey Bogart. Along the way, Kanfer gives us a wide-reaching cultural appraisal of the movies many of us know and love as masterpieces of American cinema: The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, and countless others. He appraises each of the films with an unfailing critical eye, weaving in lively accounts of behind-the-scenes fun and friendships, including, of course, the great love story of Bogart and Lauren Bacall. What emerges in these pages is a portrait of a great Hollywood life, and the final word on why there can only ever be one Bogie.
Автор: Kanfer Stefan Название: Ball of Fire ISBN: 0571220312 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571220311 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 923 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: To viewers worldwide Ball remains the ultimate screwball housewife, getting in and out of outlandish scrapes with hilarious finesse. Stefan Kanfer's biography
looks behind the image, tracing Ball's comedic genius to its beginnings in a lonely childhood in upstate New York. En route Kanfer chronicles the runaway success of the sitcom I Love
Lucy, the fiery marriage and eventual split from Desi - the Cuban bandleader who made her famous - and Ball's struggles to manage both a business empire and her own rebellious
Автор: Kanfer, Stefan Название: Ball of Fire ISBN: 037572771X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375727719 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: As a movie actress Lucille Ball was, in her own words, "queen of the B-pluses." But on the small screen she was a superstar-arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. In this exemplary biography, Stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy's genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life. Ball of Fire gives us Lucy in all her contradictions. Here is the beauty who became a master of knock-down slapstick; the control freak whose comic alter ego thrived on chaos, the worshipful TV housewife whose real marriage ended in public disaster. Here, too, is an intimate view of the dawn of television and of the America that embraced it. Charming, informative, touching. and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the book Lucy's fans have been waiting for.
Автор: Kanfer, Stefan Название: Groucho ISBN: 0375702075 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375702075 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This definitive biography of one of the world's greatest comedians unflinchingly yet affectionately uncovers the man behind the cigar. Here is the amazing career of the man the world recognized as Groucho: the improbable disasters of the vaudeville years; the Marx Brothers, an act so funny W.C. Fields refused to follow it; the unprecedented Broadway success of The Cocoanutsand Animal Crackers; the cinematic triumphs of Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera; and the marvelous come-back career as king of the game show hosts with You Bet Your Life. Here, too, is the man himself: a lonely middle child who aspired to be a doctor; a man who sabotaged three marriages; a father alternately indulgent and cruel. Intelligent and thorough, hilarious and sad, Groucho is a spectacular biography of the century's most influential comedian.
Автор: Kanfer Stefan Название: Tough Without a Gun ISBN: 0571260721 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571260720 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1385 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A Humphrey Bogart comes along only once in a century. This biography includes Bogey`s love affair with the 19-year-old Lauren Bacall, who stole "To Have And Have Not" - and his heart - by lolling in a doorway, tossing insolent remarks and teaching him to put his lips together and whistle.
Описание: From one of our most respected writers on 20th century movies and entertainment, comes a book that is at once the definitive biography of one of the great movie icons of our time, and a wide-reaching cultural appraisal of Bogart's singular legacy.
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