Performing Arts

The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon

Author: Tom Weaver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593936419

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 578

What does Producer: RICHARD GORDON mean to you? If you're a fan of classic horror films, you know he's the only living producer to have worked with the genre's most valuable players Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi--not to mention the Fiend Without a Face, the First Man into Space and other black-and-white beasties of the Fabulous Fifties. If you take your fright flicks on the ghastlier side, you remember his more gory goblins, from the Silicates on the Island of Terror to the mad slasher of the Tower of Evil, and the interstellar shocks delivered by Inseminoid. A master of both worlds, Richard Gordon has been a behind-the-scenes titan of terror for over a half-century, collaborating during his years of active production (1956-1981) with some of the field's most formidable names: Boris and Bela, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Terence Fisher and more. Go on a film-by-film excursion through his cinematic chamber of horrors in this definitive book-length interview....
Performing Arts

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2011

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786469943

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

View: 1750

The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2011. Notables who died include Andy Rooney, Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes commentator; Smokin' Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion; rapper Heavy D; Jane Russell, Hollywood pin-up of 1940s and '50s; and movie legend Elizabeth Taylor. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2011 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future issues.
Fiction

Nuts in May

Author: Richard Gordon

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 1842325000

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 1299

Algernon Brickwood has a son, Teddy, who has been sent down from Oxford and also broken off his engagement to Abigail. Algernon can live without the Oxford connection, but certainly not the family's impending union with the lovely, and rather rich, Abigail. This is an uproarious romp through love, money and a taste for high living.
Fiction

Sie

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053854

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2085

"Das Beste, was Stephen King je geschrieben hat." The New York Times Schriftsteller Paul hat seine Serienheldin Misery sterben lassen. Nach einem Autounfall hält die Krankenschwester Annie – Pauls "größter Fan" – den verletzten Autor gefangen und zwingt ihn weiterzuschreiben. Oscar für Kathy Bates in der Verfilmung "Misery". "Man fühlt sich von Zeile zu Zeile immer mehr hineingezogen, wird süchtig von der Droge Spannung." Die Welt
Fiction

The Horror film

a guide to more than 700 films on videocassette

Author: James J. Mulay

Publisher: Cinebooks

ISBN: 9780933997233

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 8915

Biography & Autobiography

Girl in a Band

Author: Kim Gordon

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230917X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4783

Kim Gordon, Indie-Ikone, Bassistin und Sängerin der legendären Sonic Youth, über ein Leben für die Kunst Sonic Youth war eine der einflussreichsten Alternative-Bands der 1980er- und 1990er-Jahre und Kim Gordon ihr heimlicher Star. Als Bassistin, Sängerin und Songwriterin der Band war sie Vorbild für eine ganze Generation von Frauen. Jetzt erzählt sie ihre Geschichte.Ihre Musik, die sich im Grenzland von Punk, No Wave und Noise-Rock austobte, war nicht zu überhören. Als Kim Gordon und Thurston Moore 1981 in New York die Band Sonic Youth gründeten, lag die Stadt finanziell am Boden, die Kunstszene in den Clubs aber blühte. Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins – für diese und viele andere Bands waren Sonic Youth wichtige Wegbereiter, ihr Einfluss auf die Independent-Szene ist kaum zu überschätzen. Fans und Kritiker lieben die Band für ihren unverwechselbaren Sound und ihre absolute künstlerische Integrität. Kim Gordon und Thurston Moore galten lange Zeit als das Traumpaar des Rock’n’Roll, sie haben eine gemeinsame Tochter. 2011 trennten sich die beiden nach 27-jähriger Ehe und Sonic Youth löste sich auf. Kim Gordon erzählt in ihrem Buch von den Anfängen im New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre, von ihrem Leben als Musikerin, bildende Künstlerin, Modedesignerin und wie das zusammenging mit ihrer Rolle als Ehefrau und Mutter – und vom Schmerz einer Trennung nach fast 30 Jahren Ehe und künstlerischer Zusammenarbeit.
Motion pictures

Time Out Film Guide

Author: Tom Milne,John Pym

Publisher: Time Out

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

View: 4815

Performing Arts

Poverty row horrors!

Monogram, PRC, and Republic horror films of the forties

Author: Tom Weaver

Publisher: McFarland & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 7878

Fiction

Es

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053579

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

View: 5950

Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times
Art, Modern

A Different Man

Peter Howson's Art, from Bosnia and Beyond

Author: Alan Jackson

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 128

View: 9789

Hoping to escape the influences that were sapping his creative strength Peter Howson left the UK for Bosnia in 1992 and started to paint. Alan Jackson's account reveals how Howson came to terms with his talent and developed it in war-torn Bosnia.
Performing Arts

A Theater of Our Own

A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago

Author: Richard Christiansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

View: 639

The former chief critic of the "Chicago Tribune" uses historical records, interviews, and personal memories to chronicle Chicago's theater world from the 1830s to the present day.
Performing Arts

Horror and Science Fiction Films IV

Author: Donald C. Willis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810830554

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 642

View: 5392

This fourth title in a unique series that combines reference and analytical qualities in chronicling the horror and science fiction genres, Horror and Science Fiction Films IV brings the earlier three volumes in the series up to date, concentrating on the period from 1984-1994, as well as updating entries from the previous volumes and adding newly-discovered titles from 1900-1983. Entries in the main list include credits, cast, synopsis, and annotation. The introduction lists 1995 releases in the genres and 1996 releases through the summer, cites the more memorable films in the genres for both the current period and 1900-1984, and serves as an index to key titles in the main list, including long-lost titles such as the -obscure silent Were Tiger and the 1931 The Phantom. Willis includes many films from around the world that are not found in any other English-language film reference work. One appendix provides thumbnail descriptions of problem and peripheral films; another updates entries in the first three books with alternate titles; and a third appendix serves as an index to the approximately 7,000 films listed in the first three volumes in the series as well as in the current volume, thus bringing the total number of films covered in this series to roughly 11,000 titles.
Fiction

Der Jaunt

Story aus Blut

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641193370

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9415

»Da drin ist die Ewigkeit.« Im 24. Jahrhundert gehört Teleportation mithilfe des sogenannten Jaunts zum Alltag. Mark ist auf diese Weise schon oft im Bruchteil von Sekunden weite Distanzen gereist, nun will er seine Frau und die beiden Kinder zum ersten Mal mitreisen lassen – auf den Mars! Während leblose Objekte die Reise völlig unbeschadet überstehen, gibt es bei Lebewesen einen Haken: Sie dürfen dabei nicht bei Bewusstsein sein. Während die Familie auf die Narkose fürs bevorstehende Jaunten wartet, erzählt Mark seinen Kindern zur Beruhigung die Geschichte dieser Technik, die im 20. Jahrhundert erfunden wurde. Wenn er nur hätte ahnen können, was er damit anrichtet. »Der Jaunt« ist No. 31 der Stephen King Story Selection (aus: Blut). Sie umfasst ca. 45 Manuskriptseiten.
Motion pictures

Variety's Film Reviews

1964-1967

Author: Bowker

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835227902

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

View: 373

Fiction

Echopraxia

Roman

Author: Peter Watts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641157536

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2356

Jenseits der Evolution An der Schwelle des zweiundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts hat sich die Menschheit völlig verwandelt. Wissenschaft und Glaube durchdringen einander, genetisch optimierte Menschen können ihr Bewusstsein abschalten, und Evolution ist zum Alltagsprodukt geworden. In dieser Welt ist Daniel Bruks ein lebendes Fossil: ein Biologe, der der Menschheit den Rücken gekehrt hat. Doch dann wird er auf einem Raumschiff ins Zentrum unseres Sonnensystems geschickt – wo auf ihn eine Entdeckung wartet, die den Lauf des Universums ändern wird ...
Performing Arts

I Talked with a Zombie

Interviews with 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-Fi Films and Television

Author: Tom Weaver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452684

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 4314

“I talked with a zombie”—it DOES seem like an odd thing to say! But for more than 25 years, Tom Weaver has been chatting up zombies and many other vintage movie monsters, along with the screenwriters, producers, directors and actors responsible for bringing them to life. In this compilation of interviews, 23 more veterans share their stories—strange, frightening and even a little funny—this time with an increased emphasis on genre television series courtesy of the stars of The Time Tunnel; Rocky Jones, Space Ranger; Tom Corbett, Space Cadet; Planet of the Apes; and The Wild Wild West. The many other interviewees include Tandra Quinn (Mesa of Lost Women), Eric Braeden (Colossus: The Forbin Project), Ann Carter (The Curse of the Cat People), Laurie Mitchell (Queen of Outer Space) and monster music maestro Hans J. Salter.
Performing Arts

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 864

View: 9835

The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.