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Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate, and the Price of a Vision

A must for film aficionados. Fans of Cimino’s will be satisfied that he has been vindicated.

The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned To Act

Butler has produced an essential study of this hugely influential theory and practice of American acting. This work should be in every collection of books on theater and film.

Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through One Singular Career

Fans and detractors alike will find films to revisit and new things to ponder about Cage’s protean career.

Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor’s Journey to Broadway’s Biggest Stage

A powerful book that will appeal to fans of stirring and inspiring memoirs.

Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life

This decade will mark the centenaries of Buster Keaton’s most celebrated features, and Curtis has assembled a biography that will be a go-to source for fans both old and new during the centenary celebration and beyond.

Music and Mystique in Muscle Shoals

Though mired in minutiae and scholarly lingo, Reali’s work successfully shatters misconceptions about soul music and an identifiable Shoals sound and will appeal to academics and music aficionados.

In on the Joke: The Original Queens of Standup Comedy

Levy gives these trailblazers their due, and fans of comedy will adore the snippets of classic banter and long-lost one-liners.

Filmmakers on Film: How They Create, Craft and Communicate

An enjoyable diversion for most, and a useful stepping stone for burgeoning cinephiles.

It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him

Hip-hop and Biggie fans will appreciate the book’s context of his rise to fame and the reminiscences of those closest to him. [See interview, p. 73, and Editors’ Picks, p. 24.]
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