New Yorker film critic David Denby considers the future of America's troubled movie industry. He explores film as both an art and a business, tackling topics from the "fandom" phenomenon and the work of critics James Agee and Pauline Kael to the global marketplace's increasing demands for spectacle and digitalization.
The comedian offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the perils and pitfalls of being himself.
Offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than thirteen thousand DVD titles, along with information on performers, ratings, running times, plots, and helpful features.
Presents more than 100 of the photographer's best images from 1972 through 2011 that document the country music scene in Nashville, from the Grand Ole Opry to dive bars and featuring legends Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ralph Stanley and Tammy Wynette.
Including an A-Z list of entries of the masters of melancholy, this compendium of the greatest sad songs and artists of the modern era is accompanied by essays that explain the power of particular songs and artists, the particular types of sad music and their effects on the listener.
The life and career of the most recognized and beloved folk musician of the twentieth century are recalled here, with details of his hobo days as well as his marriage, his "subversive" activities, and his eventual death from Huntingdon's Disease. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The first full biography of George Szell, one of the greatest orchestra and opera conductors of the twentieth century. From child prodigy pianist and composer to world-renowned conductor, Szell's career spanned seven decades, and he led most of the great orchestras and opera companies of the world.
With rare photographs, a removable poster, and original interviews with many music icons, an account of the creation of America's most celebrated folk song also details Guthrie's journey from Oklahoma to New York in 1940.
An exploration of American culture celebrates subjects ranging from the birth of the soap opera and the obsessiveness of modern fandom to the outing of gay church members and the influence of German exiles.
The lead singer for the band The Selecter looks back on 30 years in the male-dominated music industry, and recounts more personal stories — about being mixed-race, being adopted by a white couple, and tracing her biological roots.