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Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the "wild and crazy guy" with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation's most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin's creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagination from his early standup days, starting in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and emphasizing his more recent creative outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, composer, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it's like trying to condense 10 years of experience into 20 minutes of new material,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says. “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don't know what you're going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That's the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don't censor yourself―just remember you can always throw it away that's when the good stuff comes out.” The selected materials consist not only of pieces focused primarily on Martin's writings, but also broader profiles and conversations that help explain Martin's development as a writer within the larger context of his many other accomplishments, talents, and performance skills.
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

Hardcover:

9781628461138 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 18, 2014, cover price $85.00

Paperback:

9781628461251 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business.

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Product Description: This revised and updated edition gathers interviews and profiles covering the entire forty-five year span of Woody Allen's career as a filmmaker, including detailed discussions of his most popular as well as his most critically acclaimed works...read more
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

Hardcover:

9781628466935 | Rev upd edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 23, 2016), cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This revised and updated edition gathers interviews and profiles covering the entire forty-five year span of Woody Allen's career as a filmmaker, including detailed discussions of his most popular as well as his most critically acclaimed works.

Paperback:

9781496804457 | Rev upd edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 29, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This revised and updated edition gathers interviews and profiles covering the entire forty-five-year span of Woody Allen's career as a filmmaker, including detailed discussions of his most popular as well as his most critically acclaimed works.

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Clint Eastwood (b. 1930) is the only popular American dramatic star to have shaped his own career almost entirely through films of his own producing, frequently under his own direction; no other dramatic star has directed himself so often. He is also one of the most prolific active directors, with thirty-three features to his credit since 1971. As a star, he is often recalled primarily for two early roles―the “Man with No Name” of three European-made Westerns, and the uncompromising cop “Dirty” Harry Callahan. But on his own as a director, Eastwood has steered a remarkable course. A film industry insider who works through the established Hollywood system and respects its traditions, he remains an outsider by steadfastly refusing to heed cultural and aesthetic trends in film production and film style. His films as director have examined an eclectic variety of themes, ranging from the artist's life to the nature of heroism, while frequently calling into question the ethos of masculinity and his own star image. Yet they have remained accessible to a popular audience worldwide. With two Best Director and two Best Picture Oscars to his credit, Eastwood now ranks among the most highly honored living filmmakers. These interviews range over the more than four decades of Eastwood's directorial career, with an emphasis on practical filmmaking issues and his philosophy as a filmmaker. Nearly a third are from European sources―several appearing here in English for the first time.
By Kathie Coblentz (editor) and Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

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9781617036620 | Rev upd edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 20, 2012), cover price $65.00 | also contains Clint Eastwood: Interviews | About this edition: Clint Eastwood (b.
9780756766979 | Diane Pub Co, April 1, 1999, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Like few other stars, Clint Eastwood has shaped his own career by appearing almost exclusively in films he produced or co-produced, frequently under his own direction.

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9781617036637 | Rev upd edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 20, 2012), cover price $25.00 | also contains Clint Eastwood: Interviews

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Product Description: Charles Burnett (b. 1944) is a groundbreaking African American filmmaker and one of this country's finest directors, yet he remains largely unknown. His films, most notably Killer of Sheep (1977) and To Sleep with Anger (1990), are considered classics, yet few filmgoers have seen them or heard of Burnett...read more
By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

Hardcover:

9781604739497 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 1, 2011), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Charles Burnett (b.

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By Robert E. Kapsis (editor)

Hardcover:

9781604731170 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 1, 2008, cover price $50.00

Paperback:

9781604731187 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, December 1, 2008, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Book by

Hardcover:

9780253214270, titled "Multimedia Hitchcock Dvd-Rom: The Master and His Legacy™100 Years" | Indiana Univ Pr, December 1, 2001, cover price $150.00 | also contains Marco Polo Paris

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Product Description: From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist. Although his thrillers were immensely popular, and Hitchcock himself courted reviewers, he was, for many years, regarded as no more than a master craftsman...read more

Hardcover:

9780226424873 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 1, 1992, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist.

Paperback:

9780226424897 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1990, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist.

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