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On the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography of his early years—from his first forays in theater and radio to the inspiration and making of Citizen Kane.In the history of American popular culture, there is no more dramatic story—no swifter or loftier ascent to the pinnacle of success and no more tragic downfall—than that of Orson Welles. In this magisterial biography, Patrick McGilligan brings young Orson into focus as never before. He chronicles Welles’s early life growing up in Wisconsin and Illinois as the son of an alcoholic industrialist and a radical suffragist and classical musician, and the magical early years of his career, including his marriage and affairs, his influential friendships, and his artistic collaborations.The tales of his youthful achievements were so colorful and improbable that Welles, with his air of mischief, was often thought to have made them up. Now after years of intensive research, McGilligan sorts out fact from fiction and reveals untold, fully documented anecdotes of Welles’s first exploits and triumphs, from starring as a teenager on the Gate Theatre stage in Dublin and bullfighting in Sevilla, to his time in the New York theater and his fraught partnership with John Houseman in the Mercury Theatre, to his arrival in Hollywood and the making of Citizen Kane. Filled with intriguing new insights and startling revelations—including the surprising true origin and meaning of “Rosebud”—Young Orson is a fascinating look at the creative development and influences that shaped this legendary artistic genius.

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9780062112484 | Harpercollins, November 17, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: On the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography of his early years—from his first forays in theater and radio to the inspiration and making of Citizen Kane.

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9780062112491 | Reprint edition (Perennial, November 15, 2016), cover price $18.99

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9781504660594 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 15, 2015), cover price $64.95 | About this edition: [Read by Keith Szarabajka] For the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography of his early years -- from his first forays in theater and radio to the inspiration and making of Citizen Kane.
9781504660587 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 15, 2015), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: [Read by Keith Szarabajka] For the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography of his early years -- from his first forays in theater and radio to the inspiration and making of Citizen Kane.

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Product Description: The screenwriter, innovative animator, highly acclaimed visionary film director, and only non-British member of Monty Python offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating memoir illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive...read more

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9780062380746 | Harper Design Intl, October 20, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The screenwriter, innovative animator, highly acclaimed visionary film director, and only non-British member of Monty Python offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating memoir illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive.

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9780062563637 | Reprint edition (Harper Design Intl, September 27, 2016), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The screenwriter, innovative animator, highly acclaimed visionary film director, and only non-British member of Monty Python offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating memoir illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive.

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Product Description: For the casual film fan, Henry Hathaway is not a household name. But in a career that spanned five decades, Hathaway directed an impressive number of films and guided many actors and actresses to some their most acclaimed performances...read more

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9781442269774 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: For the casual film fan, Henry Hathaway is not a household name.

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Product Description: Celebrated as Pixar's "Chief Creative Officer," John Lasseter is a revolutionary figure in animation history and one of today's most important filmmakers. Lasseter films from Luxo Jr. to Toy Story and Cars 2 highlighted his gift for creating emotionally engaging characters...read more

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9780252040153 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Celebrated as Pixar's "Chief Creative Officer," John Lasseter is a revolutionary figure in animation history and one of today's most important filmmakers.

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9780252081644 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 15, 2016, cover price $22.00

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Product Description: Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled...read more
By Richard Dreyfuss (foreword by)

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9780825307423 | Beaufort Books, April 16, 2015, cover price $24.95
9780398053642, titled "Communication Skills for Visually Impaired Learners" | Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, January 1, 1987, cover price $55.95 | also contains Communication Skills for Visually Impaired Learners

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9780825308277 | Reprint edition (Beaufort Books, May 2, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled.

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Product Description: A man of many film firsts, James Stuart Blackton promoted motion pictures as a mass commercial medium by creating the first true movie studio, adopting the star system, pioneering film animation, and publishing Motion Picture Magazine, one of the first film periodicals...read more

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9781442242586 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 15, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A man of many film firsts, James Stuart Blackton promoted motion pictures as a mass commercial medium by creating the first true movie studio, adopting the star system, pioneering film animation, and publishing Motion Picture Magazine, one of the first film periodicals.

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Product Description: Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their complete work so far, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with a reassessment of their remarkable career as a whole...read more

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9781628725667 | 2 edition (Arcade Pub, January 5, 2016), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).
9781560252542 | Da Capo Pr, September 7, 2000, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Blood Simple, Barton Fink, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Fargo, Hudsucker Proxy, and The Big Lebowski - moviegoers either love the Coen brothers or they hate them.

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Product Description: In Hitchcock's Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock's body size and his cinema. Whereas most critics and biographers of the great director are content to consign his large figure and larger appetite to colorful anecdotes of his private life, McKittrick argues that our understanding of Hitchcock's films, his creative process, and his artistic mind are incomplete without considering his lived experience as a fat man...read more

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9781501311659 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 14, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: In Hitchcock's Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock's body size and his cinema.

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Product Description: "The rainman gave me two curesAnd he said, ‘Just jump right in.’The one was Texas MedicineAnd the other was railroad gin.And like a fool I mixed themAnd they strangled up my mindNow people just get uglierAnd I have no sense of time...read more

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9781619024960 | Counterpoint, April 14, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: "The rainman gave me two curesAnd he said, ‘Just jump right in.

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9781619027077 | Counterpoint, December 15, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "The rainman gave me two curesAnd he said, ‘Just jump right in.
9780393002102, titled "Heavenly Mansions" | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 1963, cover price $13.95 | also contains Heavenly Mansions | About this edition: Otto ridicules his sister for eating so much and having a pot belly, but the time comes when he appreciates her foraging abilities and fearlessness.

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9781511316972 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, January 19, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: "The rainman gave me two curesAnd he said, ‘Just jump right in.

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Product Description: (Book). Sinister Urge is the first in-depth, career-spanning biography of heavy-metal musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie. Born Robert Cummings in 1965, Zombie is now as well known for his movies as he is for his music, which he has released and performed both as a solo artist and as part of his early band White Zombie...read more

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9781617136160 | Backbeat Books, September 1, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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9781504660570, titled "Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 15, 2015), cover price $140.00

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Product Description: He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale, influenced by German expressionism and the work of the great European directors. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting, and the actors’ positions for each scene, translating dramatic conventions of the stage to the new capabilities of film...read more

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9780375424724 | Pantheon Books, November 17, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale, influenced by German expressionism and the work of the great European directors.

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9781250047267 | St Martins Pr, November 3, 2015, cover price $27.99

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Product Description: Silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks was an absolute charmer. Irrepressibly vivacious, he spent his life leaping over and into things, from his early Broadway successes to his marriage to the great screen actress Mary Pickford to the way he made Hollywood his very own town...read more

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9781613734049 | Chicago Review Pr, October 1, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks was an absolute charmer.

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Product Description: Marilyn Ann Moss’s Giant examines the life of one of the most influential directors to work in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s. George Stevens directed such popular and significant films as Shane, Giant, A Place in the Sun, and The Diary of Anne Frank...read more

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9780299204303 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, November 15, 2004, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: George Stevens directed such popular and significant films as Shane, Giant, A Place in the Sun, and The Diary of Anne Frank.

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9780299204341 | Reprint edition (Univ of Wisconsin Pr, August 4, 2015), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Marilyn Ann Moss’s Giant examines the life of one of the most influential directors to work in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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Product Description: An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration...read more

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9781619023321 | Soft Skull Pr, August 5, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration.

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Product Description: Carsick is the New York Times bestselling chronicle of a cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdoJohn Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers...read more

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9780374535452 | Reprint edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 12, 2015), cover price $15.00 | also contains Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America | About this edition: Carsick is the New York Times bestselling chronicle of a cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdoJohn Waters is putting his life on the line.
9780380798896, titled "Tenacious Miss Tammerlane" | Avon Books, April 1, 1982, cover price $2.25 | also contains Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, Tenacious Miss Tammerlane | About this edition: 1 SOFTCOVER BOOK

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Product Description: “Highly recommended” (Library Journal): The only full-length biography of legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise, Ninotchka, and The Shop Around the Corner.In this groundbreaking biography of Ernst Lubitsch, undeniably one of the most important and influential film directors and artists of all time, critic and biographer Scott Eyman, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller John Wayne, examines not just the films Lubitsch created, but explores as well the life of the man, a life full of both great successes and overwhelming insecurities...read more

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9780387592756, titled "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Tropical Forests" | Springer Verlag, June 1, 1996, cover price $42.01 | also contains Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Tropical Forests | About this edition: Although biologists have directed much attention to estimating the extent and causes of species losses, the consequences for ecosystem functioning have been little studied.
9780671749361 | Simon & Schuster, November 1, 1993, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Presents the life of one of Hollywood's greatest filmmmakers, creator of such classics as 'To Be or Not To Be' and the only director to run a major studio--Paramount

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9781501103810 | Reissue edition (Simon & Schuster, April 21, 2015), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: “Highly recommended” (Library Journal): The only full-length biography of legendary film director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise, Ninotchka, and The Shop Around the Corner.
9780801865589 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 30, 2000, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: When movie lovers speak of the "Lubitsch touch," they refer to a singular sense of style and taste, humor and humanity, that suffused the films of one of Hollywood's greatest directors.

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Product Description: An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration...read more
By Ted Hope and Anthony Kaufman (contributor)

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9781593766092 | Soft Skull Pr, April 14, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry’s most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration.

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Product Description: "There's no way I'm going to end a movie on a negative note." - John Hughes He allegedly wrote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in four days, Planes, Trains and Automobiles in three days, The Breakfast Club in two days, and Vacation in a week...read more
By Chris Columbus (foreword by) and Kirk Honeycutt

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9781631060229 | Race Point Pub, March 25, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: "There's no way I'm going to end a movie on a negative note.

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