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Edgar Howard Wright is an English director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for his fast-paced and kinetic, satirical genre films, which feature extensive utilization of expressive popular music, Steadicam tracking shots, dolly zooms and a signature editing style that includes transitions, whip pans and wipes.
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Broken Greek
Pete Paphides - 2020-03-05
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'Do you sometimes feel like the music you're hearing is explaining your life to you?' When Pete's parents moved from Cyprus to Birmingham in the 1960s in the hope of a better life, they had no money and only a little bit of English. They opened a fish-and-chip shop in Acocks Green. The Great Western Fish Bar is where Pete learned about coin-oper...
Edgar Wright
Halfway through this book and LOVING it.      source
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150 Glimpses of the Beatles
Craig Brown - 2020-04-02
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This book offers a wide-ranging and kaleidoscopic portrait of the Beatles phenomenon, delving into a vast catalog of heretofore unexamined lore. Part anthropology and part memoir, this humorous, elegiac, and at times madcap take on the Beatles' role in the making of the sixties and of music as we know it is enriched by the recollections of everyone from Tom Hanks to Bruce Springsteen.
Edgar Wright
Adored Craig Brown’s brilliant ‘One Two Three Four: The Beatles In Time’. Funny, fascinating and beautifully structured with many detailed and engrossing tangents. Much like Mark Harris’ book on Mike Nichols, my reading slowed in the last few chapters as it didn’t want it to end.      source
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Roger Bennett
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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away
My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits―Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission
Paul Hirsch - 2021-05-04 (first published in 2019)
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Behind-the-scenes looks at iconic films from the past 50 years come to life in A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away. Oscar-winning film editor Paul Hirsch brings readers into his world, where he worked on films such as Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Mission: Impossible, and Footloose. Hirsch provides insight into creating iconic scenes and behind-the-scenes gossip featuring casting, directing, and scoring decisions. This funny, insightful, and informative book is a must-read for both movie aficionados and casual moviegoers.
Edgar Wright
@PeterAPeel Loved that book.      source
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Susan J. Fowler
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Jews Don’t Count
David Baddiel - 2021-04-20
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This compelling book tackles an often-overlooked topic: the history of anti-Semitism. Comedian and writer David Baddiel argues that those fighting against racism, homophobia, transphobia, and disablism have missed an important subject. In this thought-provoking read, Baddiel presents his case with a unique combination of jokes, personal experience, and reasoning. Discover why, in a world focused on minority rights, Jews don’t count as a real minority.
Edgar Wright
Will add to the chorus of great reviews for @Baddiel's 'Jews Don't Count'; a fascinating, thought provoking and thorough account of the biases, blind spots and hypocrisies of progressives. The book is literally a longer conversation than what can be said on Twitter. A must read.      source
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Mike Nichols
A Life
Mark Harris - 2021-02-02
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Explore the incredible life of one of America's greatest creative minds in this magnificent biography. From immigrant origins and a childhood of hardship to becoming a Hollywood powerhouse, this book delves deep into the dazzling highs and devastating lows of an artist in motion. With interviews from 250 of his closest collaborators and friends, this is a comprehensive and intimate portrait of a man who left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. A triumph of the biographer's art.
Edgar Wright
NB. This book, along with 'Five Came Back' and 'Pictures At A Revolution' prove that @MarkHarrisNYC is one of the very best writers on film, and I just want him to live forever so he can write all the film books.      source
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Susan J. Fowler
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Five Came Back
A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Mark Harris - 2014-02-27
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Discover how World War II changed Hollywood and how Hollywood changed World War II through the stories of five legendary film directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Author Mark Harris recounts their experiences on the front lines and behind the scenes, showing how the war divided their lives and the history of Hollywood into before and after. Five Came Back offers a remarkable look at Hollywood's relationship with Washington, its role in shaping America's mindset during the war, and its transformation on both a human and industry level.
Edgar Wright
NB. This book, along with 'Five Came Back' and 'Pictures At A Revolution' prove that @MarkHarrisNYC is one of the very best writers on film, and I just want him to live forever so he can write all the film books.      source
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Adventures with Extremists
Jon Ronson - 2003-01-07 (first published in 2001)
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In Them, journalist Jon Ronson delves into the world of extremist groups, exploring their shared belief that a secret elite control the world. Ronson joins these groups on their search for the elusive secret room, encountering dangerous figures like the PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and survivors of Ruby Ridge. Ronson's investigations reveal unsettling insights about the world of "Us" and "Them". A fascinating and thought-provoking read.
Edgar Wright
'Them: Adventures With Extremists' by @jonronson is 20 this year. I'm not sure there's been a non-fiction book that was more of an ominous bellwether of what was to come... Required reading then, and shockingly ahead of its time, now.      source
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Nigella Lawson
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Rebel without a Crew
Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Robert Rodriguez - 1996-09-01 (first published in 1995)
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Discover the inspiring story of a renegade filmmaker who created a masterpiece on a shoestring budget in Rebel Without a Crew. In this guide, Robert Rodriguez shares his revolutionary techniques for making movies, including the strategies he used to create his debut film, El Mariachi. This book is a must-read for anyone with a passion for filmmaking and a desire to learn independent production, direction, and screenwriting. Included in the appendix is 'The Ten Minute Film Course,' a comprehensive guide that teaches you how to save thousands of dollars on film school and make your movie dreams a reality.
Edgar Wright
@paniq Great book. What really inspired me to pick up a camera and start making shorts was this UK doc back in 1988...      source
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Clive Barker's Books of Blood
Clive Barker - 2001-03-01 (first published in 1985)
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Experience the surrealistic terror of a master storyteller with dark and imaginative tales. Clive Barker's Books of Blood mix reality and horror for a unique reading experience. The Inhuman Condition is a masterwork that recounts tragedy with pragmatism, evoking both revulsion and delight. With stories including The Body Politic, Revelations, and The Age of Desire, be prepared to be inspired to panic rather than dread.
Edgar Wright
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
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Books of Blood Volume V
Clive Barker - 2001-02-01 (first published in 1985)
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This book is a collection of terrifying and groundbreaking stories that revolutionized the worlds of horrific and fantastical fiction. The author maps the boundless domains of the human imagination, revealing a profound sense of terror and overwhelming dread through stories that feature businessmen encountering beautiful and seductive women and a young woman researching a city slum. Get ready to be subversively and insightfully transported to otherworldly and all-too-real places through this fifth volume of the Books of Blood.
Edgar Wright
@jamie_graham9 I loved the Books Of Blood.      source
Seduction by Karina Longworth
The Show That Never Ends by David Weigel
Caddyshack by Chris Nashawaty
Dolce Vita Confidential by Shawn Levy
David Bowie by Dylan Jones
Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman
Hard-Boiled Hollywood by Jon Lewis
Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Blitzed by Norman Ohler
Lonely Boy by Steve Jones
Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Tinseltown by William J. Mann
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses by Chris Nashawaty
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Buzz by Jeffrey Spivak
Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday by Kim "Howard" Johnson
Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris
Who the Hell's in It by Peter Bogdanovich
Black Hole by Charles Burns
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
On Writing by Stephen King
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy
Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
Books of Blood by Clive Barker
Books of Blood Volume Two by Clive Barker (Signed)
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The Books of Blood - Volume 6 by Clive Barker
Members Only by Paul Willetts