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Sonny Bunch

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Sonny Bunch is an American writer, editor, and journalist. He is best known for his interest and work in the film genre. As of 2019, Bunch is the Editor-in-Chief of Cinestate's Rebeller website and regularly contributes to the Washington Post.
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Oscar Wars
A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears
Michael Schulman - 2023-02-21
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Her Becoming Meryl Streep returns with a lively history of the Academy Awards, focusing on the brutal battles, the starry rivalries, and the colorful behind-the-scenes drama. America does not have royalty. It has the Academy Awards. For nine decades, perfectly coiffed starlets, debonair leading men, and p...
Sonny Bunch
Anyway, if you're interested in the history of the Oscars—its origins, the snubs, the nearly psychotic campaigning ushered in by Harvey Weinstein, etc.—you should pick up Michael's book. It's pretty compulsively readable if you're into all this stuff.      источник
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Try Not to Hold It Against Me
Julian Schlossberg, Elaine May - 2023-01-31
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Veteran motion picture, television, and Broadway producer Julian Schlossberg grew up in New York City with an early love of entertainment. As a child, he was an avid fan of radio, film, and the new art of television, and harbored ambitions of meeting his favorite stars one day. Little did he know that in the course of his career, he would not only ...
Sonny Bunch
His book is really interesting, I recommend checking it out. And, as a bonus, it has an intro by the legendary Elaine May, with whom he has worked for decades now.      источник
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Cinema Speculation
Quentin Tarantino - 2022-10-25
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Cinema Speculation is an intellectually rigorous and insightful book focused on key American films from the 1970s. Written by the celebrated filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, the book is a unique and creative exploration of cinema that is both entertaining and informative. Organized around movies that Tarantino saw as a young moviegoer, Cinema Speculation combines film criticism, theory and personal history in a delightful and infectious way.
Sonny Bunch
I kind of loved this book because reading it you hear Tarantino on every page. You read it in the rhythm of his speech.      источник
Sam Freedman
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Hollywood Ending
Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence
Ken Auletta - 2022-07-12
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Explore the dark underbelly of Hollywood with an unflinching examination of the life and career of a powerful mogul. Follow the pursuit of answers to uncover the mysteries behind a film career that left a trail of ruined lives in its wake. Hear from iconic film stars, Miramax employees and board members, old friends and family, and even the person who knew him best. Discover how this predator was able to operate with impunity for so many years, and understand the power that allowed it all to happen. This is not just a story about Harvey Weinstein, it is a shocking true story about Hollywood and power.
Sonny Bunch
I also really cannot recommend Mr. Auletta's book enough. It's great, a searing look at the reasons Weinstein was able to get away with being a monster for so long.      источник
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They Shouldn't Have Killed His Dog
The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun Fu, and the New Age of Action
Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman - 2022-07-19
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Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled ride through the action movie genre with They Shouldn't Have Killed His Dog. This complete oral history of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action takes you behind the scenes of the iconic franchise, exploring the classics that inspired it and the films it inspired. With exclusive interviews with everyone from the cast to the critics, this book breaks down key action sequences and examines the enduring appeal of the action movie. Whether you're a die-hard follower of John Wick or simply a fan of heart-pounding action, this book is a must-read.
Sonny Bunch
And you should definitely pick up Mark and Ed's book, which is really quite good. More than an oral history of JOHN WICK, it's a crash course on ... well, the entirety of action cinema. The whole history of it.      источник
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One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
Wil Haygood - 2021-10-19
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Discover the rich history of Black cinema with this groundbreaking book. From the early days of Hollywood's glorification of the Ku Klux Klan to the rise of Black Panther, this book explores 100 years of Black movies and the civil rights struggles they represented. Author Wil Haygood takes us behind the scenes and on screen to open our eyes to changing social realities and the effects they had on cinema. With appearances from influential figures like Sidney Poitier and Spike Lee, this book is an important, timely read that sheds light on modern American racism.
Sonny Bunch
This was a really interesting episode and I can’t recommending Wil Haygood’s book enough:      источник
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How Moviegoers Shape the Films We Love
Kevin Goetz - 2021-11-30
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Explore the secretive process of audience testing in Hollywood through real-life stories from famous filmmakers, studio heads, and stars. Discover the place where directors are reduced to tears and multi-millionaire actors to fits of rage, where dreams are made and fortunes are lost. This book chronicles how audiences have shaped America's cinematic masterpieces and turned blunders into classics. Each chapter explains an aspect of the test-screening process through behind-the-scenes stories and offers first-hand accounts from Hollywood luminaries who brought us films like La La Land, Titanic, and Forrest Gump. With humor, drama, and surprise, this book offers a new look at movie history.
Sonny Bunch
It’s a pretty interesting book and a very quick read, just 200 pages or so. Strongly recommended if you want a glimpse into the part of the business where audiences and executives collide.      источник
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The Outpost
An Untold Story of American Valor
Jake Tapper - 2012-11-13
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This gripping non-fiction book recounts the harrowing events of one of the deadliest battles in America's war in Afghanistan. In The Outpost, we follow the soldiers stationed at Combat Outpost Keating, just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, as they face a brutal attack by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Author Jake Tapper introduces us to the unforgettable soldiers and their families, and sheds light on a conflict that has remained distant to most Americans. A powerful and highly acclaimed book that makes the war real and American courage manifest.
Sonny Bunch
And it was also a good excuse to revisit Jake’s book, which is by turns heartbreaking and mildly infuriating. If you haven’t read it, you really should.      источник
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The Nolan Variations
The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan
Tom Shone - 2020-11-03
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An intimate portrayal of one of the most commercially successful and profound directors, Christopher Nolan. This book offers an unprecedented view into his mind, exploring his influences, vision, childhood and movies. Structured by themes and motifs, it delves into Nolan's latest blockbuster, Tenet, as well as his past films. Filled with never-seen-before photographs and storyboards, this book is perfect for anyone interested in Nolan or the film industry. It's intelligent, lively and a must-read for film lovers.
Sonny Bunch
@Tom_Shone If you haven’t read Tom’s book, I strongly recommend it. It’s a combination of reportage and criticism, the backbone of which is a series of interviews with Nolan himself. And it looks GREAT, with tons of full-color pics. A must-read for Nolan fans.      источник
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