In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films.
A tie-in with the popular Turner Classic Movies series and a new edition of a TCM Library favorite, The Essentials Vol. 2 presents an even more intriguing, engrossing, and outstanding collection of must-see movie viewing.
In this book Richard Ayoade -- actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist -- reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines Ayoade fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.
At last, the definitive book about perhaps the best cabin crew dramedy ever filmed: View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow. In Ayoade on Top, Richard Ayoade, perhaps one of the most 'insubstantial' people of our age, takes us on a journey from Peckham to Paris by way of Nevada and other places we don't care about.
This work looks both at stars who attained worldwide fame through the Hollywood cinema, and those whose contribution is primarily to the national cinema. The essays and introductory discussion range over the whole history of British stardom from circa 1910 onwards.
A visionary, Band was also at the vanguard of the transition to home video and streaming, making and distributing direct-to-video movies long before the major studios caught on.In this revealing tell-all, Band details the dizzying heights and catastrophic depths of his four decades in showbiz.
Takes a look at the Hollywood fifties movies we all love - or love to hate - and the thousand subtle ways they reflect the political tensions of the decade. This work concentrates on the films everybody saw but nobody really looked at, and shows us how movies that appear politically innocent in fact bear an ideological burden.