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Summary: An absorbing portrait of the filmmaker David Lynch, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in Los Angeles, in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAV

Marshall, Garry.

Summary: In My Happy Days in Holly wood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the "street performer" Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. This honest, vibrant, and often hilarious memoir reveals a man whose career has been defined by his drive to make people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2012

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MARSHALL, GARY MAR

Summary: An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Automat Pictures 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SPI

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LUC

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LUC

Uslan, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 USLAN, MICHAEL USL

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: "Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship. Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and movie director (Sleepless in Seattle;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EPHRON, NORA COH

Summary: Documentary filmmaker Ed Pincus, with the help of friend and fellow-filmmaker Lucia Small, chronicles his final days as he succumbs to myelodysplastic syndrome (MLS).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ONE

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: The decades-long close friend of the late writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron draws on interviews with many of her closest friends to share insights into her creative life, her role in influencing other women, and her final battle with cancer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 EPHRON, NORA Coh

Epstein, Jerry

Summary: Over 300 photographs with accompanying text describe the personal and professional life of the silent film comedian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1989

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 791.43 CHAPLIN, CHARLIE EPS

Vischer, Phil.

Contents: Muscatine and me -- Beginnings -- Making stuff -- "I want my MTV" --Off to school we go -- Work -- Life in the big city -- Technical mumbo jumbo -- Cue the vegetables -- Selling the veggies -- "Have we got a show for you" -- Baby steps -- Going up -- Life in the nuthouse -- Built to last -- The beginning of the end -- The middle of the end -- The end of the end -- Dreams, Part I -- Lessons --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nelson Books 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Vischer

Dunne, Dominick.

Summary: The author presents a scrapbook of his career in 1960s Hollywood, combining photographs and anecdotes to recapture the people and events that marked the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 DUN

Locke, Sondra.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1997

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Schickel, Richard.

Summary: Chronicles more than sixty films spanning five decades, explaining their role in Clint Eastwood's career development, and features never-before-seen photos from his personal collection and an introduction by the actor and director himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2010

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 791.43 EASTWOOD, CLINT SCH

Winters, John J.

Summary: With more than 55 plays to his credit, including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard’s impact on American theater ranks with the greatest playwrights of the past half-century. Critics have enthused that he “forged a whole new kind of American play,” while younger playwrights venerate him – Suzan Lori Parks, herself a Pulitzer winner, calls Shepard her “gorgeous north...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHEPARD, SAM SHE

Summary: Mel Brooks, the comedian, director and screenwriter, has energetically avoided a documentary profile from being made, until now. He has agreed to throw himself into a new documentary about his storied career, giving American Masters exclusive interviews and complete access to his film archives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MEL

Reiner, Carl

Summary: The award-winning actor and director recalls the major events in his life through a series of short stories, including "Sidney Bechet and His Jazz Band Meet Franz Kafka" and "Mary Tyler Moore Made Me Quake."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.45 REI

Eyman, Scott

Summary: Follows the legendary John Ford through a career that spanned more than five decades, drawing on dozens of personal interviews, material from Ford's estate, and film criticism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, JOHN EYM

Summary: Pamela B. Green's energetic film about the pioneer filmmaker is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Witherspoon, Reese

Summary: Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." We may be delicate and ornamental on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 WIT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WHITHERSPOON WHI

Golio, Gary

Summary: Presents the creative life of Charlie Chaplin, describing how he helped support his sick mother by performing on the streets of London, where he found the inspiration for his iconic character.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CHA

Reiner, Carl

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: New Millennium Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 REINER, CARL REI

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Summary: Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAL

Norwich, Grace.

Summary: I always had big dreams as a child. I created the world of Indiana Jones and Star Wars, two of the most profitable movie franchises in history. I am George Lucas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2013

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Wagner, Robert

Summary: The legendary actor offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden age, touring favorite hotspots and exploring period business practices before the advent of paparazzi culture and high-powered agents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WAGNER, ROBERT WAG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WAGNER WAG