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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

Summary: Long before Jacques Cousteau and Richard Attenborough, a Frenchman named Jean Painlevé made documentaries that captured the natural world in a unique manner. "Science Is Fiction" collects 23 of these short films. Painlevé (1902-89) spent his life straddling the arts and the sciences, studying biology at the Sorbonne, but also hanging out with Man Ray and Luis Buñuel. Long fascinated by marine...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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

Summary: At the heart of this film is the question of whether Leni Riefenstahl was a Nazi, as her detractors claim, or whether she was the victim of society-- a naive, young woman who made Triumph des Willens on assignment, and simply did a very good job. This film does not judge, and Riefenstahl (a fiesty 90 during production) is genuine in her protest. Or has the passage of 50-plus years simply...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 1998

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

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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Summary: John Wilson is a brilliant, driven filmmaker who is determined to turn his new project in Africa into a grand personal adventure hunting a wild elephant.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE WHI

Weitzman, Elizabeth

Summary: "Includes surprising, interesting trivia facts about Hollywood stars and movies"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Edge Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 WEI

Summary: "Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack--the Warner brothers--turned a storefront that used a sheet for a screen into a dream factory rooted in the credo of educate, entertain and enlighten. In this fascinating documentary, filmmaker (and Harry's granddaughter) Cass Warner Sperling tells a story of sibling rivalry, social conscience, and the silver screen."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

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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

Summary: On April 24, 1924 the movies changed forever. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio opened and soon assembled the most stars. MGM reigns as Hollywood's class act and legendary entertainment empire. Full of memorable film clips, rare interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and insider information, this is a mother lode for film fans. Profiles perfectionist moguls, glamorous and charismatic actors,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2009

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

Summary: A famous comedy film maker, rejected by his fans after a venture into serious cinema, seeks comfort from the three dissimilar women he is dating.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment, Inc. 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY STA

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Summary: Toby is a disillusioned director, currently heading commericals, who becomes pulled into a world of fantasy and memory when he's reunited with a Spanish cobbler he cast as Don Quixote in a student film years earlier. The old man now believes himself to be the legendary character, and Toby to be Sancho Panza, who must play along with the delusion as he also attempts to fulfill his professional...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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

Wood, Michael

Summary: Michael Wood, one of our most versatile critics, has given us a compact study of Hitchcock that deftly melds biography and criticism. He gives us the life, from a provincial suburb of London to the most posh precincts of Los Angeles, and a fabled career that began as a designer of title cards in the silent film era. He reads the films as visual texts, studying their plots to tease out their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED WOO

Ackroyd, Peter

Summary: "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HITCHCOCK, ALFRED ACK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HITCHCOCK ACK

Fischer, Paul

Summary: "A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, [this book] offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.4 FIS

Summary: An in-depth look at the early career of cult filmmaker John Waters and focusing on the making of Pink flamingos.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Music Video 2000

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

Summary: Filmed over several weeks, "Bergman Island" is an impressively intimate look at the waning hours of one of cinema's true legends. Granted unprecedented access to the man himself, Marie Nyreröd captures stories from Bergman that cover his entire life to that point. Bergman is remarkably candid, whether he's discussing his abusive father or his last directorial effort, Saraband. Even those not...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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

Summary: Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Syndicado 2012

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Summary: This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France on a usb drive hidden in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his 2010 sentence (six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking, interviews or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THI

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

Summary: Loanshark Chili Palmer has done his time as a gangster, so when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down and out filmmaker Harry Zimm, he talks tough and then pitches Harry a script idea. Everything would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it were't for the drug smugglers and gangsters who won't leave him alone.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM/UA Home Video 1997

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Get 1995

Summary: Past and present collide as a film director discovers a mysterious key that unlocks the secrets of a legendary actress who vanished at the height of her career.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME MIL

Donovan, Kemper

Summary: "A debut romantic comedy set in Los Angeles where two people are brought together by a very decent proposal cooked up by a very secretive benefactor in which the strangers go on one year of dates, one date a week, for half a million dollars each if they can stand each other for the whole time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION DON

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