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By Peter Biskind. 1998
From interviews with directors, producers, stars, spurned spouses, and burned partners, Biskind looks at the landmark movies of the 1970s… and the people who made them while frequently destroying themselves in the process. He describes an era of gritty new realism and ethnicity starring the likes of Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Jane Fonda. 1998.
By Knowlton Nash. 1996
Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's "The National," presents a collection of stories about the CBC, from its beginning to… the 1990s. Using interviews with more than 120 past and present stars, Nash relates anecdotes about CBC personalities and shows, and what really went on behind the scenes. 1996.
By Bill Podmore, Peter Reece. 1990
Bill Podmore of Coronation Street has revealed his personal memories of Britain's most famous soap. During the 13 years with… Coronation Street, he led the soap to number one position. Bill tells of the real behind-the-scenes stories of the world's most famous street. 1990.
By Ethan Mordden. 1998
Discusses how the musical theatre of the 1950s was revolutionized by the development of the long-playing record, which enabled the… quick production of original-cast recordings. Musical comedies dominated the era with shows such as "Guys and dolls," "The music man," and "Can-Can." 1998.
By Ralph King. 2000
Filippo Brunelleschi's design for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence remains one of the… greatest achievements of Renaissance architecture. The dome was completed in 1436 and spans over 140 feet - larger than St Paul's in London, St Peter's in Rome and the Capitol in Washington, DC, making it the largest dome ever constructed using bricks and mortar. Brunelleschi's ambition and ingenuity, personal rivalries and intrigues are set in the context of the plagues, wars and political feuds of Renaissance Florence. 2000.
By Richard Buckle. 1980
By Brian Johnson. 2000
Over the last 25 years, The Toronto International Film Festival has grown from a turbulent upstart to one of the… biggest and most influential annual events on the movie industry calendar. Maclean's entertainment writer Brian D. Johnson celebrates the festival's evolution and offers an authoritative historical analysis of North America's premiere cinematic spectacle. 2000.
By William Vaughan. 1999
The period from the early works of Hogarth (about 1730) to the death of Turner (1851) was the golden age… of British painting, bringing it into the forefront of European art. The main figures are Hogarth, Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Lawrence, Blake, Constable and Turner. William Vaughan discusses the key personalities and analyses the class structure, political background, including the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, and economic factors that governed the art market. 1999.
By Ethan Mordden. 1999
Discusses the shift in the focus of 1940s musicals from comedy routines to plays and identifies some defining features of… the new form. The emergent musical productions and their original-cast recordings found a permanent place in our society, with many of the shows still being performed in the 1990s. 1999.
By Robert Greskovic. 1998
By Marc Aronson. 1998
An account of various twentieth-century art movements including dance, music, and painting that shocked the mainstream establishment at the time… with their newness and innovation. Includes pop art, surrealism, cubism, jazz, rock and roll, and ballet as well as individual portraits of various artists. For senior high and older readers. 1998.
By Neal Gabler. 1988
Gabler presents the lives of some of the great founding Hollywood moguls such as Adolph Zukor, the Warner brothers, William… Fox, and Louis B. Mayer, and shows how the empire they helped build reflected their vision of America. These former East European Jews began a dream factory in which they rejected their past and embraced their new country. Includes strong language. 1989, c1988.
By Charles W Stein. 1984
By John A Jackson. 1997
Chronicles the career of Dick Clark from a little-known radio disc jockey to the host of the national teen dance… show "American Bandstand". Explores Clark's nonstop pursuit of wealth, his escape from the 1959 payola scandal, and his business affairs after the popularity of the show decreased. 1997.
By Don Ferguson, Roger Abbott. 2011
Written by the founding members of Air Farce - Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson - this memoir, full of anecdotes,… scripts, and other memorabilia from the authors' private collection describes every aspect of their hard-scrabble early life in 1970 as an onstage comedy troupe, their historic run on radio, and their success on prime-time television. With contributions from many of their longtime friends and collaborators, they take readers behind the scenes, and onstage, into the day-to-day creative vortex of one of the most popular comedy shows in the history of Canadian television. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2011.
By Tony Manera. 1996
On February 3, 1994, Tony Manera was appointed the president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Almost exactly one year later,… Manera resigned in protest when the government cut the CBC's budget by $270 million. In "A dream betrayed," Manera tells the story of what went on behind the scenes at the CBC, why he left, and why he is still a passionate supporter of the CBC. 1996.
By Pierre Ouellet. 2005
Beaucoup plus qu'un catalogue commenté de 65 oeuvres d'art (peintures, photographies, sculptures, dessins, vidéos, collages, etc.) qui constituent la "réserve… d'oxygène" de l'auteur, ce bel album propose une somme d'aperçus et de réflexions sur l'art, sur les relations entre les arts, en particulier l'écriture et les arts visuels, sur l'omniprésence du corps dans les arts de représentation, etc. Prix du Gouverneur général 2006, catégorie études et essais. 2005.
By Edward Buscombe. 2006
Buscombe provides a guide to a hundred key films from Broken Arrow to the Wild Bunch. Each entry includes a… plot synopsis, major credits, and a commentary on the film's significance. Considers the defining features of the Western and traces its main cycles, from the epic Westerns of the 1920s and singing cowboys of the 1930s to the Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2006.
By David Macaulay. 2003
Tells how a sixteenth-century Ottoman admiral hires an architect to build, near Istanbul, a large mosque, its associated religious college,… a soup kitchen, and public baths, as well as the admiral's own tomb. For grades 5-8. 2003.
By Bernard Émond. 2010
Le docteur Rainville, un vieux médecin de campagne très attaché à ses patients, doit prendre sa retraite et cherche un… remplaçant. Jeanne Dion, une urgentologue de Montréal, accepte de venir le remplacer à Normétal pendant quelques semaines, mais elle ne pense pas demeurer plus longtemps dans ce village éloigné du Québec. Normétal est un village sur le déclin, dont la seule entreprise majeure, une mine, a fermé il y a trente ans. La vie y est difficile et le rapport avec les patients, beaucoup plus intime que celui qu'a connu Jeanne à l'urgence d'un grand hôpital. À la mort du vieux médecin, Jeanne doit décider si elle reste ou non au village et si elle accepte une responsabilité qui l'engage bien au-delà de ce qu'elle entrevoyait. -- 4e de couv.