The Crime Films of Anthony Mann "I would like to give 'The Crime Films of Anthony Mann' to my friends that love film noir. This book chronicles the early career of a great filmmaker and turned me on to some gritty black and white films." --Pete Halverson, Designer
"Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" - Gene Siskel. This edition features great photos throughout, with chapters on Preparation, In Front of the Camera - Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more.
The Coens' films all share a distinctive, quirky ambience that critics have come to identify as "that Coen brothers feeling." Tricky moving camera work, frequent use of the voiceover, homages to directors and cinematic genres, a fascination with unexpected and off-kilter violence, and omnipresent black humor are all defining elements of the Coens' cinematic world.
Ranging from 1981 to 1997, the fifteen conversations featured in Oliver Stone: Interviews reveal a man frustrated by what he sees as the hypocrisies of American politics, of conservatism, and of the Hollywood film industry. But the conflicts and tensions these issues generate spellbind him.