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  • Writing in Picturesby Joseph Mcbride

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Writing in Pictures  is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary... more...

  • Searching for John Fordby Joseph McBride

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 40.00

    John Ford's classic films--such as Stagecoach , The Grapes of Wrath , How Green Was My Valley , The Quiet Man , and The Searchers --have earned him worldwide admiration as America's foremost filmmaker, a director whose rich visual imagination conjures up indelible, deeply moving images of our collective past. Joseph McBride's Searching... more...

  • Steven Spielbergby Joseph McBride

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 30.00

    Until the first edition of Steven Spielberg: A Biography was published in 1997, much about Spielberg's personality and the forces that shaped it had remained enigmatic, in large part because of his tendency to obscure and mythologize his own past. But in this first full-scale, in-depth biography of Spielberg, Joseph McBride reveals hidden dimensions... more...

  • Frank Capraby Joseph McBride

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 40.00

    Moviegoers often assume Frank Capra's life resembled his beloved films (such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life). A man of the people faces tremendous odds and, by doing the right thing, triumphs! But as Joseph McBride reveals in this meticulously researched, definitive biography, the reality was far more complex, a true... more...

  • Writing in Picturesby Joseph McBride

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.03

    Unlike most how-to books on screenwriting, Writing in Pictures is highly practical, offering a realistic guide to the screenwriting profession, as well as concrete practical guidance in the steps professional writers take to write a screenplay that comes from the heart instead of the pocketbook. The readeris taken through the nitty-gritty process... more...

  • Hawks on Hawksby Joseph McBride

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 19.95

    "I read Hawks on Hawks with passion. I am very happy that this book exists." -- François Truffaut Howard Hawks (1896--1977) is often credited as being the most versatile of all of the great American directors, having worked with equal ease in screwball comedies, westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and adventure films. He directed an impressive... more...

  • What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?by Joseph McBride

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed... more...

  • Steven Spielbergby McBride Joseph; Joseph McBride

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.86

    A new revised biography of one of the most recognised names in cinematic history more...

  • Making Movies with Orson Wellesby Gary Graver; Andrew J. Rausch; Joseph McBride

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    In Making Movies with Orson Welles , Gary Graver recounts the highs and lows of the moviemaking business as he and one of the most important and influential directors of all time struggled to get films produced. The two men collaborated on more than a dozen projects, including F for Fake , Filming Othello, and the still-unreleased The Other Side... more...

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