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The Late Show: A Memoir of Film By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Steven Spielberg said "the only thing better than seeing movies is reading about them." Better still is to write about them as brilliantly as Brian W. Fairbanks does in The Late Show.... More > Subtitled A Memoir of Film because "a writer's subject is invariably himself," here are 55 masterful essays revisiting widely revered classics and praising some unheralded gems, plus profiles of film giants from John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn to Russell Crowe and Jennifer Jason Leigh by a writer with a "real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way." Kick off your shoes, and turn ON the lights. It's time for The Late Show.< Less
Rediscovering America By Brian W. Fairbanks
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What does it mean to be an American? Our diversity makes us unique. It also makes us strong. But from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to Ronald Reagan and James Baldwin, those born and raised... More > in the land of the free share some common traits. Who exemplifies and who betrays America's promise? The three controversial essays in REDISCOVERING AMERICA ("America and the Perfectibility of Man," "James Baldwin: Loving and Leaving America," and "The Pattern American") examine the character of the United States as expressed in the writings of Crevecoeur, Benjamin Franklin, James Baldwin and other significant American figures. A history lesson as sophisticated as it is succinct. NOTE: With the exception of the Foreword, the contents of this book are also available in Brian W. Fairbanks - Writings. Also available in 5.5" x 8.5" format.< Less
I Saw That Movie, Too: Collected Film Reviews By Brian W. Fairbanks
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In the words of one reader, Brian W. Fairbanks "has a real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way." In I Saw That Movie, Too, he... More > extracts the essence from several hundred films, and articulates some of the most meaningful opinions on the cinema you'll ever read. In the foreword, he also offers a perceptive analysis of the way that movies, and the way that audiences "see" movies, has changed from the time he was a young movie buff "obsessed by that light in the darkness" to the era of the multiplex and the DVD. Smart, insightful, always honest, but never (or rarely) pretentious, Fairbanks is a life-long film buff who backs up his opinions with a knowledge of both the art and artifice of cinema. Also available in bargain priced 5.5" x 8.5" edition.< Less
35: Profiles By Brian W. Fairbanks
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35 remarkable people: Robert Altman Mike Binder Calvin Borel Jeff Bridges George Washington Carver Raymond Chandler Charles Chaplin Chevy Chase Harry Connick, Jr Leonardo DiCaprio Robert... More > Downey Jr Will Ferrell John Fife Jamie Foxx Ricky Gervais Barry Hannah Terrence Howard Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Jamey Johnson Tommy Lee Jones Michael Keaton Guy Laliberte C.S. Lewis Los Lobos Lynyrd Skynyrd Rene Magritte Danny McBride George Muller Sidney Poitier Mickey Rourke Jennifer Saunders Paul Shaffer Andrew Lloyd Webber William Wilberforce Amy Winehouse . . . and one remarkable writer: Brian W. Fairbanks.< Less
The Late Show: A Memoir of Film By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Steven Spielberg said "the only thing better than seeing movies is reading about them." Better still is to write about them as brilliantly as Brian W. Fairbanks does in The Late Show.... More > Subtitled "A Memoir of Film" because "a writer's subject is invariably himself," here are 55 masterful essays revisiting widely revered classics and praising some unheralded gems, plus profiles of film giants from John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn to Russell Crowe and Jennifer Jason Leigh by a writer with a "real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way." Kick off your shoes, and turn ON the lights. It's time for The Late Show.< Less
I Saw That Movie, Too By Brian W. Fairbanks
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In the words of one reader, Brian W. Fairbanks "has a real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way." In I Saw That Movie, Too, he... More > extracts the essence from several hundred films, and articulates some of the most meaningful opinions on the cinema you'll ever read. In the foreword, he also offers a perceptive analysis of the way that movies, and the way that audiences "see" movies, has changed from the time he was a young movie buff "obsessed by that light in the darkness" to the era of the multiplex and the DVD. Smart, insightful, always honest, but never (or rarely) pretentious, Fairbanks is a life-long film buff who backs up his opinions with a knowledge of both the art and artifice of cinema.< Less
REDISCOVERING AMERICA By Brian W. Fairbanks
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What does it mean to be an American? Before John Wayne, and before Ronald Reagan, Benjamin Franklin was the man who symbolized the land of the free for people around the globe. His model for success... More > inspired everyone from Wayne and Reagan to authors James Baldwin and Russell Baker. REDISCOVERING AMERICA looks at these and other notable figures to determine who embodies, and who betrays, Franklin's vision and the spirit of America.< Less
Surviving Y2K: Staying on Top in a World Turned Upside Down By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Just in time for 2012. Take a nostalgic look back at a previous "end of the world" with SURVIVING Y2K. "THOUSANDS OF PLANES WILL FALL FROM THE SKY!" "NUCLEAR MISSILES... More > WILL LAUNCH THEMSELVES!" "THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS WE KNOW IT, WILL FALL ON JANUARY 1, 2000!" WERE THE DOOMSAYERS RIGHT? The doomsayers were wrong about the effect of the "millennium computer bug" on society, but Brian W. Fairbanks was right about the bigger bugs of big business, big government, the media, and religious extremists. Now, this underground classic, originally published in 1999, is back. UNCUT! UNCENSORED! EVERY SHOCK INTACT! It's as relevant and irreverent as it was in 1999. It's not about the bug. IT'S ABOUT US. AND THEM!< Less
Surviving Y2K: Staying On Top In A World Turned Upside Down By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Just in time for 2012. Take a nostalgic look back at a previous "end of the world" with SURVIVING Y2K. "THOUSANDS OF PLANES WILL FALL FROM THE SKY!" "NUCLEAR MISSILES... More > WILL LAUNCH THEMSELVES!" "THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS WE KNOW IT, WILL FALL ON JANUARY 1, 2000!" WERE THE DOOMSAYERS RIGHT? The doomsayers were wrong about the effect of the "millennium computer bug" on society, but Brian W. Fairbanks was right about the bigger bugs of big business, big government, the media, and religious extremists. Now, this underground classic, originally published in 1999, is back. UNCUT! UNCENSORED! EVERY SHOCK INTACT! It's as relevant and irreverent as it was in 1999. It's not about the bug. IT'S ABOUT US. AND THEM!< Less
REDISCOVERING AMERICA: Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream By Brian W. Fairbanks
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What does it mean to be an American? Before John Wayne, and before Ronald Reagan, Benjamin Franklin was the man who symbolized the land of the free for people around the globe. His model for success... More > inspired everyone from Wayne and Reagan to authors James Baldwin and Russell Baker. REDISCOVERING AMERICA looks at these and other notable figures to see who embodies, and who betrays, Franklin's vision and the spirit of America. PRAISE FOR BRIAN W. FAIRBANKS: ". . . a real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way." ". . . a sophisticated yet effortlessy readable style." "Ingenious."< Less