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Brian W. Fairbanks - WRITINGS 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 WRITINGS, the author collects... More > some of his finest essays and criticism spanning the years 1991-2005 and covering four subjects: FILM LITERATURE MUSIC SOCIETY Whether offering an insightful analysis of film noir, examining Benjamin Franklin's impact on American society, taking a clear-eyed, non-partisan look at democrats, republicans, the 2004 presidential campaign, George W. Bush, and the war on terror, or lambasting the corruption of television news, Brian W. Fairbanks is “ingenious” with "a sophisticated yet effortlessly readable style." Also available in hardcover.< Less
50,000,000 Brian W. Fairbanks Readers Can't Be Wrong By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Everybody's reading Brian W. Fairbanks! Everybody in the know, that is. For those still not hip to the world's most happenin' writer, here's a primer for ya: 15 essential pieces (five published here... More > for the first time), chosen by the man himself, guaranteed to make you the coolest cat in the room. 50,000,000 BRIAN W. FAIRBANKS READERS CAN'T BE WRONG!< 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
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
The Late Show: A Memoir of Film By Brian W. Fairbanks
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Turn off the lights, kick up your feet, it's time for The Late Show. 55 masterful essays about the cinema by Brian W. Fairbanks. He revisits revered classics (Bonnie & Clyde, Shane) and praises... More > unheralded gems (Horror Hotel, the films of Jerry Lewis). Plus intelligent, well-balanced profiles of film giants, past and present, including John Wayne, Audrey Hepburn, Russell Crowe, Robert Mitchum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Widmark, Burt Lancaster, Elliott Gould, and more by a writer with "a real talent for extracting the essence of a given subject and articulating it in a meaningful way."< 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
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
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