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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
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.< Less
50,000,001 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: 24 essential pieces (10 in book form... More > for the first time), chosen by the man himself, guaranteed to make you the coolest cat in the room. 50,000,001 BRIAN W. FAIRBANKS READERS CAN'T BE WRONG!< 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