The Resource Tough as nails : the life and films of Richard Brooks, Douglass K. Daniel, (electronic resource/)

Tough as nails : the life and films of Richard Brooks, Douglass K. Daniel, (electronic resource/)

Label
Tough as nails : the life and films of Richard Brooks
Title
Tough as nails
Title remainder
the life and films of Richard Brooks
Statement of responsibility
Douglass K. Daniel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Called Gods angry man for his unyielding demands in pursuit of personal and artistic freedom, Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Brooks brought us some of the mid-twentieth centurys most iconic films, including Blackboard Jungle, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Elmer Gantry, In Cold Blood, and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. The important thing, he once remarked, is to write your story, to make it believable, to make it live. His own life story has never been fully chronicled, until now. Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks restores to importance the career of a prickly iconoclast who sought realism and truth in his films. Douglass K. Daniel explores how the writer-director made it from the slums of Philadelphia to the heights of the Hollywood elite, working with the top stars of the day, among them Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Simmons, Sidney Poitier, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, and Diane Keaton. Brooks dramatized social issues and depicted characters in conflict with their own values, winning an Academy Award for his Elmer Gantry screenplay and earning nominations for another seven Oscars for directing and screenwriting. Tough as Nails offers illuminating insights into Brookss life, drawing on unpublished studio memos and documents and interviews from stars and colleagues, including Poitier, director Paul Mazursky, and Simmons, who was married to Brooks for twenty years. Daniel takes readers behind the scenes of Brookss major films and sheds light on their making, their compromises, and their common threads. Tough as Nails celebrates Brookss vision while adding to the critical understanding of his works, their flaws as well as their merits, and depicting the tumults and trends in the life of a man who always kept his own compass.--Back cover of trade paperback
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.B7597
LC item number
D36 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin film studies
Label
Tough as nails : the life and films of Richard Brooks, Douglass K. Daniel, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=354962
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hollywood by way of Philadelphia -- Writing movies at home and at war -- Swell guys, brutes, and the blacklist -- In the directors chair at MGM. Crisis ; The light touch ; Deadline--U.S.A. ; Battle circus ; Take the high ground! ; Flame and the flesh ; The last time I saw Paris -- Writing and rocking around the clock. Blackboard jungle ; The last hunt ; The catered affair -- Taking literature from page to screen. Something of value ; The brothers Karamazov ; Cat on a hot tin roof -- Independence and that old-time religion. Elmer Gantry -- Two hits and one major miss. Sweet bird of youth ; Lord Jim ; The professionals -- A journey into Capote country. In cold blood -- On marriage, larceny, and Americas beauty. The happy ending ; $ ; Bite the bullet -- New directions and two wrong turns. Looking for Mr. Goodbar ; Wrong is right ; Fever pitch
Control code
ocn708037241
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Tough as nails : the life and films of Richard Brooks, Douglass K. Daniel, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=354962
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-240) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hollywood by way of Philadelphia -- Writing movies at home and at war -- Swell guys, brutes, and the blacklist -- In the directors chair at MGM. Crisis ; The light touch ; Deadline--U.S.A. ; Battle circus ; Take the high ground! ; Flame and the flesh ; The last time I saw Paris -- Writing and rocking around the clock. Blackboard jungle ; The last hunt ; The catered affair -- Taking literature from page to screen. Something of value ; The brothers Karamazov ; Cat on a hot tin roof -- Independence and that old-time religion. Elmer Gantry -- Two hits and one major miss. Sweet bird of youth ; Lord Jim ; The professionals -- A journey into Capote country. In cold blood -- On marriage, larceny, and Americas beauty. The happy ending ; $ ; Bite the bullet -- New directions and two wrong turns. Looking for Mr. Goodbar ; Wrong is right ; Fever pitch
Control code
ocn708037241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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