Mainstream MaverickUniversity of Texas Press. 2020
In the 1980s and 1990s, John Hughes was one of Hollywood's most reliable hitmakers, churning out beloved teen comedies and family films such as The Breakfast Club and Home Alone, respectively. But was he an artist? Hughes, an adamantly commercial filmmaker who was dismissed by critics, might have laughed at the question. Since his death in 2009, though, he has been memorialized on Oscar night as a key voice of his time. Now the critics lionize him as a stylistic original. Holly Chard traces...
The Video Movie Guide 2000Ballantine Books. 1999
The latest edition of the perennial bestseller reviews more than 18,000 films and TV shows on video, including hundreds of the latest releases. The guide also reviews television series and shows how to order the shows on video. Includes an Index of directors and cast, as well as a list of Academy Award winners of the past eight decades.
The Haunting of Hill HousePenguin UK. 2009
The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King as well as the hit Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fear 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague's invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic 'sensitive', and Luke, heir to...