Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman

Scott Eyman is back with a new biography and what might be the definitive portrait of Cary Grant in Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise. Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story are among the best romantic comedies of all time.  Grant’s four films for Alfred Hitchcock–Notorious, Suspicion, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest–still hold up today.  The list of films go on and on, including Charade, the best film that Hitchcock…

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Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise by Scott Eyman

Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise, written by film historian Scott Eyman, is the definitive biography of the To Be or Not To Be filmmaker. The first thing I took away in reading Eyman’s biography is that Lubitsch was considered to be “The Griffith of Europe.”  Unfortunately, the filmmaker also emulated Griffith in more ways than one.  This includes, sadly, wearing blackface as one of his characters.  It’s sad and unfortunate because he was one of…

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Lion of Hollywood by Scott Eyman

Film historian/author Scott Eyman delivers the definitive biography in Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer. In recent years, it’s hard to look at someone like Louis B. Mayer and not think of him in a similar way to Harvey Weinstein.  Much of this probably has to do with Bosley Crowther’s books according to the epilogue.  I’m not going to say that the two of them are similar in their ways. …

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