Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history.
Author: Sam Wasson
Publisher: Flatiron Books
From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story, The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for Sam Wasson: "Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities...More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it." - The New Yorker "Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly." - Hilton Als
Wealthy banker Harry Lewis is running for mayor, unaware his wife, Lauren, has a secret to hide and is running for her life. "The Big Goodbye" is Florida noir at its finest.
Author: Michael Lister
In 1940's Panama City, Florida, the growing panhandle paradise is doing its part for the war. Wealthy banker Harry Lewis is running for mayor, unaware his wife, Lauren, has a secret to hide and is running for her life. "The Big Goodbye" is Florida noir at its finest.
Michael's latest project is The Big Goodbye, a noir novel set in ¡940s Panama City, featuring P.I. Jimmy “Soldier” Riley, who according to Lister is “a young, wounded, woman-haunted knight errant who walks the mean streets of wartime ...
Author: Steve Glassman
This book examines 24 crime novelists who set their work in the Sunshine State. From James W. Hall’s Under Cover of Daylight in the Florida Keys, to Barbara Parker’s Suspicion of Betrayal in Miami to Tim Dorsey’s Florida Roadkill at Cape Canaveral and Tampa, these writers and their works span all of Florida’s 67 counties. A biographical sketch of each author precedes an interview by a critic who has immersed him- or herself in the novelist’s works, producing interview-essays of noteworthy perception and insight.
Jackson and Scarlett sat on a large rock near the huge head, waiting for their cue. ... I held up the clapper board, said “Easter Island, Gunn-Johansson, The Big Goodbye, take one,” clapped it shut, and stepped out of the way.
Author: Linda Grimes
Publisher: Tor Books
Linda Grimes's sexy and hilarious urban fantasy series that began with In a Fix and Quick Fix continues in The Big Fix. Aura adaptor extraordinaire Ciel Halligan, who uses her chameleon-like abilities to fix her clients' problems—as them—is filling in on set for action superstar Jackson Gunn, whose snake phobia is standing in the way of his completing his latest mega-millions Hollywood blockbuster. There's only one thing Jack fears more than snakes, and that's the possibility of his fans finding out he screams at the sight of one. Going from hero to laughing stock isn't part of his career plan. Seems like a simple enough job to Ciel, who doesn't particularly like snakes, but figures she can tolerate an afternoon with them, for the right price—which Jack is offering, and then some. What she doesn't count on is finding out that while she was busy wrangling snakes for him, his wife was busy getting killed. When Ciel goes to break the sad news to the star, she finds out Jack was AWOL from her client hideaway at the time of the murder. Ciel begins to suspect Jack's phobia was phony, and that he only hired her to provide him with an alibi—but if she goes to the police, she'll have to explain how she knows he wasn't really on set. Up against a wall, Ciel calls on her best-friend-turned-love-interest Billy, and her not-so-ex-crush Mark, to help her set up the sting of a lifetime. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Big Goodbye programme counted off its final twenty seconds. The Slug Men squished up to the podule. 'Good evening, gentlemen,' Sam greeted. 'My master taught me a song. Would you like to hear it? It goes like this: 'Daisy, Daisy, ...
Author: Stephen Marley
Publisher: 2000 AD Books
Mister Cairo, private eye and wild psi-talent, has been hired to find a missing alien call-girl. The only clue her abductors have left is an Inverted Tarot card: The World, turned upside down. But, following her trail into the dark Undercity, confronting Under Judges and ancient stars of the silver screen, Cairo realises that far more than one girl's life is at stake. He begins to uncover a plot that has its roots in his own suppressed past; a plot to release Lethal Reality on the citizens of Mega-City One. As his investigation uncovers betrayal and corruption at the very highest levels, he is forced to confront the man who killed his mother and put him in the Juve-cubes: Judge Dredd, the man he has sworn to kill.
Some viewers— notably the unnamed critic from TV Guide, who panned “The Big Goodbye”— thought this episode seemed too similar to “A Piece of the Action,” the classic Trek comedy in which Kirk, Spock, and McCoy encounter an entire ...
Author: Mark Clark
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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In Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) shoots a couple of vile aliens and then says that his act of violence reminds him of a sleuth in a detective story entitled The Big Goodbye, which suggests both The ...
Author: Gene D. Phillips
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
More than any other writer, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) is responsible for raising detective stories from the level of pulp fiction to literature. Chandler's hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe set the standard for rough, brooding heroes who managed to maintain a strong sense of moral conviction despite a cruel and indifferent world. Chandler's seven novels, including The Big Sleep (1939) and The Long Goodbye (1953), with their pessimism and grim realism, had a direct influence on the emergence of film noir. Chandler worked to give his crime novels the flavor of his adopted city, Los Angeles, which was still something of a frontier town, rife with corruption and lawlessness. In addition to novels, Chandler wrote short stories and penned the screenplays for several films, including Double Indemnity (1944) and Strangers on a Train (1951). His work with Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock on these projects was fraught with the difficulties of collaboration between established directors and an author who disliked having to edit his writing on demand. Creatures of Darkness is the first major biocritical study of Chandler in twenty years. Gene Phillips explores Chandler's unpublished script for Lady in the Lake, examines the process of adaptation of the novel Strangers on a Train, discusses the merits of the unproduced screenplay for Playback, and compares Howard Hawks's director's cut of The Big Sleep with the version shown in theaters. Through interviews he conducted with Wilder, Hitchcock, Hawks, and Edward Dmytryk over the past several decades, Phillips provides deeper insight into Chandler's sometimes difficult personality. Chandler's wisecracking Marlowe has spawned a thousand imitations. Creatures of Darkness lucidly explains the author's dramatic impact on both the literary and cinematic worlds, demonstrating the immeasurable debt that both detective fiction and the neo-noir films of today owe to Chandler's stark vision.
The character first appeared in the short story “The Big Goodbye” published in pulp magazine Amazing Detective Stories in 1934. Dixon Hill novels have included The Long Dark Tunnel (published 1936) and The Parrot's Claw (published circa ...
Author: Michael Okuda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From 'audet IX to Zytchin III, this book covers it all. This is the ultimate reference book for all Star Trek fans! Added to this edition are 128 new pages. This addendum highlights the latest episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, Star Trek: Voyager® and the newest feature film, Star Trek: Insurrection™. The thousands of photos and hundreds of illustrations place the Star Trek universe at your fingertips. Planets and stars, weapons and ships, people and places are just part of the meticulous research and countless cross-reference that fill this book.
Availing themselves of telefantasy's capacity to encompass myriad genres, as discussed in the previous chapter, the scriptwriter (Tracey Torme) consciously modeled the alternate possible world of “The Big Goodbye” upon the textual ...
Author: Roberta Pearson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
At the heart of one of the most successful transmedia franchises of all time, Star Trek, lies an initially unsuccessful 1960s television production, Star Trek: The Original Series. In Star Trek and American Television, Pearson and Messenger Davies, take their cue from the words of the programÕs first captain, William Shatner, in an interview with the authors: ÒItÕs a television show.Ó In focusing on Star Trek as a television show, the authors argue that the program has to be seen in the context of the changing economic conditions of American television throughout the more than four decades of Star TrekÕs existence as a transmedia phenomenon that includes several films as well as the various television series. The book is organized into three sections, dealing with firstly, the context of production, the history and economics of Star Trek from the original series (1966-1969) to its final television incarnation in Enterprise (2002-2005). Secondly, it focuses on the interrelationships between different levels of production and production workers, drawing on uniquely original material, including interviews with star captains William Shatner and Sir Patrick Stewart, and with production workers ranging from set-builders to executive producers, to examine the tensions between commercial constraints and creative autonomy. These interviews were primarily carried out in Hollywood during the making of the film Nemesis (2002) and the first series of Star Trek: Enterprise. Thirdly, the authors employ textual analysis to study the narrative ÒstoryworldÓ of the Star Trek television corpus and also to discuss the concept and importance of character in television drama. The book is a deft historical and critical study that is bound to appeal to television and media studies scholars, students, and Star Trek fans the world over. With a foreword by Sir Patrick Stewart, Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
I'd been interested from the [series] bible about the holodeck and I realized they hadn't really done anything yet with that. That's where “The Big Goodbye” came from. I'm a huge Raymond Chandler fan, and I thought it would really be ...
Author: Edward Gross
This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside scoop they’ve never told before—unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations—and tribbles—that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two includes the voices of hundreds television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast, who span from the beloved The Next Generation and subsequent films through its spin-offs: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well J.J. Abrams’ reimagined film series.
Four days later, the Big Goodbye was not such a big goodbye after all. It was more an Efficient Goodbye. Cristal and Dot stood at Victoria Station and with a quick kiss on the cheek for both, and a respectful nod goodbye toward my ...
Author: Paris Connolly
Publisher: Paris Connolly
The struggle is real! Mica's engaging journey towards acceptance of her body, men, her family, and her sexuality. ‘Your life is like one, long European summer vacation!’ her friends said. Whilst not exactly true, Mica does spend a lot of time relocating and living in fun places. London in the UK. Nice in the South of France. Sydney in Australia. The time and energy spent relocating means less time for looking inward. Australian-born to a Central American mother and a British father, 35-year-old Mica has found she inherited her mother’s fear of men. She reaches adulthood having skipped the Romantic Relationships part. She begins to wonder if she might be gay. So, she drinks her way into a gay relationship (as she has drunk her way into many a straight one-night stand prior). Then, decides she isn’t gay. But she doesn’t know how to backtrack. She fails spectacularly at expressing how she feels in this relationship. Big points for internal expression, however. All kinds of conversations in her head. So, with mixed messages, the new girlfriend clings to hope and follows Mica to the South of France. The result is Mica's entertaining struggle between ‘Be an adult and just end it,’ and ‘What’s the harm? Let’s ride this out.’ All the while, Mica hides her girl relationship from her Central American black magic family in Australia, who do eventually find out, and Mica comes out of the closet. Even though by this stage she is definitely on the heterosexual road! It's a long road towards self-acceptance! This story is a mix of comedy and travel memoir. The author uses vivid descriptions. The reader may find themself craving a red wine and thin-crust pizza in the South of France! The book has British spelling. This book was previously published under the pen name Muddy Frank.
'Isn't she here for the big goodbye?' 'It was her mate's wedding earlier,' I say. 'She's at the party now. We have to come back in on Sunday anyway – to pack everything up – so we'll get to say goodbye then.' 'I meant a big goodbye to ...
Author: Thomas Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
A young video shop assistant exchanges the home comforts of one mother-figure for a fleeting sexual encounter with another; a brother and sister find themselves at the bottom of a coal mine with a Japanese tourist; a Welsh stag on a debauched weekend in Dublin confesses an unimaginable truth; and a twice-widowed pensioner tries to persuade the lovely Mrs Morgan to be his date at the town's summer festival... Set in Caerphilly, a diminished castle town in South Wales, Thomas Morris' debut collection reveals its treasures in unexpected ways, offering vivid and moving glimpses of the lost, lonely and bemused. By turns poignant, witty, tender and bizarre - these entertaining stories detail the lives of people who know where they are, but don't know what they're doing. This is the work of a young writer with a startlingly fresh voice, an uncanny ear for dialogue and a broad emotional range. We Don't Know What We're Doing is a major launch for the Faber fiction list in 2015.
Goodbye” (113). For the last top member of the old guard that had originally breathed life into TNG (aside from GR), departure was a health matter. Just-man had signed on for a year, but unlike Milkis he had included a second-year ...
Author: Larry Nemecek
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First published in 1992 and last revised in 1995, this is a fitting record of a show that changed the rules by which television was made. The first adventure drama series ever to run to seven seasons and more than 170 episodes, Star Trek: The Next Generation broke audience records wherever it was shown and remains the most widely viewed and consistently popular of all the Star Trek series. This new edition of the series companion has been brought bang up to date to include not only all seven years of the TV series but also all four films which have featured the Next Generation crew. In addition to Generations (1994), we now have full details of First Contact (1997), Insurrection (1998) and the very latest incarnation, Nemesis (2002). A positive feast of information, the Companion includes complete plot summaries and credits for each invidiual episode and film. There are fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into how each one was made, and in-depth analysis really brings The Next Generation universe to life. Illustrated throughout with more than 150 black and white photographs, this is a truly invaluable reference guide.
That the birth parent may not want contact. That they may even freak out at the sight of their child. And the adopted one often just can't imagine enduring the big goodbye that climaxes all the other painful goodbyes in their life.
Author: Chauncey Smith
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Chauncey Smith had loving, attentive parents and a safe, nurturing home. But he knew a piece of him was missing—a relationship with his biological parents. Adopted as an infant, Chauncey was raised with the importance of Family and Faith. But it wasn’t until adulthood, when Chauncey set out on a quest to locate his biological mother and father, that he truly understood this. At times joyous, at times heartbreaking, Chauncey’s journey included his adoptive parents and siblings, friends, and biological family members who didn’t even know who he was. His determination to make peace with his past culminated in an experience readers won’t be likely to forget. Written for those raised by their biological parents as well as adoptees, So That’s Who I Am sheds light on what it’s like to be adopted and provides a relatable yet unique story sure to resonate with other adoptees. Regardless of their backgrounds, however, readers will learn that adoptees didn’t have a choice: our first inheritance was abandonment. We are simply different—neither better nor worse—and we can find healing in this journey.
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Author: K. M. Heath
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Star Trek emerged alongside mini-skirts, bellbottoms, and VW vans; flourished in the shadow of Madonna, big hair, and greed; and expanded with computers, Beanie Babies, and religious revitalization. Star Trek survived the culture shock of 9/11 and experienced a revival in the era of yoga pants, hybrid cars, and Starbucks. After more than 5 decades, Star Trek is alive and well, still voyaging through space and time. But, why is that? How has this science fiction franchise managed to anticipate and adapt to such rapid culture change? In The Voyages of Star Trek: A Mirror on American Society through Time, authors K. M. Heath and A. S. Carlisle, investigate the enduring appeal of Star Trek, noting how it has mirrored, foreshadowed, and adapted to contemporary American culture from 1966 to the present. Through anthropological analysis, the authors examine the evolution of Star Trek by tying its storylines to events and developments in the U.S., assessing the extent to which the visual image of Star Trek is reflected on the screen from “snapshots” of randomly selected episodes and all of the films. By examining how Star Trek addressed contemporary social issues through a sci-fi lens over time, the authors postulate, Americans can better understand their own changing culture. If StarTrek can continue to anticipate and adapt to our rapidly changing world, then it should remain a part of the cultural landscape for another 50 years, truly going where few franchises have gone before.