THE FILM DESK X 3
Bundle all three Film Desk monographs - François Truffaut by Lillian Ross, John Huston by Lillian Ross, and L'Enfant secret by Philippe Garrel - for a discounted price.
François Truffaut by Lillian Ross:
This volume of 40 pages contains five New Yorker "Talk of the Town" pieces by Lillian Ross, each of which follow François Truffaut during five visits to New York between 1960 and 1976, on occasions of the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and New York Film Festivals.
John Huston by Lillian Ross:
Seven pieces from the New Yorker, collected in one volume for the first time. The essays report on John Huston in New York beginning in 1949, through the Brooklyn shoot of Prizzi's Honor in 1984, with a stop in Rome for the making of The Bible in 1965. The collection concludes with a piece on Anjelica Huston from the set of her directorial debut Bastard Out of Carolina, reminiscing about her father.
L'Enfant secret by Philippe Garrel:
A collection of writings on Philippe Garrel's film L'Enfant secret in an edition of 500, which includes: "The Wademant Notebook," a pre-screenpllay for L'Enfant secret by Philippe Garrel, translated into English for the first time by Nicholas Elliott; "On L'Enfant secret," an interview with Philippe Garrel by Alain Philippon from Cahiers du Cinéma in 1983, translated into English for the first time by Nicholas Elliott; "Garden of Stone: Philippe Garrel's L'Enfant secret," an essay by Adrian Martin, newly updated by the author; and "L'Enfant secret - Philippe Garrel," an essay by Serge Daney, a new translation by Nicholas Elliott.
Lillian Ross was a staff writer at The New Yorker. She wrote often about moviemakers -- including Clint Eastwood, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones, Wes Anderson, and Francis Ford Coppola. John Huston was the main character in her classic book, Picture, about the making of the 1951 film, The Red Badge of Courage. Lillian Ross lived in Manhattan and passed away in 2017 at age 99.