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Joseph McBride

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Nationality USA
Birth 9 august 1947 (76 years) at Milwaukee

Joseph McBride (born August 9, 1947, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American film historian, biographer, screenwriter and professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University.


McBride a écrit de nombreux articles pour la revue Irish America et de nombreux essais sur l'histoire du cinéma américain ainsi que des biographies sur des réalisateurs comme : Orson Welles (1972), Hawks on Hawks (1982), Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success (1992) ou Steven Spielberg: A Biography (1997) ou encore Searching for John Ford. Ce dernier livre a obtenu le Prix du Meilleur livre étranger, sous le titre À la recherche de John Ford (Actes Sud).

Il est actuellement professeur assistant de cinéma à l'université d'État de San Francisco.

Usually with

Joe Dante
Joe Dante
(3 films)
Allan Arkush
Allan Arkush
(3 films)
Robert Drew
Robert Drew
(1 films)
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(2 films)
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joseph McBride (6 films)

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The Other Side of the Wind, 2h2
Directed by Orson Welles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Norman Foster, Lilli Palmer, Robert Random, Joseph McBride
Roles Charles Pister
Rating66% 3.349613.349613.349613.349613.34961
Un vieux réalisateur, J.J. Hannaford, mélange de John Ford et d'Ernest Hemingway fait son retour à Hollywood après plusieurs années d'exil en Europe. Il est en train de finir un nouveau film avec lequel il veut mettre au défi, sur le terrain, « toute la palette du jeune cinéma américain, depuis les cinéphiles mélancoliques jusqu'à Andy Warhol ». Une fête est organisée en son honneur dans son ranch par tout le gratin hollywoodien à l'occasion de son soixante-dixième anniversaire. Cette soirée se terminera par la mort du réalisateur au volant de la voiture de sport qu'il voulait offrir à son acteur favori, sans que l'on sache s'il s'agit d'un accident ou d'un suicide.
Cannonball (1976)
, 1h33
Directed by Paul Bartel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine, Sylvester Stallone
Roles Reporter at Finish Line
Rating55% 2.7510452.7510452.7510452.7510452.751045
The Trans-America Grand Prix is an illegal race held every year between Los Angeles (Santa Monica Pier) and New York City. Recently released from jail, where he was serving a sentence for killing a girl while driving drunk, racing driver Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) hopes to win the race and get his career back on track. Racing team Modern Motors have promised a contract to either him or his arch-rival Cade Redman (Bill McKinney) who is also in the race - the contract will go to whichever of them wins. Coy is still on probation and when his parole officer, Linda Maxwell (Veronica Hamel), with whom he is having an elaborate affair, discovers he will be crossing state lines in violation of his parole, she attempts to stop him, only to have him force her to accompany him on the race.
Hollywood Boulevard, 1h23
Directed by Joe Dante, Allan Arkush
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Mary Woronov, Jeffrey Kramer, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Jonathan Kaplan, Joseph McBride
Roles Drive-In Rapist
Rating59% 2.950162.950162.950162.950162.95016
In a prologue, pompous film director Eric Von Leppe (Paul Bartel) is shooting a skydiving sequence for low-budget Miracle Pictures in which an actress is killed. Candy Wednesday (Candice Rialson) arrives in Los Angeles to make it as an actor. She gets an agent, Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), but struggles to find work until she inadvertently gets involved in a bank robbery as a getaway driver. This gets her a job for Miracle Pictures as a stunt driver. She meets Eric Von Leppe, temperamental starlet Mary McQueen (Mary Woronov), sleazy producer PG (Roger Doran) and friendly scriptwriter, Pat (Jeffrey Kramer). Candy and Pat fall in love and she starts to get work as an actor, becoming friends with fellow starlets Bobbi (Rita George) and Jill (Tara Strohmeier).
Primary (1960)
, 1h
Directed by Robert Drew
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about families, Politique, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Robert Drew, Joseph McBride
Roles Self - Kennedy Volunteer
Rating70% 3.5392753.5392753.5392753.5392753.539275
Primairy est un film documentaire sur les élections primaires du parti démocrate, entre John F. Kennedy et Hubert Humphrey, pour les élections de 1960 à la présidence des États-Unis.


Rock 'n' Roll High School, 1h33
Directed by Joe Dante, Allan Arkush
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors P. J. Soles, Dey Young, Paul Bartel, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Mary Woronov
Rating65% 3.297923.297923.297923.297923.29792
Set in 1980, Vince Lombardi High School keeps losing principals to nervous breakdowns because of the students' love of rock 'n' roll and their disregard for education. Their leader, Riff Randell (P. J. Soles), is the biggest Ramones fan at Vince Lombardi High School. She waits in line for three days to get tickets to see the band, hoping to meet Joey Ramone so she can give him a song she wrote for the band, "Rock 'n' Roll High School".