Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother

Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld. me, and the New York Times reporter, who was working on a Sunday Magazine story about Rudin, “I'll be back in a minute.” “Tell your mother I said hello.” The Times writer thought this ...

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Author: Barry Sonnenfeld

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316415637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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**A New York Times Editor's Choice selection!** This outrageous and hilarious memoir follows a film and television director’s life, from his idiosyncratic upbringing to his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as The Addams Family and Men in Black. Barry Sonnenfeld's philosophy is, "Regret the Past. Fear the Present. Dread the Future." Told in his unmistakable voice, Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother is a laugh-out-loud memoir about coming of age. Constantly threatened with suicide by his over-protective mother, disillusioned by the father he worshiped, and abused by a demonic relative, Sonnenfeld somehow went on to become one of Hollywood's most successful producers and directors. Written with poignant insight and real-life irony, the book follows Sonnenfeld from childhood as a French horn player through graduate film school at NYU, where he developed his talent for cinematography. His first job after graduating was shooting nine feature length pornos in nine days. From that humble entrée, he went on to form a friendship with the Coen Brothers, launching his career shooting their first three films. Though Sonnenfeld had no ambition to direct, Scott Rudin convinced him to be the director of The Addams Family. It was a successful career move. He went on to direct many more films and television shows. Will Smith once joked that he wanted to take Sonnenfeld to Philadelphia public schools and say, "If this guy could end up as a successful film director on big budget films, anyone can." This book is a fascinating and hilarious roadmap for anyone who thinks they can't succeed in life because of a rough beginning.

Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother

"Film and television director and notable raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld's outrageous and hilarious memoir, tracing his idiosyncratic upbringing in Washington Heights, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his ...

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Author: Barry Sonnenfeld

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ISBN: 0316415626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Film and television director Barry Sonnenfeld's outrageous and hilarious memoir traces his idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as The Addams Family and Men in Black, and beloved work like Get Shorty, Pushing Daises,and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Barry Sonnenfeld's philosophy is, "Regret the Past. Fear the Present. Dread the Future." Told in his unmistakable voice, Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother is a laugh-out-loud memoir about coming of age. Constantly threatened with suicide by his over-protective mother, disillusioned by the father he worshiped, and abused by a demonic relative, Sonnenfeld somehow went on to become one of Hollywood's most successful producers and directors. Written with poignant insight and real-life irony, the book follows Sonnenfeld from childhood as a French horn player through graduate film school at NYU, where he developed his talent for cinematography. His first job after graduating was shooting nine feature length pornos in nine days. From that humble entrée, he went on to form a friendship with the Coen Brothers, launching his career shooting their first three films. Though Sonnenfeld had no ambition to direct, Scott Rudin convinced him to be the director of The Addams Family. It was a successful career move. He went on to direct many more films and television shows. Will Smith once joked that he wanted to take Sonnenfeld to Philadelphia public schools and say, "If this guy could end up as a successful film director on big budget films, anyone can." This book is a fascinating and hilarious roadmap for anyone who thinks they can't succeed in life because of a rough beginning.

The New York Times Biographical Service

I couldn't sleep at night unless the closet door was closed , so the Barry Sonnenfeld monsters wouldn't get out . ... my mother told me that if I went to what she called sleep - away school , what other people call college , she would ...

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

The New York Times Magazine

Not the morning : " Barry Sonnenfeld , call your mother . " going to college — the notion was heretical to middleRudin doesn't talk about his parents . This much class Jewish parents .

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Barry had also been humiliated when he was on a date , and the public - address system at an Earth Day concert had boomed , “ BARRY SONNENFELD , CALL YOUR MOTHER . ” Barry was the most talented , endearing and perverse threeyear - old ...

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Author: Paul Rudnick

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124142295

Category: Humor

Page: 344

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A humorist trains eye his on a range of subjects--from living in a series of increasingly bizarre, yet fabulous apartments in New York City to dealing with some of the most perplexing yet endearing personalities in show business to handling the finer points of putting up with, and loving, one's wacky family. 50,000 first printing.

Rude Talk in Athens

Of these writers, only the work of Aristophanes has survived and it's only through his plays that we know about his peers: Cratinus, the great lush; Eupolis, the copycat; and Ariphrades, the sexual deviant.

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Author: Mark Haskell Smith

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ISBN: 1951213343

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After he graduated from high school , Sonnenfeld's mother imposed upon her son once again . “ My mother said if I went to what she called ' sleepaway school ' — what others call ' college ' - she would commit suicide , ” Sonnenfeld ...

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Author: H.W. Wilson Company

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ISBN: 00849499

Category: Biography 20th century Periodicals

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RFELD BARRY SONNENFELD BARRY SONNENFELD BARRY SONNENFELD BARRY SONNENFELD GG. BARRY SONNENFELD BARRY > newcaper ... My mother would tell you that it's all her doing . ... I figured if I owned a camera , I could call myself a cameraman .

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Category: Motion pictures

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Addams Family Revealed

To see her trudge back and forth to the set , waiting endlessly for her call , you realize the glamour of ... Barry Sonnenfeld isn't exactly the heavy - lidded Sir Walter Raleigh type . ... Add his mom's histrionics to the other ...

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Author: James Van Hise

Publisher: Movie Publisher Services

ISBN: 155698300X

Category: Addams family (Television program)

Page: 166

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