The big bad book of Bill Murray : a critical appreciation of the world's finest actor / by Robert Schnakenberg.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: He's the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie's Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents and once agreed to voice the part of Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen brothers film. Bill Murray's extraordinary career is rich with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery, from his early success on Saturday Night Live and the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s (Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters) to his reinvention as a hipster icon in the early 21st century (in films like Lost in Translation and Moonrise Kingdom). And now you can get your fill of Bill: part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun,The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every single Murray performance in loving detail, relating all the milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this beloved but enigmatic performer. These pages are packed with color film stills, extraordinary fan art, and behind-the-scenes photography.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Bill Murray's extraordinary career is rich with fascinating anecdotes, contradictions, and mystery, from his early success on Saturday Night Live and the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s to his reinvention as a hipster icon in the early 21st century. This A-to-Z compendium is part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun. Schnakenberg chronicles every Murray, and relates all the milestones, yarns, and controversy in the life of this enigmatic performer.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) and filmography.
    • ISBN:
      9781594748011
      1594748012
    • Accession Number:
      2014956799
    • Accession Number:
      ocn898909754
      898909754
    • Accession Number:
      fay.462568
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    • ABNT:
      SCHNAKENBERG, R. The big bad book of Bill Murray : a critical appreciation of the world’s finest actor. [s. l.]: Quirk Books, 2015. ISBN 9781594748011. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Schnakenberg R. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray : A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor. Quirk Books; 2015. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568
    • APA:
      Schnakenberg, R. (2015). The big bad book of Bill Murray : a critical appreciation of the world’s finest actor. Quirk Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Schnakenberg, Robert. 2015. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray : A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor. Quirk Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568.
    • Harvard:
      Schnakenberg, R. (2015) The big bad book of Bill Murray : a critical appreciation of the world’s finest actor. Quirk Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Schnakenberg, R 2015, The big bad book of Bill Murray : a critical appreciation of the world’s finest actor, Quirk Books, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Schnakenberg, Robert. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray : A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor. Quirk Books, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Schnakenberg, Robert. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray : A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor. Quirk Books, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Schnakenberg R. The big bad book of Bill Murray : a critical appreciation of the world’s finest actor [Internet]. Quirk Books; 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.462568

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2015 July #1

Schnakenberg (Encyclopedia Shatnerica) gives Bill Murray the A-to-Zombieland treatment in this alphabetically arranged presentation of the 64-year-old actor's life. While a chronological biography would have been conventional, this method better fits Murray's mercurial personality. Each of his films (through 2014) are given an individual entry, but while readers can flip to Lost in Translation, something like "Sabbatical," referencing Murray's six-month retreat to Paris in 1984, lends greater insight to the Hollywood star who relies on a secret 800 number and dead drops to obtain prospective scripts. Speaking of the toll-free number, the author wasn't able to contact Murray about this book; however, meticulous research fills the volume with quotes from Murray as well as his friends, family, costars, and directors. Schnakenberg masterfully captures Murray the brilliant, difficult-to-work-with performer as well as Murray the trickster who plays kickball with college students, hands a blank check to an ichthyologist, and reads poetry to construction workers. VERDICT This resoundingly successful work offers a unique approach to an unapproachable figure. Highly recommended for libraries serving pop culture buffs and a must-read for Murray aficionados.—Terry Bosky, Madison, WI

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