Ed Sikov is a film scholar, author, and lecturer. Ed is the author of seven books, and numerous essays in anthologies and publications. His most recent book, Film Studies, was published by Columbia University Press.
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Dark Victory"A refreshingly unsentimental and unapologetic biography...Sikov's book is a valuable guide to an essential career." The Washington Post "[Sikov] is both a respected scholar and a delicious gossip, which makes him perfect to chronicle Davis's bravura life....Essential reading for anyone interested in Bette Davis." The New York Times "Perceptive and superbly written." Publishers Weekly
Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter SellersMr. Strangelove is the story of a screamingly funny, desperately unhappy soul. Sellers himself identified most personally with the character he played in Being There -- an utterly empty man on whom others projected what they wanted, or needed, to see.
On Sunset BoulevardBuilt on extensive new research and interviews, On Sunset Boulevard combines detailed biography with in-depth criticism of Wilder's work, from his journalism in Vienna and Berlin to his German film scripts and Hollywood feature films.