A Talent for Trouble: The Life of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director, William Wyler
The films of William Wyler (1902–1981) include some of the most memorable and honored motion pictures of all time; Jezebel, The Letter, The Little Foxes, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Heiress, Detective Story, Roman Holiday, Ben-Hur, Funny Girl, and more than two dozen others. His great ability to conceal his directorial presence in order to better serve his material, coupled with the variety of genres in which he excelled, have earned his films 127 Academy Award nominations, winning Wyler three best-director Oscars. Based on his previously undiscovered papers, and hundreds of interviews, this perceptive, spellbinding biography reveals both the director and the private man in startling close-ups as he lived his turbulent life at a bit more than twenty-four frames per second.
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A talent for trouble: the life of Hollywood's most acclaimed director, William WylerUser Review - Book Verdict
Wyler was the most consistent craftsman during Hollywood's golden age, directing best-picture Oscar winners like Best Years of Our Lives and Ben Hur. Wyler would coax, cajole, or bully performances. Olivier said Wyler taught him to act for the camera and ex-lover Bette Davis counted him a favorite director. This book depicts Wyler's rise through the studio system, his turbulent friendship with longtime producer Sam Goldwyn, a brief marriage to actress Margaret Sullavan (later called a "batty broad" by Wyler), and his World War II frontline service directing combat films, which resulted in severe hearing loss. After the war Wyler defended colleagues against the blacklist but "chickened out" on a lesbian theme in The Children's Hour. He also passed on a lucrative job directing The Sound of Music because he couldn't bear making a film about "all those nice Nazis." Written with help from Wyler's friends and family, this is the most comprehensive book yet published on a gifted but very human director. Highly recommended.--Stephen Rees, Bucks Cty. Free Lib., Levittown, Pa.
Review: A Talent For Trouble: The Life Of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director, William WylerUser Review - Goodreads
Don't usually read about directors but Wyler is one of the greats and with such films as Roman Holiday, Ben Hur, Friendly Persuasion, Mrs. Miniver, The Best Years of Our Lives and Jezebel, he is one interesting guy. The chapter on the chariot race in Ben Hur alone merits reading this book.
The Name Should Be Willi
A Kids Point of View
His Mothers Sorrow
Like a Trip to the Moon
Lights Camera Action
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?
Eating Actors Alive
He Didnt Want a YesMan
Dupe Idiot or Communist
The Man You Hate to Love
Give Him a Tworeeler
Last of the Silents
Dialogue in Small Doses
That Batty Broad
The Wyler Touch
Just Do It Again
Ill Know It When I See It
A Little Hook That Gets You
He Pleased Himself
Velvet Glove 231
He Didnt Want to Miss the War
25 It Could Bring You Back Alive
26 A Battlefront Like No Other
Second Time Around
The Taste of Stamps
Black and White
Roasts and Toasts
What an Exit
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