Exiles in Hollywood: Major European Film Directors in America

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Lehigh University Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 257 pages
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This book deals with five European film directors - Fritz Lang, William Wyler, Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, and Fred Zinnemann - who were forced into exile in the wake of the rise of Hitler, and who subsequently enriched the American motion picture industry with a reservoir of new talent that had been nurtured in Europe. Of the many European moviemakers who suggested themselves, the author has chosen those who have made enduring works that still appeal to filmgoers today, as attested by their availability on television and on videocassette. The author conducted personal interviews with and corresponded with all five directors featured in this book, lending a "first-hand" dimension and increasing the book's merits as a work of original scholarship.
  

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Contents

Prologue The Promised Land European Filmmakers in Hollywood
13
Fritz Lang Nightmares at Noon
20
William Wyler A Touch of Class
59
Otto Preminger The Undefeated
101
Fred Zinnemann The Vanishing Hero
139
Billy Wilder The Beautiful and the Damned
177
Epilogue Exiles in Eden Mature Moviemakers
218
THE ROYAL STANDARD THEATRE 1835
29
EVENTS AND PERSONALITIES 18561860
111
MISS MARRIOTT AND THE END OF AN ERA
127
RECOVERY THEN DESTRUCTION 18641866
149
THE NATIONAL STANDARD THEATRE 18671871
165
A PERIOD OF TRANSITION 18711874
189
HEROINES IMPERILED 18751880
215
SENSATION SCENES
245
FINAL BURST OF ENERGY 18831886
273

JOHN DOUGLASS BECOMES PROPRIETOR
49
THE FOUNDATIONS 18501853
65
STARS ARRIVE IN THE EAST
81
THE STANDARD BECOMES A MAJOR THEATRE
95
A DARK SECRET 18861889
301
EPILOGUE ADVENTURES WITH A TANK
317
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About the author (1998)

Gene D. Phillips is a professor of English and film at Loyola University. He lives in Chicago, IL.

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