Paul on Mazursky (Google eBook)

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Wesleyan University Press, Aug 15, 2011 - Performing Arts - 348 pages
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Paul Mazursky’s nearly twenty films as writer/director represent Hollywood’s most sustained comic expression of the 1970s and 1980s. But they have not been given their due, perhaps because Mazursky’s films—both sincere and ridiculous, realistic and romantic—are pure emotion. This makes films like Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman, and Enemies, A Love Story difficult to classify, but that’s what makes a human comedy human. In the first ever book-length examination of one of America’s most important and least appreciated filmmakers, Sam Wasson sits down with Mazursky himself to talk about his movies and how he makes them. Going over Mazursky’s oeuvre one film at a time, interviewer and interviewee delve into the director’s life in and out of Hollywood, laughing, talking, and above all else, feeling—like Mazursky’s people always do. The book includes a filmography and never-before-seen photos.
  

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Contents

On Paul on Mazursky
1
Brooklyn 1930Los Angeles 1968
10
I Love You Alice B Toklas 1968
26
Bob Carol Ted Alice 1969
35
Alex in Wonderland 1970
49
Meg on Mazursky
62
Blume in Love 1973
65
Harry and Tonto 1974
77
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
174
Laddie on Mazursky
190
Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986
193
Moon Over Parador 1988
213
Enemies A Love Story 1989
232
Fred on Mazursky
251
Scenes from a Mall 1991
255
Albert on Mazursky
271

Josh on Mazursky
89
Next Stop Greenwich Village 1976
93
Juliet on Mazursky
107
An Unmarried Woman 1978
111
Jill on Mazursky
128
Willie Phil 1980
132
Donn on Mazursky
145
Tempest 1982
154
The Pickle 1993 Faithful 1996
276
Winchell 1998 Coast to Coast 2003
287
A Journey to Jewish Joy 2006
295
Minetta Lane Fall 2007
301
The Films of Paul Mazursky
305
Index
311
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About the author (2011)

SAM WASSON is the New York Times-bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, 5AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, and A Splurch in the Kisser: The Movies of Blake Edwards. He is working on a biography of Bob Fosse.

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