D.W. Griffith: An American Life

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Jan 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 672 pages
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"This magnificent and important biography...is the best ever written on the man." -The New Republic "Mr. Schickel's excellent and important biography makes it clear that when the movers of our century are tallied, D.W. Griffith, flawed genius that he was, can never lose his eminent position." -Peter Bogdanovich, The New York Times Book Review

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This was a very, very dry read. It took me quite a while -- a hundred pages or more -- to really get into this book, and even then it became something of a chore to finish it. The amount of detailed ... Read full review

D. W. Griffith: an American life

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LJ's reviewer found that Schickel's monumental biography of the man who practically invented Hollywood "presents the first great director as the author of his own destruction" (LJ 4/1/84). Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Richard Schickel has written many books about film, including The Disney Version, Brando: A Life in Our Times, and Clint Eastwood: A Biography. He is a film critic for Time magazine and the producer-writer-director of more than thirty documentary films about figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Elia Kazan.

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