Major Film Directors of the American and British Cinema, Volume 1999

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Lehigh University Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 322 pages
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"This new edition of Major Film Directors of the American and British Cinemas is a revised, updated, and expanded version of the previous edition. Gene D. Phillips focuses on fourteen American and British directors to tell the story of the history of cinema from the days of silent movies to the advent of sound, color, and widescreen. Phillips has chosen those moviemakers who have made enduring works that still appeal to filmgoers today, as attested by their availability on television and on videocassette. Moreover, Phillips seeks to represent the various trends in filmmaking that have evolved over the years, such as American film noir, which is included in the discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's films, and British social realism, which is included in the discussion of Bryan Forbes's films."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
10
The Little Fellow in a Big World
23
Lonely Are the Brave
39
Through a Glass Darkly
57
A Touch of Class
75
In Search of a Hero
95
Darkness at Noon
109
Stop the World
125
The Undefeated
177
Decline and Fall
193
The Kitchen SinkDrome
209
Kinds of Loving
225
The Past as Present
243
The State of the Artist in the Industry Today Recent Films
260
Notes
280
Bibliography
296

The Lower Depths
143
The Disenchanted
163
Filmography
308
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About the author (1999)

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

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