Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films - download pdf or read online

By Michelangelo Capua

ISBN-10: 0786494131

ISBN-13: 9780786494132

in the course of his 40-year occupation, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902–1974) made movies of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the us. His rootless historical past was once brought up by means of critics lamenting his loss of constant variety, however it additionally additional to his mystique as a chameleon-like réalisateur.
Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, Kirk Douglas, Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Olivia de Havilland, Yul Brynner, Burt Lancaster, Barbara Stanwick and so forth. He was once two times nominated for most sensible Director by way of the Academy of movie paintings and Sciences for The Snake Pit (1948) and for Decision prior to Dawn (1951). those films—along with Mayerling (1936), Sorry, fallacious Number (1946) and Anastasia (1956)—are thought of classics, yet his images don’t provide many clues approximately Litvak the guy. except passing references to his wartime provider as strive against documentarian, he by no means mentioned his existence in print, permitting in basic terms short interviews concerning solely to his work.
This biography fills that void, supplying the 1st certain portrait of an artist defined by means of movie historian Richard Schickel as “an adept, adaptable and prolific guy; the type of director that Hollywood likes best.”

Show description

Read Online or Download Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films PDF

Best film & video art books

Download e-book for kindle: Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors: The Child Villains of Horror by Dominic Lennard

Examines the complexities and contradictions that come up while the monsters within the video clips are teenagers. because the Fifties, little ones have supplied a few of horror’s most well known and enduring villains, from dainty psychopath Rhoda Penmark of The undesirable Seed (1956) and spectacularly possessed Regan MacNeil of The Exorcist (1973) to psychic ghost-girl Samara of the hoop (2002) and followed terror Esther of Orphan (2009).

Get Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: Music and Sound in the Films PDF

Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: song and Sound within the movies of Ingmar Bergman is the 1st musical exam of Bergman’s type as an auteur filmmaker. It presents a entire exam of all 3 features (music, sound results, and voice) of Bergman’s signature soundtrack-style. via examinations of Bergman’s biographical hyperlinks to tune, the function of tune, sound results, silence, and voice, and Bergman’s operating equipment with sound technicians, mixers, and editors, this publication argues that Bergman’s soundtracks are as fantastically constructed as his mental narratives and breathtaking cinematography.

Get Character Kings 2: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the PDF

Personality Kings 2 keeps to envision the careers of the busiest males in Hollywood, that includes 15 all-new interviews with the industry's such a lot recognizable actors. full of behind-the-scenes anecdotes in regards to the making of flicks and television indicates, find out how to arrange for auditions, the strategies that convey a personality to existence and the secrets and techniques to incomes a residing in a hugely aggressive undefined, personality Kings 2 deals extra instructive classes in regards to the artwork and company of appearing.

Download e-book for kindle: Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky (The Oxford Keynotes by Kevin Bartig

Upon its most advantageous in July 1938 in the course of a time of emerging stress among the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, Sergei Eisenstein's epic movie Alexander Nevsky-with a rating via preeminent composer Sergei Prokofiev-was largely lauded by way of Soviet critics and audiences. The rating, which Prokofiev may organize as a separate cantata the next 12 months, approximates the film's narrative, depicting the Proto-Russian voters of Novgorod's heroic victory over the invading Teutonic Knights.

Extra resources for Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films

Example text

Download PDF sample

Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films by Michelangelo Capua


by David
4.4

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 7 votes