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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.”

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