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The films of Robert Wise - Signed by author

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From his early days as a film editor at RKO studios, where he helped Orson Welles shape Citizen Kane, to his success as a director and producer of musical blockbusters of the 1960s, Robert Wise had a long and illustrious film career. Richard Keenan examines the nearly forty features that represent the director's career-from Curse of the Cat People in 1944 to A Storm in Summer (2001), the only television production Wise ever directed. Keenan offers a reappraisal of Wise's films so that the true quality of his work can be better appreciated. Keenan argues that if there was a flaw in Robert Wise as a director, it was that he lacked the ego and temperament of the artist, which was not necessarily a flaw at all. 

Drawing on more than 30 hours of interviews with Wise-as well as additional interviews with a number of his collaborators-Keenan offers a welcome reassessment of the director's work. In his analysis of each film, Keenan reveals both Wise the craftsman and the artist. In doing so, The Films of Robert Wise finally confers upon this underappreciated director the recognition he deserves.

Published 2007. Inscribed by the author on the title page.

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Inscribed by the author on the title page.
Author(s):
Richard C. Keenan
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Used: very good
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230x154x16
EAN-13:
9780810858855
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780810858855
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
209
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press

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From his early days as a film editor at RKO studios, where he helped Orson Welles shape Citizen Kane, to his success as a director and producer of musical blockbusters of the 1960s, Robert Wise had a long and illustrious film career. Richard Keenan examines the nearly forty features that represent the director's career-from Curse of the Cat People in 1944 to A Storm in Summer (2001), the only television production Wise ever directed. Keenan offers a reappraisal of Wise's films so that the true quality of his work can be better appreciated. Keenan argues that if there was a flaw in Robert Wise as a director, it was that he lacked the ego and temperament of the artist, which was not necessarily a flaw at all. 

Drawing on more than 30 hours of interviews with Wise-as well as additional interviews with a number of his collaborators-Keenan offers a welcome reassessment of the director's work. In his analysis of each film, Keenan reveals both Wise the craftsman and the artist. In doing so, The Films of Robert Wise finally confers upon this underappreciated director the recognition he deserves.

Published 2007. Inscribed by the author on the title page.

Added value:
Inscribed by the author on the title page.
Author(s):
Richard C. Keenan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
230x154x16
EAN-13:
9780810858855
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780810858855
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
209
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press

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