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Film Comment (Winter 1970-71) ["The Hollywood Screenwriter"]

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Film Comment Publishing Corp.: 1970

Edition: (Vol. 6, No. 4)

Seller ID: 20631

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[some scuffing/rubbing to covers, moderate to heavy wear along spine (spine staples still holding firm)]. (B&W photographs) A special issue devoted to screenwriters, this was essentially the editor's opening salvo in his crusade to provide a corrective to the so-called "auteur theory," which exalted the director as the primary filmic creator, and which had taken firm hold in American film criticism during the 1960s thanks largely to the writings of Andrew Sarris. Corliss takes on Sarris and the auteurists directly in his introductory essay, while at the same time tweaking their noses... View more info

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The Hollywood Screenwriters; a Film Comment Book

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books (Discus Books): 1972

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 21975

Condition: Very Good


[solid copy, mild browning to page edges, a little soft creasing to front cover, abrasions on title page from erasure of previous owner's name]. Mass Market PB An essential collection of essays, interviews and filmographies, this was a seminal work (and a precursor to Corliss's 1974 manifesto, Talking Pictures) in terms of bringing the screenwriter out from under the director's shadow, following a decade of auteurist criticism run rampant. There are essays on Anita Loos, Jules Furthman, Ben Hecht, Preston Sturges and Dudley Nichols; a memoir by Howard Koch about working with Max Ophuls on LETT... View more info

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Film Comment (Summer 1972) ["The Hollywood Cameraman"]

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Film Comment Publishing Corp.: 1972

Edition: (Vol. 8, No. 2)

Seller ID: 20628

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, light wear along spine]. (B&W photographs) The primary feature of this issue is a special supplement, "The Men With the Movie Cameras," featuring filmographies for sixty great cinematographers. Other features include: "Elia Kazan's America" by Estelle Changas, plus an interview with Kazan; Part 2 of Andrew Sarris's article on Ernst Lubitsch in the 1930s; an interview with Penelope Gilliatt; "Passion, Death and Testament: Carl Dreyer's Jesus Film"; a discussion of the films of Jacques Tourneur, by Robin Wood; discussion of IMITATION OF LIFE (Douglas Si... View more info