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The Resource George Cukor : Hollywood master, edited by Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer

George Cukor : Hollywood master, edited by Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer

Label
George Cukor : Hollywood master
Title
George Cukor
Title remainder
Hollywood master
Statement of responsibility
edited by Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the studio era's most famous and admired directors, George Cukor made some of American cinema's most beloved classics, including The Women, Gaslight, Adam's Rib, A Star is Born, and My Fair Lady. Not himself a scriptwriter, he was particularly adept at choosing which properties to adapt and then managing the adaptation process with verve and skill. But what makes for a good adapter, for a talented master of ceremonies who knows where to put everything and everybody, including the camera? Who knows how to make a property his own even while enhancing the value it has as belonging to someone else? The essays in this volume, all written by prominent experts in their field, provide a series of complementary answers to those questions. Although responsible for many of the films that came to define an era, Cukor himself has received surprisingly little critical attention. With a theatrical style successfully transferred from his Broadway career, Cukor was still a man of the cinema, fascinated by the ever-developing potentials of his adopted medium, as shown by the more than fifty films he directed in a career that endured from the early sound era into the 1970s. Offering a critical discussion of every feature film Cukor directed, and including a rich trove of valuable information about their production histories, this is the first critical anthology devoted to one of the most celebrated figures from American cinema's golden age."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pomerance, Murray
  • Palmer, R. Barton
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cukor, George
  • Cukor, George
  • Cukor, George Dewey
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • Regissörer
Label
George Cukor : Hollywood master, edited by Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance -- 1. Cukor's tragicomedies of marriage : Dinner at Eight, No More Ladies, The Women, and The Marrying Kind / Maureen Turim -- 2. George Cukor's late style : Justine, Travels With My Aunt, and Rich and Famous / James Morrison -- 3. Libel, scandal, and bad big names : It Should Happen to You, Les Girls, Camille, and Romeo and Juliet / Dominic Lennard -- 4. The Cukor "problem" : David Copperfield, Holiday, and The Philadelphia Story / Robert B. Ray -- 5. Modulations of the shot : the quiet film style of George Cukor in What Price Hollywood?, Born Yesterday, Sylvia Scarlett, and My Fair Lady / Lee Carruthers -- 6. Doubling in the cinema of George Cukor : The Royal Family of Broadway, A Bill of Divorcement, A Double Life, and Bhowani Junction / Michael DeAngelis -- 7. George Cukor and the case of an actor's director : Hepburn and/or Tracy in Little Women, The Actress, Keeper of the Flame, Adam's Rib, and Pat and Mike / Charlie Keil -- 8. Cukor maudit : Tarnished Lady, Girls About Town, Our Betters, Susan and God, Desire Me, Edward, My Son, The Model and the Marriage Broker, Let's Make Love, and The Chapman Report / Bill Krohn -- 9. George Cukor's theatrical feminism : Gaslight, Heller in Pink Tights, A Life of Her Own, and A Star is Born / Linda Ruth Williams -- 10. The furthest side of paradise : Two-Faced Woman, A Woman's Face, Hot Spell, Wild is the Wind, and Winged Victory / R. Barton Palmer
Control code
ocn919188134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474416023
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16r0nt7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919188134
Label
George Cukor : Hollywood master, edited by Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / R. Barton Palmer and Murray Pomerance -- 1. Cukor's tragicomedies of marriage : Dinner at Eight, No More Ladies, The Women, and The Marrying Kind / Maureen Turim -- 2. George Cukor's late style : Justine, Travels With My Aunt, and Rich and Famous / James Morrison -- 3. Libel, scandal, and bad big names : It Should Happen to You, Les Girls, Camille, and Romeo and Juliet / Dominic Lennard -- 4. The Cukor "problem" : David Copperfield, Holiday, and The Philadelphia Story / Robert B. Ray -- 5. Modulations of the shot : the quiet film style of George Cukor in What Price Hollywood?, Born Yesterday, Sylvia Scarlett, and My Fair Lady / Lee Carruthers -- 6. Doubling in the cinema of George Cukor : The Royal Family of Broadway, A Bill of Divorcement, A Double Life, and Bhowani Junction / Michael DeAngelis -- 7. George Cukor and the case of an actor's director : Hepburn and/or Tracy in Little Women, The Actress, Keeper of the Flame, Adam's Rib, and Pat and Mike / Charlie Keil -- 8. Cukor maudit : Tarnished Lady, Girls About Town, Our Betters, Susan and God, Desire Me, Edward, My Son, The Model and the Marriage Broker, Let's Make Love, and The Chapman Report / Bill Krohn -- 9. George Cukor's theatrical feminism : Gaslight, Heller in Pink Tights, A Life of Her Own, and A Star is Born / Linda Ruth Williams -- 10. The furthest side of paradise : Two-Faced Woman, A Woman's Face, Hot Spell, Wild is the Wind, and Winged Victory / R. Barton Palmer
Control code
ocn919188134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 186 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474416023
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16r0nt7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919188134

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