The Resource Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges, Glenn Lovell

Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges, Glenn Lovell

Label
Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges
Title
Escape artist
Title remainder
the life and films of John Sturges
Statement of responsibility
Glenn Lovell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the biography of the director of films such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and Bad Day at Black Rock. The book examines Sturges’ childhood in California during the Great Depression; his apprenticeship in the editing department of RKO Pictures, where he worked on such films as Gunga Din and Of Human Bondage; his service in World War II; and his emergence as one of the first independent producer-directors in Hollywood. It chronicles the filmmaker’s relationships with such luminaries as Spencer Tracy, James Garner, Yul Brynner, and Frank Sinatra. It also analyzes his hits and misses, and addresses the reasons he has been overlooked in the discussion of postwar Hollywood. The book explores the director’s focus on masculinity, machismo, and male-bonding in big-budget, ensemble action films. It examines his aesthetic sensibility, his talent for composing widescreen images, and his uncanny ability to judge raw talent-including that of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovell, Glenn
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.S779
LC item number
L68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin film studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sturges, John
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Regissörer
Label
Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges, Glenn Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The case for "the other Sturges" -- Sturges with a blast of rum -- Youth -- RKO -- War & Wyler -- Columbia years -- MGM -- A walk in the sun -- At sea -- Gun for hire -- The rat trap -- Seven the hard way -- Grand illusion -- Roadshows -- Epilogue: the best escape
Control code
ocn220419837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780299228309
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40016249525
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)220419837
Label
Escape artist : the life and films of John Sturges, Glenn Lovell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The case for "the other Sturges" -- Sturges with a blast of rum -- Youth -- RKO -- War & Wyler -- Columbia years -- MGM -- A walk in the sun -- At sea -- Gun for hire -- The rat trap -- Seven the hard way -- Grand illusion -- Roadshows -- Epilogue: the best escape
Control code
ocn220419837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780299228309
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40016249525
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)220419837

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