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Arthur Penn : American director

Author: Nat Segaloff
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011.
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent events in the history of American film, theater, and television. In the process of tracing the full spectrum of his career, Arthur Penn reveals the enormous scope of Penn's talent and his profound impact  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Segaloff, Nat.
Arthur Penn.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2011
(DLC) 2010047399
(OCoLC)682895313
Named Person: Arthur Penn; Arthur Penn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nat Segaloff
ISBN: 9780813129815 0813129818 9780813139739 0813139732
OCLC Number: 711004419
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 307 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
Contents: Prologue: the micturating Mogul --
A boy of two cities --
The theater of war --
The teachable moment --
Up at eight, off at nine --
The edge of chaos --
Built for television --
Kid's play --
Four for the seesaw --
Three miracles --
The king of Broadway --
The little play that could --
Train wrecks --
Foggy mountain breakthrough --
Golden boys --
Curtains --
Hippie sunset --
Little big mensch --
A state of great disorder --
Sly foxes --
The studio --
A sea of mud --
Back to basics.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Nat Segaloff ; foreword by Jonathan Demme.

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Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent events in the history of American film, theater, and television. In the process of tracing the full spectrum of his career, Arthur Penn reveals the enormous scope of Penn's talent and his profound impact on the entertainment industry in an accessible, engaging account of the well-known director's life.Born in 1922 to a family of Philadelphia immigrants, the young Penn was bright bu

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""A biography of noted film director Arthur Penn (1922 - 2010) is long overdue. Segaloff... knew Penn personally and might have written the definitive text." -- Choice" --

 
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