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Self and society in the films of Robert Wise

Author: Justin E A Busch
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book uncovers the elements linking the director's diverse cinematic subjects and examines in detail the manifold ways in which Wise explored the tensions between individuals and their societies. His films are seen from a new and more complex perspective, one which will heighten the viewer's appreciation for the range and depth of Wise's overall body of work"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Robert Wise; Robert Wise; Robert Wise
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin E A Busch
ISBN: 9780786459155 0786459158
OCLC Number: 607613313
Description: vi, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: style and substance --
Competence and crisis --
Warnings --
The social contract disintegrates: Born to kill (1947) --
Manufacturing optimism: Executive suite (1954) --
Colonizing death: The sand pebbles (1966) --
Triads of hope: Star trek: the motion picture (1979).
Responsibility: Justin E.A. Busch.

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The first in-depth analysis of the cinematic career of Robert Wise, whose directorial credits include West Side Story, The Sound of Music and The Day The Earth Stood Still. This study provides a new  Read more...

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