RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 53324913 LA English T1 Three philosophical filmmakers : Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir A1 Singer, Irving., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2004 SN 0262195011 9780262195010 AB "Although Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Jean Renoir do not pontificate about "eternal verities or analytical niceties," as Irving Singer remarks in Three Philosophical Filmmakers, each expresses, through his work, his particular vision of reality. In this study of these great directors, Singer examines the ways in which meaning and technique interact within their different visions." "Singer's account reveals Hitchcock, Welles, and Renoir to be not only consummate artists and inspired craftsmen but also sophisticated theorists of film and its place in human experience. They left behind numerous essays, articles, and interviews in which they discuss the nature of their own work as well as more extensive issues. Singer draws on their writings, as well as their movies, to show the pervasive importance of what they did as dedicated filmmakers."--Jacket.