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Women film editors : unseen artists of American cinema

Author: David Meuel
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As female producers and directors virtually disappeared for decades, a number of female film editors remained, rising to the top of their profession, several critical to revolutionizing filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s. Focusing on nine of these women and presenting glimpses of nine others, this book tells their captivating personal stories and examines their professional achievements"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Meuel
ISBN: 9781476662947 1476662940
OCLC Number: 951190362
Description: viii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Trojan Annie": Anne Bauchens' epic 40-year partnership with Cecil B. DeMille --
"The eyes to me are everything": Viola Lawrence's 47 years of seeing into the eyes of actors to convey the essence of characters --
"Boy, was I tough": the long reign and lasting legacy of MGM's Margaret Booth --
"Bobbie says...": Barbara McLean's four decades as Darryl Zanuck's "right-hand woman" --
Cutting to the chase: Dorothy Spencer's action-packed half-century in Hollywood --
The revolutionary: Dede Allen upends American film editing in the 1960s and 1970s --
"Mother cutter": Verna Fields mentors a new generation of film directors in the 1970s --
Making the most of her moments: the ever-adaptable and always adventurous Anne V. Coates --
"The most modest of living legends": Thelma Schoonmaker and her lifelong artistic partnership with Martin Scorsese --
Quick cuts: nine other women who've left a memorable mark on U.S. film editing --
Conclusion: contributions worth noting and celebrating.
Responsibility: David Meuel.

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"As female producers and directors virtually disappeared for decades, a number of female film editors remained, rising to the top of their profession, several critical to revolutionizing filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s. Focusing on nine of these women and presenting glimpses of nine others, this book tells their captivating personal stories and examines their professional achievements"--

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