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The world and its double : the life and work of Otto Preminger

Author: Chris Fujiwara
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Otto Preminger was one of Hollywood's first truly independent producer-directors. He sought to address the major social, political, and historical questions of his time in films designed to appeal to a wide public. Blazing a trail in the examination of controversial issues such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm) and homosexuality (Advise & Consent) and in the frank, sophisticated treatment of adult  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Otto Preminger; Otto Preminger; Otto Preminger; Otto L Preminger; Otto Preminger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Fujiwara
ISBN: 9780571211173 0571211178 9780865479951 086547995X 9780571223701 0571223702
OCLC Number: 174138803
Description: xiv, 479 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Breaking the Lightning --
It's the Artistic Side That's Questionable --
Cues for Passion --
Second Apprenticeship --
If You Can Find Something Different --
The Lubitsch Touch --
Obsession --
A Bucket of Ashes --
The Limbo of Movies --
A Search for Lucidity --
Hollywood Crossroads --
Sick Children --
From Self to Self --
The Unseeing Witness --
Private Arrangements --
What the Jury Decides --
The Accepted or Common Thing --
All Things Are in Process, and Nothing Stays Still --
Taboo --
A Conservative Liberal --
Hooked --
Too Much Reason --
An Invisible Wall --
Plenty of Nothing --
Man's Disorganized Soul --
Make Them All Brilliant and I Will Direct Unevenly --
Gratuitous Acts --
A Certain Weakness --
Never Give Up --
Organized Agitation --
How Do You Know I've Never Been Black? --
If We Must Be Prisoners --
The Love-In --
A Very Unpleasant Set --
Before the Doors Close on This Whole World --
The Human Factor.
Responsibility: Chris Fujiwara.
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