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How did Lubitsch do it?

Author: Joseph McBride
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ernst Lubitsch's sophisticated, elegant, and stylish films of the 1930s and 1940s are often credited with creating the genre of the classic Hollywood romantic comedy. Famed for the "Lubitsch touch" and his distinct comedic style particularly when it came to romance and sex and American hypocrisy around them. Lubitsch's films influenced and won the admiration of his fellow directors, including Welles, Hitchcock, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ernst Lubitsch; Ernst Lubitsch; Ernst Lubitsch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph McBride
ISBN: 9780231186445 0231186444 9780231186452 0231186452
OCLC Number: 1013740608
Description: 561 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: "How did Lubitsch do it?" --
"Herr Ernst Lubitsch" --
"Who is Ernst Lubitsch?" --
The "Berlin style" in Hollywood --
Tin cans in a warehouse? --
"Give me a moment, please" --
"In times like these ..." --
Master of the ineffable --
The aging master --
The door closes --
Epilogue: the importance of being Ernst.
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Joseph McBride analyzes Ernst Lubitsch's films in rich detail in the first in-depth critical study to consider the full scope of his work in both his native and adopted lands. McBride explains the  Read more...

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Although Ernst Lubitsch is one of the wittiest, most entertaining, and sexiest of filmmakers, he's difficult to write about because wit and humor are more resistant to analysis than drama. McBride Read more...

 
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