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Michael Curtiz : a life in film

Michael Curtiz : a life in film

Author: Alan K Rode
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : University Press of Kentucky, [date of publication not identified]
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the first biography of Michael Curtiz, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work of one of the film industry's most complex figures. He begins by exploring the director's early life and career in his native Hungary, revealing how Curtiz shaped the earliest days of silent cinema in Europe as he acted in, produced, and directed scores of films before immigrating to the United States in 1926. In Hollywood, Curtiz  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
collective biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rode, Alan K., 1954-
Michael Curtiz
(DLC) 2017029778
Named Person: Michael Curtiz; Michael Curtiz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan K Rode
ISBN: 9780813173962 0813173965 9780813173979 0813173973
OCLC Number: 1004424348
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Prologue; 1 A River Runs through It; 2 Actor to Director; 3 Transylvanian Idyll; 4 Phönix Rising; 5 A Stirred-up Anthill; 6 City of Film; 7 Monumental-Filme; 8 Exodus in Red Heels; 9 A Family Business; 10 Hungarian in the Promised Land; 11 A Loving Collaboration; 12 Hollywood's Great Deluge; 13 General Foreman; 14 Pre-Code in Synthetic Flesh; 15 Regime Change; 16 Home on the Range; 17 The Dream Team; 18 The Reason Why; 19 Falling Fruit; 20 Cash Cow; 21 Reaching Their Majority; 22 The Swash and the Buckler; 23 The "Pinochle" of His Career. 24 Fundamental Things25 "Those fine patriotic citizens, the Warner Brothers"; 26 Victory Garden; 27 A Michael Curtiz Production; 28 Vanished Dreams; 29 Doomed Masterpiece; 30 Nerve Ending; 31 Only in Hollywood; 32 Dégringolade; 33 Out on His Shield; Acknowledgments; Filmography; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Alan K. Rode.


This meticulously researched biography provides a nuanced understanding of one of the most talented filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age.  Read more...


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A superbly researched, highly compelling account of one of cinema's most gifted and underrated directors, Rode provides a vivid description of Curtiz's personality and working methods. It is Read more...

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