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Arthur Penn: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)

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Beginning in 1957 with the release of his directorial debut The Left Handed Gun, Arthur Penn (b. 1922) quickly became an iconoclastic and influential American film director. Moving deftly between comedy and tragedy, realism and absurdity, his films Mickey One, Bonnie and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, Little Big Man, and Night Moves speak to the troubled times--the 1960s and 1970s--in which they were made while remaining timeless in their unsettling portrayal of characters on the margins of society.

Arthur Penn: Interviews is the first collection to explore every stage of the director's career. These conversations span forty-five years, from his first in-depth discussion with Cahiers du cinéma in 1963 to a new interview from 2007, and reveal Penn's ever-changing ideas on the nature of film and filmmaking. This volume also presents newly translated interviews from European film periodicals, published in English for the first time.

Synopsis:

Collected interviews with the director of Bonnie and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, Little Big Man, Night Moves, and other films

About the Author

Michael Chaiken of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is director of film and new media at the Maysles Institute and has published in Film Comment. Paul Cronin is the founder and director of Sticking Place Films and lives in London. He is the author of Herzog on Herzog, and he edited Alexander Mackendrick's On Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604731057
Author:
Penn, Arthur
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Editor:
Chaiken, Michael
Editor:
Cronin, Paul
Author:
Cronin, Paul
Author:
Chaiken, Michael
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Director
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Penn, Arthur
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film Studies; Biography
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Conversations with Filmmakers
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.94x6.14x.62 in. .89 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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