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The Resource William Wyler : the life and films of Hollywood's most celebrated director, Gabriel Miller

William Wyler : the life and films of Hollywood's most celebrated director, Gabriel Miller

Label
William Wyler : the life and films of Hollywood's most celebrated director
Title
William Wyler
Title remainder
the life and films of Hollywood's most celebrated director
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During his forty-five-year career, William Wyler (1902--1981) pushed the boundaries of filmmaking with his gripping storylines and innovative depth-of-field cinematography. With a body of work that includes such memorable classics as Jezebel (1938), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Ben-Hur (1959), and Funny Girl (1968), Wyler is the most nominated director in the history of the Academy Awards and bears the distinction of having won an Oscar for Best Director on three occasions. Both Bette Davis and Lillian Hellman considered him America's finest director, and Sir Laurence Olivier said he learned more about film acting from Wyler than from anyone else. In William Wyler, Gabriel Miller explores the career of one of Hollywood's most unique and influential directors, examining the evolution of his cinematic style. Wyler's films feature nuanced shots and multifaceted narratives that reflect his preoccupation with realism and story construction. The director's later works were deeply influenced by his time in the army air force during World War II, and the disconnect between the idealized version of the postwar experience and reality became a central theme of Wyler's masterpiece, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). None of Wyler's contemporaries approached his scope: he made successful and seminal films
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Gabriel
Dewey number
  • 791.43/0233/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.W95
LC item number
M55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Wyler, William
Label
William Wyler : the life and films of Hollywood's most celebrated director, Gabriel Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Discovering a vocation and a style: The shakedown (1929), The love trap (1929), Hell's heroes (1930), A house divided (1931) -- Coming into his own: Counsellor-at-law (1933) -- First-class pictures: These three (1936) -- The Wyler touch: Dodsworth (1936) -- A concoction: Come and get it (1936) -- The street where they live: Dead end (1937) -- Gone with the plague: Jezebel (1938) -- Home on the moors and the range: Wuthering Heights (1939), The westerner (1940), The letter (1940) -- Bette Davis and the South redux: The little foxes (1941) -- War films: Mrs. Miniver (1942), Memphis Belle (1944), Thunderbolt (1945) -- The way home: The best years of our lives (1946) -- The American scene I: The heiress (1949) -- The American scene II: Carrie (1952) -- The House Un-American Activities Committee: Detective story (1951), Roman holiday (1953), The desperate hours (1955), The children's hour (1961) -- The pacifist dilemma: Friendly persuasion (1956), The big country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959) -- Final projects: The collector (1965), How to steal a million (1966), Funny girl (1968), The liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Control code
818735108
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
483 pages, 24 unnumbered unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780813142098
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013010135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818735108
Label
William Wyler : the life and films of Hollywood's most celebrated director, Gabriel Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Discovering a vocation and a style: The shakedown (1929), The love trap (1929), Hell's heroes (1930), A house divided (1931) -- Coming into his own: Counsellor-at-law (1933) -- First-class pictures: These three (1936) -- The Wyler touch: Dodsworth (1936) -- A concoction: Come and get it (1936) -- The street where they live: Dead end (1937) -- Gone with the plague: Jezebel (1938) -- Home on the moors and the range: Wuthering Heights (1939), The westerner (1940), The letter (1940) -- Bette Davis and the South redux: The little foxes (1941) -- War films: Mrs. Miniver (1942), Memphis Belle (1944), Thunderbolt (1945) -- The way home: The best years of our lives (1946) -- The American scene I: The heiress (1949) -- The American scene II: Carrie (1952) -- The House Un-American Activities Committee: Detective story (1951), Roman holiday (1953), The desperate hours (1955), The children's hour (1961) -- The pacifist dilemma: Friendly persuasion (1956), The big country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959) -- Final projects: The collector (1965), How to steal a million (1966), Funny girl (1968), The liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Control code
818735108
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
483 pages, 24 unnumbered unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780813142098
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013010135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818735108

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