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Arthur Penn: American Director

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Arthur Penn: American Director is the comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters lucidly convey the story of Penn's life and career, as well as pertinent events in the history of American film, theater, and television. In the process of tracing the full spectrum of his career, Arthur Penn reveals the enormous ...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published March 3rd 2011 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jan 01, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it
Arthur Penn had the sort of career that would be impossible today, moving back and forth between theater, television and movies, with landmark productions in each field. He directed "The Miracle Worker" in all three mediums, and his career spanned from early live television to made for cable originals. Along the way he also changed American filmmaking with "Bonnie and Clyde" and made one of the great revisionist westerns in "Little Big Man." He even made the avant garde comedy "Penn and Teller ...more
Overall I just found this to be a bit dry. There wasn't any meat. I would have liked more personal background, instead of just technical information.
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