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The Graham Greene Film Reader

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s/t: Reviews, Essays, Interviews & Film Stories
An anthology of reviews, essays, interviews and film stories by this legendary writer.
Hardcover, 738 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers (first published January 1st 1993)
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If you like movies and admire Graham Greene, this 700 pager
is a powerhouse. Discussing "The Third Man," and some confabs
w David O Selznick, who had a small financial interest, GG and
dir Carol Reed, out of contractual politeness, were required to
give ear to DOS:

"Listen, boys, who the hell is going to a film with that title?"
"It's easily remembered," says GG. Blathers DOS: "We want something like 'Night in Vienna,' a title that will bring them in."

DOS later invites GG to lunch in New York to dangl
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Very fun to read Greene's film reviews in this collection -- he is sharp and candid in his analysis and assessment of the directors and actors. Reading his (most often very short) film reviews, you know right away what movies/actors he likes and dislikes, quite different from our contemporary film reviews. Also included in this collection are Greene's letters and interviews which I found remarkably revealing of the private Greene--sharp, sardonic, sensitive, and very complicated. Highly recommen ...more
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