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Author Polonsky, Abraham

Title Abraham Polonsky : interviews / edited by Andrew Dickos
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 201 pages)
Series Conversations with filmmakers series
Conversations with filmmakers series.
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Chronology; Filmography and Bibliography; Abraham Polonsky / 1947; The Best Years of Our Lives: A Review; Abraham Polonsky / 1947; Odd Man Out and Monsieur Verdoux; Abraham Polonsky / 1953; Hemingway and Chaplin; Abraham Polonsky / 1962; A Utopian Experience; William S. Pechter / 1962 & 1968; Conversations with Abraham Polonsky; Eric Sherman and Martin Rubin / 1968; Interview with Abraham Polonsky; Michel Delahaye / 1969; Interview with Abraham Polonsky; Michel Ciment and Bertrand Tavernier / 1970; Interview with Abraham Polonsky
Jim Cook and Kingsley Canham / 1970Interview with Abraham Polonsky; Abraham Polonsky / 1970; How the Blacklist Worked in Hollywood; Abraham Polonsky / 1971; Making Movies; James Pasternak and F. William Howton / 1971; Abraham Polonsky: Interview; Abraham Polonsky / 1975; On John Garfield; Joseph McBride / 1980 / 2011; "A Pavane for an Early American": Abraham Polonsky Discusses Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here; Robert Siegel / 1993; Interview with Abraham Polonsky and Walter Bernstein; Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner / 1997; Interview with Abraham Polonsky; Selected Sources; Index
Summary Abraham Polonsky (1910-1999), screenwriter and filmmaker of the mid-twentieth-century Left, recognized his writerly mission to reveal the aspirations of his characters in a material society structured to undermine their hopes. In the process, he ennobled their struggle. His auspicious beginning in Hollywood reached a zenith with his Oscar-nominated screenplay for Robert Rossen's boxing noir, Body and Soul (1947), and his inaugural film as writer and director, Force of Evil (1948), before he was blacklisted during the McCarthy witch hunt. Polonsky envisioned cinema a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes filmography
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Jan. 11, 2013)
Subject Polonsky, Abraham -- Interviews
Polonsky, Abraham.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Interviews
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Interviews
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Individual Director.
Authors, American.
Motion picture producers and directors.
United States.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Dickos, Andrew, 1952-
LC no. 2012027527
ISBN 9781621030676