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Leo McCarey: From Marx to McCarthy
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Leo McCarey: From Marx to McCarthy (Hardback)

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This first full-length biography of a legendary and award-winning Hollywood writer, producer, and director (Duck Soup, My Favorite Wife, An Affair to Remember, Going My Way, and The Bells of St. Mary's) explores the director's life as filtered through his art. Gehring maintains that McCarey's films were often a reworking of his antiheroic self. In addition, the apparent diversity of his films actually represents an interrelated web of various comedy genres and a pattern of antiheroic characters and themes.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinema Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 08/12/2004 ISBN-13: 9780810852631  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Wes D. Gehring is a professor of film at Ball State University and an Associate Media Editor of USA Today Magazine, for which he also writes the column "Reel World." He is the author of twenty film-related books, including two previous volumes for Scarecrow Press, Romantic vs. Screwball Comedy (2002), and Irene Dunne, First Lady of Hollywood (2003).

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