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Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films

Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films (Paperback)

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Maurice Tourneur (1876-1961), the French and American director, actor, and theatrical manager, is the focus of this work that takes a look at his life and career in the film industry. He began in France during the years 1912 to 1914, making a number of silents of which the subject was often gamin and orphan seeking shelter and love. Tourneur spent 1914-1926 in New Jersey and Hollywood, directing more than 50 films, using his French interests and talents to help shape the industry, and bringing 'stylization' to the screen. He was known in America for his mastery of lighting, design, and atmosphere. Tourneur worked in many genres, but one theme that ran throughout his work dealt with the tricks and ruses of love that women often faced - and sometimes used - to find happiness. While special attention is paid to facts about his films, a notable feature of this work are the photographs of Tourneur and his film subjects.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentFilm, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesIndividual actors & performersFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaIndividual film directors, film-makers Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 30/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9780786440856  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Harry Waldman is the author of several books about film, including Scenes Unseen: Unreleased and Uncompleted Films from the World's Master Filmmakers (1991), Maurice Tourneur (2001), and Missing Reels: Lost Films of American and European Cinema (2008). He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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