Conversations With John Schlesinger

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Conversations With John Schlesinger

Format:  Paperback,

177 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2006

ISBN-13: 9780375757631

ISBN-10: 0375757635

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"I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what's behind it."
-John Schlesinger
The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema's most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in "Conversations with John Schlesinger," acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger's nephew, reveals the director's private world in a series of in-depth interviews conducted in the later years of the director's life.
Here they discuss the impact of Schlesinger's personal life on his art. As his films so readily demonstrate, Schlesinger is a wonderful storyteller, and he serves up fascinating and provocative recollections of growing up in a Jewish family during World War II, his sexual coming-of-age as a gay man in conformist 1950s England, his emergence as an artist in the "Swinging 60s," and the roller-coaster ride of his career as one of the most prominent Hollywood directors of his time.
Schlesinger also discusses his artistic philosophy and approach to filmmaking, recounting stories from the sets of his masterpieces, including "Midnight Cowboy"; "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"; "Marathon Man"; and "The Day of the Locust." He shares what it was like to direct such stars as Dustin Hoffman, John Voight, Sean Penn, Madonna, and Julie Christie (whom Schlesinger is credited with discovering) and offers his thoughts on the fickle nature of fame and success in Hollywood.
Packed with wit and keen insight into the artistic mind, "Conversations with John Schlesinger" is not just the candid story of a dynamic and eventful life but the true measure of an extraordinary person.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2006
ISBN-13: 9780375757631
ISBN-10: 0375757635
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 177
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.0 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 0375757635

Chapter outline

Childhoodp. 3
Getting startedp. 21
Breaking inp. 47
The British filmsp. 63
Liberationp. 99
Hollywood yearsp. 131
Epilogue : toward the endp. 155

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