This is the definitive book on Leone's complete film work. In this first book-length analysis of Leone's work and vision, Cumbow discusses the director's unique contribution to the American western, the epic film tradition, and such masters as John Ford and Akira Kurosawa. Chapters are devoted to each of Leone's films as director. Includes a chronology of Leone's career, bibliography, and detailed filmography, including plot synopses.
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Robert C. Cumbow is a corporate communications manager, university lecturer and seminar leader, and freelance writer in Seattle. He has published articles and reviews on film, drama, art, and music and is also the author of a collection of puns, Pardon Me, Roy & Other Groaners.Review:
...the first study of this influential director...full of information about Leone's films, themes, methods and use of such actors as Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda and Robert DeNiro. Excellent. (Coast Book Review)
A book-length study on the films of Sergio Leone has been long overdue. Robert C. Cumbow's new book, nicely produced by Scarecrow Press, effectively fills the gap. (Soundtrack!)
...a well informed overview to the career of one of Italy's more influential and American-influenced directors...I was amazed by the obsessive love and dedication that went into a book like this. (Films In Review)
The author...has a keen grasp of film history and an engaging style that he brings to bear upon his too-often-overlooked subject. (Wilson Library Bulletin)
...detailed study...well researched... (Film Quarterly)
...excellent... (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Cumbow's conclusions are perceptive and his judgement sound. (Cult Movies)
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Descrizione libro Scarecrow Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0810819473