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George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer

Abstract

George Cukor is one of the studio era's most famous and admired directors, with many of the American cinema's most beloved classics to his credit, including The Women, Gaslight, Adam's Rib, A Star is Born, and My Fair Lady. Not himself a scriptwriter, he was particularly adept at choosing which properties to adapt and then managing the adaptation process with verve and effectiveness. What makes for a good adapter, for a talented master of ceremonies who knows where to put everything and everybody (including the camera)? Who knows how to make a property his own even while enhancing the value it ... More

Keywords: George Cukor, film director, American cinema, film adaptation, indoor cinema, emotionality, film studio era, 1970s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693566
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Pomerance, editor
Clemson University

R. Barton Palmer, editor
Clemson University