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ReFocus: The Films of Delmer Daves

Matthew Carter and Andrew Nelson


New essays on the life and work of veteran Hollywood filmmaker Delmer Daves. From Destination Tokyo (1943) to The Battle of Villa Fiorita (1965), among many other titles, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the United States as Delmer Daves (1904-1977), but few filmmakers have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature. Daves is often regarded as an embodiment of the self-effacing craftsmanship of classical and post-War Hollywood, which helps explain his relative neglect by film critics and scholars. As the first study of Daves’s career, this collection in th ... More

Keywords: Delmer Daves, Hollywood, Auteur, Western genre, American cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474403016
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403016.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Carter, editor
Manchester Metropolitan University

Andrew Nelson, editor
Montana State University

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