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The films of William Wyler (1902--1981) include some of the most memorable and honored motion pictures of all time; Jezebel, The Letter, The Little Foxes, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Heiress, Detective Story, Roman Holiday, Ben-Hur, Funny Girl, and more than two dozen others. His great ability to conceal his directorial presence in order to better serve his material, coupled with the variety of genres in which he excelled, have earned his films 127 Academy Award nominations, winning Wyler three best-director Oscars. Based on his previously undiscovered papers, and hundreds of interviews, this perceptive, spellbinding biography reveals both the director and the private man in startling close-ups as he lived his turbulent life at a bit more than twenty-four frames per second.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306807985
ISBN-10: 030680798X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 146mm x 34mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jan Herman

A resident of New York City, Jan Herman is an award-winning journalist and coauthor of Cut Up or Shut Up.