Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster



As one American reviewer put it: ‘Not many film stars receive first-class biographies; Burt Lancaster not only deserved one, he got one.’ Acclaimed biographer Kate Buford has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio in the ...

Author: Kate Buford

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781312001

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Burt Lancaster is perhaps most widely remembered as the tough, iron-jawed star of films such as Gunfight at the OK Corral and Airport. But as this superbly readable and insightful biography demonstrates, he was an actor with much broader ambitions – brilliantly realised in Visconti’s The Leopard – as well as the founder of the first actor-led production company in Hollywood. Lancaster’s liberal political views led not only to frequent clashes with the House Un-American Activities Committee and a voluminous FBI file, but also a private life that was colourful even by Hollywood standards. Although a devoted father and husband (to three wives), the actor took numerous lovers – of both sexes. In his sexual tastes as in his choice of roles, he defied classification. Kate Buford’s definitive biography offers a full, frank, sensitive and compelling portrait of the star of Atlantic City, From Here to Eternity and Elmer Gantry (for which he won a Best Actor Oscar). Lancaster emerges as a man of restless energy, relentless curiosity and continual development as an actor: a star every bit as interesting offscreen as on. As one American reviewer put it: ‘Not many film stars receive first-class biographies; Burt Lancaster not only deserved one, he got one.’ Acclaimed biographer Kate Buford has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio in the United States since 1994.

Historical Dictionary of American CinemaHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema



Burt Lancaster Buford, Kate. Burt Lancaster: An American Life. New York: Knopf, 2000. Fishgall, Gary. Against Type: The Biography of Burt Lancaster. New York: Scribner, 1995. Hunter, Allan. Burt Lancaster: The Man and His Movies.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130124

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Page: 654

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One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.

The Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in LiteratureThe Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in Literature



Lancaster's. Monographic. Bibliography. (books. only). Andreychuk, Ed. Burt Lancaster: A Filmography & Biography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000. Buford, Kate. Burt Lancaster: An American Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648890840

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"The Careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas as Referenced in Literature" is a study of the perception of these two Hollywood megastars and their work, as presented in the text and context of references and allusions found in world literature. This book also aims to establish the impact factor of the two actors and their major films, as well as to provide extensive data for further studies of the complex and bilateral relationships between film and literature. The pertinent quotations have been extracted from over 150 works—novels, short stories, plays, poems and some nonfiction biographies and memoirs (excluding those focused on film celebrities)—by more than 120 authors. The main body of the book consists of two parts, each devoted to one actor and each having five identical sections. In the first section, references to the actor’s films are discussed while the second section presents references to the actor himself. The third section shows the complete list of references found to the actor and his films, including references not mentioned in the first two sections—either because of their relative insignificance, the lack of an English translation in case of foreign-language works or repetitiveness and/or abundance in a given work. The fourth section offers the credits of the films referenced, and the fifth section presents the actor’s complete monographic bibliography. The third part of the book, ‘Epilogue: Final Remarks and Conclusions,’ provides an analysis and classification of all the references and allusions presented in the main body, and it elaborates on the friendship of the two actors. College professors and students interested in film studies, particularly film analysis and criticism, film perception and film genres, will find this book of great interest. It will also appeal to people interested in biographical books on movie personalities and movie fans, especially those interested in westerns, film noir and the careers of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

WOrld War II Goes to the Movies Television GuideWOrld War II Goes to the Movies Television Guide



... of Burt Lancaster by Gary Fishgall - 1995 Alec Guinness by Piers Paul Read - 2003 Alfred Hitchcock A Life in ... by Agostino von Hassell and Sigrid MacRae - 2006 American Film Industry by Tino Balio - 1976 American Film Institute ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105586026

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A complete film guide to motion pictures and television shows that pertain to the war.

The Baseball Film in Postwar AmericaThe Baseball Film in Postwar America



Burt Lancaster: An American Life. New York: Da Capo, 2001. _____. Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend ofJim Thorpe. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Bullock, Steven R. Playingfor Their Nation: Baseball and the American ...

Author: Ron Briley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484799

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This work focuses on the baseball movie genre in the years following World War II, beginning with the 1948 biopic The Babe Ruth Story and ending with the 1962 Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris vehicle Safe at Home!, when the consensus was that conflict should be limited in American society by emphasizing economic growth and a strong stand against Communism. This study of selected films indicates, however, that this strategy was not entirely effective; while offering a certain amount of nostalgia, these films could not provide shelter from the storm gathering in postwar America which challenged conventional ideas of race, gender and class and broke in the 1960s.