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The Resource Picture, Lillian Ross ; foreword by Anjelica Huston

Picture, Lillian Ross ; foreword by Anjelica Huston

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Picture
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Picture
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Lillian Ross ; foreword by Anjelica Huston
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Language
eng
Summary
"Lillian Ross worked at The New Yorker for more than half a century, and might be described not only as an outstanding practitioner of modern long-form journalism but also as one of its inventors. Picture, originally published in 1952, is her most celebrated piece of reportage, a closely observed and completely absorbing story of how studio politics and misguided commercialism turn a promising movie into an all-around disaster. The charismatic and hard-bitten director and actor John Huston is at the center of the book, determined to make Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage--one of the great and defining works of American literature, the first modern war novel, a book whose vivid imagistic style invites the description of cinematic--into a movie that is worthy of it. At first all goes well, as Huston shoots and puts together a two-hour film that is, he feels, the best he's ever made. Then the studio bosses step in and the audience previews begin, conferences are held, and the movie is taken out of Huston's hands, cut down by a third, and finally released--with results that please no one and certainly not the public: It was an expensive flop. In Picture, which Charlie Chaplin aptly described as "brilliant and sagacious," Ross is a gadfly on the wall taking note of the operations of a system designed to crank out mediocrity."--
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1918-2017
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Ross, Lillian
Dewey number
791.43/72
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1997.R383
LC item number
R6 2019
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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Picture, Lillian Ross ; foreword by Anjelica Huston
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  • 31223130807093
  • 31223130807077
  • 31223130807085
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781681373157
Lccn
2018024728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20190702-147
System control number
(OCoLC)1039236933
Label
Picture, Lillian Ross ; foreword by Anjelica Huston
Publication
Copyright
Note
Publication date from Publisher's website
Bar code
  • 31223130807093
  • 31223130807077
  • 31223130807085
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xviii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781681373157
Lccn
2018024728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20190702-147
System control number
(OCoLC)1039236933

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