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Product Details

  • Series: Contemporary Film Directors
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252078462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252078460
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,825,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A thoughtful, scholarly study of one of America’s most underrated filmmakers."--Leonard Maltin

"Annette Insdorf's incisive and sympathetic book grants Kaufman the place in the pantheon he deserves."--Roger Ebert


 

 
A sympathetic, in-depth, and entirely jargon-free look at Kaufman’s work."--DGA Quarterly

"It could take only a great scholar of film to understand and appreciate the work of one of our great quintessential American filmmakers, and Annette Insdorf, in her masterly and captivating study of Philip Kaufman, does just that. This book is insightful, perceptive, and confident, and like Kaufman's films, it repays the reader's attention generously and with great compassion and humanity."--Ken Burns


 

"A study so closely tuned to his work and so neatly supplemented with his own insights from interviews and e-mails that it reads like a biography of an oeuvre."--The New Yorker online

 
"A shrewd and very readable study."--Filmmaker

About the Author

 

 
Annette Insdorf is the director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her books include Francois Truffaut; Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; and Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By YY on July 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
Annette Insorf's book on Philip Kaufman is one of those true revelations that remind you why film is a great art form. It exposes a sensitive, deep, visual brave filmmaker of which each film is a true gem. The versatility and sensuality that Kaufman uses in telling stories made me think of him as Kubrick with a heart.
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