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Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film (Screen Classics) Hardcover – October 18, 2017
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"Alan K. Rode's intensely personal biography provides the reader with a complete, well-researched, comprehensive, and critical career study of a brilliant yet complicated artist. A wonderful read and an accurate source for future reference, Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film is thoroughly satisfying, highly intelligent, and a delicious, rich dessert for any serious lover of film and film history. Indulge."―Stephen Michael Shearer, author of Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life
"A superbly researched, highly compelling account of one of cinema's most gifted and underrated directors, Rode provides a vivid description of Curtiz's personality and working methods. It is difficult if not impossible to imagine a more complete account of his life."―Steven C. Smith, author of A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann
"Finally! In Alan K. Rode's deeply researched and compelling biography, Michael Curtiz gets long overdue recognition as one of the cinema's greatest storytellers. Casablanca is merely the most renowned of the man's many masterpieces, and Rode does the director justice by leaving no stone unturned in his examination of Curtiz's life and career. This book is a significant addition, and at times a valuable corrective, to existing scholarship on Hollywood, the studio system, and the auteur theory. Bravo!"―Eddie Muller, author and Turner Classic Movies host
"Michael Curtiz is the best director most people have never heard of. Yet until now nobody has taken up the case for Curtiz in a soup-to-nuts biography. The good news is that Alan Rode's massive book is exhaustively researched, well written and frequently witty.
[Curtiz] amassed a body of work without parallel at a great movie studio [Warner Bros.]. His films are his best advocate of that, but Alan Rode's book is a close second."―Wall Street Journal
"Rode's book is entertaining and informative as it takes measure of a director who has received less credit than he deserves."―Milwaukee Express
"Rode's evenhanded, impressively researched, engrossing book amply conveys its subject's "incandescent mania for filmmaking.""―Film Comment
"[The book is] spry and confident, pulsing with tasty quotes and catchy proseanecdotes, side-shots, insights, ironies. An abundant, 698-page, six-course meal."―Hollywood Elsewhere
About the Author
Writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode is the author of Charles McGraw: Film Noir Tough Guy. He is the host and producer of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, California, and director-treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation.
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In addition to learning the correct pronunciation of the great director's name, it was a real pleasure to read such a meticulously researched history of American filmmaking that sparkles with astute reflections, anecdotes, and a lively style of writing. The Burt Lancaster episode is priceless ("...Vhat the hell I say to him that make him so mad with me?"). We eagerly await Alan Rode's next project.