Pictures at A Revolution

Pictures at A Revolution

Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

Book - 2008
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Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594201523
Branch Call Number: 791.43097309 HAR
Characteristics: 490 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 20, 2014

Mark Harris uses the diverse Best Picture nominees for 1967 – Bonnie and Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of the Night – to chronicle the transformation from Old Hollywood to New Hollywood. Crammed with anecdotes and insights, this surprisingly entertaining book also explains how a man once known for innovative comedy routines (Mike Nichols) briefly became the hottest director in Hollywood and how the musical Doctor Dolittle became an expensive mess rather than a Sound of Music-like success. A word of warning, though: this book may cause you to watch several great (and a few not-so-great) films.

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