A collection of interview gleanings and other verbal snippets arranged alphabetically by source from Agee to Zukor--which is...

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VOICES OF FILM EXPERIENCE: 1894 to the Present

A collection of interview gleanings and other verbal snippets arranged alphabetically by source from Agee to Zukor--which is to say assorted quotes from assorted filmsters. No discernible criteria govern the inclusions or the exclusions (actor Jean Gabin and director Brian DePalma are among the missing), and many of the comments are thuddingly inconsequential. Asked about his relationship with Joseph Losey, Stanley Baker is quoted as replying: ""Well, I don't know what to say about my relationship with Losey except that I think it was Losey who really made me aware about being an actor--probably how involved an actor should be in what he is doing--up until that stage everything was full of excitement."" Only the skimpiest biographical notes are provided, ranging from ""Dustin HOFFMAN, Born 1937"" to ""Otto PREMINGER, Born Vienna, 1906; student at University of Vienna. At 17 joined Max Reinhardt troupe as actor before began directing; 1935-40 stage worker in New York."" Not much for the money.

Pub Date: July 8, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977