George Stevens

The Films of a Hollywood Giant

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About the Book

“George Stevens could do anything,” said veteran Hollywood producer Pandro S. Berman, “break your heart or make you laugh.”
Winner of two Best Director Oscars—for A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956)—Stevens excelled in a range of genres, gave luster to some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and was revered by his peers. Yet his work has been largely neglected by critics and scholars.
This career retrospective highlights Stevens’ achievments, particularly in his sweeping “American Dream” trilogy (A Place in the Sun, Shane (1953) and Giant). His recurrent themes and characteristic style reveal a progressive attitude towards women’s experiences and highlight the continued relevance of his films today.

About the Author(s)

Neil Sinyard is an emeritus professor of film studies at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. He is the author of 25 books on film, including studies of directors such as William Wyler, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg.

Bibliographic Details

Neil Sinyard
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7775-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3660-3
Imprint: McFarland