Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Critical Essays with an Annotated Bibliography and a Filmography


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About the Book

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Barefoot Contessa, and All About Eve—just three of the most well-known films of writer, director, and producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz. This work contains critical essays about the man and his work, as well as a guide to resources, an annotated bibliography, and a filmography. The essays on each of his films are categorized under Mankiewicz’s Dark Cinema, The Mankiewicz Woman, Filmed Theatre, and Literary Adaptations. The annotated bibliography includes writings by and about Mankiewicz; the filmography includes full cast and credit information and other data. Information on Mankiewicz’s awards, miscellaneous and unrealized projects, and film festivals honoring him is also provided.

About the Author(s)

Cheryl Bray Lower is a journalist and award-winning news photographer. She is the only scholar to have had complete access to the private papers of Joseph L. Mankiewicz. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University. He has published numerous works on the English, French, and Latin literature of the later Middle Ages, and is the translator, with William Kibler and others, of several anthologies of medieval texts. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Cheryl Bray Lower and R. Barton Palmer
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 296
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014 [2001]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9379-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

PART I. Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Notes on his Life and Career      3
A Biographical Sketch      5
Film Chronology      25

PART II. Essays      29
Mankiewicz’s Dark Cinema      31
The Mankiewicz Woman      73
Filmed Theatre      125
Literary Adaptations      141

PART III. Guide to Resources      173
Notes on the Resources      175
Annotated Bibliography      179
Filmography      237

Appendix A. Miscellaneous and Unrealized Mankiewicz Projects      263
Appendix B. Film Festivals Honoring Mankiewicz      267
Appendix C. Awards      269
Index      271

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