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Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory
Hollywood's Genius Bad Boy
Foreword by Kevin Brownlow
He got Bette Davis's eyes on film
This is the first biography of an eccentric genius of early twentieth-century filmmaking. Edmund Goulding (18911959) is most remembered as the director of Grand Hotel. He wrote the story for the Oscar-winning musical The Broadway Melody and collaborated with Gloria Swanson and Joseph Kennedy for The Trespasser. He excelled at anti-war drama (The Dawn Patrol), Bette Davis weepies (Dark Victory), romantic dramas (The Constant Nymph), big-budget literary adaptations (The Razor's Edge), and film noir (Nightmare Alley). Goulding was a complicated, contradictory man whose notorious orgies, bisexuality, drinking, and drug addictions were whispered about in Hollywood. Yet his well-crafted plots and compelling characters had a profound influence on the future of filmmaking.
Matthew Kennedy teaches anthropology at City College of San Francisco and film history at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
The University of Wisconsin Press also publishes the screenplay for Dark Victory in our Wisconsin/Warner Bros screenplay series.
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LC: 2003022356 PN
344 pp. 6 x 9
20 b/w photos
Cloth $35.00 t
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