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William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Gabriel Miller


This book provides the first comprehensive study of William Wyler's major films. Despite his status as the most decorated American film director in history (including 3 Oscars and a record 12 Oscar nominations), Wyler is the only major director from American film's “classic period” whose work has never been subjected to rigorous study. The book focuses both on Wyler's evolving views of America — as articulated through his films in terms of such themes as capitalism, World War II, and HUAC — and on his directorial style, which emphasizes depth-of-field photography, minimal cutting, and thematic ... More

Keywords: André Bazin, Gregg Toland, Samuel Goldwyn, HUAC, World War II, depth-of-field photography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813142098
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriel Miller, author