Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Fred Zinnemann: Interviews

Fred Zinnemann: Interviews

University Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578066988

More Information Below:

Trade Paperback

This item is not in stock, but you aren't out of luck!

Let us know if you need it! We'll notify you once it is available.

Before adding items to your notifications list, please create an account or log-in.

Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997) was one of Hollywood's most honored directors. In a career that spanned fifty years, he won four Academy Awards and directed such classic movies as "From Here to Eternity," "A Man for All Seasons," "The Day of the Jackal," and "High Noon." Covering thirty-three years of conversations (1964-1997), "Fred Zinnemann: Interviews" provides a revealing glimpse into the director's vision as he discusses in his cultivated, elegant voice his varied experiences as a filmmaker. He defends himself against charges that his films are too objective or unemotional. He reminisces about his experiences with independent director Robert Flaherty and his early years in the American studios and recounts his disappointment and frustration over his abortive attempt to film "Man's Fate." Filled with intelligent commentary and recollections about all of his important work, the interviews disclose an artist committed to his craft, his vision, and the human enterprise. Despite the range of genres in which he worked-the western, the musical, film noir, and the "social problem" film-Zinnemann was aesthetically committed to social realism. Due in part to his training under Flaherty and his upbringing in Austria, where he witnessed firsthand the rise of fascism, Zinnemann was always drawn to stories that highlighted the testing of conscience in people caught up in a historical moment. World War II provided the backdrop to much of his work. As he put it, "I have always been concerned with the problem of the individual who struggles to preserve personal integrity and self-respect." Gabriel Miller is a professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark, and has written several other books on film and theater.
Now Playing