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Published: 01 September 2017

240 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474425988


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ReFocus: The Films of Delmer Daves

Edited by Matthew Carter and Andrew Nelson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

ReFocus

From Destination Tokyo (1943) to Youngblood Hawke (1964), among many other films, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the US as Delmer Daves (1904-1977), but few filmmakers have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature. Daves is often regarded as an embodiment of the self-effacing craftsmanship of classical and post-war Hollywood, which helps explain his relative neglect by film critics and scholars. As the first study of Daves's career, this collection seeks to deepen our understanding of the filmmaker and problematize existing conceptions of him as a competent by conventional studio man.

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