Bette Davis, A Life In Film

Bette Davis, A Life In Film

by Richard Schickel
     
 

Edgy, wayward, domineering, and endlessly watchable, Bette Davis daringly supplied the equivalent qualities for the genre films that marked her career - and made them her own. Her pictures all ran on her energy and stand the test of time because of the tensile strength, that inimitable electroplating of heedlessness and vulnerability, her soul’s chemistry…  See more details below

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Edgy, wayward, domineering, and endlessly watchable, Bette Davis daringly supplied the equivalent qualities for the genre films that marked her career - and made them her own. Her pictures all ran on her energy and stand the test of time because of the tensile strength, that inimitable electroplating of heedlessness and vulnerability, her soul’s chemistry provided them. The creation of this screen personality was no easy matter, and Davis’ battle to develop and establish it is the topic of this brief book by Time magazine’s legendary film critic Richard Schickel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013693142
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Schickel is a film historian, filmmaker, and film critic. He is the author of thirty-seven books and the director-writer-producer of dozens of films and television documentaries, largely about film makers and movie history. Schickel began his career as a film critic at Life in 1965 and served in a similar capacity at Time until 2009. He has held a Guggenheim fellowship, was awarded an honorary degree from the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute Book Prize, as well as the William K. Everson Award from the National Board of Review and the Telluride Film Festival’s Silver Medal, both for his service to the film industry.

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