Robert M Young: Essays on the Films

Robert M Young: Essays on the Films

by Leon Lewis
     
 

Robert Young began his prolific filmmaking career while a student at Harvard University, where he majored in English literature, founded the Harvard Film Society, and, with the help of several colleagues, put together his first film (about a Boston factory worker). His reputation as a documentary filmmaker earned him a prestigious position with NBC, and he has

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Robert Young began his prolific filmmaking career while a student at Harvard University, where he majored in English literature, founded the Harvard Film Society, and, with the help of several colleagues, put together his first film (about a Boston factory worker). His reputation as a documentary filmmaker earned him a prestigious position with NBC, and he has since worked within and without the Hollywood production system for five decades. At age 80, Robert M. Young continues to be actively involved in a variety of projects as a commercially successful filmmaker and an independent artist.

In this compilation of 15 essays, scholars of both English literature and film analyze the aesthetic and thematic elements of Young's many works. Among the films examined are Nothing But a Man, Triumph of the Spirit, Cortile Cascino, ALAMBRISTA!, Short Eyes, Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Extremities, Dominick and Eugene, Talent for the Game, Roosters, Caught, and Human Error. The book includes an extensive interview with Young that provides a retrospect of Young's life as a director, cinematographer, writer and producer. A filmography of Young's work and a chronology of his life are also provided.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420636
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/20/2005
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Leon Lewis is an English professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He lives in Boone.

Brief Biography

Date of Death:
March 14, 1989

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