The Films of George Roy Hill, rev. ed.

The Films of George Roy Hill, rev. ed.

by Andrew Horton
     
 

As late as 1976, George Roy Hill was the first and only director to have two all-time, top-ten, box-office hits: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting (both starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman). A filmmaker with backgrounds in music, drama and television, he was a popular storyteller. His films reflect an ironic, bittersweet vision of life. The

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As late as 1976, George Roy Hill was the first and only director to have two all-time, top-ten, box-office hits: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting (both starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman). A filmmaker with backgrounds in music, drama and television, he was a popular storyteller. His films reflect an ironic, bittersweet vision of life. The stories entertain, but the subtext is often disturbing. Hill felt that all of his major characters "create an environment, a fantasy, an illusion, and then go on to make it happen."

Individual chapters study in detail the art, craft and style of each of his films, including Period of Adjustment, Toys in the Attic, The World of Henry Orient, Hawaii, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slap Shot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Slaughterhouse Five, A Little Romance, The World According to Garp, The Little Drummer Girl and Hill's last, Funny Farm.

Editorial Reviews

Film and History
the book is clear, unpretentious and affectionate. Horton knew his subject well, and he has written a fine tribute to a versatile craftsman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786446841
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Performing Arts/Film
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

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