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Andrew Sarris has long been one of America's most celebrated writers on film. In this new masterwork he offers a sweeping - and highly personal - history of American film, from the birth of the talkies to the decline of the studio system. Celebrating the work of the great American film directors, offering glowing portraits of major stars, and revealing how each of the studios left its own particular stamp on film, this book represents Sarris's definitive statement on the Hollywood film. Including a fascinating look at film genres - the musical, the screwball comedy, the horror picture, the…mehr

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Andrew Sarris has long been one of America's most celebrated writers on film. In this new masterwork he offers a sweeping - and highly personal - history of American film, from the birth of the talkies to the decline of the studio system. Celebrating the work of the great American film directors, offering glowing portraits of major stars, and revealing how each of the studios left its own particular stamp on film, this book represents Sarris's definitive statement on the Hollywood film. Including a fascinating look at film genres - the musical, the screwball comedy, the horror picture, the gangster film, and the western - this book will be recognized as the basic history of American film in the Hollywood studio period.
Autorenporträt
Andrew Sarris is film critic for The New York Observer and was for 29 years the critic for The Village Voice. The author of the seminal The American Cinema, he teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.