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Walter Wanger, Hollywood independent

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University of Minnesota Press , Minneapolis
Wanger, Walter, 1894-1968, Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biog

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StatementMatthew Bernstein ; foreword by Robert Wise.
GenreBiography.
SeriesCommerce and mass culture series
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LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.W345 B47 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL59825M
ISBN 10081663548X
LC Control Number99088848

The long, colorful career of Walter Wanger () is one of Hollywood's greatest untold stories. An intellectual and a socially conscious movie executive who produced provocative message movies and glittering romantic melodramas, Wanger's career started at Paramount studios in the s and led him to work at virtually every major studio as either a contract producer or an by: The long, colorful career of Walter Wanger () is one of Hollywood’s greatest untold stories.

An intellectual and a socially conscious movie executive who produced provocative message movies and glittering romantic melodramas, Wanger’s career started at Paramount studios in the s and led him to work at virtually every major studio as either a contract producer or an independent.

Book Description: The long, colorful career of Walter Wanger () is one of Hollywood’s greatest untold stories. An intellectual and a socially conscious movie executive who produced provocative message movies and glittering romantic melodramas, Wanger’s career started at Paramount studios in the s and led him to work at virtually every major studio as either a contract producer.

Walter Wanger, Hollywood independent User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. As this thorough and thoughtful biography shows, Wanger's career often parallels the rise of Hollywood. Born of Jewish parents, Wanger (ne Feuchtwanger) began his career in the theater, moved to Read full review.

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Wanger (–) was a fascinating, colorful figure in classical era Hollywood. He started in at Paramount. His last film was the notorious Joseph L. Mankiewicz version of Cleopatra (), during which Liz (Taylor) and Dick (Burton) fell madly in love.

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Matthew Bernstein's lively and exhaustive study utilizes archival correspondence and interviews with film industry veterans, including Joan Bennett, director Robert Wise, and writer-director-producer Joseph L.

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Hollywood Outsiders The Adaptation of the Film Industry, An innovative approach to the relationship between filmmaking and society during Hollywood’s golden age. In Walter Wanger was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of talent agent Jennings Lang.

Lang was the agent of Joan Bennett, then Wanger’s wife, and Wanger discovered the two of them were having an affair. He caught them in the act, and wound up shooting Lang. Wanger served a. Walter Wanger was an American film producer active in filmmaking from the s to the turbulent production of Cleopatra in Wanger developed a reputation as an intellectual and a socially conscious movie executive who produced provocative message movies.

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About the Book. Boom and Bust traces the movie industry through the momentous decade of the s. It discusses changes in the structure of the studio system—including the shift to independent production—and the dominant stars, genres, and production trends through the period.

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Walter Wanger, Producer: Cleopatra. A graduate of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Walter Wanger was among the more literate and socially conscious American film producers of his time.

At the peak of his career, his salary was exceeded only by that of Louis B. Mayer at MGM. Wanger had served in the air force on the Italian front during World War tion: Producer, Miscellaneous Crew. References: J. Hoberman “An Army of Phantoms” Matthew Bernstein “Walter Wanger Hollywood Independent” Shooting script – Alexander Street Press Posted 18th January by Anonymous Labels: Anthony Mann Arlene Dahl Charles McGraw Eagle-Lion Films John Alton Philip Yordan Richard Basehart Robert Cummings walter wagner William Cameron.

Doherty, Thomas, "Walter Wanger: Hollywood Independent," in Film Quarterly (Berkeley), Summer Leaving aside the headline-grabbing incidents that blighted the last decade of his career, Walter Wanger stands as the epitome of the inspirational Hollywood producer, committed to artistry as much as profit, provocation as much as pleasure.

Walter Wanger, one of Hollywood's few independent producers at the time, recorded his battle to get Cleopatra made in this wonderful diary.

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More than anything, Cleopatra reflects the demise of the old studio system and the dawning of modern celebrity culture/5. Doherty, Thomas, "Walter Wanger: Hollywood Independent," in Film Quarterly (Berkeley), Summer * * * Leaving aside the headline-grabbing incidents that blighted the last decade of his career, Walter Wanger stands as the epitome of the inspirational Hollywood producer, committed to artistry as much as profit, provocation as much as pleasure.

Meeting Walter Wanger one quickly understands why. Possibly no Hollywood producer has had the close contact, the directorial supervision and the actual operation of more phases of motion picture activity than this energetic independent producer.

“The story of the movie’s production—which is also the story of how the budget got so big—is pretty remarkable, and is told remarkably by its producer, Walter Wanger, in the book, My Life with Cleopatra I’ve written often about the crucial role played by independent producers, in classic Hollywood and today, in liberating.

All serious scholars of American film history will read this book with admiration and find its insights as well as its methods an inspiration.”—Matthew Bernstein, author of Walter Wanger: Hollywood Independent "The Decline of Sentiment is an impressively researched and quite original book. Again and again, Jacobs makes persuasive arguments.

—Matthew H. Bernstein, author of Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent "Gloria Swanson was, beyond doubt, the brightest star in Hollywood's glittering firmament for many decades, beginning in the era of silent films, continuing well into the postwar : University Press of Mississippi.

Wanger, então, deixou a MGM e criou a Walter Wanger Productions, uma companhia independente. Produtor independente. Com produções que iam desde empreendimentos ambiciosos até rotineiros filmes B, [2] Wanger assinou contratos com vários grandes estúdios de : 18 de novembro de (74 anos), Nova Iorque.Sundown () In earlyindependent producer Walter Wanger was anxious to turn out a quick moneymaker to offset losses on his two most recent films.

John Ford's The Long Voyage Home () was a box-office disappointment, while Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (also ), did good business but was slow to make back its investment.Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Matthew Bernstein books online.

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