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Stanley Kramer: Film Maker

Stanley Kramer: Film Maker
Your Price: $25.95 CDN
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Author: Donald Spoto
Publisher: Samuel French Trade
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 367
Pub. Date: 1990
Edition: 2nd (Reprint)
ISBN-10: 0573606099
ISBN-13: 9780573606090

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

This is the definitive study of Stanley Kramer's work.

Stanley Kramer's Hollywood career spanned five decades, and the rich and challenging quality of his work places him among America's most preeminent filmmakers. The films he produced and directed are set apart from the standard Hollywood fare by his personal stamp — a strong social conscience, a search for values, and a willingness to take risks.

Among the films that Stanley Kramer produced are:
• Champion
• High Noon
• Death of a Salesman
• The Wild One
• The Caine Mutiny

Among the films that Stanley Kramer both produced and directed are:
• The Defiant Ones
• On the Beach
• Inherit the Wind
• Judgement at Nuremberg
• Ship of Fools
• Guess Who's coming to Dinner

Through insightful analysis, thorough research into each film's backstory, and a good measure of Kramer's own thoughts and comments, biographer Donald Spoto discusses each of Stanley Kramer's many films.

What people say:

"The introductory chapter alone is worth the price of the book ... Spoto has given the answers to many questions and puzzles about a courageous and stimulating filmmaker." — Variety

"Controversial, candid, and well-balanced — a portrait of a complex, cantankerous yet highly compassionate individual." — Penthouse

"...Spoto matches the keen discernment he displayed in his book about Hitchcock ... Informative and well-balanced." — Millimeter

"An excellent critical study of a brilliant career." — The Kentucky Independent

About the Author:

Donald Spoto is an American biographer and theologian. He has written two dozen bestselling biographies of film and theatre stars — among them Stanley Kramer. He also taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years. Born in Westchester County, near New York City, he now lives in Denmark.