William Cameron Menzies

William Cameron Menzies

The Shape of Films to Come

Book - 2015
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"He was the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale, influenced by German expressionism and the work of the great European directors. He was known for his visual flair and timeless innovation, a man who meticulously preplanned the color and design of each film through a series of continuity sketches that made clear camera angles, lighting, and the actors positions for each scene, translating dramatic conventions of the stage to the new capabilities of film. [This book examines the career of] William Cameron Menzies, Hollywood's first and greatest production designer, a job title David O. Selznick invented for Menzie's ... work on Gone With the Wind (which he effectively co-directed)"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780375424724
0375424725
9781101870679
Characteristics: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Shape of films to come

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