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March 5, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George Cukor’s The Actress
Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in The Actress. 1953. USA. Directed by George Cukor

Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in The Actress. 1953. USA. Directed by George Cukor

These notes accompany screenings of George Cukor’s The Actress on March 6, 7, and 8 in Theater 3.

George Cukor (1899–1983), a graduate of DeWitt Clinton High School, was barely out of his teens when he began working on Broadway. Read more

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February 22, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George Cukor’s Holiday
Holiday. 1938. USA. Directed by George Cukor

Holiday. 1938. USA. Directed by George Cukor

These notes accompany the screenings of George Cukor’s Holiday on February 23, 24, and 25 in Theater 2.

George Cukor (1899–1983) was not the kind of auteur who was stylistically flashy, and his philosophical point of view was not rigidly defined by a dogmatic personality. His talents were more subtle, but, nonetheless, genuine. Cukor’s Holiday was adapted from the Broadway success by Philip Barry, who went on to write The Animal Kingdom and The Philadelphia Story. Read more

December 21, 2010  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George Cukor’s Camille

These notes accompany the screening of George Cukor’s Camille on December 22, 23, and 24 in Theater 3.

Of all the major film directors of the classical Hollywood period, only two were local New York City boys. Although one of them, Raoul Walsh, romanticized the city in several of his films, he was a cowboy at heart. George Cukor (1899–1983), on the other hand, seemed to bring the city’s cosmopolitan culture to his career. I don’t mean to suggest that natal geography is destiny, but being close to Broadway as a child and becoming a stage manager there at 20 was bound to have an impact. Read more