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March 19, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer
Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, and Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer. 1959. USA. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, and Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer. 1959. USA. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

These notes accompany screenings of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer on March 20, 21, and 22 in Theater 3.

I’ve included Suddenly, Last Summer not so much for its intrinsic virtues (of which it certainly has some) but more as a case study in how complicated auteurism can become 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