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Work of Dorothy Arzner

Work of Dorothy Arzner

towards a feminist cinema

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Published by British Film Institute in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arzner, Dorothy, 1900-1979.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Claire Johnston.
    ContributionsJohnston, Claire.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.A3 A78
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[6], 34 p. ;
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5254356M
    ISBN 100851700446
    LC Control Number75327388

    Directed by Dorothy Arzner Buy this book identity as a lesbian affected her work, and her research into Arzner's personal life reveals a moving picture of her. The Wild Party was the first talkie for both star Clara Bow and director Dorothy Arzner 1, and is noted in the technical history of the early sound period for its introduction of the boom is Arzner’s expressive use of the freedom granted her direction by her invention that gives the film more than historical or technical : Luke Aspell.

      Dorothy Arzner was the only female feature film director in Hollywood from the late ’20s to Then Ida Lupino was the only one, independent but still working in and around the studio system Author: Dan Schindel.   Dorothy’s Arzner’s work is historically important and her achievements remain in tact due to the groundbreaking work of Pam Cook, Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, and the late Claire Johnston. Their core essays are entitled Dorothy Arzner: Towards a Feminist Cinema, edited by Claire Johnston.

      I have been interested in Dorothy Arzner’s life and work for a number of years now, so imagine my surprise when I came across the mention of an autobiography—albeit unfinished—,available for purchase short document—it is less than 30 pages—unfortunately ends before Arzner begins her career as a film director.   Arzner left Paramount to direct on a freelance basis in She then directed for RKO, Columbia, United Artists and MGM. I think Dorothy Arzner deserved recognition during her career for several reasons not the least of which was that she did quality work.


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The Work of Dorothy Arzner: Towards a feminist cinema on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Work of Dorothy Arzner: Towards a feminist cinemaFormat: Paperback. Dorothy Emma Arzner [1] (January 3, – October 1, ) was an American film director whose career in Hollywood spanned from the silent era of the s into the early s.

From until her retirement from feature directing inArzner was the only female director working in Hollywood. Additionally, she was one of a very few number of women able to Born: Dorothy Emma Arzner, January 3,San.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Work of Dorothy Arzner. London: British Film Institute, (OCoLC) Named Person:. Dorothy Arzner, American filmmaker who was the only woman directing feature-length studio films in Hollywood during the s.

From to she was credited with directing 17 films, including Christopher Strong () and Dance, Girl, Dance (), both influential works of feminist cinema.

Dorothy Arzner was the exception in Hollywood film history—the one woman who succeeded as a director, in a career that spanned three decades.

In Part One, Dorothy Arzner's film career—her work as a film editor to her directorial debut, to her departure from Hollywood in —is documented, with particular attention to Arzner's roles as "star-maker" and "woman's director.".

I was aware of the career and films of Dorothy Arzner,who was one of the few women directors in had a lengthy career which was only cut short by book is pages are some very good pictures featured in the first 90 pages is biographical and deals with her career,but little after author seems to tired but failed to find much Cited by: Dorothy Arzner, the only woman director during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood's studio system--from the s to the early s and the woman director with the largest oeuvre in Hollywood to this day--was born January 3, (some sources put the year as ), in San Francisco, California, to a German-American father and a Scottish mother.

Dorothy Arzner (January 3, -- October 1, ) was an American film director. Her directorial career in feature films spanned from the late s into the early s.

Throughout that time. Dorothy Arzner was born on 3 January in San Francisco, California, United States. The daughter of a Hollywood restaurateur. Education She dropped out of the University of Southern California and worked her way up at Paramount from typist to cutter to editor to director’s assistant.

Career. However, mention the name Dorothy Arzner and even the most apparently diehard movie buffs can often respond with blank looks. While her body of work can be criminally difficult to get hold of nowadays, Arzner remains the most prolific female feature film director to date with twenty feature films and box office hits to her name.

One of the few texts that critique the work of the ONLY working FEMALE hollywood director (making mainstream films) in the s. Arzner made over 40 pictures, many of them box office hits at the time, and she is credited with propelling many big actresses to stardom, including Katharine Hepburn and Rosalind Russell/5.

Pam Cook, “Approaching the Work of Dorothy Arzner,” in The Work of Dorothy Arzner: Towards a Feminist Cinema, ed. Claire Johnston (London: British Film Institute, ). [2] Marie Kirschen, “En 11 Ans, Il N’y a Eu Que 6 Rétrospectives De Réalisatrices À La Cinémathèque,” Buzzfeed News, February 21 Biography.

Conventional biographies of Dorothy Arzner are few in number. The most thoroughgoing work on Arzner to date is Mayne Still, Mayne’s often-cited work is a study of representation as opposed to a typical biographical work. Nearly forty years after her death inDorothy Arzner remains one of the most fascinating American filmmakers to work within the Hollywood studio system.

While a few of her films, such as Dance, Girl, Dance () and Christopher Strong () are finally available on DVD; others, such as Working Girls () survive only in [ ]Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster.

Dorothy Arzner personally read over the final print and made corrections and additional comments; so, in the best sense of the term, this can be considered an “authorized interview.” Because Ms.

Arzner was busily at work writing an ambitious historical novel based on the early settling of Los Angeles, she found it impossible to detail her. In the early days of Hollywood when women had few paths to choose from, Dorothy Arzner bucked the system and became a feature film director.

Though her body of work remained uneven at best, Arzner nonetheless managed to rise from being an editor to directing her first picture, "Fashions for Women" (), a silent comedy that went on to box office success. Dorothy Arzner was the exception in Hollywood film history—the one woman who succeeded as a director, in a career that spanned three decades.

In Part One, Dorothy Arzner's film career—her work as a film editor to her directorial debut, to her departure from Hollywood in —is documented, with particular attention to Arzner's roles as.

Director Dorothy Arzner One of the few female directors in early Hollywood, Dorothy Arzner was also a pants-clad lesbian iconoclast who reportedly. Her collaboration with Claire Johnston on the work of Hollywood film director Dorothy Arzner provoked debate among feminist film scholars over the following decades.

In the mids, Cook co-authored and edited the leading film studies textbook The Cinema Book for Born: 6 January (age 76), Farnborough. The Bride Wore Red, inwas a good example of why Arzner, who never had to work for money thanks to her father’s success, usually refused to take a 3/5.

Dorothy Emma Arzner was an American film director whose career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late s into the early s.Documents Dorothy Arzner's film career, her work as a film editor, her directorial debut, and her departure from Hollywood in This book analyzes a number of Arzner's films, and discusses how Read more.Dorothy Arzner Theresa Geller.

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