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Philip Kaufman

Annette Insdorf


American director Philip Kaufman is hard to pin down: a visual stylist who is truly literate, a San Franciscan who often makes European films, he is an accessible storyteller with a sophisticated touch. Celebrated for his vigorous, sexy, and reflective cinema, Kaufman is best known for his masterpiece The Unbearable Lightness of Being and the astronaut saga The Right Stuff. His latest film, Hemingway & Gellhorn, stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. This book argues that the stylistic and philosophical richness of Kaufman's cinema makes him a versatile auteur. It demonstrates Kaufman's skill at ... More

Keywords: Philip Kaufman, European films, cinema, auteur, adaptation, storyteller

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036859
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annette Insdorf, author
Columbia University

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