Pictures about Extremes: The Films of John Frankenheimer

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McFarland & Company, 2008 - Performing Arts - 244 pages
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This traditional auteurist survey closely examines the films of director John Frankenheimer, assessing the thematic and stylistic elements of such films as The Iceman Cometh, The Manchurian Candidate, and The Bird Man of Alcatraz . It begins with a complete overview of Frankenheimers life and career. A chronology lists production history details for each of his films, and a comprehensive biography draws attention to Frankenheimers early artistic development. Subsequent chapters categorize his films by genre and theme, examining each film through analytical critiques and plot synopses. Multiple appendices include an analysis of Frankenheimers short films Maniac at Large and Ambush, a complete filmography, and a suggested reading list.

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Acknowledgments
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Problems at Home
52
The Physical Challenge
69
Copyright

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Stephen B. Armstrong is an associate professor of English at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Film Quarterly, Film Score Monthly, Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age.

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