Nicholas Ray

The Glorious Failure of an American Director

by Patrick McGilligan

On Sale: 08/07/2012

Nicholas Ray

The Glorious Failure of an American Director

by Patrick McGilligan

On Sale: 08/07/2012

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About the Book

Award-winningfilm historian Patrick McGilligan follows hisacclaimed biographies of Alfred Hitchcock and Oscar Micheauxwith a revelatory look at the life of Nicholas Ray, the troubled director of Ina Lonely Place, We Can’t GoHome Again, and Rebel Without a Cause. McGilligancharts the cerebral struggles, astonishing adventures, and artistic triumphsthat defined Ray’s life, including his Hollywood collaborations with HumphreyBogart, Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, and James Dean;his love affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, ZsaZsa Gabor, and Gloria Grahame; his partnerships withactivist Abbie Hoffman, pornography starlet MarilynChambers, photographer Wim Wenders;and more. Celebrating, contextualizing, and examining  Ray’s life and work, McGilligandelivers a milestone of film history and offers a captivating look at one ofclassic cinema’s most colorful figures.

Critical Praise

“[A] portrait of a filmmaker who managed over time to upstage the movies that made him celebrated.” — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“A clear and balanced portrait of a most complex man.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[A] fascinating, formidable account of a director whose life was as fraught with complications and melodrama as were his movies.…Meticulously researched and gratifying, a biographical page-turner.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“McGilligan limns the tragic trajectory of Ray’s career with insight and compassion.” — Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060731380
  • ISBN 10: 0060731389
  • Imprint: It Books
  • On Sale: 08/07/2012
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • BISAC4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BISAC5 : HISTORY / Women
  • BISAC6 : ART / History / General
  • BISAC7 : PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
  • BISAC8 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BISAC9 : PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
  • BISAC10 : ART / Women Artists
  • BISAC11 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women

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