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Sydney Pollack

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “Being one person isn’t really enough for me … making films is a way of vicariously becoming all these other people and seeing the world through their eyes.”BORN: 1934, Lafayette, IndianaBACKGROUND: ActingFILMS (selection...

Barry Levinson

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “It was captivating how much effect you can have with the cutting of images, sound, and some kind of dialogue.”BORN: 1942, Baltimore, MarylandBACKGROUND: Comedy Writing, PerformanceFILMS (selection): Diner—1982...

David Fincher

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “I just thought, ‘This is fantastic, what a great gig: you get to build stuff and blow it up and hang out with Katherine Ross and travel around.’”BORN: 1962, Denver, ColoradoBACKGROUND: Commercials, Music VideosFILMS...

Wolfgang Petersen

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “When reading books or going to the movies as a teenager in postwar Germany, it was just a wonderful thing to get completely lost in stories —disappearing into different worlds.”BORN: 1941, Emden, GermanyBACKGROUND: German...

Bryan Singer

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “It’s the same principle I apply to everything I do … it’s a project and I am very obsessed with that project going well and being done to the best of my abilities.”BORN: 1965, New YorkBACKGROUND: “37 Jobs”FILMS: Public...

Text and Spectacle in The Matrix Franchise

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Conceptualizing the Spectacle Aesthetic Understood in its totality, the spectacle is both the outcome and the goal of the dominant mode of production. It is not something added to the real world—not a decorative element, so to speak....

Mira Nair

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “Cinema gives me the umbrella to inhabit even completely different worlds so fully that I can hope to find the truth in them.”BORN: 1957, Bubaneshwar, IndiaBACKGROUND: Documentary FilmmakingFILMS (selection): Salaam...

Toward a Theory of Popular Culture

Bruce Isaacs

Bruce Isaacs is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on film history and theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Toward a New Film Aesthetic

Continuum, 2008

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...Culture as Functionality If we are asked to believe that all literature is “ideology,” in the crude sense that its dominant intention (and then our only response) is the communication or imposition of “social” or “political” meanings...

Stephen Frears

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “If you ask me what I think I do, I can say that I bring things to life.”BORN: 1941, Leicester, United KingdomBACKGROUND: British TelevisionFILMS (selection): My Beautiful Launderette—1985, Dangerous Liaisons—1988...

James Mangold

Stephan Littger

Stephan Littger grew up in Cologne, then studied in France and at Oxford (thesis: “Maybe Truth is a Woman”). Mr. Littger is a filmmaker and lives in New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : Picturing Hollywood in the 21st Century

Continuum, 2006

Book chapter

...DIRECTOR’S CUT: “One of the things that movies gave me was an incredible sense of connection to the world.”BORN: 1964, New YorkBACKGROUND: Film SchoolFILMS: Heavy—1995, Cop Land—1997, Girl, Interrupted—1998, Kate & Leopold—2001...