Thursday, December 4, 2014

Allan Dwan (A Dossier)

David Phelps & Gina Telaroli (eds) - Allan Dwan (A Dossier) (2013)

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Director Allan Dwan was a touchstone for hardcore auteurists but hardly anybody else. Peter Bogdanovich, who did a book-length interview with Dwan, reportedly took Cybil Shepherd on a date to a Dwan retrospective and some of the Cahiers crowd adored his work.  This book (free to download) collects many essays covering all of Dwan's career and probably won't make you a fan (I've never seen anything in his films more than an assured craftsman) but is certainly interesting.  You can choose the book either with each essay in its original language or all in English.