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A Sea of Mud

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129761
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135502 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0023
A Sea of Mud

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It was often believed that a Seasoned Director—such as John Huston, William Wyler, Frank Capra, Fred Zinnemann or George Stevens—would pitch his project to a powerful yet young studio executive and return the question in italics when the executive would ask about what other things the director had already finished. Arthur Penn was practicing his italics by the later part of 1978 when the film revolution that he initiated through Bonnie and Clyde was begining to proliferate tastes. Others who shared the same sentiment with Penn included Paddy Chayefsky who predicted the kind of chaos that mass media would go through.

Keywords: Seasoned Director; character-driven stories; mass media; Bonnie and Clyde; film revolution

Chapter.  4002 words. 

Subjects: Film

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