Larry Cohen: The Radical Allegories of an Independent Filmmaker, rev. ed.

Larry Cohen: The Radical Allegories of an Independent Filmmaker, rev. ed.

by Tony Williams

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Now in a revised edition, this book is the only published study devoted to Larry Cohen and his significance as a great American filmmaker. The first edition is long out of print and often sought after. This edition covers all the director's films, television work and screenplays, and contains an updated interview with the director as well as interviews with his colleagues Janelle Webb Cohen, Michael Moriarty and James Dixon. The filmography and bibliography are also updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476618197
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/18/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 380
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tony Williams is a professor of cinema studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
Part One: A Career Study
1. What Makes Cohen Unique 5
2. Early Work in New York Television 24
3. Early Work in Hollywood Television 48
4. Screenplays and Teleplays of the 1970s 63
5. First Films as Director, Producer, and Writer 79
6. Directorial Achievements in the 1970s 101
7. Social Comedy Brings in the 1980s 121
8. New York Independent Productions 138
9. Parody and Satire 149
10. Screenplays of the 1980s and 1990s 166
11. Theatrical Work 182
12. Film and Television Work in the 1990s—and Beyond 197
Part Two: Interviews with and About Cohen
13. Cohen on Cohen 223
14. Janelle Webb Cohen on Cohen 301
15. Michael Moriarty on Cohen 316
16. James Dixon on Cohen 324
17. Cohen on Guerrilla Filmmaking 328
Appendix A. The Television and Film Credits of Larry Cohen 339
Appendix B. The Theatrical Work of Larry Cohen 352
Appendix C. The Strange Case of “Coronet Blue” 353
Chapter Notes 355
Selected Bibliography 361
Index 365

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