By Manohla Dargis
From Amazon: "Manohla Dargis explores the careers of director Curtis Hanson and author James Ellroy, in keeping with interviews with either males, to dig deep into the film's obsession with the twinned, both bothered histories of the Hollywood studio method and town of Los Angeles." Manohla Dargis is the motion picture reviewer for the hot York instances.
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14 Throughout this career, Hepworth saw design as a necessary evil. George Pearson took an entirely different attitude. This former teacher started making films in 1912, following a brief stint as a scriptwriter. B. indb 17 2/1/2010 6:07:41 PM BRITISH FILM DESIGN Hall and Gaumont at Lime Grove, before making films for his own company – Welsh-Pearson Ltd – at his own studios at Craven Park, Harlesden and elsewhere. At every stage, Pearson asserted that film should be treated as a medium in its own right, which should not feel any obligation towards the stage or literature.
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