|Title:||Joseph Losey: A Revenge on Life|
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|Publisher:||Faber Faber Inc; First Edition edition (January 1, 1994)|
Ranging from Losey's beginnings with experimental theatre in New York to his death in 1984 at the age of 75, author David Caute provide a compelling portrait of a hugely driven talent, whose creative generosity, alcohol addiction, and often brutal egotism continue to elicit fierce and wildly divergent reactions. Drawing on candid interviews with Losey's associates and members of his casts and crews, Caute sheds important light on Losey's personal life, especially his ambivalent relationship with his mother Ina, a manipulatively flirtatious woman whom Caute believes inspired the.
Caute traces Losey's career in a needlessly complicated structure of flash-forwards and flashbacks, beginning with the 1963 triumph of The Servant, his first collaboration with screenwriter Harold Pinter. He then moves back to Losey's childhood in Wisconsin (Losey was one of a trio of great filmmakers from that state who emerged in Hollywood in the '40s, the others being Orson Welles and Nicholas Ray), his years at Dartmouth, his budding radicalism, his stage work in the '30s, and onward to his Hollywood work. David Caute paints a very fair political, psychological and professional portrait of the movie director Joseph Losey. Losey was a child of the Great Depression. The dire straits of so many people turned him into a convinced leftist. This book gives an extremely lively picture of the exhausting film business and is a must read for all movie fans. 2 people found this helpful.
On the evidence of David Caute's inquiries among both friends and foes, Joseph Losey was an unregenerate shit. Caute doesn't set out to do a Kitty Kelley - he doesn't need to - and, never having met Losey, he has no personal scores to settle. One wishes, then, that he had resisted referring to his subject as 'Joe', an impertinence that nags throughout the book. He adhered to these resolutions all his life, and not merely within a professional sphere. Never short of female company, he treated most women - including the four he married - with callous disregard, a legacy perhaps of his unsatisfactory relationship with his mother. She is, according to Caute, 'the ghost in the machine of his art' and was, in the words of one of Losey's friends, 'difficult, cantankerous, domineeering, ungracious, ungrateful, not very likeable'. Mother and son clearly had plenty in common.
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Publisher: London : Faber, 1994. Summary: This is a biography of the film director Joseph Losey. It looks into how Losey was acclaimed in Europe, yet ignored by Hollywood and his alcoholism and appraises his 31 films, including "The Servant", "Accident", "The Go-Between" and "Don Giovanni".
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Publication date 1994. Topics Losey, Joseph, Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography. Publisher Oxford University Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. page 531-536 are missing in the original book.