Emile de Antonio: Radical Filmmaker in Cold War America

3.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780299169107: Emile de Antonio: Radical Filmmaker in Cold War America
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

    Emile de Antonio (1919–1989) was the most important political filmmaker in the United States during the Cold War. Director of such controversial films as Point of Order (1963), In the Year of the Pig (1969), Millhouse: A White Comedy (1971), and Mr. Hoover and I (1989), de Antonio lived a remarkable life in dissent.
    De Antonio was a womanizing raconteur, upper-class Marxist, Harvard classmate of John F. Kennedy, World War II bomber pilot, and failed English professor, who lived a colorful life even before he stumbled headfirst into the New York art world of the 1950s. "Everything I learned about painting, I learned from De," Andy Warhol said about his friend, who famously drank himself unconscious in Warhol’s film Drink. De Antonio also was important to the early careers of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenburg, and John Cage. Then, in 1959, de Antonio took on the chance to distribute the Beat film, Pull My Daisy, and discovered filmmaking.
    In the first book on de Antonio’s life and work, Randolph Lewis traces the turbulent development of the filmmaker’s career. Lewis follows de Antonio’s struggle to make films about Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon, and J. Edgar Hoover (under whose direction the FBI compiled a 10,000-page file on de Antonio) and to work with such political allies as Mark Lane, Martin Sheen, Bertrand Russell, Daniel Berrigan, and members of the Weather Underground, whose activities he documented in the film Underground. Blending biography with critical insights about art, literature, and film, Lewis offers de Antonio as a lens to focus on the complex terrain of post-World War II America.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Booksignings and film retrospectives in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, Madison, Norman Oklahoma, and other cities

About the Author:

Randolph Lewis is assistant professor of American studies and director of interdisciplinary studies at the University of Science and Art of Oklahoma.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 50.00
US$ 62.72

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780299169145: Emile de Antonio: Radical Filmmaker in Cold War America

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0299169146 ISBN 13:  9780299169145
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Randolph Lewis
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 2000. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Emile de Antonio (1919-1989) was an important political filmmaker in the United States during the Cold War. Director of such controversial films as Point of Order (1963), In the Year of the Pig (1969), Millhouse: A White Comedy (1971) and Mr. Hoover and I (1989), de Antonio lived a remarkable life in dissent. De Antonio was a womanizing raconteur, upper-class Marxist, Harvard classmate of John F. Kennedy, WWII bomber pilot and failed professor, who lived a colourful life even before he joined the New York art world of the 1950s, where he worked with Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenburg and John Cage. Everything I learned about painting, I learned from De , Andy Warhol said about his friend, who famously drank himself unconscisous in Warhol s film Drink . In 1959, de Antonio agreed to distribute the classic Beat film, Pull My Daisy , and discovered filmmaking. Randolph Lewis traces the turbulent development of the filmmaker s career, following de Antonio s struggle to make films about Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover (the FBI compiled a 10,000-page file on de Antonio) and to work with such political allies as Mark Lane, Bertrand Russell, Daniel Berrigan and the Weather Underground. Blending biography with critical insights about art, literature and film, Lewis offers de Antonio as a lens to focus on the complex terrain of post-World War II America. Seller Inventory # AAN9780299169107

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Randolph Lewis
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 2000. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English. Brand new Book. Emile de Antonio (1919-1989) was an important political filmmaker in the United States during the Cold War. Director of such controversial films as "Point of Order" (1963), "In the Year of the Pig" (1969), "Millhouse: A White Comedy" (1971) and "Mr. Hoover and I" (1989), de Antonio lived a remarkable life in dissent. De Antonio was a womanizing raconteur, upper-class Marxist, Harvard classmate of John F. Kennedy, WWII bomber pilot and failed professor, who lived a colourful life even before he joined the New York art world of the 1950s, where he worked with Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenburg and John Cage. "Everything I learned about painting, I learned from De", Andy Warhol said about his friend, who famously drank himself unconscisous in Warhol's film "Drink". In 1959, de Antonio agreed to distribute the classic Beat film, "Pull My Daisy", and discovered filmmaking. Randolph Lewis traces the turbulent development of the filmmaker's career, following de Antonio's struggle to make films about Joseph McCarthy, Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover (the FBI compiled a 10,000-page file on de Antonio) and to work with such political allies as Mark Lane, Bertrand Russell, Daniel Berrigan and the Weather Underground. Blending biography with critical insights about art, literature and film, Lewis offers de Antonio as a lens to focus on the complex terrain of post-World War II America. Seller Inventory # AAN9780299169107

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Randolph Lewis
Published by University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780299169107

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Lewis, Randolph
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780299169107

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Randolph Lewis
Published by Univ of Wisconsin Pr (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Wisconsin Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 338 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0299169103

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Randolph Lewis
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0299169103

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 111.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Randolph Lewis
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0299169103

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 116.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Randolph Lewis
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0299169103 ISBN 13: 9780299169107
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0299169103n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 288.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds