George Roy Hill - The Films of George Roy Hill, Revised Edition
McFarland & Company (series)
Hardcover Book Details
- 220 Pages
- Released: November 9, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Description by OLDIES.com:
The book begins with a discussion of the way Hill's films often make their most important statements on the subtextual level. The stories entertain, but the subtext is often disturbing, contradictory, unresolved. Hill felt that all of his major characters "create an environment, a fantasy, an illusion, and then go on to make it happen." It continues by tracing the thematic characteristics that are consistent with Hill's depiction of protagonists who create their own environments and then attempt to inhabit them. Then, individual chapters study in detail the art, craft and style of each of his films, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Slaughterhouse Five, A Little Romance, The World According to Garp, Little Drummer Girl and Hill's last film Funny Farm.