By Alan Casty

ISBN-10: 0786469811

ISBN-13: 9780786469819

This booklet demands a re-assessment of the movies of Robert Rossen. Over a 30-year interval, he was once the main finished author and director who used to be additionally an established member of the Communist occasion, yet his fulfillment has now not been famous, his movies were belittled or neglected, his legacy denied. Rossen’s movies mirrored his occasions and the yankee scene with a dramatic depth and private expression unequalled via the other filmmaker of the interval. The phases of his political trip, from idealism approximately Communism to his uprising opposed to the Party’s betrayal of these beliefs, prompted the rendering of his issues and themes—the flaws of human nature, the complexities of explanations, the paradoxes of betrayal, own and political. but Rossen testified opposed to his fellow filmmakers, and so his morals and personality were denounced, his paintings decreased as fatally marred by means of his ethical flaws. the other is correct. here's a thorough research of every of his 22 movies and their position within the constructing topics of his physique of labor. It integrates this research of the movies with a documented narrative of his courting to the get together, its historical past and conflicts, its duplicities—especially the kin of the get together and its fans to the oppressions of the Soviet Union. And so it demanding situations the validity of the traditional knowledge concerning the ethical problems with the blacklist period.

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