The Importance of Being Ernst
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Joseph McBride is an internationally recognized film historian and a professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. His nineteen previous books include acclaimed biographies of Frank Capra, John Ford, and Steven Spielberg. He is also the author of the Howard Hawks interview book Hawks on Hawks; three books on Orson Welles; The Broken Places: A Memoir; and Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J. D. Tippit.
McBride has written widely for film magazines and newspapers, and the best of his short work is collected in his book Two Cheers for Hollywood: Joseph McBride on Movies. He was born in Milwaukee in 1947 and educated at Marquette University High School and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He lives in Berkeley, California, and has been teaching at San Francisco State since 2002.
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PublishersWeekly.com How Did Lubitsch Do It? Joseph McBride. Columbia Univ., $40 (544p) ISBN 978-0-231-18644-5 Prolific film historian and biographer McBride (Writing in Pictures) delivers his best book yet with this study of Ernst Lubitsch, who helped invent the movie musical with The Smiling Lieutenant and The Merry Widow and perfected the romantic comedy in films Read more about Publishers Weekly[…]