Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory : Hollywood's Genius Bad Boy
Matthew KennedyISBN: 0299197700;
Book Description Edmund Goulding’s Dark Victory: Hollywood’s Genius Bad Boy is the first biography ever written about this eccentric genius of early-twentieth-century filmmaking. Goulding (1891–1959) was by turns a writer, producer, composer, and actor, but it is as a director that he made an indelible impression. He is most remembered today as the director of Grand Hotel , the great Event Movie of the Depression. At the dawn of sound, he wrote the story for the Academy Award–winning musical The Broadway Melody and collaborated memorably with Gloria Swanson and Joseph Kennedy for The Trespasser . He excelled at anti-war drama ( White Banners , The Dawn Patrol , We Are Not Alone ), fantastic Bette Davis weepies ( Dark Victory , The Old Maid , The Great Lie ), lilting romantic dramas ( The Constant Nymph , Claudia ), big-budget literary adaptations ( The Razor’s Edge ), and even film...
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