Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure Of An American Director by Patrick McgilliganNicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure Of An American Director by Patrick Mcgilligan

Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure Of An American Director

byPatrick Mcgilligan

Paperback | August 7, 2012

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Award-winningfilm historian Patrick McGilligan follows hisacclaimed biographies of Alfred Hitchcock and Oscar Micheauxwith a revelatory look at the life of Nicholas Ray, the troubled director of Ina Lonely Place, We Can’t GoHome Again, and Rebel Without a Cause. McGilligancharts the cerebral struggles, astonishing adventures, and artistic triumphsthat defined Ray’s life, including his Hollywood collaborations with HumphreyBogart, Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, and James Dean;his love affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, ZsaZsa Gabor, and Gloria Grahame; his partnerships withactivist Abbie Hoffman, pornography starlet MarilynChambers, photographer Wim Wenders;and more. Celebrating, contextualizing, and examining  Ray’s life and work, McGilligandelivers a milestone of film history and offers a captivating look at one ofclassic cinema’s most colorful figures.
Patrick McGilligan’s biographies include the acclaimedOscar Micheaux: The Great and Only; the Edgar-nominatedAlfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light;Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast; andGeorge Cukor: A Double Life. The author of severalNew York Times Notable Books, he has also penned biographies of Clint Eastwood, Jack Nichol...
Title:Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure Of An American DirectorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.92 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060731389

ISBN - 13:9780060731380


Editorial Reviews

“McGilligan limns the tragic trajectory of Ray’s career with insight and compassion.”