Cecil B. Demille

Cecil B. Demille

The Art of the Hollywood Epic

Book - 2014
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More than any other filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. This volume combines Vieira's texts on the historical events, and Presley's insights on her grandfather's films.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780762454907
Characteristics: 416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Vieira, Mark A. 1950-
Alternative Title: Art of the Hollywood epic


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Jun 09, 2018

Born (1881) in Ashfield, Massachusetts - (actor/director) Cecil (B. for Blount) DeMille is well-known by film-history buffs for his direction (during Hollywood's heyday) of many extravagant, big-budget "Sin & Spectacle" epics and for his lavish historical pageants.

Between 1914-1958 - DeMille directed a total of 70 feature films. And though he was nominated several times for an Academy Award as "Best Director", surprisingly enough, he had never won one.

Impressively compiled by DeMille's grand-daughter, Cecilia DeMille Presley - This hefty-sized volume tells the whole story (through text & stills) about the very busy career of Cecile B.

*Note* - In 1959 - Cecil B. DeMille (78 at the time) died of heart failure.


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