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The Films of Martin Ritt

Fanfare for the Common Man

The Films of Martin Ritt( )
Author: Miller, Gabriel
Foreword by: Field, Sally
ISBN:978-1-57806-276-8
Publication Date:Nov 2000
Publisher:University Press of Mississippi
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

The first in-depth critical analysis of Ritt's films and a justification of his renown as America's premier social-issues filmmaker

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Miller, Gabriel (Author)


Sally Margaret Field was born on November 6, 1946 in California. She is an actress and director who has been recognized for her work with two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She began her career on television starring in roles such as The Flying Nun and Gidget. Her career took a turn when she portrayed a woman with multiple personality disorder in the miniseries 'Sybil" for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. Her film career took off in the 1970's when she starred in movies such as "Stay Hungry", "Smokey and the Bandit", and "Hooper". She had continued success in the 1980's when she starred in the film Norma Rae and won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

She continued working in television in the 2000's with a role on the NBC drama ER which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. As a director, Field is known for the television film The Christmas Tree, an episode of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, as well as the feature film Beautiful. In 2014, she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her memoir In Pieces was released in 2018 and immediately made the bestseller list.

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