"The Art of the American Film: 1900-1971".
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[on George Cukor
] "His films vary drastically in their visual texture, their style reposing mainly in the theatrically accomplished handling of the actors."
This Anglo-Australian film critic became well-known in the 1970s with several biographies of film personalities, but his fame turned to notoriety in the early 1980s with a book about Errol Flynn, whom he accused of having been a spy for the Nazis throughout World War II. The "evidence" he offered for this was extremely dubious, and a great many of Flynn's friends decried the book in the strongest...