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Anthony Mann

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Anthony Mann (June 30, 1906 – April 29, 1967) was an American actor and film director. Born Emil Anton Bundsmann in the Point Loma area of San Diego, Mann was the son of an Austrian immigrant, Emile Theodore Bundsmann, and Bertha Waxelbaum of Macon, Georgia. Mann started out as an actor, appearing in plays off-Broadway in New York City. In 1938, he moved to Hollywood, where he joined the Selznick International Pictures. Mann became an assistant director in 1942, directing low-budget assignments for RKO and Republic Pictures. Mann was respected for his acute visual sensitivity toward the American Western landscape, effortlessly blending natural vistas with human drama. Mann's dramas verged on classical tragedy, often showing anguished heroes attempting to resolve personal pain and confusion.

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Variety, 2017-05-20 03:00:57
Since the late 1950s countless large and sometimes legendary Hollywood films have been shot in or near Madrid. Samuel Bronston-produced blockbusters, Anthony Mann’s “The Fall of the Roman Empire” and Nicholas Ray’s “55 Days at Peking” partially shot near crag-strewn La Pedriza, 30 miles north of Madrid. Charlton Heston’s “El ...

New DVDs: ‘Men in War’ and ‘The Boy From Stalingrad’
NY Times Movies, 2014-04-11 13:10:40
Anthony Mann’s “Men in War” examines American soldiers under fire in South Korea. “The Boy From Stalingrad” is grittier than its title suggests.

A look at Anthony Mann's fascination with desperate characters
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-01-30 14:30:00
A new series at the Hammer Museum explores director Mann's work in two distinct genres — the western and the film noir — that sound more dissimilar than they turn out to be.Where director Anthony Mann is concerned, there are two kinds of people: those who admire him extravagantly (Jean-Luc ...

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