LEVINSON ON LEVINSON

Edited by David Thompson

Paperback, 170 pages
ISBN: 0571167314
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Inc. (1992)

Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson is one of today's most bankable film-makers, having been responsible for big-budget Hollywood star pictures like Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, and Bugsy.

However, Levinson also creates more personal, self-penned movies about his home city; the films in his acclaimed Baltimore trilogy (Diner, Tin Men and Avalon) capture the nuances of everyday conversation and reflect a rare and intimate understanding of urban America.

In his conversations with David Thompson, Levinson traces his career from its beginnings in Baltimore, through writing television comedy, up to the television series he executive produces, Homicide, Life on the Streets, and the pre-eminent position he now occupies in the world of film. His words here are as spontaneous as his movies. Relaxed, humorous and friendly, he comes across as a man deeply committed to his profession.

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