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Fred Zinnemann: An Autobiography

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Yet another account of a life in the movies, but somehow a great deal more than that. Fred Zinnemann: An Autobiography tells his story in a straight line: from Austrian birth (1907) to eventual Hollywood success with such films as From Here to Eternity, Oklahoma!, and High Noon. Along the way he gives an acute picture of the folly and abusiveness of the big studios — things he seems to have deliberately avoided in the fashioning of his own career. Lavishly illustrated with photos from his life and films. A