Touching Lubitsch

Three Screen Comedies

by Samson Raphaelson, with an introduction by Pauline Kael

Ernst Lubitsch's American Comedy

by William Paul
Ernst Lubitsch was the most American of European directors—and the most European of American ones. Like so many Hollywood tycoons, Lubitsch saw the movies as a good opportunity to make money. Like the European film makers, he saw them as an art form and, though he did not write scripts, …

A Genius for Revenge

Saki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munro

by A.J. Langguth
Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the name of Saki, did not think much of James Barrie (“He had a wonderful and tender insight into the child mind and knew nothing whatever about boys”); but the subtitle of Barrie’s masterpiece—“The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up”—could serve as the subtitle …