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Maura Spiegel

Biography

Maura Spiegel

Maura Spiegel is a born and bred New Yorker, and has been teaching literature and film at Columbia University for over two decades. She is co-director of the Division of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she teaches film to first year medical students. She has published articles on many subjects including the history of the emotions, Charles Dickens, Victorian fashion and film and diamonds in the movies.

Maura Spiegel

Books by Maura Spiegel

by Maura Spiegel - Biography, Movies, Nonfiction

The first-ever biography of the seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history. Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Sidney Lumet began his astonishing five-decades-long directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, followed by such landmark films as SerpicoDog Day Afternoon and Network. His remarkably varied output included award-winning adaptations of plays by Anton Chekhov, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill, whose ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ featured Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson in their most devastating performances.