Erskine Sanford

Highlighted works

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Given extraordinary freedom by Hollywood studio RKO for his debut film, boy wonder Welles created a modernist masterpiece that is regularly voted the best film ever made.

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    Among the most famous of broken films, Orson Welles’ masterful follow-up to Citizen Kane was taken out of his control and re-edited by the studio.

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Max Ophuls brought his trademark flowing camera style and a taste of the old Vienna to Hollywood for this tragic story of unrequited love.

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    William Wyler’s poignant account of three WWII veterans adjusting to the difficulties of life back home swept the Oscars in 1946.

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