The films of Robert Rossen

  title={The films of Robert Rossen},
  author={Alan Casty},
Rossen's career-ended by his death at 57 early this year-was never, it seems to me, seen for what it was. Generally successful commercially, except for several years of blacklisting in the fifties, his work was never recognized as a unified artistic achievement-one that rather strikingly parallels the growth of the art of the film itself. It is a body of work that reflects a consistent, yet changing and deepening, personal point of view, and one that reflects, also, a willingness to grow… 

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