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Alexander Korda

Author : Karol Kulik
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 1990
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UOM:39015024960984

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Author : Charles Drazin
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 441 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2011-05-30
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780857719935

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The producer behind such celebrated films as The Four Feathers and The Third Man is one of the most colourful and important figures in the history of the British cinema. This gripping biography tells how with extraordinary ambition, enterprise and showmanship, Alexander Korda established in Britain a film industry that rivalled Hollywood, built Europe's biggest studio, and created world-class stars, including Charles Laughton and Vivien Leigh. The biography traces Korda's path from his rural childhood in a remote part of Hungary to a British knighthood. Korda's legacy, it argues, was a film industry that dared to dream on the largest possible scale. But he also exemplified the pattern of boom and bust that dogged the British cinema ever since he first came into the limelight in 1933 with the international success of The Private Life of Henry VIII. To understand his often turbulent career is to gain a profound insight into the nature of the British cinema both then and now.

Alexander Korda

Author : Paul Tabori
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1966
Category : Motion picture producers and directors
ISBN : UCAL:B3569685

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Cary Grant

Author : Scott Eyman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 576 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2020-10-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501192128

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Cary Grant by Scott Eyman Pdf

Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman has written the definitive, “captivating” (Associated Press) biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, one of the most accomplished—and beloved—actors of his generation, who remains as popular as ever today. Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed she was alive when he was thirty-one years old. Because of this experience, Grant would have difficulty forming close attachments throughout his life. He married five times and had numerous affairs. Despite a remarkable degree of success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshipped him in movies such as Gunga Din, Notorious, and North by Northwest. This “estimable and empathetic biography” (The Washington Post) draws on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends making it a definitive and “complex portrait of Hollywood’s original leading man” (Entertainment Weekly).

Alexander Korda

Author : Karol Kulik
Publisher : W H Allen
Page : 462 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UOM:39015003836312

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Selling Hollywood to the World

Author : John Trumpbour
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2007-09-21
Category : History
ISBN : 0521042666

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Selling Hollywood to the World by John Trumpbour Pdf

This book investigates European efforts to overcome the American film industry's international pre-eminence.

Life Through a Lens

Author : Osmond Borradaile,Anita Hadley
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0773522972

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Life Through a Lens by Osmond Borradaile,Anita Hadley Pdf

The personal journey of a great adventurer and artist, Life Through a Lens details how "Bordie" thrived on the evolving technical demands of an art form in constant flux that changed forever the way we view the world and ourselves."--BOOK JACKET.

The Great Escape

Author : Kati Marton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : History
ISBN : 9780743261159

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The Great Escape by Kati Marton Pdf

Traces the early twentieth century journey of nine prominent men from Budapest who fled fascism to seek sanctuary in America, where they made pivotal contributions to science, film, and photojournalism.

de Toth on de Toth

Author : Anthony Slide
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 193 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2011-03-17
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780571261338

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de Toth on de Toth by Anthony Slide Pdf

This book provides a fascinating survey of the career of one of Hollywood's great mavericks. In his memoir Fragments, Andre de Toth took his readers on a roller coaster ride through his life. He gave scant mention to his film work. In De Toth on De Toth, he redresses the balance and expounds - in his own exhuberant style - on his film-making career. The cast of characters includes his wife - the luminous Veronica Lake - as well as stars such as Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Vincent Price, Dick Powell, and a whole host of others in the Hollywood firmament. De Toth speaks of his work on Lawrence of Arabia and on Superman, as well as revealing how a one-eyed director could make the 3-D masterpiece, House of Wax.

Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982

Author : Anthony Slide
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1985-01-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0486248607

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Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982 by Anthony Slide Pdf

200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, and more — about 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography.

Performing National Identity

Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2008-01-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9789401205238

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Performing National Identity by Anonim Pdf

National identity is not some naturally given or metaphysically sanctioned racial or territorial essence that only needs to be conceptualised or spelt out in discursive texts; it emerges from, takes shape in, and is constantly defined and redefined in individual and collective performances. It is in performances—ranging from the scenarios of everyday interactions to ‘cultural performances’ such as pageants, festivals, political manifestations or sports, to the artistic performances of music, dance, theatre, literature, the visual and culinary arts and more recent media—that cultural identity and a sense of nationhood are fashioned. National identity is not an essence one is born with but something acquired in and through performances. Particularly important here are intercultural performances and transactions, and that not only in a colonial and postcolonial dimension, where such performative aspects have already been considered, but also in inner-European transactions. ‘Englishness’ or ‘Britishness’ and Italianità, the subject of this anthology, are staged both within each culture and, more importantly, in joint performances of difference across cultural borders. Performing difference highlights differences that ‘make a difference’; it ‘draws a line’ between self and other—boundary lines that are, however, constantly being redrawn and renegotiated, and remain instable and shifting.

British Genres

Author : Marcia Landy
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2014-07-14
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781400862184

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In this unprecedented survey of British cinema from the 1930s to the New Wave of the 1960s, Marcia Landy explores how cinematic representation and social history converge. Landy focuses on the genre film, a product of British mass culture often dismissed by critics as "unrealistic," showing that in England such cinema subtly dramatized unresolved cultural conflicts and was, in fact, more popular than critics have claimed. Her discussion covers hundreds of works--including historical films, films of empire, war films, melodrama, comedy, science-fiction, horror, and social problem films--and reveals their relation to changing attitudes toward class, race, national identity, sexuality, and gender. Landy begins by describing the status and value of genre theory, then provides a history of British film production that illuminates the politics and personalities connected with the major studios. In vivid accounts of the films within each genre, she analyzes styles, codes, and conventions to show how the films negotiate history, fantasy, and lived experience. Throughout Landy creates a dynamic sense of genre and of how the genres shape, not merely reflect, cultural conflicts. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Directors in British and Irish Cinema

Author : Robert Murphy
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 1560 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-25
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781838715328

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Directors in British and Irish Cinema by Robert Murphy Pdf

A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.


Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 640 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2013-08-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781471130069

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Goldwyn by A. Scott Berg Pdf

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era - a fierce independent force i a time when studios ruled, a producer of silver screen sagas who was, in all probability, the last Hollywood tycoon. In this riveting book, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer A. Scott Berg tells the life story of this remarkable man - a tale as rich with drama as any feature length epic and as compelling as the history of Hollywood itself.

Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

Author : Katja Krebs
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2013-08-15
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781134114108

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Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film by Katja Krebs Pdf

This book provides a pioneering and provocative exploration of the rich synergies between adaptation studies and translation studies and is the first genuine attempt to discuss the rather loose usage of the concepts of translation and adaptation in terms of theatre and film. At the heart of this collection is the proposition that translation studies and adaptation studies have much to offer each other in practical and theoretical terms and can no longer exist independently from one another. As a result, it generates productive ideas within the contact zone between these two fields of study, both through new theoretical paradigms and detailed case studies. Such closely intertwined areas as translation and adaptation need to encounter each other’s methodologies and perspectives in order to develop ever more rigorous approaches to the study of adaptation and translation phenomena, challenging current assumptions and prejudices in terms of both. The book includes contributions as diverse yet interrelated as Bakhtin’s notion of translation and adaptation, Bollywood adaptations of Shakespeare’s Othello, and an analysis of performance practice, itself arguably an adaptive practice, which uses a variety of languages from English and Greek to British and International Sign-Language. As translation and adaptation practices are an integral part of global cultural and political activities and agendas, it is ever more important to study such occurrences of rewriting and reshaping. By exploring and investigating interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives and approaches, this volume investigates the impact such occurrences of rewriting have on the constructions and experiences of cultures while at the same time developing a rigorous methodological framework which will form the basis of future scholarship on performance and film, translation and adaptation.