The Encyclopedia of British Film

Author: Brian McFarlane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781526111968
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: Performing Arts

With well over 6,300 articles, including over 500 new entries, this fourth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is a fully updated invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies and this fourth edition will be an essential work of reference for enthusiasts interested in the history of British cinema, and for universities and libraries.

The Finest Years

Author: Charles Drazin
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1845114116
Release Date: 2007-10-15
Genre: History

In 'The Finest Years', Charles Drazin considers a crucial period in British cinema and offers insights into the film makers' characters, circumstances and aspirations.

Through Grown up Eyes

Author: Robert Henrey
Publisher: Polperro Heritage Press
ISBN: 9780957048195
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson inThe Fallen Idolbased on a Graham Greene story. Released in 1948, the film was an instant box office success; the child's performance was singled out for critical acclaim and it remains one of the classics of British cinema. His brief film career over, the erstwhile star, an only child brought up within an exclusively adult world by eccentric parents focused on their literary careers, was suddenly confronted with the rough and tumble of school life. Survival came at the cost of burying the experience, pretending - unsuccessfully - it had never happened: an attitude Robert carried into adulthood. The death of his 19-year-old daughter and an invitation to a special screening ofThe Fallen Idolin London in 2001 finally persuaded him to come to terms with his childhood experience. Through Grown Up Eyesis a remarkably moving and candid account of coping with childhood stardom in post-war London and the vicissitudes of later life in the USA, tragedy and loss. It is ultimately about survival, treasuring the good things of life - and allowing hope to have the last word.

Homes and Gardens

ISBN: UOM:39015080254983
Release Date: 1954
Genre: Architecture, Domestic

"A practical magazine dealing with houses, furniture and equipment, gardens." [sic]

Belgrave Square

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Novels
ISBN: 9780345523679
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

The death of a petty moneylender leads Inspector Thomas Pitt and his well-connected wife, Charlotte, to the doorsteps of London's most powerful citizenry, and to shocking secrets and further death.

The British Cinema Source Book

Author: British Film Institute
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018486121
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Performing Arts

An up-to-date record of all British films held in the National Archive, along with details of scripts, press books and other publications available

My Lady Rival

Author: Ashley March
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101585276
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

In this tantalizing new novel of untold wealth, unbridled privilege, and unspeakable scandals, a family shakes the very foundation of proper Victorian Society—and sets the bluebloods to blushing.. When the wealthy middle-class Laurie family purchases a home in exclusive Belgrave Square, London Society is aghast. After all, the consensus is that they're nothing but lowborn commoners-a family of nouveau riche daring to marry into the aristocracy. Others believe it's an attempt to prove that their wealth makes them equal to nobility. Only one thing is certain: Belgrave Square will never be the same again. Upon his father's death, Alexander Laurie feels the best way to provide his family with the privileges they deserve and secure their business is to establish ties with the London ton. And the best way to do it is by marrying an aristocratic bride. But when his business rival's beautiful daughter—the one person who can destroy his plans—appears in London, Alex must defeat her attempts at sabotage.even if that means stealing kisses from the enemy.

Media Review Digest

Author: C. Edward Wall
Publisher: Pierian Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015036929258
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Audio-visual materials