Author: Brian McFarlane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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.
A dashing young man appears at Lady Brockenhurst's soirée - but who is he and why is he so favoured by their hostess? Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever... Text only version. Facebook: JulianFellowesBelgravia Twitter: @JFBelgravia Pinterest: /Belgravia Instagram: @julianfellowesbelgravia
Die Wahrheit des einen ist die Lüge des anderen. Als der Literaturagent Peter Katz ein Manuskript des Autors Richard Flynn erhält, ist er sofort fasziniert. Flynn schreibt über die Ermordung des Professors Joseph Wieder in Princeton. Der Fall wurde nie aufgeklärt, und Katz vermutet, dass der unheilbar kranke Flynn den Mord gestehen oder den Täter enthüllen wird. Doch Flynns Text endet abrupt. Als Katz den Autor kontaktieren will, ist dieser bereits verstorben. Besessen davon, das Ende der Geschichte zu erfahren, versucht Katz, Laura Baines ausfindig zu machen, die als Studentin auf undurchsichtige Weise mit Wieder verbunden war. Doch je tiefer Katz in den Fall eindringt, desto mehr scheint er sich von der Lösung zu entfernen ...