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Woody Allen

Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is a freelance film journalist and writes for a variety of publications, including Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Observer and the Sunday Times. He is the former film critic for the Independent. It Don’t Worry Me is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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It Don’t Worry Me : Nashville, Jaws, Star Wars and beyond

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Sleeper (1973): Woody Allen as Miles Monroe. In 1977, with the help of his co-writer Marshall Brickman and his editor Ralph Rosenblum, Woody Allen invented Woody Allen. The character proved so...

1964–5

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘Most secret agents of the mind, I should think, take advantage of the chief characteristic of real secret agents. Not only have the latter no need to be outwardly different from other men; they must not be different.’In 1957, the theatre...

1966–7

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...Georges Braque, quoted in John Russell, Braque (London: Phaidon, 1959), p. 9.‘Progress in art consists not in extending one’s limits, but in knowing them better.’Before the Preminger shoot, though, Caine was booked to film Funeral in Berlin...

1969–70

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realise that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.’To walk along an average street in the Britain of the late sixties was to be given the chance...

1976–9

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...Michel de Montaigne, Essays (1580–88).‘No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.’The English countryside, though, still captivated Caine. For him, the garden at Mill House was as proud an achievement as any...

1990–6

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...Bob Dylan on what it is like to be an icon, quoted in the Mail on Sunday, 18 January 1998.‘I think that’s just another word for a washed-up has-been.’As the eighties became the nineties, Michael Caine – at best a marginal figure in British...

The Festival Collective

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Young film enthusiasts file into Montreal’s Concordia Hall to find seats before the lights go down. Excited chatter continues as a festival programmer introduces the director of the film, Noboru Iguchi. Iguchi enters from...

2000 ...

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘The world doesn’t make any heroes any more.’After dusting off one of his most canonic performances to see out the twentieth century, Caine ushered in the twenty-first by brushing up on his Shakespeare. Almost thirty-six years had gone...

1938–46

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘War educates the senses.’Away from the glamour of the cinema, though, the already less-than-pretty slums of south London were beginning to look even more unattractive. War with Germany was looming, and Hitler’s bombers were likely...

1953–6

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.’Michael Scott was born in Leicester Square at the age of twenty. Maurice Micklewhite gave birth to him while pondering a job application in the spring of 1953....