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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

Book chapter

...‘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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

1970–1

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

Book chapter

...William Shakespeare, Richard III (Act One, Scene 1).‘I am determined to prove a villain.’Seventies cinema and television, Christopher Booker argued in a history of the decade, chose to dwell ‘on the charm of almost every time except our...

1933–7

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

Book chapter

...‘In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.’In September 2003, Sir Michael Caine was quoted as saying that he refused to open...

1965–6

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

Book chapter

...Cody Jarrett’s (James Cagney) catchphrase in Raoul Walsh’s White Heat (1949; screenplay: Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts).‘Top of the world, ma!’The years 1965–7 were Michael Caine’s best ever on a professional level. After more than a decade...

1971–2

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

Book chapter

...‘Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.’Not that everything was fine and dandy for Caine. As Johnny Morris had remarked of the Play Dirty shoot, Caine had a tendency to bore people...