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What Do the Actors Say?

Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven has had a distinguished and varied career in film, theatre, and television on both east and west coasts. From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and has also taught at UCLA and New York University. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a former Vice President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, was one of the Founders of NY Women in Film and TV, and has directed and produced plays and television in New York and LA. In 1981, DeKoven created Our Workshop East, a development gym for actors, writers, and directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Direction : A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Routledge, 2019

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... What Do the Actors Say? As I have been saying repeatedly in many different ways, Listen to your actors at all times! Assuming that you have done a good job on the casting process and that you’ve hired good actors, you will find...

Gangland UK

Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott teaches film and film theory at the University of Worcester. He has published research on Hitchcock, embodied film theory, the French psychoanalyst Felix Guattari, and various elements of British cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying The British Crime Film

Auteur, 2014

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...Brighton Rock (1947)Unlike Hollywood, British cinema does not have a classical period for the gangster film. Neither does it have a set of movies that could be described as both benchmarks and foundational statements against which all...

The Heist

Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott teaches film and film theory at the University of Worcester. He has published research on Hitchcock, embodied film theory, the French psychoanalyst Felix Guattari, and various elements of British cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying The British Crime Film

Auteur, 2014

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...The League of Gentlemen (1960)The heist film is a sub-genre that is both easily recognised and difficult to define. Allied to the gangster film, the war film and the film noir, its ingredients were set early on in its development and have...

Caine, Michael (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite) (1933–)

Journeys of Desire : European Actors in Hollywood: A Critical Companion

British Film Institute, 2006

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...As a native south Londoner whose distinctive voice and mannerisms have inspired a host of affectionate impressions, Caine is universally recognisable as the cockney’s cockney, but he has rarely been allowed to show the full extent of his...

Play Dirty

De Toth on De Toth : Putting the Drama in front of the Camera

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...The making, particularly in the pre-production stage, of Play Dirty is a complex and convoluted story, told here by Andre with great humor. A Harry Saltzman production, released by United Artists, the film is the last on which Andre...

The Charming Opera Snob in Hannah and Her Sisters

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

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...Woody Allen thoroughly dislikes certain types of snobs. Most objectionable among these stands the overbearing intellectual whose reviling view of the world destroys any chance of enjoyment, whose oppressive logic demolishes any touch...

Bergman in Bracknell

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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Sean Connery : The Measure of a Man

Faber & Faber Limited, 2010

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...The enormous amount of money Connery was paid for Diamonds Are Forever wasn’t his only recompense for having returned to the role that had made him. During the deal-making process, he had also strong-armed United Artists into backing two...

Treading the Boards

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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Sean Connery : The Measure of a Man

Faber & Faber Limited, 2010

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...Legend has it that what happened next was a lot of not very much. Back in London, Connery took a basement room at 12 Shalcomb Street, off the King’s Road – not then the glitzy spot it would subsequently become – and cycled in to the West...

Other Times, Other Places

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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Sean Connery : The Measure of a Man

Faber & Faber Limited, 2010

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...Sean Connery was turning 44 when shooting commenced on The Wind and the Lion (1975). The character he was playing in the new picture was a few years older than that – somewhere in his early fifties perhaps – but who could deny that Connery...

On the Road

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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Sean Connery : The Measure of a Man

Faber & Faber Limited, 2010

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...He travels light, Sean Connery. A small grip with ‘a clean shirt, spare trousers’ is enough for him. ‘If I’m in a place more than a day or two I just send it to the laundry.’George Perry, ‘Why Connery Said Yes Again’, Sunday Times, 8...