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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...

Behind the Mask

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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...Connery’s proposal of marriage didn’t come out of the blue. For one thing, though he and Cilento’s relationship had hardly been marked out by its exclusivity, it had by now gone on more than five years. For another, since early April...

No Time for Heroics

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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...Richard Lester wasn’t the only victim of the post-Cuba fallout. Even before the movie was released to its universal drubbing (only weeks after Meteor had finally been allowed to meet a similar fate), Connery took it upon himself to dispense...

Never Say Never Say Never Again Again

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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...None of the films Connery had made over the past few years had set the world on fire, and since he remained an intensely private man, a star bent on avoiding the PR circuit, his appearances in the newspapers were few and far between...

Bondage

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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...Take a look at the list of the names of prospective leading men Saltzman and Broccoli were conjuring with over the months it took them to put together Dr No (1962) and one thing is clear: these guys hadn’t a clue what they were about...

Intermission

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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...In the spring of 1967, Connery wrote to George Leslie, the Scottish National Party’s candidate in a by-election in Pollok, a southern constituency of Glasgow. ‘I am convinced,’ Connery declared in his note, ‘that with our resources...

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...