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Stormy Monday (1988)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

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...Soho Street – Night Two men, Patrick and Tony, are walking down Frith Street towards Soho Square. They are each carrying a briefcase and an overnight bag. It has been raining. The streets are still quite wet. Tony and Patrick are London...

Watching Camels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...World War II was over, according to the rumor spread by those who never read the bloody pages of history. The Second (?) War achieved as much as the other wars before it, nothing – beyond sowing the seeds of new hatred and the fungus...

Monkeys, Tyrants and Slave-drivers

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...A gravely-ill Roosevelt in Yalta, against Churchill’s advice, accepted Stalin’s plan, and sowed the seeds of the Cold War. He lived just long enough to see the Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt Suribachi. Within a month of Roosevelt’s...

A Ball ‘This Big’

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The ‘empty silence’ now filled my head with the buzz of a swarming beehive. The ‘nothing’ turned into dark. No. Not dark, it turned into lifeless black. It was cold. Bone-freezing cold.Pain, deep, dull, heavy pain… I was on my back… Fear...

It Never Rains in California

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...And I was out of a job. I didn’t have to cover the telephone with pillows any more, no agent invited me to have lunch. Invited me to lunch? They didn’t return my phone calls. It reminded me of the square-one-days of my visit to Hollywood.My...

It’s Not Enough to be Hungarian

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Undercurrents and riptides of discontent were cracking the foundations of society from below and the waning emotions of human decency from above. Europe was sitting down to the happy last supper of the doomed.The café houses beneath...

Mausoleum of Yesterday

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...That I survived at all in Vienna was sheer luck, but otherwise it was not a city of bargains for me. I always felt under the transparent ‘Gemütlichkeit’ was a cold, decaying, sad city.It never bothered me that there was no blue or otherwise...

Nicknames

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Andor, András, Endre, all had the same nickname, ‘Bandi’. Why I don’t know. It’s Hungarian logic so my nickname, ‘Bandi’, was not unique or unusual. So it was not unusual that George Marton, a well-established literary agent cum writer...

Traffic

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...In the Heaven of discrimination and segregation – in Hitler’s Third Reich or during the darkest hours in the ‘South,’ in caste-riddled India – segregation spelled equality compared to the unwritten law of the studios, in the ‘Land...

Billion Dollar Battles

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...‘Join the services and see the world.’ If you are in the motion picture industry and want to see the world join the makers of the Bond films; the slogan fits better. When Broccoli and Saltzman split, Harry, not wanting to be outdone...