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Lawrence of Arabia (GB, 1962): An Englishman in the Sun

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Horizon Pictures/ColumbiaProducer: Sam SpiegelDirector: David LeanSource: T. E. Lawrence (writings: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom)Screenplay: Robert Bolt, Michael WilsonPhotography: Freddie YoungArt Director: John...
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...Shipyard. Day. The voice of the Comentator begins to speak over a LONG SHOT of an empty shipyard. The year is 1937. Leslie Howard voice over This is the story of a ship… A giant crane swings the first section of a Destroyer’s keel across...

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

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...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

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...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...

No Angels Fly Barefoot

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 war to end all wars’ officially ended on 4 June 1920. The peace treaty of Trianon was signed. Good old naïve USA pulled the hot potato out of the fire, won the war for ClemenceauGeorges Clemenceau (1841–1929), the French premier who...

Changing Courses

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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...There is an ancient Hungarian proverb: Man plans, God executes the way He sees fit. He had hidden the plan He had for me. It had been a big surprise landing at Enterprise: this time He had a matching big surprise for me. He landed me...

Dangerous Waters

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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...He had the MGM ‘Lion’ by its tail in more ways than one. He had an office on Sunset Boulevard just before it was split in the middle by the bridle-path. Except between October and Christmas, when the seven acres of red poinsettias bloomed...

The Stork’s Egg

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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...Miki was not a good driver, he was not a bad driver, he was just a driver, although lots of people on the road used to call him a roadblock. Driving me back from Tijuana with my dream in my pocket, when Noah’s Ark would have been a more...

Faking It

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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...Alex Korda was a film-maker; ‘If you can fake it, fake it,’ was his credo. Oh, he wanted quality all right, but only if the price was right. He learned to quote in his Sam Goldwyn-taintedSamuel Goldwyn (1882–1974) was the great Polish-born...

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...