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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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

The Great Dane from America

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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...Mussolini had three loves. The first, most sincere, all-engrossing love of his life was, naturally, himself. Aviation and voluptuous actresses were vying for second and third positions. Very much like Howard Hughes. With the passing years...

Guardian Angels

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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...Coincidence again put me on the top of the world on the tundra. My nickname, Bandi, and snow forced the coincidence. Except for being white, the snow on the Rothorn above Lenzerheide was quite different from the snow of the tundra, where...

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...

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...

True-Blue Pros

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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...It was a unique experience; Israel during the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of June 1967; I occasionally thought I would remain there till the end of eternity. This assignment almost cost me my happy life, not then during the Six Days War in Israel,...

Breakfast in the Café New York

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 rain falls everywhere except in Budapest. In Budapest the rain doesn’t fall, it hangs in the air, invisible. You only feel it. It crawls up inside your pants legs, up your crotch, cold. Your brain feels wet, soggy.It all started...

Brief Encounter (1945)

Directed by

David Lean

Written by

Noël Coward

Screenplay

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...Milford Junction Station. Night. (Location) LONG SHOT, Number 1 Platform of Milford Junction Station. It is early evening. A local train is pulling into the station as a voice over the station loud speaker announces ‘MILFORD JUNCTION’ –...