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Being Hungarian is not Enough

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...But in England, at least in the England of my youth, the national dread of showing off and a too grim preoccupation with solid teamwork were not conducive to the development of the goalkeeper's art.Continental Europeans of Emmerich...

Friends and Mentors

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Schünzel: 'Pack your bags, Pressburger, we're going to Monte Carlo.'Pressburger: 'But Herr Schünzel, the film isn't set in Monte Carlo.'Schünzel: 'It will be by the time we're finished with it.'Within the space of a year, Emmerich found...

Other Archers

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Reprieved from total ruin, men may begin to breathe again and indulge in visions...In 1945, after more than a year's delay, The Archers were in a position to make A Matter of Life and Death (or AMOLAD, as it became known). The timing...

Divorce

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Demonic frenzy, moping melancholy, And moonstruck madness.In the early Fifties Arsenal Football Club entered a long slow period of decline. For seventeen years they didn't win a single cup, and the stultifying boredom of their games became...

Knowing Where To Go

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...I knew no harm of Bonaparte and plenty of the Squire, And for to fight the Frenchman I did not much desire; But I did bash their baggonets because they came array'd To straighten out the crooked road an English drunkard made, Where you...

The Teller of the Tale

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...I am the teller of the tale, not the creator of the story.Emeric was introduced into the Korda circle by the composer Miklós Rózsa, who scored most of London Films' prestige productions after 1936. Rózsa remembered that he first came across...

Travelling

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...The worst things that happened to me were the political consequences of events beyond my control... the best things were exactly the same.Overnight Temesvar became Timişoara and Romanian was enforced as the city's official language. All...

Artists United

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...The arrow was pure goldBut somehow missed the target.But as all golden arrow trippers know, It's better to miss Naples than hit Margate.The long, drawn-out birth of 49th Parallel allowed plenty of time for work on other...

Ufa and the Weimar Movie Brats

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...There is an unjustified suspicion of the younger generation and that is an enormous, perhaps the worst mistake. After all, the future of German films lies in their hands... pay attention to the younger generation of screen writers!EMMERICH...

Second Childhood

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...A married man lives like a dog and dies like a king; an unmarried man lives like a king and dies like a dog.After his two divorces, one personal, the other professional, the very existence of Emeric Pressburger came into doubt. The man who...