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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...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...

Being Hungarian is not Enough

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

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

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...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...

Divorce

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...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

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...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

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...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

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...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...

Beginnings

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...My discovery of England... put new life into my most intimate memories.Vladimir Nabokov: The Real Life of Sebastian KnightKine Weekly, October 1942:It was a hectic period last week for Michael Powell on the Turkish bath sequence in The Life...

Blimp's Biography

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...Old Shatterhand was the cowboy hero in a series of Western novels written by the German Karl May. Although he had never artually been to America himself, May formulated the notion of the Wild West for several generations of Central European...

Down and Out in the Tiergarten

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Billy Wilder

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...The sources for this chapter are Pressburger's autobiographical notes (PC) and my own memories. Mondnacht and AufReisen are both in the PC.In his old age, my grandfather did everything with a kind of slow, meticulous care that I sometimes...