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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

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...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

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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...

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

A.L. Kennedy

A.L. Kennedy was born in Dundee. She lived for almost 30 years in Glasgow and now stays in North Essex. She has won a variety of UK and international book awards, including a Lannan Award, the Costa Prize, The Heinrich Heine Preis, the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rees Prize. She has twice been included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. Her recent books include The Blue Book (2011); Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse (2015); Serious Sweet (2016) and The Little Snake (2018). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Akademie der Kunst. She also writes for the stage, screen, TV and has created an extensive body of radio work including documentaries, monologues, dramas and essays. She also performs occasionally in one person shows and as a stand up comic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Institute, 2020

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...Winston Churchill hated The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and tried to have it banned when it was released in 1943. But Martin Scorsese, a champion of directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, considers it a masterpiece. It’s...

Apprenticeship for Stardom

Sarah Street

Sarah Street Professor of Film at the University of Bristol. She is the author of a number of books on British cinema, including Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900–55 (2012), and is co-editor of Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive (2012) (with Simon Brown and Liz Watkins), publications which, in addition to this volume, resulted from a research project funded by the AHRC. Sarah Street is co-editor of Screen and the Journal of British Cinema and Television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Kerr

British Film Institute, 2018

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...Deborah Kerr was bom in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1921 and spent her first years in Helensburgh on the outskirts of the city. A few years later the family relocated to Alfold, Surrey, where she attended her first school in the village...

Divorce

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

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...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

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...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...

First World War

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Edith Cavell (Sybil Thorndike) nurses a fallen airman in Herbert Wilcox’s Dawn (1928), ‘a film with a mission’In The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell suggests that a reading of soldiers’ letters from the front yields little more...