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Being Hungarian is not Enough

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...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...

A Glimpse of the Future

Danny Powell

Danny Powell is a London-based teacher of media and film studies whose books include Studying British Cinema: The 1960s. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1960s

Auteur, 2009

Book

...Films to watch: Victim (1961), The Leather Boys (1964) Sex The 1960s are perhaps best known for radically changing sexual attitudes and behaviour but until the latter part of the Sixties there was actually very little evidence of films...

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

Book

...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

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...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...

La Vie Parisienne

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Paris, which had always amused me on holiday, was too lovely... emigration was no hardship, it was an outing. It offered the shining, wet boulevards under the street lights, breakfast in Montmartre with cognac in your glass, coffee...

Production Values

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...A producer shouldn't get ulcers, he should give them.In 1942 Kellner Sándor, the estate manager's son from the Hungarian puszta, knelt before the King of England and arose Sir Alexander Korda. After only six years as a British subject, he...

The War

Emeric Pressburger : The Life and Death of a Screenwriter

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book

...Although the fate of Poland stares them in the face, there are thoughtless dilettanti or purblind worldlings who sometimes ask us:'What is it that Britain and France are fighting for?' To this I answer:'If we left off fighting you would...