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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

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Endings

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

......Now, here is the lake, and I still haven't changed! The Life and Death of Colonel BlimpWhen I think of my grandfather I can't help thinking of Shoemaker's Cottage at the same time. He and his house resembled each other: small and squat...

The Red Shoes

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

...Although good ballet is assured box office in London and possibly other big cities, its popularity in small towns and country districts is dubious. And in America, too, it will probably only attract a limited audience.In his New York...

Artists United

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 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

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

...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...