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...Yellow screen. Sound of a garden gate bell. Open countryside, a line of trees, seen from a railway carriage. The train is still. No sound. Quick fade out. Momentary yellow screen. The sea, seen from a high window, a towel hanging on a towel...

Victory (2000)

Written by

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

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...Surabaya Harbour. Day. 1900. A large mail boat approaching the harbour. The captain, Davidson, on the prow, looking towards the port. Small boats coming from the port. Boatmen shouting. Surabaya Harbour. The mail boat at anchor. From...

Reunion (2000)

Directed by

Jerry Schatzberg

Written by

Harold Pinter

Screenplay

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...A Prison Yard. Day. Black and white film. A line of men marching towards a door. They are naked to the waist, some holding their trousers up. German guards accompany them. They file through the door into a room. The camera stays...

Turtle Diary (2000)

Directed by

John Irvin

Written by

Harold Pinter

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...Giant Turtles Swimming In The Sea. They are swimming towards a tropical beach. Brilliant sunlight. Camera pulls back to reveal that the film is on a video display in an aquarium. Camera pans to turtles in a tank. Soaring, dipping...

The Go-Between (2000)

Directed by

Joseph Losey

Written by

Harold Pinter

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...English Countryside. A River. Summer. Day. The river comes out of the shadow of a belt of trees. It flows gently through the weeds and rushes. Heat haze. Steam rising from rushes. Sound of approaching horses’ hooves. A pony carriage drives...

Part 5: 1984-9

Decades Never Start on Time : A Richard Roud Anthology

British Film Institute, 2014

Book

...Decades Never Start on Time NOTE: The following documents are taken from Roud’s unfinished autobiographical project, Decades Never Start On Time, which would have been both a history of the new European cinemas of the 1960s, and a kind...

The Servant

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 Film Institute, 2011

Focused Study

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...Amy Sargeant's illuminating study of Joseph Losey's The Servant (1963) provides a detailed discussion of the film's production and reception history, as well as a textual analysis that focuses on Harold Pinter's adaptation of Maugham...

1960s

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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...Spymaster Major Dalby (Nigel Green) keeping an eye on the ‘shrewd little cockney’ Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) in Sidney J. Furie’s 1965 The Ipcress FileVivian Nicholson’s memories of her upbringing in Castleford match the familiar...

The Film Editor’s Role

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Some Common Misconceptions I suppose it’s the old back-room stuff, the cutting room floor, people who cut things up. In fact what we do is exactly the opposite – we build things up. Mick Audsley, editor, Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears,...

Part 3: 1970-6

Decades Never Start on Time : A Richard Roud Anthology

British Film Institute, 2014

Book

...The Varieties of Tyranny Many years ago, Claude Chabrol wrote an article for Les Cahiers du Cinéma which demonstrated that ‘important’ subjects generally made unimportant films and vice versa. The truth of this assertion has once more been...