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German Films: 1934–1937

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...How did you manage finally to shift from the theatre to the cinema?While I was still the managing director of the Altes Theater in Leipzig – it must have been 1934 – I got an offer to stage Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Berlin...

Signoret, a Life—Chronotopes or Topographies of Space and Time

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...THIS BOOK is not intended to be a biography of Simone Signoret. However, it does seem crucial to place this important icon of Frenchness and French cinema—who was not just a star but also a significant political personage...

The Tall, Dark and Handsome Star

John Mercer

John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality at Birmingham City University, UK. He is co-author of Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rock Hudson

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...By the end of 1953 Rock Hudson had appeared (credited and uncredited) in twenty-seven films. He had worked across a range of genres including thrillers, Westerns, swashbucklers and comedies, with a variety of directors, from the well-known...

America I: 1939–1948

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...You went to America originally on a contract with Warners?Yes. Warners hired me to remake Zu Neuen Ufern. The telegram arrived while I was shooting Boefje.What happened? The sources seem to indicate that you shot a remake, which...

America II: 1950–1959

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...So after this I went back to Hollywood, feeling very depressed, and feeling it was impossible to do movies anywhere, either in Germany or in America. I had so little money, I couldn’t even afford to buy a ticket for Mrs Sirk...

After Hollywood

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...But this wasn’t the end of your career in show-business, was it? You did theatre work, as well as having offers from Hollywood, didn’t you?Yes, I did. I was offered a bullfighting picture, called Arena. The novel had been written by one...

Postwar Films—1946–1951

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...IN DISCUSSING Signoret’s postwar films, it is worth considering her star persona against that of the Italian Anna Magnani, the icon of Italian Neorealism because this tells us something about national identity and the codes of femininity...

Television Work—1964-1985

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...SIgnoret’s First television appearance was in 1964 in a forty-five-minute documentary she made with the filmmaker and photographer William Klein. Entitled Aux grands magasins/In the Department Stores, it was part of the series entitled Les...

Germany: The Theatre

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Halliday: There is rather conflicting evidence on your early life, so could we start with that? You are usually reported as having been born in Denmark. Did you go to Germany as a student and decide to stay there?Sirk: No, I didn’t. I...

A Magnified Meeting in Written on the Wind (1956)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...The meeting – that is to say the point of first acquaintance – of central characters is an inevitable and important moment in many narrative films. Some films build dramatically to a long-awaited encounter, creating an appointment fraught...