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Mentor Man

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sean Connery : The Measure of a Man

Faber & Faber Limited, 2010

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... in contemporary New York and the Scottish Highlands of the sixteenth century. Putatively starring was Christopher Lambert, the kind of one-dimensional action hero Connery’s Bond might be imagined to have put paid to. Mulcahy, who like so many young new...

From Iran To Hollywood And Some Places In-Between: Iranian Émigré Filmmaking

Christopher Gow

Christopher Gow is currently a tutor in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. He did his postgraduate research into New Iranian Cinema and emigre Iranian filmmaking at the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the University of Warwick. From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In-Between is his first major publication. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In-Between : Reframing Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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... Mongia (ed.), Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader (London and New York: Arnold, 1996), p. 120. Both I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (Caveh Zahedi, 1994) and Walls of Sand (1994), directed by US filmmaker Erica Jordan, and co-produced,...

The Bones that Litter the Shore: A Brief History of Integrated, Pan-European Studios

Christopher Meir

Christopher Meir is a UC3M CONEX Fellow in the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Carlos III Madrid, Spain. He is the author of Scottish Cinema: Texts and Contexts (2014) and co-editor of Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies (2014). He has also published numerous articles and book chapters on industrial issues in Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mass Producing European Cinema : Studiocanal and Its Works

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... and reputation rested on purchases of titles such as The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) and The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) before making its own fully owned hits such as Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). The problem for Pathé at this juncture...

1985–6

Christopher Bray

After dropping out of school at 15, Christopher Bray worked for eight years as a typesetter and designer, before resuming his studies in the University of Warwick's department of Film and Literature. He has since written on movies, books, music and paintings for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the TLS, Literary Review, the New York Times, the New Statesman and The Word. The author of Michael Caine: A Class Act, a book the renowned film critic David Thomson described as “Excellent… Bray has thought hard about this man, and he has a fascinating story to tell”, he lives in south-east London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Caine : A Class Act

Faber and Faber Limited, 2005

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...‘The great epochs of our life are the occasions when we gain the courage to rebaptise our evil qualities as our best qualities.’In October 1985, Caine flew back to London to film a small role for Neil Jordan’s noir-ish thriller Mona Lisa...

Costuming Choices

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Nearly everything written about Mike Leigh’s films addresses their realism in one way or another, and much that has been written categorizes them as documentary-like using such terms as ‘kitchen sink’ realism, ‘social’ realism, ‘council...