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...Beach at Malo les Bains – Continuous The longest, widest beach he’s ever seen, sunlight dazzling off the water, endless dark fences snaking across the sand and out into the water. Tommy squints – not fences, lines of men, hundreds...
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...Sunlight Flickers Through Black. Sunlight Through Trees Running through a summer garden. A boy (Bruce Wayne, aged eight) chasing a girl (Rachel Dawes, also eight). Young Bruce Rachel! Let me see! They reach a Victorian greenhouse. Rachel...
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...Black. The Gentle Sound of Wind in Corn A row of books. From spaces between them, dust falls. Interstellar Elderly Female Voice V.O. Sure. Dad was a farmer. Bright Corn Stalks Fill The Frame, Swaying in the Breeze Elderly Female...
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...Office, High Rise – Day A man in a clown mask holding a smoking silenced pistol ejects a shell casing. This is Dopey. He turns to a second man, Happy, also in clown mask, who steps forward with a cable-launcher, aims at a lower roof across...
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...Gotham Street – Day Gordon stands before a massive picture of Harvey Dent. Gordon But I knew Harvey Dent. I was … his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did. Gordon, choked with emotion, gathers...

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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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... to account for. Richardson wanted Connery to play Louis Nolan, an Edinburgh-raised, half-Irish, half-Scottish captain highly critical of the deployment of his cavalry division in the Crimean War.Just as in Antonioni’s Blow-Up, David Hemmings...

1969–70

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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... entries in Hollywood’s anti-Vietnam cycle. For unlike, say, the men in A Hill in Korea, nobody in Tosh’s troupe believes in the necessity, let alone the virtue, of his task. Even the movie’s major military figurehead, Captain John G. Nolan...

1984–5

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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... comedies. Here though, as well as working with all the actors already mentioned, Allen was writing and directing for, among others, Julie Kavner, Sam Waterston, Carrie Fisher, Lloyd Nolan and Maureen O’Sullivan (Farrow’s real-life mother)....

Time Again: The David Bowie Chronotope

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... in The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976), Jareth in Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986), even Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2005) similarly as sidesteps off the main road into a different world and different time.David Jones...