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Richard Attenborough

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... regularly tell interviewers, his parents had installed in him strong ‘moral, social and political impulses’. ‘They believed it was no use whatsoever offering sympathy; the point was to do something.’Geoffrey Macnab, ‘Eager Beaver: Richard...

John Maxwell

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...John Maxwell’s obituary in The Times in October 1940 hints at one of the most unlikely transformations in the history of the British film industry. In his early twenties, Maxwell had been a small-time solicitor in Glasgow with a ‘steady...

David Puttnam

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Unless otherwise cited, material and quotes in this chapter are from the author’s interview with Lord Puttnam, London, May 2019.The wine-induced barracking took David Puttnam by surprise. The British film producer was at the BAFTA awards...

Val Guest

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

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...The prolific and versatile Val Guest (1911–2006) wrote and directed several of the very best genre films made in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s while also cheerfully churning out low-grade exploitation fare in between times. He was British...

Conclusion

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Unless specified otherwise, the material in this chapter comes from interviews done with Adrian Wootton and Clare Binns by the author in London, January 2020.‘People recognize your passion, your enthusiasm and your commitment,’ Film London...

Adrienne Fancey

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

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...Adrienne Fancey (1933–2013) earned her footnote in British film history as one of the first women to run a UK film distribution company. The fact she was born into the business doesn’t lessen the achievement. Adrienne was the daughter...

Andy Whittaker

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Unless specified otherwise, the material in this chapter comes from the author’s interviews with Andy Whittaker in London during the summer of 2019.Founding your own company is really hard and not everybody is cut out to do it, in addition...

Karel Reisz

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

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...Karel Reisz (1926–2002) was behind some of the best British films of the 1960s: gritty, realist, quintessentially British affairs like Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), which he directed, and Lindsay Anderson’s This Sporting Life...

Liz Wrenn

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Unless otherwise cited, quotes in this chapter come from the author’s interview with Liz Wrenn, London, October 2019.Liz Wrenn’s route into the British film industry was circuitous even by standards of other figures profiled in this book...

Anthony Minghella

Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab writes regularly on film for The Independent. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include Dennis Davidson: A Life in Cinema (2020), Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry (I.B. Tauris, 2018), Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (I.B. Tauris 2009), Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution (I.B. Tauris 2015), The Making of Taxi Driver, Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (I.B. Tauris 2000), Screen Epiphanies (BFI Publishing 2009) and J. Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Industry in 25 Careers : The Mavericks, Visionaries and Outsiders Who Shaped British Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... youthful intimations of the film’s erotic power, a sense that it was dealing with forbidden but tantalizing subject matter.In Geoffrey Macnab, Screen Epiphanies: Film-makers on the Films that Inspired Them (London: BFI, 2009).In Geoffrey...