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The Early Life of a Screenwriter

Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emeric Pressburger

Emeric Pressburger

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Projections 1 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1992

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...Introduction Kevin Macdonald When he was in his late seventies and early eighties I used to visit my grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, two or three times a year at his ancient, oak-beamed, thatched cottage in Suffolk. His short, grey-haired...

Points of View

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Gough-Yates

Kevin Gough-Yates

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

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... the introduction of the Welfare State, attended austerity, this tardy broadside against Ramsay MacDonald seems an inappropriate form for what was more like a failure of nerve and imagination, or simple weariness in running a system against its grain....

Romantics and Moralists

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Gough-Yates

Kevin Gough-Yates

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

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... MacDonald’s The Brothers (1947), the latter easily superior to most of the Hawks and Walsh films touted by auteur-theory connoisseurs. The genre was driven headlong to disaster when Rank’s new régime at Gainsborough edulcorated it with middle-class...