Anthony Asquith

35 Noble , Anthony Asquith , p . 23 . 36 Low , Film - making in 1930s Britain , p .
215 . 37 ' The Cinema as a Moral Leveller ' , New Statesman ( 27.6.14 ) ,
reprinted in B. F. Dukore , Bernard Shaw on Cinema ( Carbondale and
Edwardsville ...

Anthony Asquith

Author: Tom Ryall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719064524

Page: 200

View: 113

Asquith's post-war career includes several pictures in collaboration with Terence Rattigan, and the definitive adaptation of Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest (1951) - but his versatility is demonstrated effectively in a number of modest genre films including The Woman in Question (1950), The Young Lovers (1954), and Orders to Kill (1958)."--Jacket.

The Films of Anthony Asquith

ด้จัดศัลส์ ศ์ ๕ ๕๕๕๕๕๕ “ Puffin ' Asquith – A Filmography التالي پالیبالمال العالم
الجوال الاعمال THE SILENT PERIOD ... Assistant Make - Up Artist , Assistant Cutter ,
Stunt Man : Anthony Asquith Distribution : Pro Patria With : Phyllis Neilson ...

The Films of Anthony Asquith

Author: Rubeigh James Minney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 284

View: 154

Met ind., filmogr., cred. Ook aanwezig onder de titel: Puffin' Asquith : a biography of the hon Anthony Asquith, aesthete, aristocrat, prime minister's son and film maker. - 1976.

British Film Directors

Anthony ASQUITH If British cinema has often been a literary cinema, then one of
the finest exponents of this style was Anthony Asquith. The major achievements
of his career include benchmark adaptations of Shaw and Wilde, as well as a ...

British Film Directors

Author: Dr Robert Shail

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748629688

Page: 256

View: 340

British national cinema has produced an exceptional track record of innovative, creative and internationally recognised filmmakers, amongst them Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and David Lean. This tradition continues today with the work of directors as diverse as Neil Jordan, Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. This concise, authoritative volume analyses critically the work of 100 British directors, from the innovators of the silent period to contemporary auteurs. An introduction places the individual entries in context and examines the role and status of the director within British film production. Balancing academic rigour with accessibility, British Film Directors provides an indispensable reference source for film students at all levels, as well as for the general cinema enthusiast.Key features include:* A complete list of each director's British feature films.* Suggested further reading on each filmmaker.* A comprehensive career overview, including biographical information and an assessment of the director's current critical standing. * 10 B&W illustrations.

Margot Asquith s Great War Diary 1914 1916

... Salisbury government Asquith returns to the Bar after the fall of the Rosebery
government Birth of Elizabeth Asquith Sir Charles Tennant marries Marguerite
Miles Birth and death of a daughter Birth of Anthony Asquith Chamberlain
declares ...

Margot Asquith s Great War Diary 1914 1916

Author: Michael Brock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191017086

Page: 520

View: 133

Margot Asquith was the wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Liberal Prime Minister who led Britain into war in August 1914. Asquith's early war leadership drew praise from all quarters, but in December 1916 he was forced from office in a palace coup, and replaced by Lloyd George, whose career he had done so much to promote. Margot had both the literary gifts and the vantage point to create, in her diary of these years, a compelling record of her husband's fall from grace. An intellectual socialite with the airs, if not the lineage, of an aristocrat, Margot was both a spectator and a participant in the events she describes, and in public affairs could be an ally or an embarrassment - sometimes both. Her diary vividly evokes the wartime milieu as experienced in 10 Downing Street, and describes the great political battles that lay behind the warfare on the Western Front, in which Asquith would himself lose his eldest son. The writing teems with character sketches, including Lloyd George ('a natural adventurer who may make or mar himself any day'), Churchill ('Winston's vanity is septic'), and Kitchener ('a man brutal by nature and by pose'). Never previously published, this candid, witty, and worldly diary gives us a unique insider's view of the centre of power, and an introduction by Michael Brock, in addition to explanatory footnotes and appendices written with his wife Eleanor, provide the context and background information we need to appreciate them to the full.

Puffin Asquith

Ook aanwezig onder de titel: "The films of Anthony Asquith". - 1976. - Met ind., filmogr., cred.

 Puffin  Asquith

Author: Rubeigh James Minney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 273

View: 193

Ook aanwezig onder de titel: "The films of Anthony Asquith". - 1976. - Met ind., filmogr., cred.

British Crime Film

Anthony Asquith (1902–1968) The patrician Anthony Asquith's reputation as a
director (once unassailable, subsequently in flux) is enjoying something of a new
dawn, with his handful of entries in the crime genre worthy of reassessment.

British Crime Film

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005033

Page: 248

View: 232

A comprehensive social history of British crime film by the UK's principal expert on crime film and fiction Presenting a stunning social history of Britain through classic crime film, Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts on crime fiction and fiction, focuses on how crime films have portrayed our changing attitudes towards class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Focusing on these key issues, British Crime Film examines strategies used by film makers in order to address more radical notions of society's decline. Spanning post-war crime cinema, from Green for Danger to Get Carter, from The Lady Killers to Layer Cake, from The Long Good Friday to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, British Crime Film contextualizes the movies and identifies important and neglected works which will delight and intrigue film fans of this well-loved genre.

British Genres

Young Lovers, The, 1954, D, Anthony Asquith, P, Anthony Havelock-Allan, S,
George Tabori, SC, Robin Estridge, PC, Group, A, Odile Versois, David Knight.
CHAPTER FIVE: THE WOMAN'S FILM Bedelia, 1946, D, Lance Comfort, P,
Isadore ...

British Genres

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400862183

Page: 592

View: 124

In this unprecedented survey of British cinema from the 1930s to the New Wave of the 1960s, Marcia Landy explores how cinematic representation and social history converge. Landy focuses on the genre film, a product of British mass culture often dismissed by critics as "unrealistic," showing that in England such cinema subtly dramatized unresolved cultural conflicts and was, in fact, more popular than critics have claimed. Her discussion covers hundreds of works--including historical films, films of empire, war films, melodrama, comedy, science-fiction, horror, and social problem films--and reveals their relation to changing attitudes toward class, race, national identity, sexuality, and gender. Landy begins by describing the status and value of genre theory, then provides a history of British film production that illuminates the politics and personalities connected with the major studios. In vivid accounts of the films within each genre, she analyzes styles, codes, and conventions to show how the films negotiate history, fantasy, and lived experience. Throughout Landy creates a dynamic sense of genre and of how the genres shape, not merely reflect, cultural conflicts. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Film Study

PYGMALION (Britain--16mm: 1938, 85 mins., b/w, sound, R-FNC, JAN, WHO) Co
-directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard, the highly successful film was
adapted by W. P. Lipscomb, Cecil Lewis, and Asquith, with the editing done by ...

Film Study

Author: Frank Manchel

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634127

Page: 4

View: 590

The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.

Dying Swans and Madmen

Director Anthony Asquith. Writing credits Anthony Asquith and Compton
Mackenzie. Choreography Frederick Ashton. Dancers (Golan-Globus and Hera/
Baryshnikov Productions, 1987). Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alessandra Ferri, Leslie
Browne, ...

Dying Swans and Madmen

Author: Adrienne L. McLean

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081354467X

Page: 320

View: 840

From mid-twentieth-century films such as Grand Hotel, Waterloo Bridge, and The Red Shoes to recent box-office hits including Billy Elliot, Save the Last Dance, and The Company, ballet has found its way, time and again, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of many otherwise unlikely audiences. In Dying Swans and Madmen, Adrienne L. McLean explores the curious pairing of classical and contemporary, art and entertainment, high culture and popular culture to reveal the ambivalent place that this art form occupies in American life. Drawing on examples that range from musicals to tragic melodramas, she shows how commercial films have produced an image of ballet and its artists that is associated both with joy, fulfillment, fame, and power and with sexual and mental perversity, melancholy, and death. Although ballet is still received by many with a lack of interest or outright suspicion, McLean argues that these attitudes as well as ballet's popularity and its acceptability as a way of life and a profession have often depended on what audiences first learned about it from the movies.

Still Moving

Nikandrovi ( as Lenin ) 1920s Opposite : Anthony Asquith . Underground . 1928 .
Elissa Landi , Cyril McLaglen Meclickom Collano U SPALLA VUES BEN MARTIN
In this , Anthony Asquith ' s second feature film , two men compete for the ...

Still Moving

Author: Steven Higgins

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870703263

Page: 375

View: 399

Founded in 1935, The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Media is home to one of the most important film archives in the world. The collections include over twenty thousand works, from the earliest movies to the most contemporary moving picture art - from a twenty-seven-second film made by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise in 1893 to video art and media works by artists such as Chris Marker, Pipilotti Rist, and Joan Jonas. Here, for the first time, is a volume that celebrates this remarkable archive, with over five hundred images from individual films, drawn largely from the Museum's collection of still photographs. Special sections detail significant collections, including those of works by Andy Warhol and Joseph Cornell, of films starring Douglas Fairbanks, and of films produced by the Edison and Biograph companies, two of the world's first commercial film producers. An introduction by Steven Higgins, Curator in the Department of Film and Media, outlines the history of the Museum's collections and gives some insight into how The Museum of Modern Art goes about fulfilling its mandate: acquiring, preserving, and exhibiting these extraordinary and singular works, which form such a large part of the history of the moving image.

Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant Garde

Anthony Asquith, 1952), The Net (Anthony Asquith, 1953), The Prisoner (dir.
Peter Glenville, 1955) and The Night ofthe Iguana (dir. John Huston, 1964).
Although he scored three films for Hammer, The Curse of the Werewolfwas his
most ...

Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant Garde

Author: David Huckvale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451661

Page: 235

View: 576

Music in film is often dismissed as having little cultural significance. While Hammer Film Productions is famous for such classic films as Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein, few observers have noted the innovative music that Hammer distinctively incorporated into its horror films. This book tells how Hammer commissioned composers at the cutting edge of European musical modernism to write their movie scores, introducing the avant-garde into popular culture via the enormously successful venue of horror film. Each chapter addresses a specific category of the avant-garde musical movement. According to these categories, chapters elaborate upon the visionary composers who made the horror film soundtrack a melting pot of opposing musical cultures.

The Importance of Being Earnest

I will focus on the two most widely available film versions: the 1952 film directed
by Anthony Asquith and the 2002 film directed by Oliver Parker. The Importance
of Being Earnest, 1952 Edith Evans recorded her landmark interpretation of Lady
 ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Fiona Gregory

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411007

Page: 72

View: 173

Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

One World Big Screen

Directed by Anthony Asquith. Two Cities, 1945. A Welcome to Britain. Directed by
Anthony Asquith. U.K. Ministry of Information, 1943. We Sail at Midnight. Directed
by Julian Spiro. Crown Film Unit, 1943. The White Cliffs of Dover. Directed by ...

One World  Big Screen

Author: M. Todd Bennett

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837466

Page: 384

View: 982

World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, One World, Big Screen reveals how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett shows, strategically manipulated cinema in an effort to promote the idea that the United Nations was a family of nations joined by blood and affection. Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and other familiar movies that, he argues, helped win the war and the peace by improving Allied solidarity and transforming the American worldview. Closely analyzing film, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and movie studio records found in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks traditional scholarship on World War II diplomacy by examining the ways that Hollywood and the Allies worked together to prepare for and enact the war effort.

Letters from a Life Vol 1 1923 39

3 The British film released in 1931 about a group of schoolfriends who join up in
1914 and perish at Gallipoli. The screenplay was by Anthony Asquith, after the
novel by Ernest Raymond. It was directed by Anthony Asquith and Gerald Barkas.

Letters from a Life Vol 1  1923 39

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057126591X

Page: 752

View: 815

Volume One of these remarkable letters and diaries opens with a letter from Britten aged nine to his formidable mother, Edith. Music is already at the centre of his life, and it accompanies him through prep and public school and then to London to the Royal College of Music, where the phenomenally gifted but inexperienced young composer is plunged into metropolitan life and makes influential new friends, among them W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. This was a time of prodigious musical creativity, a growing awareness of his sexuality, and the dawning of his political convictions. Most importantly, during this period Britten met Peter Pears and established the musical and personal relationship that was to last a lifetime. Volume One comes to a close in May 1939, when Britten, accompanied by Pears, departs for North America. The letters and diaries in this illuminating first volume and its successor are supplemented by the editors' detailed commentary and by exhaustive contemporary documentation. Together they constitute a comprehensive portrait not only of the composer but of an age.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Hamer—by them, they were both alcoholic); Tunes of Glory 60, Ronald Neame;
Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (60, Launder): The Millionairess (60, Anthony Asquith);
No Love for Johnnie (61, Ralph Thomas). The Rebel (61, Robert Day); watch it.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101874708

Page: 1168

View: 661

For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

o THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER ANTHONY PELISSIER , UK , 1949 There
was a woman who was beautiful , who ... for a volume of ghost stories edited by
Lawrence's friend , Cynthia Asquith ( sister - in - law of director Anthony Asquith )
.

The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764380

Page: 285

View: 742

A fresh, concise but wide-ranging introduction to and overview of British and Irish cinema, this volume contains 24 essays, each on a separate seminal film from the region. Films under discussion include 'Pink String and Sealing Wax', 'Room at the Top', 'The Italian Job', 'Orlando', and 'Sweet Sixteen'.

Letter Perfect

(The connection isn't impossible, as the Asquiths' son was the movie director
Anthony Asquith.) Jean Harlow, recognizing her, asked loudly, “Say, aren't you
Margot Asquith?”—but mispronouncing the name as “Mar-got.” To which her
ladyship ...

Letter Perfect

Author: David Sacks

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307419088

Page: 416

View: 775

A fun, lively, and learned excursion into the alphabet—and cultural history. Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions: the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated, Letter Perfect is accessible, entertaining, and essential to the appreciation of our own language.

A State of Play

drafts and even suggested its title.43 The genesis of the play was film producer
Anatole De Grunwald's suggestion that Rattigan and director Anthony Asquith
make a film celebrating British justice to help the wartime propaganda effort.

A State of Play

Author: Steven Fielding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849669805

Page: 272

View: 859

A State of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that mixes historical with political analysis, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have played an important but insidious part in shaping how the British think about their democracy and have helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He shows that dramas and fictions have also performed a significant role in the battle of ideas, in a way undreamt of by those who draft party manifestos. The book examines the work of overtly political writers have treated the subject, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy series Yes, Minister and the plays of David Hare. However, it also assesses how less obvious sources, such as the films of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and situation comedies like Steptoe and Son, have reflected on representative democracy. A State of Play is an invaluable, distinctive and engaging guide to a new way of thinking about Britain's political past and present.

Lindsay Anderson Diaries

An important spur to Anderson's desire to make socially relevant films was seeing
the much praised 1946 feature, The Way to the Stars, made by the ex-prime
minister's son, Anthony Asquith. Asquith's film about life on a British air base at
war ...

Lindsay Anderson Diaries

Author: Lindsay Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408150093

Page: 400

View: 890

The extraordinary and revealing diaries of the revolutionary British film and theatre director who became one of the major cultural figures of his time As a director, critic, writer and actor, Lindsay Anderson established a reputation as one of the most innovative, impassioned and fiercely independent British artists of the twentieth century. In directing films such as If, This Sporting Life and O Lucky Man he championed a new wave of social responsiveness in British cinema, while as director at the Royal Court he was responsible for establishing the reputation of a number of groundbreaking plays. Throughout his life Anderson stood in opposition to the establishment of his day. Published for the first time, his diaries provide a uniquely personal document of his artistic integrity and vision, his work, and his personal and public struggles. Peopled by a myriad of artists and stars - Malcolm McDowell, Richard Harris, Albert Finney, Anthony Hopkins Brian Cox, Karel Reisz, Arthur Miller, George Michael - the Diaries provide a fascinating account of one of the most creative periods of British cultural life. Gripping Daily Express "Vicious and velvety in roughly equal measure ... Demands reading at a single sitting" Daily Telegraph "the reader of this book is richly rewarded" Daily Mail