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Anthony Asquith

Author : Tom Ryall
ISBN : 9781847795694
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films. Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but his career faltered during the 1930s. However, the success of Pygmalion (1938) and French Without Tears (1939), based on plays by George Bernard Shaw and Terence Rattigan, together with his significant contributions to wartime British cinema, re-established him as a leading British film maker. Asquith's post-war career includes several pictures in collaboration with Terence Rattigan, and the definitive adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1951), but his versatility is demonstrated in a number of modest genre films including The Woman in Question (1950), The Young Lovers (1954) and Orders to Kill (1958).

Puffin Asquith

Author : Rubeigh James Minney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035836258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Films Of Anthony Asquith

Author : Rubeigh James Minney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036797434
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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Surviving The Human Zoo

Author : Anthony Asquith
ISBN : 1519554362
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The game changing book on stress management, coping with anxiety and thinking positive in the twenty first century...This book will help you relax more, worry less and be happier.The book is all about you managing stress and your mind. This book in 7 easy sessions, will give you the confidence to combat the stressors of a 21st century lifestyle and turn any adversities to a positive. It'll help you appreciate that you as an individual don't need fixing or being made better. So long as you have a pulse, can breathe and get on with others there's more right about you than there will ever be wrong. You'll go from pain to positive when dealing with the fast pace of modern life, this book is packed with dozens of easy to use practical tips and ideas to help you thrive in the human zoo and manage stress and your thinking You'll discover just how much stress loading you have going on in your life, you'll begin to understand your own temperament better and be able to control your emotions in order to remain calm for longer and over come life's obstacles and set backs by being more resilient Simon Lelic Award winning author of 'Rupture' and 'The Child Who' said this book is 'Eye opening, packed with fascinating insights and information, Surviving The Human Zoo is truly essential reading. I can feel the stress melting away...

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Author : Anthony Asquith
ISBN : OCLC:317872015
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The Finest Years

Author : Charles Drazin
ISBN : 1845114116
Genre : History
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In 'The Finest Years', Charles Drazin considers a crucial period in British cinema and offers insights into the film makers' characters, circumstances and aspirations.

British Film Directors

Author : Robert Shail
ISBN : 080932833X
Genre : Performing Arts
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British national cinema has produced an exceptional track record of innovative, creative and internationally recognized 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 analyzes critically the work of one hundred 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 rigor 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, a comprehensive career overview that includes biographical information and an assessment of the director’s current critical standing, and suggested further reading on each filmmaker.

An Autobiography

Author : Margot Asquith
ISBN : NYPL:33433082382882
Genre : England
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Margot Asquith

Author : Margot Asquith
ISBN : OSU:32435020669206
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Margot Asquith S Great War Diary 1914 1916

Author : Michael Brock
ISBN : 9780191017087
Genre : History
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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.

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