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The Resource Anthony Asquith, Tom Ryall

Anthony Asquith, Tom Ryall

Label
Anthony Asquith
Title
Anthony Asquith
Statement of responsibility
Tom Ryall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the first sustained and comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Tom Ryall sets the director's work in the context of the history of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, and examines the artistic and cultural influences within which his films can be understood: Hollywood, European cinema, British theatre and literature, documentary cinema, popular culture, film and literary genres, and middlebrow culture."
  • "Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hithchock, 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 respectively, together with his significant contributions to wartime British cinema, re-established him as one of Britain's leading film-makers
  • 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
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryall, Tom
Dewey number
791.430233092
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.A7655
LC item number
R93 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
British film makers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Asquith, Anthony
Target audience
adult
Label
Anthony Asquith, Tom Ryall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-193) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages [169]-188)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The formative years -- The 1930s -- Wartime British cinema -- Post-war films 1: genre and British cinema -- Post-war films 2: adaptation and the theatre -- The 'international' film -- Asquith and the British cinema
Control code
61176636
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780719064524
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780719064524 (hbk.)
Label
Anthony Asquith, Tom Ryall
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-193) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages [169]-188)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The formative years -- The 1930s -- Wartime British cinema -- Post-war films 1: genre and British cinema -- Post-war films 2: adaptation and the theatre -- The 'international' film -- Asquith and the British cinema
Control code
61176636
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780719064524
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780719064524 (hbk.)

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