Charles Crichton - British Film-Makers (Hardback)
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Charles Crichton - British Film-Makers (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 01/06/2021
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Charles Crichton is perhaps best remembered as the director of the unlikely blockbuster hit A Fish Called Wanda, made when he was seventy-seven years old. But the most significant part of his career was spent at Ealing Studios in the 1940s and 1950s, working on such beloved comedies as Hue and Cry, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt. Nonetheless, as this pioneering study of Crichton's work reveals, his filmmaking skills extended way beyond comedy to wartime dramas and film noir, and his adaptability served him well when he made the transition into primetime television, working on popular shows such as The Avengers, Space: 1999 and The Adventures of Black Beauty. Featuring first-hand testimony from colleagues ranging from Dame Judi Dench and Petula Clark to John Cleese and Sir Michael Palin, this riveting account of Crichton's fascinating life in film will appeal to film scholars and general readers alike.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526149954
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Veteran critic Quentin Falk runs vigorously through the Ealing icon's career half-decade by half-decade.'
Total Film

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