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The Lion That Lost Its Way: And Other Cautionary Tales of the Show Business Jungle - The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series 122 (Paperback)
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The Lion That Lost Its Way: And Other Cautionary Tales of the Show Business Jungle - The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series 122 (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 14/07/2005
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Between 1940 and 1967 Sydney Box made over 60 feature films and over 100 documentaries, including The Seventh Veil (1945), which earned him an Oscar ® for Best Original Screenplay. In this candid and witty autobiography, Box provides fascinating and illuminating insights into the working of the British film industry. It covers the whole of Box's varied career in British cinema over the period 1940-65, as well as his earlier career as a writer and his later role as an impresario. This memoir also contains many perceptive portraits of those he worked with, including Dylan Thomas, Noel Coward, W. Somerset Maugham, the Duke of Windsor, J. Arthur Rank, Leslie Caron, Alec Guinness and George Bernard Shaw. Box's memoir is supplemented by 16 photos and an introduction and notes from film scholar Andrew Spicer, who clarifies any obscurities and assesses Box's significance to the British film industry.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856776
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 227 x 169 x 15 mm


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An illuminating insight into the workings of the British film industry in the post war years, the book provides a genuine insider's-eye-view of the filmmaking process (or what Box terms 'the world's greatest gamble'). All told, a fascinating read, as wellas a real find for archivists. FOUR STARS> * Film Review *
Between 1940 and 1967, Sydney Box made more than 60 feature films and 100 documentaries, served a term as the head of Gainsborough Pictures, and initiated an innovative scheme to challenge the monolithic structures of British film and television. His autobiography covers his film career as well as his earlier profession as a writer and his later role as an impresario. Spicer (art, media and design, U. of the West of England) supplies an introduction and notes that establish a context for Box's reminiscences. * Reference and Research Book News *
An illuminating insight into the workings of the British film industry in the post war years, the book provides a genuine insider's-eye-view of the filmmaking process (or what Box terms 'the world's greatest gamble'). All told, a fascinating read, as well as a real find for archivists. FOUR STARS * Film Review *

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