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Author Mann, William J.

Title Edge of midnight : the life of John Schlesinger / William J. Mann.

Imprint New York : Billboard Books, ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY SCHLESINGER    In Transit
Description xii, 628 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Originally published: London : Hutchinson, 2004.
Bibliography Filmography: pages 563-579.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 584-600) and index.
Contents Prologue, 7 April 1970: "These are truly very exciting times" 1 -- 1 1999: "Find the story" 19 -- 2 1926-1946: "Good at practically nothing" 45 -- 3 1947-1951: "Never anything else" 83 -- 4 1952-1958: "Don't you think it would be better if ...?" 114 -- 5 1958-1961: "So intent upon getting the effect" 149 -- 6 1961-1962: "This is a ruse of Richardson's to get rid of me" 173 -- 7 1962-1964: "What's half a loaf?" 202 -- 8 1964-1965: "Plenty of room at the top" 230 -- 9 1965-1967: "Tired of everything mod" 260 -- 10 1967-1969: "Things you see in America" 289 -- 11 1969-1970: "The need to feel for another human being" 326 -- 12 1970-1971: "I can get away with anything now" 345 -- 13 1972-1975: "Waterloo collapsed spectacularly" 382 -- 14 1975-1978: "A rare pang for England" 420 -- 15 1978-1981: "Americans just didn't get the joke" 455 -- 16 1981-1988: "Frightened of extraordinary passions and enthusiasms" 483 -- 17 1986-2000: "Well, of course, he's a queen" 516 -- Epilogue, 2000-2003: "The one very strongly held belief that I have" 551 -- Film and Television Productions Directed by John Schlesinger 563 -- Theater and Opera Productions Directed by John Schlesinger 580.
Summary "John Schlesinger's career in cinema, stage, opera, and television spanned half a century. It was, however, his films that made him famous, including such classics as Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Marathon Man, Billy Liar, Darling, and Day of the Locust, to The Falcon and the Snowman, Madame Sousatzka, Pacific Heights, Cold Comfort Farm, Separate Tables, and An Englishman Abroad." "In Edge of Midnight, author and historian William J. Mann chronicles Schlesinger's life and career, from his early documentary days at the BBC, to his emergence as one of the four Angry Young Men of British film in the 1960s (along with Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz, and Tony Richardson) who sought to bring working class issues to the screen, to his Academy Award for the X-rated Midnight Cowboy and his glittering nights as a Hollywood host, to his death on July 24, 2003, brought on by a massive stroke two years earlier." "In writing this authorized biography, Mann received the full cooperation of Schlesinger himself, as well as that of his family and his companion of 36 years, Michael Childers. In addition, he was granted complete access to tapes, diaries, production notes, and correspondence, as well as interviews with many of the actors, crew members, friends, and colleagues who shared their thoughts and memories."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Schlesinger, John, 1926-2003.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Schlesinger, John, 1926-2003 (OCoLC)fst00063535
Motion picture producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01027225
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Schlesinger, John (Regisseur)
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 0823083667
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