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Straight from the Horse's Mouth : Ronald Neame, an Autobiography - Barbara Roisman Cooper

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Ronald Neame, an Autobiography

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Now in Paperback! Ronald Neame's autobiography takes its title from one of his best-loved films, The Horse's Mouth (1958), starring Alec Guinness. In an informative and entertaining style, Neame discusses the making of that film, along with several others, including In Which We Serve, Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Tunes of Glory, I Could Go on Singing, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Scrooge, The Poseidon Adventure, and Hopscotch. Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went on to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and many other prominent performers. The book includes tales of the on-and-off-the-set antics of comedian George Formby, and original accounts of his experiences working with Noel Coward and David Lean. This is not simply an autobiography, but rather a history of British cinema from the 1920s through the 1960s, and Hollywood cinema from the 1960s through the present. Aside from Neame's own writing, the book contains original commentary by many of his contemporaries and associates including Alec Guinness, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Shirley MacLaine, Walter Matthau, John Mills and Shelley Winters. Includes more than 40 photos!

a charming memoir.--Kenneth Turan "Los Angeles Times "

Forewordp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Miss Worldp. 1
Blackmailp. 10
Berylp. 20
The Elstree Firep. 28
Quota Quickiesp. 34
Major Barbarap. 42
Noel Cowardp. 56
Cineguildp. 73
Hollywoodp. 83
Expectationsp. 93
The Academyp. 104
Take My Lifep. 108
Passionate Friendsp. 115
Crashing on Regardlessp. 124
The Magic Boxp. 131
The Cardp. 134
The Million Pound Notep. 140
The Man Who Never Wasp. 146
Windom's Wayp. 154
Alec Guinnessp. 158
Tunes of Gloryp. 169
Judy Garlandp. 178
Ron-Ponp. 193
Mister Mosesp. 197
Gambitp. 208
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodiep. 218
Scroogep. 225
The Poseidon Adventurep. 235
Losses and Gainsp. 249
Walter Matthaup. 260
Donnap. 272
The Films of Ronald Neamep. 282
Awards and Honorsp. 284
Acknowledgementsp. 285
Indexp. 287
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780810848993
ISBN-10: 0810848996
Series: Scarecrow Filmmakers (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 28th October 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.87  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.45