The Lindsay Anderson Diaries

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The extraordinary and revealing diaries of the revolutionary British film and theatre director who became one of the major cultural figures of his time.

As a director, critic, writer and actor, Lindsay Anderson established a reputation as one of the most innovative, impassioned and fiercely independent British artists of the twentieth century. In directing films such as If, This Sporting Life and O Lucky Man he championed a new wave of social responsiveness in British cinema, ...

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Overview

The extraordinary and revealing diaries of the revolutionary British film and theatre director who became one of the major cultural figures of his time.

As a director, critic, writer and actor, Lindsay Anderson established a reputation as one of the most innovative, impassioned and fiercely independent British artists of the twentieth century. In directing films such as If, This Sporting Life and O Lucky Man he championed a new wave of social responsiveness in British cinema, while as director at the Royal Court he was responsible for establishing the reputation of a number of groundbreaking plays.

Throughout his life Anderson stood in opposition to the establishment of his day. Published for the first time, his diaries provide a uniquely personal document of his artistic integrity and vision, his work, and his personal and public struggles. Peopled by a myriad of artists and stars - Malcolm McDowell, Richard Harris, Albert Finney, Anthony Hopkins Brian Cox, Karel Reisz, Arthur Miller, George Michael - the Diaries provide a fascinating account of one of the most creative periods of British cultural life.

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"Gripping."—Daily Express

"Vicious and velvety in roughly equal measure. Demands reading at a single sitting."—Daily Telegraph

"The reader of this book is richly rewarded."—Daily Mail
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413773982
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Diaries, Letters and Essays Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 1.29 (d)

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Paul Sutton is an historian and freelance photographer.

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