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Shepperton Babylon Read & Download ò 100 Mong many others the 20s film idols snorting cocaine from an illuminated glass dance floor on the bank of the Thames the model who escaped Soho's gangsters to become the ueen of the nudie flicks and the genteel Scottish. I learned so much from this deeply researched interesting primer on the heyday of British film with a chapter or two thrown in about its decline I often got lost given that I m almost completely illiterate on this specific subject matter and because I m used to a linear storytelling method which this isn t but I m sure I ll be dipping back into this when I want to remind myself of specific information Matthew Sweet writes in such an engaging often amusing style I found myself jotting random uotes of his into my book journal just because they made me laugh He suggests that one of his interviews felt like he was in a hostage situation and he worried that perhaps his later affection for his interviewee might be a symptom of Stockholm Syndrome than of the person becoming nicer or interesting So many fun

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Shepperton Babylon Read & Download ò 100 This is a wonderful secret history of British movies that includes the scandals the suicides the immolations and the contract killings the product of thousands of conversations with veteran film makers Here you'll meet a. Although the title of this book would infer that the main subject is Shepperton Studios one of Britain s film production sites it s really a general history of British film with an emphasis on the silents and the mid century golden age The majority of silent movies produced by the British film industry are gone forever with few remembering the stars and directors who made them Since I knew next to nothing about these with the exception of the Hitchcock silents the reading was most interestingThe stories show excellent research and several in person interviews with some of the centenarians now gone And as with the notorious stories of the Hollywood Silent Era there were eual amounts of tragedy across the pond John Marlborough East was voted the Greatest British Film Player in 1916 yet just eight years la

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Shepperton Babylon Read & Download ò 100 Comedienne who at the age of fifty five reinvented herself as a star of exploitation cinema and fondly remembers 'the one where I drilled in people's heads and ate their brains' Welcome to the lost worlds of British cine. The slightly forced title aside this is a very different book from Ken Anger s archly cynical romp through the sleazy bywaters of Hollywood lore this is a wonderful witty entertaining book It is in fact an impassioned defence of British cinema kicking back against the critical dismissal of the home produced product championed by both foreign step forward M Truffaut and domestic critics Rachel Low is a highlighted as a particular villain here as the author of the definitive history which is mainly critical and making the case for a series of hidden gems from the silent era onwards through to the exploitation era though even Sweet struggles to make a case for the 80s It is also littered with great interviews and anecdotes with stars producers and directors the general tone is generally one of warm affec


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  1. says: PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Matthew Sweet Summary Shepperton Babylon

    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] Although the title of this book would infer that the main subject is Shepperton Studios one of Britain's film production sites it's really a general history of British film with an emphasis on the silents and the mid century golden age The majority of silent movies produced by the British film industry are gone forever with few reme

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] Summary Shepperton Babylon If you're looking for a serious history of British Film making then I wouldn't recommend this book but if you already have some knowledge and you're interested in the gossip then you would probably enjoy it This was a book club choice and therefore not something that I would have chosen myself however I did look forward to reading it The problem for me was that the author assumed the reader had than a basic knowledge already and I

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] Read this book and discard forever the idea that the denizens of British cinema were in any way less colourful or bizarre than their Hollywood counterparts Sweet doles out gossip hard fact and criticism in judicious proportions His writing is delightful whether he is describing movies as a window into the lives of the dead or sketching an unforgettable portrait of J Arthur Rank He was a tall bulky man whose

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] I learned so much from this deeply researched interesting primer on the heyday of British film with a chapter or two thrown in about its decline I often got lost given that I'm almost completely illiterate on this specific subject ma

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    Summary Shepperton Babylon Matthew Sweet à 0 Read & Download Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Matthew Sweet Long ridiculed as being insignificant by the rest of the film making world Matthew Sweets investigates this histo

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    Matthew Sweet à 0 Read & Download Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Matthew Sweet PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] I'd been meaning to read this book for a while as I enjoy books about the history of popular culture There's lots of information in here so it took me a while to read and it manages to deal with sometimes shocking and sensational events without

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] The slightly forced titl

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] Of course the subject is inherantly interesting but what makes this a wonderful book is Matthew Sweet's writing I listen to him on BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking when ever he presents and have noticed he's at his best when truffle hunting the obscure forests of British pop culture Listen to the great show on Hitchcock's Bl

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] Don't let the clever title fool you Yes it plays off Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon but this is a serious history of British Cinema Call me strange but I love British Cinema I wouldn't recommend the book unless you already have an interest in Britiish film but if you're as strange as I am this is a must read

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    PDF NEW [Shepperton Babylon] An excellent book if somewhat incomplete as a general reference text on British cinema no Will Hay Jack Hulbert etc? Full of

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  • Hardcover
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  • Shepperton Babylon
  • Matthew Sweet
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9780571212972