Free E–pub [Shepperton Babylon] BY Matthew Sweet


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  • Shepperton Babylon
  • Matthew Sweet
  • English
  • 09 November 2020
  • 9780571212972

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characters Shepperton Babylon Matthew Sweet ↠ 8 Read & Download Shepperton Babylon Read & Download ´ 108 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 tidbits to be found here for instance did you know that ODEON is an acronym for Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation Me neither I also learned that people in the age group I was in when this book was released look down their noses at Ealing comedies as it happens I uite like them but I don t know if that s because I m a contrarian or because I was born in the States There is a lot to be said for the cultural lens through which we view film or any other media for that matter Get the book invest in lots of post its or a book journal so you can point yourself to the interestingengaging bits of information and maybe set your DVR for movies featuring Donald Cathrop or early James Mason Once you ve read what Matthew Sweet has to say about these folks and many others you may find yourself watching these with new or renewed interest

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characters Shepperton Babylon Matthew Sweet ↠ 8 Read & Download Shepperton Babylon Read & Download ´ 108 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. 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 Blackmail or the forays into the sualid film genre of British sit coms of the 70s transferred to the screen On the Buses Steptoe and Son etc Sweet s a master of the upbeatdownbeat riff They brought mayhem to the streets of Walton on Thames There s also something compassionate about his writing and though many of the characters in the early days of British cinema were frankly venal he aways gives them their due as if they just couldn t help themselvesMy favourite story from many is the man who needed to film a shipwreck and so spent two months filling a tank in his backyard in Finchley with water from a tapeat that Spielburg

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characters Shepperton Babylon Matthew Sweet ↠ 8 Read & Download Shepperton Babylon Read & Download ´ 108 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 later he was forgotten and died an agonizing gangrenous death after stepping on a rusty nail Anita Fay Tipping was a background dancer who was sitting in Donald Calthrop s dressing room when she accidentally set herself on fire and died after ten hours of burnt pain Others died in alcoholic misery either all alone or in small nursing homes completely forgotten by filmgoersThis was engrossing throughout but not always for the right reasons which is why I deducted one star from my rating There are errors Marion Davies was NOT Hearst s wife and the crude snarky comments exhibited against some folks come across as plain meanRichard Attenborough was born for sleaze and terrorDirk Bogarde was a sullen savage unpredictable entityJohn Mills was Britain s universal grandfatherJ Arthur Rank was acting on instructions from GodOthers are derided for their height or age Not a good look no matter how dedicated the author is to his subject matter However there were always fascinating tidbits to learn Having always wondered how the ODEON movie theatres were named I learned it was an acronym for Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation And then there was the tale of the film crew that drank all the booze from a local pub in Turville Since it happened during WWII and war restrictions prevented the landlord from replenishing his supply he ended up committing suicide rather than face the anger of the thirsty localsThanks to this book I have already started to watch some old British flicks so something good did pop out from these pagesBook Season Spring downpours and bright spells


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    Free E–pub [Shepperton Babylon] BY Matthew Sweet 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

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    Free E–pub [Shepperton Babylon] BY Matthew Sweet 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 resorting to tabloid style attitudes It's a good solid look at the history of British film and at the people who worked in the industry A definite must read for anyone interested

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    characters Shepperton Babylon Matthew Sweet ↠ 8 Read & Download characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Matthew Sweet 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 cham

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    Free E–pub [Shepperton Babylon] BY Matthew Sweet 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

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    Free E–pub [Shepperton Babylon] BY Matthew Sweet characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Matthew Sweet Matthew Sweet ↠ 8 Read & Download 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

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    characters ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Matthew Sweet Free E–pub [Shepperton Babylon] BY Matthew Sweet An excellent book if somewhat incomplete as a general reference text on British cinema no Will Hay Jack Hulbert etc? Full of bracing anecdotes and sound stage intrigue Despite Sweet's attempts to find a social studies value in the glut of low rent 70's sex comedies the later chapters make for grim reading as the state uality and cachet of British cinema decline

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