Anthony Asquith

Tom Ryall


Anthony Asquith

Anthony Asquith

  • Title: Anthony Asquith
  • Author: Tom Ryall
  • ISBN: 9780719064531
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback



This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith Ryall sets the director s work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films Asquith s silent films were compared favorably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but his career faltered during theThis is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith Ryall sets the director s work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films Asquith s silent films were compared favorably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but his career faltered during the 1930s However, the success of Pygmalion 1938 and French Without Tears 1939 , based on plays by George Bernard Shaw and Terence Rattigan, together with his significant contributions to wartime British cinema, re established him as a leading British film maker Asquith s post war career includes several pictures in collaboration with Terence Rattigan, and the definitive adaptation of Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest 1951 , but his versatility is demonstrated in a number of modest genre films including The Woman in Question 1950 , The Young Lovers 1954 and Orders to Kill 1958.


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