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J.Lee Thompson free pdf Published on the 50th anniversary of his directorial debut, this is an examination of the work of a man once hailed as the finest film-maker to emerge from the British studio system after World War II. J. Lee Thompson first came to notice as a talented teenage playwright before entering the film business as a scriptwriter. In the unadventurous world of British film-making in the 1950s, he established himself as a controversial figure known for his innovative ideas and public clashes with the Censor. Before being recruited by Hollywood he made a string of classic films including: "Yield to the Night" (1956), "Ice Cold in Alex" (1958), "Tiger Bay" (1959), "North West Frontier" (1959) and "The Guns of Navarone" (1961). He remains the best known, however, for his first: the thriller Cape Fear (1962). In his late 80s, Lee Thompson works in the Hollywood industry for which he made nearly 30 films as a director and producer between 1960 and 1990. Drawing on extensive interview material, Steve Chibnall traces J. Lee Thompson's career in British cinema, and offers an analysis of his films which reveals remarkable, and previously unacknowledged, continuities of style and theme.

About Steve Chibnall

Steve Chibnall is Principle Lecturer and Co-ordinator of the British Cinema and Television Research Group at De Montfort University, Leicester

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Author : Steve Chibnall
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Data Published : 01 September 2013
ISBN : 0719060125
EAN : 9780719060120
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 392 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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