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The Razor's Edge (Vintage Classics)
The Razor's Edge (Vintage Classics)
"My favourite writer. Hitchcock used to read Maugham for his style."
The Getaway (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
The Getaway (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
"I've just read this. Intense. Disturbing. Not like the movie. Like nothing i have read."
The New York Trilogy: "City of Glass", "Ghosts" and "Locked Room"
The New York Trilogy: "City of Glass", "Ghosts" and "Locked Room"
"It feels like Auster is talking directly to you. Great storyteller. At times the story is unimportant, you read on just to be in his company."
The Collected Stories
The Collected Stories
"A master of the short story. I'd love to have a pint and a chat with this guy. He'd be making notes about me in his head, though."
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
"Big Brother is reading this and planning accordingly."
On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy (Film/Tv tie-in series)
On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy (Film/Tv tie-in series)
"Reads like a thriller. Make your own mind up."
Who the Devil Made it?: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors
Who the Devil Made it?: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors
"Hitchcock chapter is the best film interview i have ever read. Movie masterclass."
The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film: 4th Edition
The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film: 4th Edition
"Best critic going bar none. A must have for film fans. As he says you don't have to agree with him."
Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu
Orson Welles, Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu
"Fantastic book. I was shocked how good a writer he is."
Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
"I've heard of this guy."
To Have & Have Not
To Have & Have Not
"Great writer. Admit it , a man alone............."
"Rio Bravo" (BFI Film Classics)
"Rio Bravo" (BFI Film Classics)
"Sorry don't get it done, Dude."
Hitchcock's Films Revisited
Hitchcock's Films Revisited
"Great for a reading of the films. The rest of the book can be hard to get into."
The Homecoming
The Homecoming
"Reminds me of Anthony Mann's movie Man Of The West with Gary Cooper."
The Browning Version (Nick Hern Books)
The Browning Version (Nick Hern Books)
"Masterpiece. The Redgrave film is much better than the Albert Finney one."
Separate Tables (Nick Hern Books)
Separate Tables (Nick Hern Books)
"David Niven won an Oscar as the Major. Alan Bates was better."
Scott And Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth
Scott And Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth
"Cracking book. Trevor Griffiths turned it into a great tv drama with Martin Shaw."
The Robots' Rebellion: The Story of the Spiritual Renaissance
The Robots' Rebellion: The Story of the Spiritual Renaissance
"Interested in organized religions? This will make you think."
The Consolations of Philosophy
The Consolations of Philosophy
"Amusing and thought-provoking. His tv shows are better."
Vincent By Himself
Vincent By Himself
"A human being. I love the film Lust For Life. This is one of a great series on artists featuring letters and paintings."
I Was Interrupted: Nicholas Ray on Making Movies
I Was Interrupted: Nicholas Ray on Making Movies
"On Dangerous Ground is one of the best movies ever. Nicholas Ray made it. Great with actors. This shows how he got a performance out of them."
The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz: Career of Michael Curtiz
The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz: Career of Michael Curtiz
"I want this book. I'd love to have been around when Curtiz, Howard Hawks, Raoul Walsh,and Frank Capra made their films."
Boys from the Blackstuff (Studio Scripts)
Boys from the Blackstuff (Studio Scripts)
"Best british tv series ever. As a kid i rooted for Yosser. now i like Dixie Dean. Georgeson should have shared the bafta with Bernard Hill for best actor."
Journey's End a Play in Three Acts
Journey's End a Play in Three Acts
"I read this years ago, and have seen it's influence in films and books everywhere."
A Very British Coup
A Very British Coup
"Best British single tv drama i have seen. Book ends differently. Both are good. The great Alan Plater's tv ending left it to us, the electorate to decide."