Lindsay Anderson Diaries

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A&C Black, Nov 12, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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The extraordinary and revealing diaries of the revolutionary British film and theatre director who became one of the major cultural figures of his time



As a director, critic, writer and actor, Lindsay Anderson established a reputation as one of the most innovative, impassioned and fiercely independent British artists of the twentieth century. In directing films such as If, This Sporting Life and O Lucky Man he championed a new wave of social responsiveness in British cinema, while as director at the Royal Court he was responsible for establishing the reputation of a number of groundbreaking plays.

Throughout his life Anderson stood in opposition to the establishment of his day. Published for the first time, his diaries provide a uniquely personal document of his artistic integrity and vision, his work, and his personal and public struggles. Peopled by a myriad of artists and stars - Malcolm McDowell, Richard Harris, Albert Finney, Anthony Hopkins Brian Cox, Karel Reisz, Arthur Miller, George Michael - the Diaries provide a fascinating account of one of the most creative periods of British cultural life.

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
13
1 The Early Years
19
2 Onwards
53
3 With Richard Harris
73
4 Towards an International Brotherhood
96
5 The White Bus
133
6 If
169
11 Edging Towards Hollywood
340
12 Britannia Hospital
377
13 Reworking
402
14 West to East
422
15 The Whales of August
444
16 Scattering Ashes
480
Chronology
499
Key Figures
505

7 Courted
204
8 Coasting
235
9 The Making of a Masterpiece
259
10 Sympathy and Strife
307
Acknowledgements
509
Index
510
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Paul Sutton is an historian and freelance photographer.

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