No l Coward Screenplays

This collection brings together three of Coward's most important screenplays – In Which We Serve (1942), Brief Encounter (1945) and The Astonished Heart (1950).

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472568304

Category: Drama

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This collection brings together three of Coward's most important screenplays – In Which We Serve (1942), Brief Encounter (1945) and The Astonished Heart (1950). The collection features the shooting scripts for each film alongside contextual notes for each play, and a general introduction, by Barry Day. In Which We Serve earned Coward an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film. The film remains a classic of wartime British cinema. Brief Encounter, the most famous screenplay in this collection, is based on Coward's 1936 one-act play Still Life. It remains one of the greatest love stories of all time, coming second in a British Film Institute poll of the top 100 British films. The Astonished Heart tells the story of a psychiatrist's growing obsession for a good-time girl and the resulting tragedy this leads to. This collection features a foreword by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator Emeritus, Film, at New York's MoMA, and an eight-page black and white plate section of production stills.

No l Coward Screenplays

... true and actual screenplay of a completed film, and we have Barry Day to thank for providing the reader with the only three finished screenplays – radiant, quickwitted and emotionally wise – Noël Coward himself wrote for the cinema, ...

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472568298

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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This collection brings together three of Coward's most important screenplays – In Which We Serve (1942), Brief Encounter (1945) and The Astonished Heart (1950). The collection features the shooting scripts for each film alongside contextual notes for each play, and a general introduction, by Barry Day. In Which We Serve earned Coward an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film. The film remains a classic of wartime British cinema. Brief Encounter, the most famous screenplay in this collection, is based on Coward's 1936 one-act play Still Life. It remains one of the greatest love stories of all time, coming second in a British Film Institute poll of the top 100 British films. The Astonished Heart tells the story of a psychiatrist's growing obsession for a good-time girl and the resulting tragedy this leads to. This collection features a foreword by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator Emeritus, Film, at New York's MoMA, and an eight-page black and white plate section of production stills.

Brief Encounter

This edition is published to coincide with the production's run live at the Empire Cinema in London's West End for 2018, co-produced by Steve and Jenny Wiener and The Old Vic. With an updated foreword by Emma Rice.

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350083608

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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Noël Coward's Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories on screen ever. Drawing on the characteristic wit and musicality of Kneehigh, Emma Rice, former Joint Artistic Director of the Company, has adapted Coward's classic 1945 screenplay, and the one-act play Still Life on which it was based, into a richly theatrical, imaginative and vibrant piece of theatre. From an original idea by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Kneehigh's production received its world premiere in 2008. This edition is published to coincide with the production's run live at the Empire Cinema in London's West End for 2018, co-produced by Steve and Jenny Wiener and The Old Vic. With an updated foreword by Emma Rice. 'Surely the most enchanting work of stagecraft ever inspired by a movie.' Ben Brantley, The New York Times 'Moving, funny, gripping and even at its most inventive, true to the original and its all-English heart' The Times

Masterworks of the British Cinema

This book includes four screenplays by four of France's leading film directors, illustrating the development of French film-making from the silent era to the birth of the new wave movement in the late 1950s.

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571143849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

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POETRY/PLAYS

The Importance of Happiness

TEXT PERMISSIONS The author is grateful for permission to reproduce excerpts from the following: Alan Brodie Representation and the Noël Coward Estate. Extracts from The Noël Coward Diaries edited by Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley ...

Author: Elliot James

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800465916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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The Actors’ Orphanage was a home for the abandoned children of struggling or incapacitated Actors. In 1934 it was a harsh and brutal institution. Meanwhile however, the playwright and cultural phenomenon, Noël Coward, was looking for more meaning in his life. After success after success, he would always ask... “What now?”

Noel Coward Collected Verse

This volume brings together Coward's celebrated verse, from snappy epigrams to seven-hundred-line short stories such as 'P&O 1930' and 'Not Yet the Dodo'; from moving war-time encounters to satirical barbs at familiar Coward targets; and ...

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408147948

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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This volume brings together Coward's celebrated verse, from snappy epigrams to seven-hundred-line short stories such as 'P&O 1930' and 'Not Yet the Dodo'; from moving war-time encounters to satirical barbs at familiar Coward targets; and from personal reminiscences to occasional verse such as his tribute to Ivor Novello or his counter-attack on Graham Greene. Includes an introduction by Martin Tickner and Coward's long-time companion, Graham Payn.

The Letters of No l Coward

She is a success in her Hollywood film but her next one must be one portraying the Gertrude Lawrence Noël Coward has ... But would you be interested in a deal whereby you do an up-to-date version of the screenplay for Gertrude?

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408147672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

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'A uniquely charming and enticing journey through a remarkable life. Coward's own record is made all the more delightful by the wise and helpful interpolations of Barry Day, the soundest authority on the Master that there is.' Stephen Fry 'Precise, witty, remarkably observed and gloriously English' Dame Judi Dench 'Barry Day's analysis is both perceptive and irresistible' Lord Richard Attenborough With virtually all the letters in this volume previously unpublished - this is a revealing new insight into the private life of a legendary figure. Coward's multi-faceted talent as an actor, writer, composer, producer and even as a war-time spy(!), brought him into close contact with the great, the good and the merely ambitious in film, literature and politics.With letters to and from the likes of: George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo (she wrote asking him to marry her), Marlene Dietriech, Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, FD Roosevelt, the Queen Mother and many more, the picture that emerges is a series of vivid sketches of Noel Coward's private relationships, and a re-examination of the man himself. Deliciously insightful, witty, perfectly bitchy, wise, loving and often surprisingly moving, this extraordinary collection gives us Coward at his crackling best. A sublime portrait of a unique artist who made an indelible mark on the 20th century, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond.

Naked Screenwriting

Twenty-Two Oscar-Winning Screenwriters Bare Their Secrets to Writing Lew Hunter. original script or a novel? ... The idea I got from Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, which was an illicit love affair between a married woman and a man.

Author: Lew Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538137963

Category:

Page: 530

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Through interviews with world-renowned UCLA screenwriting professor Lew Hunter, Oscar-winning screenwriters and multiple award-winners reveal their Hollywood secrets in crafting brilliant stories and methodology. Interviewees include Francis Ford Coppola, William Golden, Alexander Payne, Ernest Lehman, Horton Foote and Billy Wilde.

David Lean

In Which We Serve, 1942, 116 mins, b/w Production company: Two Cities Films Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean Producer: Noël Coward Associate Producer: Anthony Havelock-Allan Screenplay: Noël Coward Adaptation [uncredited]: David Lean, ...

Author: Melanie Williams

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526110848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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‘A rule of mine is this’, said William Goldman in 1983, ‘there are always three hot directors and one of them is always David Lean.’ One of the best known and most admired of British film makers, David Lean had a directorial career that spanned five decades and encompassed everything from the intimate black-and-white romance of Brief Encounter (1945) to the spectacular Technicolor epic of Lawrence of Arabia (1962). This book offers comprehensive coverage of every feature film directed by Lean, yielding new insights on the established classics of his career as well as its lesser-known treasures. Its analysis prioritises questions of gender and emphasises the often-overlooked but highly significant recurrence of female-centred narratives throughout Lean’s career. Drawing extensively on archival historical materials while also presenting nuanced close readings of individual films, David Lean offers a fascinating and original account of the work of a remarkable British film maker.

David Lean

Coward. In Charge of Production: Anthony Havelock-Allan. Screenplay: Noël Coward, from his own play. Adaptation: David Lean, Ronald Neame, and Anthony Havelock-Allan. Photography: Ronald Neame. Camera Operator: Guy Green.

Author: Stephen M. Silverman

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781640193536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

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Here is the story of Sir David Lean, one of the greatest moviemakers of all time, director of such epics as Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and A Passage to India. Stephen M. Silverman spent the better part of a year meeting with Lean to secure firsthand information for this book. An intensely private man, Lean opened up to Silverman and shared with him the story of his life - from his Quaker upbringing, through his decade as Britain's star film editor, to his work as a director, earning him through his intelligent, literate films a reputation for perfection. Lean's movies, which collected an unprecedented twenty-seven Academy Awards, are noted for their stunning pictorial content as well as their strong narrative flow, and many of Lean's colleagues have shared their personal recollections with the author, who has added a new afterword to the book. The memories and anecdotes from such film notables as Alec Guinness, Katharine Hepburn, Julie Christie, Maurice Jarre, John Mills, Omar Sharif, Judy Davis, and Sarah Miles serve to further enliven this already vivid biographical and critical study. Katharine Hepburn starred in Summertime, Lean's first film to be shot entirely on location. Her Introduction discusses Sir David as both an incomparable director and a great friend. Rolling Stone: "Stephen M. Silverman has guided the famously reclusive Lean into lively, witty, and informative recollections of his life and work on such hits as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago, Brief Encounter, and A Passage to India, as well as Lawrence [of Arabia]. Here's that rare book on movies that can really be called indispensable." Los Angeles Times: "Perhaps most surprising to his friends, [Lean] allowed himself to be interviewed at length by critic Stephen Silverman. David Lean is interesting not least for the candor with which Lean admitted that the reviews of Ryan's Daughter devastated him and almost paralyzed him creatively." The Boston Globe: "Bright, chatty, cant-free . . . Without lapsing into critspeak, Silverman adroitly lays out the evidence for what's shaping up as an emergent reassessment of Lean's output and provides flavorful eyewitness testimony, pro and con." Chicago Tribune: "It's fitting that the most exquisitely crafted book on film should deal with one of the motion pictures' supreme craftsmen, David Lean . . . . Lean himself contributes many insights and anecdotes, and there are fascinating behind-the-camera tales of both his meticulous technique and his messy battles with producers and stars." Financial Times: "This portrait of the film director as old lion is well-researched and highly readable. We goggle at the account of Lean's Quaker upbringing and his parents' horror of the cinema. (They wanted him to become an accountant.) We follow Lean's early creative romances with Noël Coward (four films) and Charles Dickens (two). And we listen to Lean and Katharine Hepburn . . . quarreling via Silverman over who was responsible for her ill-fated jump into the Venice canal in Summertime." Variety: "As lavish as Lean's best films, Stephen M. Silverman's David Lean is an important addition to the collective library of film books."

Complete Screenwriting Course

Many of the best screenwriters refined their art in theatre. From Noël Coward and Harold Pinter to Tom Stoppard and Christopher Hampton, they have used the distinctive voice they developed as playwrights to create equally distinctive ...

Author: Charles Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471805516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots, characters, dialogue and scenes. It gives you the skills you need to succeed and helps you critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best scripts you can. This book is filled with essential writing tools, including techniques for overcoming writer's block and how to find your unique voice. You will learn how to pitch and get your work optioned, how to work as part of a team and how to make the best use of social media - in all a comprehensive companion that you will keep coming back to as your career develops. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Noel Coward

A Biography of Noel Coward Philip Hoare. 'by the time we got to shooting . . .', Havelock—Allan interview. 'reasonably jaunty . . .', Three British Screenplays (ed. Roger Manvell), Methuen, 1950, p. 6. 'Not like that .

Author: Philip Hoare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476737492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated and controversial dramatists. To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker Noël Coward (1899-1973) was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. Given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward family members, compatriots, and numerous lovers, Samuel Johnson Prize-winning biographer Philip Hoare has produced an illuminating and sophisticated biography of Coward, whose relentless drive for success and approval fueled the stunning bursts of creativity that launched the once-painfully middle class boy from the suburbs of London into a pantheon of theatrical deities that includes Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw. As much the embodiment of a lifestyle as an actual inhabitant of it, Coward’s carefully cultivated image defined the aspirations of untold numbers of actors, artists, and writers who succeeded him, and Hoare’s meticulously researched biography peels away the layers of this complex persona to reveal the man underneath it all, whom The Times of London decreed upon his death to be the most versatile of all the great figures of the English theater.

FilmCraft Screenwriting

... adaptation of Noël Coward's drama The Scoundrel, which “[Hecht] was easily one of Hollywood's most indemand writers, famously doing a feverish one-week rewrite of Gone With the Wind after the studio closed down production less than ...

Author: Tim Grierson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136070624

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.

The Letters of No l Coward

' Stephen Fry 'Precise, witty, remarkably observed and gloriously English' Dame Judi Dench 'Barry Day's analysis is both perceptive and irresistible' Lord Richard Attenborough With virtually all the letters in this volume previously ...

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408147689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

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'A uniquely charming and enticing journey through a remarkable life. Coward's own record is made all the more delightful by the wise and helpful interpolations of Barry Day, the soundest authority on the Master that there is.' Stephen Fry 'Precise, witty, remarkably observed and gloriously English' Dame Judi Dench 'Barry Day's analysis is both perceptive and irresistible' Lord Richard Attenborough With virtually all the letters in this volume previously unpublished - this is a revealing new insight into the private life of a legendary figure. Coward's multi-faceted talent as an actor, writer, composer, producer and even as a war-time spy(!), brought him into close contact with the great, the good and the merely ambitious in film, literature and politics.With letters to and from the likes of: George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo (she wrote asking him to marry her), Marlene Dietriech, Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, FD Roosevelt, the Queen Mother and many more, the picture that emerges is a series of vivid sketches of Noel Coward's private relationships, and a re-examination of the man himself. Deliciously insightful, witty, perfectly bitchy, wise, loving and often surprisingly moving, this extraordinary collection gives us Coward at his crackling best. A sublime portrait of a unique artist who made an indelible mark on the 20th century, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond.

Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea

... scripts of famous playwrightsfrom Noël Coward to Christopher Hampton, even wherethis attention isonthe final production rather than thescript they typed themselves. There remain two important reasons for considering screenwriting as ...

Author: I. MacDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230392298

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new case studies on the successful ITV soap Emmerdale, Hitchcock's first major screenwriter and David Lean's unfinished film, Nostromo.

Analysing the Screenplay

Selznick initially wanted Noël Coward for the role, in the end the director Carol reed won the day and orson Welles was cast (Thomson 1997: 293–4). The resulting 'problem of fit' (dyer 1998: 116) between actor and character was then ...

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136912450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process.

Screenwriting for Neurotics

A Beginner's Guide to Writing a Feature-Length Screenplay from Start to Finish Scott Winfield Sublett ... You may not be able to dramatize a plausible exchange between Princess Margaret and Noël Coward, but you can certainly write a ...

Author: Scott Winfield Sublett

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609382766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and screenwriting teacher, walks you step by step from start to finish and helps you navigate potential and unforeseen difficulties along the way, offering handy tips and suggestions to keep you from becoming blocked or stalled. Rather than throwing you into the writing process headfirst, Sublett guides you through the various decisions you need to make—about plot, character, structure, conflict—in the order you need to make them. He explains in straightforward terms the terminology and jargon, the theory and industry standards, and dispels common myths about screenwriting that can discourage or hold back a beginning writer. Balancing theory and practice and offering valuable and insightful examples from recognizable and well-known classic and contemporary films, ranging from Casablanca to A Christmas Story to Clerks, Sublett provides the new writer with the necessary tools to successfully write a feature-length screenplay and offers a roadmap of where to go next. With an emphasis on helping a writer not just to begin, but also to finish a script, Screenwriting for Neurotics is the screenwriting book to help you actually write one.

The Epic Films of David Lean

In Which We Serve (1942) Directors: Noël Coward and David Lean Screenplay: Noël Coward Producer: Noël Coward Associate Producer: Anthony Havelock-Allan Cinematographer: Ronald Neame Editors: David Lean and Thelma Myers Music: Noël ...

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810882102

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 197

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In this volume, David Lean's now undervalued epics The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter, and A Passage to India are restored to the elevated esteem they once held."

Classic Movies The Best and the Worst Pictures to see Films to avoid

Screenplay: Noel Coward, David Lean, Anthony HavelockAllan. Based on the 1936 stage play Still Life by Noel Coward: Photography: Robert Krasker. Art director: L. P. Williams. Film editor: Jack Harris. Additional photography: Ronald ...

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312962385

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Gathered in this large volume paperback are some of Hollywood's best loved and most famous movies. In addition to the many film classics, however, the author has included a number of equally entertaining films that deserve to be better known. Many of these movies are now available on DVD. Full credits and detailed reviews are provided for over a hundred of these classic films. Over two hundred more movies are represented by short reviews. Many of the reviews contain DVD details. Of course, not all classic movies have surfaced on DVD to date, but they are being issued at the rate of around forty a month! If you love classic movies, this book will provide an invaluable guide to some of the enjoyable films that are now available (and also, of course, some of the disappointing films that you might wisely avoid).