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    Matthew Sweet ✓ 5 Free read (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet Although the title of this book would infer that the main subject is Shepperton Studios one of Britain's film production sites it's really a general history of British film with an emphasis on the silents and the mid century golden age The majority of silent movies produced by the British film industry are gone forever with few remembering

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    (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet If you're looking for a serious history of British Film making then I wouldn't recommend this book but if you already have some knowledge and you're interested in the gossip then you would probably enjoy it This was a book

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    (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet characters Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Matthew Sweet Matthew Sweet ✓ 5 Free read Read this book and discard forever the idea that the denizens of British cinema were in any way less colourful or bizarre than their Hollywood c

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    Read Shepperton Babylon Matthew Sweet ✓ 5 Free read characters Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Matthew Sweet I learned so much from this deeply researched interesting primer on the heyday of British film with a chapter or two thrown in about its decline I often got lost given that I'm almost completely illiterate on this specific subject matter and

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    (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet Long ridiculed as being insignificant by the rest of the film making world Matthew Sweets investigates this history of British film the majority of which very few remain and the silent stars unlike some of their American c

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    (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet I'd been meaning to read this book for a while as I enjoy books about the history of popular culture There's lots of information in here so it

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    (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet The slightly forced title aside this is a very different book from Ken Anger's archly cynical romp through the sleazy bywaters of Hollywood lore this is a wonderful witty entertaining book It is in fact an impassioned defence of British cinema kicking back against the critical dismissal of the home produced product championed by both foreign

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    Matthew Sweet ✓ 5 Free read (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet Of course the subject is inherantly interesting but what makes this a wonderful book is Matthew Sweet's writing I listen to him on B

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    Read Shepperton Babylon (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet Don't let the clever title fool you Yes it plays off Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon but this is a serious history of British Cinema Call me strange but I love British Cinema I wouldn't recommend the book unless you already have an interest in Britiish film but if you're as strange as I am this is a must read

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    characters Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Matthew Sweet (PDF READ) [Shepperton Babylon] ç Matthew Sweet Matthew Sweet ✓ 5 Free read An excellent book if somewhat incomplete as a general reference text on British cinema no Will Hay Jack Hulbert etc? Full of bracing anecdotes and sound stage intrigue Despite Sweet's attempts to find a social studies value in the glut of low rent 70's sex comedies the later chapters make for grim reading as the state ua

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Shepperton Babylon

Shepperton Babylon Free read Á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mong many others the 20s film idols snorting cocaine from an illuminated glass dance floor on the bank of the Thames the model who escaped Soho's gangsters to become the ueen of the nudie flicks and the genteel Scottish. Long ridiculed as being insignificant by the rest of the film making world Matthew Sweets investigates this history of British film the majority of which very few remain and the silent stars unlike some of their American counterparts are sadly completely forgottenShepperton Babylon unlike Hollywood Babylon Kenneth Anger is not full of over blown and made up scandal of course there is scandal but it is dealt with in a matter of fact and responsible waySweet talked to those who were still living that remembered those days or when they were no longer living their descendentIt is an interesting look at British cinema from the early days to the early 80s sexplotation industry that took over from the film making of the 50sToday British film is stronger than it has ever been and it is a shame that many of these films are lost and the stars forgottenAlthough very interesting the book is very dense and sweet skips over perhaps one of the most famous British Actresses Diana Dors but focuses mainly on the male stars which is a shame and bemusing as she was the glamour movie star of 50s BritainInteresting read but the definitive book on British Cinema has yet to be written

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Shepperton Babylon Free read Á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Comedienne who at the age of fifty five reinvented herself as a star of exploitation cinema and fondly remembers 'the one where I drilled in people's heads and ate their brains' Welcome to the lost worlds of British cine. Of course the subject is inherantly interesting but what makes this a wonderful book is Matthew Sweet s writing I listen to him on BBC Radio 3 s Free Thinking when ever he presents and have noticed he s at his best when truffle hunting the obscure forests of British pop culture Listen to the great show on Hitchcock s Blackmail or the forays into the sualid film genre of British sit coms of the 70s transferred to the screen On the Buses Steptoe and Son etc Sweet s a master of the upbeatdownbeat riff They brought mayhem to the streets of Walton on Thames There s also something compassionate about his writing and though many of the characters in the early days of British cinema were frankly venal he aways gives them their due as if they just couldn t help themselvesMy favourite story from many is the man who needed to film a shipwreck and so spent two months filling a tank in his backyard in Finchley with water from a tapeat that Spielburg

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Shepperton Babylon Free read Á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This is a wonderful secret history of British movies that includes the scandals the suicides the immolations and the contract killings the product of thousands of conversations with veteran film makers Here you'll meet a. If you re looking for a serious history of British Film making then I wouldn t recommend this book but if you already have some knowledge and you re interested in the gossip then you would probably enjoy it This was a book club choice and therefore not something that I would have chosen myself however I did look forward to reading it The problem for me was that the author assumed the reader had than a basic knowledge already and I didn t There s lots of interesting information lots of people names anecdotes gossip and titilation Just because of the sheer volume of people mentioned you do need to concentrate to remember who was who Whilst I enjoyed the author s humour sometimes I did find his writing style a little heavy going with many very long sentences I got fed up having to freuently look up words so I stopped doing it which I wish I had done sooner as it was no longer such a slog once I was able to make unfettered progress The author was very forthright in his criticism opinions and praise He wasn t afraid to be honest or disagree with others His research was thorough and he did point out that he had watched all of the movies available I thought some of his personal comments about people were unnecessary and sometimes came across a little mean I m no Norman Wisdom fan but his interview was just such an example On a positive he did interview many forgotten stars from the silent movie era who have since died so that their memories were recorded I found much of the book particularly the interviews a bit sad to be honest but fascinating in that people haven t really changed The uest for fame and coping with the loss of it exploitation gossip drugs alcohol nepotism and media manipulation are still the same issues a hundred years later This book isn t a complete history as it ends in the early 1980 s Some movies are mentioned in passing but not discussed at all in particular those of the 1960 s A Taste of Honey and Kes for example I had heard of but were both brushed aside Cathy Come Home wasn t even mentioned Compared to the earlier decades I found the author s appraisal of the 60 s and to a lesser extent the 70 s far less documented which was disappointing

  • Hardcover
  • null
  • Shepperton Babylon
  • Matthew Sweet
  • English
  • 10 February 2018
  • 9780571212972