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Cowie, Peter

Works: 268 works in 983 publications in 5 languages and 20,253 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Biography  Prison films  Fantasy films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Opera films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Speaker, Instrumentalist, Collector, Other, Creator, Publishing director, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Cowie
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonius Block is a knight, who along with his squire, are returning home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. Antonius challenges Death to a chess game for his life. Antonius and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval that the plague has caused
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in French and English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
Ingmar Bergman : a critical biography by Peter Cowie( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Zweedse cineast (geb. 1918)
Coppola by Peter Cowie( Book )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the director of such films as The godfather, The conversation, and Apocalypse now
Jungfrukällan by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above
Trollflöjten = The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Swedish and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live from the Sydney Opera House, The Australian Opera's production of The Magic Flute truly reveals the eternal radiance of Mozart's last great opera
Seventy years of cinema by Peter Cowie( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ford and the American West by Peter Cowie( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ford's vision also flowed from a vibrant tradition in the visual arts, and this book is the first to examine his Westerns, as well as several historical films (including Drums Along the Mohawk, Young Mr. Lincoln, and The Horse Soldiers), in terms of the inspiration he drew from the paintings and other works of such artists as Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and Charles C. Schreyvogel." "In addition, Ford was inspired by the primal beauty of the American landscape; so many of his films are set against the untamed wilderness of Arizona's Monument Valley and southeastern Utah that the area came to be known as "Ford country.""--Jacket
A concise history of the cinema by Peter Cowie( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution! : the explosion of world cinema in the sixties by Peter Cowie( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1920s may have been more significant in formative terms; other times have been more profitable for movies as an industry. But the period 1958-89 saw a brilliant explosion of talent not just in Europe but throughout the world. From France and Italy to India and Japan, Poland and Czechoslovakia to North and South America, young film-makers sprang from nowhere to challenge the drear conformity of the fifties and flout the abiding taboos, both sexual and political, of their age. The vanguard of this revolution included Godard and Truffaut, Pasolini and Bertoluoci, Oshima and Rocha, Polanski and Cassavetes."--Jacket
Swedish cinema by Peter Cowie( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cinema of Orson Welles by Peter Cowie( Book )

46 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met filmogr., cred., bibliogr. - Ook aanwezig herziene en vergrote uitg. o.d.t.: A ribbon of dreams : the cinema of Orson Welles. - cop. 1973
A ribbon of dreams; the cinema of Orson Welles by Peter Cowie( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. en enl. version of The cinema of Orson Welles. - 1965.(Ook aanwezig)
Sweden by Peter Cowie( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive assessment of the themes, trends, and directors in Swedish cinema."
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pessimistic story of romance and betrayal in the setting of a small travelling circus. Generally regarded as one of Bergman's best early films, it is marked by his characteristic symbolic approach and a style which here borders on the surreal
The Apocalypse now book by Peter Cowie( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nacimiento del proyecto - Reuniendo al equipo - Producción - El guión - Rodaje : fase 1. de keitel a sheen - Rodaje : fase 2. de Brando a Playboy - Rodaje : fase 3. resistiendo en el filo - Los peligros de la posproducción - Por fin, ¡una película! - Tesoro enterrado : el montaje de cinco horas y media - Lejos de Asia - Lejos de Africa - Personajes - Cabalgando en la serpiente
Annie Hall by Peter Cowie( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For an entire generation, Annie Hall embodied the notion of a New York peopled by sophisticated intellectuals - all sent up by the deadpan comedy genius of Woody Allen, writer, director, and of course star. It also confirmed the sparkling acting talent of Diane Keaton as a partner for Woody on screen. The film has survived as a popular comedy, however, by virtue of Allen's inventiveness as a director and the timelessness of his satire. Peter Cowie's study of Annie Hall recaptures the mood of the 70s, and examines the myriad imaginative touches that distinguish the film from other American productions of the period. The book also includes a glossary of the many cultural references which give the film its distinctively 'intellectual' tone."--Jacket
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes
Sommarlek = Summer interlude by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Swedish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prima ballerina remembers a happy summer she had spent with a boy who was tragically killed
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Smultronstället = Wild strawberries
Alternative Names
Cowie, P

Peter Cowie British historian

Peter Cowie Brits historicus

Peter Cowie historiador británico

بيتر كاوي، 1939-

English (250)

Swedish (27)

Spanish (10)

French (5)

Japanese (2)

Ingmar Bergman : a critical biographyCoppolaJohn Ford and the American WestRevolution! : the explosion of world cinema in the sixtiesThe cinema of Orson WellesThe Apocalypse now bookAnnie Hall