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Cowie, Peter

Works: 231 works in 802 publications in 5 languages and 19,617 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Music videos  Interviews  Motion pictures  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Instrumentalist, Speaker, Creator, Publishing director, Contributor, Translator, Other, 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 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess" -- Container
Ingmar Bergman : a critical biography by Peter Cowie( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Zweedse cineast (geb. 1918)
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape
Smultronstället Wild strawberries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Swedish and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity
Coppola by Peter Cowie( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the director of such films as The godfather, The conversation, and Apocalypse now
A ribbon of dreams; the cinema of Orson Welles by Peter Cowie( Book )

61 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jungfrukällan by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 774 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 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera by Mozart, in which a handsome young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of Night's daughter from an evil sorcerer
Seventy years of cinema by Peter Cowie( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""My name's John Ford. I make Westerns." As his 1950 comment indicates - with excessive modesty - the filmmaker directed some fifty Westerns during a career that lasted more than half a century. Ford's films are in fact exceptionally varied, but he seems to have been most at ease when shooting in the great outdoors
A concise history of the cinema by Peter Cowie( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 502 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
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading opposition MP is murdered at a rally. The police are anxious to establish the event as an accident, but the examining magistrate proves otherwise
Sweden by Peter Cowie( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner's wife and children live, whom he hasn't seen in three years
The Apocalypse now book by Peter Cowie( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le film de Francis Coppola, Apocalypse Now, sorti en 1979, a été présenté au Festival de Cannes 2001dans une nouvelle version comportant cinquante-trois minutes supplémentaires. L'ouvrage retrace jour après jour la saga du tournage du film, dans les années 70, et précise le sens des changements effectués entre la première et la seconde version
The element of crime by Lars von Trier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 347 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
Annie Hall by Peter Cowie( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 346 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."--BOOK JACKET
Hollywood 1920-1970( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World cinema : diary of a day by Mitchell Beazley Ltd( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the Lumiere Brothers exhibited the first film in Paris one hundred years ago, film has evolved into a major cultural and entertainment force throughout the world. To mark this anniversary, the British Film Institute asked over 1000 filmmakers and other industry players from every continent to record a diary about the work they were doing on one day - June 10, 1993. The result is a unique document that is arguably the most complete look at the international film industry ever assembled, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the sometimes glamorous, oftentimes arduous, always fascinating process of filmmaking. Never before has there been such in-depth documentation of all aspects of film production, from the first germ of a film idea to the screening of the finished production. World Cinema is filled with accounts of story conferences and budget meetings, casting sessions and set construction, location scouting and costume design. Not only does it cover shooting on the set, but also what happens afterwards, including editing, the laying of sound tracks, distribution, publicity and marketing. World Cinema is the ultimate collaborative project, with over 1,000 participants and many honorary patrons, including Michael Apted, John Boorman, David Cronenberg, Chen Kaige, Martin Scorsese, Louis Malle, Penelope Spheeris, Bernard Tavernier and Wim Wenders. The contributors include directors, producers, screen-writers, studio executives, agents, actors, cinematographers, sound technicians, special effects artists, stunt men and women, make-up artists, costume designers, film editors, casting directors, composers, distributors, exhibitors, production designers, critics and many others. Inevitably, diarists were working on a wide variety of movies, including blockbusters, standard studio productions, independent films, art house movies, special effects spectaculars and documentaries. Supported by a profusion of photographs and illustrations, this fascinating book is unrivaled as a vital resource on the international film industry today
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Alternative Names
Cowie, P

Peter Cowie British historian

بيتر كاوي، 1939-

English (233)

Spanish (12)

Swedish (11)

French (5)

Japanese (2)

Smultronstället Wild strawberriesCoppolaA ribbon of dreams; the cinema of Orson WellesJohn Ford and the American WestRevolution! : the explosion of world cinema in the sixtiesThe Apocalypse now bookAnnie HallWorld cinema : diary of a day