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Cowie, Peter

Works: 232 works in 775 publications in 6 languages and 19,183 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Interviews  Operas  Motion pictures  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Instrumentalist, Speaker, Creator, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Translator, Other
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 1,677 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 )

39 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait du réalisateur et analyse de tous ses films. Fiches techniques de ses films, liste des principales mises en scène de théâtre, bonne bibliographie et une centaine de photos
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and English and held by 1,124 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 1,108 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 )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,054 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 )

54 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jungfrukällan by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 771 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 764 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 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his first feature, Straight Shooting (1917), to Cheyenne Autumn (1964), it is especially in his Westerns - including such cinematic gems as Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine, Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wagon Master, and The Searchers - that Ford created a unique personal vision of his country's past, both rooted in and reacting to the aspirations of Manifest Destiny, the supremely self-confident belief that continually propelled American society westward across the continent."
A concise history of the cinema by Peter Cowie( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 511 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."--BOOK JACKET
Z by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Greek pacifist leader is murdered at a rally. Despite the official police report of accidental death, a journalist's persistent questioning leads to a full-scale investigation, revealing corruption in high places
Sweden by Peter Cowie( Book )

16 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 363 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
Annie Hall by Peter Cowie( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 352 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
The Apocalypse now book by Peter Cowie( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood 1920-1970( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 348 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 344 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
50 major film-makers by Peter Cowie( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Cowie, P

بيتر كاوي، 1939-

English (221)

Spanish (12)

Swedish (11)

French (5)

Chinese (2)

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 sixtiesAnnie HallThe Apocalypse now bookWorld cinema : diary of a day