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Frayling, Christopher

Works: 232 works in 689 publications in 5 languages and 12,479 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Horror films  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Commentator, Creator, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Director, Interviewer, wpr, Performer
Classifications: PR4622, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Frayling
Spaghetti westerns : cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone by Christopher Frayling( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spaghetti Westerns is the major critical exploration of the European Western. Christopher Frayling approaches the Westerns produced at Cinecitta Studios in Rome from a variety of perspectives, placing them in the Italian, social, political, industrial and cinematic contexts from which they evolved. Over 400 Spaghetti Westerns were produced during their 1960s peak period; Frayling deals with the most interesting examples, giving special attention to the films of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood
Sergio Leone : something to do with death by Christopher Frayling( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and passions of the director of the "Dollars" trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West
Mad, bad and dangerous? : the scientist and the cinema by Christopher Frayling( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its origin, cinema has had an uneasy relationship with science and technology: scientists are almost always impossibly mad or impossibly saintly, and technology is usually very bad for you. In Mad, Bad and Dangerous? Christopher Frayling explores the genealogy of the cinematic scientist in films made in western Europe and, especially, in Hollywood, showing how the fictional scientist has often been used to represent the prevailing phobias of the time: in the 1920s it was poison gas, in the 1950s it was botched atomic research, and today it is genetic engineering; in the meantime, the traditional 'mad scientist' has made way for the nameless lab genius controlled by global corporations. But there are surprising consistencies too." "In parallel, Christopher Frayling also examines the portrayal of real-life scientists in movies, noting how they are in the main depicted as misfits, immersed in their work, sacrificing any normal life to the interests of science, yet distrusted by the scientific establishment. Interestingly, the cinematic portrayal of fictional and real-life scientists follow very similar dramatic conventions: the mad scientist and the saintly one may be the two sides of the same Hollywood coin. Mad, Bad and Dangerous? concludes with timely thoughts about how all these cinematic images have an impact on everyday life."--Jacket
The hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end
Once upon a time in Italy : the westerns of Sergio Leone by Christopher Frayling( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergio Leone est le réalisateur à l'origine du western spaghetti avec Pour une poignée de dollars. L'analyse de C. Frayling est accompagnée d'entrevues d'acteurs et de réalisateurs. L'ouvrage invite à un voyage dans l'Amérique de S. Leone aux côtés des plus grands noms du cinéma
Gothic nightmares : Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imagination by Martin Myrone( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic nightmares explorers the taste for weird, supernatural and fantastic themes in British art between 1770 and 1830
The Yellow Peril : Dr. Fu Manchu & the Rise of Chinaphobia by Christopher Frayling( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred years ago, a character made his first appearance in the world of literature who was to enter the bloodstream of 20th-century popular culture: the evil genius called Dr Fu Manchu, described at the beginning of the first story in which he appeared as the yellow peril incarnate in one man. Why did the idea that the Chinese were a threat to Western civilization develop at precisely the time when that country was in chaos, divided against itself, victim of successive famines and utterly incapable of being a peril to anyone even if it had wanted to be? Here, Sir Christopher Frayling assembles an astonishing diversity of evidence to show how deeply ingrained Chinaphobia became in the West so acutely relevant again in the new era of Chinese superpower. Along the way he talks to Edward Said, to the last Governor of Hong Kong, to Sax Rohmer's widow, to movie stars and a host of others; he journeys through the opium dens of the 19th century with Charles Dickens; takes us to the heart of popular culture in the music hall, pulp literature and the mass-market press; and shows how film amplifies our assumptions, demonstrating throughout how we neglect the history of popular culture at our own peril if we want to understand our deepest desires and fears
The art pack : a unique, three-dimensional tour through the creation of art over the centuries--what artists do, how they do it, and the masterpieces they have given us by Christopher Frayling( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of pop-ups, pull-outs, wheels, transparency flaps and press-out sections on folded pages; back cover has pockets containing 1 analog sound cassette, 1 pull-out (40 p. : col. ill. ; 15 x 11 cm.), and 1 booklet titled: Art words : key definitions, key styles (52 p. ; 14 x 8 cm.)
Eduardo Paolozzi--recurring themes by Robin Spencer( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and German and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things to come by H. G Wells( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributed by Indiana University Press, Making of 1936 film based on H.G. Wells' science fiction ideas
The innocents by Jack Clayton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Kerr stars as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James's classic The Turn of the Screw, co-written by Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) and directed by Jack Clayton (Room at the Top)
H.G. Wells' things to come( Visual )

4 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Skipping through time, Things to come bears witness to world war, disease, dictatorship and finally utopia. Conceived, written and overseen by Wells himself as an adaptation of his own work."
Art and design : 100 years at the Royal College of Art by Christopher Frayling( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of 100 years at the Royal College of Art - and of some of the best-known figures in the art and design worlds - through the artefacts and objects produced by its staff and graduates. It traces the development of every aspect of visual culture in Fine Art, Communications and Design, from the Arts and Crafts Movement to the Postmodernism of the 1990s. The sheer visual variety, and the number of influential and important names associated with the Royal College of Art, make this an exciting and invaluable sourcebook." "This is not just a story of style changes: it is an absorbing account of changing philosophies and practices, relationships with the mainstream, and the changing impact of visual culture on society at large."--BOOK JACKET
Napoleon wrote fiction by Napoleon( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bowie is the subject by David Bowie( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book to be granted access to Bowie's personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by Bowie, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V & A curators on Bowie's London, image and influence on the fashion world are complemented by Christopher Frayling on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans."--Publisher's description
The face of Tutankhamun by Christopher Frayling( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achtergronden, werkwijzen en bevindingen tijdens de ontdekking van het graf van de Egyptische farao
The Royal College of Art : one hundred & fifty years of art & design by Christopher Frayling( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vampyres : Lord Byron to Count Dracula by Christopher Frayling( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vampire literature provides elements of everything from the penny dreadful horrors to powerful doses of myth and eroticism. This anthology includes Bram Stoker's detailed research notes for "Dracula" and an exploration of the historical implications of vampire mythology to the arts
Ken Adam and the art of production design by Christopher Frayling( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ken Adam's family fled Hitler's regime in the 1930s. After serving in the RAF during the war, he became involved in production design in 1948, getting his first Art Director credit on Around the World in Eighty Days in 1956. Since then he has designed 75 films, creating the bold and revolutionary designs for seven James Bond movies, as well as the startling war room in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove." "Since 1999 an exhibition of Adam's work has been travelling around the world, but the force and variety of his achievements in cinema have not been properly acknowledged until this volume, in which Christopher Frayling conducts a career-length interview with a man whose designs have enriched some of the great films of our time."--BOOK JACKET
Ken Adam designs the movies : James Bond and beyond by Ken Adam( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book showcases the work of Ken Adam, the man who has created some of the most iconic and memorable sets in the history of the movies. In chronological order the book takes us from design sketches for his earliest films, to production designs for what are probably his most celebrated films. Adam's virtuoso designs for films, operas and other projects are accompanied by illuminating commentary from the eminent cultural historian Christopher Frayling, together presenting an archive of visionary and inspiring production design."--Jacket
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Sergio Leone : something to do with death
Alternative Names
Christopher Frayling Academic, educationist, writer, television presenter

Christopher Frayling britischer Geschichtswissenschaftler und Autor

Christopher Frayling Brits filmcriticus

Frayling, Christoper

Frayling, Christopher

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English (224)

German (8)

Italian (3)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Sergio Leone : something to do with deathMad, bad and dangerous? : the scientist and the cinemaThe hound of the BaskervillesOnce upon a time in Italy : the westerns of Sergio LeoneGothic nightmares : Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imaginationThe art pack : a unique, three-dimensional tour through the creation of art over the centuries--what artists do, how they do it, and the masterpieces they have given usThings to comeArt and design : 100 years at the Royal College of Art