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Frayling, Christopher

Works: 197 works in 462 publications in 2 languages and 10,121 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Director, Commentator, Performer
Classifications: PR4622, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Christopher Frayling
Spaghetti westerns : cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a major critical exploration of the European Western movie. Christopher Frayling examines the Westerns produced at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, giving special attention to the work of Sergio Leone
Sergio Leone : something to do with death by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 554 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 )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 469 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."--BOOK JACKET
Once upon a time in Italy : the westerns of Sergio Leone by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The face of Tutankhamun ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series following the quest of archaeologist Howard Carter for the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb
Gothic nightmares : Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imagination by Martin Myrone ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 392 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.)
The hound of the baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle ( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to the bleak wastes of Dartmoor to solve the mystery surrounding the late Sir Charles Baskerville and a ghostly hound
Eduardo Paolozzi--recurring themes by Robin Spencer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art and design : 100 years at the Royal College of Art by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Napoleon wrote fiction by Napoleon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Things to come by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The face of Tutankhamun by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vampyres : Lord Byron to Count Dracula by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 266 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
Strange landscape : a journey through the Middle Ages by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om pilgrimsrejser, store tænkere og mesterværker i kunst og arkitektur i middelalderens Europa
Ken Adam and the art of production design by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 239 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 238 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."--BOOK JACKET
H.G. Wells' things to come by H. G Wells ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 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."
Duck you sucker ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Juan Miranda (Steiger) is a cigar-chomping, salt-of-the-earth peasant with a Robin Hood heart. John Mallory (Coburn) is a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico to practice his skills. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives"--Container
The Royal College of Art : one hundred & fifty years of art & design by Christopher Frayling ( Book )
12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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