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Sinyard, Neil

Overview
Works: 45 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 8,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Sports films  History  Biography  Historical films  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Sinyard
Ace in the Hole by Billy Wilder( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
Filming literature : the art of screen adaptation by Neil Sinyard( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive survey of the relationship between film and literature. It looks at the cinematic adaptations of such literary masters as Shakespeare, Henry James, Joseph Conrad and D.H. Lawrence, and considers the contribution to the cinema made by important literary figures as Harold Pinter, James Agree and Graham Greene. Elsewhere, the book draws intriguing analogies between certain literary and film artists, such as Dickens and Chaplin, Ford and Twain, and suggests that such analogies can throw fresh light on the subjects under review. Another chapter considers the film genre of
This sporting life by Lindsay Anderson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver
The films of Steven Spielberg by Neil Sinyard( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of Alfred Hitchcock by Neil Sinyard( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents many of the thriller films made by Alfred Hitchcock, from 1939 to 1984
Graham Greene : a literary life by Neil Sinyard( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Life would be impossible for me if I knew that I would never write another book' (Graham Greene). This new study offers an unusual account of the literary life of one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, revealing the kind of writer he became, and why. It considers his literary motivation, the books that influenced him, the routines he followed. It explores offbeat aspects that are often overlooked. Why does comedy emerge so strongly in the later works? In what way did his interest in the cinema help shape his writing style? What kind of coded autobiography is embedded in his teasing epigraphs and dedications? What clues to his later development are contained in his childhood? Greene was a master of selective disclosure, but he did allow his mask to occasionally slip, as if wanting confession. This book is a sympathetic and fascinating insight into the world of a remarkable author
The best of Disney by Neil Sinyard( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a chronicle of Disney movies from the early cartoons to "Snow White" to recent films such as "Cocoon," "Never Cry Wolf," and "The Journey of Natty Gann."
Breaker Morant( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lackluster period of the British cinema. Twenty writers contribute essays that rediscover and reassess the productions of the Festival of Britain decade, during which the vitality of wartime film-making flowed into new forms. Topics covered include genres such as the B-film, the war film, the woman's picture, the theatrical adaptation and comedy also social issues such as censorship and the screen representation of childhood
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nigerian villager is eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer, in the hopes that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot
The films of Richard Lester by Neil Sinyard( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic movies by Neil Sinyard( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies - Westerns - Comedy - Musicals - Fantasy and imagination - Horror films - Romance - War - Crime - Epic - Thrillersrs___
The films of Woody Allen by Neil Sinyard( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies by Neil Sinyard( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Clayton by Neil Sinyard( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directors, the all-time greats by Neil Sinyard( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children in the movies by Neil Sinyard( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Zinneman : films of character and conscience by Neil Sinyard( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gibson by Neil Sinyard( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index and filmography. This book provides an authoritative study of Mel Gibson's career, with over eighty color photographs
A wonderful heart : the films of William Wyler by Neil Sinyard( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revered by his cinematic peers, William Wyler (1902-1981) was one of the most honoured and successful directors of Hollywood's Golden Age, with such classics as Dead End, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, Roman Holiday and Ben-Hur. He won three directing Oscars and elicited over a dozen Oscar-winning performances from his actors"--
 
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Graham Greene : a literary life
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