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Sinyard, Neil

Overview
Works: 46 works in 248 publications in 2 languages and 9,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Historical films  Sports films  History  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Sinyard
Ace in the Hole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 846 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 )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 739 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 424 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 Alfred Hitchcock by Neil Sinyard( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents many of the thriller films made by Alfred Hitchcock, from 1939 to 1984
The films of Steven Spielberg by Neil Sinyard( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Greene : a literary life by Neil Sinyard( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores Graham Greene's literary career. Among other things, it explores his motives for writing; the literary and cinematic influences that shaped his work; his writing routine and the importance of his childhood experience. Greene was elusive, enigmatic and this book teases out the fiction from his autobiographies, the autobiography from his fictions, sharing Paul Theroux's view that you may not know Greene from his face or speech ''but from his writing, you know everything''
Breaker Morant by South Australian Film Corporation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants
The best of Disney by Neil Sinyard( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 306 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."
British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration by I. D MacKillop( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lacklustre 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. The book includes fresh assessments of maverick directors such as Pat Jackson, Robert Hamer and Joseph Losey, and even of a maverick critic, Raymond Durgnat. There are also three personal views from people individually implicated in 1950s cinema: Corin Redgrave on Michael Redgrave, Isabel Quigly on film reviewing, and Bryony Dixon of the British Film Institute on film archiving and preservation. In its evocation and coverage of a fascinating time when the national cinema enjoyed an unprecedented popularity amongst home audiences, this volume offers the most exhilarating survey yet of 1950s British film. In its provocative challenge to conventional wisdom about this decade's movies, the book will prove indispensable to students of the cinema at all levels and a stimulating companion for the critic and the historian
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 267 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 )

8 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 219 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 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies by Neil Sinyard( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Clayton by Neil Sinyard( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children in the movies by Neil Sinyard( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 170 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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Lester by Neil Sinyard( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Lester is of the most significant yet misunderstood directors of the post-war era. This book offers critical appreciation and reappraisal of his work, arguing that it had much greater depth and variety than he has been given credit for
A wonderful heart : the films of William Wyler by Neil Sinyard( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 117 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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Graham Greene : a literary lifeBritish cinema of the 1950s : a celebrationJack ClaytonFred Zinneman : films of character and conscienceRichard Lester