Callow, Simon 1949-
Most widely held works about Simon Callow
Most widely held works by Simon Callow
The Phantom of the Opera ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
The story of the brooding, reclusive Phantom of the Opera and his obsessive love for the beautiful Christine, a soprano at the Opéra de Paris.
Amadeus ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
A room with a view ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container.
Orson Welles by Simon Callow ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Charles Laughton, a difficult actor by Simon Callow ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
No man's land ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Bosnian and Spanish and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Set during the height of the Bosnian War in 1993, a group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing on Serb territory under the cover of a foggy night. At daybreak, the fog lifts, and the Serbs open fire. Soon there is only one Bosnian survivor because he was able to dive into a trench in no man's land. He then watches as two Serbian soldiers use the body of a fallen Bosnian to bait a land mine. He fires on them, killing one, and taking the second hostage. Now both are alone and equally armed, so they are forced to share a wary trust as they try to attract help from either side.
Galileo's battle for the heavens ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.
Being an actor by Simon Callow ( Book )
40 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 816 libraries worldwide
"Few actors are more eloquent, honest, or entertaining about their life and their profession than Simon Callow. Being an Actor traces his stage journey from the letter he wrote to Laurence Olivier that led to his first job to his triumph as Mozart in the original production of Amadeus. This new edition continues to tell the story of his past two decades onstage. Callow discusses his occasionally ambivalent yet always passionate feelings about both film and theater, conflicting sentiments partially resolved by his acclaimed return to the stage with his solo performance in The Importance of Being Oscar and The Mystery of Charles Dickens, seen in the West End and on Broadway in 2002. Being an Actor is a guide not only to the profession but also to the intricacies of the art, told with wit, candor, and irrepressible verve by one of the great figures of the stage."--BOOK JACKET.
James and the giant peach ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.
Orson Welles : the road to Xanadu by Simon Callow ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics.
The twits by Roald Dahl ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.
Ace Ventura, when nature calls ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Pet detective Ace Ventura attempts to reconcile two warring tribes as he searches the wilds of Africa for a sacred white bat.
The woman in white ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
A sane woman is locked up in an asylum by a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid she may expose his 'secret.' Escaping while wearing a white gown, she runs into a youthful hero who becomes haunted by his brief meeting with this 'woman in white.'
Maurice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings.
Arms and the man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
One night, a frightened Swiss soldier of fortune climbs into the bedroom of a young Bulgarian girl and soon deflates her romantic notions about love and valor. The bonus play is set in 1796 at an inn where Napoleon rests at the start of his conquest of Italy.
The Aeneid by Virgil ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse.
The ballad of the sad café ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband.
Agatha Christie Marple. Series 1 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
These four lavish productions are all-new adaptations of Christie classics.
Christmas carol the movie ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Portuguese and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Scrooge is a cynical old man whose greatest concern is money. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former business partner, who arranges for Scrooge to be visited by three spirits. Begins with a sequence set in 1857, the site of a live reading by the renowned Dickens. As he begins his story a woman screams because she has seen a mouse and Dickens points out that his story begins with a mouse. Dickens explains that the mouse, named Gabriel, carries a glimmer of hope amidst the glaring co-existence of rich and poor in the streets of London.
Acting Actors Animated films Austria--Vienna Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography British Callow, Simon,--1949- Comedy films Composers Drama England Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Forster, E. M.--1879-1970 France Great Britain Historical films Historical television programs History Italy Italy--Florence Juvenile works Laughton, Charles,--1899-1962 Love Man-woman relationships Motion picture producers and directors Mozart, Constanze,--1763-1842 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,--1756-1791 Musical films Opéra de Paris Phantom of the Opera (Fictitious character) Prima donnas (Singers) Ramsay, Margaret,--1908-1991 Salieri, Antonio,--1750-1825 Television adaptations Theatrical agents United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Welles, Orson,--1915-1985 Young women Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh 1949-
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