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Callow, Simon 1949-

Overview
Works: 693 works in 1,971 publications in 11 languages and 52,507 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Biography  Musical films  History  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Teacher , Host, Director, Author of introduction, Librettist, Translator, Other, wpr, Singer, fmd, Restager , Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disfigured musical genius haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,368 WorldCat member 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 by James Ivory( Visual )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,743 WorldCat member 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
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
Victoria & Abdul by Judi Dench( Visual )

14 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity
Orson Welles by Simon Callow( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member 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 man who invented Christmas by Les Standiford( Visual )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Cuento de Navidad' constituyó uno de los grandes éxitos de Charles Dickens en 1843; sin embargo, a pesar de su éxito, sus tres últimas obras constituyeron un rotundo fracaso. Todos sus editores acabaron rechazándole, por lo que él mismo se vio obligado a publicar su nueva obra para paliar así las dificultades económicas por las que estaba pasando. Esta historia se centra en cómo se creó la novela con la que Dickens dio auténtico sentido al espíritu de la navidad". (FILMAFFINITY)
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member 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
No man's land by Danis Tanovič( Visual )

45 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ser 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 liffts, 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
Charles Laughton, a difficult actor by Simon Callow( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He worked with De Mille, Korda, Hitchcock, Renoir, Guthrie, Lean, and Wilder. He collaborated with Brecht and Losey on the first production of Galileo. His career spanned fifty films and forty stage roles. And his Hunchback, Henry VIII, and Captain Bligh remain the stock-in-trade of countless mimics. No previous account of the difficult, ugly, magnetic genius of Charles Laughton has approached the depth and quality of Simon Callow's magnificent biography, which spans the actor's early years in England at his parents' seaside hotel, through the West End, Hollywood, and Broadway, to his final climactic assumption of the role of Lear at Stratford. As a fellow actor, Callow is able to recreate each of Laughton's performances, however eccentric or mundane, with complete understanding. Callow's empathy with Laughton embraces both his professional struggles and his lifelong battle to come to terms with his homosexuality and his thirty-year marriage to Elsa Lanchester. Writing with wit and passion, Callow packs the book with the fascinating fruits of his research--conversations with surviving friends and lovers, contemporary articles and reviews, and illuminating assessments of Laughton's craft based on the study of every extant foot of film. Callow gets right inside the skin of Laughton and shows us the truth behind this legend in his own lifetime who nonetheless counted himself a failure."--Jacket
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member 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
Ace Ventura, when nature calls( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's the place and Ace is on the case, setting out to rescue an animal he loathes: a bat! Jim Carrey returns as Ace, the alligator wrasslin', elephant calling, monkeyshining, loogie-launching, burning coals-crossing, disguise mastering pet detective. If viewers are ready to laugh like a pack of hyenas, if viewers want more fun than an industrial-sized barrel of monkeys, they know what to do. Heed the call
Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world by Simon Callow( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise portrait of the forefront Victorian novelist by the acclaimed actor and award-winning author of My Life in Pieces draws on his own experiences of portraying his subject on stage and screen to illuminate Dickens' genius and lesser-known status as a celebrity in his own time. - Publishers description
Orson Welles : the road to Xanadu by Simon Callow( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member 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 woman in white by Tim Fywell( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member 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.'
Viceroy's house by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change
Orson Welles by Simon Callow( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member 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
To the actor : on the technique of acting by Michael Chekhov( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors provides simple and practical methods to train actors to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness
 
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Callow Simon Phillip Hugh

Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh 1949-

Simon Callow

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