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Drazin, Charles 1960-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 3,554 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6056.O85, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Charles Drazin
 
Most widely held works by Charles Drazin
Korda : Britain's movie mogul by Charles Drazin( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The journals by John Fowles( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, John Fowles won international recognition with The Collector, his first published novel. In the years following-with the publication of The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, and his other critically acclaimed works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry-Fowles took his place among the most innovative and important English novelists of our time. Now, with this first volume of his journals, which covers the years from 1949 to 1965, we see revealed not only the creative development of a great writer but also the deep connection between Fowles's autobiographical experience and his literary inspiration. Commencing in Fowles's final year at Oxford, the journals in this volume chronicle the years he spent as a university lecturer in France; his experiences teaching school on the Greek island of Spetsai (which would inspire The Magus) and his love affair there with the married woman who would later become his first wife; and his return to England and his ongoing struggle to achieve literary success. It is an account of a life lived in total engagement with the world; although Fowles the novelist takes center stage, we see as well Fowles the nascent poet and critic, ornithologist and gardener, passionate naturalist and traveler, cinephile and collector of old books. Soon after he fell in love with his first wife, Elizabeth, Fowles wrote in his journal, "She has asked me not to write about her in here. But I could not not write, loving her as I do.... What else I betrayed, I could not betray this diary." It is that determined, unsparing honesty and forth-rightness that imbues these journals with all the emotional power and narrative complexity of his novels. They are a revelation of both the man and the artist
French cinema by Charles Drazin( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the French cinema
In search of the Third man by Charles Drazin( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on both contemporary documents and accounts of the people involved, In Search of The Third Man explores the many myths that over the years have grown around this extraordinary film, and seeks to unravel the facts from the fiction."--Jacket
The finest years : British cinema of the 1940s by Charles Drazin( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The Finest Years', Charles Drazin considers a crucial period in British cinema and offers insights into the film makers' characters, circumstances and aspirations
The man who outshone the Sun King : a life of gleaming opulence and wretched reversal in the reign of Louis XIV by Charles Drazin( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in 1664, the musketeer D'Artagnan rode beside a carriage as it left Paris, carrying his friend Nicolas Fouquet to life imprisonment in a cell next door to the Man in the Iron Mask. From a glorious zenith as Louis XIV's first minister and Cardinal Mazarin's protg and eventual protector; builder of the stunningly opulent chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte; and patron of the arts and lover of beautiful women, Fouquet had suffered a wretched decline. The story of the rise and fall of Nicolas Fouquet is both compelling and unforgettable. Charles Drazin's beautifully written and vivid account brings to life Fouquet's remarkable gains in fortune, influence, and power, as well as the lavish and hazardous world of the royal court in seventeenth-century France
Korda : Britain's only movie mogul by Charles Drazin( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Alexander Korda was one of the world's most important and charismatic movie moguls. In Britain, with films like Rembrandt, The Thief of Bagdad, The Four Feathers and The Third Man, he made movies that in their scale, glamour and sophistication equalled and often surpassed Hollywood. He worked closely with such legends as Samuel Goldwyn, David Selznick and Louis B. Mayer, and guided to stardom screen icons that included Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh and Charles Laughton. But for colour and incident none of these great showbusiness lives came even close to matching his own." "Born in 1893 into a remote farming village on Hungary's Great Plain, he was by the end of the First World War running the country's largest film studio, but lost everything in the revolution and counter-revolution that followed. Forced into exile, he set out on an odyssey of the world's movie capitals that took in a decadent and hyperinflationary Berlin, a Hollywood nervously grappling with the talkies, and Paris, where, with Marcel Pagnol, he made Marius, one of the first great sound classics of French cinema." "Settling in London with chameleon ease in the early 1930s, he quickly carved for himself a place at the heart of British culture and society. But behind the public facade of flamboyant film impresario, he played a hidden role that has never been previously documented as one of Britain's most important intelligence agents. A staunch ally of anti-appeasers Winston Churchill and Sir Robert Vansittart, he used his company London Films as a front for the ultra-secret 'Z' organization, and later played a key role in Britain's vital propaganda battle to bring the United States into the Second World War." "Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, including the reminiscences and diaries of people who knew Korda, Charles Drazin's biography goes behind the myths to reveal the many sides of one of the twentieth century's most intriguing figures."--BOOK JACKET
The journals by John Fowles( Book )

in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Drazin on Blue velvet by Charles Drazin( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faber book of French cinema by Charles Drazin( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author explores the rich film culture and history of the country that first established the cinema as the most important mass medium of the twentieth century
The man who outshone the Sun King : the rise and fall of Nicolas Foucquet by Charles Drazin( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometime late in 1664, the musketeer D'Artagnan rode beside a heavily armoured carriage as it rumbled slowly southwards from Paris, carrying his friend Nicolas Foucquet to internal exile and life imprisonment in the fortress of Pignerol. There he would be incarcerated in a cell next door to the Man in the Iron Mask. From a glittering zenith as the King's first minister, builder of the breathtaking chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, collector of books, patron of the arts and lover of beautiful women, Foucquet had fallen like Icarus. Charged with embezzlement, he was convicted and sentenced to banishment until the King intervened to increase his sentence to life imprisonment. Charles Drazin's account brings to life the rich and hazardous world in which Foucquet lived. As a child Nicolas learned from his devout mother how to mix herbal remedies for the patients at the Hotel-Dieu and from his father, a creature of Cardinal Richelieu, he learned the demands of political life. Drazin tells of the young man's first adventures as a tax-collector, caught up in revolt in the Dauphine, of his loyal service to Cardinal Mazarin and of his financial wizardry, which somehow kept France's finances together. Foucquet's cunning, charisma and charm enchant and beguile as they reveal the seeds of his destruction
Journals by John Fowles( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boo hoo : a dot-com story from concept to catastrophe by Ernst Malmsten( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 1998, two Swedish entrepreneurs - Ernst Malmsten and Kajsa Leander - came up with a revolutionary Internet business idea. boo.com would be the first global online retailer of sports and designer clothes, using only the most cutting-edge technology. It would be tailor-made for eighteen countries, boasting a virtual changing room and 3D images." "In boo hoo co-founder and CEO Ernst Malmsten gives his personal account of boo's rise and fall, capturing the atmosphere and characters of an extraordinary time. He recalls the development of the original idea for the company, the early meetings with bankers, investors and fashion suppliers, as well as the attempted coups, legal threats and battles that followed. This is not a conventional business story, but a compelling eyewitness account of the internet hype of the late 1990s with all the excitement, drama and conflict involved in building and running a major internet business."--BOOK JACKET
The journals by John Fowles( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boo hoo : $135 million, 18 months : a dot.com story from concept to catastrophe by Ernst Malmsten( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Swedish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how an international model and former poetry critic from Sweden dreamed up an ambitious and glamorous Internet start-up; how they convinced the world's biggest fashion houses and Wall Street to invest $135 million in their plan; and how they burned through it all in just over a year
Mapping the past : a search for five brothers at the edge of empire by Charles Drazin( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Drazin knew little about his mother's father only that he had been a military surveyor who mapped great swathes of the British Empire. But when his mother was told that she was dying, it prompted recollections of her early life that she had never confided before: of the village in the west of Ireland where she had grown up, and of her father, whose death changed the life of an eight-year-old girl for ever. Soon afterwards her own death left her son to go through alone the relics of her life. They included a box of old photographs, a battered suitcase stamped with the initials of the grandfather he had never known, and the service records of Patricks brothers, who, like him, had all enlisted in the Royal Engineers as the nineteenth century became the twentieth. So began an extraordinary journey of discovery that took him from the age of Queen Victoria to the battlefields of the Western Front. Mapping the Past is the story of five brothers who, mapping the world, lived up to the Royal Engineers motto of Everywhere. It is the story of Ireland, and of the Empire from which it broke away. It is the story of conflict, war and its aftermath. And, most of all, it is the story of memory, endlessly carrying the past, for better or worse, into our present and future. It is an imaginative, intimate and powerful work of history, by a writer of rare power
The journals by John Fowles( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bond for Bond : Film Finances and Dr No by Charles Drazin( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Drazin on Blue velvet by Charles Drazin( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journals by John Fowles( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second in a multi-volume series of journals and diary excerpts picks up in 1966, after the author had achieved international acclaim for The Collector and The Magus, as he examines the rewards and struggles of his literary career, his ambivalent attitude toward his growing fame, his disenchantment with a materialistic society, and marital tensions
 
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The Faber book of French cinema
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The journalsFrench cinemaIn search of the Third manThe finest years : British cinema of the 1940sThe man who outshone the Sun King : a life of gleaming opulence and wretched reversal in the reign of Louis XIVKorda : Britain's only movie mogulThe journalsCharles Drazin on Blue velvet
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