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TitleAuthor and critic
DescriptionBefore he began his career as a film maker Lindsay Anderson edited and contributed to the influential film journal Sequence. Beginning in 1947 Anderson's articles in Sequence challenged the prevailing uncritical view of British cinema at the time and championed American films from directors such as John Ford. The last issue of Sequence was produced in 1952 but Anderson continued to write controversial and challenging articles about cinema in the pages of Sight and Sound magazine. In 1952 Anderson wrote the book Making a Film - the story of Secret People. The book is a detailed, day-by-day account of the production of Secret People, an Ealing thriller directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring Serge Regianni (Anderson was given full access to the film throughout its production in 1951). Throughout his career Anderson was a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. He did not produce another book until 1981s About John Ford, a personal study of his favourite film director. Material relating to Anderson's career as a writer and critic includes correspondence; cuttings of articles; copies of journals, magazines and books to which Anderson contributed; research material on the film Secret People and John Ford collected by Anderson; early drafts of About John Ford; copies of Making a film and About John Ford.
Date1946 - 1994
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