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  1. A.K. (1985 Film)

    Director
    Chris Marker
    Producer
    Serge Silberman

    Documentary, directed by Chris Marker, which records his days on location with Akira Kurosawa during the filming of RAN. Narrated by Robert Kramer, the film is divided into segments such as battles’,...

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  2. Opus (1967 Film)

    Director
    Don Levy
    Producer
    James Archibald
    Subject
    Drama

    Documentary film about contemporary British art and culture. Includes a brief scene from Peter Hall’s production of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company in which David Warner delivers a soliloquy.

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  3. Pimpernel Smith (1941 Film)

    Director
    Leslie Howard
    Subject
    Drama

    Feature propaganda film and a wartime sequel to The SCARLET PIMPERNEL (d. Harold Young, 1934) also starring Leslie Howard. In the weeks prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, an English archaeologist...

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  4. Four Feathers, The (1939 Film)

    Director
    Zoltan Korda
    Producer
    Alexander Korda

    War film melodrama on the theme of heroism and celebration of empire based on the novel by A.E.W. Mason. Henry Faversham, son of a war hero, resigns his military commission just before his company is to...

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  5. Melody and Romance (1937 Film)

    Director
    Maurice Elvey
    Producer
    Herbert Smith

    Musical comedy. A young man (Green) aspires to a career as a radio star. Along the way, the falls in love with a scientist’s daughter (Lockwood). He then adds several talented friends to his act and...

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  6. Cleopatra (1910 Film)

    aka: Antony and Cleopatra

    Subject
    Drama

    Fiction short. `...as fine an example of the producer’s skill as we have seen. The management of the riotous crowds, the costly splendour of the costumes, and the perfectly artistic spirit in which the...

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  7. Romeo and Juliet (Television)

    Director
    Martin Dennis; Crispin Reece
    Producer
    Spencer Campbell

    Comedy drama series set on a housing estate in the Black Country in the mid-1970s. Doug Digby (Conley) is a PE teacher with a sadistic streak. He divides his time between making his pupils miserable. and...

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  8. This Earth, This Realm, This English (Television)

    Director
    Robert Bee
    Producer
    Robert Bee
    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature

    Eight-part television series on the history of the English language, written and presented by Melvyn Bragg. Episode 4 discusses some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and...

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  9. Saturday Review [15/11/1986] (Television)

    Subject
    Drama

    Arts programme which includes a twenty-minute review of Noble’s Royal Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth (1986). Presented by Russell Davies with excerpts from rehearsals. Contains interviews with...

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  10. Tamer Tamed, The (Television)

    Producer
    Anthony Pelissier
    Subject
    Drama

    Television drama. A sequel to The Taming of the Shrew written by Elaine Morgan which depicts, in cod-Shakespearean blank verse, how Katharina and Petruchio have fared after a year of marriage. Baptista has...

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