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Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger The Authorised Biography by William J. Mann

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Published by Billboard Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Great Britain,
  • Schlesinger, John,,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Individual Directors And Producers,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Motion picture producers and directors,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors,
  • Performing Arts / Film / Direction & Production,
  • 1926-2003,
  • Biography

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages628
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8118681M
ISBN 100823083667
ISBN 109780823083664

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  Friends of John's occasionally pop in for a visit - Julie Christie, and Brenda Vaccaro, all tearful and upset at John's seemingly hopeless condition. Mann uses this sense of immediacy to great effect in Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger.5/5(5).   An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Edge of midnight: the life of John Schlesinger Item Preview remove-circle Edge of midnight: the life of John Schlesinger by Mann, William J. Pages:   In Edge of Midnight, William J. Mann chronicles Schlesinger’s life and career from his early documentary days at the BBC to his emergence as part of the New Wave of British film in the s (along with Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz, and Tony Richardson), to his Academy Award for the X-rated Midnight Cowboy, to his glittering nights as a Hollywood host, and finally to his death on J . For this biography, the author had access to the personal tape recordings that John Schlesinger made during his career and to his voluminous correspondence. The book also includes interviews with many of the stars that have worked with Schlesinger including Dustin Hoffman, Julie Christie, Ian McKellan, Martin Sheen and, of course, Madonna.

Mann uses this sense of immediacy to great effect in Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger, and the end result is a biography of man who for more than twenty years used his creative energy, intuition, and willingness to take risks to push the cinematic envelope.   Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger by William J Mann pp, Hutchinson, £ When the adolescent Michael Cunningham, future .   Edge of Midnight is a love story between a man and his films, but also a love story between two men, each with their own heartbreaking endings. Given unparalleled access to Schlesinger and his friends during the writing of the book, Mann came to .   Mann uses this sense of immediacy to great effect in Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger. Each chapter begins with a sense of how John is declining and how the author is racing against time to find out as much as he can.4/5(12).

Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger William J. Mann, Author Billboard Books $ (p) ISBN else,"" British film director John Schlesinger confided about his life's work. Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger: The Authorised Biography by William J. Mann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at William J. Mann is a Hollywood historian and novelist. He is a fine writer and a gay man. His books that I've read are either gay stories or are about the "gayness" of Hollywood, so it is appropriate that he chose openly gay director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy; Sunday, Bloody Sunday; The Day of the Locust)as the subject of this biography/5. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger: The Authorized Biography by William J. Mann (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!