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Mornings in the Dark (2e)
The Graham Greene Film Reader
Edited by David Parkinson
Categories: 20th Century, Film
Imprint: Carcanet Film
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback 2e (738 pages)
(Pub. Jun 2007)
'Four and a half years of watching films several times a week...I can hardly believe in that life of the distant thirties now, a way of life which I adopted quite voluntarily from a sense of fun.'
Graham Greene, 'Memories of a Film Critic'
Few novelists have taken films as seriously, or been as closely involved in so many aspects of the film business, as Graham Greene. His experience included producing, performing, script-writing and adaptation. And twenty years before he wrote the scripts to such celebrated films as Brighton Rock, The Fallen Idol and The Third Man, he had been one of the finest film critics of the 1930s, his intimate knowledge of the industry matched by his trenchant and perceptive responses to film as art, entertainment and social phenomenon.
Mornings in the Dark gathers some of Greene's best film criticism with a mass of related material: his film articles, interviews, lectures and radio talks, stories for film, letters and film proposals. With appendices on Greene's own films and unfulfilled film projects, and David Parkinson's introduction, this is an essential collection for readers and film enthusiasts alike.
'I well remember when I was beginning as a film critic, reading with the most passionate envy the writings of Graham Greene in the Spectator;...it struck me that this was the kind of thing that film criticism should be.'
Dilys Powell, The Listener
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