Get Carter

Author: Ted Lewis
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616955031
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Famously adapted into the iconic film starring Michael Caine, Get Carter--originally published as Jack's Return Home--ranks among the most canonical of crime novels. With a special Foreword by Mike Hodges, director of Get Carter It's a rainy night in the mill town of Scunthorpe when a London fixer named Jack Carter steps off a northbound train. He's left the neon lights and mod lifestyle of Soho behind to come north to his hometown for a funeral--his brother Frank's. Frank was very drunk when he drove his car off a cliff and that doesn't sit well with Jack. Mild-mannered Frank never touched the stuff. Jack and Frank didn't exactly like one another. They hadn't spoken in years and Jack is far from the sentimental type. So it takes more than a few people by surprise when Jack starts plying his trade in order to get to the bottom of his brother's death. Then again, Frank's last name was Carter, and that's Jack's name too. Sometimes that's enough. Set in the late 1960s amidst the smokestacks and hardcases of the industrial north of England, Get Carter redefined British crime fiction and cinema alike. Along with the other two novels in the Jack Carter Trilogy, it is one of the most important crime novels of all time.

Get Carter

Author: Mike Hodges
Editor: Screenpress Books
ISBN: 9781901680324
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Writing Selling Crime Film Screenplays

Author: Karen Lee Street
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1842439758
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Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. A brief historical overview of the crime genre is presented for context along with an analysis of various crime sub-genres and their key conventions, including: police, detective, film noir, gangster, heist, prison and serial killer. Karen Lee Street focuses on the creative use of these conventions and offers strategies for focusing theme and improving characterisation, story design, structure and dialogue. Paradigms, story patterns and writing exercises are provided to assist the script development process and strategies for revision are discussed along with key questions to consider before approaching creative or financial partners.

Get Carter And Beyond

Author: Steven Paul Davies
Editor: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN:
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The premiere biography and reference work on Mike Hodges takes the reader on an in-depth journey through this influential director's career. It explores decades of life in Hollywood and British filmmaking. Included are: a brief view of Hodges' childhood, education, and television work; the making of Get Carter, his first impressions of the novel, writing the screenplay, and casting and shooting in Newcastle; a look at Pulp, and the glamorization of gangsters; the cult '70s sci-fi classic, The Terminal Man; Flash Gordon and Morons From Outer Space, Hodges' big-budget blockbusters; the controversial A Prayer for the Dying; the award-winning Black Rainbow and Croupier; and much more. Here, too, are never-before-published pictures from Hodges' own collection and an introduction by Michael Caine.

Fifty Key British Films

Author: Sarah Barrow
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134081235
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In Fifty Key British Films, Britain's best known films such as Clockwork Orange, The Full Monty and Goldfinger are scrutinised for their outstanding ability to articulate the issues of the time. This is essential reading for anyone interested in quality, cult film.

British Film And Television Year Book

Author: Peter Noble
Editor:
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Includes section "Who's who in British films and television" (varies)

Get Carter

Author: Ted Lewis
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 161695504X
File Size: 13,91 MB
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Famously adapted into the iconic film starring Michael Caine, Get Carter—originally published as Jack’s Return Home—ranks among the most canonical of crime novels. With a special Foreword by Mike Hodges, director of Get Carter It’s a rainy night in the mill town of Scunthorpe when a London fixer named Jack Carter steps off a northbound train. He’s left the neon lights and mod lifestyle of Soho behind to come north to his hometown for a funeral—his brother Frank’s. Frank was very drunk when he drove his car off a cliff and that doesn’t sit well with Jack. Mild-mannered Frank never touched the stuff. Jack and Frank didn’t exactly like one another. They hadn’t spoken in years and Jack is far from the sentimental type. So it takes more than a few people by surprise when Jack starts plying his trade in order to get to the bottom of his brother’s death. Then again, Frank’s last name was Carter, and that’s Jack’s name too. Sometimes that’s enough. Set in the late 1960s amidst the smokestacks and hardcases of the industrial north of England, Get Carter redefined British crime fiction and cinema alike. Along with the other two novels in the Jack Carter Trilogy, it is one of the most important crime novels of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Man Who Got Carter

Author: Andrew Spicer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857734539
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Michael Klinger was the most successful indpendent producer in the British film industry over a 20 year period from 1960 to 1980, responsible for 32 films, including classics such as Repulsion (1965) and Get Carter (1971). Despite working with many famous figures- including actors Michael Caine, Peter Finch, Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Mickey Rooney and Susannah York; directors Claude Chabrol,Mike Hodges and Roman Polanski and author Wilbur Smith- Klinger's contribution to British cinema has been almost largely ignored. This definitive book on Micheal Klinger, largely based on his previously unseen personal papers, examines his origins in Sixties Soho 'sexploitation' cinema and 'shockumentaries' through to major international productions including Gold (1974) and Shout at the Devil (1976). It reveals how Klinger deftly combined commercial product-the hugely popular 'Confessions' series (1974-78)- with artistic, experimental cinema that nurtured young talent, including Polanski and Hodges, Peter Colinson, Alastair Reid, Linda Hayden and Moshe Mizrahi, the Israeli director of Rachel's Man (1975). Klinger's career is contextualised through a reassessment of the British film industry during a period of unprecedented change and volatility as well as highlighting the importance of his Jewishness. The Man Who Got Carter offers a detailed analysis of the essential but often misunderstood role played by the producer.

Getting Carter

Author: Nick Triplow
Editor: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 1843448831
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'Get Carter' are two words to bring a smile of fond recollection to all British film lovers of a certain age. The cinema classic was based on a book called Jack's Return Home, and many commentators agree contemporary British crime writing began with that novel. The influence of both book and film is strong to this day, reflected in the work of David Peace, Jake Arnott, Russell Lewis and the likes. But what of the man who wrote this seminal work? Ted Lewis is one of the most important writers you've never heard of. Born in Manchester in 1940, he grew up in the tough environs of postwar Humberside, attending Hull Art School before heading for London. His life described a cycle of obscurity to glamour and back to obscurity, followed by death at only 42. He sampled the bright temptations of sixties London while working in advertising, TV and films; he encountered excitement and danger in Soho drinking dens among various gangland haunts. He wrote for Z Cars and had some eight books published. Alas, the life of Ted Lewis fell apart, his marriage ended and he returned to Humberside and an all too early demise. Getting Carter is a meticulously researched and riveting account of the career of a doomed genius. Long-time admirer Nick Triplow has fashioned a thorough, sympathetic and unsparing narrative. The story of Ted Lewis carries historical and cultural resonances for our own troubled times. Required reading for noirists, Getting Carter will enthral and move anyone who finds irresistible the old cocktail of rags to riches to rags.

Gangster Films

Author: Jim Smith
Editor: Virgin Books Limited
ISBN:
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Filmmaking has given us almost every conceivable portrait of organised crime: from denunciations of social problems to dynastic tragedy adn from glorifications of a lifestyle choice to tales of loveable rogues. 'Gangster Films' looks at more than two dozen of American and British filmmaking and the actors, such as James Cagney and Edward G Robinson, who are immediately identified with the gangster movie genre. The fils discussed include: 'Little Caesar', 'Scarface', 'The Blue Lamp', 'Angels with Dirty Faces', 'Get Carter', 'The Godfather', 'The Roaring Twenties', 'Once Upon a Time in America', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Sexy Beast', 'The Limey', 'Brighton Rock'. Tracing a path through the iconography and shifting morality of the genre, detailing technical interests and exploring cast and crew histories, 'Gangster Films' is a fascinating journey through cinema's portrayal of criminals and organized crime.

The Encyclopedia Of British Film

Author: Brian McFarlane
Editor: Methuen Pub Limited
ISBN:
File Size: 36,69 MB
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Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.

Film Bulletin

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Screen International Film And Tv Year Book

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The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

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Editor: Virgin Books Limited
ISBN:
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The critically acclaimed Virgin Film Guide makes every film count by providing more information on the films that matter from the 1930s to the present day. It offers fuller credits, longer synopses and reviews plus comprehensive Oscars information, alternative titles, a complete star rating and a comprehensive index of directors. It also draws on the expertise of TV Guide's entire team of film experts - each skilled in a different kind of film, from classic Hollywood musicals to low-budget cult favourites - giving the reader more informed and opinionated critique than other books of this kind.

My Name Is Michael Caine

Author: Anne Billson
Editor: Random House (UK)
ISBN:
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In the 1960s, after films like The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin, Michael Caine could be easily identified. This book looks at his acting career in films such as Zulu, which made him a star, where he played the part of an aristocratic officer. Since then, with a few exceptions when he has played the part of a foreigner in films like The Last Valley and The Eagle Has Landed, his deadpan cockney tones have been his trademark in films such as Get Carter, Alfie, Educating Rita and Hannah and Her Sisters.

Filmfacts

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The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition

Author: Ephraim Katz
Editor: Collins Reference
ISBN:
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Features alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios.

Sylvester Stallone Unabridged Guide

Author: Benjamin Adam
Editor: Tebbo
ISBN: 9781486196821
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Complete, Unabridged Guide to Sylvester Stallone. Get the information you need--fast! This comprehensive guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. It's all you need. Here's part of the content - you would like to know it all? Delve into this book today!..... : In 1984 he co-wrote and starred in the comedy film Rhinestone where he played a wannabe country music singer and in 1987 he starred in the drama film Over the Top where he played a struggling trucker who, after the death of his wife, tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. ... With the then-recent success of Lock Up and Tango and Cash at the start of the 1990s, Stallone starred in the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise, Rocky V, which was considered a box office disappointment and was also disliked by fans as an unworthy entry in the series. ...Stallone did go on to receive much acclaim for his role in the low-budget crime drama Cop Land (1997), in which he starred alongside Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, but the film was only a minor success at the box office. ... In the initial correspondences Stallone guaranteed that he would use Brown and Williamson tobacco products in no less than five feature films but later, to be consistent with the character of Rocky Balboa, it was decided that other leads will have product usage in Rocky IV. There is absolutely nothing that isn't thoroughly covered in the book. It is straightforward, and does an excellent job of explaining all about Sylvester Stallone in key topics and material. There is no reason to invest in any other materials to learn about Sylvester Stallone. You'll understand it all. Inside the Guide: Sylvester Stallone, Hunter (Huggins novel), Hulk Hogan, Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay, Gioia del Colle, Get Carter (2000 film), Get Carter, Frank Stallone, Frank Nitti, First Blood, Farewell, My Lovely (1975 film), F.I.S.T., Escape to Victory, Eddie Murphy, Dubbing (filmmaking), Driven, Dolph Lundgren, Cop Land, Cobra (1986 film), Cliffhanger (film), Chuck Wepner, Charlotte Hall Military Academy, Capone (film), Cannonball (film), Bullet to the Head, Bruce Willis, Brigitte Nielsen, Bananas (film), Avenging Angelo, Assassins (film), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antz, Antonio Banderas, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Academy Award for Best Actor, 50th Academy Awards