Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger

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Arrow, 2005 - Motion picture producers and directors - 432 pages
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"The authorised biography if John Schelsinger. The author has the full co-operation of Jon Schelsinger, including unprecendented access to Schelsinger's personal tape recordings that he made during his career and to his voluminous correspondence. This book will also include interviews with many of the stars that have worked with Schelsinger. John Schlesinger made stars of Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Sean Penn. He has ressurected the careers of Laurence Olivier and Shirley McLaine. He's directed Richard Gere, Anthony Hopkins, Sally Field, Vanessa Redgrave, Ed Harris, Michael Keaton, Ian McKellan, Dirk Bogarde, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Martin Sheen, Geraldine Page, Karen Black, both Donald and Keifer Sutherland, and of course Madonna. His many films include Midnight Cowboy, (Academy Award for Best Picture), Far from the Madding Crowd, Marathon Man and Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Schlesinger also directed films for the BBC including Cold Comfort Farm, Separate Tables, A Question of Attribution, and An Englishman Abroad."

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Although John Schlesinger (1926-2003) is best remembered for directing Midnight Cowboy --the first X-rated movie to win an Oscar--his films Billy Liar and Darling helped make Julie Christie an ... Read full review

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William J Mann is the author of Wisecracker, a biography of William Haines and Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood.

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