Carol Reed: a biography

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Knopf, Aug 30, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 365 pages
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A definitive biography of the great English filmmaker details the private life and professional career of Carol Reed, documenting his childhood as the illegitimate son of an actor, his marriages, his working relationship with Graham Greene, and his films.

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CAROL REED: A Biography

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Sir Carol Reed's reputation, once quite grand, has fallen considerably in recent years. As even London ... Read full review

Carol Reed: a biography

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During his lifetime, Reed was thought to be equaled only by Alfred Hitchcock among British film directors. Now he is largely forgotten, due for the most part to his own secretive, intensely private ... Read full review


Part Two Man at the Top
Part Three Life After Korda
The Career of Carol Reed

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Nicholas Wapshott is an editor at the "New York Sun" and the former New York bureau chief for the "Times" of London. He was previously editor of "The Saturday Times" of London and founding editor of "The Times Magazine," As political editor of "The Observer," Wapshott covered Margaret Thatcher's final years in office.