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Forsyte and Hindsight

Screen Directing for Pleasure and Profit

By James Cellan Jones

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Format: Hardback, 300 pages
Other Information: Illustrations, ports.
Published In: United Kingdom, 24 January 2006
James Cellan Jones is one of Britain's foremost directors of classic plays, series and serials. Credits include: "Portrait Of A Lady", "The Ambassadors", "Out Of The Unknown", "Play For Today", "Holby City" and "A Bequest To The Nation". He is involved in every aspect of production and his work on "The Forsyte Saga", "Fortunes Of War" and "Harnessing Peacocks" is still watched by audiences worldwide. For the first time, the author reveals the inside story of his days at the BBC and in independent production in films and television. He talks frankly about the scandals and awards of being a jobbing professional in 'the business'.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Entree. Chapter Two: Up The Ladder. Chapter Three: Back To The Smoke. Chapter Four: Notre Dame De Paris. Chapter Five: Station Street. Chapter Six: Quadrille In A Sentry Box. Chapter Seven: Sous Les Ponts De Paris. Chapter Eight: O Dark, Dark, Dark, Amid The Blaze Of Noon. Chapter Nine: To Sea In A Sieve. Chapter Ten: Moor Street And After. Chapter Eleven: A Lee Shore. Chapter Twelve: Big Al. Chapter Thirteen: The Mausoleum Club. Chapter Fourteen: Wonderful Town. Chapter Fifteen: Head Of Ashtrays. Chapter Sixteen: Back To The Director's Chair. Chapter Seventeen: C2H5OH. Chapter Eighteen: Back To Skule. Chapter Nineteen: Shaviana. Chapter Twenty: Horace. Chapter Twenty-One: Bill The Bard x4. Chapter Twenty-Two: Mr And Mrs W. Chapter Twenty-Three: Reginald And Wendy. Chapter Twenty-Four: In The Footsteps Of Ernest. Chapter Twenty-Five: Ken And Emma I: The Illyrian Shore. Chapter Twenty-Six: Ken And Emma II: Carry On Up The Pyramids. Chapter Twenty-Seven: Ken And Emma III: Et Dona Ferentes. Chapter Twenty-Eight: Miami. Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Council. Chapter Thirty: The Wide Blue Yonder. Chapter Thirty-One: Carry On Up The Danube. Chapter Thirty-Two: Friday And After. Chapter Thirty-Three: Carry On Up The Nieva. Chapter Thirty-Four: Bread On The Waters. Chapter Thirty-Five: Bread On The Waters Part II. Chapter Thirty-Six: Mr Chairman. Chapter Thirty-Seven: All The World's A Stage. Chapter Thirty-Eight: Enforced Leisure. Chapter Thirty-Nine: Advice To The Young Director. Appendix One: Television Credits. Appendix Two: Cinema Credits.

About the Author

James Cellan Jones was born in Swansea and educated at St John's College, Cambridge where heread the Natural Science Tripos. He served in the Royal Engineers in Korea (after the war) and joined the BBC as a call boy; he slowly worked his way up to become a director, then resigned to become a freelance producer/director. His many productions include The Forsyte Saga, Roads To Freedom, Jennie, The Ambassadors,Fortunes Of Warand Harnessing Peacocks. He spent three years from 1976 to 1979 as Head of Plays at the BBC, where he was responsible for up to 85 productions a year. Among his awards are the Nymphe d'Or at the Monte Carlo Festival, several BPG awards and an ACE award, and the one of which he is most proud: the Directors Guild of America award. He is a formerChairman of BAFTA and of the Directors Guild. He is married to Margot Eavis, an editor and production manager and has three sons (two ofwhom work in television) and a daughter.

EAN: 9781900203210
ISBN: 1900203219
Publisher: Kaleidoscope Publishing
Dimensions: 24 x 18 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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