Alistair Cooke at the Movies by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke at the Movies by Alistair Cooke

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Alistair Cooke began film reviewing in the 1920s as a Cambridge undergraduate, and continued to broadcast on cinema from New York. He also observed cinema's personalities, writing tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, James Cagney and others. This book presents his film reviews.

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On the 8th of October 1934, long before the wider world knew him from his Letter from America broadcasts, his television series "America", or his introductions to Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke sat down at a BBC microphone to give his first radio talk. His subject was cinema. Cooke began film reviewing in the 1920s as a Cambridge undergraduate, and continued to broadcast on cinema from New York. Under his watchful gaze, Hollywood reached its Golden Age, only to be tarnished by television; he clocked every new technological development, from the arrival of talkies to the video cassette. He also observed cinema's personalities, writing tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, James Cagney and others, always illuminating their special gifts and the way they reflected the American scene. Since the 1930s, Alistair Cooke's lively film reviews have largely slumbered unpublished and unheard. "Alistair Cooke at the Movies" selects the most sparkling. We meet Cooke the biographer, affectionately recalling various stars he knew and admired, among them Charlie Chaplin and Humphrey Bogart. This is a fascinating new collection for Cooke's devoted readers and listeners, and for anyone interested in the 20th century parade of American and European films.

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SKU GOR001648824
Title Alistair Cooke at the Movies
Author By (author) Alistair Cooke
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1846141117
ISBN 13 9781846141119
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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On the 8th of October 1934, long before the wider world knew him from his Letter from America broadcasts, his television series "America", or his introductions to Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke sat down at a BBC microphone to give his first radio talk. His subject was cinema. Cooke began film reviewing in the 1920s as a Cambridge undergraduate, and continued to broadcast on cinema from New York. Under his watchful gaze, Hollywood reached its Golden Age, only to be tarnished by television; he clocked every new technological development, from the arrival of talkies to the video cassette. He also observed cinema's personalities, writing tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Gary Cooper, James Cagney and others, always illuminating their special gifts and the way they reflected the American scene. Since the 1930s, Alistair Cooke's lively film reviews have largely slumbered unpublished and unheard. "Alistair Cooke at the Movies" selects the most sparkling. We meet Cooke the biographer, affectionately recalling various stars he knew and admired, among them Charlie Chaplin and Humphrey Bogart. This is a fascinating new collection for Cooke's devoted readers and listeners, and for anyone interested in the 20th century parade of American and European films.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001648824
Title Alistair Cooke at the Movies
Author By (author) Alistair Cooke
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1846141117
ISBN 13 9781846141119
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No