Calman at the movies / Mel Calman
London: Bodley Head, 1990.
Call No: 802(047.53) CAL Author: Calman, Mel Place: London Publisher: Bodley Head PubDate: 1990 PhysDes: 124 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: STEIGER, ROD; GUINNESS, ALEC; ANDERSON, LINDSAY; ALTMAN, ROBERT; RINGWOOD, BOB; KLAFF, JACK; NICHOLLS, ALLAN; RAPHAEL, FREDERIC; LAMBERT, VERITY; PUTTNAM, DAVID; PRICE, VINCENT; BROWNE, CAROL; LEWIS, FIONA; PERELMAN, S.J.; YORK, SUSANNAH; HATTON, MAURICE; GOETZ, RUTH; REISZ, KAREL; NORMAN, BARRY; HARWOOD, RONALD; ABBOTT, STEVE; BLAIR, BETSY; STAMP, TERENCE; FREARS, STEPHEN; WYLER, CATHERINE; GRIFFITHS, RICHARD; HART, KITTY CARLISLE; GUARE, JOHN; YATES, PETER; THOMAS, JEREMY; SCHLESINGER, JOHN; MORTIMER, JOHN; CLEMENT, DICK; LA FRENAIS, IAN; COATES, ANNE; PAGE, MARY-ANNE; WALTON, TONY; LYNN, JONATHAN; ADLON, PERCY; ADLER, LEAH; MCDOWALL, RODDY; FISHER, CARRIE; WILDER, BILLY; BASS, SAUL Notes: Cinema industries (BNB/PRECIS) ISBN: 0370313917 (pbk) LON: 7171833 More info
Fast fade : David Puttnam, Columbia Pictures, and the battle for Hollywood / Andew Yule
New York: Delacorte Press, c1989.
Call No: 81PUT YUL Author: Yule, Andrew Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Delacorte Press PubDate: c1989 PhysDes: viii, 376 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm Subject: COLUMBIA PICTURES; HOLLYWOOD; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; KAUFMAN, VICTOR A.; PUTTNAM, DAVID; CHARIOTS OF FIRE (UK, Hugh Hudson, 1981); KILLING FIELDS, THE (UK, Roland Joffe, 1984) Summary: "FAST FADE is the story of David Puttnam's meteoric rise to the top of the Hollywood heap, and of his equally precipitous descent. It is also a very personal look at the man himself, from young boy growing up in middle-class London suburb, feasting on a steady diet of Hollywood-made movies, to successful producer of small, thoughtful films such as LOCAL HERO, as well as epic, "important" features like THE MISSION. Along the way, Puttnam has made a number of enemies, but he also has made many loyal friends, and he has earned the respect of a great portion of the world's most visible - and, perhaps, most powerful - industry. FAST FADE is an honest, balanced look at the man and his career, and especially his turbulent tenure as head of one of Hollywood's most powerful studios." [Taken from book jacket] Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0440501776; 9780440501770 Donation: Simon Wincer More info
Icons in the fire : The decline and fall of almost everybody in the British Film Industry 1984-2000 / Alexander Walker
London: Orion, 2004.
Call No: 71(41) WAL Author: Walker, Alexander Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Orion PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: xxiv, 328 p. ; colour illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (UK, Julien Temple, 1986); GOVERNMENT AID. UK; ATTENBOROUGH, RICHARD; BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE; CANNES FILM FESTIVAL; CHANNEL FOUR; FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (UK, Mike Newell, 1994); FULL MONTY, THE (UK/US, Robert Cattaneo, 1997); GOLAN, MENAHEM; GOLAN-GLOBUS PRODUCTIONS; GLOBUS, YORAM; Goldcrest Films; GREENAWAY, PETER; JORDAN, NEIL; KILLING FIELDS, THE (UK, Roland Joffe, 1984); LOACH, KENNETH; MERCHANT IVORY PRODUCTIONS; MIRAMAX FILMS; PUTTNAM, DAVID; SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; WISH YOU WERE HERE (UK, David Leland, 1987); WOOLLEY, STEPHEN; WORKING TITLE Summary: "FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, THE FULL MONTY, BRIDGET JONES' DIARY - all made in Britain, all huge successes, but none financed by British money...
Walker's previous volumes, HOLLYWOOD ENGLAND and NATIONAL HEROES, covered the period until 1984. This final volume tells the inside story right up to date of why a nation that produces actors of the calibre of Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Robert Carlyle, Kate Winslet and directors such as Anthony Minghella, Sam Mendes, Stephen Frears, Neil Jordan, Peter Greenaway, Ken Loach and Guy Ritchie cannot sustain a native film industry.
Walker's revelations on the iniquities of National Lottery funding of movies - over £200m to date and hardly a profitable film among those so far produced - have been headline news. Walker relates the extraordinary events of the past two decades years through the individuals, the companies and the studios." -- from book jacket (abridged) Notes: Includes introduction by Joseph Connelly, includes preface and index ISBN: 0752856103 Donation: Bruce Hodsdon Contents: Before the title: The Chinese butterfly -- 1. Alive and kicking -- 2. Self-congratulatory trumpet flourish -- 3. Cannon a go-go -- 4. The Coca-cola kid -- 5. Cannon self-destructs -- 6. Talents at work -- 7. From the depths -- 8. Contemporary and traditional -- 9. Independant struggles -- 10. Talking film finance -- 11. Just one film -- 12. Lottery promise -- 13. No rank revival -- 14. Hit the screen running -- 15. Fool's gold -- 16. Thrown away - 17. Ends and beginnings More info
Industry meets David Puttnam
Australasian Cinema (13/5/1983) vol.12 iss.8 p.1 More info
The movie game : the film business in Britain, Europe, and America / Martin Dale
London Herndon, VA, USA: Cassell, 1997.
Call No: 201 DAL Author: Dale, Martin Place: London Herndon, VA, USA Publisher: Cassell PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: xi, 340 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: INDUSTRY, FILM. UK; INDUSTRY, FILM. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION; GOVERNMENT AID. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; QUOTA. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; DISTRIBUTORS; ALMODOVAR, PEDRO; PUTTNAM, DAVID; BERLUSCONI, SILVIO; BERRI, CLAUDE; BESSON, LUC Summary: The Movie Game is the first ever comprehensive guide to the industry on both sides of the Atlantic. The book outlines the game rules for the Majors, Independents, Foreign Sales Agents and the European subsidy system. Europe has always been the 'hidden' half of the American film equation. The Majors were built by native Europeans and have always been highly dependent on European talent and revenues. The Independents finance their films through pre-sales to Europe, and many of the leading producers are native Europeans who have relocated to the movie colony. While the American Majors thrive on high-risk free-market capitalism, Europe's media groups are enmeshed in political straitjackets designed to defend the 'national interest'. Quotas and subsidies have herded European cinema into a cultural ghetto from which it is very difficult to conduct rational debate. The MEDIA Programme seems only to have intensified the problem; Inspiration is drawn from the European film-makers who have succeeded in rising above the 'subsidy trap' mentality. The book concludes with profiles of producers such as David Puttnam, Claude Berri, Pedro Almodovar and Luc Besson. They are the human face of the industry and prove that however bureaucratic the world becomes, there will always be mavericks who stand out and make their voice heard Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-334) and index ISBN: 0304333867; 0304333875 (pbk.) LON: gb 97034316; 13222852 More info
My indecision is final : the rise and fall of Goldcrest films / Jake Eberts, Terry Ilott
London: Faber and Faber, 1990.
Call No: 19GOL EBE Author: Eberts, Jake, 1941; Ilott, Terry Place: London Publisher: Faber and Faber PubDate: 1990 PhysDes: xxi, 678 p.,  p. of plates : ill., facsims., ports ; 20 cm Subject: Attenborough, Richard; PUTTNAM, DAVID; EBERTS, JAKE; JOFFE, ROLAND; SMITH, IAIN; HELLMAN, JEROME; HUDSON, HUGH; WINKLER, IRWIN; REVOLUTION (UK/NO, Hugh Hudson, 1985); CHARIOTS OF FIRE (UK, Hugh Hudson, 1981); MISSION, THE (UK, Roland Joffe, 1986); KILLING FIELDS, THE (UK, Roland Joffe, 1984); GANDHI (UK/II Richard Attenborough, 1982); EMERALD FOREST, THE (UK, John Boorman, 1985); ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (UK, Julien Temple, 1986); MOSQUITO COAST, THE (US, Peter Weir, 1986); Goldcrest Films; WARNER BROS. Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0571148891 (pbk) : ¦9.99 LON: bnb57114889; 8881217 More info
National heroes : British cinema in the seventies and eighties / Alexander Walker
London: Harrap, 1986.
The once and future film : British cinema in the seventies and eighties / John Walker
London: Methuen, 1985.
Out of focus : power, pride, and prejudice - David Puttnam in Hollywood / Charles Kipps
London: Century, 1990, c1989.
Call No: 81PUT KIP Author: Kipps, Charles Place: London Publisher: Century PubDate: 1990, c1989 PhysDes: 336 p. : ill., ports ; 24 cm Subject: PUTTNAM, DAVID Notes: British cinema films. Production. Puttnam, David,. 1941- (BNB/PRECIS); Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1989; Includes index ISBN: 071263911X : ª14.99 LON: bnb71263911; 7103375 More info
personality microfilm collection
Call No: PERSONALITY CLIPPINGS FILE; PERSONALITY MICROFILM COLLECTION PhysDes: Clippings Subject: PUTTNAM, DAVID More info
Screen literacy and cultural morality in the digital era : the 1999 Cinemedia Grierson Lecture, presented by Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, CBE
Australian screen education (Autumn 2000) iss.22 p.72-79 Author: Puttnam, David PhysDes: Article; Illustration(s) Subject: PUTTNAM, DAVID; PERCEPTION; CINEMEDIA Summary: Puttnam delivers the 1999 Cinemedia Grierson Lecture on the topic of screen literacy in the information age. He argues that screen literacy should be an integral part of any education system because information technology can create incoherence, meaninglessness and manipulation. Puttnam also warns that Australia and the United Kingdom must prevent US cultural dominance in the new Information Society. More info