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Lindsay Gordon Anderson (April 17, 1923 - August 30, 1994), was a Scottish film critic, and a film, theatre and documentary director. The son of a British Army officer, he was born in Bangalore, South India, and educated at Cheltenham College and Wadham College, Oxford. is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... The geographical south of India includes all Indian territory below the 20th parallel. ... Cheltenham College is a famous English co-educational independent school in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. ... Wadham College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...



Before going into film-making, Anderson was a prominent film critic writing for the influential Sequence magazine (1947-52), which he co-founded with Gavin Lambert and Karel Reisz; later writing for the British Film Institute's journal Sight and Sound and the left-wing political weekly the New Statesman. In one of his early and most well-known polemical pieces, Stand Up, Stand Up, he outlined his theories of what British cinema should become. For other senses of this word, see sequence (disambiguation). ... Gavin Lambert Gavin Lambert (born July 23, 1924 - died July 17, 2005) was a British-born screenwriter, novelist and biographer who lived for part of his life in Hollywood. ... Karel Reisz (born 1926, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, died London, United Kingdom, 2002) was a Jewish refugee who became one of the most important film-makers in post war Britain. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... Sight and Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ... The New Statesman is a left-of-centre political weekly published in London. ...

Anderson developed an acquaintance from 1950 with John Ford, which led to his writing what has come to be regarded as one of the standard books on that director, About John Ford (1983). As seen in his writings, another major influence was Humphrey Jennings, the great wartime documentary film maker. For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... Humphrey Jennings, (August 19, 1907 Walberswick, Suffolk - September 24, 1950 Greece), was a British film-maker and one of the founders of the Mass Observation organization. ...

Following a series of screenings which he organized at the National Film Theatre of independently-produced short films by himself, Karel Reisz and others, he developed a philosophy of cinema which found expression in what became known as the Free Cinema Movement in Britain by the late-1950s. This was the belief that the cinema must break away from its class-bound attitudes and that the working classes ought to be seen on Britain's screens. The used book sale in front of the National Film Theatre The National Film Theatre is located on the South Bank of the river Thames in London. ... Free Cinema was a documentary film movement that emerged in England in the 1950s. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ...

Along with Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson, and others he secured funding from a variety of sources (including Ford of Britain) and they each made a series of socially challenging short documentaries on a variety of subjects. Tony Richardson (June 5, 1928 - November 14, 1991) was a British theatre and film director and producer. ... 1933 Ford Model Y 1953 Ford Anglia E494A 1960 Ford Anglia 100E Ford Zephyr Six 1966 Ford Anglia 105E in Wales 1966 Ford Cortina Mk I in GT trim, with Lotus Cortina-like side stripe 1967 Ford Anglia 105E 1936 Fordson trucks ad Ford of Britain Limited was the manufacturing...

These films, made in the tradition of British documentaries in the 1930s by such men as John Grierson, foreshadowed much of the social realism of British cinema which emerged in the 1960s with Anderson's own film This Sporting Life, Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and Richardson's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. John Grierson (April 26, 1898 - February 19, 1972) is often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film. ... This Sporting Life is also a radio program in Australia. ... Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a British novel by Alan Sillitoe (his second, in 1958), a film starring Albert Finney, directed by Karel Reisz, adapted from the novel by its author, and later, in 1964, a success as a stage play, adapted by David Brett for the Nottingham Playhouse... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...

One of Anderson's early short films, Thursday's Child, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 1954. Anderson reconnected with his roots as a documentary maker in 1985 when he was invited by producer Martin Lewis to chronicle the first-ever visit to China by Western pop artists Wham! resulting in Anderson's film Foreign Skies: Wham! In China.[1] Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Martin Lewis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Anderson is best remembered internationally for his "Mick Travis" trilogy of feature films, all of which star Malcolm McDowell as Travis: If...., O Lucky Man! and Britannia Hospital. Malcolm McDowell (born June 13, 1943) is an English actor probably best known for his portrayal of Alex in A Clockwork Orange. ... For other uses, see If. ... O Lucky Man! (1973) is a surreal British film directed by Lindsay Anderson. ... Britannia Hospital is a cult film by British director Lindsay Anderson, released in 1982. ...

Anderson was also a significant British theatre director. He was long associated with London's Royal Court Theatre, where he was Co-Artistic Director 1969-70, and Associate Artistic Director 1971-75, directing premiere productions of plays by David Storey, among others. The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ... David Malcolm Storey (born 13 July 1933) is an English playwright, screenwriter and award winning novelist. ...

Every year, International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam IDFA gives an acclaimed filmmaker the chance to screen his or her personal Top 10 favorite films. In 2007, Iranian filmmaker Maziar Bahari selected O Dreamland and Everyday Except Christmas for his top ten classics from the history of documentary.[3] Maziar Bahari (born 1967 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian journalist and film maker. ...

Theatre productions

All Royal Court, London, unless otherwise indicated:

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  • 25 Years of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court, Richard Findlater (ed) Amber Lane Press 1981. ISBN 090639922X
  • Curtain Times: The New York Theater 1965-67, Otis L Guernsey Jr, Applause 1987 ISBN 0936839236
  • Theatre Record and Theatre Record indexes
  • Who’s Who in the Theatre (various editions) for both Lindsay Anderson’s CV and the Playbill listings

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This Sporting Life is also a radio program in Australia. ... The White Bus is a 1967 film by British director Lindsay Anderson. ... For other uses, see If. ... O Lucky Man! (1973) is a surreal British film directed by Lindsay Anderson. ... Britannia Hospital is a cult film by British director Lindsay Anderson, released in 1982. ... The Whales of August is a 1987 film starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. ...

Documentary and TV

  • Meet the Pioneers (1948)
  • Idlers that Work (1949)
  • Three Installations (1951)
  • Wakefield Express (1952)
  • Thursday's Children (1953)
  • O Dreamland (1953)
  • Truck Conveyor (1954)
  • Foot and Mouth (1955)
  • A Hundred Thousand Children (1955)
  • The Children Upstairs (1955)
  • Green and Pleasant Land (1955)
  • Henry (1955)
  • £20 a Ton (1955)
  • Energy First (1955)
  • Every Day Except Christmas (1957)
  • March to Aldermaston (1959)
  • The Singing Lesson (1967)
  • The Old Crowd, screenplay by Alan Bennett (LWT, 1979)
  • Foreign Skies: Wham! In China (1985)
  • Glory! Glory! (1989)
  • Is That All There Is? (Autobiographical film for BBC, 1993) See also Jill Bennett.

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  • About John Ford (1983) ISBN 0-85965-014-6
  • The Diaries of Lindsay Anderson ed. Paul Sutton (2004) ISBN 0-413-77397-3
  • Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson (2004) ISBN 0-85965-317-X
  • SEE ALSO: Lindsay Anderson Bibliography (via UC Berkeley)

External links

  • The Lindsay Anderson Memorial Foundation
  • Watch O Dreamland on FourDocs
  • The BFI's "screenonline" on Free Cinema
  • The BFI's "screenonline" for Lindsay Anderson
  • The Lindsay Anderson Archive at Stirling University, Scotland

  Results from FactBites:
Lindsay Anderson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (193 words)
Anderson's earliest films were non-fiction documentary shorts; his film Thursday's Child won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 1954.
Anderson was also a prominent film critic, associated with Sequence magazine (1947-52) and later Sight and Sound.
Anderson developed an acquaintance with John Ford, which led to him writing one of the standard books on that director.
BBC - h2g2 - Lindsay Anderson - Director - A648344 (2431 words)
Lindsay Anderson was born in India on 17 April, 1923, in Bangalore, and came from what he has described as 'an impeccable upper middle class background'.
Lindsay Anderson is best known for the above trilogy, but he would also peruse other projects, such as directing TV commercials and directing theatre productions, many starring his close friend and earlier protégéMalcolm McDowell.
Lindsay Anderson was also an accomplished actor, most notably taking such roles as Master of Caius in Chariots of Fire, and enjoying success in his own film Is that All there Is? as himself.
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