Richard Attenborough







        Cry Freedom
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        Variety Movie Guide 1994
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          Hardcover: 128 pages
          Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd; 1st Edition edition (26 Nov 1987)
          Language: English
          ISBN-10: 0370311612
          ISBN-13: 978-0370311616
          Product Dimensions: 31.6 x 24.6 x 2.6 cm


        ABOUT THE AUTHOR (INSIDE FLAP):

        Sir Richard Attenborough, CBE, an actor worked on both stage and screen from the early 1940s, became an independent film maker in 1959. Shortly afterwards, he embarked on what was to become a twenty year quest to direct and produce Gandhi, his triumphant film about the Mahatma, which won eight American and five British Academy Awards in 1983. In the interim, he had directed Oh! What a lovely War, Young Winston, A Bridge Too Far, and Magic. More recently, he directed the internationally successful film musical, A Chorus Line.

        Attenborough, who was born in Cambridge in 1923, is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize and was awarded the Padma Bhusan in India before being installed as Commandeurdes Arts et des Lettres in France. In 1987 he was designated a international ambassador for UNICEF. His numerous appointments include the vice presidency of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the chairmanship of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Capital Radio, Channel 4 Television, the British Film Institute and the British Screen Advisory Council.


        PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (INSIDE FLAP):

        Cry Freedom, produced and directed by Richard Attenborough, is another epic film with all the sweep and scope of Gandhi. The beautiful but turbulent backdrop to this suspenseful drama, based on a true story, is South Africa.

        There, during the 1970s, one of the modern world's most extraordinary friendships was forged. Steve Biko was young, black and such a charismatic a ctivist that the authorities had declared him a Banned Person. Donald Woods, white, affluent and liberal, was editor of an influential newspaper. Cry Freedom is their story of a land and all her people, rich in in everything except common humanity.

        Richard Attenborough had sought an anti-apartheid subject that would appeal to world cinema audience for even longer than he'd striven to bring Gandhi to the screen. Then, returning in triumph from the 1983 Academy Awards, he found himself embroiled in a public feud with the South African government, caused by hi refusal to attend segregated premieres. it was in this context that he received a proposal for a new film based on two books Donald Woods published in exile.

        Before making a firm commitment Attenborough felt in all fairness he ought to visit South Africa and attempt to see what was happening for himself. This journey brought him into contact with many people, black and white alike. Throughout there was a creeping sense of being watched until, finally, he was filmed visiting Winnie Mandana and denounced on state television as planning - by means of a film - to incite protest and strikes in the townships. Attenborough left South Africa persona non grata and convinced he must make Cry Freedom his next project.

        Two years later you chose to make the film on location in Zimbabwe, where this newly independent nation, defiantly existing by jowl witht he apartheid state, proved to him that the black majority rule - so dreaded by the Afrikaners - can triumphantly succeed.

        CONDITION

        Collectible - Acceptable. Dustjacket has significant wear, tear back cover top right corner. Book itself is in what i would say 'good' condition. (see scans). Signed and dated in black pen the inside page by Sir Richard Attenborough.

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        (Condition: Collectible - Acceptable. Dustjacket has significant wear, tear back cover top right corner. Book itself is in what i would say 'good' condition. (see scans). Signed and dated in black pen the inside page by Sir Richard Attenborough. (March 2013: 1 in stock)

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