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British filmmaker (born in Hungary) (1893-1956)

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The next Alexander Korda film starring Charles Laughton was the 1936 film Rembrandt, which also starred all the Livesey acting family: Sam and his three sons.
This fascinating book describes prewar life in Budapest and the incredible achievements of nine of the extraordinary men it produced: Leo Szilard, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner, scientists who were instrumental in producing the atomic bomb for the US; John von Neuman, whose work led to the computer; Arthur Koestler, author of Darkness at Noon; photographers Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz; and filmmakers Alexander Korda (The Third Man) and Michael Curtiz (Casablanca).
It's a great year for home-grown cinema, with the Outstanding British Film category packed with great movies, any one of which could win the Alexander Korda Award.
Scientists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann and Edward Teller helped steer the Manhattan Project during World War II; Andre Kertesz and Robert Capa are icons in the history of photography; filmmaker Michael Curtiz directed the immortal Casablanca, while Alexander Korda produced The Third Man and other landmark films.
They include writers Kornei Chukovsky and Andrei Bely, Gorky's common-law wife and actress Mariia Fyodorovna Andreeva, Gorky's secretary Pyotr Petrovich Kryuchkov, Nobel Prize-winner Boris Pasternak and his companion Olga Ilinskaya, producers Arthur Rank and Alexander Korda, president of the provisional government Alexander Kerensky, and others.
Acclaimed animator Nick Park kept the flag flying by winning The Alexander Korda award for The Outstanding British Film Of The Year for Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.
Described by the Hollywood Reporter as a personal journey through British cinema, the documentary will look at the films that have influenced Scorsese, particularly the works of directors DAVID LEAN and ALEXANDER KORDA.
The roll call of emigres who were able to leave Germany, Austria and Hungary after the Nazis came to power reads like a Who's Who of large sections of modem Anglo-American life: Sir Ernst Gombrich, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, Arthur Koestler, Lord Weidenfeld, Sir Karl Popper, Sir Alexander Korda, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Stefan Zweig, Schoenberg, Hindemith, Bartok, Milhaud, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht and many others.
Of course, this filmic imitation of an artist's work is a tempting ploy - Jarman did it in Caravaggio (1986), Vincente Minnelli in Lust for Life (1956), and Alexander Korda in Rembrandt (1936) (perhaps, in sheer visual terms, the most underrated of artist biopics).
Alexander Korda has long held the option on this book, but has released it.
His first feature, "SHALLOW GRAVE," earned Boyle the BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film, as well as a host of other accolades, including Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Empire Award for Best Director and Best British Film, and the London Critic's Circle Film Award for Best British Newcomer.
1 Film producer Sir Alexander Korda died 2 In Britain the cost of petrol rose to 1s 5d a gallon 3 Sebastian Coe was born 4 The Olympic Games took place in Melbourne wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
1956: Hungarian-born British film producer and director Sir Alexander Korda died aged 62.
Film maker Alexander Korda took him up here, and Sanders of the River, King Solomon's Mines and The Ghost Goes West was the result.
He didn't stay long in the job as he was desperate to get into film production - which he did with a vengeance as Sir Alexander Korda (1893-1956).