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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.
In Alexander Korda's magnificent if not historically unimpeachable film Rembrandt (1937), starring Charles Laughton, two of Bertos's actual bronze groups have walk-on parts.
His most famous character, the 'dim, dull and honest', walrus-moustached Tommy, 'Old Bill' Busby, was created in 1915 and later appeared in books, plays, musicals and films (including one by Alexander Korda featuring John Mills as 'Young Bill').
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).
His extensive output included one of the most celebrated British film scores, for Alexander Korda's science-fiction epic Things to Come (1934).
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.
Here I was at the age of 14, reading Alexander Korda's book on power that I got out of my parents' issue of Reader's Digest in Shawinigan Falls." In hindsight, he had unerring ability to move to the right place at the right time.
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.