Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2011

232 Pages | 17 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719063558

Bookseller Code (06)


Roy Ward Baker

Geoff Mayer

Published by Manchester University Press

British Film Makers MUP

  • Traces the career of Roy Ward Baker, one of the great survivors of the British film and television industry, which spanned almost six decades from the 1930s to the 1990s Charts the highs and lows of Baker's career, demonstrating how they parallel the changes in the British film industry between the 1930s and the 1970s
  • Provides an industrial and aesthetic context in which to understand the interrelationship between a skilled classical director and the transformation of the British film industry in the 1950s
  • ddresses Baker's film career, including a stint at Twentieth Century Fox, his directing of Marilyn Monroe's breakthrough film, Don't Bother to Knock, and the most critically successful version of the Titanic disaster, A Night to Remember
  • Baker also had a career in television, and directed such well-known series as 'The Avengers', 'The Saint' and 'Minder', reemerging as a key science fiction and horror director for Hammer and Amicus

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