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Lindsay Anderson

  • Apr 17, 1923 - Aug 30, 1994 (age 71)
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2007
Never Apologize
MovieMay 25, 2007

Never Apologize

Lindsay Anderson ("This Sporting Life," "O Lucky Man!") was …
Lindsay Anderson ("This Sporting Life," "O Lucky Man!") was an award-winning director, critic, essayist and anarchist. Anderson met future Golden Globe-nominee Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange," "The Book of Eli") when he cast him in his first starring role as the rebellious Mick Travis in the movie "If...." Their working relationship and deep friendship would span several decades, and "Never Apologize" is McDowell's celebration of his friend and mentor, the time they spent working together, and the famous circle of people with whom they were surrounded. Combining McDowell's own memories with pieces written by and about Anderson, and with his often hilarious and moving impressions of Anderson and their circle -- including Bette Davis, John Ford, John Gielgud, Lillian Gish, Richard Harris and Laurence Olivier -- McDowell offers a glimpse of the cultural, social and political climate of the period.
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1994
Lindsay Anderson
PersonalAugust 1994

Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson passed away.
1992
Is That All There Is?
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MovieDec 1, 1992

Is That All There Is?

Award winning director …
Award winning director Lindsay Anderson (If..., O Lucky Man!) subverts the mockumentary genre and presents to the audience a detailed and humored account of what truly means to be Lindsay Anderson in his daily routine, meeting with artists, actors and regular people, discussing what's going on in the world at the time. And, of course, there's plenty of time for him to discuss some of his passions: movies and theatre, remembering of his time as a former film critic and stage director.
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Blame It on the Bellboy
MovieJan 24, 1992

Blame It on the Bellboy

Several strangers converge …
Several strangers converge on a hotel in Venice, Italy, where a bellboy's bad English sets them up to clash against each other in a hilarious case of mistaken identity.
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1991
Prisoner of Honor
MovieNov 2, 1991

Prisoner of Honor

"Prisoner of Honor" documents the French Dreyfus Affair that …
"Prisoner of Honor" documents the French Dreyfus Affair that saw a French Captain sent to Devils' Island for espionage near the end of the nineteenth century. Richard Dreyfuss plays Colonel...
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1989
Glory! Glory!
MovieFeb 19, 1989

Glory! Glory!

A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but …
A radio preacher's operation is controlled by his honest but colorless son. When the preacher is promoted into a media superstar by a savvy huckster, the son is left behind.
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1987
The Whales of August
MovieAug 19, 1987

The Whales of August

Two aged sisters reflect on life and the past during a late …
Two aged sisters reflect on life and the past during a late summer day in Maine.
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1986
Wham! in China: Foreign Skies
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MovieJun 28, 1986

Wham! in China: Foreign Skies

Wham! in China: Foreign …
Wham! in China: Foreign Skies is a 1986 documentary film about the English pop duo Wham! consisting of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. It follows Wham! on their 10-day visit to China during the 1985 world tour. The film is a British venture produced by Big Boys Overseas Limited and CBS Records, with CBS/Fox Video serving as distributor. Directed by Lindsay Anderson and produced by Jazz Summers, Martin Lewis and Simon Napier-Bell. Wham! made history in China by being the first Western pop act to visit the country. Wham! in China: Foreign Skies had its world premiere at the farewell concert held at London’s Wembley Stadium on 28 June 1986.
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American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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Free Cinema
MovieMar 19, 1986

Free Cinema

Survey of the British 'Free Cinema' movement, remarkable for …
Survey of the British 'Free Cinema' movement, remarkable for the narrator's wit and clarity of vision.
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1985
Look Back in Anger
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MovieSep 28, 1985

Look Back in Anger

Jimmy is a self-loathing and frustrated musician who …
Jimmy is a self-loathing and frustrated musician who works at a candy shop. He takes out his rage on his long suffering wife and his business partner and best friend, who lives next door. ...
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1982
Britannia Hospital
MovieMay 27, 1982

Britannia Hospital

Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen …
Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen Elizabeth I, who died in 1603. The visitor is a fictional representation of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
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1981
Chariots of Fire
MovieMar 30, 1981

Chariots of Fire

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the …
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
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1979
The Old Crowd
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MovieJan 27, 1979

The Old Crowd

George and Betty, a middle-class English couple, have just …
George and Betty, a middle-class English couple, have just moved into a big Edwardian house in London and are throwing a party to celebrate. Unfortunately, after ten days none of their ...
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1975
Arena
TV ShowOct 1, 1975

Arena

Arena is a British television documentary series, made …
Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC since 1 October 1975. Voted by TV executives in Broadcast magazine as one of the top 50 most influential programmes of all time, it has produced over six hundred episodes directed by, among others, Frederick Baker, Jana Boková, Jonathan Demme, Nigel Finch, Mary Harron, Vikram Jayanti, Vivian Kubrick, Paul Lee, Adam Low, Bernard MacMahon, James Marsh, Leslie Megahey, Volker Schlondorff, Martin Scorsese, Julian Temple, Anthony Wall, Leslie Woodhead, and Alan Yentob.
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In Celebration
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MovieMar 17, 1975

In Celebration

In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to …
In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.
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1973
The Singing Lesson
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MovieJun 7, 1973

The Singing Lesson

A short black and white documentary where …
A short black and white documentary where Professor Sempolinski works with students on how to sing and dance.
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O Lucky Man!
MovieMay 3, 1973

O Lucky Man!

Follows the literal and associated life journey of middle class …
Follows the literal and associated life journey of middle class Brit Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell), representing the "everyman", as he tries to make his mark in his so far young life. He is able to make great strides in his traditional view of success by being what those in authority want him to be. As such, he achieves in a few weeks what it usually take years for others, namely having his own sales territory, the northeast and ultimately Scotland, for Imperial Coffee. He is also able to garner a plethora of fringe benefits from this job, including women throwing themselves at his feet. But he will ultimately face a struggle in class and authority warfare, which culminates with his encounter with the Burgess family, wealthy industrialist Sir James Burgess (Sir Ralph Richardson) and his daughter Patricia (Dame Helen Mirren), who Mick wants to marry, the former who is contemplating investing in the shady dealings in Zingara. Mick will also find that the class struggle not only applies in his case in an upward direction, but also in a downward direction with the working class and the truly down and out. Through it all, Alan Price and his small combo act as a Greek chorus of sorts providing commentary of Mick's travails through song.
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1971
Nomination1971

Best Direction of a Play

Nominated for "Home".
Tony Award
1969
Best Direction
Nomination1969

Best Direction

Nominated for "If....".
BAFTA Award
1968
If....
MovieDec 19, 1968

If....

In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis …
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.
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Inadmissible Evidence
MovieJun 23, 1968

Inadmissible Evidence

A lawyer's agonizing journey …
A lawyer's agonizing journey to the breaking point of his private and professional lives as he becomes more and more alienated from everyone connected with him.
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Nomination1968

Best Direction

Nominated for "if....".
BAFTA Award
1967
The White Bus
MovieDec 1, 1967

The White Bus

An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, …
An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England, on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity.
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Omnibus
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TV ShowOct 13, 1967

Omnibus

Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, …
Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC 1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the arts-based series Monitor. It ran from 1967 until 2003, usually being transmitted on Sunday evenings. During its 35-year history, the programme won 12 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
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1965
Play of the Month
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TV ShowOct 19, 1965

Play of the Month

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, …
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays (or adaptations) which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.
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1964
Best British Film
Nomination1964

Best British Film

Nominated for "This Sporting Life".
BAFTA Award
Best Film
Nomination1964

Best Film

Nominated for "This Sporting Life".
BAFTA Award
1963
This Sporting Life
MovieFeb 7, 1963

This Sporting Life

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the …
Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.
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1959
March to Aldermaston
MovieFeb 1, 1959

March to Aldermaston

March to Aldermaston released.
1957
Every Day Except Christmas
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MovieMay 1, 1957

Every Day Except Christmas

A day in the working class …
A day in the working class market at Covent Garden in London, where fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers are sold.
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Wakefield Express
MovieMay 1, 1957

Wakefield Express

Documentary about the production of a small town weekly …
Documentary about the production of a small town weekly newspaper from reporting to printing
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1956
The Pleasure Garden
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MovieNov 9, 1956

The Pleasure Garden

People quietly or campily pass the time in an overgrown garden …
People quietly or campily pass the time in an overgrown garden full of statues, while a puritanical, funereal gentleman posts bills prohibiting all leisure activities.
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O Dreamland
MovieFeb 1, 1956

O Dreamland

Documentary on a famous amusement park, showing …
Documentary on a famous amusement park, showing the irony of its manufactured fun.
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1954
Thursday's Children
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MovieMay 1, 1954

Thursday's Children

Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of …
Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are shown painstakingly learning what words are through exercises and games, practicing lip-reading and finally speech. Richard Burton's calm and sometimes-poetic narration adds to the heartwarming cheerfulness and courage of the children.
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1948
Meet the Pioneers
MovieJun 1, 1948

Meet the Pioneers

Lindsay Anderson's first film is is a rather upbeat look at the …
Lindsay Anderson's first film is is a rather upbeat look at the then current techniques used in British coal extraction.
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1923
Lindsay Anderson
BirthApril 1923

Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson was born.
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