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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 ...
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Blame It on the Bellboy
MovieJan 24, 1992

Blame It on the Bellboy

Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), …
Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic mix-ups by the staff mean each of the trio get wrong instructions for the next day. So Horton meets up with puzzled estate agent Caroline to see what she's offering, Orton attempts to make a gang of hoods an offer they can't refuse on their villa, while Lawton sets off to rub out a lonely-hearts lady from Huddersfield.
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1991
Prisoner of Honor
MovieNov 2, 1991

Prisoner of Honor

Prisoner of Honor is a 1991 British made-for-television drama …
Prisoner of Honor is a 1991 British made-for-television drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Oliver Reed and Peter Firth. It was made by Warner Bros. Television and distributed by HBO, and centers on the famous Dreyfus Affair. Richard Dreyfuss co-produced the film with Judith James, from a screenplay by Ron Hutchinson.
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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
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow
MovieSep 30, 1987

Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow

Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to …
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow is a 3-part television documentary series made in 1987, charting the life and career of Buster Keaton. The series was written and produced by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill for Thames Television and narrated by Lindsay Anderson. It was one of three such series produced as follow-ups to Brownlow and Gill's epic documentary series Hollywood (1980), falling between Unknown Chaplin (1983) and Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989).
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The Whales of August
MovieAug 19, 1987

The Whales of August

Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no …
Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've summered for 50 years. Libby is blind, contrary, and seemingly getting ready to die. Sarah is attentive to her sister, worried about continuing to care for her, and half interested in an old Russian aristocrat who fishes from their shore. It's the eve of Sarah's 46th wedding anniversary. The Russian offers some fish he's caught, Sarah invites him to dinner, and Libby gets her back up. Sarah wonders if it isn't time to sell the place and find a home for Libby. What alternatives do old people have?
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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

Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is a reporter who is about to …
Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth I is to visit the hospital to inaugurate a new wing, where advanced (and sinister) scientific experiments led by Professor Millar (Graham Crowden) will take place. Everybody in the hospital, from the cooks who refuse to cook, to the painters who couldn't care less to get their job done, to an African cannibalistic dictator (à la Idi Amin Dada Oumee) who demonstrators want expelled from the hospital and tried, will contribute to making Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth I's visit (and Mick Travis' life) a true nightmare.
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1981
Chariots of Fire
MovieMar 30, 1981

Chariots of Fire

It's the post-World War I era. Britons Harold Abrahams …
It's the post-World War I era. Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, but approach running and how it fits into their respective lives differently. The son of a Lithuanian Jew, Harold, who lives a somewhat privileged life as a student at Cambridge, uses being the fastest to overcome what he sees as the obstacles he faces in life as a Jew despite that privilege. In his words to paraphrase an old adage, he is often invited to the trough, but isn't allowed to drink. His running prowess does earn him the respect of his classmates, especially his running teammates, and to some extent the school administration, if only he maintains what they consider proper gentlemanly decorum, which isn't always the case in their minds. Born in China, the son of Christian missionaries, Eric, a Scot, is a devout member of the Church of Scotland who eventually wants to return to that missionary work. He sees running as a win-win in that the notoriety of being fast gives him an added outlet to spread the word of God, while he sees his speed as being a gift from God, and he wants to run to honor God and that gift. This view does not sit well with his sister, Jennie Liddell, who sees his running as only taking away time from his work to God. Harold and Eric's lives do intersect in national races, but it is the one hundred meter track event at the 1924 Paris Olympics which the two men and their supporters most anticipate. Beyond the fact that Americans Charles Paddock and Jackson Scholz are favored in the event, the much anticipated head to head between Harold and Eric may be further shadowed by other issues, especially as it affects Eric's Christian beliefs.
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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!

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the …
This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
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1971
Nomination1971

Best Direction of a Play

Nominated for "Home".
Tony Award
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....

Mick Travis is in his final year at a posh English public school …
Mick Travis is in his final year at a posh English public school and hates every minute of it. Everyone at the school is bullied - younger students are bullied by older students and the teaching staff bully all of them. Mick hates it - the outdated traditions, the beatings from the teachers, the silliness of the games they are forced to play. When the opportunity arises, MIck and his friends have a surprise for parents and other guests.
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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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Best Direction
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 BBC1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the long-running 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 Film
Nomination1964

Best Film

Nominated for "This Sporting Life".
BAFTA Award
Outstanding British Film
Nomination1964

Outstanding British Film

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

This Sporting Life

The Sporting Life is a 1963 sports drama. Richard Harris and …
The Sporting Life is a 1963 sports drama. Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts star and Lindsay Anderson directed the movie. Harris won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.The story centers on a rugby player named Frank Machin who is more successful in his sporting life than in his romantic life. Machin is a young coal miner from Yorkshire. He has a aggressive and bitter outlook on life. A local rugby manager is attracted by Machin’s aggressive personality and thinks that he can turn Machin into a rugby player. Machin proves to be brutal and successful on the rugby field. This is a gritty and realistic working class drama, Harris is perfect as the bitter and socially inept Machin.
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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 ...
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1948
Meet the Pioneers
MovieJun 1, 1948

Meet the Pioneers

Lindsay Anderson's first feature, a documentary about the origin …
Lindsay Anderson's first feature, a documentary about the origin and processes of the Richard Sutcliffe Limited underground-conveyor company.
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1923
Lindsay Anderson
BirthApril 1923

Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson was born.
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