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Callow, Simon 1949-

Overview
Works: 533 works in 1,230 publications in 10 languages and 39,231 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Television adaptations  Poetry  Love stories  Fiction  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Teacher , Host, Translator, Author of introduction, Singer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Miloš Forman ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orson Welles by Simon Callow ( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life and career of the legendary director, discussing the making of "Citizen Kane," his contributions to such films as "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "The Lady from Shanghai," and his efforts in radio comedy, spectacular theater, and newspaper politics
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Shakespeare in love by John Madden ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before
Four weddings and a funeral by Richard Curtis ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy about a young man who meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet again at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disfigured musical genius haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure
No man's land by Danis Tanovič ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the height of the Bosnian War in 1993, a group of Bosnian soldiers are advancing on Serb territory under the cover of a foggy night. At daybreak, the fog lifts, and the Serbs open fire. Soon there is only one Bosnian survivor because he was able to dive into a trench in no man's land. He then watches as two Serbian soldiers use the body of a fallen Bosnian to bait a land mine. He fires on them, killing one, and taking the second hostage. Now both are alone and equally armed, so they are forced to share a wary trust as they try to attract help from either side
Galileo's battle for the heavens ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
Charles Laughton, a difficult actor by Simon Callow ( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The work describes a career spanning fifty films and forty stage roles. Laughton gave us three universally recognised creations: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Henry VIII and Captain Bligh
Ace Ventura, when nature calls ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pet detective Ace Ventura attempts to reconcile two warring tribes as he searches the wilds of Africa for a sacred white bat
Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world by Simon Callow ( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concise portrait of the forefront Victorian novelist by the acclaimed actor and award-winning author of My Life in Pieces draws on his own experiences of portraying his subject on stage and screen to illuminate Dickens' genius and lesser-known status as a celebrity in his own time. - Publishers description
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sane woman is locked up in an asylum by a fraudulent English aristocrat who is afraid she may expose his 'secret.' Escaping while wearing a white gown, she runs into a youthful hero who becomes haunted by his brief meeting with this 'woman in white.'
The twits by Roald Dahl ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The misadventures of the Twits, two terrible old people, who enjoy playing nasty tricks on each other. They are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys
Maurice by James Ivory ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
Arms and the man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One night, a frightened Swiss soldier of fortune climbs into the bedroom of a young Bulgarian girl and soon deflates her romantic notions about love and valor. The bonus play is set in 1796 at an inn where Napoleon rests at the start of his conquest of Italy
The Aeneid by Virgil ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse
Arn the Knight Templar ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a time of brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings, Arn, a skilled swordsman, is sent to war as a Knight Templar as a penance for his sins. Separated from his one true love by a jealous nobleman, Arn must battle a cruel and violent world to survive
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
 
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Alternative Names
Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh 1949-
Languages
English (343)
Bosnian (12)
Croatian (5)
French (5)
Swedish (4)
German (3)
Italian (2)
Serbian (2)
Spanish (1)
Slavic (1)
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