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Mackendrick, Alexander 1912-1993

Overview
Works: 129 works in 441 publications in 6 languages and 5,174 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Alexander Mackendrick
Sweet smell of success by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A not-so-musically-inclined band of outlaws pose as a group of amateur musicians, while secretly plotting a major heist. But the sweet landlady, who rents them their "digs," proves to be too much for these cutthroats. They decide to get rid of her ... a task they find easier said than done
On film-making : an introduction to the craft of the director by Alexander Mackendrick ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school directors. Mackendrick directed classic Ealing comedies plus a Hollywood masterpiece, Sweet Smell of Success. But after retiring from film-making in 1969, he spent nearly 25 years teaching his craft at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Mackendrick produced hundreds of pages of handouts and sketches, designed to guide his students to a finer understanding of how to write a story, and then use those devices peculiar to cinema in order to tell that story as effectively as possible. Gathered and edited in this collection, his teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make great films, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspiring filmmaker. --From publisher description
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fabric that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fabric will destroy their industry, they try to supress it. Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures
Whisky galore! by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an English ship carrying 50,000 cases of whiskey wrecks off the coast of a tiny Scottish island that has ran out of "the water of life", Captain Waggett vows to defend the vessel against any looting efforts
A high wind in Jamaica ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerned that their children aren't growing up as "civilized" as they would in their native England, a couple decides to leave Jamaica and return home with their family. However, when they inadvertently find their way onto a pirate ship, the children befriend, outwit and even frighten their shipmates
The Maggie by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wily Scottish ship captain cons a rich American into letting his coal burning scow "The Maggie" carry a valuable load of furniture to a Scottish island. The American soon realizes he's been conned, but can he stop the captain from ripping him off?
Alec Guinness 5-film collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kind hearts and coronets: Following his mother's death, an Edwardian gentleman plots to avenge her by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family
Ealing Studios comedy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This exclusive collection brings together five of Ealing Studios' greatest comedies. Each classic film has been newly remastered from pristine vault materials, many available for the first time ever in America
Alec Guinness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sidney Stratton is an eccentric chemist who one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty. However, when mill owners realize his invention will destroy their industry, Sidney suddenly becomes the most hunted man in the nation
Alec Guinness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Marcus is the mastermind of a vicious bank robbers. The gang rents a room from an elderly widow who appears harmless, but when she begins to meddle in their 'perfect crime', they realize she may pose the biggest threat of all
Don't make waves ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this satire of Southern California beach life, an East Coast tourist is stranded in Malibu after his sportscar is wrecked by a reckless resident, and he becomes involved in various romantic entanglements
Whiskey galore by Alexander Mackendrick ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This robust, nimble comedy chronicles the effects of 50,000 cases of spirits on a tiny little island, and deftly satirizes the character of its thrifty, God-fearing population. The tale develops into a battle of wits between the canny Scots and the customs inspector
La fabrique du cinéma : introduction au métier de réalisateur by Alexander Mackendrick ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Après avoir notamment réalisé L'Homme au complet blanc (1951), Tueurs de dames (1955), Le Grand Chantage (1957), ou bien encore Les Canons de Navarone (1961), A. Mackendrick devient professeur au prestigieux California Institute of the Arts. Notes, entretiens, carnets et dessins datant de cette seconde carrière sont ici rassemblés et livrent la vision personnelle du cinéaste sur le 7e Art
Mandy ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"London, the early 1950s. Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family itself is in danger of breaking up. Christine (Phyllis Calvert), Mandy's mother has heard of a residential school for the oral education of the deaf, where the children are taught to lip-read and, through the identification of objects, to speak, but her husband Harry (Terence Morgan) wishes to have her home-schooled. Their disagreement over the child's education results in bitter quarrels until Christine decides to leave him, taking Mandy with her. Mandy finally enters the school, run by a dynamic and gifted teacher, Searle (Jack Hawkins)."--Container
El quinteto de la muerte The ladykillers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En una casa aislada y próxima a las vías del tren vive la señora Wilberforce, una venerable anciana que alquila dos habitaciones al misterioso profesor Marcus y a los cuatro miembros de su siniestra banda de música
On film-making by Alexander Mackendrick ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school directors. Mackendrick directed classic Ealing comedies plus a Hollywood masterpiece, Sweet Smell of Success. But after retiring from film-making in 1969, he spent nearly 25 years teaching his craft at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Mackendrick produced hundreds of pages of handouts and sketches, designed to guide his students to a finer understanding of how to write a story, and then use those devices peculiar to cinema in order to tell that story as effectively as possible. Gathered and edited in this collection, his teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make great films, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspiring filmmaker." --From publisher description
Saraband for dead lovers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 17th century Hanover, this film tells the story of the tragic love affair between Sophie Dorothea, wife of George I of England, and Count Konigsmark, a Swedish soldier. Events take place in a climate of political intrigue leading up to George I's succession to the English throne
The Sir Alec Guinness Ealing Comedy collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the following movies: The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick's last Ealing comedy), Kind hearts and coronets (black comedy at its best), The man in the white suit (the most satirical of Elaing's comedies) and The Lavender Hill Mob (one of the most affectionately remembered Ealing comedies)
The Lavender Hill mob. The man in the white suit ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1951 and 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents two classic films starring Alec Guinness, both from 1951 and both made by Ealing Studios. The gallery of unique characters created by Guinness in these two satires made him an international movie star
 
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Mac Kendrick Alexander 1912-1993
MacKendrick, Alexander 1912-1993
Mackendrick, Sandy, 1912-1993
Mc Kendrick Alexander 1912-1993
McKendrick Alexander 1912-1993
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