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Clarke, Alan 1935-1990

Overview
Works: 38 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 983 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Biography  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Interviews  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Editor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Alan Clarke, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Alan Clarke
 
Most widely held works by Alan Clarke
The Edwardians ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Scum by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a bus driving through the desolate countryside, young juvenile offender Carlin (Winstone) awaits his fate along with two other young boys transferring to a remote prison for boys. Upon arrival he finds a brutal authoritarian system completely uninterested in reforming any of the young charges; equally treacherous is the inmate hierarchy which he must learn to navigate. Carlin quickly ascends to the role of 'Daddy' or top dog, but not at a small price. Unfortunately others are not so savvy and fall afoul of the social system, leading to beatings, a brutal rape, a bloody suicide, and a vicious climactic revolt. This film was director Clarke's indictment of the British juvenile system and was subsequently banned by the BBC which had produced it
Made in Britain by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trevor is a violent, racist skinhead who refuses to cooperate with any attempts by the courts or social workers to rehabilitate him. He is a bright boy who sees himself as the victim of authoritarianism and believes he can beat the system with belligerence and defiance. His forthright but confused sense of pride in his white heritage is a personification of the dark underbelly of 1980s Britain. Intelligent and articulate, Trevor is smart enough to understand the trap of crime, prison, and poverty he's walking into but too angry to care. Obnoxious though Trevor undoubtedly is, behind his aggressive fac╠žade are glimpses of a desperate individual, and it becomes hard not to pity him
The firm ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firm: Clive 'Bex' Bissel, estate agent, father and husband, is an average guy, who just happens to be the head of a violent gang of soccer hooligans. As leader of the Intercity Crew, Bex wants to merge his 'firm' with two rival gangs in anticipation of a huge multi-country brawl at the 1988 European Championships. He nominates himself as the leader of a national organization, but his counterparts, Yeti and Oboe refuse to comply, believing that only one firm should be allowed to represent England in Munich. The "soccer hooligan" phenomenon--wherein ordinary people lead side lives dominated by acts of violence and rage--can, if unchecked, escalate out of control and destroy those lives
The Alan Clarke collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five films and made-for-TV movies by director Alan Clarke, and a postumous documentary
Rita, Sue and Bob too by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Triangle comedy set in Yorkshire
Elephant. (Suivi de) Elephant : film homonyme by Gus Van Sant ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Firm Elephant by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firm: Bex Bissell (Oldman) is the head of a football firm (group of fans) who proposes a union with two other local firms, positing himself as the leader. A family man earning a decent living as an estate agent, he devotes his spare time to the sport and his fellow hooligans; when his proposal falls on deaf ears, his baser tendencies rise to the surface against his better judgment
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Alan Clarke by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Tales out of school four films ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Featuring early roles for Tim Roth and Jim Broadbent, the films form a scathing portrait of British society in the early 1980s, focusing in particular on the polarisation of attitudes towards the role and methods of education in an increasingly fragmented society. Without overtly offering solutions, Leland's films depict - often with unnerving acuity and foresight - the experience of individuals within systems that have become inadequate in dealing with the fallout of social breakdown. Of the four films presented here, Made in Britain, directed by the celebrated Alan Clarke, inevitably aroused the strongest controversy, with Tim Roth's astonishing portrayal of a nihilistic, racist teenage skinhead captured by Chris Menges' innovative cinematography"--Original box
Director Alan Clarke ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Posthumous documentary which explores the legacy of British motion picture director and writer Alan Clarke, through interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
Road ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An adaptation of Jim Cartwright's stage play directed by Alan Clarke, Road portrays life in the downtrodden industrial north of England through four young people who try to escape their lives for a night. In spite of their desperate economic straits and psychological distress, Road offers a glimmer of hope that they can rise above the harsh realities of Thatcher-era England."
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Rita, Sue And Bob Too by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the North of England, teenage girls Sue (Michelle Holmes) and Rita (Siobhan Finneran) earn themselves some extra pennies babysitting for middle-class suburban couple Bob (George Costigan) and Michelle (Lesley Sharp). Bob offers to drive the girls home, but instead takes them over to the moors, where he proposes a menage a trois. All three enjoy the experience so much that they begin to repeat it on a regular basis, but complications soon ensue
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Scum by Alan Clarke ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (106)
German (4)
French (1)
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