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To be or not to be

Author: Peter Barnes; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : BFI, 2002.
Series: BFI film classics, 67.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In To Be or Not to Be (1942) Ernst Lubitsch brought his legendary comic 'touch' to the most unpromising situation: life in Nazi-occupied Poland. The film brought light and warmth to wartime calamity, but without trivializing reality. A group of ham actors have to abandon a theatre production set in Nazi Germany as Poland is invaded. Instead they bring their dubious talents to the work of resistance, role-playing and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004.
To be or not to be.
London : BFI, 2002
(OCoLC)606818408
Named Person: Ernst Lubitsch; Ernst Lubitsch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Barnes; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0851709192 9780851709192
OCLC Number: 48883031
Description: 79 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Series Title: BFI film classics, 67.
Responsibility: Peter Barnes.

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In "To Be or Not to Be" (1942), Ernest Lubitsch brought his legendary comic touch to the most unpromising situation: life in Nazi-occupied Poland. In this study, Peter Barnes considers what it is to  Read more...

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