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eBook Alistair Cooke at the Movies download ISBN: 0141036060
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, UK (January 27, 2011)
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Alistair Cooke at the Movies selects the most sparkling

Alistair Cooke at the Movies selects the most sparkling. This is a fascinating new collection for Cooke's devoted readers and listeners, and for anyone interested in the 20th century parade of American and European films.

Alistair Cooke's passion for films is beautifully caught in this collection of his criticism, says Philip French

Alistair Cooke's passion for films is beautifully caught in this collection of his criticism, says Philip French. After the Observer pieces Cooke got his first proper job in 1934 as film critic at the BBC, where we can see him develop his intimate radio style while revealing that deep affection for Americana that was to take him back there for good. Of Warner Brothers' patriotic Here Comes the Navy, he says: "From the first blast of the navy's football song, through the racy, impudent dialogue, to the no-nonsense heroism at the end, it is gloriously and commendably American.

Alistair Cooke enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. Born in Manchester in 1908 and educated at the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was the Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and for the BBC. He was best known for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004

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Long before Alistair Cooke became known fo. He began writing about cinema as a Cambridge undergraduate and continued to report on film when he went to live in New York, never losing his passion for the movies. This vivid and fascinating new collection brings together the very best of Cooke's.

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Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-born American writer whose work as a journalist, television personality and radio broadcaster was done primarily in the United States. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and America: A Personal History of the United States, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992.

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The British master of American culture goes to the movies. Insightful.
For those of us who enjoyed Alistair Cooke on Masterpiece Theatre, this is a real walk down memory lane. It's nice to reacquaint ourselves with this gentleman but it is also a pleasure to see him in the early stages of his career.
He was a fan and when he reviewed or interviewed, his love of film oozes forth. He had a series of assignments from a number of media on both sides of the pond and this collection gives some insight into the presenter that he became.
He loved Chaplin and Hepburn. He was not too sure of Hitchcock and was not an afficianado of screwball comedies. But whether he liked or disliked what he reviewed, he was never mean spirited and always had an appreciation for the impact on the audience.
Perhaps, some of the most jaw-dropping comments came when he did a piece about the advent of videotape. He thought the entrance of Beta and VHS would take a large bite out of network television. He even surmised where it might lead. Considering he wrote the piece in the 1970's. one wonders if he had a crystal ball. While he did not, could not, have imagined streaming, he was correct about the revolutionary impact of taking movies and putting them in the living room. He would probably be the biggest fan of on-demand and streaming, not because he would have begrudged the old order its income but because, as a fan, having movies at his fingertips would have been the ultimate pleasure.
Interesting, and I do like Alistair Cooke, but the book is only a story of Mr. Cooke's early days as a movie critique. It might be a book about any well-known person who at one time critiqued movies.