Author Spotlight

Neil Sinyard

Neil Sinyard is emeritus professor of film studies at the University of Hull in the UK. He has published twenty-five books on the cinema, including studies of such directors as Billy Wilder, William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Richard Lester, and Jack Clayton. He has also contributed to the Criterion releases of Ace in the Hole and This Sporting Life, among others. He is currently finishing a book on the films of George Stevens.

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Tom Jones: Tomorrow Do Thy Worst
Tom Jones: Tomorrow Do Thy Worst

Director Tony Richardson refracts the bawdy spirit of the 1960s through this brilliantly distilled take on an eighteenth-century picaresque.

By Neil Sinyard

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Mister Johnson: Off the Beaten Track
Mister Johnson: Off the Beaten Track

Bruce Beresford critiques the British colonialist era in this precise, layered adaptation of a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary.

By Neil Sinyard

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Breaker Morant: Scapegoats of Empire
Breaker Morant: Scapegoats of Empire

Bruce Beresford draws on a controversial episode of Australian colonial history from 1901 to create an electrifying drama that questions the moral certitude of war.

By Neil Sinyard

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This Sporting Life: The Lonely Heart

Midway through David Storey’s novel This Sporting Life, published in 1960, the widow Mrs. Hammond tells the hero that her relationship with him is making her feel “dirty.” “I couldn’t think why she should say all this,” he muses, “and t…

By Neil Sinyard