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OSBORNE, John James - Composers

   Found CDs: 3

Composer: OSBORNE, John James ((1929-1994))
His/her life:
Was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and critic of the Establishment.

Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship

Tony Palmer's Classic Film of John Osborne and the Gift of Friendship
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Popular Music

Format: Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: 0, All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Run Time: 128 minutes

On May 8th 1956, Look Back in Anger changed theatrical history. It’s a fact. But why? And in what ways? And could it possibly be true that Osborne wrote very little else of consequence, as some of his harshest critics maintain? And what exactly did his outbursts against the world in which he found himself really represent?
Osborne believed in an England which he saw successive governments destroying, and saw himself as almost a lone voice screaming protest - it was as simple as that. But this protest was maintained at a terrible cost, to his wives, to his professional standing, to his health, to his pocket, and eventually to his own self-confidence. He made an epic journey from the most successful playwright of his generation, to a forlorn and almost forgotten figure, railing at those who preferred to ignore him. But what was really extraordinary was that throughout that journey, he never lost the fiery power of tongues.
A unique aspect of this two-hour film is the recent discovery of extracts from some of the original stage performances of Osborne’s most famous plays, material of great historical importance not seen for almost 40 years. - Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer; Albert Finney in Luther; Nicol Williamson in Inadmissable Evidence; Robert Stephens in Epitaph for George Dillon; Jill Bennett in A Patriot for Me, with a very young John Osborne as Reidl. Apart from a behind-the-scenes look at Osborne’s Oscar-winning film, Tom Jones, other contributions are from David Hare, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, John Heilpern (Osborne’s authorized biographer), Peter Nichols, Christopher Hampton, Jocelyn Herbert, Claire Bloom, Charles Wood, Kenneth Tynan, Tony Richardson, Natasha Richardson, Lindsay Anderson, Peter Bowles, Ben Walden, Terence Frisby, Bill Bryden, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Page and the late Helen Osborne, with extracts from other plays performed by Peter Egan and Tom Hollander.

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier -(Films)(Music) - Participant
Albert Finney -(Films)(Biography)(Music) - Participant
Nicol Williamson -(Films)(Biography)(Music) - Participant
Robert Stephens -(Films)(Biography)(Music) - Participant
Jill Bennett - Actor
John Osbourne - Actor
Richard Burton - Actor
David Hare - Participant
Kenneth Tynan - Participant
Tony Richardson - Participant
Claire Bloom - Participant
John Heilpern - Participant
Peter Nichols - Participant
Christopher Hampton - Participant
Jocelyn Herbert - Participant
Charels Wood - Participant
Natasha Richardson - Actor
Lindsay Anderson - Actor
Peter Bowles - Actor
Ben Walden - Participant
Terence Frisby - Participant
Bill Bryden - Participant
Sylvia Syms - Participant
Ben Kenwright - Participant
Robert Fox - Participant
Anthony Page - Participant
Helen Osbourne - Participant

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer - Director
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Tony Palmer's Film About Henry Purcell - England, My England

Tony Palmer's  Film About Henry Purcell - England, My England
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Movies

Actors: Michael Ball, Simon Callow, Vernon Dobtcheff, Corin Redgrave, James Bowman
Directors: Tony Palmer
Writers: John Osborn, Charles Wood
Producers: Simon Flind

Format: Classical, Color, DVD, Subtitled, NTSC
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Tony Palmer Films
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
Run Time: 152 minutes

Tony Palmer directs this prize-winning film about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little is known about his life, but the script - by Charles Wood and the late John Osborne - solves this problem by launching a group of actors in the 1960s on a voyage of discovery into the 1660s & late-17th century England, the extraordinary period in which Purcell lived. But it is Purcell’s music which is the driving force of the drama, with a stunning soundtrack conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
Features an all-star cast with Simon Callow as Charles, Michael Ball as Henry Purcell, Letitia Dean as Barbara, Nina Young as Mrs Purcell, Corin Redgrave as William III, Lucy Speed as Nell, John Shrapnel as Pepys, Robert Stephens as Dryden, Murray Melvin as Shaftesbury, Terence Rigby as Cooke, Peter Woodthorpe as Kiffen, John Fortune as Clarendon, Edward Michie as young Harry and Bill Kenwright as Bill.

Performance Credits
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists - (Films) Participant
Susan Graham - Participant
Stephen Varcoe - Participant
Lynne Dawson - Participant
Nancy Argenta - Participant
James Bowman - Participant
Michael Chance - Participant
Paul Agnew - Participant
Peter Harvey - Participant
Robert Johnston - Participant
Teresa Shaw - Participant
Jennifer Smith - Participant
Michael Ball - Harry Purcell
Simon Callow - Charles II
Joseph David - Actor
Antonia de Sancha - Actor
Letitia Dean - Barbara
Vernon Dobtcheff - Spratt
Simon Flind - Draghi
John Fortune - Clarendon
Rebecca Front - Mary
Constantine Gregory - Wharton
Guy Henry - James
John Hibbs - Blacksmith
James Hicks - Blow
Bill Kenwright - Bill
Murray Melvin - Shaftesbury
Edward Michie - Young Harry
Bernard Padden - Blackwell
Patricia Quinn - Elizabeth Purcell
Corin Redgrave - William
Terence Rigby - Cooke
James Saxon - Vyner
John Shrapnel Pepys
Lucy Speed - Nell
Robert Stephens - Dryden
David Thomas - Gostling
Rebecca Tremain - Catherine
Brook Williams - Priest
Peter Woodthorpe - Kiffen
Nina Young - Frances
John Eliot Gardiner - Conductor

Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Rob Ayling Executive Producer
Mike Bluett Producer
Alan Cridford Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Flind Executive Producer
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All My Loving? The films of Tony Palmer, Classical

All My Loving? The films of Tony Palmer, Classical
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary

Actors: Patrick Allen, Lulu, George Martin, Anthony Burgess, Derek Taylor
Directors: Tony Palmer

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: 0, All Regions
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Voiceprint
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2010
Run Time: 155 minutes

I, Berlioz --
The world of Peter Sellers --
Margot Fonteyn --
The harvest of sorrow (Rachmaninoff) --
Maria Callas --
Menuhin, a family portrait --
At the haunted end of the day (William Walton) --
O thou transcendent (Vaughn Williams) --
John Osborne and the gift of friendship --
Wagner --
A time there was (Benjamin Britten) --
Testimony (Dmitri Shostakovich) --
In from the cold? (Richard Burton) --
Once, at a border (Igor Stravinsky) --
England, my England (Henry Purcell) --
O, Fortuna! (Carl Orff & Carmina Burana) --
God Rot Turnbridge Wells (Handel) --
Puccini --
Brahms and the little singing girls --
Parsifal --
The kindness of strangers (André Previn) --
Hindemith : a pilgrim's progress --
Hero : Bobby Moore --
The Salzburg Festival.

All My Loving? The Films of Tony Palmer is the first book length study of a man who, in a career of over forty years, has directed and produced more than a hundred documentary and theatrical films, directed stage plays and operas, authored books and columns, hosted radio and television programs, and garnered dozens of awards, including multiple Italia Prizes (television’s most coveted award) - “the best director in television,” according to Ken Russell. Palmer takes us backstage to protest-and-acidfueled rock concerts with his friend John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, glittering Las Vegas shows with Michael Crawford, legendary ballet performances with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, memorable stage productions with Richard Burton and playwright John Osborne, politically-charged operas with John Adams and Peter Sellars, and music festivals with Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, Plácido Domingo in Salzburg, Yehudi Menuhin in London, Maria Callas in Paris and Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. Palmer knew them all.
In the words of renowned film critic and historian David Thomson “Palmer has made an absolutely unique contribution to films about art and music. A genius sitting in our own backyard.”
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