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ISBN: 9781871164718
AUTHOR: Anwar Brett
Dorset in Film
Dorset in Film
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Dorset in Film takes an extended tour through one of England’s most beautiful counties as depicted by the many movies that have been filmed here over almost a hundred years.

Pointing out areas of cinematic interest along the way, author Anwar Brett draws upon his long experience as a film journalist as well as more than 50 interviews especially conducted for this book, gleaning insights from some of the talented industry professionals who have visited (and in some cases settled) in the area.

This throws up some curious facts, such as Kevin Spacey selecting Lulworth Cove to double for Big Sur in California in his Bobby Darin biopic Beyond The Sea; or the story of the Hollywood filmmaker who chose his Dorset location after seeing a photograph of it on a music CD; or the true identity of the person under Meryl Streep’s cowl in that iconic scene on the Cobb in The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

In addition elements of local history are put into the context of their cinematic heritage, and there are more in-depth descriptions detailing the creation of such locally shot, internationally acclaimed classics as Tom Jones, Far From The Madding Crowd, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Comrades.

Anwar Brett is a Dorset-based journalist specialising in cinema, and has been ploughing that particular furrow from this improbable location since the late 1980s. In that time he has written for a broad range of different national and regional news-papers and magazines.

He has also contributed to The International Director of Film & Filmakers and the 1995 edition of the Children’s Britannica as well as the odd radio programme. His cinematic tastes range from silent comedy classics to the musicals from Hollywood’s Golden Age; from 1940s film noir to the output of the Pixar Studios.

Married with two daughters, Anwar lives in Dorset. Dorset in Film is his first book.

Imprint: Dorset Books. ISBN 978 1 871164 71 8, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published May 2011.

Dorset The Glorious CountyDorset The Glorious County - £14.99
Renowned photographer Roger Holman has been capturing images of his native Dorset for over fifty years. In this sumptuous new book he journeys throughout this renowned landscape, from its unique coast – much of which is now a World Heritage Site – to the heathlands so memorably evoked by Thomas Hardy, the great Vales of Blackmoor and Marshwood and the timeless pastoral valleys of the Stour and the Frome.
Dorset from the AirDorset from the Air - £14.99
The fascinating aerial photographs in this book by internationally renowned photographer Jason Hawkes provide the reader with an overview of this great variety of landscapes, settlements and historic sites. There can be no better way of appreciating the many glories of Dorset than to view the county from above.
Dorset & The SeaDorset & The Sea - £19.99
Dorset and the Sea by Gordon Le Pard tells the remarkable story of possibly Dorset’s greatest natural resource and the relationship that Man has had with it over the millennia and suggest where you can see, perhaps surprising, traces of the coast’s remarkable past.
Dorset Pocket Address BookDorset Pocket Address Book - £5.99
Chasing the light across this precious landscape can be very rewarding, but it also poses a considerable challenge. Patience to simply sit and wait for the ideal moment is essential – and that is what master photographer Roger Holman demonstrates again and again in the collection of superb Dorset images reproduced here.
Discovering Lost DorsetDiscovering Lost Dorset - £19.99
Long before he started the predecessor of Dorset Life magazine, in 1968, author and editor Rodney Legg was hoarding the photographs of family and friends as well as taking his own pictures. This selection of 400 key shots concentrates without apology on the nostalgic. Mostly they are previously unpublished. Faces abound and many people will see themselves or their forbears.
Dorset at WarDorset at War - £19.99
This is the story of Dorset inWorld WarTwo – from 1939 to 1945. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no other single county in the British Isles that contributed to victory in so many decisive ways and on such a variety of levels and fronts.
Dorset Address BookDorset Address Book - £12.99
Chasing the light across the Dorset landscape can be very rewarding, but it also poses a considerable challenge. Patience to simply sit and wait for the ideal moment is essential – and that is what master photographer Roger Holman demonstrates again and again in the collection of superb images reproduced in this magnificent address book.
Dorset Coast from the AirDorset Coast from the Air - £14.99
The photographs in this book capture this perfectly: revealing the Dorset landscape as few of us have seen it before. Here top aerial photographer Jason Hawkes takes us on an aerial journey from the westernmost point where Dorset meets Devon, from Lyme Regis, pastWeymouth to the Isle of Purbeck, and across the broad sweep of Poole Bay to Bournemouth and Christchurch.
 
 
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