Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Apte,Narayan Hari (1889-1971) and Omar Sherif

Marathi novelist and scenarist;key influence on the elaboration of the reformist social as a genre in the 20s and 30s.A product of 19th C.social reform movements in Maharashtra .
Apte was self-taught and ran a publishing house,Apte and Co ( Est:1924) which brought out a literary -political journal,Alhaad (started in 1915).Author of novels and short-story anthologies within the conventions of the historical (e.g.Manavi Asha,Rajputache Bhishma ),or of the social ( Na patnari Goshta, the source for kunku/Duniya Na Mane,1937).Invetented the social sub-genre of the dainik kadambari or ' Daily Life' novel,usually in a midlle- class Setting ( Paach Te Paach,Waiting room).
Introduced to film by Baburao Painter writing Savkari Pash,the historical Rana hamir (both 1925) and Pratibha (1937) best known film writing for Shantaram at Prahbat Studio (Amritmantham,1934)Kunku/Douniya Na Mane,1937).
May have provided the story ,uncredited ,of Phalke's Gangavataram (1937).Worked with Dharmaddhikari ( Kunkvacha Dhani,1951) And Dinkar D.Patil ( Umaj Padel Tar,1960).Wrote K.P .Bhave's Dhruva Kumar (1938); Shantaram Athavale's Bhagyarekha (1948) and Sansar karaychay Mala (1954)

From ( Indian Cinema By Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen

mar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف; born April 10, 1932) is an Academy Award-nominated Egyptian actor who has starred in many Hollywood films. He has acted in Arabic, French, and English feature films. Sharif is most famous for his roles in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia.
From wikipedia


* 10,000 BC (2008)
* Hanan W Haneen (TV Series - Egypt) (2007)
* The Ten Commandments (TV series) (2007)...as Jethro
* One Night with the King (2006)
* St. Peter (2005)Fuoco su di me 2005
* Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior (2005)
* Hidalgo (2004)
* Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2003)
* The Parole Officer (2001)
* The 13th Warrior (1999)
* The Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
* Heaven Before I Die (1997)
* Gulliver's Travels (1996)
* Catherine the Great (1995)
* Lie Down With Lions (1994)
* Dehk we le'b we gad we hob (Laughter, Games, Seriousness and Love) (1993)
* Beyond Justice (1992)
* Grand Larceny (1992)
* Mayrig (1992)
* Memories of Midnight (1991)
* Mowaten masri (War in the Land of Egypt) (1991)
* The Opium Connection (1990)
* Ashanti: Land of No Mercy (1989)
* The Possessed (1988)
* Peter the Great (1986)
* Harem (1986), as Sultan Hassan
* Top Secret! (1984)
* The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1982), uncredited cameo
* Green Ice (1981)
* Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)
* The Baltimore Bullet (1980)
* Pleasure Palace (1980)
* Bloodline (1979)
* S-H-E (1979)
* Crime and Passion (1975)
* Funny Lady (1975)
* Juggernaut (1974)
* The Tamarind Seed (1974)
* The Mysterious Island (L'Ile Mysterieuse) (TV miniseries) (1973)
* The Horsemen (1971)
* The Last Valley (1971)
* The Burglars (1971)
* Che! (1969)
* The Appointment (1969)
* Mackenna's Gold (1969)
* Funny Girl (1968)
* Mayerling (1968)
* The Night of the Generals (1967)
* Doctor Zhivago (1965)
* The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965)
* Genghis Khan (1965)
* Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
* The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
* Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (Salary £8,000)
* Nahr el hub (The River of Love) (1961)
* Bidaya wa nihaya (1960)
* Hobi al-wahid (My Only Love) (1960)
* Esha'a hob (Rumor of Love) (1960)
* Nahr al-Hob (The river of love) 1960
* Fadiha fil-zamalek (Scandal in Zamalek) (1959)
* Sayedat el kasr (Lady of the Castle) (1959)
* La anam (I do not sleep) (1958)
* Ard al-Salam (1957)
* Ayyamna al-Holwa (Our Best Days) (1955)
* Sira` Fi al-Wadi (The Blazing Sun or Struggle in the Valley or Fight in the
Valley) (1953)
From Wikipedia

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Aka Anthony,P.J,and Roman Polonski


Aka P.j.Antony,born in Ernakulam,Kerala.Malayalam actor whose career illustrates that the roots of Kerala's cinema are the theatre.Major actor-playright in the post-WW2 era with more than 90 plays,practicing an Ibsen-derived naturalism;he acted in N.Krishna Pillai's seminal adaptation of A Doll's House.

Bhagnabhaavam ( 1942 ) .Drew on the IOTA's radical nationalism.Ran the Prtibha Arts Club,an influencial theatre group based in Ernakulam staging e.g.Cherukadu's reformist plays .

In cinema,famed for playing villains,exceptfor his best-known performance in Nirmalayam as the priest torn between religious responsiblities and the amoral dublicity of those around him.Directed,scripted,acted in and provided lyrics for Periyar,Also wrote lyrics for Kootukar( 1966) and Virunnukari,and the stories of Chekuthante Kotta,A.Vincent's celebrated Nadhi and Detective 909 Keralatbil (1970).


1958 : Randidangazhi.
1961: Mudiyanama Puthram.
1962 : Kalpadukal.
1963 : Ninamaanija Kalpadukal;Ammeye Kannan.
1964:Thacholi Othenan,Adya Kiranangal;Bhargavi Nilayam;
Kalanjukuttiya Thangam.
1965 : Rosy;Rajamalli,Murappennu.
1966 : Tharavatamma;Kunjali Marakkar.
1967 : Irutinte Atmavu.

Roman Polanski

Born in Paris in 1933, Roman Polanski was raised and educated in Poland where he attended Art School in Cracow and the famed State Film College in Lodz. Having made his stage acting debut at fourteen, he continued to perform on the popular radio show "The Merry Gang." In his early 20's he appeared in Andrzej Wajda's acclaimed film, "A Generation" (1954) as well as in Wajda's "Lotna," "Innocent Sorcerers" and "Samson," before leaving Poland.

In 1958, Polanski directed the highly acclaimed short film "Two Men and a Wardrobe," and made three other short films that brought him attention as an important new film stylist: "When Angels Fall" "The Fat and the Lean" and "The Mammals." But it was Polanski's feature film debut with the 1962 thriller "Knife in the Water" that catapulted him to international fame. Winner of the Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, "Knife in the Water" was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film and was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

He made his English-language debut with "Repulsion" (1964), starring Catherine Deneuve, and then made "Cul-de-Sac" (1965), which won Polanski the Best Picture prize at the Berlin Film Festival. His next film, "The Fearless Vampire Killers" (aka "The Dance of the Vampires") also presented Polanski in a starring role.

Polanski marked his American directorial debut with the horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" (1968), for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay Adaptation. In 1972, Polanski returned to Europe to direct his adaptation (co-written with Kenneth Tynan) of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and in 1973 he directed Marcello Mastroianni in the absurdist comedy "What?" 1974 marked Polanski's return to Hollywood with "Chinatown," Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, and nominated for eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

Though proven a master of such quintessentially American genres as the detective yarn and the supernatural thriller, Polanski returned to Europe for the 1976 film "The Tenant." In addition to directing, he played the starring role (having previously acted in "The Fearless Vampire Killers," "What?" and "Chinatown") and co-wrote the script. Working exclusively in Europe since 1977, Polanski next filmed "Tess" (1979), for which Polanski received an Academy Award nomination as Best Director and which also won Oscars for Cinematography, Art Direction and Costume Design.

In 1986 he filmed the adventure spoof "Pirates" which was Oscar-nominated for Best Costume Design. Polanski's next film, the 1988 thriller "Frantic," with Harrison Ford, marked the first starring role of Emmanuelle Seigner, who starred with Peter Coyote and Hugh Grant in his 1992 film "Bitter Moon." Seigner married Polanski in 1989.

On stage, Polanski has directed productions of Berg's "Lulu" at Spoleto, Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the Munich Opera and, most recently, "Tales of Hoffman" in Paris. In 1981 he directed and starred in the Warsaw production of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus," which he then triumphantly brought to Paris in 1982. In 1988 he created the lead role in Stephen Berkoff's stage adaptation of Kafka's "Metamorphosis," also on the Paris stage.

In addition to "A Pure Formality," and his roles in his own films, Polanski's other acting assignments include "The Magic Christian," "Andy Warhol's Dracula," "Back in the USSR" and "Grosse Fatigue." In 1984 Polanski wrote his autobiography, Roman, which was a bestseller in several languages. His latest feature as director is the film adaptation of Ariel Dorfman's acclaimed play "Death and the Maiden," starring Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and Stuart Wilson.


Most of Polanski's films are intelligent psychological suspense thrillers, notable for their deliberate pacing, carefully established mood and atmosphere, and faintly Gothic treatment of settings and characters. As a stylist, Polanski favors long takes, deep-focus photography, and detailed pictorial mise-en-scène; jump cuts and montage very rarely appear in his work.

A recurring theme in his work is the relationship between victim and predator, and the unstable and shifting dynamics of power relations between characters often lead to sudden outbursts of absurd and grotesque violence (e.g., Cul-de-Sac, Macbeth, Chinatown, Bitter Moon, Death and the Maiden). Many of Polanski's films (especially his early works) deal with characters stuggling for mastery over a hopeless situation and feature a circular plot structure — i.e., the action is framed by a bitterly ironic recurrence of events or reversal of fortunes at the end. As for Polanski's ability to evince profound and moving drama from apparently sensational or trivial themes, Death and the Maiden star Stuart Wilson said of the director, "Roman is very deep water pretending [to be] shallow water".

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* 2000s
* 1990s
* 1980s
* 1970s
* 1960s
* 1950s

1. Rush Hour 3 (2007) .... Detective Revi
2. Zemsta (2002) .... Papkin
... aka The Revenge (USA)
3. The Pianist (2002) (voice) (uncredited) .... Jurek
... aka Pianist, Der (Germany)
... aka Pianista (Poland)
... aka Pianiste, Le (France)
4. Hommage à Alfred Lepetit (2000)
... aka Tribute to Alfred Lepetit (International: English title)

5. Pura formalità, Una (1994) .... Inspector
... aka A Pure Formality (USA)
... aka Une pure formalité (France)
6. Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992) .... Kurilov

7. En attendant Godot (1989) (TV) .... Lucky
8. Chassé-croisé (1982)

9. Locataire, Le (1976) (uncredited) .... Trelkovsky
... aka The Tenant (USA)
10. Chinatown (1974) .... Man with Knife
11. Dracula cerca sangue di vergine... e morì di sete!!! (1974) (uncredited) .... Man in Tavern
... aka Andy Warhol's Dracula (USA)
... aka Andy Warhol's Young Dracula
... aka Blood for Dracula (UK)
... aka Dracula
... aka Dracula vuole vivere: cerca sangue di vergine! (Italy)
... aka Du sang pour Dracula (France)
... aka Young Dracula
12. What? (1972) (uncredited) .... Mosquito
... aka Che? (Italy)
... aka Diary of Forbidden Dreams (USA: recut version)
... aka Quoi? (France)
... aka Was? (West Germany)

13. The Magic Christian (1969) .... Solitary drinker
14. Dance of the Vampires (1967) .... Alfred, Abronsius' Assistant
... aka The Fearless Vampire Killers (USA)
... aka The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (USA: DVD box title)
15. Repulsion (1965) (uncredited) .... Spoon Player
16. Nóz w wodzie (1962) (voice) (uncredited) .... Young Boy
... aka Knife in the Water (USA)
... aka Nóż w wodzie (Poland)
17. Samson (1961/I)
18. Ostroznie, Yeti! (1961) .... Driver
... aka Beware of Yeti!
19. Gros et le maigre, Le (1961) (uncredited) .... The lean
... aka The Fat and the Lean (International: English title)
20. Niewinni czarodzieje (1960) .... Dudzio
... aka Innocent Sorcerers (International: English title: literal title)
21. Zezowate szczescie (1960) (uncredited) .... Jola's Tutor
... aka Bad Luck
22. Do widzenia, do jutra (1960) .... Romek
... aka Good Bye, Till Tomorrow
... aka See You Tomorrow

23. Lotna (1959) .... Musician
24. Gdy spadaja anioly (1959) .... Old woman
... aka When Angels Fall
... aka When Angels Fall Down...
25. Lampa (1959) (uncredited) .... A passer-by
... aka The Lamp (International: English title) (USA)
26. Co rekne zena? (1958) .... Dancer
... aka Call My Wife
... aka Zadzwoncie do mojej zony (Poland)
27. Dwaj ludzie z szafa (1958) (uncredited) .... Bad boy
... aka Two Men and a Wardrobe
28. Koniec nocy (1957) .... Little One
... aka End of the Night
29. Wraki (1957)
... aka The Wrecks
30. Nikodem Dyzma (1956) (uncredited) .... Boy at Hotel
31. Pokolenie (1955) .... Mundek
... aka A Generation
32. Godzina bez slonca (1955)
33. Rower (1955) .... Boy who wants to buy a bicycle
... aka Bicycle (literal English title)
34. Zaczarowany rower (1955) .... Adas
... aka Magical Bicycle
35. Trzy opowiesci (1953) .... Genek 'The Little' (segment "Jacek")
... aka Three Stories. From ( IMDB)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Antonia Bernath goes to Bollywood

British actress Antonia Bernath is making her debut in Kisna - the Warrior Poet, marking a growing trend for non-Indian stars to appear in Bollywood films.

Directed by Bollywood veteran Subhash Ghai, the film is set in the British Raj and Bernath plays an army general's daughter who falls in love with a rural boy, Kisna.

"I liked the fluid nature of film-making. We improvised quite a lot," says Bernath. "At times it felt very chaotic but Mr Ghai was quite clear about what he wanted."

Picked from more than 200 girls in an audition in London, Bernath cut short her education at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre School to take up the opportunity.

It is not often that somebody gets to play the lead role straight out of a drama school. She spent three weeks learning Hindi and taking dance lessons.

"Initially, I was a bit sceptical about how people would respond to me," Bernath says. "But I found the Hindi film industry very warm and encouraging. I even had a few offers before the work on Kisna was completed."

Overseas market

Films are one of India's biggest exports and those like Lagaan and Monsoon Wedding have broken the traditional boundaries of colour and culture.

Spurred by this, Bollywood producers are trying to go global in all aspects of film-making, be it technical or artistic.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Annaduri Canjeevaram Natarajavan and Anthony Quinn

Annaduri Canjeevaram Natarajavan

Tamil scenarist,playright and DMK Party politician who founded the DMK Film propagonda genre.Born in Kanjeevaram;studied at university while translating for the justice Party and stood for them as a candidate Justice in the Madras City elections (1936).Worked in labour unions and edited a trade union weekly,Nava Yugam .became a disciple of Periyar E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker (1937) and was his lieutenant when Periyar started the Dravidar Kazhagam Party (1944).Wrote his first major play chandrodayam (1943),in which both he and his later protégé M.Karunanidhi acted,as Party propagonda .
Broke away from the DK to start his own party ,the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (1949),whic he led to victory in the Tamil Nadu elections (1967)

Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001) was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican/American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He is perhaps best known in the US for his roles in two Hollywood films, the title role in Zorba the Greek and his Oscar-winning performance in Viva Zapata!, while in the rest of the world he is associated with his role of the brutish circus strongman Zampanò in Federico Fellini's La strada.




* 2000s
* 1990s
* 1980s
* 1970s
* 1960s
* 1950s
* 1940s
* 1930s

1. Avenging Angelo (2002) .... Angelo Allieghieri

2. "Cosby" .... Prof. Christo (1 episode, 1999)
- Lucas Illuminus (1999) TV Episode .... Prof. Christo
3. Oriundi (1999) .... Giuseppe Padovani
4. "Camino de Santiago" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Félix Foulé
... aka The Road to Santiago (Europe: English title)
5. Tierra de cañones (1999) .... Sr. de Sicart
6. Seven Servants (1996) .... Archie
7. Gotti (1996) (TV) .... Neil Dellacroce
8. Sindaco, Il (1996) .... Antonio Baracano
... aka The Mayor (International: English title)
9. "Noche de los castillos, La" (1995) TV Series .... Rey Falop
10. A Walk in the Clouds (1995) .... Don Pedro Aragón
... aka Caminando por las nubes (Mexico)
... aka Paseo por las nubes, Un (Mexico)
11. Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (1994) (TV) .... Zeus
12. Hercules in the Underworld (1994) (TV) .... Zeus
13. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Circle of Fire (1994) (TV) .... Zeus
14. Somebody to Love (1994) .... Emillio
15. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994) (TV) .... Zeus
16. Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994) (TV) .... Zeus
17. This Can't Be Love (1994) (TV) .... Michael Reyman
18. Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her (1993) (TV)
19. Last Action Hero (1993) .... Tony Vivaldi
20. Mobsters (1991) .... Don Giuseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria
... aka The Evil Empire
21. Jungle Fever (1991) .... Lou Carbone
22. Only the Lonely (1991) .... Nick Acropolis
23. A Star for Two (1991)
24. Ghosts Can't Do It (1990) .... Scott
25. The Old Man and the Sea (1990) (TV) .... Santiago
26. Revenge (1990/I) .... Tiburon 'Tibby' Mendez
27. Mago, Il (1990) (TV) .... Ercole

28. "The Cosby Show" .... Mr. Fuentes (1 episode, 1989)
- Surf's Up (1989) TV Episode .... Mr. Fuentes
29. Pasión de hombre (1989) .... Mauricio
... aka A Man of Passion (USA: video title)
30. Stradivari (1989) .... Antonio Stradivari
31. Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988) (TV) .... Socrates Onassis
... aka Onassis
... aka The Richest Man in the World
32. "Isola del tesoro, L'" (1987) (mini) TV Series .... Long John Silver
... aka Schatz im All, Der (West Germany)
... aka Space Island (UK: video title)
... aka Treasure Island in Outer Space (Europe: English title)
33. Valentina (1982) .... Mosen Joaquin
... aka Valentine
34. Regina Roma (1982) .... Papa
... aka Regina (USA: video title)
35. High Risk (1981) .... Mariano
... aka Gringos, Los (Mexico)
36. Lion of the Desert (1981) .... Omar Mukhtar
... aka Omar Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert
37. Crosscurrent (1981)
38. The Salamander (1981) .... Bruno Manzini
... aka Salamandra, La (Italy)

39. The Passage (1979) .... The Basque
40. The Children of Sanchez (1978) .... Jesus Sanchez
41. Caravans (1978) .... Zulffiqar
42. The Greek Tycoon (1978) .... Theo Tomasis
43. "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977) (mini) TV Series .... Caiaphas
... aka Gesù di Nazareth (Italy)
44. Eredità Ferramonti, L' (1976) .... Gregorio Ferramonti
... aka The Inheritance (USA)
45. Bluff storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (1976) .... Philip Bang
... aka The Switch (Philippines: English title) (USA: video title)
... aka Grande bluff, Il
... aka The Con Artists (USA)
... aka The Con Man
46. Target of an Assassin (1976) .... Ernest Hobday
... aka African Rage
... aka Fatal Assassin
... aka Portrait of an Assassin
... aka The Long Shot
... aka Tigers Don't Cry
47. The Message (1976) .... Hamza
... aka Mohammed, Messenger of God
48. The Marseille Contract (1974) .... Steve Ventura
... aka Marseille contrat (France)
... aka The Destructors (USA)
49. The Don Is Dead (1973) .... Don Angelo
... aka Beautiful But Deadly (USA: TV title)
... aka The Deadly Kiss
50. Across 110th Street (1972) .... Capt. Mattelli
51. The Voice of La Raza (1972) .... Narrator
52. Asesinato de Julio César, El (1972)
53. Amigos, Los (1972) .... Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
... aka Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (USA)
54. "The Man and the City" .... Thomas Jefferson Alcala (1 episode, 1971)
- Hands of Love (1971) TV Episode .... Thomas Jefferson Alcala
55. The City (1971) (TV) .... Mayor Thomas Jefferson Alcala
56. Flap (1970) .... Flapping Eagle
... aka The Last Warrior (UK)
57. R.P.M. (1970) .... Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez
58. Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) .... Will Cade

59. A Dream of Kings (1969) .... Matsoukas
60. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969) .... Italo Bombolini
61. The Magus (1968) .... Maurice Conchis
62. The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968/I) .... Kiril Lakota
63. Bataille de San Sebastian, La (1968) .... Leon Alastray
... aka Cañones de San Sebastián, Los (Mexico)
... aka Cannoni di San Sebastian, I (Italy)
... aka Guns for San Sebastian (USA)
64. The Happening (1967) .... Roc Delmonico
65. Vingt-cinquième heure, La (1967) .... Johann Moritz
... aka 25e heure, La
... aka The 25th Hour
... aka Venticinquesima ora, La (Italy)
66. Avventuriero, L' (1967) .... Peyrol
... aka The Rover (USA)
67. Lost Command (1966) .... Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy
68. Fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo, La (1965) .... Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor of China
... aka Marco the Magnificent (UK) (USA)
... aka Marco Polo the Magnificent (Australia: poster title)
... aka Marko Polo (Yugoslavia: Serbian title)
... aka Meravigliose avventure di Marco Polo, Le (Italy)
... aka Scacchiere di Dio, Lo (Italy)
69. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) .... Captain Chávez
70. Alexis Zorbas (1964) .... Alexis Zorba
... aka Zorba the Greek (USA)
71. Behold a Pale Horse (1964) .... Vinolas
72. The Visit (1964) .... Serge Miller
... aka Besuch, Der (West Germany)
... aka Rancune, La (France)
... aka Vendetta della signora, La (Italy)
73. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) .... Auda abu Tayi
74. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) .... Louis 'Mountain' Rivera
... aka Blood Money (UK)
75. Barabba (1961) .... Barabbas
... aka Barabbas (UK) (USA)
76. The Guns of Navarone (1961) .... Col. Andrea Stavros
77. Portrait in Black (1960) .... Dr. David Rivera
78. The Savage Innocents (1960) .... Inuk
... aka Dents du diable, Les (France)
... aka Ombre bianche (Italy)
79. Heller in Pink Tights (1960) .... Thomas 'Tom' Healy

80. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) .... Craig Belden
... aka One Angry Day (USA: alternative title)
81. Warlock (1959) .... Tom Morgan
... aka Shoot Out at Warlock (USA: reissue title)
82. The Black Orchid (1958) .... Frank Valente
83. Hot Spell (1958) .... John Henry Duval
84. Wild Is the Wind (1957) .... Gino
85. The Ride Back (1957) .... Bob Kallen
... aka The Way Back (USA)
86. The River's Edge (1957) .... Ben Cameron
87. The Wild Party (1956) .... Tom Kupfen
88. Notre Dame de Paris (1956) .... Quasimodo
... aka Gobbo di Notre Dame, Il (Italy)
... aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame (USA)
89. Man from Del Rio (1956) .... Dave Robles
... aka The Man from Del Rio (USA)
90. Lust for Life (1956) .... Paul Gauguin
91. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" .... Host / ... (3 episodes, 1951-1955)
... aka Herald Playhouse (USA: syndication title)
... aka Schlitz Playhouse (USA: new title)
... aka The Playhouse (USA: syndication title)
- Bandit's Hide-Out (1955) TV Episode
- The Long Trail (1954) TV Episode .... Host/Texas Ranger Clay Waldon
- Dark Fleece (1951) TV Episode
92. Seven Cities of Gold (1955) .... Capt. Gaspar de Portola
93. The Naked Street (1955) .... Phil Regal
... aka The Brass Ring (USA)
94. The Magnificent Matador (1955) .... Luís Santos
... aka The Brave and the Beautiful (UK)
95. Attila (1954) .... Attila
... aka Attila (USA)
... aka Attila fléau de Dieu (France)
... aka Attila the Hun (UK)
... aka Attila, il flagello di Dio (Italy)
96. Ulisse (1954) .... Antinoos
... aka Ulysses (USA)
97. Strada, La (1954) .... Zampanò
... aka The Road (USA: literal English title)
98. The Long Wait (1954) .... Johnny McBride
99. Donne proibite (1954) .... Francesco Caserto
... aka Angels of Darkness (USA)
100. Blowing Wild (1953) .... Ward 'Paco' Conway
101. East of Sumatra (1953) .... Kiang
102. Ride, Vaquero! (1953) .... José Esqueda
103. Seminole (1953) .... Osceola/John Powell
104. City Beneath the Sea (1953) .... Tony Bartlett
105. Più comico spettacolo del mondo, Il (1953) (uncredited)
... aka Funniest Show on Earth (International: English title)
106. Cavalleria rusticana (1953) .... Alfio
... aka Fatal Desire (USA)
107. Against All Flags (1952) .... Capt. Roc Brasiliano
108. The World in His Arms (1952) .... Portugee
109. The Brigand (1952) .... Prince Ramón
110. Viva Zapata! (1952) .... Eufemio Zapata
111. Mask of the Avenger (1951) .... Viovanni Larocca
112. "Danger" (1 episode, 1951)
- Blue (1951) TV Episode
113. The Brave Bulls (1951) .... Raul Fuentes
114. "The Ford Theatre Hour" (1 episode, 1951)
- Ticket to Oblivion (1951) TV Episode
115. "Lights Out" (1 episode, 1951)
- The House of Dust (1951) TV Episode
116. "Somerset Maugham TV Theatre" (1 episode, 1951)
... aka Teller of Tales (original title (first three episodes title))
- Partners (1951) TV Episode
117. "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse" (1 episode, 1951)
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) TV Episode

118. "The Philco Television Playhouse" (1 episode, 1949)
... aka Arena Theatre (USA: new title)
... aka Repertory Theatre (USA: new title)
... aka The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (USA: new title)
- Pride's Castle (1949) TV Episode
119. Tycoon (1947) .... Ricky Vegas
120. Black Gold (1947) .... Charley Eagle
121. The Imperfect Lady (1947) .... Jose Martínez
... aka Mrs. Loring's Secret (UK)
122. Sinbad the Sailor (1947) .... Emir
123. California (1946) .... Don Luís Rivera y Hernandez
124. Back to Bataan (1945) .... Capt. Andrés Bonifácio
... aka The Invisible Army
125. Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) .... Chief Badger
126. China Sky (1945) .... Chen-Ta
127. Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) .... Al Jackson
128. Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) .... George Carroll
... aka Roger Touhy
... aka The Last Gangster (UK)
129. Ladies of Washington (1944) .... Michael Romanescue
... aka Ladies in Washington
130. Buffalo Bill (1944) .... Chief Yellow Hand
131. Guadalcanal Diary (1943) .... Pvt. Jesus 'Soose' Alvarez
132. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) .... Juan Martínez/Francisco Morez
... aka Strange Incident (UK)
133. The Black Swan (1942) .... Wogan
... aka Rafael Sabatini's The Black Swan (USA: complete title)
134. Road to Morocco (1942) .... Mullay Kasim
135. Larceny, Inc. (1942) .... Leo Dexter
136. The Perfect Snob (1941) .... Alex Moreno
137. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) .... Crazy Horse
138. Bullets for O'Hara (1941) .... Tony Van Dyne, Alias of Tony Millard
139. Blood and Sand (1941) .... Manola de Palma
140. Thieves Fall Out (1941) .... Chic Collins
141. Knockout (1941) .... Mr. Harry Trego
... aka Right to the Heart
142. The Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940) .... Joe Yuma
143. City for Conquest (1940) .... Murray Burns
144. The Ghost Breakers (1940) .... Ramon Mederes/Francisco Mederes
145. Road to Singapore (1940) .... Caesar
146. Parole Fixer (1940) .... Francis 'Big Boy' Bradmore
147. Emergency Squad (1940) .... Nick Buller

148. Television Spy (1939) .... Forbes
149. Island of Lost Men (1939) .... Chang Tai
150. Union Pacific (1939) .... Jack Cordray (Campeau henchman)
151. King of Chinatown (1939) .... Mike Gordon
152. King of Alcatraz (1938) .... Lou Gedney
... aka King of the Alcatraz (UK)
153. Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) .... Fordine (henchman)
154. Hunted Men (1938) .... Legs
... aka Crime Gives Orders
155. Tip-Off Girls (1938) .... Marty
156. Dangerous to Know (1938) .... Nicholas 'Nicki' Kusnoff
157. The Buccaneer (1938) .... Beluche
158. Daughter of Shanghai (1937) .... Harry Morgan
... aka Daughter of the Orient (UK)
159. Partners in Crime (1937) .... Nicholas Mazaney
160. The Last Train from Madrid (1937) .... Capt. Ricardo Álvarez
161. Under Strange Flags (1937) (uncredited) .... Rebel Soldier
162. Waikiki Wedding (1937) .... Kimo
163. Swing High, Swing Low (1937) .... The Don
164. Night Waitress (1936) (uncredited) .... Gangster
165. The Plainsman (1936) .... Cheyenne Indian
166. Sworn Enemy (1936) (uncredited) .... Gangster
167. Parole (1936) .... Zingo Browning
168. The Milky Way (1936) (uncredited) .... Extra


* 1990s
* 1980s
* 1970s
* 1960s

1. Oriundi (1999) (producer)

2. Circle of Power (1983) (executive producer)
... aka Brainwash
... aka Mystique
... aka The Naked Weekend

3. Across 110th Street (1972) (executive producer)

4. Alexis Zorbas (1964) (associate producer)
... aka Zorba the Greek (USA)
5. The Visit (1964) (co-producer)
... aka Besuch, Der (West Germany)
... aka Rancune, La (France)
... aka Vendetta della signora, La (Italy)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Angry Moroccan script writers calling his Majesty the King Mohammed the Sixth

Moroccan screenwriters are having harsh times to get their scenarios and scripts proved and admitted by commission of reading either from CCM , Soriad 2M and National TV (First channel) .

Other major problems emerge by deceiving these writers to worry and anger like delaying approval by these commissions, besides there are artistic interruptions such as cutting out long dialogues and some uninterested characters swept out by directors .These modifications sometimes make screenwriters sad, because they think that directors kill their craft as to change , pace and rythm of the scripts, says Mohammad Twirtou and Abbass Fouraq.

Too many artists prepare a draft to write to his majesty the king Mohammed the sixth in order to take measures of these so called unjust commissions in the world of Sound and Vision . Other screenwriters already considered as Personna Non Grata such as Abderhaman Moline ,Aziz Mawhoub, Hassan Semlali and Allal El Alaoui ( see His remake of Thelma and Louis called Zoubida and Zoulikha deposed in 2M two years ago and buried also at Production Department In SNRT.

.This remake is a first experience and admitted fervently by some directors and cinemagoers such as Abdelhay Iraki ,Mustapha Hayran and even Suane Sarandon herself who has a copy of the script handled to her when she was in Marrakech .However,These people prefer to wait , may be that HACA would come out of its silence and deep sleep,otherwise they might join others for a peaceful artistic manifestation that would come very soon in Rabat before the seventh edition of International film festival in Marrakech that is held on the 7th of december, 2007 .

( (Allal El Alaoui).

Bashir Skirj

Merci :www.hespress.com

سكيرج: شكوت التلفزيون المغربي إلى صاحب الجلالة

جمال الخنوسي

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

هو فنان شامل مارس التمثيل والإخراج وكتب السيناريو معروف بخفة دمه وبصراحة في القول ينعتها البعض ب"الشجاعة" ويرى فيها آخرون "طول اللسان". بمناسبة تقديم العرض ما قبل الأول لفيلمه "كان حتى كان واحد المرة حتى كان زوج د المرات" يوم 16 أكتوبر الجاري بمدينة الدار البيضاء، بحضور 400 "شخصية مرموقة"، ونزوله إلى القاعات الوطنية ابتداء من 17 منه، يحدثنا السكيرج عن العمل الجديد، وقصة منعه من الظهور في التلفزيون، وحرمانه من الدعم السينمائي.
- في البداية ما هو موضوع فيلمك الجديد "كان حتى كان واحد المرة حتى كان زوج د المرات"؟
- - الفيلم يحكي قصة معروف الاسكافي الذي يعيش في مدينة فاس، وكان رجلا حكيما جدا وتتحدث المدينة كلها بلسانه وتتداول أمثاله، إنه شخصية شبيهة بعبد الرحمان المجذوب، إلا أنه لسوء حظه فقد كان متزوجا بامرأة من أقبح خلق الله تسمى عائشة الداهية، نغصت عليه حياته وجعلته من أتعس العباد. ومن خلال أحداث شيقة وممتعة يجد البطل الذي ينتمي إلى القرن السابع الميلادي في الوقت الحاضر وبالضبط في مدينة أورلندو بالولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. الفيلم يستمد طابعه الهزلي من هذه المفارقة بين حكمة الأمس وعالم اليوم بكل ما يزخر به من تكنولوجيا وقيم جديدة ومستحدثة. إنه عمل مكتوب بطريقة جديدة لأن جمهور اليوم أصبح من الصعب إضحاكه إذا لم نستعمل كوميديا متطورة تتميز بنوع من الكاريكاتورية المدفوعة إلى أقصى مدى. انه فيلم موجه الى جمهور من 3 الى 103 سنة. لقد قال لي احد النقاد الأمريكيين إن شارلو كان يمثل إنسانا تائها في المدينة وأنت تمثل شخصية تائهة في الزمان والمكان. الفيلم مكتوب بصيغة جدية ومتميزة تجعله موجها إلى كل أفراد العائلة.

- هل يمكن أن ننتظر أجزاء أخرى من مغامرات معروف الاسكافي؟
- - هذا أمر وارد جدا إلا أنني ضحية مؤامرة كبيرة تحاول عرقلة مسيرتي...
- قضية المؤامرة نتحدث فيها في ما بعد...
- - عند الحديث عن أجزاء أخرى من هذا الفيلم يقفز إلى ذهني مباشرة أن عمري الآن 68 سنة، وهذا الفيلم من إنتاجي الشخصي وصرفت عليه من جيبي. فهل ستسنح لي الفرصة من بعد لأقوم بجزء ثان وثالث؟ لست ادري.. ما يشجعني هو جمهوري، (مازحا) وعندما سيحقق "كان حتى كان واحد المرة حتى كان زوج د المرات" نجاحا سيكون القراصنة في انتظاره بدرب غلف وغيرها.

- نعود الآن للحظر المضروب على البشير سكيرج ...
- - إنه أمر لا أفهمه ..

- من الذي يمارس عليك المنع؟
- - كلهم
- من تعني؟
- - سأبدأ بلجنة الدعم التابعة للمركز السينمائي وهي لجنة لم تصادق على أي مشروع سيناريو تقدمت به في حين توافق على مشاريع أفلام غاية في التفاهة والقبح. كفاءتي في كتابة السيناريوهات جعلتني مع سيناريست مصري آخر العربيان الوحيدان المعترف بهما لدى مكتب حقوق التأليف بهوليود على الصعيد العالمي. أنا كاتب سيناريو دو وزن ولست أدري لماذا ارفض بهذا الشكل من طرف لجنة يمكن أن أقول عنها الكثير تعطي الدعم لأفلام لا تعمر في القاعات أياما معدودة. من جهة ثانية لابد أن يعلم الكل بأنني عاطل بالمغرب مايقارب 20 سنة(!!)

- تقول إنك ممنوع أيضا في التلفزيون المغربي..
لقد التقيت في السنة الماضية وزير الاتصال نبيل بنعبد الله واتصل بدوره بمدير القناة الثانية مصطفى بنعلي وكان كلاهما مرحبا ومشجعا. أعددت عملا جديدا كان عنوانه " لي يتسحر مع الدراري يصبح فاطر" وذلك ماجرى لي بالفعل مع مسؤولي القناة الثانية لقد جعلوني أتسحر مع الدراري بعد ما صرفت ما يناهز 18 ملايون سنتيم على الملابس والديكور من أجل عمل جيد كان من الممكن وبلا شك أن يشاهده الجميع لان له إيقاعا ومغزى. أثناء كل حلقة كان هناك تجديد حتى لا يمل الجمهور ويصاب بالقرف، كما هو الحال الآن وتصبح الرداءة منتصرة والمشاهد يسب ويلعن. وبغض النظر عن كوني ممثلا مقتدرا فأنا أيضا ٲكتب السيناريوهات بالعربية، والفرنسية، والاسبانية، والانجليزية، ولا أخفيك أن الهزل يجري في دمي، وتصميم الملابس والديكور طبيعي لدي، و أظنني بارع في الإخراج أكثر منه في التمثيل، وكما يقول المثل: سبع صنايع والرزق ضايع!
لقد قدمت مشاريع كان من الممكن أن تعكس صورة ذكية وأنيقة عن بلد مثقف له تراث، وله تاريخ، وله أمجاد وكرامة. لكن لسوء الحظ المسؤولون "ماعندهم كبدة" والمشاهد المغربي "يحرك للقنوات" الفضائية، إن مدير القناة الثانية استقبلني بحفاوة لا تضاهى وفي الوقت نفسه قتل عزيمتي ب"كاتم صوت".
- من أين لسكيرج بهذه "الشجاعة"؟
- - هي ليست شجاعة هي نوع من الدسارة والدسارة عندما تكون في قضايا الحق تصبح شجاعة ينظر لها الناس بإعجاب. هناك ممنوعون آخرون في التلفزيون مثل أحمد الطيب لعلج والطيب الصديقي، لكنهم لا يمتلكون الشجاعة للجهر بمعاناتهم لأسباب ذاتية.
- لقد قررت رفع شكاية إلى الملك ..
-- إنها ليست رسالة واحدة بل رسائل متعددة سأحاول أن أشرح فيها لملك البلاد ما يجري داخل التلفزيون لأنه الوحيد القادر على تغيير الأمور إلى الأفضل وأملي في سيدنا كبير.

- قراصنة درب غلف ينتظرون فيلمي بفارغ الصبر
- جمهور التلفزيون أصيب بالقرف، وأصبحت الرداءة منتصرة والمشاهد يسب ويلعن.
- أحمد الطيب لعلج والطيب الصديقي ممنوعان أيضا من التلفزيون لكنهما لا يمتلكان الشجاعة للجهر بمعاناتهم
- مدير القناة الثانية استقبلني بحفاوة لا تضاهى وفي الوقت نفسه قتل عزيمتي ب"كاتم صوت"

بشير سكيرج
- ممثل ومخرج وسيناريست مغربي
- مقيم في أمريكا
- من الوجوه المعروفة مع بداية التلفزيون المغربي
- له عدة تمثيليات تلفزيونية
- أعطاه "باديس" للمخرج عبد الرحمان التازي دورا في فيلم ميز مسار السينما المغربية.
- أعاده إلى الساحة السينمائية بقوة شريط عبد الرحمان التازي "البحث عن زوج امرأتي".
- قام ببطولة فيلم "مغامرات الحاج الصولدي" للمخرج مصطفى الدرقاوي وهو عمل عرف إقبالا جماهيريا واسعا.

حفظ او طباعة

التعليقات تعبر عن رأي أصحابها ولا تخص إدارة الموقع

فين ايامك البشير


الكفاءات المغربية يحاربونها في بلادها .ويعترف بها الاجانب .ومتى تتغير الاحوال ؟في هذه البلاد؟

bravo pr ta continuation skirej


de tte manière personnelement je ss prete à aller au cinéma inchalah afin de regarder ton film et pour le commentaire je le laisserai après que je le regarde et j'ecourage ta continuation à battre pr faire voir ton art au public marocain .

الشكوى لله

خالد العوني

صراحة يأخي الملك مشغول بتربية اولاد ماعندو الوقت لهذه المشاكل يمكن حتى ماعندو وقت يتفرج على التلفزيون أقصد القناة المغربية شكوتك لله سبحانه وتعالى

حتى كانت حزقة حتى كانت جوج حزقات

حكيم التماري

لماذا لا يعترف بما فعله مع سهام أسيف عندما منع عليها الماء الخاص به و طردها ليلا و الاستغلال البشع الذي أذاقه لمصور فلمه سعيد كوكاز ... إنه محتال كبير و عندها الصح مراتو الأمريكية اللاتينية لي حارثة عليه تما ...عرفتو شنو العنوان الأول لهدا الفلم المسخرة و الله العظيم : حتى كانت حزقة حتى كانت جوج حزقات و قد استعمل البشير مصابيح الحدائق و كاميرا صغيرة وممثلين جد جد مغمورين و سيقول للجميع أنه خسر زبالة الفلوس ... الله يلعن لي ما يحشم ...

honnorer nos artistes svp


donner un peu de valeur a nos artistes svp....encourager les...aidez les ...pour pouvoir donner une belle image de notre maroc....pourkoi les apprehender.?...hchouma....3ar...

a bas les critiques minables


Si on ne parle pas des gens connus, de quoi vous voulez qu’on parle ? des trois riens comme vous, avec vos critiques minables et dénuées de fondement votre vulgarité précaire et qui laisse à désirer et votre air de monsieur et madame « je sais tout », c’est vrai qu’on dit « qui s’assemble se ressemble » et vous faites vraiment une paire de nul.
Qu’en savez vous a propos de Bachir skirej pour le décrier gratuitement, alors que vous ne lui arrivez même pas à la cheville. L’homme qui se sacrifie pour présenter un travail digne d’un humour marocain sans faille sans pour autant friser le ridicule à l’instar des autres que je me garderais de nommer ici. Je vous suis depuis un certain moment et il n’y a pas de sujet sans vous incrustez avec vos exaspérations lourdes et ineptes, savez vous au moins que pour critiquer il faut savoir le faire sans heurter et que généralement « autant nous sommes avides d’approbation autant nous redoutons le blâme »
je vous nommerais pas et je resterais fidèle à mes principes « allah yaafou aalikoum

Au maroc ya pa de cinema c ca la verite les realisateurs sont ts des voleurs ils gonflent le budget des films
j'ai joué un ptit role avec chafik shaimi il m'a donné 100dh apres 3 mois dyal sir wa ji

Monday, October 15, 2007

Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi and Milos Forman

Born in Guntur dist,AP.Actor and singer in stage mythologicals since early youth.He became one of the first majorTelegu stars.Film début as Ram in East India Film 's Ramadasu.Early roles in Telegu mythologicals,esp.Kroshna in Draupadi Vastrapaharanam and the title roles in Tukaram and P.Pullaaiah's shri Venkatesswara Mahatyam.Changed to socials with Raja Sandow's choodamani;became a comic villain in L.V.Prasad 's gribapravesham,repeating the character in e,g .Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu.
Other famous roles include the villainnous farmer in Rojulu Marayi,Ramapp Panthuulu in Kanyasulkam and Kuchela in Krishna Kuchela .Best known the standard for the image of he popular Mahabbarata character,Shakuni.

(Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul willeman

Milos Forman

Czech New Wave filmmaker known primarily for the distinctly American films that he made after his immigration to the United States.

Forman grew up in a small town near Prague. Orphaned when his parents, a Jewish professor and a Protestant housewife, died in Nazi concentration camps, he was reared by two uncles.


* 2000s
* 1990s
* 1980s
* 1970s
* 1960s

1. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
... aka Fantasmas de Goya, Los (Spain: dubbed version)

2. Man on the Moon (1999)
... aka Mondmann, Der (Germany)
3. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
... aka Larry Flynt (Canada: French title)

4. Valmont (1989)
5. Amadeus (1984)
... aka Amadeus: The Director's Cut (USA: director's cut)
... aka Peter Shaffer's Amadeus (USA: complete title)
... aka Peter Shaffer's Amadeus: Director's Cut (USA: director's cut)
6. Ragtime (1981)
... aka Love and Glory (Philippines: English title)

7. Hair (1979)
8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
9. Visions of Eight (1973) (segment "The Decathlon")
... aka München 1972 - 8 berühmte Regisseure sehen die Spiele der XX. Olympiade (West Germany)
... aka Olympiade München 1972 (West Germany: TV title)
... aka Olympic Visions (USA: TV title)
10. Taking Off (1971)
11. I Miss Sonia Henie (1971)
... aka Nedostaje mi Sonja Henie (Yugoslavia: Serbian title)

12. Horí, má panenko (1967)
... aka Al fuoco pompieri! (Italy: alternative title)
... aka Fuoco, ragazza mia (Italy)
... aka Hoří, má panenko (Czechoslovakia: Czech title)
... aka Like a House on Fire
... aka The Fireman's Ball (UK)
... aka The Firemen's Ball (USA)
... aka The Firemen's Ball and Lottery (USA: DVD title)
13. Dobre placená procházka (1966) (TV)
... aka A Well-Paid Walk (International: English title: literal title)
14. Lásky jedné plavovlásky (1965)
... aka A Blonde in Love
... aka The Loves of a Blonde (USA)
15. Cerný Petr (1964)
... aka Černý Petr (Czechoslovakia: Czech title)
... aka Black Peter (USA)
... aka Peter and Pavla (International: English title)
16. Kdyby ty muziky nebyly (1963)
... aka If It Weren't for Music
... aka If There Were No Music
... aka The Glory of the Brass Bands
... aka Why Do We Need All the Brass Bands? (USA)
17. Konkurs (1963)
... aka Audition (USA)
... aka Competition (USA)
... aka Talent Competition (International: English title)
18. Laterna magika II (1960)
... aka Magic Lantern II (International: English title)


* 2000s
* 1980s
* 1970s
* 1960s
* 1950s

1. Goya's Ghosts (2006) (written by)
... aka Fantasmas de Goya, Los (Spain: dubbed version)

2. Valmont (1989)

3. Mâle du siècle, Le (1975) (idea)
... aka Male of the Century
4. Taking Off (1971)

5. Pince à ongles, La (1969)
... aka The Nail Clippers (UK)
6. Horí, má panenko (1967) (screenplay)
... aka Al fuoco pompieri! (Italy: alternative title)
... aka Fuoco, ragazza mia (Italy)
... aka Hoří, má panenko (Czechoslovakia: Czech title)
... aka Like a House on Fire
... aka The Fireman's Ball (UK)
... aka The Firemen's Ball (USA)
... aka The Firemen's Ball and Lottery (USA: DVD title)
7. Lásky jedné plavovlásky (1965) (screenplay) (story)
... aka A Blonde in Love
... aka The Loves of a Blonde (USA)
8. Cerný Petr (1964)
... aka Černý Petr (Czechoslovakia: Czech title)
... aka Black Peter (USA)
... aka Peter and Pavla (International: English title)
9. Kdyby ty muziky nebyly (1963)
... aka If It Weren't for Music
... aka If There Were No Music
... aka The Glory of the Brass Bands
... aka Why Do We Need All the Brass Bands? (USA)
10. Konkurs (1963)
... aka Audition (USA)
... aka Competition (USA)
... aka Talent Competition (International: English title)
11. Laterna magika II (1960)
... aka Magic Lantern II (International: English title)

12. Stenata (1957)
13. Nechte to na mne (1955)
... aka Leave It to Me (International: English title)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Anand,INDER Raj and David Niven

Scenarist and dialogue writer born in Miani ( Now Pakistan ) ;uncle of Mukul S.Anandsudent years in Lahore and Hyderabad.Close associated with the IPTA’s Bombay branch.Major contribution is playwright for Prithviraj Kapoor’s Prithvi Theatres :Deewar and CHaddar mark its IPTA-influenced early 40s radical phase.Publicist for Minerva when Raj Kapoor hired him to write Aag ( 1948),leading to further collaborations :Aab ( 1953) ;Chahlia ( 1960) ,Sangam ( 1964) ;Sapnon Ka saudagar ( 1968 ) .
Also scripted Mohan Segal’s landmark satire New Delhi and the DEc Anand whodunit CID ( both (1956) .Since early 60s,worked mainly as a ‘genre professsional’ for South Indian producers wishing to enter the Bombay-based mainstream :e.g.dialogues for the Hindi of L.V Prasad,K.Balachander,Adurthi Subba Rao and Bharathirajaa.Regular scenarist for the 80s director Raj Kumar Kohli.Wrote and directed one film,Phoolon Ki Sej ( 1964) ,influenced ,he claimed ,by James Jones ‘s From Here To Eternity and Doris Lessing.Other script and /or dialogue credicts include :Phool Aur Kaante ( 1948) ;Birha Ki Raat( 1950) ;Anari,Chhobti, Baben ( both 1959 ) ;Sasural (1961) ;Dil Tera Diwana (1962) ;Bahurani,Hamrahi(both1963) ;Beti Bete ;Dulha Dulhan ‘( 1964) ;Aasman Mahal (1965) :Chhoba Bhai (1966) ;Vaasna (1968) ;Bhai Bahen ,Nannha Farishta ( both 1969) ;Devi,Safar(1970) :Jawani Diwani,Anokha Daan (both 1972),Gaai Aur Gori,Samjhauta,Insaaf (all 1973),prem Nagar,shuhh Din,Faasla,Aaina (all 1974) Julie,Raja,Sunehra Sansar(all1975),Maa,Nagrin (both1976) ;yahi Hai Zindagi(1977) ;lovers,Yeh ishq Nahin Asaan (both1983) ;Ek Nai Paheli,Jeene Nahin Doonga,Raj Tilak (all 1984).
( Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema )

Shahenshah (1988) (written by)
Mard (1985) (dialogue)
Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan (1984)
Ek Nai Paheli (1984)
... aka A New Puzzle
Jeene Nahi Doonga (1984)
... aka Jeene Nahin Doonga (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
Raaj Tilak (1984)
Lovers (1983/I)
Vakil Babu (1982) (written by)
Kaalia (1981) (dialogue)

Jaani Dushman (1979) (dialogue)
... aka Beloved Enemy (India: English title)
Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977) (dialogue)
... aka Yehi Hai Zindagi (India: Hindi title: video box title)
Aaina (1977) (dialogue)
... aka Aval Oru Thodarkathai (India: Tamil title)
... aka Aval Oru Thudarkatha (India: Malayalam title)
... aka She Is a Serial Story
Nagin (1976) (dialogue)
Maa (1976)
... aka Mother (International: English title)
Julie (1975) (dialogue)
Raja (1975)
Sunehra Sansar (1975)
Prem Nagar (1974)
Faslah (1974)
... aka Faasla (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
... aka The Distance
Gaai Aur Gori (1973)
Jawani Diwani (1972)
... aka The Madness of Youth
Anokha Daan (1972)
Apna Desh (1972) (dialogue)
... aka Your Country (International: English title)
Upaasna (1971) (dialogue) (screenplay)
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) (dialogue)
Devi (1970) (dialogue) (as Inder Rajanand) (screenplay) (as Inder Rajanand)
Safar (1970) (dialogue)

Bhai Bahen (1969)
... aka Brother and Sister
Nanha Farishta (1969)
Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968) (story)
... aka Sapno Ka Suadagar (India: Hindi title: DVD box title)
Vaasna (1968)
Chhota Bhai (1966)
Aasmaan Mahal (1965)
... aka Heavenly Palace
... aka The Celestial Palace
Beti Bete (1964) (dialogue) (screenplay)
Dulha Dulhan (1964) (dialogue) (screenplay)
Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)
Sangam (1964/I)
... aka Confluence (International: English title) (UK)
Bahurani (1963)
... aka Daughter-in-Law (International: English title)
Hamrahi (1963) (dialogue) (screenplay)
Asli-Naqli (1962) (written by)
Dil Tera Diwana (1962)
... aka Dil Tera Deewana (India: Hindi title: alternative transliteration)
Sasural (1961) (dialogue) (screenplay)
Chhalia (1960)

Anari (1959) (dialogue) (screenplay) (story)
Char Dil Char Raahein (1959)
... aka Four Faces of India (UK)
... aka Four Hearts, Four Roads
Chhoti Bahen (1959) (dialogue) (screenplay)
Sharada (1957) (screenplay)
C.I.D. (1956) (dialogue) (screenplay)
New Delhi (1956) (screenplay)
Aah (1953) (dialogue) (as Inder Raj) (photoplay) (as Inder Raj) (story) (as Inder Raj)
... aka Avan (India: Tamil title: dubbed version)
... aka Premalekhalu (India: Telugu title: dubbed version)
Birha Ki Raat (1950)

Aag (1948) (dialogue) (as Inder Raj) (screenplay) (as Inder Raj) (story) (as Inder Raj)
... aka Fire
Phool Aur Kaante (1948)
... aka Flowers and Thorns (India: English title)

Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)

Shahenshah (1988) (dedicatee)

James David Graham Niven was born in London, England, the son of William Edward Graham Niven and French/British Henrietta Julia Degacher, born in Wales, the daughter of army officer William Degacher (who changed his original name of Hitchcock to his mother's maiden name of Degacher in 1874 [3]) and Julia Caroline, the daughter of Lieutenant General James Webber Smith[4]. He was named David for his birth on St. David's Day. Although he often used to claim that he was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland it was only after his birth certificate was checked after his death that this was found to be incorrect. [5]

His father was killed during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and his mother remarried Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt. In his biography, NIV: The Authorized Biography of David Niven, Graham Lord suggests that Comyn-Platt had actually been conducting an affair with Niven's mother for some time prior to her husband's death, and that Sir Thomas may well have been Niven's biological father, a supposition not without some support from her children, it seems.


There Goes the Bride (1932)
Eyes of Fate (1933)
Cleopatra (1934)
Without Regret (1935)
Barbary Coast (1935)
A Feather in Her Hat (1935)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Splendor (1935)
Rose Marie (1936)
Palm Springs (1936)
Dodsworth (1936)
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Beloved Enemy (1936)
We Have Our Moments (1937)
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Dinner at the Ritz (1937)
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Three Blind Mice (1938)
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Bachelor Mother (1939)
The Real Glory (1939)
Eternally Yours (1939)
Raffles (1939)
The First of the Few (1942)
The Way Ahead (1944)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Magnificent Doll (1946)
The Perfect Marriage (1947)
The Other Love (1947)
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
Enchantment (1948)
A Kiss in the Dark (1949)
A Kiss for Corliss (1949)
The Elusive Pimpernel (1950)
The Toast of New Orleans (1950)
Happy Go Lovely (1951)
Soldiers Three (1951)
Appointment with Venus (1951)
The Lady Says No (1952)
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
The Love Lottery (1954)
Tonight's the Night (1954)
Carrington V.C. (1955)
The King's Thief (1955)
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
The Silken Affair (1956)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957)
The Little Hut (1957)
My Man Godfrey (1957)
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Separate Tables (1958)
Ask Any Girl (1959)
Happy Anniversary (1959)
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
The Shortest Day (1962)
Conquered City (1962)
The Best of Enemies (1962)
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) (Cameo)
Guns of Darkness (1962)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
The Pink Panther (1963)
Bedtime Story (1964)
Where the Spies Are (1965)
Lady L (1965)
Eye of the Devil (1966)
Casino Royale (1967)
Prudence and the Pill (1968)
The Impossible Years (1968)
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
The Brain (1969)
Before Winter Comes (1969)
The Statue (1971)
King, Queen, Knave (1972)
Vampira (1974)
Paper Tiger (1975)
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Murder by Death (1976)
Candleshoe (1977)
Speed Fever (1978) (documentary)
Death on the Nile (1978)
A Nightingale Sang in Berekely Square (1979)
Escape to Athena (1979)
Rough Cut (1980)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Better Late Than Never (1982)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
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Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 4 (1936)
Screen Snapshots: Glamorous Hollywood (1958)
All Eyes on Sharon Tate (1967)
The Remarkable Rocket (1975) (narrator) .

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