The Ipcress File

Author: Len Deighton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Len Deighton’s classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy – later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine.

Michael Caine

Zulu (film), The Ipcress File (film), Billion Dollar Brain, Harry Palmer, Alfie (1966 Film), The Italian Job, Get Carter, The Man Who Would Be King (film), Educating Rita (film)

Author: Frederic P. Miller

Publisher: Alphascript Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr.; 14 March 1933) is an English film actor. Caine has appeared in more than 100 films, and is one of only two actors to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting (leading or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s (Jack Nicholson being the other). He became known for several notable critically acclaimed performances, particularly in the late 1960s, '70s, and '80s in films such as Zulu (1964); The Ipcress File (1965), Billion Dollar Brain (1967), and others as Harry Palmer; the woman-chasing title character in Alfie (1966); The Italian Job (1969); Get Carter (1971); The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Educating Rita (1983); Academy Award-winning performances for supporting actor in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (1999); as Nigel Powers in the spoof Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002); and more recently as Alfred Pennyworth, the butler from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Caine was knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema. He retains his strong cockney accent.

Beyond Bond

Spies in Fiction and Film

Author: Wesley Alan Britton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

View: 923

A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.

The Special Branch

The British Spy Novel, 1890-1980

Author: LeRoy Panek

Publisher: Popular Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The author has chosen seventeen of the most important or representative British spy novelists to write about. He presents some basic literary analysis and criticism, trying both to place them in historical perspective and to describe and analyze the content and form of their fiction.

Horse Under Water

Author: Len Deighton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 817

The dead hand of a long-defeated Nazi Third Reich reaches out to Portugal, London and Marrakech in Deighton’s second novel, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File, but finds Dawlish now head of the secret British Intelligence unit, WOOC(P).

Action Cook Book

Author: Len Deighton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 529

'I am going to cook you the best meal you have ever tasted in your life...' Harry Palmer to Sue Lloyd in ‘The Ipcress Files’ 'Len was a great cook, a smashing cook. I learned a lot about food from playing Harry Palmer' Michael Caine

Parallel Database Systems

PRISMA Workshop, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, September 24-26, 1990. Proceedings.

Author: PRISMA Workshop

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 433

View: 125

This proceedings volume of a workshop on parallel database systems organized by the PRISMA (Parallel Inference and Storage Machine) project gives a thorough survey and an in-depth overview of the PRISMA system.

Sidney J. Furie

Life and Films

Author: Daniel Kremer

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

View: 849

Known for his visual style as well as for his experimentation in virtually every genre of narrative cinema, award-winning director Sidney J. Furie also has the distinction of having made Canada's first ever feature-length fictional film in English, A Dangerous Age (1957). With a body of work that includes The Ipcress File (1965), Lady Sings the Blues (1972), and The Entity (1982), he has collaborated with major stars such as Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, and Michael Caine, and his films have inspired some of Hollywood's most celebrated directors, including Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino. In this first biography of the prolific filmmaker, author Daniel Kremer offers a comprehensive look at the director's unique career. Furie pioneered techniques such as improvisation in large-scale film productions, and sometimes shot his films in sequence to develop the characters from the ground up and improve the performers' in-the-moment spontaneity. Not only has Stanley Kubrick acknowledged that Furie's The Boys in Company C (1978) informed and influenced Full Metal Jacket (1987), but Martin Scorsese has said that he considers The Entity to be one of the scariest horror films of all time. However, Furie was often later criticized for accepting lowbrow work, and as a result, little serious study has been devoted to the director. Meticulously researched and enhanced by Kremer's close relationship with the filmmaker, this definitive biography captures the highs and lows of an exceptional but underexamined career, taking readers behind the scenes with a director who was often ahead of his time.