About the Author
Walter Mycroft (1891-1959) was a film journalist and Britain's most prolific pre-war film producer, working on over 200 films. Vincent Porter is Emeritus Professor of Mass Communications at the University of Westminster. He is the coeditor (with James Curran) of British Cinema History (1983) and coauthor (with Sue Harper) of British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference (2003).
Table of Contents
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. The Poet in the Pub Chapter 4 2. Critic by Chance Chapter 5 3. Journey into Films Chapter 6 4. Halfway House Chapter 7 5. Fade In Chapter 8 6. Comic Business Chapter 9 7. The Glittering Prizes Chapter 10 8. The Man Who Was Elstree Chapter 11 9. Some of My Best Friends... Chapter 12 10. The Man Who Knew Too Much Chapter 13 11. Grief Chapter 14 12. New Blood Chapter 15 13. The Captains and the Kings Chapter 16 14. The Way Is the Stars Chapter 17 15. Farewell Scene Part 18 Appendix A: Scenario Writing: Principles of Adaptation: Hints to Authors Part 19 Appendix B: Finding a New Screen Story Every Fortnight Part 20 Appendix C: Films as an Industrial Element of Entertainment: Sane Production Costs Will Triumph over British Studio Crisis Part 21 Appendix D: Shawand the Devil to Pay Part 22 The Filmography of Walter C. Mycroft Part 23 Index Part 24 About the Author and Editor