July 11, 2008

John Madden Director (1949)

John Madden (1949)

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John Madden at the NFT


John Madden has worked in film, theatre radio and TV. His first big film hit was Shakespeare in Love although he did get two Oscar Nominations for Mrs. Brown. Captain Corelli's Mandolin was less well received with many considering Nicholas Cage miscast in the leading role as an Italian officer on the island of Kefalonia. The film is based upon a novel by Louis de Bernieres  about the Italian invasion and occupation of the island of Kefalonia during the Second World War. After the Italians surrendered to the Allied armies in 1943 the Nazis recaptured the island. The Italian occupying troops had decided to resist the Nazis and as a result many were summarily executed in yet another inglorious chapter of Nazi atrocities.

Shakespeare in Love pulled off the difficult feat of being a bizarre hybrid genre film combining history, heritage and comedy in a film which had great appeal to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic thus ensuring it was a profitable enterprise and is a fine example of promoting tourism in the UK as well. The wonderful synergies of cultural industries!


Mrs Brown was about the relationship that the permanently in mourning Queen Victoria had with a former trusted servant of Prince Albert. Brown evenutally ended up having considerable influence over Queen Victoria.


Filmography

Mrs Brown (1997)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)


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Captain Corelli's Mandolin


Webliography

Guardian feature on Judi Dench as Queeen Victoria in Mrs Brown

BBC News Madden at the Oscars 1999

Madden: Guardian interview at the NFT

Madden interviews Morrisey

New York Times review of Shakespeare in Love

Madden hoping to film The Debt about Nazi hunter

Captain Corelli's Mandolin Teacher's Notes (PDF) (Film Education)

Working Title Captain Corelli's Mandolin

British Council Catalogue Captain Corelli's Mandolin

BBC Leicester Review Captain Corelli's Mandolin

BBC News Entertainment Review

Peter Preston Observer Review Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Guardian Bradshaw review Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Italian Identity and the Culture Industry in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)1 Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli

Guardian interview Madden and Producer Calderwood


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