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us: Reisz, Karel


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    • Birth Date

        19260721
    • Death Date

        20021125
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Ostrava (Czech Republic)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
          (lcsh) Theatrical producers and directors
      • Sources

        • found: The technique of film editing, 1953: t.p. (Karel Reisz)
        • found: Cattini, A. Karel Reisz, 1985: t.p. (Karel Reisz) p. 7 (b. 7/21/1926)
        • found: N.Y. times, Nov. 28, 2002 (Karel Reisz; a leading director of British New Wave, as well as "The French lieutenant's woman" and other Hollywood films; b. 1926 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia; sent to England in 1938; d. Monday [Nov. 25] in London, aged 76)
        • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography WWW site, 10 June, 2015 (Reisz, Karel; film and theatre director; born on 21 July 1926 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia; at the age of twelve he joined his older brother Paul as a boarder at Leighton Park, the Quaker school in Reading; returned to Czechoslovakia, but with most of his family dead he decided to take up the chance of studying natural sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; England remained his home for the rest of his life; he taught for two years at the St Marylebone grammar school before winning a commission from the newly established British Film Academy to write a book on film editing, "The Technique of Film Editing," published in 1953; in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) he presented the work and home life of Sillitoe's hard-drinking factory worker Arthur Seaton; died on 25 November 2002 at the Royal Free Hospital, Camden, London) {http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/77405}
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