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Lindsay Anderson

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Lindsay Anderson Born: 04/17/1923
Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
Death Place: Dordogne, FR
Died: 08/30/1994

Anderson served in WWII in a British Army Rifles unit and the Intelligence Corps. While a student at Oxford, he edited SEQUENCE, an influential film magazine, along with writer Gavin Lambert and future directors Tony Richardson and Karel Reisz. Like its fellow French journal, CAHIERS DU CINEMA, SEQUENCE favored Hollywood film, the new postwar realism and the avant-garde, and dismissed its homeland's national cinema as static and choked by empty "prestige" product. Anderson's own most important discovery during this time was the works of John Ford, which influenced his early affinity for the poetic aspects of cinema.Anderson began his film career in 1948, making documentaries for in...

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