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Simon Louvish

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Simon Louvish, educated in Jerusalem and London, teaches at the London International Film School and is the author of many novels and biographies.

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Past Events

2008

Sunday, 2 March 2008

In an illustrated talk, Simon Louvish re-examined Hollywood's most enduring legend who directed lavish recreations of The King of KingsThe Sign of the CrossSamson and Delilah and two versions of The Ten Commandments. In his day he provoked at least as much of an uproar as Mel Gibson. Was Cecil B DeMille a savant or sinner, artist or hack, defender of freedom or a hypocritical opportunist who embraced the golden calf of sheer commercialism?

2005

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

The author of Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers (2003), Simon Louvish spoke about his passion for the sons of the German-Jewish immigrant tailor Sam Marx and his ambitious wife Minnie, whose films still inspire laughter and devotion. Satirists of pretension, folly and snobbery, the “Four Horsemen of the Apoplexy” are brought to life by Louvish’s wonderful stories of their lives and work.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.