Christopher Isherwood (1 of 4) Author Interviews and FilmPart 0ne of four which includes early interviews with Isherwood (Monitor from 1959) and other poets/authors Stephen Spender and Edward Upwood. Footage from Berlin in the 1930's. Made in 1986 the year Isherwood died.
Christopher Isherwood (2 of 4) Author Interviews and FilmPart two of four - Including interviews Sunday Night (1965), Aquarius (1977) and The Auden Landscape (1982) also editor John Lehmann, footage of World War 2, works written with Auden including Journey to a War. Also poets/authors Stephen Spender and Edward Upwood
Christopher Isherwood (3 of 4) Author Interviews and FilmThe third part of this film on author Christopher Isherwood with interviews including Omnibus (1969) and readings and details on his novels A Single Man (1964) and Christopher and his kind. Also partner Don Bachardy drawing him.
Christopher Isherwood and his kind (4 of 4) Author Interviews and FilmFinal part of this film on author Christopher Isherwood featuring an interview with Ludovic Kennedy on Tonight (1977). Poet and friend Stephen Spender talks about the author.
Christopher And His Kind (Full Movie) - Matt SmithPlot:
In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and would-be actress Jean Ross,who sings tunelessly in a seedy cabaret club. They and others he meets get put into his stories. After a fling with sexy rent boy Caspar he falls for street sweeper Heinz,paying medical bills for the boy's sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other son,Nazi Gerhardt. With Fascism rapidly rising Christopher returns to London with Heinz but is unable to prevent his return to Germany when his visa expires. Years later Christopher,now a successful writer,returns to Berlin for a final meeting with Heinz,now married with children.
Matt Smith as Christopher Isherwood
Toby Jones as Gerald Hamilton
Pip Carter as W. H. Auden
Douglas Booth as Heinz Neddermeyer
Imogen Poots as Jean Ross
Tom Wlaschiha as Gerhardt Neddermeyer
Alexander Doetsch as Caspar
Issy Van Randwyck as Fräulein Thurau
Iddo Goldberg as Wilfrid Landauer
Lindsay Duncan as Kathleen Isherwood
Perry Millward as Richard Isherwood
Christopher Isherwood talking about E.M. Forster
Chris & Don - A Love Story
I AM A CAMERA (1955) Julie Harris.mp4 #2017I AM A CAMERA (1955) Julie Harris.mp4 #2017 I AM A CAMERA (1955) Julie Harris.mp4
Day at Night: Christopher IsherwoodWriter Christopher Isherwood shares memories of poet W.H. Auden and gives background information on his own stories.
CUNY TV is proud to re-broadcast newly digitized episodes of DAY AT NIGHT, the popular public television series hosted by the late James Day. Day was a true pioneer of public television: co-founder of KQED in San Francisco, president of WNET upon the merger of National Educational Television (NET) and television station WNDT/Channel 13, and most recently, Chairman of the CUNY TV Advisory Board. The series features fascinating interviews with notable cultural and political figures conducted in the mid 1970's.
Tape Date: 4/25/1974
Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/series/dayatnight
BBC Omnibus 1969 Christopher Isherwood A Born Foreigner PDTV x264 AAC MVGroup Forum
Christopher Isherwood in Los AngelesView the entire video at: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/
Archivist Sue Hodson and painter Don Bachardy on what critics thought of Isherwood's move to L.A., and gay life in mid-century SoCal.
Transitioning From Life to ArtSally Bowles is a fictional character in the novels of Christopher Isherwood ‘Mr Norris Changes Trains’ and ‘Goodbye To Berlin’ (also known as ‘The Berlin Diaries’), published in 1935 and 1939 respectively. The character continued in the adaptation of the novels into the award-winning Broadway play ‘I Am A Camera’ in 1951, into the Kander and Ebb musical play ‘Cabaret’ in 1966, with Judy Dench taking the role of Sally in the first London production, and finally into the movie ‘Cabaret’ in 1972 with Liza Minelli as Sally.
Isherwood’s inspiration for the character was Jean Ross, a 19 yr old cabaret singer and political writer whom the author met while rooming at Fraulein Thurau’s guesthouse at 17 NollendorfStraße during late 1920’s and early 30’s. Ross had come to Berlin with dreams of stardom.
Isherwood described seeing Ross perform for the first time - at a cabaret called ‘The Lady Windermere’ off the Tauentzeinstraße in Berlin in the autumn of 1930:
“She had a surprisingly deep, husky voice. She sang badly, without any expression, her hands hanging down at her sides – yet her performance was, in its own way, effective because of her startling appearance and her air of not caring a curse of what people thought of her”. He later added: “Her German is not merely incorrect, it is all her own”.
I like seeing the relationship between life and art - in this case I think the real ‘Sally Bowles’ is in fact more interesting. Certainly more intellectually aware, and made less so in the character in the novel as Isherwood wanted to show the escapist mentality in Berlin at the time.