Terence Davies

Terence Davies

Terence Davies (born 10 November 1945) is an English screenwriter - film director, sometime novelist and actor. As a filmmaker, Davies is noted for his recurring themes of emotional (and sometimes physical) endurance, the influence of memory on everyday life and the potentially crippling effects of dogmatic religiosity on the emotional life of individuals and societies. Stylistically, Davies' works are notable for their symmetrical compositions, "symphonic" structure and measured pace. He is also the sole screenwriter of all his films. Contrary to the credits accorded him on IMDB.com, Terence Davies has never acted professionally.

Davies was born in Liverpool to working-class Catholic parents, the youngest child in a family of ten children (seven surviving). Though raised Catholic by his deeply religious mother, he later rejected religion and considers himself an atheist. After leaving school at sixteen, he worked for ten years as a shipping-office clerk and as an unqualified accountant, before leaving Liverpool to attend Coventry Drama School. While there, he wrote the screenplay for what became his first autobiographical short, Children (1976), filmed under the auspices of the BFI Production Board. After this introduction to filmmaking, Davies went to the National Film School, completing Madonna and Child (1980), a continuation of the story of Davies' alter ego, Robert Tucker, covering his years as a clerk in Liverpool. Three years later, he completed the trilogy with Death and Transfiguration (1983), in which he hypothesizes the circumstances of his death. These works went on to be screened together at film festivals throughout Europe and the U.S. as The Terence Davies Trilogy, winning numerous awards. Davies, who is gay, frequently explores gay themes in his films.

Due to funding difficulties and his refusal to compromise, Davies' output has been comparatively sporadic, with only four feature films released to date. The first two, Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, are very autobiographical films set in forties and fifties Liverpool; his two most recent films, The Neon Bible and The House of Mirth, are adaptations of novels by John Kennedy Toole and Edith Wharton, respectively.

His intended fifth feature, Sunset Song, an adaptation of the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, fell through. Scottish and international backers left the project after the BBC, Channel 4, and the UK Film Council each rejected proposals for final funds. Davies supposedly was considering Kirsten Dunst for the lead role before the project was postponed.

He produced two works for radio, A Walk To The Paradise Gardens, an original radio play broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2001, and a two-part radio adaptation of Virginia Woolf's The Waves, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2007.

His most recent released film is his first documentary Of Time and the City, which was premiered out of competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. The work uses vintage newsreel footage, contemporary popular music and a narration by Davies himself as a bittersweet paean to his hometown of Liverpool. It received rave reviews on its premiere.

His most recent work is Intensive Care, an autobiographical 'radio feature' broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 17th April 2010.

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Waterloo [DVD] Waterloo [DVD]
NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk has English audio.
by Sergei Bondarchuk, with Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna, published by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
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The Haunted Mansion [DVD] [2004] The Haunted Mansion [DVD] [2004]
Haunted Mansion
by Rob Minkoff, with Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, published by Walt Disney Studios HE.
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Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I, II And III [DVD] [2017] Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I, II And III [DVD] [2017]
by George Lucas, with Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, published by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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The House Of Mirth [DVD] [2000] The House Of Mirth [DVD] [2000]
by Terence Davies, with Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, published by Channel 4.
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Distant Voices, Still Lives (Blu-ray) Distant Voices, Still Lives (Blu-ray)
by Terence Davies, with Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite, Lorraine Ashbourne, published by Bfi.
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The Fast Lady [1962] [DVD] The Fast Lady [1962] [DVD]
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Classic British comedy, starring Stanley Baxter and Julie Christie. Murdoch Troon (Baxter) is a shy civil servant attracted to the vivacious Claire (Julie Christie), the daughter of a prominent businessman. In an attempt...
by Ken Annakin, with Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter, Kathleen Harrison, published by Network.
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