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The singing detective

Dennis Potter

The singing detective

by Dennis Potter

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDennis Potter.
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p. ;
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15365818M
ISBN 101568651139
OCLC/WorldCa31752291

Three jewel cases in a cardboard box contains music used in the BBC TV series 'The Singing Detective' and additional songs from the s/40s dance band era. Amenability credits: Track Bill Bird was already credited for this song on shellac Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians* - Dry Bones / Ole Moses Put Pharaoh In His Place.4/5(9). The Singing Detective, based upon the British television series of the same name, is a quirky film that combines comedy, drama, film-noir, and musical numbers in such a way that they form something quite unlike your typical Hollywood features the stellar cast of Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Robin Wright Penn, Katie Holmes, Jeremy Northam, and Adrien .

The Singing Detective. 1, likes. When it comes to murder, seduction and betrayal he wrote the book. Now he's living it!Followers: K. "The Singing Detective" is a movie about a man who has been failed by science and drugs and turns in desperation to his mind, seeking temporary insanity as a release. His sharp intelligence is an asset. He knows the s songs are trash, and that's the point; you don't throw songs you love onto the bonfire.

1 9 8 6 (UK) 6 x 60 minute episodes. One of the few saving graces of the movie version of The Singing Detective (aside from Robert Downey Jr’s credible performance in the title role) was that it retained much of Dennis Potter’s dialogue, giving it some much-needed substance.. For all the film’s good intentions, however, it still didn’t hold a candle to Potter’s compelling.   ''THE SINGING DETECTIVE,'' the six-part BBC drama written by Dennis Potter and directed by Jon Amiel, is more genuinely cinematic than many movies of .


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The singing detective by Dennis Potter Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Singing Detective is the complete The singing detective book of a 6 part British TV series of the same name. I've not seen the TV series, but from reading the screenplay, I can tell that it is far more like a Cubist painting by Braque than it is any straightforward telling of a mystery by:   The Singing Detective book.

Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the unabridged original text of Dennis Potter's accla /5. I managed to get this CD and the soundtracks from The Singing Detective (40's/50's songs) and Lipstick On Your Collar (50's/60's) from Zaverstocks for under £ via Amazon (including P&P).

For over 60 great tunes, this was the best value for £ I've ever spent!/5(22). The Singing Detective soundtrack was released on vinyl in two different forms: The Singing Detective (BBC Records CD ) The Other Side of the Singing Detective (BBC Records and Tapes BBC CD ) Later releases on CD are: (Portugal) Music from "The Singing Detective" and More (Golden Star GSS ) (3 CD)Original network: BBC1.

The Singing Detective (BBC, ) has been described by novelist Steven King as "the Citizen Kane of the mini-series."Voted number 5 in the BFI's greatest television drama series/serial of all time, its innovative techniques and multi-layered narrative structure makes it a truly remarkable piece of story-telling that has become internationally influential.4/5.

The Singing Detective is a American musical crime comedy film directed by Keith Gordon and loosely based on the BBC serial of the same name, a work by British writer Dennis stars Robert Downey Jr. and features a supporting cast that includes The singing detective book Holmes, Adrien Brody, Robin Wright Penn, Mel Gibson and Carla Gugino as well as a number of songs from the by: Basil Poledouris.

O n the face of it, the news that Dennis Potter's masterpiece The Singing Detective will not be repeated to mark its 25th anniversary because the BBC is unwilling to stump up what amounts to less. With Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, David Ryall.

Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations/10(4K). The Singing Detective Critics Consensus.

Delightful performance from Robert Downey Jr. can't save The Singing Detective's transition from TV to the 39%. Directed by Keith Gordon. With Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam.

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots/10(8K). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

"The Singing Detective has been described by novelist Stephen King as 'the Citizen Kane of the mini-series'. Written by Dennis Potter and directed by Jon Amiel, it is a landmark piece of television drama that will forever set the benchmark upon.

Product Information. The Singing Detective (BBC, ) has been described by novelist Steven King as "the Citizen Kane of the mini-series." Voted number 5 in the BFI's greatest television drama series/serial of all time, its innovative techniques and multi-layered narrative structure makes it a truly remarkable piece of story-telling that has become internationally influential.

The Singing Detective is a modern masterpiece, not only as a TV-play but as a literary work. Highly recommended, on video or in book form. Highly recommended, on video or in book form.

- Return to top of the page. His plays for television include Blue Remembered Hills (), Brimstone and Treacle (commissioned in but banned until ), the series Pennies from Heaven (), The Singing Detective (), Blackeyes () and Lipstick on Your Collar ().

He also wrote novels, stage plays and screenplays/5(7). The Singing Detective is a high point in this unrestrained theater of the tube. What television can be when it isn't creating programming for the masses and solely concerned with selling as much commercial air time as possible is demonstrated in The Singing Detective/5(95).

The patient's struggle with both actual and delusional childhood memories invites comparison with Jaco Van Dormael's film Toto le Heros, although that is a much rosier and more whimsical tale beside which the original screenplay for The Singing Detective feels like a morbidly deranged blend of Charles Bukowski, William S.

Burroughs 8/ From director Keith Gordon (Mother Night, A Midnight Clear) comes this American feature adaptation of the BBC miniseries, The Singing Downey Jr. returns to the big-screen for the first time since 's Wonder Boys as Dan Dark, a novelist who is hospitalized with a severe case of psoriasis.

As he lays in bed, Dark hallucinates that he is actually a World /5(2). The Singing Detective is the story of a writer of pulp-fiction novels, hospitalized for a horrible skin condition that has his entire body flaking and.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The singing detective by Dennis Potter; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Singing detective (Television program), Television plays, English Television plays, Detective and mystery television programs.

The blending of these preoccupations leads to characters from his book wandering into his ward, and events from his novel ending up as memories from his past (or is the other way around?).

Like most of Potter's work, The Singing Detective is semi-autobiographical (it is also a loose reworking of his first novel, 's Hide and Seek)/The Singing Detective by Dennis Potter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Singing Detective Unabridged Text of the Television Series by Potter, Dennis - AbeBooks.Voila!

Finally, the Singing Detective script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie by Keith Gordon starring Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Katie Holmes, Robin Wright Penn, etc. This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Singing Detective.