Joseph Losey

Director

Joseph Losey was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States on January 14th, 1909 and is the Director. At the age of 75, Joseph Losey biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 14, 1909
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Death Date
Jun 22, 1984 (age 75)
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Film Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Theater Director
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Dartmouth College, Harvard University
Joseph Losey Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Hawes, ​ ​(m. 1937; div. 1944)​, Dorothy Bromiley, ​ ​(m. 1956; div. 1963)​, Patricia Mohan ​(m. 1970)​
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Joseph Losey Career

Early life and career

Joseph Walton Losey III was born on January 14, 1909, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he and Nicholas Ray were high-school classmates at La Crosse Central High School. He attended Dartmouth College and Harvard University, starting as a medical student and ending in drama.

Losey's rise to prominence in New York City politics, first directing the tumultuous failure Little Old Boy in 1933. He declined to direct a staged version of Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis, causing Lewis to write him his first script for the stage, Jayhawker. The program, which had a short run, was hosted by Losey. "The play, being more wordy, poses staging issues that Joe Losey's route does not always solve," Bosley Crowther of The New York Times said. It's impossible to decide who is to blame for the story's "unknown parts."

In 1935, he stayed in Moscow to study the Russian stage. Sergei Eisenstein taught a film in Moscow. Bertolt Brecht and composer Hanns Eisler, both of whom were visiting Moscow at the time, were also met.

He directed Triple-A Plowed Under on Broadway, a revival of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Theatre Project in 1936. Injunction was granted for his second Living Newspaper presentation.

Losey served in the United States military during World War II and was discharged in 1945. Losey performed for Bertolt Brecht, a resident in Los Angeles, and Charles Laughton on the rehearsals for Brecht's play Galileo (Life of Galileo), which he and Brecht co-directed with Laughton in the title role and with music by Eisler from 1946 to 1947. The play premiered on July 30, 1947 at the Coronet Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Losey accompanied Brecht to Washington, D.C., for Brecht's appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee on October 30, 1947 (HUAC). The following day, Brecht left the United States. Losey went on to stage Galileo, again in New York City, with Laughton in the title role. The Maxine Elliott Theatre opened on December 7, 1947. Losey, who has been exiled in England, will produce a film version of Brecht's Galileo (1975).

The Boy with Green Hair (1947), Losey's first film, starring a young Dean Stockwell as Peter, a war orphanage who is subject to ridicule after awakening one morning to discover his hair mysteriously turned green.

Seymour Nebenzal, the designer of Fritz Lang's classic M (1931), hired Los Angeles rather than Berlin to direct a remake set. The killer's name was changed from Hans Beckert to Martin W. Harrow in the current version, which was released in 1951. Harold Borisal, the son of Nebenzal's uncle, was a co-producer on this version.

Career in Europe

Losey landed in the United Kingdom and worked as a writer of genre films. His first British film The Sleeping Tiger (1954), a noir crime drama, was produced under Victor Hanbury's pseudonym because the actors of the film, Alexis Smith and Alexander Knox, feared being blacklisted by Hollywood in turn if it became known that they had worked with him. The Intimate Stranger (1956) had a pseudonym as well. His films ranged from Regency melodrama The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958) to the 1960 gangster film The Criminal (1960).

Losey was supposed to direct the Hammer Films' X the Unknown (1956), but after a few days of being on staff with a suspected Communist sympathiser, and Losey was dropped from the project. Losey was forced to work due to sickness, according to an alternate interpretation. Losey was later recruited by Hammer Films to produce The Damned, a 1963 British science fiction film based on H.L. Lawrence's book "The Children of Light" was published.

Losey began writing for Pinter in the 1960s and formed a long friendship. Pinter's screenplays inspired three timeless classics: The Servant (1963), Accident (1967), and The Go-Between (1971). The Servant received three British Academy Film Awards. At the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, Accident claimed the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury award. At the 1971 Writer' Guild of Great Britain awards, the Go-Between took home four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as Best British Screenplay. Each of the three films explores the political systems of class and sexuality in England at the end of the nineteenth century (The Go-Between) and in the 1960s. A manservant contributes to the moral and psychological degradation of his privileged and wealthy employer in The Servant. As two Oxford University tutors rhetorically condemn a student against the backdrop of their apparently idyllic lives, an accident investigates male passion, hypocrisy, and ennui among the educated middle class. A young middle-class boy, the summer visitor of an upper-class family, is the messenger for a dispute between a working-class farmer and his hosts' daughter.

Although Losey's films are generally naturalistic, The Servant's mix of Losey's signature Baroque style, film noir, naturalism, and expressionism, as well as Accident's and The Go-Between's experimental cinematography contribute to a sophisticated construction of cinematic time and narrative perspective, putting this work in the direction of neorealist cinema. Pinter's sparse, elliptical, and enigmatically dialogue in three films is emphasized in Losey's sparse, tumultuous, and enigmatically interwoven dialogue, which is often used to create a visual map for (and occasionally works against) by a cluttered mise en-scène and peripatetic camera work, which is also important in terms of cluttered and cluttered mise-en-

Losey directed Modesty Blaise, a British comedy spy film that was released worldwide in 1966. It was often regarded as a James Bond parody and was loosely based on Peter O'Donnell's famous comic strip Modesty Blaise.'

In the British action film Figures in a Landscape (1970), directed by Shaw from Barry England's book "In the Landscape (1970), Losey directed Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell. The film was shot in a variety of locations in Spain.

Pinter also worked on The Proust Screenplay (1972), a Pinter film based on Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu. Before the project's financing could be determined, Losey died before the project's funds could be assembled.

Losey produced a long-awaited film version of Brecht's Galileo, starring Chaim Topol. Galileo was shot in the United Kingdom as part of the American Film Theatre's subscription film collection, but it wasn't shot in the United Kingdom. Losey also made a half-hour film based on Galileo's life in the context of this project.

Monsieur Klein (1976), a Losey scholar, investigated the day in Occupied France, where Jews in and around Paris were deported for deportation. In this case, he said he so completely opposed naturalism in film that he divided his shooting schedule into three "visual categories": Unreal, Reality, and Abstract. He demonstrated a French language facility, and Monsieur Klein (1976) gave Alain Delon as the French filmmaker and producer one of the earliest attempts to reveal the French Jews' history to the famous Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in July 1942.

Losey filmed Mozart's opera Don Giovanni in 1979, filming in Villa La Rotonda and the Veneto region of Italy; this film was nominated for many César Awards in 1980, including Best Director.

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Sir Michael Caine turns up in Camber Sands to play a wheelchair bound war veteran

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 4, 2022
A Hollywood celebrity stars turn up in Camber Sands every day, but locals were treated exactly as work on a new film started this week. Sir Michael Caine was seen in a wheelchair as he prepared to shoot his scenes on the East Sussex beach, with principal photography fully underway. In the forthcoming film The Great Escaper, based on war veteran Bernard Jordan's 2014 escape from a British care home to attend the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France, the veteran actor, 89, stars.