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Stanley Baker – A Life in Film
Robert Shail
ISBN: 9780708321263 (0708321267)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Medi 2008
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
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Llyfr yn cynnig dadansoddiad trylwyr a manwl o yrfa Stanley Baker, un o ffigurau sinema amlycaf o Gymru, sy'n canolbwyntio ar y hunaniaeth genedlaethol Gymreig a'r gwyrywdod a oedd yn gymaint rhan o'i ddelwedd.

This book offers the first in-depth, fully -researched analysis of the career of Stanley Baker, one of the most significant cinema figures to have come out of Wales, and sheds considerable light on the image of Welsh national identity and masculinity which he projected.
Stanley Baker remains one of the very finest film actors to have emerged from Wales and although this is not the first biography of him, it will probably prove to be the most authoritative.

In the late nineteen-forties and fifties the vast majority of those who were drawn to acting were solidly middle class. Baker, however, came from a coal mining family in Ferndale and the family had endured privation and hardship. But Baker, like Richard Burton, was fortunate in having a mentor who played a significant part in encouraging him in his early days.

In subsequent chapters Shail takes us through Bakerís career, film by film. I had not realised just how many films he was involved with. We learn of Bakerís relationships with his fellow actors and the producers and directors, including the American, Joseph Losey. Unlike so many actors who appear cynical about their profession, Baker consistently enthused about it. ĎI enjoy it. Itís my life,í he once told a journalist.

His best remembered television role was in the BBC production of How Green is my Valley, in which he played alongside Si‚n Phillips. Referring to his life off screen, the author writes of Bakerís mythology; sport, gambling, and alcohol. This was something which Burton shared, but with greater intensity. Shail clearly views these as central to his persona as an actor and adds that they Ďhelped to break the stranglehold on stardom held by English middle class actors like Dirk Bogarde and Kenneth Moreí.

Dewi Roberts

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio'r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiat‚d Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Dr. Robert Shail is Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of Film and Media, University of Wales, Lampeter. He has contributed to numerous journals and books on Media Studies and the Media, including British Film Institute Reference Guides.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
This book offers the first in-depth, fully-researched analysis of the career of Stanley Baker, one of the most significant cinema figures to have come out of Wales and sheds considerable light on the image of Welsh national identity and masculinity which he projected.

Stanley Baker is one of only a handful of Welsh-born actors to have become a major film star. Like his friend Richard Burton, his rise to fame took him from an impoverished childhood in the valleys of south Wales to international stardom in films such as Zulu and Accident. As well as being an important figure in front of the camera, he became a producer and film executive as well, whilst never losing his strong links with his Welsh background.
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