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A Forehead Pressed Against a Window (First Edition)

£35.00

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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR:

'For Bryony - with gratitude for her enourmous help'
Sincere regards

Robert Rietti'

The autobiography of Sir Robert Rietti, (1923-) About the Author: Robert Rietti comes from a distinguished Italian family dating back to the thirteenth century, when one of his ancestors was physician to the pope and who performed the first known blood transfusion, on the pontiff. Robert has had a varied career as an actor, director, playwright and broadcaster. He has also been responsible for dubbing many successful foreign films into English and specializes in re-voicing artists and completing the soundtrack of English-made pictures in which foreign artistes have also been used and whose accents may need correcting or replacing. He was nominated for the Golden Reel Award in Hollywood for his dubbing of Once Upon a Time in America. He also won the Oxford Film Festival Award for "The best foreign film in the English language" with his version of the Russian film Pavlova. After Jack Hawkins had lost the use of his voice through throat cancer, Robert undertook to imitate him and to record his dialogue in his last ten films. He has broadcast over 6,000 times and for over six years, recorded a weekly program from the BBC to the United States, as their answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter from America. His reading of D.H. Lawrence's Rocking Horse Winner won such acclaim that the recording was awarded the rare privilege of being buried in the BBC archives for future generations. Members of the Rietti family came to Britain 200 years ago and the grandmother of Benjamin Disraeli (British Prime Minister) was Rebecca Rietti.

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Author(s):
Robert Rietti
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Ari Scharf Publishing

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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR:

'For Bryony - with gratitude for her enourmous help'
Sincere regards

Robert Rietti'

The autobiography of Sir Robert Rietti, (1923-) About the Author: Robert Rietti comes from a distinguished Italian family dating back to the thirteenth century, when one of his ancestors was physician to the pope and who performed the first known blood transfusion, on the pontiff. Robert has had a varied career as an actor, director, playwright and broadcaster. He has also been responsible for dubbing many successful foreign films into English and specializes in re-voicing artists and completing the soundtrack of English-made pictures in which foreign artistes have also been used and whose accents may need correcting or replacing. He was nominated for the Golden Reel Award in Hollywood for his dubbing of Once Upon a Time in America. He also won the Oxford Film Festival Award for "The best foreign film in the English language" with his version of the Russian film Pavlova. After Jack Hawkins had lost the use of his voice through throat cancer, Robert undertook to imitate him and to record his dialogue in his last ten films. He has broadcast over 6,000 times and for over six years, recorded a weekly program from the BBC to the United States, as their answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter from America. His reading of D.H. Lawrence's Rocking Horse Winner won such acclaim that the recording was awarded the rare privilege of being buried in the BBC archives for future generations. Members of the Rietti family came to Britain 200 years ago and the grandmother of Benjamin Disraeli (British Prime Minister) was Rebecca Rietti.

Author(s):
Robert Rietti
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Ari Scharf Publishing

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