Dangerous Edge

Dangerous Edge

A Life of Graham Greene

Streaming Video - 2013
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From PBS: British actor Derek Jacobi narrates this portrait of author Graham Greene, a British spy, doubting Catholic and manic-depressive who wrote critically acclaimed best-sellers, including The Quiet American, Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Third Man. The documentary weaves Greene's novels and movies into the story of his life and reveals an extraordinary man who traveled the globe to escape the boredom of ordinary existence. Actor Bill Nighy provides Greene's voice. Other participants include novelists John Mortimer, John Le Carre and David Lodge, writer Paul Theroux, former CIA operative and author Frederick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget.

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ba_library
Dec 01, 2018

Great PBS show on author Graham Greene. It is only an hour long, but squeezes in his lifetime showcasing his writing genius, his mental disorder (manic depressive), his political intrigue and involvement (he was a spy for Britain), and his chaotic personal life. He was a complex man who found an outlet for his emotional stress in his writing. Many of his books were made into films; Brighton Rock, The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, The Quiet American. An interesting man; you will want to do some reading or watch a few old movies after viewing this DVD.

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brigpa1
Sep 13, 2018

This is a wonderful riveting biography of a gifted writer who was also a troubled human being. His life seemed to present one moral dilemma after another. After having just watched THE QUIET AMERICAN I wanted to see how much of the story was taken from Greene's life. The moral dilemmas the characters face in his writing are reflections of his own life.

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owlknight29
Apr 29, 2017

Very Boring, put me to sleep after only 10mins

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MattPellerin
Jan 11, 2014

10/10 I became enthralled in Greene and purchased many of his works after watching this movie.

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