Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger
This is the authorised biography of John Schelsinger. The author has the full co-operation of Jon Schelsinger, including unprecedented access to ... Show synopsis This is the authorised biography of John Schelsinger. The author has the full co-operation of Jon Schelsinger, including unprecedented access to Schelsinger's personal tape recordings that he made during his career and to his voluminous correspondence. This book will also include interviews with many of the stars who have worked with Schelsinger. John Schlesinger made stars of Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Sean Penn. He has resurrected the careers of Laurence Olivier and Shirley McLaine. He's directed Richard Gere, Anthony Hopkins, Sally Field, Vanessa Redgrave, Ed Harris, Michael Keaton, Ian McKellan, Dirk Bogarde, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Martin Sheen, Geraldine Page, Karen Black, both Donald and Keifer Sutherland, and of course Madonna. His many films include "Midnight Cowboy", (Academy Award for Best Picture), "Far from the Madding Crowd", "Marathon Man" and "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". Schlesinger also directed films for the BBC including "Cold Comfort Farm", "Separate Tables", "A Question of Attribution", and "An Englishman Abroad".