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John Russell Taylor

John Russell Taylor is a writer, known for Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009), Peter De Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn (2014) and Mystery and Imagination (1966). See full bio »
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 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Letter to David (1971) ... (writer)
 1970 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Curse of the Mummy (1970) ... (adaptation)
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 2000 Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
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 2014 Peter De Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn (Documentary)
 2013 A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Golden Age (2013) ... Himself
 2009 Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 British Film Forever (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1999 Reputations (TV Series documentary)
- Alfred Hitchcock (1999) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

"Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear", a series of monographs on directors (including Luis Bunuel, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard and Alain Resnais); (1978) "Hitch", the authorized biography of Alfred Hitchcock. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on the films of Robert Mulligan]: The films, like their heroes, are modest, quiet, but stubborn. And it would not surprise me at all if, in the long run, they prove just as stubbornly lasting, when others with larger immediate reputations have been cut down to size or quite forgotten. See more »


John Russell Taylor was born in Dover, Kent, England on June 19, 1935. He was for several years professor in the Cinema Division of the University of Southern California. Now retired from academic life, he divides his time between London and West Wales, although he still makes occasional contributions to the London "Times" newspaper. See more »

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