Roy William Neill

Roy William Neill

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Roy William Neill (4 September 1887 - 14 December 1946) was a film director best known today for directing several of the Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, made between 1943 and 1946 and released by Universal Studios. With his father as the captain, Neill was born on a ship off the coast of Ireland. His birth name was Roland de Gostrie. Neill began directing silent movies in 1917 and went on to helm 107 films, 40 of them silent. Although most of Neill's films were low-budget B-movies, he was known for directing films with meticulously lit scenes with carefully layered shadows that would become the style of film noir in the late 1940s. In fact, his last film, Black Angel (1946), is considered a film noir.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Soph Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613638132X
  • 9786136381329