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Jonathan Miller (1) (1934–2019)

Author of Darwin for Beginners

For other authors named Jonathan Miller, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by Jonathan Miller

Darwin for Beginners (1982) 508 copies, 7 reviews
The Body in Question (1978) 269 copies, 4 reviews
The Human Body (1983) 268 copies, 4 reviews
The Facts of Life: A Three-Dimensional Study (1984) 139 copies, 2 reviews
McLuhan (1971) — Author — 102 copies
On Reflection (1656) 92 copies
States of Mind (1983) 67 copies, 1 review
Beyond the Fringe (1962) 64 copies, 1 review
Subsequent Performances (1986) 48 copies
Alice in Wonderland [1966 TV movie] (1966) — Director/Screenwriter — 29 copies, 1 review
King Lear (BBC TV Shakespeare Collection) (1982) — Director — 17 copies
Nowhere in Particular (1999) 14 copies

Associated Works

Hidden Histories of Science (1995) — Contributor — 240 copies, 2 reviews
McLuhan, Hot & Cool (1967) — Contributor — 159 copies, 1 review
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Complete Beyond the Fringe (1987) — Author, some editions — 92 copies
The Winter's Tale (BBC TV Shakespeare Collection) (1981) — Producer — 14 copies
The Merchant of Venice (BBC TV Shakespeare Collection) (1980) — Producer — 12 copies, 2 reviews


Common Knowledge



Incredible three-dimensional illustrations of the human body. Many layered. Used in science lessons and displays for at least thirty years, and still holding up beautifully.

Precisely detailed pop-up illustrations, complete with movable parts, demonstrate the anatomy, workings, mechanisms, and interrelationships between internal structures and systems of the human body

12/27/20 Amazon price $ 28.79. Newer editions available.
Gmomaj | 3 other reviews | Dec 15, 2019 |
Text of the very successful and hugely influential British stage production written by and starring Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, and Jonathan Miller, which opened in London in 1961 and in New York in 1962.
scribe-214 | Oct 29, 2018 |
this is a British-made pop-up book
brendanus | 3 other reviews | Jul 23, 2017 |
This version of Alice is often described as dark or surreal. I do not think that of it, but it was strange that they made no effort at all to dress up as the animal characters---they were all just portrayed as people. So it did seem as if Alice had been dropped into an insane asylum, rather than chasing the rabbit down the rabbit-hole to a magical place (in this case the rabbit-hole was actually a tunnel that changed into a corridor in an abandoned house, to a museum type setting where she came across the "Dodo". And in most scenes she is talking to herself asking questions (as in the book), but she answers all her own questions! I was annoyed that the main scene with the Cheshire Cat was left out, not to mention that it was just a regular cat/no grin!
But I really liked the extras on this DVD, which made up for what was lacking in the movie: including the 1903 version (unfortunately commentary could not be turned off, but luckily I have on a different DVD without the commentary), the 1965 episode of Alice for the television series"The Wednesday Play" which explored Dobson's obsession of Alice, and behind-the-scenes of the making of the soundtrack by Ravi Shankar.
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TheCelticSelkie | Jan 12, 2016 |



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Alvin Rakoff Director
Don Taylor Director
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