Codename Intelligentsia

Codename Intelligentsia

The Life and Times of the Honourable Ivor Montagu – Filmmaker, Communist, Spy

Hardback448pp Illustrated232x156mm

9780750987059     Product Code: 511698

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The son of a wealthy peer, Ivor Montagu founded the London Film Society to champion the art form – but his overriding interest was in communism. Based on interviews and archival research, this biography follows these two concerns, recounting a career that included making documentaries about the Spanish Civil War, producing several of Hitchcock’s films and spying for Russia, while remaining blind until the end of his life to the horrors of Stalin’s regime.

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