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20th Century Icons: Film - Selected by Nicholas Hytner
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
As some of you know, I have randomly decided to read up about Nick Hytner and research him in some depth.

I found a lovely little book "20th century icons: Film" selected by Nicholas Hytner. The back cover reads "Nicholas Hytner, director of The Madness of King George, The Crucible and The Object of My Affection, chooses his iconic films of the century, taking in such outstanding and diverse talents as Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon and seven little dwarfs and a girl called Snow White in Walt Disney's classic animation."

Message from Nick Patridge OBE, Chief Executive, Terrence Higgins Trust

I'd like to extend my personal thanks on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust to everybody involved in the 20th Century Icons series of books, particularly Nicholas Hytner who has devoted not only his talent, time and effort into producing this wonderful book but has also agreed to donate his royalties to the Terrence Higgins Trust. This generosity has been matched by Absolute Press who will be making a donation to equal the royalties.

I have been involved personally in the fight against HIV and AIDS since the disease first appeared in the UK in 1982 and the Terrence Higgins Trust was founded. Our work to stop the spread of HIV and support people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS is as important now as it was then.

Last year a record number of people were diagnosed as having HIV and the Terrence Higgins Trust provided services to over 11,000 people - many of them living not only with this terrible disease, but also facing discrimination and poverty. It is thanks to the generosity of Nicholas Hytner, everybody else involved in the preparation of this book and the concern of people like you that the Terrence Higgins Trust is able to undertake its vital work.

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I'm a great fan of 'random' lateral research. It's the sort of thing I do myself. :-)

It is always pleasing to hear of someone who, having achieved a position of privilege or authority, 'gives back' to the community. Kudos to Nick Hytner for this effort for a worthy cause.

Giving back is key. Nick does it. Danny does it through Dramatic Need. Benedict does it through his work for Equity.

I respect and value people with a social conscience and those who use the power and influence that they have to help the many.

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